A very heartwarming story!

Apr 6, 2013 | Views: 1,502

Dear friends,

This is a must read very short but heartarming story. It is incredible that beings we didn’t think can show gratitude are very capable of doing so. Beautiful story to share with kids and everyone. Enjoy this.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

This is her story of giving gratitude.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her… a very dangerous proposition.

One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you be so fortunate …

To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.

And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

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  1. nicholas on Oct 22, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    This is a beautiful story. Animals do know how to appreciate. They also have felt just like us. We can feel worried, scared just like the whale when it got trapped with the netting. Fortunate enough the fisherman came to help and the whale one at a time nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. This shows how animals can show us their gratitude and should see them just like any other beings that we can share our love and care and never hurt them. They are beings that can’t express themselves in our way but doesn’t mean they do not know how to show, just their expression limit to their ability and in their own form of ways.

    It’s a great article and thank you very much Rinpoche for the sharing.

  2. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Jan 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I love this story because of the moments when all the manmade divide between man and beast fell away.

    A diver-rescuer recalled that while he was working to cut the rope out of her mouth, “her eye was following him all the time”, and he said that after that experience, “he will never be the same again”.

    The beautiful and most heartwarming moment was when she danced her dance of joy around her rescuers who had saved her from certain and terribly anguishing death. She even went to each and nudged them with gratitude.

    She had the good fortune to be untangled from such a tangle. Yes, may we have even greater merit “to be surrounded by people who will untangle us from the things that are binding us” especially to this life.

    “May we always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude”.

  3. Phng Keng Hwa on Mar 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    It is good and joyous to know that there are still many good-hearted and decent people out there in this world. So good to see that there are candles of hope in this darkness that surrounds and threatens us. :’) May everyone encounter scenarios like this that can change their hearts for the better. 🙂

  4. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    This did definitely be a beautiful moment to witness. Gratitude seemed to be a natural courtesy between animals ans not to mention human beings. So much have been reported how a lion shows his gratitude by hugging his saviour or how a dog would protects the family that have shown him love and kindness. We as human beings has just simply forgotten the simple gesture of saying words of appreciation or showing…gratitude towards those who has helped us or shown us kindness. We just simply being too occupied with work and especially being very attached to the idea of “There’s always next time”. Gratitude and kindness has to be shown on time and always spontaneously.

    Foot note, don’t be afraid to give help and don’t be forgetful of showing gratitude even if it’s a simple “Thanks” will make the day for others.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful account of a grateful whale.

  5. Ck siah on Oct 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享这动物与人类情的感人故事。在地球上人类被称为万物之灵,主宰了整个地球的生物。人类也往往为了自己的利益而伤害其他动物,可是我们也要知道其实动物们都有灵性。它们都有自已自由的生活, 但它们往往会掉入人类的陷进而失去生命。对它们来说,是很可悲的。在这里我们可看到连动物都会对人类有感恩之心,何况是我们被称为万物之灵的人类呢?
    人类呀!我们要好好反省!

  6. tong sun sun on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    很感人的一篇报道,谢谢那渔夫的通知,不然这鲸鱼必死无疑。当然也要谢谢拯救队的协助。那鲸鱼感人的动作真是让人心头一暖。

  7. Dhan Bahadur Tamang on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    i would like to share more and more about our buddism being for all over the world people which is being buddism is most important for everyone thanks lot om mane pad hum

  8. Sam on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    What an amazing story, man must stop killing these lovely and intelligent souls,pls people stop killing the whales and the lovely dolphins.

  9. Soon Huat on Jun 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful and touching story with us. It seems like every creature has feeling and thinking no matter they are big or small. We always ignore this.

  10. yangchen on Apr 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    i am now aware that animals are capable of returning love if we give them a chance.

  11. Junior on Apr 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    This is a very touching story and it really did touch me very much.
    Thank You for sharing this wonderful article.

  12. June Tang (KHJB) on Apr 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    It is so heartwarming to see the whale was saved by kind hearted people.I wish more people can show the same kindness and compassion to all living especially animals,they deserved to live,love and care.Please be kind to animals !!
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this touching story,it is wonderful story for us to comtemplate and share with our friends !!

