“I Don’t Eat My Friends” – by Tenzin Palmo

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  1. yin ping on Jul 16, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Nowadays we can access to variety of food, we have plenty of delicious choices to sustain our health. Knowing that animals suffered greatly even way before they arrive to the slaughter house, we should think again is it necessary to cause so much pain and kill them just to satisfy our taste bud.

    Animals are living being, they can love and feel the pain like we human do. They deserve our love and care. When comes to food, we can be healthy and have compassion meal. Just as Ven Tenzin Palmo Jetsunma said, animals are friends, we don’t consume our friends.

  2. Yee Yin on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Thank you for sharing this video of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on vegetarianism. What she has said is very logical and makes a lot of sense. To her, it is very simple, she sees animals as one of us and she sees them as her friends that is why she doesn’t eat them.

    Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo said another reason she doesn’t eat meat because no one wants to be slaughtered and be eaten, including animals. This is so true! Animals are not born with the life goal to be killed and eaten so what gives us the right to do that to them? Besides, the fear the animals have to go through before getting slaughtered is horrible, it is really unnecessary to inflict this type of suffering to the animals just to satisfy our tastebuds.

    Eating eat is actually eating a dead body if we think deeper. Since we have a choice, why choose to eat meat? The biggest animals in the world, the elephants are vegetarian, if elephants can survive on a vegetarian diet, why can’t we? Let’s be kind and stop eating meat.

  3. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I agree that we should never eat animals. We have many options to eat healthy and vegetarian. On top it is very bad for our bodies to eat meat. We should remember that animals need to be slaughtered before we have the meat in our supermarkets. The conditions are very disturbing how the animals are killed and the horror that animals have to suffer is unimaginable.

    Please remember this when you choose your next meal and go vegetarian and if possible vegan so that more lives get saved and we can stop the killing and educate people to stop this animal cruelty.

    Animals are not things, they are sentient beings and feel pain just as we do.

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  4. Samfoonheei on Mar 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Wonderful clear explanation by Ven Tenzin Palmo on adopting a vegetarian diet. Tenzin Palmo’s beautiful words ( Animals are my friends and “I don’t eat my friends” )To go on a vegetarian diet can be a fantastic entry into experiencing better health which has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular risk factors and other health related disease as well.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video.

  5. CindyH on Apr 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I remember first coming across the quote “Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends” from reading about the life of George Bernard Shaw. At that time, it was a rather interesting concept which I readily agreed but on hindsight failed to really appreciate the depth of such quote. It was easy for me then to consider myself as not cruel to animals simply because (i) I had generally observed a meatless diet; and (ii) any occasional meat I consumed was limited to the acceptable poultry and not animals deemed as exotic (eg shark fin, foie gras etc) or as pets (eg dogs, rabbit etc).

    Deeper perspectives as pointed Tenzin Palmo such as the failure to really comprehend that a life is a life regardless of current form; the failure to practice compassion when one is ignorant and indifferent to the pain, harm and suffering caused (with the continued support of meat consumption) etc were things I had not addressed my mind to then.

    It was after coming across Rinpoche’s teachings which spelt out the uncomfortable truths especially on the hypocrisy behind professing to be kind or compassionate yet continuing to entertain a meaningless and harmful habit of eating meat that prompted me to stop. And I remain forever grateful for that.

    Thank you for this sharing which was a good refresher for me.

  6. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Mar 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    What Tenzin Palmo says here resonates with everyone who has gone vegetarian for reasons of compassion.Tenzin Palmo’s words “I don’t eat my friends”, show how she and many who are vegetarians view animals as fellow sentient beings, who have feelings like humans, and who clearly feel pain and physical suffering in the same way that humans do. Hence how can we eat the product of the terror and trauma that accompany the killing of every one of the animals that becomes the food on the dinner platter? Furthermore, Tibetan Buddhism teaches that all sentient beings have been our mothers. How can we eat our mothers?

