If slaughterhouses had glass walls…

Mar 11, 2011 | Views: 2,169
Sir Paul McCartney has been a vegan and animal rights activist for decades

Sir Paul McCartney has been a vegan and animal rights activist for decades

We all know Sir Paul McCartney as part of The Beatles. His face was everywhere in the 1960s and 70s… billboards, record covers, magazine covers, etc. Thousands and thousands of people would scream and cry at the sight of him! How beautiful that Sir Paul uses his hard-earned celebrity power and fame for something beneficial. Something that has meaning. Something that releases the sufferings of others. I fold my hands to Sir Paul and thank him from the bottom of my heart for his compassion. We should take it from here and get this video seen everywhere…everywhere that we can…thank you again ahead of time.

You might be surprised to know that he is also a spokesperson for PETA. Under PETA’s “Action Center” on the website, there’s a video starring Sir Paul McCartney speaking about why people should go vegetarian.

Do read the article and watch the video below. It exposes what really goes on behind the bloody walls of slaughterhouses. It is very noble of Sir Paul McCartney to put in his star power for the animals.

Imagine being able to see every pig, cow, chicken and turkey being slaughtered…drowning in their own blood, screaming for help. Would you still be able to continue eating that hamburger from a fast food joint? I could not…

We cannot keep pretending that a piece of steak or a nugget comes from nothing. What you’re eating is somebody else’s flesh. Somebody else had to die for you to bite into that… well-cooked, medium, medium-rare, rare meat. You are eating somebody else’s body.

Does someone else really need to ask you to stop?

I HAVE A REQUEST – PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO NARRATED BY SIR PAUL McCARTNEY. PLEASE WATCH IT AND SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE… I BEG YOU FROM MY HEART.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls,
everyone would be vegetarian.”

– Sir Paul McCartney

 


 

Narrated by and starring Sir Paul McCartney, PETA’s shocking new video takes its inspiration from the most well-known quote in the animal rights movement and offers a brief glimpse behind the walls of slaughterhouses, factory farms, live-animal transport and the fishing industry.

By teaming up with PETA to produce the powerful video – titled, “Glass Walls” – Sir Paul is helping to uncover the horrific abuse that the meat and dairy industries inflict on animals to provide consumers with cheap burgers, nuggets and other products. He also explains the massive cost to the environment for which the meat industry is directly responsible.

Billions of individual animals are violently killed for their flesh every year – whilst others spend almost their entire lives confined in filthy, cramped conditions, where they are forced to produce seemingly endless supplies of eggs or gallons of milk.

“Glass Walls” goes deeper into the meat and dairy industries than any video we have produced before.

The video contains real-life footage of cows, chickens, sheep and other animals who are abused on factory farms across Europe and around the world – animals who all feel pain and fear just as you or I do and who were born to loving mothers solely so that one day, they could be killed and eaten.

This video is only a few  minutes long, but most animals endure abuse like this for their entire lives.

“Glass Walls” is a must-see video for meat-eaters and vegans alike: ask yourself, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, would I go vegetarian?” Watch the video, take the Pledge to Go Veg and then forward this to your friends.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/IfSlaughterhouseHadGlassWalls.mp4

(Video and article extracted from: http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=5133)

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  1. Samfoonheei on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Sir Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, He is also a passionate voice for animal welfare and animal rights. Its an encouragement for others famous artist to join him to forgo meat.
    The video “If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls,” is about the inhumane horrors of factory farming and the slaughter of billion of farm animals for food. Sad to watch the video, somehow manage to finished it. Animals raised on modern factory farms and killed in slaughterhouses endure almost unimaginable suffering and pain before the hour of death. We can reduce the pain, suffering and cruelty experienced by all farm animals by going on meatless or adopting a plant-based diet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  2. Lin Mun on Feb 10, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    It is very sad watching this video. I agree that many would be vegetarian if slaughter house has a glass wall. Many of my friends said that they do not want to watch this kind of video as it is so cruel and horrible and thinking that without knowing they can continue to eat meat. It’s like living in denial.

    The video produced by PETA is good to create awareness. It is a great move that we have more celebrity supporting vegetarian diet and highlighting the cruel act in the slaughter house. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  3. Chris Chong on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is very nice to see celebrities being so out spoken about issues such as animal abuse and vegetarianism. They can influence a lot of young people out there to make a better choice and also raising the awareness of these issues by putting heir stardom into good use. When more and more people are aware of the abuse that went on in those so called “humane” slaughter house, eventually somebody will put an end to it. On the other hand, many youngsters have no idea how the meat in their dinner plate get harvested. If they know the pain and suffering that involved, they might be able to make a correct choice for themselves.