  13. Felix Kong on Apr 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this touching story . They are brave and take risk to rescue this female humpback whale . Amazing thing is animal remember who save it life and will thanks to them. If we are to be kind to animals and sure animals are did the same things to us, don’t abuse animals , they have feeling too .

  14. Albert Ratchaga on Apr 16, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Receiving the love from an animal is the most beautiful thing, because you’ll know they are not fake or plotting something being good to you, they are absolutely genuine as they appreciate what we have done to them.

    Animals are very simple, when you good to them, they will give you their everything…

  15. So Kin Hoe on Apr 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a great and wonderful story to increase our compassion and care towards the animals that need our help. This story really makes us to think deeply that we should never pass by and ignore those animals which really need our help in their dying hours. Animals also have feelings, sadness, joy and able to show their gratitude to anyone who has free them from suffering whether in physically or emotionally state.

  16. wansan on Apr 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    This is really a heartwarming story. This has proven that animals have feelings just like us humans. So we should always treat them well. They CAN feel it. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful story.

  17. Davin on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heart warming story. It is amazing that the divers risk their lives to save the female humpback whale. When the whale is free she show gratitude and thanks to its savers. It is so touching. This show that animals have feeling too. Wish there were no more traps and nets and harm to animals.

  18. Joy on Apr 11, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I wonder when will humans live up to their name and be humane? All fishery should stop… we should just eat what we can grow and stop harming these beings. What right do we have to take their lives away?!

    Lucky there are a few kind humans out there who knows what it means to be humans and helped this humpback whale who are very intelligent beings. Sometimes I think more intelligent, kind and appreciative than humans! How many of us remembers and show gratitude to those that help us? Think….

    Thank you kind sailor and I hope for this good deed, it helps you to collect some good karma to change your fishing career.

  19. Lucas Roth on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    this is soooooo touching, people can always help animals and do not think that they forget because they remember and are very smart. i am so happy that the divers saved this poor whale and i hope the whalae has a long happy life from then. 😀

  20. AdelineTan on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    The entangled female humpback whale is very fortunate to have been spotted by a kind fisherman who radioed for help, when the rescued team arrived the brave divers risked their lives in order to save her. When she was untangled from the spider web she swam in joyous circles and then went to each and every diver to nudged them and pushed them gently as if to say thank you to them. This shows that all animals and creatures have feelings too. They can show their gratitude by their warm and gentle actions even though they are unable to speak. Therefore we must treat all animals with loving kindness and never harm them. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and heartwarming story on the blog.

  21. tenzin llhamo on Apr 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Wow! Its just beautiful and heartwarming to read stories like this everytime. And I believe that the whale sensed that the rescuers were there to help her and that is why she did not react violently. Those rescuers are really brave to risk their life to help the whale but they did it out of compassion for the distressed whale. They are inspiring examples of compassion and love….
    Yes… May we all be always surrounded by people that will help untangle us from our attachments…

  22. Cliff on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    What an inredible experience, wished i was part of the crew who helped rescue her. Must be truly an unforgettable experience receiving gratitude from a whale 50x the size of you. Its a real shame what humans do to fish for monry, in turn it is not only destroying the environment but also hurt innocent whales in the process. These humungous glorious creatures are something to admire, being their peaceful nature they do not deserve this sort of treatment of being hunted down by whalers. These mystical creatures are capable of thinking, compassion and show gratitude, I think that says that they too deserve the same rights as human beings. I really wish people would not support whalers or fish mongers trawling the sea. They are not only damaging the environment but they are also commiting a crime. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story Rinpoche. I hope you are well.

  23. David Lai on Apr 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Yes, this is really a beautiful tale and also one that is ominous of man’s slow but steady destruction of our world with our waste and wanton exploitation of animals and the environment. It is beautiful because there are a lot of people out there who still would care for animals with only a little small sign of gratitude.

