50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

Oct 5, 2010 | Views: 5,241

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.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

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  • Sarassitham
    Friday, Sep 24. 2021 09:37 PM
    Money is an important factor in everyone’s life. Holding cash on you hand isn’t enough. It’s how you value it, use it, grow it, and spend it, that matters most. Money is only a tool or medium to achieve happiness, it may not guarantee happiness.

    In this Covid -19 pandemic situations we know many lost their jobs , The middle class shrunk as thousands of people were pushed in poor class . On the other hand rich people were not affected much financially.

    If one seek happiness, friendliness, charitable disposition, concern for others, and similar attributes, no amount of money can buy these, you get them only by cultivating positive attitudes at the very young age.

    Contrary to what most people think, it is not money or the love of money which is the root of evil—it is greed, a love of power and authority, poverty, and a fear of want which are often the roots of evil in this world.

    https://bit.ly/3CNlpU1
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 24. 2021 03:10 PM
    One of the greatest blessings for Buddhist practitioners of our time manifested all because of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen a great scholar-saint. In the book “Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors“, the Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso had confirmed Depa Norbu as the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso was a Gelugpa Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Déchen Nyingpo. He was a junior tutor of the H H the 14th Dalai Lama and also a teacher who had taught many Gelug Lamas in the West. Due to jealousy and envy court officers of the 5th Dalai Lama murdered Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen without the 5th Dalai Lama knowledge. It was at Depa Norbu’s hand and under his orders that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was murdered. Interesting read of this post.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-articles/the-3rd-kyabje-trijang-rinpoche-points-out-clearly-the-murderer-of-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 24. 2021 03:07 PM
    In a nutshell, Hong Kong is famous for attractions such as Causeway Bay, The Peak, and Hong Kong Disneyland. A city where skyscrapers meet centuries-old temples, Hong Kong is also known for its night markets filled with delights like dim sum and egg waffles. There’s so much more to this vibrant city. From a stunning skyline to surprising and gorgeous natural sceneries . There are many places of interest for locals and tourist such as Hong Kong Disneyland, Tian Tan Buddha , temple street night market to name a few. Renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong is a world of exquisite, mouth-watering international dining options and most peaceful place to visit. The imposing structure Tsing Ma Bridge is one of the most prominent landmarks of Hong Kong and that links it to Lantau Island.
    I have not been to this beautiful Hong Kong yet but heard so much about the beauty which one day love to visit. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella Cheang for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-hong-kong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 24. 2021 03:04 PM
    Beautiful unique island that’s belongs to Japan with a beautiful history. Okinawa is Japan’s southernmost prefecture, consisting of a few dozen, small beautiful islands including many inhabited islands over a vast ocean area. This particular island is a so-called Blue Zone, an area where the people live longer than most others elsewhere in the world. Okinawans are known for their longevity. Okinawa has amazing star-gazing, diving, a unique cuisine and yes, cherry blossoms too. Its also known as the “Hawaii of Japan”. The seas surrounding Okinawa’s islands are considered among the world’s most beautiful with coral reefs and abundant marine wildlife. That’s wonderful with many attractions for tourist to explore especially the Gyokusendo Cave. Its a natural museum beautifully carved over 300,000 years where this limestone cave is grown on a coral reef. Looking at those amazing pictures of the caves tell all. Interesting read and a place worth visiting to get away from the hot weather and the noise of cities. A place with plenty of interests, nice foods , cultural celebration and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-okinawa.html
  • Sarassitham
    Thursday, Sep 23. 2021 05:26 PM
    Thank you for this very interesting article on the amazing Xuanzang and his journey to the West. He is particularly famous for his valuable and historical spiritual journey to India. The life and adventures of a Chinese monk who made a 17-year journey to bring Buddhist teachings from India to China.

    Buddhism became more prevalent and more widely understood in China and subsequently elsewhere in the world. The record of his pilgrimage helps us to study and understand Buddhism and the cultures along the Silk Roads. It seems the Dharma has a life of its own as it worked its way to the West and the rest of the modern and developed world.

