Animals Help Us to be Better Humans…..

May 23, 2015 | Views: 1,263

015_elephant-herdWhat makes us great humans is not how much we can hurt others, but how much we can help others.

What makes us kind humans is not how we take care of ourselves, but how we take care of others.

What makes us good humans is not how we abuse animals, but how much we allow them to live and be happy freely.

How much we exploit animals makes us harder, colder, more cruel. If we can ignore and overlook the pain that animals so obviously experience when we hurt them, it means that we have become more cold.  Being cold is a temporary escape. Why indulge in temporary methods when it will bring even more problems?

The colder we become, the more lonely and isolated. The more isolated we make ourselves the more we begin to hurt the people we love around us and eventually ourselves. Cruel acts make you unwanted, hated, and avoided. You don’t deserve that. So don’t create the causes for that. Heal yourself by healing others. That works and it’s a long term solution.

The numbness we have ‘developed’ in hurting animals makes us inhuman. How can anyone ignore pain, strife, grief and fear in another living sentient being? How can anyone give those feelings to another living creature and enjoy? To enjoy that is to become inhuman and inviting pain for yourself.

Hunting, killing, beating, abusing, hurting animals is not a sport nor a need, but an ugly act that makes us become colder and unfeeling humans. That couldn’t benefit anyone. Why do things that are harmful because harm can never take away the anger you feel. It can never take away the lack of self-esteem you have. It can never give you a sense of power that is a true quality.

Love others, love animals and love the environment. Do not hurt anyone or anything because by doing that, you never get rid of the pain you feel. You shouldn’t have any pain. Start your healing by being genuinely kind to others. Start no matter what. It is hard at first, but what isn’t? When you generate a kindness in your heart, everyone will feel it, even the animals that we think are just dumb mute brutes which they are not. Everyone including YOURSELF need kindness….start today and don’t stop….Join or start a animal shelter, rescue centre. Help the homeless…go all the way. Create awareness for endangered species. Speak up for the abused. Find a cause that benefits others and GO ALL THE WAY!! IT WILL BE FINE…TRUST.

It will be hard work, but in the process, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF AND HELP MANY TO FIND THEMSELVES….WHO ARE YOU REALLY? You are a kind, loving, good person deep down inside, just manifest it NOW!!!!!!!!

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Jacinta Goh on Jun 15, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    The way Rinpoche wrote it almost like a poem. A note, a reminder, a wake up call to humanity.

    Animal is not a lesser being than humans in any way, shape or form. In fact, we should take care of them, live with them harmoniously and be there for them. ♥

    Thank you Rinpoche

  2. Yee Yin on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Animals help us to become a better person because when we love and care for an animal, we might not get anything back in return, we have to give unconditionally. Besides, since animals don’t speak our language, we have to observe their behaviours to understand what they need. As we care for animals, we develop kindness and care, we will naturally apply it on human too.

    Not harming people does not make us a good person. To be a good person, we have to do more than not harming people, we have to always bring benefit to others, to help others.

  3. nicholas on Oct 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Animals can make us better in two primary ways: They can make us feel better, and they can make us aspire to improve ourselves. The former comes naturally and without action on our part. But the latter requires effort. What we receive from our companion animals, in the form of positive energy, can occur simply by being in the presence of our pets. Walk in the door of your home after even one hour’s absence, and a dog will greet you as if you’ve been gone for a decade. But acting more like a dog in this regard requires self-motivation and practice.

    Perhaps a greater and more useful perspective lies not in how we see animals, but how our animal friends see us. We can and must aspire to be the people our pets think we are. How can we be more like our pets? Simply observe, learn and act. Here are a handful of ideas, inspired by animals, of both the domesticated kind and those in the wild.

    1. Animals teach us mindfulness
    2. Animals bring out our true selves
    3. Animals remind us about the importance of compassion
    4. Animals open up our hearts and help us heal

  4. Cynthia Lee on Apr 13, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Most dog lovers would not be able to eat dog meat nor will they abuse dogs. The same goes for cat lovers towards cats, etc. This is just one example how animals can help us become a better human. When we defend and speak out for the voiceless, we develop care. When we cannot see animals’ suffering, we develop compassion.

