50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

Oct 5, 2010 | Views: 5,977

Dear Friends,

Here are 48 videos and four written recipes for your vegan/vegetarian palates. I have done this research, put effort into all of this to help give you a kick-start to start your compassion diet.

People often like to say meatless foods have no taste, but that is absolutely not true. Here are delicious recipes for you to try and incorporate into your routine. They are not hard to learn and cook. They just need a little practice. Practice makes perfect like anything you are good at….

YOUR CHOICE OF FOODS SHOULD ARISE FROM COMPASSION ALSO.

Excuses of food that is vegan/vegetarian are not delicious are just weak justifications for our ignoring the slaughter of animals who are mostly likely abused before they are eaten also. Please let’s stop eating animals. Their sufferings are a direct result of us not going vegetarian. We should stop saying it’s hard.

What’s the point on one hand you attend teachings on compassion, recite sacred mantras and dedicate your merits that all sentient beings do not suffer when your meals consisted of slaughtered animals?? Doesn’t make sense at all does it?

Families/friends cannot pressure you to eat meat at gatherings as they have to respect your diet. Families/friends have tried to get you to do many other things that you ignored in the past, so why be selective now?

Regarding becoming weak when you eat vegetarian diet is also not true, it is learning how to get the right nutrition/proteins by mixing and matching. Eating too much meat can create serious conditions such as gout also. Meat is very dangerous. Dangerous to your body and dangerous to your karma. Dangerous for your clear conscience.

Watch the videos below and start your diet. Your diet and what you put into your mouth SHOULD ARISE FROM COMPASSION ALSO. Be an example of spirituality by what you eat. You can start that right now. Don’t talk love, compassion, heal the world, attainments, meditation when you eat/desire/crave for meat using sad excuses that everyone can see through.

Easy equation, you eat meat=animals need to be savagely butchered.

I have posted many videos on how animals are treated before they are butchered and how they are butchered under this same category. Take a look. If you can’t watch, then don’t eat meat. If you can watch, then that is all the reason to stop eating their bodies. Would you like others to eat, savour, enjoy and chew on your body?? You couldn’t even stand the prick of a needle, let alone, being chopped up and eaten. Do onto others as you would they do to you.

Please learn vegetarian/vegan cooking… I want to help your health, your lifestyle, our planet and animals. Be kind to yourself. Be nice to your body. Be nice to the bodies of all animals. Do not let suffering continue. It is in your hands.

Om Mani Peme Hung.

The videos are wonderful; showing us how to cook delicious, natural, nourishing foods. If you come across other videos I did not post or recipes, put it up in the comments section and perhaps I will include here. Please give me good news, that you will use these recipes and start today and from now on.

Much love, care and begging you to be kind,

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

 

 

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(1) Vegetarian Recipe – Indian – Aloo Gobi by Manjula

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(2) Vegetarian Recipe – Vegetables – Asparagus Subzi

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(3) Vegetarian Recipe – Burger – Lentil Walnut Veggie Burgers

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(4) Vegetarian Recipe – Salad – Betty’s Colorful Chickpea Salad

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(5) Vegetarian Recipe – Pizza – Vegetarian Pizza

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(6) Vegetarian Recipe – Dips – Edamame Guacamole

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(7) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Tofu – Breakfast Tofu Scramble

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(8) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Stew – French Ratatouille

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(9) Vegetarian Recipe – Soup – Hazelnut Pumpkin Soup

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(10) Vegetarian Recipe – Indian – Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas)

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(11) Vegetarian Recipe – Crust – Whole Wheat Pie Crust

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(12) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Dips – Hummus Recipe Chickpeas Spread Yummy

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(13) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Burger – Lentil Burger Recipe

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(14) Vegetarian Recipe – Soup – Lentil Soup

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(15) Vegetarian Recipe – Dips – Low Fat Hummus

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(16) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Pizza

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(17) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Dips – Pumpkin Hummus

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(18) Vegetarian Recipe – India – PURI for Pani Puri

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(19) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Quiche – Asparagus, Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

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(20) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Pasta – Raw Lasagna

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(21) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Dips – Raw Sour Cream

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(22) Vegetarian Recipe – Kebab – Tofu Kabobs and Edamame (Part 1)

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(23) Vegetarian Recipe – Kebab – Tofu Kabobs and Edamame (Part 2)

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(24) Vegetarian Recipe – Thai Spicy Basil

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(25) Vegetarian Recipe – Thai/Soup – Thai Tom Kha Soup

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(26) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Mexican – Quesadilla

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(27) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Tofu & Potato – Breakfast

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(28) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Pasta – “Creamy” Asparagus Pasta

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(29) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Fillet – Fillet O’ Tofu

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(30) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Bread Pudding

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(31) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Tofu – Scrambled Tofu

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(32) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Cake – Chocolate Mint Cake

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(33) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Cake – Cupcakes Icing (1 of 2)

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(34) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Cake – Cupcakes Batter (2 of 2)

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(35) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Cake – Cupcakes

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(36) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Dips – Dinner Party – Chickpea Appetizers

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(37) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Samosa – Potato and Spinach Samosa

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(38) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe -Potato – Potato Recipe Mediterranean

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(39) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Pasta – Spaghetti

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(40) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Pasta – Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pinenut Pesto

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(41) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Pasta – Tempeh Bolognese with Spaghetti Fruit

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(42) Vegetarian (Vegan) Recipe – Tofu – Tofu Scramble

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(43) Vegetarian Recipe – Indian/Chinese – Vegetable Manchurian

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(44) Vegetarian Recipe – Rice – Vegetable Paella

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(45) Vegetarian Recipe – Stew – Vegetarian Tempeh Bourguignon

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(46) Vegetarian Recipe – Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

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(47) Vegetarian Recipe – Quiche – Veggie Tofu Quiche

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(48) Vegetarian Recipe – Indian – Whole Green Mung Daal

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(49) Tasty Vegan Potato Hash

This makes for a scrumptious vegan breakfast or brunch.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound organic frozen hash browns
  • 3-5 scallions, minced
  • 6 ounces tempeh bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup cashew sour cream (*see easy recipe below), or use store-bought vegan sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Direction:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add frozen hash browns and scallions and saute over a medium flame, covered, until the potatoes begin to brown on the bottom. Flip and brown again.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the sour cream mixture to the browned hash browns and cook just long enough to heat, about 3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serves: 2-3

 

(50) Cashew Sour Cream…

Combine the following ingredients in a blender and process until smooth:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 Tbsp. miso
  • 1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • fresh water, to desired consistency (add slowly!!)