    Humbly,
    Chris Chong

  4. Edward ooi on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I think everyone might not dare to eat meat of slaughter houses have glass walls. The workers not only slaughter them, they even torture them for fun. How can they do this, if they want to express their anger on something that won’t hurt them, I would rather them to smash their own pillows or bolsters. At least they don’t hurt anyone. And if they really wants to milk the cows, they should milk the cows in the old way. I can’t even imagine how much pain the animals are feelings. Especially when the fishes are suffocating. When can these kinds of actions stop?

  5. Vinnie Tan on Jul 31, 2013 at 2:58 am

    It is so cruel how the people in the slaughter house treats the animals. It is just sad how these animals would have to be genetically made to grow so fast that they bodies will not be able to handle it. I will have never imagine that this is how the animals are being slaughtered. The screams an cries of theirs is just so heart daunting. They sound like little children crying for help.

    Just look at how the people of slaughter house treats the animals, it is with so much cruelty. Just imagine if this continues on, how would it influence the younger generation? How are the younger generation going to be taught to be kind to both animals and people with these images and behavior being taught to them? It is just so sad to see that.

  6. beatrix ooi on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    This is so sad. I will share the video to my friends in school in order to create more awareness. I hope that more people can could come across this vdeo. People only know how to eat but do not know the ugly side of the process. People should know the truth.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  7. Julien Roth on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    This video is so sad. But is is true. I wish that people would see this video and understand the true reason why people should become vegetarian. I even like the name of the video, “If slaughter houses had glass walls”. I wish that they really did have glass walls, then so many people would be vegetarian. Because they can really see behind the scenes of animal slaughter. And they would realise the amount of pain the animals are being put in.

  8. Abe on Mar 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Instead of us using (and abusing) others, how about being their servant?

    “If what you want is to liberate sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering and enlighten them, you need to achieve enlightenment. If you want to achieve enlightenment, you need to practice bodhicitta. The bodhisattvas’ attitude is always day and night to totally dedicate their lives to be used by other sentient beings for their happiness. This is what they are seeking and wishing for all the time. You have to know that. If you feel like that, there is the opportunity to gradually become closer and closer to bodhicitta and have the realization. If you are able to change your mind into an attitude wishing to be USED by others for their happiness, this is EXACTLY what the bodhisattva’s attitude is.

    “I often hear people say, “Oh, these people are just using me!” Even sometimes at meetings in our centers I hear this. That is because they are not practicing bodhicitta. One time I wrote a letter to a center saying, “Bodhisattvas want to be used by sentient beings.” That is what the bodhisattvas’ attitude is. They actually accept it. The worldly mind thinks that being used by others is bad, it is the worst thing, but bodhisattvas are most happy to accept this. If you want to achieve enlightenment, you have to practice bodhicitta and this is EXACTLY what the bodhisattvas’ attitude is. Their happiest practice is to be used by sentient beings. It is what they are always looking for.

    “In the West, millions of people suffer from depression, but if you dedicate your life in the morning to numberless sentient beings, there is unbelievable joy and happiness the whole day. Cherishing the I opens the door to all suffering, while cherishing others opens the door to all happiness. When you live your life every day for others, the door to depression, relationship problems and all these things is closed and instead there is incredible joy and excitement.

    With this bodhisattva attitude you become wish-fulfilling for others. All sentient beings have been wish-fulfilling and kind to you since beginningless rebirths and now you become wish-fulfilling for them. From this, all your wishes for happiness are fulfilled, even your wish to achieve liberation and enlightenment and to benefit others by causing them happiness this life, future lives, liberation and enlightenment. You become the cause of all this for others. This is how to overcome all problems.”

    -From http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=697

  9. tsemtulku on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:27 am

    In everything we do, there is positive and negative effects due to the nature of our existence. It is 100% correct you don’t eat meat. HH the Dalai Lama, the highest authority within Tibetan Buddhism recommends we do not eat meat, so that is all we need to remember. Buddha said, we should not lie, or get attached to drinking, singing, dancing, intimacies,entertainments and that we should spend our energies to become enlightened. Are we doing all die and not just the meat part?? People tend to pick what is convenient from the Buddha’s teachings to suit themselves. If we are going to follow Buddha’s teachings or quote, we may ask are you following everything Buddha says? If you are not, then rejoice when others follow the best they can and as much as they can. Since it is the right path for 21st century Buddhists to follow the no meat path, let’s do it. We have so much variety of food. Let’s eat the no meat diet and get on with our practice and basically compassionately go passed the criticisms. It is very simple, do not kill. So hence animals will not die in front of you to eat them…There is no good karma in eating meat..full stop, but definitely there is good karma refraining from eat. Many of the tantras when engaged in the practice prohibit meat as taught by Vajradhara. Many rituals we do in the great Monasteries prohibit meat so the rituals are more effective…..Many who are not monks or not living in the monasteries would never understand that. Reading from books, net or from dharma centres would never be the same as in the monastery. Again, eating meat does not gather good merits for our spiritual practice, avoiding does. Listen to some of wonderful Tenzin Palmo’s views on not eating meat. She is the great yogini who meditated for the longest time in the mountains.TR

