Crimes Against Animals the World Doesn’t Want You to Know About

By | Jul 5, 2016 | Views: 1,473

There are horrific things that happen to animals all for the sake of human tradition, cultural belief of simply for monetary gains. These aren’t often talked about but it’s time to shine a light on the shocking abuses against animals that still go on today. Shakila Rajendra explores some of the atrocities that she thinks should not be kept under the radar.

 

Abuse Arising from Festivals and Cultural Traditions and Beliefs

1) Gadhimai Festival, Nepal

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The Ghadimai Festival in Nepal used to result in the annual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of cows, until the organising temple put a stop to it.

Nepal usually has a reputation as an animal-loving country where cows are revered as sacred beasts but during the Gadhimai Festival, an astonishing amount of animals are sacrificed in honour of the Hindu Goddess, Gadhimai. The festival would take place every 5 years in the town of Bariyarpur and has been practiced for over 250 years. During this festival, thousands of farm animals such as buffalo, pigs, goats, ducks and chickens will be inhumanely sacrificed and in 2009 it was estimated up to 500,000 animals were killed. Thankfully, in July 2015, Nepal’s temple trust announced the cancellation of the festival and the Indian government has also put a stop to animals being sent to Nepal for the festival.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/is-this-a-holy-festival.html

 

2) Yulin Festival, China

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Dogs on their way to the Yulin Festival. Packed into cages, and starved of food and water, many die on the way there.

In China, dog meat has been consumed for hundreds and maybe thousands of years. Dog meat, the Chinese believe, is meant to alleviate heat exhaustion which has led to it being popularly consumed during the summer months. In Yulin, a festival using dog meat in hot pots became popular in 2010 and up to 10,000 dogs were slaughtered for this festival. Since then, there has been huge international outcry to put an end to this festival. Sadly, up until this year, efforts to put a complete stop to this festival which takes place on the 21st of June (summer solstice) have still been unsuccessful. If you would like to get involved or sign a petition, click on this link: https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=38221

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/marc-ching-shows-us-the-way.html

 

3) The Running of the Bulls, Toro de la Vega & Pero Palo, Spain

Hunted and stabbed to exhaustion, a terrified bull lies dying after one of Spain's running of the bull festivals.

Hunted and stabbed to exhaustion, a terrified bull lies dying after one of Spain’s running of the bull festivals.

We may have heard of Pamplona’s running of the bulls festival where bulls are petrified and prodded to run down the streets of the city and eventually they are stabbed to death by matadors in the bullfighting arenas. There are also other festivals in Spain that torture and kill animals in similar methods and nothing has been done to put a stop to these festivals simply because it is rendered a cultural tradition and authorities do not want to upset those who practice these rituals. Festivals such as the Toro de la Vega where hundreds of men chase a bull through the streets of Tordesillas are armed with lances which they will use to maim the bull. When it is weak and can go no further, men will then attack the bull further and cut off its testicles while it is still alive and subject it to further torture until it dies. Similarly, the Pero Palo Festival does similarly inhumane acts to a donkey where drunken mobs will torture the animal and even force it to drink alcohol until it is too weak to run and eventually kill it.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/toro-jubilo.html

 

4) Drive Hunting

Pilot whales dead after a drive hunting expedition in the Faroe Islands.

Pilot whales dead after a drive hunting expedition in the Faroe Islands.

Dolphins and whales are caught and killed for their meat as well as captured for other purposes using the drive hunting method in a number of places all over the world. Drive hunting involves surrounding a group of whales or dolphins with boats and then driving them into a bay or toward the shore. In the Faroe Islands situated in the North Atlantic where a ritual called Grindagrap drives hundreds of pilot whales to the shore where they are then slaughtered for their meat and blubber. The hunt is a bloody affair and is known to turn the sea red with blood during the weeks in which it is practiced. Similarly, dolphins are also killed in this way particularly in Japan and Peru. Although in recent years there has been call to stop these practices, many argue that hunting whales and dolphins are an integral part of sea-dwelling culture and provide a much-needed source of meat. However, it is argued that due to environmental pollution, eating these animals may prove more harmful to the health as their meat may contain mercury.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-is-he-crying.html

 

Abuse Arising From The Keeping of Pets

5) Animal Hoarding

Animal hoarding is more common an occurrence than most people realise.

Animal hoarding is more common an occurrence than most people realise.