    Although not all dog lovers or cat lovers, etc. can rightfully claim they are animal lovers, any activists are better than none. We can only hope people can extend this kindness to ALL animals one day.

  5. Stella Cheang on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    What makes human great are the marvellous acts we create through the combination of intelligence and compassion for others who are voiceless, helpless and who are under our care and responsibility. When we exploit animals and others, we are effectively stripping away our humane ability, and let ourselves become cold.

    We must continue to let the love and compassion in us grow. Therefore we must continue to spread love and compassion by creating awareness against harm to animals, as well as by caring for people around us. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this sharing.

  6. Lim Han Nee on May 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderfully stirring post. Yes, we become better humans through learning to be kind and caring for others and learning to love all without borders, as well as learning to care for and love our environment.Humans were never meant to be unfeeling and unkind for whatever reason or motive.

    Whatever pain, hurt or anger that has developed inside us will never be assuaged by lashing out in unkindness and cruelty towards others. Instead, we need to start the real healing by being kind to others, including animals and beings who are helpless and who cannot communicate their feelings and their pain to us.

    Start generating kindness to others.Join or start an animal shelter, help the homeless, create awareness of endangered species, create awareness against killing of animals for whatever reasons,speak up for the abused. Find a cause. Go all the way. Or just find something to do to show you care. In this way, we will heal and find our way back to the good, kind, loving person we are deep inside of us. START NOW!SHOW YOU CARE!

  7. samfoonheei on Aug 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us .Its compassion and kindness to be a better person.Do not harm and kill animals….love them like they are one of us. If we help ,love and care for them they will love us too in way.It would be wonderful if we can create awareness for endangered species, start a animal shelter and rescue centre or maybe help the homeless.
    Thanks Rinpoche for your teaching about kindness,love ,care and compassion.

  8. kb thapa on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet..Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.. we have lot to from animals.. thank you Rinpoche for the article

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:54 am

    It is easier to develop compassion and care for beings that are at a disadvantage to us than beings that are more developed and has an advantage over us. As humans we have a much greater potential than animals to learn and grow. Being in an animal is existence that is afflicted by ignorance; the very cause that brought about an animal existence in the first place.

  10. Choo Weng Loong on May 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Being kind to animals and not eating them & acknowledging their sufferings and pain starts us on the route to become a kinder person , a more compassionate being and eventually start generating Bodhichitta

  11. Wah Ying on May 26, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Don’t always think is the animals need human more than human need them. Actually animals especially pets like dogs, cats and birds help human being to be a better person, a more caring and loving person.

    When we start to stop eating meat and become a vegetarian, we rather “sacrifice” satisfying our tastebuds for saving another being’s life.

  12. shelly tai on May 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us and continue remind us on kindness especially to animals, I fully agree animals do have feeling they do not like to be hurt they also has fear like us all being like to be love and be care no one like to be hurt so why hurt them the worst us torture them like boiled and burn them this is so bad and cruel, I wish one day we Kecharian can have our own animal Santuary that we be able to help more animals.

  13. Lum Kok Luen on May 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this simple logic in creating peace and happiness in our lives. Yet, our ignorant minds are so deluded by the self cherishing and ego pursuit that we just ignore that simple fact and logic.

    Humbly yours,
    _/\_
    Lum Kok Luen

  14. Lucas Roth on May 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    That is completely true. If we help and care for animals and others, we can truly be human. The definition of human has changed because on todays modern world, humans are wasting resources and lives for temporary indulgences that they like. That is a bit silly, because the definition of human has changed to a killer beast that kills and destroys without remorse. But just like the indulgences, that can be temporary. So we must make a new definition and a good one. That we will make permanent.

    We need to be kind creatures to each other and other animals like us. Because no matter how you think of it, we are all earthlings and we share our one and only home. So we keep on killing our mother earth and her other children. What will happen in the future? There will be no more mother earth and no more children and that includes us.