Variations:

  • Add crumbled and pre-steamed tempeh
  • Try grated sweet potatoes — or a mix of both!

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VegYum Mac & Cheeze

Serves: 3

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 Oz Whole Wheat Rotini
  • 2 Cups Steamed Broccoli Florets
  • 2 Pieces of Bread, toasted and ground to breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup Peeled, Finely Chopped Potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Peeled, Finely Chopped Carrots
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1 Tbs Miso (any kind, I like red)
  • 1 Tbs Tahini
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice (sub: 2 tsp White Wine Vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 Cup Earth Balance Margarine
  • 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Paprika for sprinkling

Direction:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, steam broccoli and set aside. Can use my rice cooker. Simply put the florets in the cooker with 2-3 Tbs of hot water and turn the cooker on. Broccoli will be bright green and tender-crisp when done. Don’t forget about it in there–it’ll finish cooking before the rice cooker clicks off, so if you forget about it, you’ll overcook your broccoli. Mine takes less than 10 minutes to cook.
  4. Make sure the carrots and potatoes are chopped very small; this will reduce the cooking time greatly. Place the chopped potatoes and carrots in small sauce pan that has a lid. Add the 1 cup of water. Boil covered until tender, 10-15 minutes.
  5. While the potatoes and carrots are cooking, add the remaining ingredients to the blender (cashew, miso, lemon juice, mustard, earth balance, nut. yeast, salt and pepper). Once potatoes and carrots are done cooking, add them and their cooking water to the blender as well. Blend until VERY smooth. If needed, add soymilk or water 1 Tbs at a time to thin. Taste for seasoning.
  6. Toast the bread and process into crumbs.
  7. Toss the cooked pasta and broccoli with the sauce. Place in a casserole dish and top with breadcrumbs, black pepper, and paprika.
  8. Bake for 25 minute at 350º F until browned and bubbly. Serve.

Low Calorie Vegan Snacks

Hi could you give any guidance on low fat snacks. I love grazing but do not have a large budget. I actually want to lose weight.

A question that I often am asked is for some low-calorie Vegan snack ideas. While it may be easier to cut back on calories as a vegan, we are still guided by this basic formula – gaining or losing weight is eating above or below your daily maintenance caloric intake – the amount of calories you need per day to maintain your current weight.
Losing Weight

1 Pound = Around 3500 Calories. This means that to lose 1 pound a week, you would need to eat 500 calories less than your maintenance calories. This works as a general rule, but as always there is more to it – A Calorie is not just a calorie.

Here are some snacks that I enjoy that help with my cravings:

  • 1/4 cup hummus + 1/2 of a Pita bread pocket = ~150 calories
  • 14 Baby Carrots = ~35 calories
  • Celery + 3/4 oz of peanut butter = ~130 calories
  • Silk Soy yogurt = ~ 150 calories
  • 1 Cup Soup = ~125 calories
  • 6 Dried Apple Rings = ~100 Calories
  • 3 Cups Air-popped Pop Corn = ~ 93 calories
  • 2 Cups Concord Grapes = ~120 calories
  • 2 Cups Strawberries = ~100 calories
  • 2 Cups Diced Watermelon = ~100 calories
  • 3 Plums = ~100 calories
  • 3 Peaches = ~100 calories
  • 1 Vegan Boca Burger = ~70 calories
  • 1 Tofutti Cutie = 130 calories
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar + 1 Apple cored, baked = ~140 calories

Other Low Calorie Options

Look at the calories in different vegetables that you really enjoy (Like a Red Bell Pepper ~ 30 calories) and look for something healthy that you could pair it with for extra flavor like hummus or a low calorie dip.

 

Accidentally Low-Calorie Vegan

You may also want to check out the 100-calories snack packs. Many of them are Accidentally Vegan, just be sure to read the labels.

 

Stopping the Cravings

The problem with any snacks around 100 calories is that they won’t leave you satisfied for long. Some of the tricks that I’d suggest are eating snacks that contain protein or by drinking a full glass of unsweetened tea or water 5-10 minutes before eating any of these snacks. These will both help to not leave your stomach feeling empty after eating the snack and will make it much less likely that you’ll go back for more.

from: http://www.vegan-food.net/

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Italian Stuffed Crepes (Vegan.com Top 10 Recipe, 2008)

Recipe from Nonna’s Italian Kitchen, by Bryanna Clark Grogan.
Buy the book from Amazon.com – http://astore.amazon.com/vegancommini-20/detail/1570670552/From Bryanna: Crepes, or crespelle, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when Italian food is mentioned, but they have been enjoyed for centuries in Italy, even by the Medicis, and you will find the Italian way with them ideal for simple family meals and for entertaining. Crepes have been made in Italy with many different types of flours. They are particularly popular in Tuscany. In Emilia Romagna and Piedmont, they are called cannelloni, or they are folded into triangles and called fazzoletti, after the folded black handerkerchiefs that older farm women still wear on their heads. In southern Italy they are often referred to as manicotti. Filled crepes that are cut into short lengths and baked are called bocconcini, which means “little mouthfuls”. Crespelle “cakes”, or timbali, are crepes stacked with filling in between and cut into wedges.

 

CRESPELLE RIPIENE VEGAN (VEGAN STUFFED ITALIAN CREPES)

Serves 6 (This recipe can be made soy-free)

INGREDIENTS:
1 recipe (12) Crespelle (Italian Crepes) (see recipe below)

1 recipe medium-thick Besciamella Sauce (see recipe below)

OR a Marinara Sauce (light italian tomato sauce) (your favorite)

( Variation: you can layer Besciamella Sauce over the Marinara Sauce, for a really special dish)

about ½ cup Galaxy Foods Vegan Soy Parmesan (or soy-free Parma!– http://eatintheraw.com/ )

SPINACH AND “CHEESE” FILLING:

INGREDIENTS:

This recipe can be made soy-free if you use the Almond Ricotta.