    I admire all these translators who made the teachings available to the rest of humanity of having translated it to the dominant language of today, and from that to other languages as well.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 23. 2021 12:29 PM
    Oprah Winfrey was once a television host, a producer, actress and philanthropist. Been the world’s only black billionaire, that has remained the greatest black philanthropist in American history. The Oprah Winfrey Show ended with thousands of episodes over 25 years. The show’s host addressed serious topics from racism, AIDS and sexual abuse and provided light-hearted moments for viewers. From celebrity interviews to the comedy interviews , which I did enjoyed watching those shows. I always loved and appreciated how she a stand out person willing to represent her people, and her opinions were very valid at times.
    Even in the face of adversity and hardship, she had gone through she made it to where she is now. Inspiring story behind , from rag to riches. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/oprahs-last-show.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 23. 2021 12:27 PM
    Meditations are excellent for cognitive enhanced performance in our lives as well as relaxation. The silence and stillness we experience in meditation and
    the increased happiness and diminished stress. Calming our mind and gaining insight . Researchers had also observed that there is an immediate dramatic increase in performance on cognitive tasks following only Vajrayana styles meditation. Even just a single session of Vajrayana meditation have amazing benefits that can lead to radical enhancements in brain performance. That’s wonderful. Different meditation techniques have different results yet all meditation have excellent effects
    on the mind and body of each individual who practiced it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/vajrayana-meditation-techniques-can-enhance-brain-performance.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 23. 2021 12:26 PM
    Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The main objective of this event which is held annually , encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights . Earth Hour is celebrated worldwide to show support for the fight against climate change and commitment towards a better planet. Well a wonderful idea and is an opportunity for millions of people world wide in support of nature and our planet. More countries are joining hands to combat the problems they are facing in fighting a cooler climate. By switching off our lights for one hour, we can make a substantial difference in energy consumption and can help reduce the effect of global warming on this planet. Earth Hour motivates people to look beyond the hour and has become a major catalyst for positive environmental impact. Its very important to preserving our environment for our future generations. Glad that Malaysia had joined the World to mark The Earth Hour in 2013.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/earth-hour-2013.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 22. 2021 06:12 PM
    Thanks for the article sharing, it’s funny yet it’s true. Most on the picture tells the actual play which I experience. I had a great time laughing to the pictures.
  • Sarassitham
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 08:45 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of the sacred Vajra Yogini statues and the history of the Ratsag Monastery. I am glad to come across this very powerful practice and happy to learn and get connected to this divine Buddha.

    In this modern times, we face so very many challenges with illnesses and diseases, this article is so useful and easy to practice. I had a good read on the historical site of this Monastery and blessed to see the beautiful images.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:09 PM
    In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person appear to the living. Descriptions of ghosts vary widely that exist everywhere depending on the person who see it. Ghosts generally appearing for reasons. These could range from unsolved murders, forced suicides, preventable tragedies and so forth.
    Reading this post has a better understanding of how to solve or rather handle such situation. I do believe ghost do exist after all. To me ,we respect and having compassion for all those unseen beings we so call it ghost. Learning Buddhism and putting into practice, we have the knowledge to deal them. Doing prayers and dedicate to them to relief their sufferings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/questions-on-ghosts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:06 PM
    So touching reading article again. Lama Yeshe a rare attained being indeed giving inspiration to many , leaving a legacy . He was one of the most beloved Tibetan Buddhist masters of the late twentieth century. He was co-founded Kopan Monastery (1969) and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (1975). He followed the Gelug tradition, and was considered unconventional in his teaching style. He is legendary pushes people’s buttons in his teaching similar to Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings . All the pushing is for the students to be better in life. We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat , Malaysia . Many of us have benefited from Rinpoche’s teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/he-would-push-their-buttons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 20. 2021 03:04 PM
    Interesting stories behind of this Tsem Ladrang – The House of Devotion at Gaden Monastery . Established and sponsored by Rinpoche’s birth father, Lobsang Gyatso. Tsem Rinpoche offered Tsem Ladrang to Kensur Rinpoche his teacher after leaving for Malaysia as advice by Kensur Rinpoche who was affectionately known as ‘the bodhisattva abbot’.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsem-ladrang-the-house-of-devotion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:20 PM
    Interesting read of Dr R Nyamaa ‘s biography. Dr R Nyamaa been the very first Mongolian woman doctor of bone tuberculosis. She is a multifaceted woman who works to empower herself and empower others. To be a doctor at those days is definitely brave and courageous. A great teacher having brought many changes to the medical world, introducing many new initiatives and practices in the field of training and treatment. She did published more than 60 articles in research reports, edited 4 manuals and 4 textbooks for students and doctors. She held several post and had received many rewards for her work in medical fields. She continued to serve at the First State Medical Centre till her retirement. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-r-nyamaa-the-grande-dame-of-mongolian-medical-health.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 18. 2021 02:19 PM
    Before reading this post I used to think witches are women wearing black and pointed hats having evil or wicked magical powers. They practice and believes to have supernatural skills and abilities such as the casting of spells. Interesting read of this post very informative indeed. I understand better now the role of witches and they have nothing to do with worshipping something negative. Many people have a lot of misconception regarding witches in fact. Through history and long ago they have been prejudiced but not now many came to realise they deserve understanding and respect. Clear and detail explanation watching those videos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

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

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
4 months ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
10 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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.
2 yearss ago
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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