Hours Before Death

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 930

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…

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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. 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.

  2. 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.

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    Your Next Meal!

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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%.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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。

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

    Sad!!!!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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…

  32. 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.

  33. 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..

  34. 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 =(

  35. 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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    Now 500 mantra stones engraved with Dorje Shugden’s sacred mantra have been placed at the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. Through the kindness of our Lama HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, we have place a place called home to many. Rinpoche has conceived of this area where the huge grotto with Dorje Shugde ‘s sacred mantra stones be placed to benefit all sentient beings. With Rinpoche ‘s explanation we need to purify our negative karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. We could do candles and incense offerings and even circumambulate around the 500 mantra stones as well. Interesting teachings for us to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the profound teachings and explanations of purification .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 03:25 PM
    What an amazing discovery by a Indonesian man who has a dream of a bluish-red dragon diving into a old well at Brahu Temple, sub-district of East Java Province.. It then lead him to the discovery of a White Tara statue , coins, and golden stones dated back in 1293-1500 CE.

    It goes to show that the power of the long gone enlightened ones are still alive and we are not abandoned.Thank you for this interesting post and sharing with us the legends and profound teachings about Tara .


    https://bit.ly/388xi7g
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 01:26 PM
    Thank you for the great information about acupuncture. Knowing this popular Chinese healing therapy using needles into a person body to relief pain and make a person feel better. A effective and powerful way for some who prefer traditional medication. I had learned that this treatment is believed to create energy balances and to remove negative blockages from the body.

    I do have friends who often visit an acupuncturist for their muscle aches and pains. I have seen improvements in their health conditions. To me, I always support traditional medications and I do believe that this treatment had cured many chronic illnesses.

    Thanks for the sharing, hope this article will help to clear thoughts for some who is seeking to visit one.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:50 PM
    In general jealousy seems to be bad for any relationships. It’s a feeling of resentment against someone, feeling of insecurity and conflict. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Well it becomes problematic when we act out in jealousy. Everything happen for a reason, some people have been doing well , wealthy and some do not , all these are our past karma. We should not feel jealous but rejoice for them. We should try self-confidence letting go the situation. Jealousy can be harmful as it will hijack our mind, ruin our relationships, destroy our family, and some extreme cases such stealing or killing as well . At times jealousy becomes lethal, as do domestic fights, and ends up killing others or themselves.
    To avoid jealousy we should accept and begin to appreciate who and what we are. Always rejoice to others and take them as an inspiration example. We should think less about ourselves, and more about others. Learning Dharma , practicing Dharma and putting into action , our jealousy will disappear. It’s the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/question-on-jealousy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:48 PM
    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


    https://bit.ly/386stv0

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

    https://bit.ly/2TeCHnH
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

    https://bit.ly/2uxPmtO
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:36 PM
    In Dharma, we learned that everything is impermanent, good thing will never last forever, that’s why we should not be attached to it as when it was gone, we will suffer tremendously, and a good news is, bad things never lasts.
    Life is a journey filled with opportunities, hardships, heartaches and its test for our courage. There is always a reason of our existence in this life.Thank you very much for this good article.

    https://bit.ly/37PSlv3
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. I believe that everything happens for a reason ,and there is a reason behind everything. That’s why Rinpoche asked to think carefully and consider certain things. Due to Rinpoche’s clairvoyance, Rinpoche knew the consequent. Rinpoche wanted us to learn to be responsible for our decisions that is beneficial to all and not jumping into anything blindly. And that is how I pray to what I want to come to be published.
    Glad to know some knowledge of Mount Shasta which I have not heard before being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing with important explanations, some knowledge to learn and guidelines for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/growing-up-with-rinpoche-mount-shasta-and-our-first-dorje-shugden-post.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    It won’t be supress Rinpoche felt more Indian as Rinpoche have been staying in India long enough. His early life spent in the monastery in India, serving his teachers and the monastic community, has taught Rinpoche cooking more Indian foods than western foods. Even all these years in Malaysia, Rinpoche preferred Indian cuisine which is rich in spices and masala such as dhal, paneer tikka, aloo mattar and paneer butter masala. Rinpoche will go all the way his students to serve Indian food to visiting Sangha so they would get a taste of home. Glad to know more of Rinpoche through this article. With Rinpoche explanation of how he felt and inherent in the Indian tradition culture, traditional spiritual practice and devotion to a spiritual teacher. All these points that Rinpoche was more Indian as what Rinpoche felt and having a strong connection with it.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoche-felt-he-was-more-indian

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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    8 months ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    9 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    9 months ago
    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.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    9 months ago
    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.
  • They do this every day!
    9 months ago
    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!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    9 months ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    9 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    10 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    11 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    11 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    11 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    11 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    11 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years 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!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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