2 onions, minced

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 lbs. fresh cleaned spinach (or other greens) OR 2 10 oz. pckgs. chopped frozen spinach (or other greens)

1½ cups Tofu-Cashew Ricotta OR Almond Ricotta (see recipes below)

4 to 6 tablespoons Galaxy Foods Vegan Soy Parmesan (or soy-free “Parma!”)

salt, freshly ground pepper and nutmeg to taste


DIRECTIONS:

Saute the onions in the olive oil in a non-stick skillet until they are soft and starting to brown (adding a tiny bit of water as needed, to keep from sticking).

Meanwhile, place the fresh spinach in boiling water until it is completely wilted, then drain, squeeze dry and chop it, OR, if using frozen spinach, thaw it thoroughly (you can quick-thaw it by placing the whole carton in the microwave for 5 minutes) and squeeze it as dry as possible.

Mix the spinach in a bowl with the cooked onions, ricotta, soy Parmesan, and salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. (It should be strongly seasoned.)

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Place a generous amount of filling down the center of each crepe and roll it up. Place the rolls in an oiled baking dish. (You can prepare the crepes up to this point several hours ahead of time.) Pour a little of the sauce you are using over the crepes, sprinkle with soy Parmesan or alternate, and bake 20 minutes. Serve with more sauce on the side. (Or, if you prefer, bake the crepes with a generous amount of sauce and do not serve with sauce on the side.)

(To make fazzoletti, spread 2 or 3 tablespoons filling over one half of the crepe, fold over the other half, then fold the whole thing in half to make a triangle. Stand the fazzoletti up in the oiled baking pan or casserole with their points sticking upwards. Dab a little margarine on the point of each fazzoletti. Bake about 20 minutes and serve the sauce on the side.)

STUFFED CREPE RECIPE COMPONENTS:


CRESPELLE VEGAN (VEGAN CREPES)

Makes 12

This recipe can be made soy-free.

Crespelle can be made ahead (even frozen), and they make an elegant dinner dish for company or special occasions, such as Easter dinner. These vegan crespelle are nice and tender, thin but not fragile, roll well, and have a delicate flavor.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon powdered egg replacer (Ener-G and Orgran are the preferred brands)

¼ cup water

1 cup unbleached white flour or wholewheat pastry flour

¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon water

½ cup nondairy milk

¼ cup chickpea flour or soy flour

2 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

a pinch EACH of white pepper and freshly-ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

Mix the water and egg replacer in a blender until frothy. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and beat for one minute. The batter should be like heavy cream. (This can be made ahead, but the batter does not require resting for 30 minutes, as many crepe batters do.)

Crespelle are made like ordinary crepes. Heat a nonstick 8″ skillet over medium-high heat and wipe it lightly with oil before making each crepe. Use 3 tablespoons of batter per crepe (stirring the batter before you make each crepe), rolling and tilting the pan until it evenly covers the bottom. Cook for a few seconds, or until the top looks dry. Carefully loosen the crepe with a spatula and flip it over. After a few seconds the other side should be dry. Fold into quarters or roll like a jelly roll and place on a plate (or leave them flat if you are going to stack them with filling). If you are going to use the crepes shortly, cover them with a clean tea towel.

Either fill the crepes and serve according to the specific recipe directions, or let them cool and place in a plastic bag or rigid container (with pieces of waxed paper in between each crepe) and refrigerate for up to 3 days, or freeze them for future use (thaw thoroughly before filling).


RICOTTA DI SOYA (TOFU RICOTTA) makes 3½ cups

This mixture is very similar to the creamy full-fat ricotta used in Italy, which bears little resemblance to the watery, grainy ricotta available to most North Americans. It’s so creamy that you can use it as a spread on bread, or a filling for crespelle (crepes), or even in desserts.

INGREDIENTS:

2 (12.3 oz.) boxes extra-firm SILKEN tofu, crumbled

½ cup + 2 tablespoons raw cashew pieces, ground very fine in a coffee/spice mill or mini-chopper

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

In a food processor, mix about 3 cups of the crumbled tofu, the ground cashews, the lemon juice and salt until they are VERY smooth. Then crumble in the remaining tofu and process again. The resulting mixture should be mostly smooth, but with a little graininess– it doesn’t have to be like cream cheese.

Scoop the “ricotta” into a plastic container and refrigerate. It firms up when chilled.

ALMOND “RICOTTA”

Makes about 2½ cups
Soy-Free.

This is a tasty vegan “ricotta”– the almond milk has a clean, mild taste.

1 cup hot water

½ cup whole blanched almonds

1 cup cold water

4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

4 tablespoons cornstarch (if you’re allergic to corn, you can use wheat starch, or use 6 tablespoons white rice flour)

1 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon maple syrup

½ teaspoon salt


DIRECTIONS:

Place the hot water and almonds in the blender and blend until a very smooth “cream” results– be patient! It cannot be grainy. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again well.

Pour the mixture into a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir constantly over medium-high heat until it thickens and comes to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and cokk 1 minute more, stirring.

MICROWAVE OPTION: Pour the mixture into a large microwave-safe bowl or beaker. Microwave 2 minutes on HIGH. Whisk. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes more, or until thickened.

Scrape the mixture into a container and let it come to room temperature. Beat it with a whisk or electric mixer. Cover and chill. When it is chilled and firm, mash and stir it with a fork, until it has some texture. Refrigerate.


DAIRY-FREE BECHAMEL OR WHITE SAUCE

makes 2 cups

This sauce can be made soy-free– see the end of the recipe.

This rich-tasting sauce is actually quite low in fat. It can be used as an all-purpose white sauce in all of your cooking, and as a topping for Greek dishes, such as vegetarian moussaka, and even as a substitute for melted cheese in many casseroles. In Italy, this type of sauce is used on lasagna rather than the heavy melted cheeses in American-style lasagne.

I think this formula is a great improvement upon vegan white sauces made completely with soymilk, which I find too sweet. The tofu (or cashews) and broth cube add richness without much fat.


INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine or extra-virgin olive oil

1½ to 3 tablespoons unbleached flour (depending on thickness desired)

BLENDED MIXTURE:

1 cup soy, almond, or rice milk

½ cup extra-firm SILKEN tofu or regular medium-firm tofu, crumbled

½ cup water

1 “chicken-style” vegetarian broth cube (or enough for 1 cup of liquid), crumbled

½ teaspoon salt

a large pinch EACH of freshly-grated nutmeg and white pepper


DIRECTIONS:

Place all of the Blended Mixture ingredients, EXCEPT the nutmeg and pepper, in the blender and blend until VERY smooth. Set aside.