This is a form of animal abuse that is so common yet, many who practice it are not even aware of the harm they are causing animals. The practice of animal hoarding can be linked to mental illness whereby an individual will keep an unusual amount of animals as their ‘pets’ in conditions that cannot provide them adequate care, shelter, sanitation or food and could lead to these animals suffering from illness, starvation and even death. The worrying part of this situation is that the individual who possesses these animals will usually be in denial of their failure to care for these animals and believe themselves to be rescuers or saviours but instead, they are doing more harm than good to these animals.

 

6) Puppy Mills

Puppy mills keep breeding dogs in deplorable conditions, using them to produce cute pets to stock shops.

Puppy mills keep breeding dogs in deplorable conditions, using them to produce cute pets to stock shops.

For the sake of commercial profit, many breeders take to creating puppy mills, a facility whereby the monetary gains take priority over the wellbeing of the dogs. Puppy mills usually keep dogs in cramped cages and many of the female dogs are simply kept alive for their breeding capabilities. When they can no longer do so, they are often killed or simply left to starve to death. As for the puppies they are often bred with little consideration for their health or genetic quality. Pups as young as 6-8 weeks are sold to pet shops and can often develop health problems such as parasites or other genetic disorders. It is hard to pinpoint if puppies sold in pet shops have come from a puppy mill or not which is why it is always better to choose adoption as an option when looking for a pet.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/rescued-cats-and-dogs-only.html

 

Abuse of Animals for Sport or Commercial Profit

7) Greyhound Dog Killing

Greyhound racing looks like harmless fun but has anyone ever thought what happens to the dog when they have outlived their competitive racing days?

Greyhound racing looks like harmless fun but has anyone ever thought what happens to the dog when they have outlived their competitive racing days?

Greyhound racing may seem harmless enough but the reality is that the dogs that can no longer perform for this sport often meet cruel fates. Many, instead of being re-homed are simply killed by their owners or left for dead. To make matters worse, before they’re killed, they have their ears cut off without any anaesthetic or proper surgical methods because they have identification tattoos on their ears that can be traced back to their owners. Some of these dogs are also often sold to animal testing labs. In 2002, the remains of almost 3000 greyhounds were found in the grounds of racing track in Florida and an undercover report discovered the remains of approximately 10,000 dogs that were killed by a merchant in the UK who was killing dogs that trainers deemed too slow to race.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-simpsons-co-creator-sam.html

 

8) Canned Hunting

A highly lucrative industry is the big game hunting industry, which sees people fly from all over the world to countries in Africa to hunt wildlife in controlled conditions. The more exotic the wildlife, the more prestigious the trophy.

A highly lucrative industry is the big game hunting industry, which sees people fly from all over the world to countries in Africa to hunt wildlife in controlled conditions. The more exotic the wildlife, the more prestigious the trophy.

This is the practice of keeping animals in a confined area with only one purpose in mind – for them to be hunted and killed as part of a hunter’s trophy collection. Although there are laws in most parts of the world that ban this sport, many, such as South Africa still practice it as part of their tourism draws. Lions especially are high on the list of animals that these trophy hunters seek to exploit as well as other big game animals. There is also no real evidence that suggests that these animals are kept in captivity for any other reason apart from satisfying trophy hunters’ appetites as some suggest that captivity centres are kept open to conserve the population of these animals.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/i-love-to-hunt-lets-go-kill.html

 

9) Clubbing of Baby Seals

As long as the demand for fur rises, the clubbing of seals will continue to feed this fashion trend.

As long as the demand for fur rises, the clubbing of seals will continue to feed this fashion trend.

Every year the Canadian government allows hunters to cull seals, many of them babies as part of the expansion of the fur trade. Seals are often shot or worse, clubbed repeatedly to death. They are then skinned for their fur and left for dead if they aren’t already. Recently, both the European Union and the United States have passed laws that ban the sale of seal products but the killing of these gentle animals still goes on as it is claimed that the demand of fur products continues to rise.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/red-on-white.html

 

10) Shark Finning

Considered a delicacy in traditional Chinese cooking, consumption of shark fin has declined slightly over the years, thanks to intensive and sustained campaigns by animal rights activists to educate people on the process of obtaining sharks fin.

Considered a delicacy in traditional Chinese cooking, consumption of shark fin has declined slightly over the years, thanks to intensive and sustained campaigns by animal rights activists to educate people on the process of obtaining sharks fin.

