Hours Before Death

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 962

It is common knowledge that public animal shelters often face lack of facilities, space and funding to support the amount of dogs they capture from the streets, which result in hundreds of animals euthanised daily. Although people are aware of this, very few do anything about it, whether in providing food for the dogs in the pound, or creating awareness about the poor conditions these dogs have to live in… the public animal shelter remains as the place where once a dog enters it’s grounds, the chances of getting out alive is almost zero.

When I read this article about this Taiwanese photographer, Yun Fei Tou, I was immensely touched by his creative way of bringing this message to the public. His portraits of dogs, which was taken just minutes or hours before these dogs are euthanised, sends us an incredibly powerful message… the suffering, neglect, and the fate of these dogs in public animal shelters, regardless of their age and health condition.

I thought I should share these pictures with everyone here, to bring forward the message that Yun Fei Tou wanted to get across to the public. Please do share this article and pictures with as many people as you can…

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These powerful portraits of dogs minutes before being put down show the harsh realities facing many rescue centres every day

Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou has created early 19th-century style portraits of stray dogs in their last hours before being put down in the hope of raising awareness of animal rights.

In some cases the pups are in good condition while others are in tragic shape due to neglect, but all share the same fate, a fate they are quite upsettingly all unaware of.

“These portraits are taken on the very day on which the dogs depicted are about to be put down or mercifully killed in public pounds run by governmental agencies in Taiwan,” Yun-Fei Tou said.

“Utilizing the classic portrait style that originated in the early 19th century with the birth of photography as an art form, these photographs offer the viewer a chance to look attentively into a bleak future.”

[*All pictures: Yun-Fei Tou]

 

11:38AM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 29 MINUTES

 

05:01AM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 12.5 HOURS

 

10:00 A.M. TAIWANESE PUBLIC ANIMAL SHELTER TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 1.4 HOURS

 

04:17AM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 13.2 HOURS

 

12:57PM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 1.1 HOURS

 

10:54PM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 1.2 HOURS

 

12:09PM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 1.9 HOURS

 

03:17AM, TAIWANESE PUBLIC SHELTER, TIME UNTIL EUTHANISED: 14.2 HOURS

The photographer also spoke out against the idea that animal rights are only for sentimental “animal lovers”.

“The purpose of this project is to arouse people’s awareness of animals rights,” he said. “People should view animal rights as a moral issue rather than appealing to emotional affection. As Peter Singer wrote in his Animal Liberation, ‘The portrayal of those who protest against cruelty to animals as sentimental, emotional “animal-lovers” has had the effect of excluding the entire issue of our treatment of nonhumans from serious political and moral discussion.'”

Though these images were taken in Taiwan, the message should ring out across the world.

“Far too many dogs suffer abuse and neglect in all corners of the world; these photographs were taken in Taiwan, but dogs like these are present in many other countries too,” said Dee McIntosh, Battersea Dogs Home’s Director of Communications.

“These powerful images illustrate the shocking mistreatment and neglect shown to animals we term ‘man’s best friend’.

“Dogs and cats arrive at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in many different conditions, some of which require urgent medical attention and staff and volunteers work tirelessly to give them the second chance they deserve in a loving home.

“Images like these from Taiwan, demand the answer to whether dogs really are man’s best friend, and show the harsh realities facing many rescue and rehoming centres every day.”

 

[Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/these-powerful-portraits-of-dogs-minutes-before-being-put-down-show-the-harsh-realities-facing-many-rescue-centres-9810297.html]

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  1. Pastor Antoinette on Jun 10, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Such expressive pictures. They show that these animals are someone, they are more than “an animal”, they have feelings and feel how they are treated. Thank you for these very expressive pictures showing these dogs in their last moments.

    It shouldn’t be their last moments, they could find a family who cares for them. Adopt, don’t shop. These dogs deserve a chance for a better life.

    Thank you for all the teams in rescue facilities for dogs and cats who help them so much, treat their wounds and give them hope and care.

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  2. Chris Chong on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    This is a very powerful blog post. It captures the emotions and looks of the doggie’s last moment before they are being sent to their death bed. There are many stray dogs on the streets and they are the result of irresponsible owners not sending their pets for neutering.