    We are cruel creatures and that has to change. So many animals have gone extinct in such a short time. So many. People say that in the last 40 years the earth has lost 40% of its wildlife. We should all change.

  15. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on May 24, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting the teachings about compassion, kindness, care and love towards animals. The short and direct teachings and advice are adequate to remind me to help and save more animals who need our assistance to lessen their pain and sufferings.

  16. Josh Akers on May 23, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Fantastic words! I love this very much…Tsem Rinpoche’s elegant words of simple kindness. Very inspiring. I have suffered so much before and I continue to suffer and create the causes for suffering… May I stop creating those causes.

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  18. Edward Ooi on Sep 29, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I really cannot take it when people says that people who eats god and cat meat are no less than an animal. What they never think about is what about the feelings of others animals? We always ignore when people kills other animals such as fishes, chickens, cows and etc. What we think and say depends on how we see it. They never show you how they torture and kill the animals. They are all the same except that they are in different bodies. Does it really matter that what animals are we eating ?For me , it’s more important to respect all anomald that repecting and nothing for the others.There is no single animal this world that is made for us to eat. And I really wished that one day, I can just wake up in a world that doesn’t eat or hurt any animals, not even any dairy products. Thank you for reading.

  19. Edward Ooi on Sep 29, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I really cannot take it when people says that people who eats god and cat meat are no less than an animal. What they never think about is what about the feelings of others animals? We always ignore when people kills other animals such as fishes, chickens, cows and etc. What we think and say depends on how we see it. They never show you how they torture and kill the animals. They are all the same except that they are in different bodies. I really wished that one day I am able to wake up in a world that nobody eats meats and dairy products. And everything is organic. Wouldn’t that be nice?

  20. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Animals do help us to be a better human beings as animals are observant and is sensitive in picking up the human energy that we released. Helping and taking care of animals in the shelter is definitely a good experience to learn and also interacting with animals does helps us to understand better by learning how to be observant like them. Spending time with animals does nurture our kindness towards those beings who are unable to speak for themselves. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful thoughts.

  21. Julien Roth on May 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    This is super true. I dont know how else to say this but that you Rinpoche are completely correct. I loved it when Rinpoche said that we must be kind to others to make ourselves better people. I have nothing else to say but that this is true. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  22. abby f on Jan 22, 2013 at 5:31 am

    If we take others pain as ours, then we will stop hurting others. If we really love animals, we will never eat any kind of animals. And because we (the human) is superior than the animals, then this should inspired us to protect the animals and becoming someone who is kinder and better. The superior state should help us to be better humans that care the weak ones.

    Something or someone bad/negative should bring us up. They should help us to become better person. Good/positive things bring us up, bad/negative things helps us up. Both way are the same. Don’t judge. Don’t judge and hate and do nothing.

  23. Felix Kong on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Human and animal are same , both also have mind , blood and body. I believe that have reincarnation,how you treat animals , then you will become animal and suffer it in next life. By stopping this chain is very simple and easy that start with our daily meal ,be vegetarian .I’m believe less demand on market and less animal will be killing, so you are rescue animal.

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing .

  24. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Animals cannot report us, cannot complain about us, and most cannot even retaliate against us. Animals are almost powerless against our technology and our ability to learn. Like babies or small children. If we harm animals how different are we compared to people who harm babies and young children. If we revile the acts of such people, should we rejoice when people hurt animals?

  25. Sock Wan on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

    When we care, care without agenda. How to care without agenda is when we learn how to care an animal because there is nothing we can get from them, not even a thank you. It is by learning how to care for an animal we develop genuine care. If we want to be respected, we want kindness from others, we have to open our hearts and start letting people in. Being cold and numb, our pain will never go away, it will become deeper. Letting go and move on, life is beautiful.