Melt the margarine in a medium, heavy saucepan and whisk in the flour. Whisk it over medium-high heat for a few minutes, but remove from heat before it starts to change color (you want a white “roux”). Scrape this into the Blended Mixture and blend for a few seconds, then pour the mixture back into the pot. Stir over medium-high heat until it thickens and boils; turn down and simmer on low for a few minutes. Whisk in the nutmeg and pepper.

MICROWAVE OPTION: Melt the margarine in a large microwave-safe bowl or 1 qt. Pyrex measuring beaker on HiGH for 45 seconds. Whisk in the flour and microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Scrape this into the Blended Mixture and blend briefly, then pour it back into the bowl or beaker, or pour in the Blended mixture and mix with a hand immersion blender until smooth. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Whisk. Microwave for 2 more minutes. Whisk. Microwave for 2 minutes more. Whisk in the nutmeg and pepper. IF DOUBLING THE RECIPE, use a larger bowl and increase the cooking time to 3 minutes each time.

To make this sauce very low-fat: leave out the margarine and simply cook the flour in a dry pan or microwave until it just starts to change color. You can use reduced fat tofu and soymilk, too, if you like.

To make this sauce soy-free: omit the tofu; use ¼ cup more rice or almond milk (1¼ in total) and use ¼ cup raw cashews instead of the tofu. Since the cashews have a thickening effect, use less flour. Use only 2 teaspoons soy-free and dairy-free margarine, or use olive oil.

To make this sauce wheat-free: add the melted margarine or olive oil directly to the blended mixture, along with 1 to 4 tablespoons white rice flour (or mochiko flour, also known as sweet/glutinous rice flour) in stead of the wheat flour (so you omit the first cooking step). 4 tablespoons makes a very thick sauce.

NOTE: Sauces made with mochiko flour (also called sweet or glutinous white rice flour—though it contains no gluten!) (see under Wheat-Free above) are excellent for freezing (for instance, if you freeze a prepared but not baked lasagne), because the sauce will not separate when thawed.

From: http://www.vegan.com/recipes/vegancom-top-10-recipes-of-2008/italian-stuffed-crepes-vegancom-top-10-recipe-2008/

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Below extracted from: http://www.vegetarians-cooking.com/pages/advantages-to-be-vegetarian.php

Health

Vegetarians are healthier than people who eat meat. It’s a fact. Scientific studies show that vegetarians suffer much less from illnesses like cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and other common health problems. A major study reported in the British Medical Journal in 1994 found that, of 5000 meat-eaters and 6000 non-meat eaters, vegetarians had 40% less risk of cancer and 30% less risk of heart disease than the meat-eaters and were 20% less likely to die of any cause (Oxford Vegetarian Study). A US study of 50,000 vegetarians showed a very low rate of cancer (Seventh Day Adventist Study, Massachussets). It has been estimated that by following a low-fat vegetarian diet, the risk of food poisoning is decreased by 80%. More evidence of the benefits of a vegetarian diet is being found each year.

Cancer Protection

A major report published by the World Cancer Research Fund in 1997 recommended we lower our risk of cancer by choosing predominantly plant-based diets rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, legumes and minimally processed starchy staple foods, and to limit the intake of grilled, cured and smoked meats and fish. These methods of preparing meat produce polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic amines which are carcinogenic

Heart Disease

Regular fruit and vegetable consumption reduces the risk of ischemic heart disease. A recent survey of 47,000 Italians found that persons in the highest tertile of vegetable consumption had a 21and 11% reduced risk of myocardial infarction and angina, respectively, compared with those in the lowest tertile of vegetable consumption

Anthocyanin pigments, the reddish pigments found in fruits, such as strawberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and black currants, are very effective in scavenging free radicals, inhibiting LDL cholesterol oxidation and inhibiting platelet aggregation. Various terpenoids in fruits and vegetables, and tocotrienols in nuts and seeds facilitate lower blood cholesterol levels, by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase (21). Garlic, onions and other members of the Allium family, contain a variety of ajoenes, vinyldithiins, and other sulfide compounds that have antithrombotic action and may lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. and proponents point to the link between E.coli contaminations in food and industrial scale meat and dairy farms. The most recent E. coli outbreak has once again demonstrated this link because the source of this E. coli was traced back to “a large ranch in the Salinas Valley that has a beef cattle operation” about a half-mile from the spinach fields where spinach became contaminated.

Vegetarianism is believed to reduce E. coli infections,

Various animal food safety scares over recent years have led to increased numbers of people choosing a semi-vegetarian or vegetarian diet. These scares have included Avian flu in poultry, foot-and-mouth in sheep, PCBs in farmed salmon, generally high dioxin concentrations in animal products, and artificial growth hormones, antibiotics or BSE in cows. According to various organisations, vCJD in humans is strongly linked with exposure to the BSE agent that has been found in beef. However, it must be noted that vegetables and fruits have a risk of being contaminated by pesticide residue because they are consumed directly.

Medical

Sometimes patients of alternative medicine are advised to adhere to a vegetarian diet as prescribed by the practitioners of such unconventional medical treatments. These patients are either asked to continue such a diet either for the course of the treatment or for longer durations. Ayurveda and Siddha medicine are examples of medical treatments that prescribe such a vegetarian diet. In such cases, the patient either follows vegetarianism for the defined period or sometimes continues long after the treatment is over.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 26, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Wow…..so many new recipes of so many vegetarian dishes to try out. I still have not watch finish those wonderful videos yet at time of reading. It will be great to try out as at times I am lost of recipes to cook. Eating vegetarian foods, snacks , soup is a healthy way of eating.
    Scientist have confirmed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease and many other life deadly diseases. It can be one of the healthiest ways to eat, because we know plant foods are loaded with nutrients to protect our health. Well it also means less animals been kill for human consumption.
    Thank you for this sharing.

  2. Callista on Jun 1, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Wow,now I don’t need to scratch my head and thinking what to cook. Thanks Rinpoche for the wonderful recipes.

  3. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the great painstaking effort taken to search for and compile the recipes of so many vegetarian dishes, as well as the methods to prepare them. It is principally out of great care and concern for us that so much effort was put into this task. Eating mindfully with care and concern for the precious lives of others(just as we treasure our own lives) is what makes us abandon meat (the product of killing).While compassion is at the heart of becoming a vegetarian, eating meat is a serious non-virtue. We are involved in the killing of a being who had been alive and had wanted to live.