    California is a good example to learn from. They put these stray dogs in pet shops and encourages everyone to adopt them instead of buying a new puppy. It is a huge success and many stray dogs had a second chance in life and a warm place to call home. Everyone should learn from them and save innocent lives.

  3. nicholas on Sep 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    The images really portray their feeling before being euthanized. The picture used as a awareness campaign to educate the public to adopt instead of buying. Many strays was a lovey pet and best friend to a human before. It’s sad to see how the dogs end up to and the owner can just easily abandon them. The public realy has to look at these images and the caption. Imagine if the picture replaces the human picture. How would people feel? Dogs is still a living being that has feeling just that they can’t say it in our language to make us understand. That doesn’t stop us to learn to understand them. The dog does learn the command we train them so why not we also learn to understand them? Having a pet is a commitment for life and is not just for our leisure.

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 8, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Your Next Meal!

    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.

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  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 8, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    This is Daw

    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1559986627.mp4


  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 8, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!

    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It’s time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don’t break up families.

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1559986609.mp4


  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 8, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    They do this every day!

    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1559986591.mp4


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  9. Samfoonheei on Mar 22, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Looking into the eyes of those poor dogs make me heartbroken. Sad sad as if I saw right in front of me. These powerful images illustrate the shocking mistreatment and neglect of those dogs at the shelter home. Some of those images shows tears in their eyes, as though they knew their hours are near. Thank you Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou for sharing those images to bring awareness of those neglected dogs and raising the awareness of animal rights. When the space are running out at public animal shelters in Taiwan they are allowed to carry out mercy killings . …..heart breaking . Hopefully more could be done to safe those dogs. They deserved much better. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  10. Alice Tay on Mar 22, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these powerful and lively photos taken by Yun Fei Tou, just to arouse the people’s awareness against animal cruelty.
    These images draw my attention and let me think deeply that:
    1. Stop buying any animal from a breeder or a pet shop. Adopt the animal from the reputable animal shelters or rescue in order to end the animal mills.
    2. If we can’t make commitment or unable to adopt the animal, we can give support or contributions to the animal shelters.
    3. Teach the kids at their very young age to respect and be kind to animals.

  11. Jason on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I feel so sad and tears drop when I saw the dog waiting euthanized photo. We should create public awareness on this issue by educate about love on the animals.Stray dogs must be reduced to avoid them send to public animal shelter and waiting euthanize.
    Besides that, donations is needed to use for daily maintainance of the animal shelter.(give the dogs longer period to live while waiting for adoption).
    May all the animals bless by Three Jewels and has good rebirth.
    Thanks Rinpoche for kindness and compassion .

    With folded hands,
    Jason

  12. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:49 am

    These pictures are very hard to look at, the looks of despair and lost are displayed on all of their faces and this alone is a strong proof that animals or dogs in this case DO have feelings.

    I do not support the fact that to euthanize an animal, it will ‘end’ their sufferings. Yes it will end their sufferings, but only for this life. I believe that there is an afterlife, meaning we all reincarnate and come back. Some come back as a human and some come back as an animal. Just because we end the suffering now, it doesn’t mean that the karma has ended. I know it’s harsh to watch our pets suffer but putting them to sleep doesn’t solve the issue entirely, not at least to people like me who deserve in reincarnation.

    But in this case, the shelter is overwhelmed with dogs and there might not be a choice therefore it’s inevitable to euthanize them. Poor animals. Humans are so selfish, they keep the dogs when they need them and when they don’t anymore, they just dump them away and leave them to die. Shame on humanity. May these beautiful lives take a good rebirth and come back as humans to learn the dharma. Poor poor doggies, they really did not deserve that…

  13. Vinnie Tan on Feb 13, 2015 at 1:40 am

    These images are really powerful. It shows that animals do show emotions and that their emotions are just as real as ours. We have no rights to be taking their lives away like this. They do not deserve to be living in such conditions as well. It is just not something that any living being should go through.

    Through this it shows us again that we should always adopt and not buy. When we buy, we encourage more puppy mills to be producing the little puppies, leaving these dogs to pass on or to be put down.

  14. Frederick Law on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:11 am

    shocking and haunting photo of the dogs before their death, this is really a harsh reality that many people around the world ignore and neglect their pets dispose of them when they are too tired and bored of caring for them, many buy pets base on impulse because they are cute or the in-thing, but when the pets becomes sick or old, or should we say they are not cute anymore, they abandon and even throw them out onto street and escape responsibility.