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  27. Uncle Eddie on Sep 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    CREATE the cause for animal Liberation! Go vegetarian to help save animals. They are the ones to end up in the frying-pans, cooking-pots and the sharp ends of chopper blades and knives, for their tender flesh, skins and bones. If only they can talk, they will fill you with tears, shame and remorse, but unfortunately, they cant. Like our Guru said, “The numbness we have developed in hurting animals made us inhumans. How can anyone ignore pain, strife, and fear in another sentient being? How can anyone give those feelings to another living creature and enjoy? To enjoy that is to become inhuman and inviting pain for yourself? Love others, love animals and love the environment.” From statistics found in some brochures of our own Vegetarian restuarant, Kechara Osasis, 6.1 Billions animals in the form of sheeps, cattles, chickens and turkeys were reported by U.S. Dept of Agriculture to have been slaughter every year, with intensed sufferings of pains and misery by these animals before their death. As the kind, loving, good person you are, GO VEGETERIAN all the way now to save lives!

  28. Anila on Aug 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If animals can talk. They will ask us. Are we any diffrent from humans in emotional pain or sufferings, The answer from them will be no. The sufferings of animals and humans are the same. The blood in humans and animals are the same colour. The organs and nerves inside the body are the same. If you hit an animal or a human both feel the same. So if the human can feel the same pain that an animal experience. They will not beat an animal again. So if a human can think like this they will not hurt animals anymore.

  29. Hee Peng (Melaka) on Jul 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    If we are a Buddhist then we should believe in karma, if we believe in karma, then we should believe in reincarnation, if we believe in reincarnation, then we should realise that all beings around us, from a small tiny ant to a stranger sitting in the coffee shop opposite the table could be someone close to us in our previous lives. That someone could be our fathers, mothers, relatives, friends, benefactors or teachers from our previous lives that had showered us immeasurable kindness, nourished and nurtured us to adulthood and could have sacrified a lot for our well beings in the past. As Rinpoche has mentioned before in many of his dharma teachings from Youtube, we cannot remember the past doesn’t mean the past doesn’t exist. We cannot deny the kindness we received from others simply because we can’t remember them.
    By realising the innumerable possibilities that those beings that were kind to us in the past could have fallen into one of the three lower realms – animal realm, and not knowing which animals could be the one that had benefited us in the past, we should extend our kindness and love towards all the animals. Thus none of those beings that have benefited us would be left out.

  30. Beng Kooi on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Another note that sprang to mind: If animals help us to become better humans, then logically speaking, humans will help us to become even better humans.
    Animals are born in ignorance, they are the way they are and there is very little that we can do to change their nature apart from superficial tricks and housetraining. It is easier to forgive your pet dog when he’s made a mistake, because you know he doesnt know any better.
    Humans on the other hand are a completely different story. We are born with BRAINS (most of us) and we know right from wrong. So when someone is angry, rude, lies, backstabs, steals, betrays, annoys, frustrates you, it is harder to let go. It is harder to forgive. Because our EXPECTATIONS of them are much higher.
    If we can forgive our beloved pets, extend the same kindness to our friends and families.

    • Philip Yong on Dec 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

      Very well said Beng Kooi. Thank you!

  31. Cynthia Lee on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    The beauty about animals is that most of the time they do not show any affection even after years of feeding and taking care of them. I am not talking about dogs here. Most dogs are just very affectionate, it makes it so easy to be kind to them. I am talking about other animals like iguanas, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and even sometimes cats who doesn’t come when you call them. Hence, humans are selective. They only like animals who response to them. Okla … not expecting everyone to be a Boddhisattva. The least we can do is NOT hurt them. The only thing I used to kill was insects like mossies, ticks and roaches out of ignorance. Am not proud of it, hence I vowed not to do it anymore. Who knows I might be killing my ancestors! Once we know better, why still do it?
    If we can stop hurting animals that do not return any affection to us, we can learn to be kind to any “spesies” of human beings. It’s so much easier to stop hurting animals than to stop hurting people emotionally, verbally and physically. Start being kind to animals by not killing, hurting and eating them and you’re better human already.

  32. Jay Jae Chong on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    There are three prominent activities/department within Kechara that helps supports prevention against animal cruelty; namely: Kechara Oasis, Kechara Animal Sanctuary and Medicine Buddha Puja.
    They all combine forces and support each other in different spectrum of animal care from spiritual, material to manifesting the actual animal sanctuary.
    Rinpoche teaches us that animals are beings which we must look into caring for them deeply because when they suffer they are unable to communicate it well to us and whenever they receive kindness, they cannot thank you back.
    It helps us to practice loving them unconditionally and gives us the chance to open doors of compassion for ourselves and others.
    May the Kechara Animal Sanctuary physically manifest soon!