  4. Anne Ong on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 50 incredible vegetarian/vegan recipes. They look very delicious and interesting enough to try. It’s really beneficial and healthier to have a vegetarian diet. Will social media this article to benefit more people.

  5. Yeo Kwai Gin on Jan 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    感恩仁波切和一班弟子的努力,让大家可以有机会学习和知道那么多美味的素菜肴。

    在现代社会里, 我们不难找到素食店, 因为素食在现代社会已经年轻化了, 无论是年老的, 或特别年轻的一族, 都时常可以看到他们在素食馆里用餐。选择素食的人,有些是以健康为由,有些人是以宗教信仰为由, 有些是以发自慈悲心为由等等持素,那都是好的,素食一天就等于放生一天,一来可以保持身体健康,二来可以爱护动物免被杀害,一举两得。

    在这文章里,可以发现,素食可以用在主餐,沙拉,汤料,小吃等等多样化,真是太好了。还有,运用的材料很多样化和健康,如大豆, 瓜,果,蔬菜,谷类,菇类等等,健康,方便,高营养,适合一家大小。

    希望更多的人可以持素,不再伤害动物。

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

  6. Jayce Goh on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and team providing all these vegetarian recipe , it helps a lots of being out there in term of the food chain, the one who intake and the one who being taken. Animal does have feelings of fear, in animal realm there are much suffering of fear on being eaten, being cooked lively and being killed. They are reborn to animal realm is because of ignorant and attachments. The world of animals is classed as one of the unhappy realms because suffering and ignorance predominate there .

    To be vegetarian is to stop the karma chain on killing and protect our friends in animal beings. Food is intake for human to continue living, there is a lots of choices like vegetables and fruits , we are not animal which full with desire, human have intelligent, we are not born to kill for food. So we shall be different, we shall not backward our nature , create more sin to fall into three lower realm, and cause sufferings to our friends.

  7. Wei Theng on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and team for compiling so many video and recipes on vegetarian dishes. Bravo!

    This is the 5th year anniversaries of me being vegetarian. Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings of being compassion to all sentients beings by being vegetarian that I have cut down creating more negative karma.

    Today reading this post, what strike me most is this:
    “Easy equation, you eat meat=animals need to be savagely butchered.”

  8. Sofi on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    With all these yummy recipes that Rinpoche had so kindly shared here, one should have no reason to complain about being a vegetarian and having nothing to eat. I love Indian food but Indian cooking had always daunted me as it seem to be always a long long list of spices and ingredients. Looking at the videos, if we were to assemble all the ingredients together, it actually seem quick easy.

    Although I may be a little picky with what I eat or don’t eat, for me food had never been as important as its just a filler of a hungry stomach. Rinpoche is right that since we are starting on our journey towards enlightenment, shouldn’t we have the compassion for the sufferings of other? Eating them is not compassion and it increases their suffering. After all, would we want anyone to eat us no matter how delicious we would be (thats what cannibals attested)?

    Thank you Rinpoche for going to the extent of looking for and sharing the vegetarian recipes for us to help us by example that there are plenty of delicious alternative. I would say it is all in the mind. Compassion comes from within and we need to practise bringing to the forefront.

  9. jerry_sito on Nov 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Buddha loved all animals and protected them. We should do the same. Go vegetarian now.~ Tsem Rinpoche

    感恩尊贵与慈爱的仁波切

    仁波切总是心系着我们每一位人,佛爱一切有情众生,持素能让我们远离伤害与杀生的业果,我们修持佛法为的就是证悟成佛,于是我们都选择了素食,然而许多的朋友也许会觉得素食很枯燥无味,变化与选择不多,朋友们,仁波切就知道我们会这样说,所以在这里分享了这一道道丰盛精致的素食食谱给我们,我们就没有藉口了,哈哈

    食材的多元化,食谱的细节,完成的精美素食佳肴,就宛如同佛法八万四千法门,法本句句精华,成就证悟的佛果

    感恩詹杜固仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  10. Tong sun sun on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    耶实在太好了,有了这些食谱以后就可以自己学煮了,也不怕找不到素食了,更可以借花敬佛让更多朋友知道。让他们再没有藉口找不到素食!

  11. Julien Roth on Feb 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Wow, These are a lot of vegetarian recipes! I have never seen so many recipes in one post before. And there is so much to choose from. I hope that many people would follow these recipes and see that your food doesn’t need meat to taste good.

  12. beatrix ooi on Jan 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Oh yummy! Just looking at the pictures make me hungry. Hehe..
    I would love to learn some recipes, can’t wait to try them out!
    Thank You Rinpoche for spending Your time to do the researches and share them here. Being a Vegetarian is not religious anymore, it’s about not to have animals killed for just the pleasure of eating.
    Thank You Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  13. THL on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Dear Friends,

    I received this email today from http://www.change.org , an excellent petition website where you can help the lives of animals and humans and protect the environment.

    You can sign petitions with a single click:

    Two of the world’s largest food sellers — Walmart and Supervalu (the parent company of grocery store chains like Shaws and Albertsons) — are helping to destroy the world’s ocean population by selling massive quantities of endangered fish.

    Ninety percent of the seas’ top predators have already disappeared. These are fish like bluefin tuna, orange roughy, and shark — the same species that line the seafood coolers of the two companies.

    After pressure from Greanpeace, Change.org members, and others, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Target have all pulled many imperiled species from their stores to prevent further catastrophe. But Walmart and Supervalu keep pushing these species toward the brink of extinction.

    Their survival — and the survival of the entire ocean ecosystems they’re a part of — could rest on the decision making of Walmart and Supervalu.

    They may hold billions of dollars in purchasing power, but they’ve got a major weakness: consumer demand. If shoppers pressure these supermarkets to shape up their acts, they’ll have no choice but to make sustainable seafood the only choice.

    Sign the petition asking Walmart and Supervalu to immediately develop sustainable seafood programs and stop selling endangered fish:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-wal-mart-supervalu-to-clean-up-their-act-and-save-the-oceans?alert_id=GlvmWYXPXw_aFcNMkeBVk&me=aa

    Thanks for taking action,

    Patrick and the Change.org team

    This is really important. If these people keep putting profit first, there will BE no fish in the very near future. Please take One Minute to sign this petition, while there is still time. Thank you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-T-TYowBo4

  14. Simmy on Mar 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Your post has given me so many ideas, from raw foods to greens to everything healthy, i thank you and wish you the best.