If you’ve ever had a bowl of shark’s fin soup, you may want to reconsider your next one or any restaurant that serves it. Shark finning is an incredibly cruel way in which shark’s fins are obtained for food and traditional medicine. Sharks have their fins cut off while still alive which renders them unable to swim and they often sink to the bottom of the ocean left to the mercy of predators or to suffocate. Many countries have since banned shark finning in their waters but the demand for shark’s fin products continues especially here in Asia. As shark populations are rapidly declining as a result of this, the best way to stop the practice is to decrease the trade or the demand of these products.

Read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extinction-in-a-bowl-of-soup.html

 

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Shakila Rajendra

About Shakila Rajendra

Writer, Editor, Green-thing Enthusiast

Shakila gave up a life in the fashion world to study about how climate and energy policy will affect us in the not too distant future. She likes all animals but prefers those with flat faces and lazy attitudes. A constant explorer and believer in being part of building a more responsible collective consciousness toward each other and the environment.
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  1. Sofi on Dec 26, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Humans have so many ways to kill another being. Why did Humans even have the rights to take another’s precious life? It matters not whether it is human or animal, it is still a life mean for living. It is so clear how karma play such a strong role in our thoughts and actions that it will continually propel us to commit more negative actions until we are trapped just like the beasts, being pulled by the nose to go this way, act this way or that way. We could just simply take responsibility by stop creating the cause for the animals to die, and that is to stop eating meat, stop using leather or pelt, stop treating animals as sport or to fill our boredom. Please be kind and out yourself in their lives (which you will be if you were to gain rebirth in their realm). Thank you Rinpoche for constantly sharing with us to make us aware of the sufferings of others and how we can just start by a change of diet or things we buy.

  2. Lin Mun on Aug 7, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    It is very sad looking at the pictures. All I can say is that the killing is merely for human satisfaction and bring no benefit to other beings. Human kill for fun in Spain and for the excitement on hunting in South Africa, kill shark for the fins, kill seal for the fur, kill animals for religious ritual and etc. Why kill beings that can’t even speak and protect themselves? It is not enough to just create awareness but I think we would need government intervention to stop this cruel activities. Everyone has opportunity to stop killing animals as we are all part of the world

  3. Alice Tay on Nov 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    This is great to know Indian government supported for not sending the animals to Nepal for the Gadhimai Festival. Gadhimai Festival is being practiced for over 250 years and this is first time being canceled in July 2015 by the Nepal’s temple. The related parties made the right choice as they have save many lives of the animals.

    I sincerely hope to see the Yulin Festival in China, the Running of the Bulls in Spain and many other cultural activities that may harm the animals will be stopped. May more people empathy for animals and understand the animals can feel pain too.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for sharing this article which is good to promote vegetarianism, raise awareness about animal abuse and empathy for animals.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 19, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I remember watching Earthlings here on the blog and also a video presentation by Gary Youforosky, he mentioned that there is Holocaust happening to animals on planet earth on a daily basis.

    I hope as more people are aware of the pain that animals are experiencing, and from there they will apply pressure to countries and nations that are condoning such practices.

  5. Justin Cheah on Oct 31, 2016 at 12:46 am

    I cannot come into terms as to why humans have to massive kill animals during celebrations of certain celebrations. What sort of significant value does it bring to the celebration that resulting of killing of animals? Many of these are actually carried down from tradition and i will be bemused if the reason given was to supposedly to signify human’s success or superiority. We cannot live alone in this planet and haven’t we as humans already a conqueror of earth already? So i feel these so called practice should be put to a stop already.

  6. sonny tan on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Thank you Shakila for these reports, these senseless killing of animals is something we must all help to curb. Some people do it to whet their appetite because they want to experience the taste of wild animals, some for sports, and some to satisfy their superiority over the weak, of course there are far more reasons why human resort to killing of animals.
    Many years ago when I was at a younger age I used to love fishing and we would normally hire a fishing trawler in the East coast of Peninsula Malaysia and we would go to deep sea for a couple of days. It was really fun being at nowhere in the middle of the sea and with no mainland in sight; it was just us, our fishing rods and the baking sun. The bountiful catch was marvelous to say the least and every day the owner of the fishing trawler would cooks for us. It is exhilarating to get away from it all fun, sun and relaxation but sadly now that I am on spiritual paths and reflected back on these unbecoming misdeeds it really gives me goosebumps.
    There were about five of us and our daily catch far exceeded our needs and very often we would sell it to other fisherman but the frightening thing is those fishes that I caught would end up next to me taking them out from the hooks and seeing them struggling and flipping in pain on the deck in the baking sun and eventually dies. What is sad about it is that those fishes would not closed their eyes and kept looking at me each time I turn my head to look at them. I would imagine now these fishes that I caught would be looking at me with perhaps anger, fear, pain and maybe revenge on their mind.
    Well, I have stopped fishing for so many years now and turned vegetarian for about ten years after that perhaps trying to pay off my little crime of fishing to satisfy my human thirst for action, glory and a good feeling.