  33. Anonymous on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    From beginning to end, this post means so much for me. This shows me that life isn’t just about enjoyment at the expense of others and life isnt just about selfishly abusing those around us, human or nonhuman. I am really inspired to take on vegetarianism full time now because of this article. Like you said, why should I just keep doing the same things over and over without showing any care to those around me? I definitely think it is time for a fundamental change in the way people live their lives and so I am going to start by making a change in my life, NOW.
    Thank you so much for inspiring me Rinpoche,
    Tyler

  34. SK Yap on Jul 8, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Many years ago, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche conceptualized Kechara Oasis, a restaurant that is vegetarian and promotes stopping the harming of animals. Since its incorporations in 2009 till now, Kechara Oasis has been receiving excellent review from the media and press, this includes The New Straits Time, Malay Mail, New Sunday Time, Clive Magazine, (to see details please click http://www.kechara.com/dining/press/)
    Another department, (which in the pipeline making) that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche wishes to setup is Kechara Animal Sanctuary (KAS). It is going to be a place to liberate abused animals. It is thru KAS that we are able to organize monthly activities to release animals back to the nature, and continuously seek generous and kindhearted sponsors to support the act of liberations! (to see more details, please click http://www.kechara.com/animal-sanctuary/)
    It is through the kindness of our Spiritual Guide, we can practise the act compassion, as taught by the Buddha, and become a better human being…
    Paul

  35. Likheng on Jul 8, 2010 at 3:04 am

    It is appalling to witness the cruelty the human race is capable of inflicting on other beings. Rinpoche is so very accurate when Rinpoche explains that habituation of animal abuse will lead to further deterioration in the form of causing pain and harm other human that, eventually, ends in the abuse of those who are close to us.
    How very scary it is to see the disease of cruelty spread like an uncontrollable fatal virus within the acclaimed civilized human race. Perhaps this frightening realization is so ugly, many individuals persuade themselves that animal cruelty does not exist. We pretend so that we can go about our old ways and fulfill our desires to enjoy juicy meat that is the direct product of cruelty and deep suffering.
    This abuse and destruction has to stop for the sake of the animals and for the sake of us. If we cannot be selfless, even from a selfish point of view the way we are treating animals and the environment directly harm our loved ones and us.
    Please make the effort to view the documentary called Earthling. It is not a feel good documentary but it is real and it is hopeful because the message can drive us to do something effective to be truly human: kind, loving and good.
    Another channel to which you can take immediate action is to check out http://www.kechara.com and read about the animal sanctuary project to which you can contribute.

  36. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    There are days when I wish I can have the stray cats and dogs for my family, relatives and friends but when I look at the mirror often I see how my they would wish that it was the strays rather than me!
    It took me so long that realize that the snakes, roosters and pigs in me were having a field day undoing any good that I have left and planting every conceivable bad.
    It’s been so long since I have shown kindness or forgiveness to anyone…
    And it started with KSA…then to others…
    They were my training ground to show kindness. By their accepting my occasional gifts, they helped release this tight valve of self oppressive hate and potential time bomb.
    Thank you…

  37. Sandy Clarke on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Animal cruelty is quite possibly one of the lowest acts of cowardice. Most animals do us no harm, and so many show us so much love, kindness and unconditional trust. How easy it is to mistreat any being with such qualities, and yet while most of us return the love and kindness animals show to us, there are those who mindlessly mistreat and abuse poor creatures who are left to suffer in silence, and unable to break free from their pain.
    Kind regards,
    Sandy