  15. Knut Eggers on Oct 9, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Dearest Tsem Tulku,
    I make a vow on this place to choose any of those wonderful receipe videos you showed on here or YouTube and really cook it to begin with. I promise. This may sound easy, but for me it is not, even though I’ve read your article about self endulgence (and maybe I even am) in my dharma and cooking practice. I don’t want to become bitter, I want to change, right now I lately blamed myself of living in stagnation and I will do my best in cooking a first vegan meal to get out of this.
    Love, your still self-indulgent fan Knut Eggers

    • Helen Karuna on Oct 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      I rejoyce hoping you will enjoy the vegetarian meal you choose and get inspired to taste some more. ❤

  16. Henry Ooi on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Incredible it is that Rinpoche takes the time and care to look up these 50 recipes to share with everyone so we lead a healthy and compassionate lifestyle.

    The recipes are interesting and may require some practice to whip up but as Rinpoche says, Practice Makes Perfect. My kids will love them. Now to coerce my wife to spend time in the kitchen to cook 🙂

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche.

  17. Anila on Oct 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you Rinppoche for ther universal vegan recipes which have posted on your blog. It must have taken a lot of time to find these recipes and post it for everyone to see and go vegetarian because Rinpoche cares for animals and don’t want them to be slaughtered for the dining table. At the same time instil compassion in the people so that they don’t eat meat. It is true because of eating meat a lot of people suffer from a lot diseases duer to toxins derived from eating meat. It is good that the recipes that Rinpoche have posted are also mixtures of Eastern and Western Vegan cuisine which is simple and easy to prepare. The Chinese cuisine also have mocked meat on sale in the market and are ready to be cooked.

  18. Knut Eggers on Oct 7, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Thank you very much, Dear Rimpoche. I cope well with eating no meat fish and eggs (except pasta containing egg substances, I love Italian food!)
    but I spend much money on buying vegetarian food instead of preparing it myself (I have a very strong limitation on believing in my ability to cook for me as well as other sentient beings)
    Regards, Knut,
    (the guy with the energetic begging bowl) 😉
    Love.

  19. patsy on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yummy yummy food that are vegetarian!!! Knowing that we are so attached to food, Rinpoche has put in so much time and effort to post all these wonderful recipes for us. And with these recipes, we should not have any more excuses and say that vegetarian food are not tasty.

    Rinpoche is so kind to let us know that eating meat is not good for our body and our karma. Now we can all enjoy our food without having to kill any lives. Thank you Rinpoche for your love and compassion for all beings.

  20. Elsie Toy on Oct 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I love vegetarian food too but lately I have been eating meat. Worst part was I was about to and see my clients for a food tasting then comes Rinpoche’s sms about eating meat. 🙁 I now work in a restuarant and my meals are provided. When I eat alone I have not problems with eating just vegetable like naans, aloo gobi, palak paneer friend kailan, broccolli with mushrooms but it is difficult when you have not had your meals and there are left overs then eat the left overs of dishes. (I am full of excuses) I could have just gone for rice and dahl.

  21. benji on Oct 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Aiyo! All the dishes are so incredibly WHOLESOME! Must be very, very “ho-ciak” too! Most of all, i am so touched by Rinpochela’s incredible KINDNESS – it’s no mean effort to, not only REPEATEDLY tell us, even BEG us to be kind to animals; he has ALSO made such a GREAT EFFORT to put up such WONDERFUL recipes. If Rinpochela is not COMPASSIONATE, he would not have done all that! Thank you very, very much Rinpochela! If animals could talk, they would say the same!

  22. Josh Akers on Oct 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

    *thinking, about 1 or 2 nights before this was posted.*

    “I wish Rinpoche would blog lots of recipe’s for me to transition myself out of eating meat forever.”

    It blew my mind when I logged onto the computer after 2 days not touching it, (a long time for me). I log into Twitter and Rinpoche is right there and tweeting about Vegetarian recipe’s not even 5 minutes after I logged into twitter.

    I cried so hard I couldn’t believe it. Then I said “It’s time: no more meat.”

    A miracle like that turned me right around without even a second thought about meat. The coincidence was too strong to be chance. I guess some of my good karma finally ripened.

    (previously I was vegetarian 5 days a week) and I had started working my way off meat for about a year now, adding another vegetarian day every time I felt secure. Rinpoche said he would make offerings to anyone who made any commitment to become vegetarian or vegan to manifest the animal shelter faster.

    And the rest is history. Or, in my case, the meat!

    -Josh Akers

  23. Jean Mei on Oct 6, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Oh yum!!! When I move out next month, I’ll host a little dinner party with my housemates and cook one of the recipes above 🙂

    It’s incredible how many recipes there are in this post! This itself could be a website. Some websites only have less than 10 vegetarian recipes!!!

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  24. firefly on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:28 am

    hee hee… i almost sprained my finger scrolling to the end…joking..

    yum…

  25. Helen Karuna on Oct 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I met a 80-year old stranger, an anmerican man sitting on a bench outside a church not long ago. We started to talk. He travelled alone to different places he wanted to visit before it´s to late. He have a lungdisease growing worse every year and had to sit down and rest. The interesting conversation kept me stay until the concert in the church started some hours later. Despite the mans disease he was full of live and when he heard or talked about something he was impressed by he said “WOW” like many americans do. I started to laugh and when commenting it he said: “Life is not about how many breath you take. It´s about what takes your breath away. WOW!”

    I say like the old man: “WOW!” about your kindness “I want to help your health, your lifestyle, our planet and animals. Be kind to yourself. Be nice to your body. Be nice to the bodies of all animals. Do not let suffering continue. It is in your hands.” and the delicious recepies.

    WHO can resist to at least test some recepies???
    WHO can resist reflect on information given???
    WHO can resist become vegetarian in the long run???
    WHO doesn´t want to be kind???

    I think everyone have a whish to be kind. This blog post makes it easier.

    Thank You Rinpoche!

  26. Siong Woan on Oct 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Dear readers of this incredible blog of an incredible guru,

    The recipes are incredible, try them out and I’m sure you will not miss meat anymore..