    The story of the monk accepting and eating the finger of the leper that had fallen into the food he had offered the monk, illustrates very graphically and clearly how firm and entrenched was Lord Buddha’s ruling of not discriminating against whatever type of food was given to the monks. Hence the issue of the monks in Buddha’s time eating meat has everything to do with this ruling , as the circumstances were such that it was the only option. Today, circumstances have vastly changed. There are sufficient vegetarian options – fruits, vegetables,grains and other vegetarian options in most places.In India and Nepal, where the Tibetans are living in exile, lentil is in ample supply.

    Hence, in a situation, where you are very much in charge of what you eat, then there is no question about not going vegetarian. If you still subscribe to the meat-eating culture, it is a conscious choice. Your eating meat is encouraging the killing of animals for the meat industry. As long as there is sustained meat consumption and demand, then the meat-producing industry, with its endless horrendous slaughtering of animals, will continue to thrive.

    Fortunately, there is growing popularity to adopt veganism as a lifestyle for health reasons.

  7. Fong on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Great interview. Ven Tenzin Palmo was very clear on why we should avoid eating meat. It is not in line with compassion and Bodhicitta as meat was a living being before it became meat. It had no wish to suffer, feel pain, terror and die. Nowadays, food supply is abundant so we no longer have excuse to eat meat.

    Further, the pain and terror experienced at point of slaughter would have generated a lot of negative energy which may leave its residue in the meat and cause negative energies in us too if we consume it.

    Buddha in his time was not specifically vegetarian in the sense that if meat was given in his alms bowl on his begging rounds, he will eat whatever that was put into his bowl so as not to practice discrimination.

    I found the example given was gross but relevant. It’s about a leper offering food to a monk but unfortunately one of his fingers fell into the bowl. The monk ate it anyway. Karmically, the monk is pure.

    Also, from a Buddhist perspective, if we believe in reincarnation, then as taught by the Buddha, everyone has been our mothers before. So, how can we eat our mothers? That was kind of powerful. And, of course, from another point of view is that Ven Tenzin Palmo regarded animals as her friends and so why would she eat them?

  8. Kenny Loh on Oct 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Are there any significance in the act of highly attained Lamas eating meat? Are there any unrevealed spiritual reasons behind it? Is it a liberation of sort for the animal whose meat end up in the stomach of an enlightened Lama rather than being on the plate of someone else?

  9. Vinnie Tan on Jul 29, 2013 at 4:59 am

    I like the way how she explains that in Tibetan Buddhism every being was once our parents. It is a very weak explanation on how people would kill for meat because they feel weak. I do not believe that by not having meat you will feel weak and not well. All these are all psychological effects through our thoughts.

  10. Joy on Feb 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I love Tenzin Palmo and what she said… “Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends. I don’t particularly like someone to kill and eat me, I don’t think anyone wants to be slaughtered and killed and eaten!”

    I think most the society in general have a disassociation with the reality that animals are a living sentient being just like us who can feel pain, suffering, kindness and compassion. Most of us even if we are so called animal lovers, we love animals because our sentimental values, not because we look at them as a friend or another living sentient being. Hence this is why the huge un-addressed hypocrisy of loving animals (as pets) and eating animals (none pets) is perfectly normal in our concept some how.

    But the reality is not so and we need to start looking deeper and wider because there is consequences from such an action. This is probably why we hear more and more cases of cancer patients more than before, say 10 years ago. When I was working in an organic shop before, I was amazed how many people were cancer patients or recovered patients and they totally change their lifestyle of meat diet completely due to their illness. The thing is isn;t is so much better to change now then wait for it to happen because it may be too late? I guess if you don’t care about animals and their feelings, how about at least caring for your life the right way?

  11. Abe on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Very good video, thank you.

    It would be nice to be completely non-harming.

  12. Pali on Mar 13, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Becoming vegetarian seems to be becoming more widespread and the standard in the world of Tibetan Buddhism.

    I remember HH Karmapa a few years ago issuing a new policy of vegetarianism in all of his monasteries.

    Here is an extract from one of his websites:

    “At January 3, 2007, he made a strong statement against eating meat within his monasteries and centers. With immediate effect:

    No meat is to be prepared in the kitchen of any Kagyu Monastery or Centre.