  7. HelenaC on Jul 31, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I really don’t understand why human wants to kill lives for celebration. Its totally cruel and inhuman. What a nonsense culture! creates so much negative karma as well. Sad!! But we hope with the power of social media we can easily let the world know and spread the awareness to stop all these cruel acts.

  8. JP on Jul 29, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Animal cruelty has been a culture in some countries for many centuries. This doesn’t mean it’s right to create suffering on to other beings. Billions of animals die because of humans. Animals are killed for food, entertainment, rituals, and clothing. We are the most dangerous beings on the planet if we think about it. There is no other beings that kill so much. The irony is we all want world peace and happiness.

    We are not creating the collective karma for that at all. Hopefully with more awareness and getting people to think from the perspective of the animals, some compassion may arise to stop the killing and torture of animals.

  9. Kb Thapa on Jul 26, 2016 at 1:08 am

    We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things….

  10. Wah Ying on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Thanks Shakila Rajendra for sharing to bring awareness to the sufferings done to animals around the world. Imagine, these are only some of the horrible events being highlighted, there are still many more still happening without our knowledge..

    I have seen a dog which rescured by a friend from puppy mill, with it’s hind legs paralysis. She can only dragging herself with the strength of both front legs. I have witnessed killing of buffalo in Tana Toraja Indonesia as part of their funeral rites, the sacrifice of animals is believed it can help the deceased to go to their land of soul.

    As drinking shark fin soup is part of the culture where I live in, with many without knowing how cruel it is to cut off it’s fin while the shark is alive and throw the shark back to the ocean..Many still will have shark fin soup for their banquet, for the soup shows the status and “generousity” of the dinner host. This is pretty ignorance by doing so..

  11. Liang Jing on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    In my opinion, it’s very sad that the people who involve in these horrible acts don’t think animals are living being, they don’t think animals have emotion and can feel pain. Their view about the tradition and culture did not change with the time. They are ignorance about the welfare and rights of animals, and think the horific acts are just “normal”; because they do not value the life of animals as important compare to their tradition, culture and monetary gains.

  12. Lucas Roth on Jul 19, 2016 at 12:34 am

    It is so horrible and ridiculous that such terrible things can be done in the name of tradition and such a wide-scale terrible thing can be looked over by the whole world. I believe that if this made it to the main stream media, it would be torn down in days.

    So, why doesn’t it? We should share this article on social media and try to bring this to a better light. All those poor animals are being slaughtered and they are being lost in such a massive go. It is so terrible. Help them, save them. Share this article.

  13. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    The pictures are heartbreaking. Unfortunately it is true, the world does not want us to know about this. The suffering and cruelty against animals is beyond imagination. We have to create awareness and end those barbaric practices.
    Thank you for compiling this information so that more people know what is happening.

  14. Stella Cheang on Jul 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Human, in their quest to satisfy their insatiable desire for pleasure will stop at nothing, including inflicting pain and torments on animals. The cold hard fact of these all is how human turn a deaf ear / blind eye despite the awareness of these cruelty circulating on TV, social media, magazines etc. Playing ignorance and sheltering the conscious from doing the right thing has a hardening effect, in a bad way. Over time, we will be numb and cold, and harder to generate kind feelings for the animals. Hence it is better for us to start doing something now, to act out on the little compassion that we have, so that we can stop the vicious karmic cycle one step at a time.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this article.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  15. Freon on Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30 am

    It is very heart sickening to see these animals being harm because of the ignorance and for own desire. From dinner plate, to medical test, from entertainment to cultural, animals are being use for the benefit of human beings. The only sound they could make is the crying before death or during the torturing. They could not tell human how painful the feeling was.

    From using the reasons of traditional, to the benefit of human being, we just commit crime without any thinking it is really that necessary to kill the animals? For Example Shark Fin, for centuries, it has been consumed as a delicacy and consider as nourishing dishes. In fact, shark fin have no benefit at all to human being. It does not have any mineral that really benefitted to human’s health.