    In other words, there’s really no returns for helping animals except the thought that we have done something good for the day. This is a good story to share with others because people and society today glorify self-gain and rampant expectation of taking and receiving benefit from others. It is stories like these that are slowly and quietly forming a revolution in people’s minds of the virtues of giving and especially giving without expectation. I love that message and I think that is what we all need to be reminded that we are such a person so that when our moment comes, we would take the selfless or less selfish step to benefit others.

  24. Wah Ying on Apr 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

    这故事太感人了。巨人的温柔,庞硕的鲸鱼,给你温柔的触碰,感谢救命之恩,很难想象……

    就像上师的温柔和贴心,对上师可以比你的伴侣更了解你,比父母更了解你,在适当的时候给你恰如其分的解药救你于病痛,拉你一把不让你掉入深渊,一巴掌把你打醒不至于继续沉溺下去……

    每天提醒自己:不要身在福中福中不知福,不要把关怀你的人推走……生命中,许许许多多人就像上师、父母、朋友和伴侣,特别是上师和法,把你从纠缠不清的牵绊中解脱,而不是捆住你……

  25. Jutika Lam on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    WOW!!! I am totally lost for words…. not just because this is such an amazing story but yet it also teaches people something.

    I am very grateful that the fisherman radioed for help rather than like a lot of people out there who would see something suffering and yet not care about it.

    The day these kind divers saved this wonderful and innocent creature from death it is also another sign that no matter where we are we should stop littering in to not just the oceans but also everywhere we go.

    Littering is one of those subjects that many many countries have been trying to curb and yet a lot of people still take the Earth for granted and just keep on littering.

    All the ropes and stuff that got tangled is 100% all of our human rubbish that we throw in to the ocean.

    Every day there are so many people or fishermen to be precise who would just go fishing and not bother to take their rubbish home and just throw it in to the seas.

    It is very sad to know that a lot of birds and fishes die because of our human rubbish everyday but at the same time a one in a million compassionate fisherman and a group of divers managed to save a Humpback Whale…. that last part is heartwarming.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the news!

    With Much Love
    Jutika

  26. Pavara on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    what a heartwarming story!

    It is very surprising that other people at sea did not want to harm the whale,but instead they cared about it and tried to save the whale. They were taking the risk of being killed by the slap of the tail of the whale when the rescuers took hours to free the whale from entangled traps and lines.I am glad to know that finally the whale was freed.

    It is very touching to note that the whale expressed her gratitude to all rescuers one by one after she was saved.

    Seeing this post makes me think twice about eating meat.

    All the divers were really kind to risk their lives to save the whale.

  27. justin cheah on Apr 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    It is very heart warming to see this. Kudos to the divers/rescuers who despite potential danger braved themselves to help free the poor whale. Moreover it is very beautiful that the whale have the sense of gratitude to give a thank you nudge gesture to every single rescuers when some of us so called human would not know the meaning of gratitude.

  28. uncle eddie on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Who said that animals dont have a sense of gratitude and wisdom!!! A female humpback whale was entangled in a spiderweb and fishing lines; weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps, though still stayed afloat. Spotted by a kind fisherman who radioed for help at Faralon islands. Everyone(divers) worked desperately and managed to free her. The whale was seen by divers swimming thereafter in joyous circles and then came back to each and every diver, nudged them as if thanking them! Could you imagine that!!!!!!!!

  29. Thierry on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, I am trying to imagine such a large animal as a whale coming to me and giving me a friendly tap on the back from saving her life…. That must be such an incredible experience…
    Nothing feels better than helping others, taking trouble and worry away from them, giving them solace… That is probably all what we need…

  30. grace (KHJB) on Apr 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and glad that the whale was saved.It is true that we must always be gratitude toward people who have help us.We also have to do our best to help people when they are in need .

  31. Low KHJB on Apr 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche.It is a truly heart warming story.May all those who assist in freeing the whale receive blessing for their good deed 100 fold as they did it out of compassion and without any agender. I could imagine the feelings, the divers felt when the huge whale came back to show appreciation towards them being so mindful and gentle as they never expected this from the largest mammal on earth.
    May we be the one with the merit ,receiving the joy of making the choice of giving and not be the one demanding or receiving .