  38. Elena on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Rinpoche asked us to “love others, love animals and love the environment.” If you love animals and don’t eat them, you love the earth (and therefore yourself) too. There are plenty of scientific facts to back this up. It takes four times as much land to feed a carnivore, than it does to feed a vegetarian. The UN estimates that it would take 40 million tonnes of grain to end extreme hunger; in the West, 540 million tonnes are fed to animals every year. By becoming vegetarian, you preserve the earth for yourself, for your children and for everyone else.
    “What makes us good humans is not how we abuse animals, but how much we allow them to live and be happy freely.” – that’s exactly how I imagine the Kechara Animal Sanctuary to be. I imagine dogs romping happily in the grass, and ducks waddling next to a pond. I see pigs wallowing in mudbaths, and cats lounging lazily in the sun. Goats and cows chewing away on hay. The place will be paradise on earth, in this lifetime, for these beings who were unfortunate enough to be so close to the dharma, and yet not be able to receive it.

  39. Yokefui on Jul 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

    When Rinpoche first asked his Liaisons to go vegetarian, many resisted some even debated on the issue.
    To the people that give dharma classes at KH, Rinpoche asked : “ How can you teach compassion for all mother sentient beings if you kill them and eat their flesh ?” The people were speechless.
    I could not relate to vegetarianism until I watched the video “Earthlings” given by Rinpoche. To see the cruelty inflicted on animals by people in the meat business woke me up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing the truth to us skilfully. In support of what he teaches, Rinpoche started a vegetarian restaurant at Jaya One headed by Irene Lim (http://www.kecharaoasis.com/).

  40. ngeowchin on Jul 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    This is one of the most stirring and convincing message for us all to go vegetarian I have ever come across.Yet there is no obvious mention of this which is what makes it all the more powerful and poignant.
    A lot of times, the humanitarian aspect( written in all its glory here ) which is the most important is buried or subsumed in the over enthusiasm of those who advocate abstaining from eating meat and those who swear by meat. Until it becomes a platform for constant debate instead of for reflection and change.
    When we miss the forest for the trees, vegetarianism becomes a religion and meat eaters are not convinced by the spiritual arguments.

  41. Duke Okkelberg on Apr 5, 2010 at 6:13 am

    The greatest threat to people is ignorance. The greatest threat to animals is ignorant people.

  42. Helen Persson on Mar 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I fully agree with Rinpoche. We can all be great, kind, good and try to manifest it in different ways like go vegetarian, take care of animals, homeless etc.
    Shirely, it is easy to be misunderstood as what others hear and see have more positive motives than they think. Judgements leads to blockage and not to reflection on what could be behind. Expect kritik! Look forward to it, Honour it as an opportunity to be able develop eaven more skills, love, understanding and acceptance. Rejoyce for whatever you do for others as you are the one who know what you do and why! To recive these words of Rinpoche is inspiering to keep up healthy practic and also to try do a bit more…….

  43. Djinpa on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    That true rimpoche, amimal help us a lot in this jungle we make by ingnorance .
    I wish make something soon for the animal in Europe !

  44. Tsetchi on Mar 24, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. Hurting makes nothing but transform us in a cold body without heart, a moving statue. It is important to help beings, humans, animals, plants, and insects, even beings we can not see with our eyes; or that we are not aware of their presence.
    It is really nothing to give 1h, 2h or 3h of our time to help others every week.
    People say they have no time, but use their time in frond of TV or shopping, going to restaurant, in leisure parks, keeping this time only for them…
    I want help in an animal shelter and a homeless soup kitchen association again as soon as I moving to city. There is no such association here and I miss help others. I will see if I can help in the Salvation Army here, it takes 3 month check to help in an association, I don’t understand why, they need people now!
    We are truly happier when we give our self to others. The satisfaction to help others and to make them happy is 100,000 times more powerful than hurt others. We are happy when people are kind to use, we should to the same with everybody.
    Your posts are really inspiring others to help, I will re-blog this one!
    With Love.