  10. Eli on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Please sign to stop the seal hunt and Calgary Stampede. You can help stop:

    . the clubbing of baby seals or any other form of seal killing
    . the mass slaughter of elk and deer diagnosed with Mad Elk and Mad Deer Disease
    . the Calgary Stampede which causes the brutal pulling apart of calves by cowboys on horses and many other cruelties.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/seal

    Thank you.

  11. tsemtulku on Mar 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    In the tantras such as Tara, White Tara, Vajrapani, Manjushri, Saraswati, Tsongkapa, Dukkar, Avalokitesvara, Oserchenma, Maitreya, etc, it is highly recommended you do not eat meat/eggs when you engage in their sadhanas, practice, retreats. When you do Tara Pujas (Drolchok), you are suppose to avoid meat or you shouldn’t engage in the pujas. In the Monastery, countless times we have to do Tara puja or engage monks to do for us, they have to avoid meat before coming..it was strict. If you are doing Naga pujas, you have to avoid meat and it is a must. There are many types of beneficial naga pujas such as Lutor, Lusang, etc that you avoid meat totally. There’s a very powerful Naga vase (Lubum), which my guru made and I have one for years now, and it is specifically for generating wealth for dharma activities. If you keep this vase, make proper offerings, then with the motivation of dharma, your financial resources will increase to fund the dharma works. 10 years ago, when I was literally down to a few dollars and struggled financially very badly, I called my Guru for divination, he said to get a Naga vase and then with some time it will be ok. He taught me how to make offerings and what to offer and not offer and one big no-no is meat. He said avoid meat…or in my thinking no wealth…LOL. Well I didn’t offer meat, after that yearly I can see growth in Kechara.So no meat in this case was worth it for growth to benefit others.

  12. tsemtulku on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    It seems eating vegetables and eating animals are both bad, in that case cut one out completely. Why do both. Our karmic ripening makes us take rebirth always in situations that we cannot avoid all situational karma as a natural by product. But we have a choice to make it less. No matter what we do or how we exist at our ordinary levels, we will accummulate negative karma. So we have to choose conscioiusly to lessen them. His Holiness Dalai Lama, many Tulkus/Geshes/monks in Gaden tells us go vegetarian. The beautiful Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the sacred Nun Rev Chen Yen of Taiwan (http://tw.tzuchi.org/en/index.php? ) with hundreds of centres around the world and the whole accomplished Mahayana Buddhism of China forbids meat.The current Karmapa banned all meats in the Monasteries. Before it was meat and vegetables/rice. Now no more meat. The trend is no meat.

    I may have people object, but that is ok, as a Buddhist teacher for the rest of my life I will advocate a no meat diet, produce books, blog posts, works and inspirational examples toward Vegetarianism. If that lifestyle offends/angers others or they feel their spirituality is being put down because of that, I do apologize. But that is not my intent, but it is their perceptions speaking or their perceptions of my motivation for speaking about no meat..If it really upsets them, then they don’t have to visit my posts, my writings and my ideas…LOL…simple as that… In this day and age, when you say things ppl like, then they praise you as a great person, great Rinpoche, great teacher, if you say something slightly off, no matter how they ‘liked’ you in the past, it changes. It’s reflective of the times and dynamics of this day and age. As my guru says, if you practice/teach dharma these days, you become a white crow. LOL..

  13. THL on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:15 am
  14. GH on Mar 15, 2011 at 4:11 am

    While surfing the webpage of a friend, I came across this music video advocating non-violence. It’s quite catchy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn9qWnGbZtw&feature=player_embedded

  15. Jessi on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I shared this video on FB with a request that my friends also share it. A few of them did and that’s something at least. I tried a vegetarian diet a few years ago for health reasons, but didn’t stick with it. Being the only vegetarian in the house is difficult, and I wasn’t doing it for the right reasons at the time. In January my husband and I took module 1 of the FPMT course Discovering Buddhism at Maitripa college in Portland, Oregon in the United States. It was a life changing experience. I want to read everything I can get my hands on about Tibetan Buddhism. My husband is from Japan and was raised in the Nichiren tradition, but he too is drawn to Tibetan Buddhism. I’m so grateful that my eyes have been opened to the harm I was causing so many sentient beings by consuming meat.