  32. edward ooi on Apr 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    This shows us that animals can response to human kindness. If you love animals, they will love you back (except the ones which have rabies). I will share this touching article on my facebook status and ask my friends to share it out too. I love animals very very much. My ambition is to become a veterinarian.

  33. Sharon Saw on Apr 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story. It really did touch me very much but also saddened me that this incident happened in the first place because of man’s greed. These commercial fishing nets cause so much harm to other fish in the sea, with many dolphins killed because of tuna fishing. Dolphins and whales are popular to highlight because people like them a lot (thank Disney for that!) but plenty of other non-commercial fish are also entrapped and just thrown away back into the sea – literally they died for nothing.

    If we can stop the demand for fish, the fishing industry will stop. Will they starve? Like every industry which evolves, perhaps they will suffer for awhile to change occupations but in the long run, karmically, they would be much better off because they would stop killing.

    I am happy that the rescuers did help the whale at a risk to their lives though. And the whale’s gratitude is touching because it shows that the whale understood what was going on. These creatures are much more intelligent than we give them credit for. This should make us even more conscious of not hurting them.

    Lastly, i just wanted to say that the Guru is our ultimate rescuer from samsara, but because often we don’t even know that we are entangled, we fight against being freed. Like this whale, we should be grateful to our rescuer – but although we are supposed to be smarter, often we are not.

    Thanks again for this article and i will share it

  34. patsy on Apr 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This is a touching and heartwarming story. The rescuers were very brave to risk their lives saving this humpback whale. On the other hand, the whale is able to show gratitude and thank each and everyone of the rescuers. This shows that animals have feelings too and we should treat animals with love and care. They are not for us to abuse or killed for human consumption. Be kind to animals.

  35. Girlie OOI on Apr 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Humpback whales are not social creatures, so when this one was saved it went to every diver to express her thanks. I guess you do not need words to express thanks.

  36. Lim Han Nee on Apr 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Yes, more and more, through this blog, we get to see that every living being is precious, has feelings and fear death; and many seemingly ‘mute and dumb’ beings can actually express gratitude and thanks.

    Man is cruel, when he sets such vicious types of traps to ensnare the poor fish and whales. But man too has a kind side. I am glad that the heroic divers of the rescue team chose to disregard the risk of being killed by a flick of the whale’s tail. What they received, in turn, was a lovely show of gratitude by the whale after her rescue.

    Would that we will always remember the karmic debt we owe all beings, who have been our mothers before.Then ,we will care for one another and in return be cared for by others.

    Thank you for the lovely lines that ended this post and for your great compassion in always making such loving aspirations for us.

  37. sarahyap on Apr 7, 2013 at 2:59 am

    It is really sad that many of these magnificent creatures in the sea… whales and dolphins often fall in the trap of a fishermen’s net. Lucky they noticed this poor whale and released her before she drowned.

    When we think of others more than ourselves, we will do many things for the benefit of others. And usually, it will be something big! Just like this fisherman, not thinking about his own welfare and went over to rescue the trapped whale.

    We do need more selfless people in the world… that will lend a helping hand whenever others are in need, be it animals or people.

  38. Jessica Yap on Apr 7, 2013 at 2:47 am

    All sentient beings deserve kindness and compassion. The funny thing about nature is that we all seem to have an unspoken understanding towards one another.

    Not only this whale, i believe all animals can feel the compassion from humans if and when we are trying to help them. I read so many other amazing stories about how wild animals cooperated with humans while being rescued and how they do not attack anyone after they were helped. I guess this could be one of the ways they ‘thank’ us.

    I love stories like this! When people go out of their way to help another sentient being.. Warms my heart right away! Makes my faith in humanity restored!

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  39. martin cody on Apr 7, 2013 at 2:35 am

    what a great story if only there were more people kike this.