  45. Shirley Tan on Mar 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    These words truly resonate with me, Rinpoche. Thank you so much for sharing this. Sometimes it is difficult to find the right words and explain to friends why I have chosen to become a vegetarian. Some are shocked because they can’t imagine that I would give up sushi and tuna, both being my ex-faves. Others find it almost appalling that it is for the path of spirituality. It seems there are just people who can’t grasp the concept that no meat = no killing = living in harmony & peace with all beings on earth. It’s quite funny that even some friends actually think I’ve become too “cultish” in my following the advice of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Like I am giving up all “control over my life” and passing the “remote pad” to Rinpoche. The best yet is when they think I am going to become a nun.

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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 3. 2020 12:49 PM
    There are immense benefits of making offerings to the Sangha, and a great opportunity for oneself to practice giving and generosity..Thank you very much for sharing this article that explains the benefits of making offerings to the sangha community.


    https://bit.ly/30lYluV
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 31. 2020 02:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Niral for sharing this article. I do come across people would like to highlight or even fight which God or religion is greater or more powerful. What do they want to achieve or have in mind? Of course people would like to believe their God or religion is the best which is totally fine. However, it is not right when they impose their belief on others and start giving negative comments to change our perception when they know nothing about our belief. Ultimately whatever religion or God we believe in , we should be promoting peace, harmony and love. Arguing will not bring positive impact. Respect everyone’s choice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/whose-version-of-god-is-right
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:28 PM
    The Mahabodhi Temple is a religious site in India which marks the spot where the Buddha first attained enlightenment. It’s one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism built around 260 BCE . Bodhgaya in Bihar is the heart and birthplace of Buddhism . The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peace of the Bodhgaya Temple welcomes all races and it has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly as well as architecture enthusiast. The main Mahabodhi Temple complex is home to the legendary Bodhi Tree and as well as the temple itself. Walking around following Buddha ‘s footsteps to discover several places of spiritual significance around the temple. Worth going and a must place for pilgrims.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:23 PM
    Prayer wheels are used by many Tibetans everyday, sometimes for hours on end. Worshippers turn prayer wheels to accumulate merit, to help all beings in the world and to purify their karma . They are part of a meditation practice. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is … By spinning the wheel clockwise and focusing on the mantra, prayer wheels are used to purify negative energy and accumulate good karma and wisdom. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts aloud.
    Kechara have come up with a special and unique prayer wheels which are filled with the mantra of Buddha Vajrayogini. They are made according to traditional methods. With Buddha Vajrayogini holy mantra also creates an extremely strong connection with this divine lady. Wow…our Lama personally blessed and consecrated the prayer wheels with sacred and powerful rituals,
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating these prayer wheels.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kecharas-vajrayogini-prayer-wheels.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 11:28 PM
    You’ve known this is important, but it takes time for all of us to understand the nature essential of dharma. If one is following their dharma, they are pursuing their truest calling, serving all other beings in the universe by playing their true role.

    I’m very much grateful to meet a precious Guru like u…Though i haven’t seen you in person, I believe you have been a great guidance to many out there. Thank you for article sharing.

    https://bit.ly/3fbYIN4
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:30 PM
    A very good idea as more and more people realized the harmful effect of household waste. Its seems that the reusing trend continues to gain steam in more countries all over the globe.

    Great idea to sell things for Eco-friendly environment.ReTuna is taking up the responsibility as the citizen of planet earth to do what they can to protect our environment.Thank you very much for this good sharing.


    https://bit.ly/3f8HeRy
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Dorje Shugden Retreat. Clear and easy explanation with instructions for us all to engage in this powerful retreat, which has brought incredible benefits . Very profound teachings on Dorje Shugden’s Retreat Practice’ by Rinpoche which has benefited many people and more to come .Watched and listening to the videos , will revisit this blog again to understand better of the teachings. A lot to catch up , immense information all I can said. We are all very fortunate to learn and practice this precious knowledge of Dorje Shugden as taught by Rinpoche.
    Thank you again with folded hands for teachings on Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:23 PM
    Interesting article .Tibetan Astrology is an important part of Tibetan culture. It is interwoven into daily life and provides guidance for major decisions. Tibetans have used astrology for thousands of years as a tool to better understand both themselves as such like health ,fortune and external factors in their lives. Tibetan Astrology is very much in connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Its a traditional discipline of the Tibetan peoples that has dialogued with both Chinese astrology and Indian astrology. This methods, is the most essential spiritual part derived from the Chinese, and the technical element coming from the Indian system. It is a complicated procedure that requires an astrologer.
    Wow we can discover our traits according to the Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology . That’s wonderful from there we can know how to purify our negative karma to improve our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 12:19 AM
    Looking through those beautiful pictures in this article is a blessing, hoping one day I could able to visit these beautiful holy place in Sri Lanka.The pictures shared are indeed beautiful and looking at the photos, one will collect merits as these are holy images of Lord Buddha.