    This is the main reason why there are so many strays on the street, and yet we blame the dog as nuisance or dangerous when there are cases of attacks. in actuality, we are the main culprit that led to their fate. Even though strays that are save and taken to animal shelter, does not GUARANTEE their safety, alas, when more and more strays are save and taken to shelter, the overcrowded shelter has no choice but to euthanize the dogs previously was shelter before. How horrible and cruel this is!

    Why should they suffer being abandon, being beaten, having no food to eat, and then when everything seems ok in shelter, then their life was taken away because of overcrowded shelter or because they should be put to death as their life has no meaning?

    we should penalized the pet owner for their action, and there should be strict regulation to those breeders who use animal as money making machine!

  15. Jacinta Goh on Nov 12, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Previously , I do not know the true meaning of ‘adoption’, in the case of animals. Usually, we would have bought the seemingly ‘new’, nice, well-bred dogs from the pet shop. It was through a group discussion in Penang, a member has enlightened me in this part. Thanks to her that now, I know why we need to ‘adopt’ rather than buy. These pictures reminded me of a project by Water Schels on the pictures of human before and after death too. Both are similar but we tend to put more emphasis on human rather than animals. When I think back, how ignorant was I! But there are still people who are still unaware of this and all that I can do, is to be responsible and act accordingly. From my point of view, we cannot blame on one party such as the animal shelter. As part of the society, all of us are responsible. Although a simple thanks to Yun Fei Tou seems appropriate but more importantly, we should stand up like him, do our part, be responsible.

  16. Edward Ooi on Nov 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I believe that all the animal shelters have no intention of killing the dogs and cats, it is because they have no other choice. Not many people will adopt dogs and cats from there, and they also have a lot of problems such as not enough money to take care of all the dogs and cats, they don’t have enough space for all the animals that are being taken in everyday and more people are dumping their dogs away because of some various reasons.
    So I think it is never the animal shelters wrong for putting the animals to sleep, it is always the people dumping their dogs on the roadside. And a few ways to lessen these activities, we have to donate more money to all the animal shelters, have more people to adopt dogs and cats and don’t dump your dogs away. Always remember why you brought it to your house and take good care of them.

  17. Sean Wang on Nov 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    These photographs are so immensely sad. It feels like the dogs know that they are going to be put down from these images. Animal shelters should be even more well funded, they aren’t receiving enough, if they do, they don’t have to resort to this. If they do this even if they are well funded then it is detestable.

    Furthermore, people should adopt instead of buying puppies from shops as they are milled. Easing the burden off shelters leads to one less death by their hands.

    So sad. I hope things get better as more people are educated.

  18. Wah Ying on Nov 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Yun Fei Tou using the something different and creative to show/approach the world the plight and condition of animals in shelter homes. Pictures or photos not only paint thousand words but bring big impact to the viewers.

    We would be surprised by the expression or eyes of the dogs which are so similar to human’s. I guess this is not because of the angle, lighting or skills used by the photographer. I believe it is because dogs like human, they do have feeling and soul. They are not robot/toy that can bought in to our life from a shop and throw away anytime we are not convenience or when they are sick, or not adorable anymore.

    Please ADOPT instead of buying. Please do not send your pet to shelter homes, for they will be died in the shelter for 99.999%.

  19. Beatrix Ooi on Nov 3, 2014 at 1:20 am

    These pictures are very heartbreaking as the sadness, desperation and bitterness are all written on their faces, they knew that they were gonna die, that’s for sure, I strongly disagree with what the shelters are common in doing nowadays which is euthanizing dogs. We have no rights to take away someone else’s life even though its just an animal, there’s no difference between these dogs wandering on the streets and bringing them in this way, because they are still gonna die, if the shelters were to euthanize them, then I really do not understand what’s the purpose of bringing them in, allowing them to think that they finally have a ” home ” or someone they can finally rely on, then after all these, its just another dead end. Euthanizing a dog is very bad, no matter if your intention were good or bad, taking someone else’s life away is still a wrong thing to do. I hope that more people will look into this and help to spread awareness, the dogs deserve a second chance to live.