    I always believed to be truly kind, begin from our own. For example from our taste butt. We can be a vegetarian, by becoming a vegetarian, we are liberate many lives directly, and also save the environment. From our daily usage, we could choose non animal products test, or non animal products to use. Example , avoid animal skin’s beg.

    The sad story of the animals being torture can never ended, if we continued to explored animals to our benefit. Animals are sentient beings too.

    Thank you Shakkila for this article.

    Regards
    Freon

  16. Pavara Lam on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I really didn’t know that there was so many other ways animals are getting killed besides the meat industry. I was not really aware of the fact that seals were killed for the sake of fashion. It is not like the parts of the seals sold are cheap, yet people still fork out huge amounts of money to buy them. What’s more, the waste products are simply thrown wherever convenient some of the waste products are harmful to the environment those waste products may end up getting into our bodies and cause damage to our bodies.

    Environmentalist should not just normal industrial factories, but also slaughterhouses. Slaughterhouses can dump a huge amount of harmful waste into rivers and lakes which will indirectly or directly harm us.

    I really hope that all these cruel practices will end soon before too much harm is done.

  17. Elisha on Jul 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Animals shouldn’t be slaughtered by any means just for our own use. Animals have the right to live a life like us too. Animals should be taken care with love.

  18. Jace Chong on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche and Shakila for sharing these heartbreaking truth that still happening in daily, monthly, seasonally and annual basis.

    I was not an animal lover until I watch the documentary “Earthling” that recommended by Rinpoche. Before that I used to think human is in higher rank than animals in terms of intelligence, but the documentary changes my definition to animals and reveal how our human demands cause to their sufferings. It’s the same for 10 crimes that mentioned in the post.

    Most of us living a fast pace and “civilized” life where we easily use animal products out of convenience, to be fashionable, to show social status and so on. We focus so much on what we want and a lot of us didn’t aware about our demand is the main cause to the animal massacre.

    Not everyone able to start a huge project to against the 10 crimes above, but what everyone can do is to stop taking meat, stop using animal products. Please be a vegetarian today and share with others why you do so. We need more people to be conscious for others pain to stop cruelty to animals.

    Thank you.

  19. Victoria Lam on Jul 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    It’s so heartbreaking to read all the article of animals got cruelty abuse. Thank you for bringing the awareness article of animals suffering in the world.

    I wish everyone may read this article and realized how to care the animals suffer and more understand the values of lives of humans nor animals.Animals and Humans are equally.

    It’s time for us to become vegetarian and educate the young generations how to loves the animals and environment care.

  20. bk on Jul 10, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thank you for bringing awareness to the sufferings of these animals, some of which are less well known than others. I have always found it shocking that people would not only turn a blind eye but even condone and revel in the brutality of animals in pain. Having once rescued a dog from a puppy mill, I have personally witnessed the long term effects puppy mills have on the poor dogs ensalved inside. From extremely poor nutrition to deformities in their limbs, weakness in the joints and an inability to move without limping, these are all a result of the devastating conditions inside the puppy mills. But worst of all is the irreversible impact on the minds of these poor dogs. No matter how much love and care is given to them after their rescue, a part of them is still affected by their horrific experience during the earlier part of their lives.

    I am also surprised but glad to see the inclusion of #5. I know some people who have many dogs, too many to give each of them the love, care and attention that they need. Yet they do not realize their pets are suffering by their own hand and continue to “collect” more and ore dogs, thinking that they are doing a good thing when in fact they are creating more suffering. I hope more people will read this article and realize that the actions we take, be it adopting a new dog, buying a fur coat or sitting down to a bowl of shark fin soup, can have profound implications to the life of another living breathing being.

  21. Jutika Lam on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    It is really hard to imagine the amount of unjustified cruelty humans have been putting towards animals.

    It is really depressing to see all these animals being inhumanely tortured and even slaughtered for the pleasure and enjoyment of humans. We have really gone overboard at the way we are treating animals.

    What we need to understand is that animals have feelings like we do, when we hurt them they will feel pain. Humans need to stop “using” animals in such a way, whether if it’s for monetary gain or for religious traditions. We need to understand that animals don’t just exist on Earth for us to exploit them.

    Thank you Shakila for writing this article, may more people become aware of this.