    No one is to be involved in the business of buying and selling meat – for all of his students this practice must stop.

    There is to be no killing of animals on Kagyu premises.

    Karmapa is aware of monks in robes going to buy meat and does not want to see this ever again.”

    I also remember that on a retreat with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Choling Rinpoche, all of the food was vegetarian.

    Chadral Rinpoche is a famous vegetarian.

    HH Gyalwang Drukpa is, also.

    According to this website, http://www.moonpointer.com/bvf.php , these are the Global Slaughter Statistics for 2003:

    45,895,000,000 (45.9 billion) chickens
    2,262,000,000 (2.3 billion) ducks
    1,244,000,000 (1.2 billion) pigs
    857,000,000 (857 million) rabbits
    691,000,000 (691 million) turkeys
    533,000,000 (533 million) geese
    515,000,000 (515 million) sheep
    345,000,000 (345 million) goats
    292,000,000 (292 million) cows and calves (for beef and veal)
    65,000,000 (65 million) other rodents (not including rabbits)
    63,000,000 (63 million) pigeons and other birds
    23,000,000 (23 million) buffaloes
    4,000,000 (4 million) horses
    3,000,000 (3 million) donkeys and mules
    2,000,000 (2 million) camels (and other camelids)

    TOTAL: 52,794,000,000
    United States: 9,116,248,000

    The numbers only include land animals slaughtered for food for which records were taken. They do not include the billions of marine animal killed each year. They do not include the millions of animals killed in laboratories, fur farms, animal shelters, zoos, marine parks, or circuses. Nor do they include the animals killed by human negligence, blood sports, abuse, or extermination attempts.

    From the same website:

    “Quote by The Great Dzogchen Yogi, Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche:

    ‘Meat, the sinful food, is not permitted according to the three vows: the vows of individual liberation, the Bodhisattva vows and the tantric vows.

    ‘Thus Buddha stated: “I have never approved, do not approve, and will never approve of a meat diet.”

    ‘He declared: “My followers must never eat meat.” ‘

  13. firefly on Oct 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    share with all of you a very good book online on vegetarianism with many quotations and logic reasoning… very convincing and touching…

    http://www.gampopacenter.com/teachings/lamp-of-reasoning/index.html

  14. tsemtulku on Oct 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I posted this on youtube & embedded it on my blog to create awareness. Youtube banned the video with a COMMUNITY GUIDELINES WARNING saying it is too graphic and shocking and breaks their rules. If I get three warnings they block all my videos. I appealed saying, I didn’t post to shock or be gory BUT TO CREATE AWARENESS……. THEY REJECTED THE APPEAL.

    I couldn’t believe how they do not want to help such a good cause and help create awareness of this horrible dog meat trade. I appeal to everyone to please have this video tweeted and facebooked everywhere to create awareness. I was very sad to see what is happening to the dogs and VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUTUBE. Please help the dogs I beg you.

    Tsem Tulku
    link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4p1tk_dogs-china-raw-5_animals

  15. ONyingmu on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    This will make you smile sangs pa la.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfbchq0xQmQ&feature=player_embedded.

    ciao und besso

  16. Lim Han Nee on Sep 29, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for posting this heartwarming interview of Venerable Tenzin Palmo.
    I have been watching this video on this my last night in Spain and now know that I shouldn’t ever be apologetic or shy about being vegetarian, as i have tended to be a few times here in Spain,as family members had to search for places which offered vegetarian food.It was worth all their effort as Tenzin Palmo has so beautifully put it.

  17. Anila on Sep 25, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Ven Tenzin Palmo from the Drukpa tradition has been a vegetarian for 40 years. She has given clear answers and explanations during the short interview with Andre Kalden. There are two types of Tibetans of which the older generation who lives in Tibet cannot go on vegetarian because of circumstances and environment. Tibet is a very cold country. And you cannot grow any vegetable on the land. So they have only to depend on yak meat and milk. The other type of tibetans that are brought up in India are much easier for them to go vegetarian. As lots of vegetables are grown in India like lentils and dhal which are very good supplement for meat. Tibetan buddhism teaches us to practice compassion and bodhicitta. Then how can we eat another sentient being who has been our friends or our mothers in past lives. She said one of the first Tibetans to become vegetarians are the nuns and monks in the large monasteries in South India.