  20. Lucas Roth on Nov 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    These are truly terrifying pictures and it makes me feel so sad as this practice will not be stopped as the animals are just “not cute enough” or “too old”. Those are the main reasons why they wont get adopted or rescued because people will not care to help the ones they “don’t like”, it is not their fault. Look at how they look, some of them have problems that I am sure wasn’t helped or was caused by the dreaded place of death.

    Just think of it, they won’t want to help the ones that actually have problems and that is why they won’t get adopted, because people don’t like problems and they don’t like that look or they just want a dog that is a puppy. People are selfish, what gives us the right to put ourselves at the top, to kill others, to use their habitats to create our cities. We are the problem. not them… not them at all.

    If you truly do not like this, please help out instead of just saying, “oh how sad” because that is the easy way out. We must help show people what is happening and help stop the practice of killing. These poor poor animals are doomed because WE THINK they don’t belong in our environments so they are sent away to the pound. It is our fault. Just think of them for once people. Come on, help them, they could really use it.

  21. KYC on Nov 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    They all look very sad, so hopeless. It’s difficult to look into those eyes. Its a global problem that needs to be addressed.

  22. Low KHJB on Nov 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kind sharing.The emotion found in those could bring tears to anyone who has any sense of compassion to any living beings.We certainly hope for those unfortunate animals to given their rights to live just like us in this troubled world of selfishness and caring for only their own kind.
    Thank you for timely reminder for us to understand our level of compassion and how sincere is our actions.

  23. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on Yun-Fei Tou’s pictures of hours before the dogs are euthanized. It is a very sad news to know that these dogs were rescued from the streets supposed to have lived longer under the dogs’ shelter with sufficient food and treatment for better health and good hygiene. However, the true facts are the space constraint and limited budget to keep the increasing stray dogs has always started to euthanize the older dogs as an easy way so that it can give space for other new stray dogs to come in. This is totally not a good solution as we have ended their lives much earlier rather than saving them. This has defeated the intended mission, that is to save animals from sufferings and pain. I sincerely hope and pray for the authority to look for more alternatives and at the same time to educate the pet owners for not abandoning their dogs and implement strict penalty for those who do so. May all the animals be freed from pain and sufferings, and gain good rebirth to practise Dharma in their next lifetime. Om Mani Padme Hum

  24. Edwin Tan on Oct 30, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Some of the dogs are in so poor and weak condition. Before enough love and care was given, they are put down… is really so tragic…

    It’s almost they know… from these pictures…

    Yun Fei-Tou really captured the soul and delivered a powerful message.

  25. Hee TS on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Mr.Tou將小狗们最後一刻逝去的情景给拍下来,它们眼里只有充满悲傷,無人照顧的無奈,结束這期不幸的生命,真的很難過……這應該喚醒更多的人意識到動物所面对的痛苦,它们也希望能平稳的生活下去。感谢仁波切提醒我们要對衆生慈悲。

  26. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    These pictures show how powerful art can be to send a message compared to words. They show very poignantly how these dogs feel just hours to their death. These haunting looks in their eyes show a longing for love, a longing to be free, a longing to belong.

    It is sad that when they were pets, there was at least some show of care for them, and now they are mere discards, whose fates have already been decided, without their knowing.

  27. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I did not treat my pets well. I will treat them well in future. Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching.

  28. HelenaC on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Sad!!!!

  29. shelly tai on Oct 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information ,indeed very sad to look at all these dog a lot of us do not aware about their suffering and pain we always think since they cannot talk so is ok to abandon them even abuse them the human self cherishing mind are so strong we only think of our self our own convenient is very important for all of us to create an awareness about all these stray cats and dogs do not abuse them even if you do not like them.

  30. Toh Cheng See on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    A picture speaks a thousand words of the emotions of these dogs. How we wish we can take the pain away from them. We can help by passing words to remind our friends to adopt from Shelters . Remind them to never ever abandon their pet. Never ever walk out of their lives and leave them alone.

    • sarahyap on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Dear Toh, Yes I agree with you. When we adopt instead of buying our pets, we give these dogs a second chance in life. We should always educate our friends and family to adopt rather than buy… because even buying pets, there’s a whole cycle of suffering behind the scenes ie puppy mills. Dato Ruby can tell you the story when she rescued 2 pure breed Westies from a puppy mill in Malaysia… they were in terrible condition, so much abuse and neglect.