  40. Martin on Apr 7, 2013 at 2:00 am

    This is a wonderful read with a double bonus. The first is how human beings came to the aid of another being and without much expectations of a reward at all. All too often we hear stories of how Man, being at the top of the food chain (for now anyway) abuse animals but in the last 20-30 years we see a slow but sure transformation in Man, learning to be a preserver of its environment and changing its attitude towards other species as co-inheritors of this planet we all live in. Even though so much damage has already being done, it is still not too late for human beings to intervene and stop further abuse and I hope to see the kindness shown in this story extended to all animals.

    The second is how the whale is able to show gratitude to its savers and in such a way that the people knew that the whale was thanking them. I hope this story spreads far and wide but this is yet another account which proves quite convincingly that animals do have that consciousness and feel emotions such as gratitude. That being the case, they can also feel pain and distress. Animals are not what we thought them to be decades ago, ie commodities for humans to use and eat. Unfortunately for every whale that is being rescued, thousands of other fishes of the sea and animals on land are being hunted, harmed, caged, abused and slaughtered. The awareness campaign has to pick up momentum.

    I like what Rinpoche wrote in the last part of the post, which is a wish for all to be surrounded by those who would come to our rescue when we become entangled in samsara. And that is the very purpose Tsem Rinpoche’s Kecharians foster and treasure fellowship so much. The reality is, we are already entangled in our own web seeing that we are in samsara. Strangely most people carry on as usual because they are not aware of their own entanglements. Ours may not be nets and weights such as the ones that trapped the whale. Ours are the delusions and wrong views we reinforce each and every day that binds our natural mind. If you are reading posts of this blog, you are lucky and have been spotted by rescuers and now you need to follow the blog all the way back to its source, which is Rinpoche himself, for real liberation.

  41. beatrix ooi on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:45 am

    It’s truly heartwarming. The divers were so kind that they wiling to take the risk to save the female humpback. They were also very lucky to be able to receive gratitude from the whale, it must be the most amazing thing in the world. I feel so happy for the whale, she is so fortunate to be able to meet the divers who willing to risk their own lives to save hers.
    Thank You for sharing this wonderful article Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  42. tfreon on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:36 am

    This is a very touching story. When we are entangled in our own delusion that causes bad karma to result, how much we hopes that someone could save us from drowning. But, when we see other people weakness, or their bad points or attitude, check carefully our own behavior, people we dislike or we are afraid of we will just run away. Don’t even have the thought to save the person.
    This story reminded me that i have many lifetimes, thus many people might have been kind to me in previous life. And, in future, if we wanted people to be kind to us, we should be kind to people now.

  43. Julien Roth on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:28 am

    This is so cool. To have the chance to be with a whale and for the whale to say thank you to you like this. But about the story, its so nice that the people who saved the whale put their lives at risk just to save this animal. That is what really matters in this story. I wish that more people would show the same level of kindess to all animals.

  44. dash on Apr 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Beautiful!!!