    However, look and FEEL beyond the recipes and words, our Guru is INCREDIBLE!! This is Rinpoche’s way to TEACH his students and everyone of his readers!

    Where on earth could you find a teacher who, not only tells you why, explain – over and over again – the reasons behind going vegan, he DIRECTED us (in his earlier article) WHERE to find vegetarian restaurants and now he even SHOW you HOW to COOK vegetarian dishes at home.

    These recipes are manifestation of our Guru’s LOVE and COMPASSION towards his students, readers and all sentient beings!

    Thank you Rinpoche for your unending kindness, I pray to have the strength and will power to NOT EAT MEAT from now on…

    With folded hands
    Siong Woan

    • Helen Karuna on Oct 6, 2010 at 4:14 am

      Dear Siong Woan, if I can do it you can. Remember/recall Rinpoches great kindness and the positive feeling causing you to write this post and I´m sure strengt and power will be there 🙂 That´s my experience! Best Whishes!

  27. Ash Ng on Oct 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for the many above recommendations and choices of vegetarian recipes to choose from. At last i can enjoy my craving for food hehe… and yet without having to senselessly support the killing of many innocent animals for consumption 🙂

    Rinpoche, due to Your skillful method of teaching on developing loving kindness and compassion for others, i have avoided taking meat and poultry and having vegetarian food instead for about 2 weeks already ever since watching those brutal killings. May i dedicate the merits accummulated to Your long life and great health and to those beings who have been senselessly killed in the past, those in the present now and those would be in the future. May their pain and sufferings quickly ceased and may they take good rebirth and meet the Holy Dharma….Tashi Delek

  28. Janice Kwok on Oct 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your infinite love and kindess for all of us. Such an amazing list of recipes, and there are possible variations we can adapt to it. If we put our mind to it, anything is possible. I started juicing vegetables in the morning about 3 years ago every morning – initially with “safe” tasting combination vegetables, then experimented to include alfafa sprouts, for eg. Some taste good, some not so good. But bottom line, i felt great after a while. The recipes listed here are fantastic becos i am not a fan of vegetarian char siew/mocked meat dishes typically found in the chinese vegetarian shops. The eatery outlet next to my office added some vegetarian items on their menu after i suggested it to them – so all of us can make a difference in taking the first step. There is also a book “EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE” which basically specifies the food list based on our blood type – including a long list of vegetables and fruits with a few recipes in it. I suggest for those who would like to know how they can help their health and diet to read this book.

  29. advent on Oct 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, for the past two weeks, been telling myself “so nice if rinpoche could share his recipes” …now there are some videos up on the blog….will definitely create awareness for meat eaters and more food varieties for vegans.
    🙂

  30. Sharon Saw on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Thank you for these recipes. There are many other simple vegan dishes that we can make (or even eat at restaurants). My personal favourites are bruschetta with chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic, onion, olive oil, Grilled mushrooms with garlic and Babaganoush (baked eggplant, garlic, sesame seed paste – tahini, lemon juice, parsley).

  31. Andrew Chiam on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Wow…i am really amazed by the amount of time and thought spend on consolidating all the recipes here. Most of them will make a very delicious and healthy party food.

  32. J.V on Oct 5, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I’m seriously amaze, good job guys! will start taking few yummy recipe fr here!

    • tsemtulku on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:03 am

      Dear JV,
      Yes I have worked quite hard these few days finding these to blog. I am committed and will continue to do this. Vegetarianism is the way to go…higher than that is veganism. Tsem Tulku

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:15 PM
    Dulduityn Danzanravjaa was a prominent Mongolian writer, composer, painter, Buddhist scholar, physician and was the Fifth Noyon Khutagt. Talented known as the Lama of the Gobi and was an extraordinary polymath having authored hundreds of spiritual songs. Danzan Ravjaa is significant for his eclectic religious outlook that combined both the reformed ‘Yellow Hat’ and the unreformed ‘Red Hat’ sects of Tibetan. Famous for his poetry and songs in which he did composed more than hundreds of poems to date. He was well known for his medical skills, prophecies, and his knowledge of philosophy and astrology. Inspiring indeed , well respected by many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing a multi-talented Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/danzan-ravjaa-the-controversial-mongolian-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:13 PM
    One of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. The temple of the Choijin Lama is an important example of Chinese-style religious architecture. It is one of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. Hidden among the tallest sky scappers this hidden gem is an architectural wonder. It was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama, who is the state oracle and brother of the Bogd Khan. The State Oracle of Mongolia had a long historic connection with Dorje Shugden. Even took trance of 3 different deities , Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. It is a temple with a lot of old, ancient artifacts as Choijin Lama would go into a trance. After been through historic changes it was reopened as a museum. The Choijin Lama Temple’s history is documented with many religious hardships and interesting happenings. Interesting read and detailed explanation for one to understand better . A must see place when travelling there .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:10 PM
    Merely looking at these rare precious pictures of great masters is a blessing. Two great tutors HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche of H H Dalai Lama as seen in these pictures tells us a thousands words. Ling Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Yamantaka while Trijang Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Heruka/Vajra Yogini.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/blessed-upon-sight-of-these-masters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:53 PM
    Very rare precious pictures of HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had lunch together in their previous lives. Well amazingly now in this life they meet again and having lunch together. Beautiful pictures we have the fortune to see this. Looking at this pictures paints a thousand words. Both have returned many times since the time of Lord Buddha incarnating in many forms to benefit sentient beings. Having a very close relationship throughout their previous incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these rare pictures with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/perfect-practice-equals-perfect-rebirths.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:50 PM
    Breaking news the Tribune Journal published December 15, 2017 H H Dalai-lama planning to visit China. Since exile HH the Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, returning to China will be a wonderful reunion for many. This potential visit to China by HH the Dalai Lama might lead to those who left their homeland able to visit Tibet again. Millions of Tibetans in Tibet would definitely wish to see Dalai Lama again. The Dalai Lama would be too happy as great memories to see places as such his palace, relatives and so forth. If the return is successful all negative attacks on Dorje Shugden practitioners should cease immediately. There are indeed many benefits if Dalai Lama visit to China as it would clear the doubts of some. May Dalai Lama fondest wish come true soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this news