  31. Joy on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:11 am

    These photographs of these stray just hours before their final breath are very powerful. You can see in their eyes that they know “something” and the despair and helplessness they feel is unimaginable. We may not speak their language and they hours but one thing is for sure… they feel.

    It is sad that dog shelters running on very low budgets have no choice put to put them down. It doesn’t help when we keep buying from pets shops and breeders instead of adopting one from a shelter. And it is even worst when we become irresponsible and heartless to abandon our pet the moment we find them inconvenience. Many strays, if you visit a shelter, are actually thorough breads abandoned by their owner. Most of them abused, with diseases, injuries etc. Animals should have rights just like us humans, they were created to live on this planet just like us! We like to say a dog is a man’s best friend but are we a dog’s best friend?

    I am not sure how we could ever improve this situation because as long as there are people wanting to buy thorough breads or pets from pet shops instead of adopting one from the shelter, over population in shelters are not going to ever stop. This is a sad reality hence education is so desperately needed and it should start in school, educating our kids about compassion, kindness, a dog is not an object or a “thing” but a “living being” and “somebody” too.

    I hope, pray and will share YUN-FEI TOU campaign, may it go world wide in bringing light to Animal Rights, Equality and creates the necessary awareness about the poor conditions dogs have to live in shelters homes all around the world!

  32. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for always remind us to catch up more awareness to all sentient beings as Rinpoche.

    Mr Tou really make his efforts and care when taking the doggies photos, may the doggies able to take a good rebirth and meet Dharma in their next life. Om Mane Padme Hum…

  33. Lucy Yap on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Very haunting pictures of these poor dogs.Looking into their eyes shows what most of them are waiting for.It’s not for food or to be set free. Human affection is what they seek.Be kind to animals!
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this incredible post.May these images arouse people’s awareness against animal cruelty.

  34. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Mr.Tou really catch up the soul of the doggie before the last moment. ..It were full of sad, grief and the feelings of no one to care…really sad…This should reach out to more people to create the awareness how suffering of the animals, they wish to live on also..

  35. shane jayasuriya on Oct 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I see from these dogs eyes that they know that they were going to put down..How sad is their eyes..

    • sarahyap on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Dear Shane, yes it’s true, so much pain and neglect =(

  36. Joe P. Dorji on Oct 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration Rinpoche. I am going to spread compassion with my own version. Being too direct and bluntly Buddhist gets me enemies I don’t need. Thanks again, la. 🙂

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    Wonderful teachings, I have been wondering before what is the difference of colour and did not understand much. I have seen colours such as red, yellow, black but know nothing about it till I read more of Rinpoche’s blog and through this post. Recording to Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the colour of hats are wore following which school or lineage they are from. The Gelugpa order is often called the Yellow Hat sect while the Kagyupa is called the White Hat or Red Hat sect. The hats refer to the elaborate crescent-shaped hats worn by followers during ceremonies. Lord Tsongkhapa told his disciples to wear yellow hats, as explained that this would be an auspicious sign to be able to bring back pure ethical discipline to the monasteries of Tibet.
    Well reading all the comments from readers, I could learn more of the hat Tibetan monks wear .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-why-is-lama-tsongkhapas-hat-yellow.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 11:59 PM
    Thank you for these beautiful drawings of White Tara. The artist has great talent and skill to show them in different forms and styles. I enjoyed all the drawings and the beautiful interpretation. Every Art effects each person differently, which is the true beauty of art and the hidden talent of an artist.

    Thank you so much for the precious practice and sharing. Hope to start my prayers and to receive her blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:18 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching of how to nurture the dharma in our children . Its good everything to start early and young whatever as such like Dharma teaching to our children. Stimulate them with dharma comic books and so forth. As parents show them an example of what we learn, practice in the center. Opening the dharma imprint in them will be good. Beautiful sharing , wish Jake well and on the right spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/for-francis-and-lil-jake.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:17 PM
    Reading this inspiring biography of a great Lama , his incredible achievements is truly amazing and inspiring. H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche a learned scholar ,master debater and was the Junior Tutor to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama . Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist Masters for his extraordinary method of teachings in the tradition of Je Tsongkhapa. Well known and respected by many in all Tibetan Buddhist schools. The flourishing of the Dharma in the West is strongly connected with him. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche had travell intensively giving teachings throughout his life to many. Been also a poet and a writer Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche left behind a legacy of his complete works written in a style of rare elegance and many others who had benefited thousands in the Buddhist world. Up to the end of his life, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche continuously turning the Wheel of Dharma for the sake of all sentient being .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and interesting read .