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    Sometimes it takes only a simple string of words to move our hearts. An act of kindness is so powerful that it can reach the hearts of those who really need help even ,the hearts of the blind as well as the deaf could feel it. And when we do something out of the goodness of our heart without asking for anything in return, we will be rewarded with that kindness as well. Never assume that any deed of kindness is futile. Rinpoche will not waste his chance to showcase or practice an act of kindness whenever Rinpoche see another human being, be it family, friends, acquaintance or even a strangers. That’s an example we should follow and always bare in mind. Even when we know that other people whom we don’t know won’t acknowledge our generosity, don’t let it stop us from being generous to them anyway. Well being kind to others can make the world a much brighter and peaceful place to live , even change the lives of others.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-the-roadside-seller
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Dec 16. 2019 01:38 PM
    All religions share a fundamental goal. All religions teach moral precepts for perfecting the functions of mind, body, and speech. To respect each other and promote compassion and loving-kindness toward others .It does not matter of what religion we are, it all the same to have our mind transform to be better.
    Wow …. Beautiful painting of Saraswati , looking at these two Indian depictions that Rinpoche particularly liked is a blessing. Truly stunning. And of the 2 Indian devotional songs is nice to hear even though do not understand the meaning of it.
    Thank you Pastor Niral for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-real-worship
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Dec 16. 2019 01:36 PM
    I not a fan of the Japanese Kaiju movie at all, first time coming across of this name…..Daimajin. Anyway glad to have knowledge of this Giant Demon God a stone warrior who protects the people against any harm. Interesting the local villagers, worshiped this mountain deity which was half-buried inside a mountain.
    The story of Daimajin movies reminds us not to engage in actions that will cause suffering in future, for ourselves and others.
    Thank you Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-daimajin-and-wrathful-deities
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Dec 16. 2019 12:18 PM
    In Buddhism, female deities are quite popular and powerful. Apart from Palden Lhamo, there are also other female deities who are as powerful, for examples, Saraswati, Ekajati, Vajrayogini, etc. In terms of spirituality and the potential to become a Buddha, there is no difference between men and women. If we practise the Dharma diligently, we will become a better human being.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/drashi-lhamo-the-protectress-with-the-rolled-out-tongue.html
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Dec 16. 2019 09:25 AM
    It is still a mystery how the Coral Castle was built. It is amazing how one man could single-handedly build a castle without using heavy machinery. There are many things science still cannot explain. Therefore, even if something has no scientific basis, it can be real, for examples, aliens, ufos, ghosts, gods, Buddhas, etc. We should always be open-minded so we can learn more.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/coral-castle.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Dec 15. 2019 11:22 PM
    The Fourth Panchen Lama, Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen

    Soon after taking the abbacy of Tashilhunpo, Yonten Gyatso (yon tan rgya mtsho, 1589-1616), the Fourth Dalai Lama, visited there, arriving in Tibet from Mongolia for the first time. It would seem that Chokyi Gyeltsen played a role in the Tibetan acceptance of the Mongolian boy as the legitimate incarnation of Sonam Gyatso (bsod nams rgya mtsho, 1543-1588). The Fourth Dalai Lama requested Chokyi Gyeltsen accompanied him to Drepung, where he taught for some time, and then as he traveled to various Kadampa and Gelukpa monasteries in the region, including Reting (rwa sgreng) and various sites connected to Tsongkhapa’s activities in Lhoka.

    Read more of the 4th Panchen Lama’s connection with the Dalai Lamas:
    http://bit.ly/4thPanchenLama
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Dec 15. 2019 08:35 PM
    We are so fortunate to have a guru who can lead us in our spiritual path by giving us the right method and teaching. Guru is indeed like our Spiritual Doctor, giving us the treatment to our sickness and prescribing the medicine to us. Unfortunately, we students do not follow the instructions and neglect the kindness of our guru. Hence, when our negative karma ripen, we should not blame anyone but us, why didn’t we take the ‘medicine’ prescribed ? No point complaining if we are the one who do not want to change.

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this article and explanation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/like-a-skilful-doctor
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Dec 15. 2019 08:18 PM
    It is simply amazing how Edward Leedskalnin can move coral stones of up to 30 tonnes by himself with simple tools. Something which I think science can’t explained like how pyramid is built during that period without machines.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/coral-castle.html
  • Anonymous
    Sunday, Dec 15. 2019 06:46 PM
    It is nice to see these warm stories of how human helped marine animals out from their life-threatening situation. There are a lot of attention given to prevent animal abuse in cases of dogs and cats. However, there are only a handful of attention given to marine animals.

    Fishes aren’t given the attention that they deserve because their cries normally went unheard. However, fishes are animals too and they do feel what a human being will feel. We should treat all animals the same and stop creating more suffering for them.

    http://bit.ly/2Eh1VLa
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 09:39 PM
    The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden

    If Dalai Lama has been worshipping Dorje Shugden for decades, consulted his oracles, composed prayers for Dorje Shugden, then how can he finally and suddenly see Dorje Shugden as negative? How could Dorje Shugden have ‘fooled’ or ‘misled’ such a high being as the Dalai Lama for so many years? That does not make sense. Since Dalai Lama is a highly realized being, he should be able to see Dorje Shugden as a superior being or a negative being from the very first time they ‘met’. This ability is inherent in highly attained beings such as H.H. the Dalai Lama. If we are to hypothetically say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can make mistakes, then this puts us all in a quandary because he saw Shugden as superior in earlier years but later as malevolent. Does this make sense? Because if he can make a mistake once, he can hypothetically make another one. So the ban and his current negative views about Dorje Shugden perhaps can be wrong? I am just presenting some hypothetics.