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-tribune-publishes-dalai-lama-planning-to-visit-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:47 PM
    This mandala offering is the symbolic offering of the prosperity of the whole universe. Mandala offering is a powerful method for accumulating extensive merit if we do it with proper visualization. Doing it this way we dedicate the merit from each offering for the sentient beings as it is performed. It is very effective for the mind. It is important to understand all about the offerings. Doing the mandala offering is a way of clearing out all these negative states of mind. The mandala offering purifies our attachment, the stinginess, the miserliness, the clinging mind. It enriches the mind with the positive potential from giving. We create a lot of positive potential or merit just by giving. The mandala offering is training us to develop the mind that takes delight and joy in making other people happy. In doing so, we create merit. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mandala-offering-a-powerful-method-to-accumulate-merits.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:45 PM
    Changkya Rolpai Dorje a Grand Lama of China, Imperial Art Consultant, a principal Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the Qing court. He is closely associate with Qianlong Emperor of China. This relationship proved extremely significant. He served as Qianlong’s main Buddhist teacher and adviser in matters related to Buddhism. Including art, literature, religious initiations and practices, and diplomacy. He was recognized as a reincarnation of the previous Changkya Lama. As a Buddhist administrator in Beijing, he played an important role in founding Yonghegong Temple , a monastic college for Mongol, Manchu, and Chinese monks. He was also instrumental in developing the systems of iconography, cataloguing, and inscribing that would prove so important to the Qianlong emperor’s projects in Buddhist art. Truly talented.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a Great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-changkya-rolpai-dorje.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:49 PM
    Giuseppe Tucci was a scholar of oriental cultures, specializing in Tibet and the history of Buddhism. He is considered one of the founders of the academic field of Buddhist Studies. Tibetan painted scrolls, also known as thangkas came to Tibet from India. They
    are synonymous with Tibetan culture and religion.The tradition of thangka painting which is also known as scroll painting came to Tibet from India. It was largely influenced by the art form developed in Nepal. Tucci, highly literate in Sanskrit and Tibetan as well as fluent in many Himalayan languages, was the first western scholar to travel widely through the Tibet and India. Thangka served as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha. The scroll paintings are framed with colour stain ,an art form with unique features in Tibetan culture. Wow in one of the thangkas he even described the mythical kingdom related with the Kalachakra Tantra and its divine kings. What he did was truly amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing explaining all about it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetan-painted-scrolls-the-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:47 PM
    Kalmykia is a sparsely populated republic and country of Russia located directly north of the North Caucasus in Eastern Europe. Buddhism’s revival in Kalmykia can be traced to the political liberalization which led to the construction of the republic’s first Buddhist temple. The Kalmyk nomads, arrived about 400 years ago bringing their faith with them from Asia. Having a long complex history views of religious revival in Kalmykia. The Kalmyks and Russians have had close ties for centuries. Kalmykia is the only state in the whole of Europe where the majority of the population is Buddhist. A beautiful country to visit with many attractions such as Temple of the Golden Abode of Buddha, Pagoda Seven Days, Buddhist Temple Syakusn-Sume and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella Cheang for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-kalmykia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:44 PM
    Reading this post again just wondering how this amazing Hanging Temple was built without modern technology. This Hanging Temple, built into a cliff near Mount Heng in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. Built more than 1500 years ago by a monk named Liao Ran. It has survived since than with many locals and tourist visiting it yearly. It is the only existing unique temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The most outstanding feature of the Hanging Monastery is the side-by-side sculptures of Laozi, Confucius, and Shakyamuni. The temple was one of the five most scared mountains in China considered as a sacred site for pilgrimage. Wish to see for myself this unique temple someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-hanging-temple.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 01:21 PM
    Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen the first Kyorlung Ngari Tulku, was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa and also the founder of the Gelugpa school. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen is renowned for his strict adherence to the Vinaya or Buddhist monastic code. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal monastery in Tagtse Dzong , Central Tibet. Was one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden where in this incarnation, he had made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, following all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments. That’s how the first ever Gelug monastery, Gaden Monastery in Lhasa was built then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 12:58 PM
    Precious portraits of our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche available to everyone to download absolutely free of charge. Well all these images are high-resolution and of sufficient quality for anyone to be printed clearly. It’s good to have a portraits of our Guru framed on our altar.
    Thanks Rinpoche and those involved with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/tsem-rinpoche-images.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 12:57 PM


    Awesome art work of thangkas. Thangkas serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. Looking at all these antique and ancient thangkas featuring Buddha, deities,the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and so forth is simply beautiful indeed. The thangka is very much a part of Sikkimese Buddhism and it is painted in the traditional Tibetan style.
    Thank you Rinpoche and talented painters for coming up with all these awesome thangka painting for us to download for free.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/rime-thangkas-free-download.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 7. 2022 02:45 PM
    To the Mosuo people whom are a small ethnic group living in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China, the Goddess Gemu is their main Protector. Mosuo people are an ancient tribal community of Tibetan Buddhists, accepting this Protector for over 1,000 years. The Mosuo are believed to be descendants of the ancient Qiang, a people from the Tibetan plateau . Where here women are treated as equal, have led families for centuries. According to legend, the history of the Mountain of the Goddess Gemu, is closely linked to that of Lake Lugu. The sacred Gemu Mountain graces the edge of the pristine, deep azure blue Lugu Lake. As told by the locals the goddess Gemu was a diligent, beautiful girl in Zhebo Village at the foot of Lion Mountain. Interesting story behind this beautiful girl and her ability to embroider . The people celebrates the remarkable Gemu Mountain Goddess on the seventh moon of the lunar calendar, with music, dancing and prayers. Interesting the folk myths and legends are infused with Tibetan Buddhism elements. Thank you Rinpoche and Valentina for sharing this enchanting story .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 7. 2022 02:42 PM
    Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. It is also known as the festival of lights. It’s the season of Diwali, one of the largest religious festivals in the world where the celebration stretches back 2,500 years across South Asia. Each countries might be different the way the Hindus celebrates this important festivals. Wonderful to know how the celebration like in India, being celebrated across the country. Looking at those pictures tells all. Great to see even police dogs held by their owners been part of this festival.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/diwali-celebrations-in-india.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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)
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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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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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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
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
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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
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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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
2 months ago
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
2 months ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
2 months ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
2 months ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
2 months ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
2 months ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
2 months ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
3 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
4 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
4 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
4 months ago
5 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
5 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
6 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
9 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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