    • tsemtulku on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Dear Jessi, What a beautiful sharing you posted here. I do appreciate what you wrote so much. I am so happy to hear about your honesty and candor. I am very happy of your spiritual journey. Beautiful… I will send you and your husband a special Lama Tsongkapa statue as a gift from me. Place it anywhere in your house and if you want a shrine ok, if you don’t, place anywhere. Tsongkapa will bless you journey. Please contact Beng Kooi, and she will arrange it.

      Much light, wisdom and growth,

      Tsem Rinpoche

      • Jessi on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

        Wow, thank you Rinpoche! I hope you don’t mind if I ask you one question. Which practice would you recommend for a beginner who is wanting to be less selfish and more compassionate to all living beings? I have a small shrine set up where I give offerings and I do a nightly Vajrasattva meditation recitation, but I feel like I should be doing more.

        • tsemtulku on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

          Dear Jessie,

          Listen to the teachings I have given on the 8 verses of thought transformation. Also the teachings on Gaden Hlagyema (Guru Yoga of Tsongkapa)..both are on youtube. Practice these two strongly daily at all costs. And at the end of the Gaden Hlagyema dissolve Tsongkapa strongly into your mindstream and merge with your mind daily. Sit in that merger daily and realize your compassionate nature. I have taught it clearly…Listen and please study from there. Incorporate these practices in and be completely vegetarian without exceptions. I wish you luck and light, Tsem Rinpoche

          • Jessi on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:27 am

            Thank you Rinpoche. I’m happy to incorporate these into my daily practice! I will also stay vegetarian for the rest of my life, with no exceptions, and will try to convince my friends and family to do the same. Those that I can’t, well, maybe they’ll change their minds if I stay a good example. It’s hard to convince us hillbillies to give up meat, but clearly not impossible. Fare well where ever you may fare. 🙂

  16. Sean Wang on Mar 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I would share this video wherever I can.I hope that eventually everyone would stop eating meat as meat is bad for their health and bad for the environment. I also know that eating meat would be generating a lot of bad karma for yourself and for the people who have to slaughter animals for a living.

  17. tsemtulku on Mar 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

    As a Vajrayana practitioner, do you not partake of meat at vajra feasts? I am a great admirer of the late Kalu Rinpoche. Now in Sukumvati. He was very clear on this subject. On page 124-125 in his book, “Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism”,… he goes through the root Vajrayana downfalls. Let me please share downfall #13: “The thirteen root downfall concerns our attitude and approach to tantric practice and tantric ritual. If we are participating in a ganachakra or vajra feast, where ritual use of meat and alcohol is made, and we abstain from one of the other of these on the grounds that it is impure or that it is contrary to our convictions and principles, then we have failed to appreciate the view of tantra which attempts to transcend purity and impurity, attempts to transcend dualistic thinking, and we have failed to appreciate and take part in the spirit of that tantric transformation process. To indulge in this kind of superficial, dualistic clinging to appearances during the course of a tantric ritual is to commit the 13th root downfall and to go against the spirit of our tantric practice.”–(from a facebook comments post)

    During tantric rituals, a tiny bit of meat, must be had for the greater view and greater good..which is to overcome clinging…but what I am talking about is daily consumption of meat…steaks, fried chicken, pork chops, leg of lamb, turtle soup, sharksfin, duck, rabbit stew, frog legs, clams, seafood chowder, sushi, and all the other animals slaughtered daily for our taste buds…. If we give up all meat eating and meat consumption then let’s talk about tsok meat. HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned in Los Angeles, we can take some tsampa and put a few drops of alcohol on it in place of meat when we cannot get it for tsok…..that can be used for meat. In Tibet Kyabje Zong Rinpoche would do that. Tsem Rinpoche

  18. Elizabeth on Mar 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

    This is from the very good source on Buddhist Vegetarianism recommended by Dennis, http://vegpeace.org/buddhistvegetarian.html :

    One positive development within modern society is the way in which, together with a growing appreciation of the importance of human rights, people are coming to have greater concern for animals. For example, there is growing recognition of the inhumanity of factory farming. It seems, too, that more and more people are taking an interest in vegetarianism and cutting down on their consumption of meat. I welcome this. My hope is that in the future, this concern will be extended to consideration for even the smallest creatures of the sea.
    – Ethics for the New Millennium, p. 157

    Eventually, we need some kind of worldwide movement for more vegetarianism, to check those beef farms, poultry farms, fisheries and shrimp,… One plate of shrimp, too many lives,…
    – MyFoxDC.com

    http://vegpeace.org/buddhistvegetarian.html

    I used to love the Chinese chilli oil with shrimp as one of the ingredients. Well, not LOVE it, exactly, more like relish it because eating them is not love, it is more like predatory ignorance I indulged in.