    Read and decide for yourself of Rinpoche’s hypothesis: http://bit.ly/14DalaiLamaDSPrayer
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 02:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the mysterious part on Buddhism. I didn’t know divination is also practised in Buddhism, I have always thought divination is only practised by non-Buddhist. This shows how compassionate Buddha is, Buddha will use different ways to help people.

    Since most of us don’t have the karma or merit to connect with Buddha directly, divination is the best way to seek advice from an enlightened being. Taking refuge and asking for advice from an enlightened being is safe because Buddha is omniscient and Buddha will give us guidance that will truly benefit us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 11:50 PM
    Dromton Gyelwa Jungne

    Dromtonpa has come down in history as both an enforcer of Second Propagation ethical standards and a holder of Atisa’s tantric lineage. According to the Blue Annals, Dromton was charged with expelling tantric practitioners from Atisa’s audience, this despite the fact that at Samye Chimpu (bsam yas ‘chims phu) Atisa gave Dromton initiation into tantric systems, including the Doha tradition of Bengal. The Blue Annals credits him with revising the translations of both sutra and tantras, including the Astasahastrika Prajnaparamita, and the Jnanasiddhi Tantra.

    Read about this great disciple of Atisha and his attainments: http://bit.ly/Dromtonpa
  • Sofi
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 11:40 PM
    The Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

    In 1622 he was identified as the rebirth of the Fourth Dalai Lama, Yonten Gyatso (ta la’i bla ma 04, yon tan rgya mtsho, 1589-1616) by Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen (blo bzang chos kyi rgyal mtshan, 1570-1662), who had been the tutor to the Fourth Dalai Lama. Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen gave him the name Lobzang Gyatso (blo bzang rgya mtsho) and enthroned him at Drepung Monastery (’bras spungs dgon). Much later the Fifth Dalai Lama gave Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen the title of Panchen Lama.

    Read about the greatness of the 5th Dalai Lama and his association with Dorje Shugden: http://bit.ly/5thDalaiLama
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 03:53 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, I do agree in the article say man are responsible for everything in their life. In simply way man are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Only man use the reason and conscience with which they are endowed to act with humanity toward human, animal and planet.

    I truly agree with this article. Every single action that man has to do and done has to connect to one another for perfection in this world.

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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
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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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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    8 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    8 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    8 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    9 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    9 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    11 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    11 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    11 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    12 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    1 years ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Malabar spinach which is a herbal healer.
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Kangkung or water spinach.
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Gui Hua Chai
Kids camp 2019 - Meditation session for all participants. A great way to calm our mind & stay focus. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Meditation session for all participants. A great way to calm our mind & stay focus. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Who can resist this smiley face fried rice ? Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Who can resist this smiley face fried rice ? Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Participants writing their appreciation message to parents / guardians who sent them to this camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Big thanks to the dedicated food team for the delicious food prepared in the 3 days camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Big thanks to the dedicated food team for the delicious food prepared in the 3 days camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Sun team is showing their puzzle. It’s all about team work. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Sun team is showing their puzzle. It’s all about team work. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kechara Kids Camp 2019 - Art time at beautiful yard in Enchanted Forest -Jayce Goh
Kechara Kids Camp 2019 , cute meal - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Kids Camp 2019 , cute meal - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Kids Camp rules Wake up on time and wash themselves independently - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Kids Camp 2019 , Beautiful Tents setup - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Kids Camp 2019 , Teamwork to accomplish the leaky pipe games - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Kids Camp -meal time - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Kids Camp - Teacher Lin Mun and teacher alice guiding the children to present their artwork piece - KSDS Jayce Goh
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