  22. CindyH on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    In the pursuit to satisfy sensory pleasures, people conveniently fail to see that the pain caused to the animals who like humans, are also living beings capable of emotions and feelings. The very fact that such gruesome activities are still perpetuated to date, goes to show the dangers of ignorance and the self-cherishing mind. It is a heartbreakingly sad state where one’s desire for temporary fleeting sense of happiness trumps the importance of another life and blinds one to the reality of cruelty that one is actually inflicting. And not to mention the negative karma that entails.

    Thank you for sharing this insightful post. Hopefully by highlighting such atrocities which brings more attention and awareness, positive changes can be compelled to take place.

  23. Uncle Eddie on Jul 9, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Buddhism is said to be universal, not confined to any country or particular nation. If permitted to say so, it is, as described “Super-nationalism”. As buddhist around the world, we all have experienced and know sufferings, and the ways in which we can find happiness. But, for such “horrific things happening to animals all for the sake of human tradition, cultural belief of simply for monetary gains,” as what Shakila Rajendra has explored, should not be allowed to be kept under the radar as said! As our great Gandi has said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Compassionate New Zealand has taken its great start and lead to change people’s perception and feelings towards animals, in discarding its veils of how the animals were viewed and classified as “inferior for exploitation, torture and entertainment,” inclusive of being eaten up too! As Rinpoche said, Just because they were born into conditions that they had no control, they were traded like commodities! Just as New Zealand has taken the lead in this incredible humane precedent to treat all animals as sentient sentient beings which have the same feelings like we do, hopefully the WORLD will follow this lead! “For the benefit of all beings, may beings everywhere who suffer torment in their minds and bodies, have by virtue of any merits, Joy and Happiness in boundless measure! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  24. yikming on Jul 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks, This bring us more awareness of how much unjust can be done to these animals and in such a unbelievable scale. I believe if many of these “humans” understand and able to comprehend that animals feels pain and the value of lives irregardless of animals or human , is another sentient being, they would be more compassionate. I hope with this article would make more ponder and become more aware about the atrocity of human towards animals and change, influence against such cruelties.

  25. Shelly tai on Jul 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you Shakila for this article. Is very depressing to look at all these animals being abuse and kill, we human is the most cruel one because whoever who did all these inhuman act they never for once consider the pain and fear that they have inflict to all these animals awareness is needed to stop all these cruelty act others wise it will never end another important thing to do is education we need to educate our children about animals cruelty teach them to be kind and love to animals not to abuse them.

  26. Adeline Tan on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    It is very heart wrenching to see all these poor and helpless animals being killed for religious tradition, for human consumption or for monetary gain. Hope this post can bring awareness to the people around the and also at government levels to put a stop to this kind of cruelty to animals. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  27. sarah yap on Jul 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Humans have the potential to bring a myriad of results, and unfortunately these results can be either positive or negative. Due to our own mental defilement, to satisfy our ego and ignorance, we often do things that subjugate those we perceive as ‘weaker’ than us in order to feel a form of superiority and benefit from other’s subservience or at the expense of another. The above list on the slaughter of animals that continue until this day makes anyone who has some sense of conscience cringe at it’s cruelty. While these examples are something of large scale, lets not forget how our daily conduct is exactly similar on a daily basis, though on a smaller scale…

  28. Sofi on Jul 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I guess karma can be a vicious cycle. As the victim dies in this terrible way, be it human or animals, they may carry that anger of being tortured/killed and thirst for revenge into their next life. This thirst may drive them to cause harm to others or at worst, to kill. Now the victim becomes the killer and as the killer reinforces his thirst for killing, he may carry the attachment of killing into his next life.

    The thing is, even as the 1st victim may carry the deep thirst of anger, his own victim may not be the perpetrated killer of his precious life. Therefore, a new victim will suffer the revengeful anger. Thus the vicious karma of pain and suffering grows exponentially with each lifetime. Wars are built on many things and I feel that anger is a strong factor as those perpetrator of wars would have some deep seeded anger to be able to attack and kill others. Some feel the joy of killing as we can see from terrorist videos.

    The way to stop this is to understand the sufferings of others and not contribute towards any form of killing/sufferance. If we were to stop eating meat, then the demand will reduce leading to less farmed animals or hunting. If we were to stop looking to satisfy our blood thirsty “sports” then the animals won’t suffer the terrible fate. Being a Buddhist, it is practising compassion by being mindful of how our lives impact on another’s lives. From the food we eat, the things we wear, the things we use, even the step we take (not stepping on some tiny creatures like ants, slugs, etc.) May we examine our very lives to check if we are the contributing factor towards the sufferings of animals in this world.