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-kyabje-trijang-dorje-chang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:16 PM
    Dogs are better than human beings because they know , can feel but do not speak only. Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. Watching the video tell all, that dog so royal all I can tell. He is at risk though yet he try to his best to protect the other. A selflessness act he care about others more than themselves. Dogs are most faithful and royal than human. A person can leave us when time is bad but a dog will show us their royalty in our bad time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-non-human-hero-must-watch.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:09 PM
    Nurturing children with Dharma is very important. Parents must
    also show good example to their children so that they become better person when they grow up.
    It is every parents’ hope that their children grow up to be good and caring adults. Thank you very much for good article.


    https://bit.ly/2WkIZEK
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 09:44 PM
    t’s a blessing to be able to see this rare video of the powerful oracle. Choyang Duldzin Kuten took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden.
    What I saw from the Panglung Kuten, is dharma advice to help practitioners and spiritual organizations to grow even more. Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/307V2qb
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 06:51 PM
    Nowadays, people prefers to live in forest, and near the greens as they do not want to have the hustle city life which they grew up in because it is very stressful and very unhealthy for their body and mind. I’m amazed with the idea of forest house, incrediably built in the deep forest, with amazing architecture and innovatively studied landscape. I can feel the peace of mind by just looking at the picture. With the huge amount of trees, bushes and plants, it makes the environment looks calm, cooling and less polluted.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article, this house is extremely unique indeed a beautiful place to stay. It is best to be recommended for people who likes to spend short holiday and for those to love to have a peaeceful meditation.

    https://bit.ly/2OpVydr
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:03 PM
    Short yet powerful meaningful quotes for thoughts that will change our lives and should not be ignored.
    These quotes stand up well to me….
    Remember, if we wish to make an offering to our teacher, no offering is greater than that of our own dharma practice. ~Geshe Tsutrim Gyeltsen
    Never abandon your spiritual teacher no matter how many inner obstacles you need to overcome…….~Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/quotes-that-should-not-be-ignored.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:01 PM
    Ribur Rinpoche great yogi, scholar and teacher, an accomplished practitioner, as well as a writer and who had giving teachings in numerous countries around the world. We are fortunate able to read all the amazing memoir of Ribur Rinpoche’s profound meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. A rare and precious memoir. Woa amazing , during the Chinese invasion Ribur Rinpoche managed to retrieve some of Rinpoche’s relics and is at Sera Mae Monastery .
    Loved what Ribur Rinpoche said …….as a scholar, and as a lama I am somebody, but these things are not important. The only thing that matters to me is that I was a disciple of Pabongka Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ribur-rinpoches-profound-meeting-with-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:00 PM
    Clear explanation and understanding of Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten a great masters much appreciated with folded hands. With these explanation will help us in the practice. Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche was one of the most outstanding Tibetan masters of our time. Also known as Milerpa. We are fortunate we are to learn about Manjushri’s sacred prayer. May all be blessed with this powerful praise of Manjushri.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of powerful practice of Gangloma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 03:33 PM
    Sailing stones, are a geological phenomenon where rocks move and slide across the surface or on long tracks along a smooth valley floor .Scientist have been wondering how these happened and puzzled by the mysterious “sailing stones .

    Actually we need to thank the mother earth for creating all the wonders and miracles.Thank you very much for this good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2CxqENS
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:30 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was considered as an emanation of Lama Tsongkhapa. He was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal and built Ganden Monastery in Tibet. A great holder of the vinaya, well known and respected by many. With his incredible devotion and commitment that he had promise to arise as an Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to preserve the lineage of Tsongkhapa teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/duldzin-drakpa-gyeltsen.html

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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss 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!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss 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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 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.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 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
    3 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.
    3 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!!
    3 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.
    3 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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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
4 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
4 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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