  18. Andrew James Boon on Sep 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Absolutely love this interview! She hits the nail on the head. Perfectly articulate with very valid points and all said in a very calm and matter of factly manner. I agree that the issue of being vegetarian is not one of not eating meat for the sake of not eating meat. One has to understand that in this day and age we do have a choice and have no excuse… in that we do not need to go out and hunt for our next meal. Times have changed and I reckon so must our mindset.

    This is especially so as a Buddhist because it really contradicts the essence of what we belief in. As Venerable Tenzin Palmo so aptly puts it in the end of the video: “it doesnt seem to fit in with the whole idea of compassion and Boddhicitta… does it?”

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video. I will post this in my facebook for sure!

    Much love… Andrew

  19. benji on Sep 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    The venerable Jetsunma has been known to be open and frank – true enough, we have to be honest with ourselves to progress, especially if we say that we are Dharma practitioners.

  20. firefly on Sep 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    i like the way she said they were “hypocritical”… hee hee …

    very honest and with integrity. incredible nun!!!

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    Mount Fanjing is part of the Wuling Range in south-western China’s Guizhou Province. Its highest point stands 2,572 meters above sea level and the misty summit is the highest of the entire range. For centuries, both the mountain and the surrounding jungles have been a sanctuary for Buddhist masters seeking solitude in nature. Numerous Buddhist temples are spread across the peaks and slopes, most dedicated to Maitreya and Buddha Shakyamuni. Maitreya, or The Next Buddha, is the patron Bodhisattva of Mount Fanjing.

    Read more about Fanjing Mountain at http://bit.ly/2Qhdnhb
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:44 PM
    In an area of some 120 square kilometres, not far from the picturesque Mount Huangshan, and located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, is a haven that is nestled between the Yangtze River and the Yellow Mountain. Here, in a verdant landscape of pine trees and walls of tall swaying bamboo, lined with streams, waterfalls, hidden caves and rocky configurations, 99 peaks rise up from the soil and protrude through the clouds. The tallest peak is called Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings) that sits at an elevation of 1,342 metres above sea level. This summit is well known, as are eight of the nearby peaks – Tiantai Peak, Tianwang Peak, Lianhua Peak, Duxiu Peak, Luohan Peak, Wulao Peak, Fuhu Peak and Furong Peak.

    Together, the peaks are known as Jiu Hua Shan (Mount Jiu Hua) or the Nine Glorious/Heavenly Mountains and are considered to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, known as Dizangwang Pusa in Chinese.

    Jiu Hua Shan is one of the four holiest sites of Chinese Buddhism. The other three are Mount Wutai in Shanxi province, Mount Emei in Sichuan and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang.

    Read more about Jiu Hua Shan at http://bit.ly/2CNeo8x
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:36 PM
    Pu Tuo Shan, also known as Mount Putuo is located on an island southeast of Shanghai, in the Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang province in China. Pu Tuo Shan is believed to be the bodhimanda (place of awakening) of Avalokitesvara, more familiarly known as Guan Yin in China. Due to this believe, Pu Tuo Shan gained its place as one of the five holy mountains in Buddhism and flocks of pilgrims visit this place all year round to get blessings.



    During the Tang Dynasty, Pu Tuo Shan became the center of Chinese Buddhism solely for Guan Yin, while the silk road was being constructed and developed. Ever since then, Pu Tuo Shan has been the main destination for all Guan Yin worshipers. Guan Yin (or Chenrezig, or Avaloketishvara), resides as the patron Bodhisattva on Mount Putuo.

    Pu Tuo Shan consists of many temples and monastic institutes, besides being a place of study for the holy Dharma, it is also a place where many people visit for geological, marine and forestry studies.

    Learn more about Buddhist Practice in Putuo Shan at http://bit.ly/32Jp0jq

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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    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
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    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!!
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    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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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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