    Thank you Shakila for this article that created the awareness of sufferings we as human imposed on other living beings.

  29. Han on Jul 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Its very sad to see those terrified faces as they are to be slaughtered. Animals feel as we do and suffer as we do. What right have we to take the lives of these beautiful animals in such cruel ways .

    Its time to embrace vegetarianism and educate more people to become vegetarian .

  30. Katrina Ann on Jul 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    It is so upsetting to see that so many animals had died just for our leisure. It is truly heartbreaking to see that we humans are still carrying out these gruesome crimes even though we are aware of how much deaths we have caused. What makes it worst is that we try to justify ourselves by giving reasons, blaming it on cultures, traditions, etc., instead of raising awareness and trying our best to stop these heinous acts.

    We should all be more aware of what’s happening in the world, as we are the ones revolving around the world. By putting our ego aside, we will slowly understand how we are able to make a change for a better future that doesn’t require any harm, abuse or the murder of any beings.

    Thank you for sharing this important post and to help raise our awareness on how ignorant we are. I hope that many people would have a change of heart and be more aware about the cruel things happening around the world.

  31. Fong on Jul 7, 2016 at 7:12 am

    It is indeed gut-wrenching to see the images of animals being cruelly killed for the pleasure of human being. It is bad enough that they are slaughtered for food. Many abattoirs have tried to find a more humane way of slaughtering these animals for food. But, taking a life is still taking a life. If we can, we should eat less meat.

    But activists like Shakila Rajendra are trying to make a difference in the world. There are others like those involved in Greepeace. But, unfortunately, as with all human activities, when the group gets too big and successful, the objectives and motivation will change.

    Thank you for bringing the senseless killings to the attention of the world at large.

  32. Lew on Jul 7, 2016 at 2:52 am

    It is indeed very sad to see such cruelty towards animals. I was part of the guilty parties in this equation until I become vegetarian. There are many so-called traditions which have expired due the the knowledge acquired, and pressured put onto the people who practice the “traditions”. For example, slavery has been practiced for thousands of years, but eventually that has become illegal. With the social media and the widespread of information, we can definitely help to end some of the animal sufferings. (At lease we use the social media for some good cause)

    It is also important to educate our next generation not to consume meat, for the welfare of our next generation. As most of us know, being vegetarian is now an environmental matter (no longer a spiritual or health matter). The amount of greenhouse gas produced by animal farming is raising, and it must be stopped at the government level.

    I pray more and more people will become vegetarian and less animals will suffer just because they need to be sacrificed to be on our plate.

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    Beautiful art painting Of Vajrapani and Dorje Shugden paints a thousands words. As a protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power and Dorje Shugden a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings form a powerful combination in this beautiful thangka. It will be wonderful to have it printed in our house or on our altar.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    Beautiful art paintings of White Tara , Ushnishavijaya (Namgyalma), Amitayus, Dorje Shugden. In Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara is also known as Jetsun Dölma as a Buddhist saviour-goddess with numerous forms, widely popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She is the protective, helpful and comforting mother who shows limitless kindness, generosity and protection to all who rely on her.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

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    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

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    It’s so rejoiceful to see Mr Yao Ming the professional basketball player use his celebrities platform and reputation to lessen the suffering of others. Mr. Yao Ming speak for the unable to speak for themselves and so rely on us to protect them. Millions of sharks, which are endangered, will be saved thanks to Mr. Yao Ming’s actions. I hope more and more people will be inspired by his example to speak up against cruelty towards animals. With growing awareness of vegetarianism and so many options for food these days, even in mainstream restaurants, there is no need to keep consuming meat or seafood.
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    Master Cheng Yen must have a very strong Dharma imprint. Even though in the beginning she did not have a teacher, she knew she wanted to be nun, she wanted to renounce and use her life to serve others. It was not easy to embark on the spiritual journey but it did not scare Master Cheng Yen. She found ways to spread Dharma and she has been very successful.

