Farm Fresh Eggs?

Mar 23, 2011 | Views: 840

When we look at our own lives, we see lots of problems that we have. We don’t have enough money, we can’t go on holiday this year, our spouses are being difficult and our jobs are taking up too much of our precious time. These are things we really feel are problematic in our lives – the huge issues that cause many of us to experience great mental suffering.

Please watch the video posted here. It shows footage of the average life of a battery hen. The shed in the video contains 800,000 hens, held captive in small cages designed to cram ten hens into each cage. Each hen has to struggle and fight its way just to get some food and water and often, because of the cramped conditions, the hens contract infections and suffer the most intense pain, fear, terror and trauma.

In America alone, there are approximately 300 MILLION battery hens that have never seen the light of day, have never walked on the fresh ground outside and experience very little human interaction and zero veterinary attention. One of the few times they come into contact with humans is when they have completed their production period and are then taken to slaughter. Their sole purpose prior to death is to produce eggs constantly.

When we think of the suffering of animals and birds, we often think of them being killed for meat. However, suffering isn’t always closely followed by death. Battery hens are worked for many months producing farm eggs for our consumption. They produce these eggs in squalid conditions and are never free from extreme suffering from the moment of birth to the moment of death. Even those lucky to escape the cages suffer immensely. Often, they starve to death due to no food or water being on the shed floors. Other times, they will suffocate to death, falling out of the cages with their heads having been buried in the mounds of excrement that pile up over time.

To think of any being living under such horrific conditions is unimaginable – to actually watch it as it happens genuinely brings tears to your eyes. It’s especially heart-breaking to know that all this suffering happens in order that human beings can enjoy their eggs in the morning. When you think about it, it’s actually crazy and yet a lot of us still remain ignorant to the suffering of animals that occurs continuously simply to satisfy our own taste buds.

The cruelty from which battery hens suffer is mind-blowing. It’s an incredible shame that farm eggs continue to be purchased for our breakfast plates at the expense of the continuous torture of these birds. The sources from where our food comes should always be checked out as best as possible. As practitioners – or simply as good people – we should always avoid buying farm eggs and do all we can to highlight this immeasurable cruelty and suffering whenever possible.

Please watch the video. It will definitely provide you with food for your heart. It’s impossible to watch the process of a battery hen’s life and not feel that even the smallest of beings deserve the peace, happiness and freedoms that we as humans enjoy. Battery hens, like us, are sentient beings and they should never have to suffer like they do. No single being ever should.

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  1. Edward Ooi on Apr 19, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I don’t believe what they said is true. Because many chicken egg farms do not take care of their own chickens. Like some animal shelters, they said that they would never put an animal into sleep.But in the end when there are too many animals they just did it anyways. I don’t want the animals being forced to be cramped In a small cage and they also don’t get proper medications. And that is why I don’t really like the animal shelters.

  2. john Willialms on Nov 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Is sympathy for the animals which support the lives of a few billion precious people overdone? Life has always and still is in the majority of areas of this wonderful and complex world, supported by MEAT! View this fact as one may, it is still a fact — without meat, millions would perish! Perhaps better that a few meat-producers, aka, chicken, fish, beef, hogs, might better be sacrificed as humanely as possible, than letting the majority of the population of this good Earth die terrible deaths from starvation!!! Note on the documentary TV programs, the way the tigers, lions, cheetahs, and other carnivore, obtain their daily meals! No supermarkets, no refrigerators, no money, no stoves, just FRESH MEAT to keep the normal animal world, which does support all of us, alive and growing ever heathier, hopefully! Not to demean sympathy for the poor mistreated animals which we consume, but to put into perspective the REALITY of life on Mother Earth! Good and kind thoughts are always admirable, and to be complimented, as long as REALITY is faced! Good work!

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  4. Sean Wang on Jul 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing this horrible information about the life of battery hens. The people who mistreat these creatures are evil. This makes me want to eat less of these commercially produced eggs and only eat kampong eggs as they are harvested naturally.

  5. Felix Kong on May 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Now i’m just realize that behind the story of industry eggs is so sad. Why they can let all the hens suffering in a small cage and just only care about their profit . May all battery hens have a good reborn .

  6. edward ooi on May 13, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Whenever my mum goes to the market, she would always buy kampung(village) egg. They said that kampung eggs are way healthier than the eggs from factories and kampung chickens are also healthier than the factory chickens because they are not cramped together, they can move around freely and some of them can fly.

  7. sarahyap on Feb 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    That’s why I always take free ranch chicken eggs. The animal industry is just so cruel… any industry that involves using animals as profit revolves around animal cruelty, and it is almost illogical to deny that fact.

    It don’t even have to be an industry that sells animal products or by products… it can even be animal trade such as puppy mills etc… all of these are just terrible ‘business’ to get involved in. Recently, my friend got to know about a dog from a puppy mill… she was about to be put down by the puppy mill owner because she is too old to produce any puppies. And the problem about this is that the dog is still healthy! Only a little old due to the excessive breeding she was put through in her life. Thank goodness the vets called in my friend and he saved her from that terrible fate.

    People really can get heartless when it is to gain profit… how disappointing…

  8. Julien Roth on Jan 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I never knew that the chickens were treated like this. Now i don’t feel like eating eggs. I feel so bad for them, I wish i could do something for them. And what really shocked me when i watched the video, is that people just leave them to lay eggs. They don’t even take care of the hens well. They are left to die slowly. And they have to fight for food and water. This is just wrong. Why do people have to do this?