    Thank you very much for sharing your pilgrimage to Sri Lanka and those beautiful pictures .It really wonderful and nice.

    https://bit.ly/3jN2foy
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 28. 2020 03:58 PM
    Looking at those rare beautiful pictures and antiques shown paints a thousand words . No wonder it is called Potala of the West or Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers visitors the opportunity to view Tibetan and Himalayan art in a contextual setting. Well this museum is located in Egbertville, Staten Island, New York City. It is home to one of the United States’ most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. Jacques Marchais, an American woman, who loves Tibetan arts ,serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. She designed and built her learning home to resemble a rustic Himalayan monastery with her an all-encompassing experience. All the years she had collected numerous Tibetan arts, antiques of cultural and historical interest. She had never visited Tibet or the Himalayas, but she had a lifelong interest in the region and sought to find a permanent home for her collection. Interesting read of the inspiring lady Jacques Marchais.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/potala-of-the-west-jacques-marchais-museum-of-tibetan-art.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 28. 2020 03:56 PM
    Great post on Dorje Shugden Dice Divination. Revisit this article again to understand better. Interesting to have the knowledge the effectiveness of divination that has benefited those who seek for advice or are having some sort of obstacles. Dorje Shugden who is enlightened Dharma Protector, so Dorje Shugden divination is definitely for sure to be highly accurate .Wow….it is fascinating about this divination lineage is, Dorje Shugden gave transmissions and explanations on his own text he composed during the trance. A lot more to read and understand, mainly its for those who have good motivation, clean samaya with the guru, trust and have faith in Dorje Shugden and always abstain from abusing the permission by performing divination for fame or monetary gain.
    Thank you Rinpohe for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 27. 2020 04:11 PM
    Now i can understand better and the differences between the Hungry Ghost festival. Reading through these wonderful article i realized what i know about Hungry Ghost festival is very little and different from what i knew.

    Ullambana is the day for helping those beings who are suffering so that they can obtain liberation and as well as to remember our dear ones who has passed away.Thank ypu very much for this good article.


    https://bit.ly/2D7jvnx
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 27. 2020 02:19 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on the passing of S.N.Goenka. S.N. Goenka was a Burmese-Indian teacher of Vipassana meditation. He was truly the foremost lay teacher of Vipassana meditation of our time. Heard of this Vipassana meditation but not much knowledge. He who pioneered the Vipassana meditation movement and founded many centres in many countries worldwide . Countires like Malaysia, Thailand ,US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and so forth.He has been instrumental in the spread of Vipassana in modern times. He has travelled extensively around the world to give numerous discourses. The world lost a great man who had brought tremendous benefits to many through meditation. May his meditation teachings continue to spread further.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/s-n-goenka-vipassana-pioneer-passes-away.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 27. 2020 02:13 PM
    Names like Quagga, thylacine, Steller’s Sea Cow and a few others are my first time coming across. Interesting to know new knowledge of animals. Yes, if we don’t or those forest rangers or WWF not going to save and do something those animals will go extinct. Human intervention brought all these species to near annihilation. Endangered species may be at risk due to factors such as habitat loss, poaching and invasive species. As people kill these rare animals, through pesticides, hunting, poaching for medicinal use or for their skin or fur soon or later all these rare species will go extinct. The WWF are fight hard against that trend and preserve the rare species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing ,creating awareness of protecting life and the living environment of those extinct animals.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/10-most-amazing-extinct-animals.html

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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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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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
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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
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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
2 months 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
2 months 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
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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
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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
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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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.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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