    Today, Tzu Chu foundation has its presence all around the world. Whenever there is a disaster, they will be the first to offer their help. Their selfless compassion is highly respected and acknowledged by many. This is how much impact one person can make if we walk the talk and show people by example. The most important thing is not to give up and be very determined in serving others.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 12:35 PM
    Back in 1996, H H Dalai Lama had made a controversial statement about Dorje Shugden that have caused much disharmony, sufferings among Tibetan Buddhism practitioners . The Tibetans were divided into two , families torn apart just as they do not agree and accept the practice of Dorje Shugden. The African Americans of black people and slavery , the women in Finland, Iceland, Sweden and some western U.S. states, slavery are some of the historical similarities with Dorje Shugden ban where they suffered badly such as physical abuses, denied services to hospitals, restaurants , schools and so forth having many signs and boards installed to prohibit them from entering. Those who refused to follow their order or to give up their practice were conform faced torture, imprisonment discrimination and abuse. Tibetans in exile, wicca, pagans and so forth are denied their rights of religious freedom. Everyone should have their own rights to choose what we believe and practice. The Dalai Lama have said that Dorje Shugden cannot harm him , as proven Dorje Shugden is not evil. It is recognised to be an emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri and a dharma protector. They (CTA ) should stopped and should not be involved in religion. Allow religious freedom for the sake of all, and future generations to come. Peace and harmony must be maintained, for the growth of a nation.
    Thank you Velentina for this well researched article to bring more awareness and knowledge for many of us and these abroad.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/comparisons-of-the-dorje-shugden-ban-with-historic-persecutions.html
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    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 12:27 PM
    A beautiful story of guru devotion of a Russian princess Buddhist nun. Very inspiring , she was a Russian-born French-American socialite, film actress, and Gelug Tibetan Buddhist nun. The legendary Zina Rachevsky was the earliest Western student and patron of Lama Yeshe . She came from an incredibly wealthy family, having everything money, fame, beauty yet she was not happy and that triggered her soul-searching. Travelling to India, that’s where she met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa. That’s the first time they encounters with Westerners and Lama Yeshe was glad to learn that this wealthy lady came to them in search of enlightenment. Zina became the first Western student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa . It was her request and insisted that the Lamas to teach Westerners on Buddhism. She led her life to the fullest from her Hollywood days to renouncing everything.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring article of a princess turned nun.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/the-russian-princess-nun.html
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    Tuesday, Apr 23. 2019 12:25 PM
    Beautiful art thangka of Palden Lhamo,Guru Rinpoche, Lama Tsongkhapa, Nechung and Dorje Shugden. Palden Lhamo is a protecting Dharmapala of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the wrathful deity considered to be the be an emanation of Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom. Interesting story of this fearsome and powerful protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/powerful-palden-lhamo
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 22. 2019 01:12 PM
    Beautiful art paintings of Saraswati , Manjushri, and Dorje Shugden. Saraswati is a well-known Indian goddess of music, wisdom and learning. While Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Both depicted in this beautiful thangka paints a thousand words. Matching colours , its truly amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    Monday, Apr 22. 2019 01:09 PM
    That’s wonderful in Kechara Forest Retreat there are a numbers of wonderful progressive, modern, humorous and knowledgeable pastors who are always ready to help readers to understand better. More and more readers on this blog will get to learn and practice Dharma through questions and answering .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing this nice and happy pictures of Pastors having a joyful ride on a trishaw by Pastor Seng Piow.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/if-you-have-any-dharma-questions-ask-a-pastor-at-kechara

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Massive 2,600 year old Buddhist Monastery-Afghanistan- read more- https://bit.ly/2HTM48q
A good person is made by the intensity of his adversity~Tsem Rinpoche
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A good person is made by the intensity of his adversity~Tsem Rinpoche
BREAKING NEWS- Dharamsala MP Tenpa Yarphel says to make peace with Dorje Shugden people now!~ 
 https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
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BREAKING NEWS- Dharamsala MP Tenpa Yarphel says to make peace with Dorje Shugden people now!~ https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
How the incomparable yet down to earth Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen changed my life forever- https://bit.ly/2VJjCtk

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How the incomparable yet down to earth Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen changed my life forever- https://bit.ly/2VJjCtk Photo: His Eminence Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Tsem Rinpoche
Joanne Kam and Justin Ripley in Kechara doing some cooking..
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Joanne Kam and Justin Ripley in Kechara doing some cooking..
You have to see this spectacular outdoor Amitabah statue in Vietnam. So sacred and majestic.~ https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
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You have to see this spectacular outdoor Amitabah statue in Vietnam. So sacred and majestic.~ https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I\'ve introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He\'s a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    4 weeks ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    3 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    4 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    4 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    4 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    4 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    4 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    5 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    5 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    5 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
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Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
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A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
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Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
7 days ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
2 weeks ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
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