    But what i was happy about in the video, is when the lady in the video comes to one hen and helps a chicken. That really warmed my heart. That is the kind of love people should show to the chickens. Not just like egg making machines. They are more than that, they are animals. They have feelings, and should not be treated this way. This has to stop.

  9. tsewang paltso on Jul 23, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Driving home from the monastery today i pondered on eating eggs, i feel much like someone who here who posted that eggs are indeed chicks and i too appreciate your video. should all dairy be avoided?

  10. Jessi on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you for posting this link Rinpoche. I’m very fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwestern part of the United States where it’s pretty easy to find local “free range” eggs (not to be confused with cage free). They’re more expensive but if I can help to support the good care and pleasant lives of these animals while feeding my family at the same time then it’s money well spent. I’m going to share this on FB now. 🙂

    • tsemtulku on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      What a beautiful place to be, the Pacific Northwest. I would love to visit and do retreats there in the mountains…..TR

      • Jessi on Mar 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

        Oh you really should visit sometime! The international headquarters for the FPMT is in Portland, Oregon at Maitripa College. Of course the beauty of the area alone is enough of a reason to visit. Here in Vancouver I can see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the Cascade Mountain Range. It rains from about November through to about May, so summer is the best season to visit. 🙂

  11. Roy Martinez on Mar 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Hmm… well… I am conflicted… Is eating eggs ok or not? I am a huge fan of eggs and if it’s wrong to eat eggs… I can give them up. I believe that no animal should be mistreated to satisfy a human’s palate which is why I get my eggs from my stepdad, he has like 10 to 15 chickens which all produce eggs but are treated like pets… with respect. On occasion we go outside to play with them and pet them. So I don’t see anything wrong with eating fresh eggs. The eggs aren’t fertilized so it’s not like it’s murder of an unborn chick. Thanks for the clarification!!! 🙂

    PS I am currently celebrating my 1st day without meat hopefully I can keep it going!

  12. lewkwanleng on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I hereby declare no more eggs on my plate 🙂

  13. yoke fui on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the videos.

    Previously, when I ate meat I viewed it merely as FOOD. Now,I can’t help cringing at the sight of pig, fish & chicken carcasses when I do my weekly shopping for the family at the market. The videos really hit home that behind the “FOOD” we consume are the sufferings and pains of all the animals who
    look for the same things as us, human.

  14. ysng on Mar 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Since becoming a “vegetarian”, all the previous attachment to meat has been misdirected to eating eggs instead. It was like, at least I still can have eggs. It’s so easy to be “vegetarian” now, because I have correct views. It ‘ll be easy cutting off eggs as well when my view is corrected.

    Hens don’t lay eggs for us to eat them. Hens lay eggs to have chicks.

    • tsemtulku on Mar 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

      Dear Ysng, When I gave up meat, I misdirected myself to eating eggs too. Funny. I thought I was the only one..thanks for sharing..LOL. TR

  15. Paris on Mar 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Rinpoche, I do appreciate Rinpoche sending me the link to this video and horrible as it is, I took it as practice to watch it the whole way through and not close the window or close my eyes. It doesn’t make sense to close our eyes from these things as if they would go away or not happen when we don’t see it. I’m trying to work on a vegan diet now.

    These videos have also made me so much more aware of just how much emphasis we place on just our tastebuds – one sense out of so many. How much effort, time, money we invest and how much suffering we inflict on others just to please our tastebuds!

    I remember Rinpoche gave us a very powerful practice to do once which was to willingly eat food we dislike or bland food, in dedication of all those beings who have to suffer for our food or to beings in the world who will never have that “luxury” of all these sense pleasures.

    I remember too, Rinpoche telling us a startling (but amazing, to me) truth which is that there is actually nothing in samsara we have not tried, no food we have not eaten. Whatever it is, basically it is still meat/vegetables/eggs or whatever just cooked in different ways. We are kidding ourselves to think that we’re trying something new – it’s actually all the same. Sure puts things into perspective. Thank you.

  16. VC on Mar 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    what you said is true.we should be vegetarian or at least cut down meat step by step.but i wonder if all the animal in the world not slaughter by human.it would outgrow its population on earth and the earth full of animal and this would definitely give big problems to human on the other hand.where do you want to place the animal to live since there will not be any empty place on earth for them.

  17. Lim Han Nee on Mar 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.

    It makes me more determined to eat only eggs from hens that are reared in the kampongs here. I believe they are the equivalent of ‘free range’ eggs in the US and European countries.

    The following words from the show “Earthlings” keep coming back to me. “The systematic torture of animals show the lowest level of debasement that Man can reach”.What I see in this video is yet another instance of Man’s systematic and mindless torture of animals.

    • tsemtulku on Mar 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Dear Mdm Lim Han Nee, Your comment here fulfills the purpose of why I post all these videos. Thank you for taking instant action without justifications and unnecessary ramifications. TR

    • Paris on Mar 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      I was also advised however, that kampung eggs may be “worse” as those eggs may stand a higher chance of being fertilised and therefore contain a life within them.

      I’m trying to figure out how to rear my own hens!

      (or just not eat eggs)

  18. Steve Tobias on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Rinpoche thank you, I learned about this earlier today, my friend’s vegan girlfriend posted a link. I always bought “Cage Free” eggs thinking the chickens were treated better, then I read this: http://learnshareact.com/mygreenblog/2009/04/06/the-truth-about-cage-free-eggs/

    Even “Cage Free” hens are stuck in the dark all day, their beaks cut off, with low quality food. Apparently it’s best to buy “Free Range” or “Pastured” eggs. In Massachusetts in the US we have them but not sure about other places. Thanks.

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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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