50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

Oct 5, 2010 | Views: 4,400

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
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:59 PM
    A legendary figure of Buddhism in Buryatia was Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, charismatic Buddhist master and visionary and national hero, who had spread the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Interesting read of this forgotten story of Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, a monk who briefly ruled as a dharma king. He amazingly created a nonviolence Buddhist kingdom who protected thousands of women, children, and men at that time. In 1920’s Soviet government considered Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov to be rebels and Traditional Buryat culture was erased since then. Buddhist monasteries in Buryatia were destroyed and many followers were murdered. He was well remembered as a true Dharma King and a national hero. Interesting read of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:57 PM
    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 11:20 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:19 PM
    Reading this article again, truly feeling sorry those refugees in Netherlands. Staying in another country far away from homeland is already sad. They need to start from scratch, could imagine their situation living in a foreign facing a lot of hinders such languages, cultures and so forth. The sad state of refugees living in Netherlands is really bad. The Netherlands has had a reputation as a humanitarian haven, with refugees and immigrants as the situation in their country isn’t safe enough. But entering as refugees they ended up living in empty offices, as room . The government authorities failed to provide basic amenities for those rejected ones who have not or cannot leave the country. The refugees are stuck in a system, were call as an illegal immigrant. They wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, moving from one place to another left in the cold winter. Lucky enough they have volunteers helping them supplying blankets , foods for them. Hopefully the authorities could do more to help those refugees out there and the situation right now has improved.
    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-building-wanderers-of-amsterdam.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:17 PM
    Being generous also makes us feel better about ourselves. Generosity is both a natural confidence builder and a natural repellent of self-hatred. By focusing on what we are giving rather than on what we are receiving. Acts of generosity, such as giving our time, talent or resources, and expecting nothing in return, have been proven to be good for our health. Generous individuals are personally more fulfilled, happier and more peaceful within themselves. Enrich our life and that of others by practicing generosity. That’s what I consider true generosity without anything in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:15 PM
    A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka with an interesting story behind it.Detailed explanations of the iconography of this Buddha. Having understand about it ,will help us to practice better . Chenrezig is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas.The qualities of Chenrezig is indeed amazing in such away benefited many of us. According to legend, Chenrezig made an vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. Reciting the Chenrezig mani mantra and practising profound meditation on the nature of sound is believed to be powerful.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping us to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day. Stay strong and be tough, working as a team, sharing out as a team. Whatever happen then through thick and thin, individual commitment to work as a team is what makes a team work successful toward a common vision. It is true that we can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed as a team. Never give up even its hard with nothing much. Alone, we can do so little compare to working together, we can do so much.
    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:04 PM
    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 PM
    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
    Inspiring comment by Claire Briard who only met Rinpoche on facebook gave up eating meat. It has since changed his life and she have so much more respect for the all animals. She did wonderfully by encouraging her friends and anyone she met to go meatless. Beautiful message . Do not harm animals , give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:40 PM
    Reading this old post had me think deeply how fragile life is. Nothing is permanent as life goes by. Over 50 people have died in India, most of them in Sikkim, in a devastating earthquake back in 2011. The measured a forceful 6.8 on the Richter scale had caused a significant damage in Nepal and Sikkim border. Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of India, Tibet and West Bengal. Thousands of people trapped in remote areas of Sikkim, rescue and relief teams had try every possible way to help them. Many villages in quake-hit Sikkim are out of reach and thousands are said to be affected. Sad to know that hundreds of houses have reportedly collapsed and many suffered substantial damage . We are fortunate to live in Malaysia where we do not experience earthquake at all. Whatever it is we need to appreciate every moment in our lives to learn , practice Dharma . Lives our life to the fullness meaningful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sikkim-earthquake-hits-india-tibet-and-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:25 PM
    Amazing a huge image of Shakyamuni Buddha on the Bayan-Khongor mountain near the village of Bayangol, Russia is created. Very unique creation indeed. It was considered the largest Buddha image in Russia and in the list of the largest Buddha images in the world. The locals has long been considered the Bayan-Khongor rock as a sacred place in the Khorinsky Buryats. The image of Buddha Shakyamuni was made with minimal impact on nature. What the creators were amazing ,they did not carve a full-fledged statue. Only the top layer of the rock was removed, the Buddha image were drawn and painted with paint. When an image of Buddha of this gigantic size is created, it is also a tremendous, incomparable virtue and great blessing for all whom merely seeing it.
    On the consecration day of this huge Buddha image, Venerable Yelo Rinpoche performed the consecration ritual. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Buryatia and other cities of Russia attended the historical event. Looking at the pictures tells all. Accordingly, the larger, richer and more beautiful the offerings, the more they accumulate good merit. Lots of flowers , fruits , foods , cakes and so forth been offered .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Even I have not been there, looking at this huge image is a blessing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-largest-buddha-shakyamuni-in-russia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:08 PM
    Interesting discoveries…. Scientists do believe that about 100 billion stars in our galaxy, and in the universe about 100 billion galaxies. So it won’t be surprised that it had sheds light on the evolutionary history of early human ancestors. With the discoveries of rare human skulls dated millions years ago found by researchers in many different parts of the world, have proven that an early civilization did exist after all. Genuinely primitive and ancient human skulls were discovered in countries such Africa, China and so forth.
    Archaeologists have unearthed ancient skeletons with pointy, artificially deformed skulls belonging to an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago. Similar evidence of civilizations with deformed craniums were also found in many countries as well. Interesting… other than these discoveries the scientist and researchers did discovered aliens do exist too and we are not alone after all. Many sightings of aliens from different places in part of the world were seen by many eye witnesses. Ancient treasure artefacts found in a historic caves have added to claims ancient civilizations on earth were visited by advanced species from outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-visitors-season-1-episode-3.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:06 PM
    Choosing a religion is our choice. Its doesn’t matter what religion we chose we are to respect each other in order to have a harmonious surrounding. Every of us have the right to profess and to practice his or her religion. Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of any individual.
    Truly disappointed reading all those comments after when Rinpoche had mentioned that Rinpoche practiced Dorje Shugden. Somehow many positive comments too. Rinpoche had come along way from New Jessey to India then to Malaysia. We are fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this lives, learning and practicing Dharma and taking Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. All i can say is through Rinpoche’s teaching, many of us has benefited from zero to be better person. Rinpoche had gave and showing us the light to be where we are today.
    Rinpoche had created a place of peace and heaven I would say it from my bottom of my heart. Rinpoche had worked tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient beings and trying to bring the wrong concept of viewing Dorje Shugden to those against the practice. The Tibetan leadership have their own agenda all these years, causing sufferings and disunity among the people practicing Dorje Shugden.
    Once for all hopefully the Dorje Shugden controversy will goes down into history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . May more people read this blog to get a better view.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/thank-you-for-the-positivity.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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Third 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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
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  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
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  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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