    I am vegetarian now and have no desire to eat them, especially after seeing the videos which Rinpoche is so skillfully showing us to awaken our compassion and reading the words of Buddha Shakyamuni on the effects of meat eating.

    Sometimes, when I feel my arrogance and self-centredness rising too much, I watch some more to remind me of the real problem and hence re-orientate my focus away from my own self-centred concerns, which are the cause of grief and bad karma for the future, towards the profound suffering of all beings in Samsaric existence.

    I can barely watch, I have to almost force myself each time, but it is so effective in reminding me what is truly important. All my vanity is shown for what it is, in the face of such tragic and unnecessary agony, fear and helplessness. Especially the helplessness. We have to do something to help them.

  19. Vegetarian on Mar 14, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Dear Friends,

    You can read Shakyamuni Buddha’s words on the effect of killing and his words on the effect of protecting Life, here:

    Suttas : Majjhima Nikaya III (Calakammavibhanga Sutta)

    “Young man, a certain woman or man destroys living things, is fierce with bloody hands, engaged in destroying living things without compassion. On account of that action, accomplishment and undertaking, after death he decreases, is born in hell. After death, if he does not decrease and is not born in hell, and if born with humans, wherever he is born, has short life. Young man the behaviour of destroying living things, being fierce with bloody hands, engaging in destroying living things without compassion, is conducive to be born with short life.

    Young man, a certain woman or man gives up and abstains from destroying living things, throws away stick and weapon ashamed, and abides with compassion for all living things. On account of that action, accomplishment and undertaking, after death he increases, is born in heaven. After death, if he is not born in heaven, and if born with humans, wherever he is born, has long life. Young man the behaviour of giving up and abstaining from destroying living things, throwing away stick and weapon ashamed, abiding with compassion for all living things, is conducive to be born with long life.

    Young man, a certain woman or man by nature, hurts beings with hands, clods, sticks or weapons. On account of that action, accomplishment and undertaking, after death he decreases, is born in hell. After death, if he does not decrease and is not born in hell, and if born with humans, wherever is born, he has many ailments. Young man the behaviour of hurting beings with hands, clods, sticks or weapons, is conducive to be born with short life.

    Young man, a certain woman or man by nature does not hurt beings with hands, clods, sticks or weapons. On account of that action, accomplishment and undertaking, after death he increases, is born in heaven. After death, if he is not born in heaven, and if born with humans, wherever he is born, he has few ailments. Young man the behaviour of not hurting beings with hands, clods, sticks or weapons, is conducive to be born with few ailments.”

    http://mpbvf.wordpress.com/2007/01/12/suttas-majjhima-nikaya-iii-calakammavibhanga-sutta/#more-126

  20. PearTree on Mar 14, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Two Poems:

    千百年来碗里羹,怨深似海恨难平。
    欲知世上刀兵劫,但听屠门夜半声。
    夜半声 夜半声,怨深似海恨难平。
    欲消世上刀兵劫,莫把众生肉作羹。

    Thousands of years of meat broth in bowls,
    contain resentment deep as the sea with hatred hard to resolve.
    If we wish to know the cause of war,
    just listen to the sounds of the slaughterhouse at midnight.
    Sounds at midnight, sounds at midnight,
    contain resentment deep as the sea with hatred hard to resolve.
    If we wish to diminish the cause of war,
    please refrain from making beings’ flesh into broth.

    – Chan Master Yuan Yun (Song of Lives Protection)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Same advice as Tsem Tulku Rinpoche gives today, “Widely urging the world to liberate animals and refrain from killing”:

    Master Hongyi

    是亦众生,与我体同,
    应起悲心,怜彼错蒙。
    普劝世人,放生戒杀。
    不食其肉,乃谓爱物。

    Since they are also sentient beings with bodies like mine,

    One ought to give rise to compassion and empathise with those who have done wrong.

    Widely urging the world to liberate animals and refrain from killing,

    Not eating their meat is to love them.

    http://www.moonpointer.com/bvf.php

  21. PearTree on Mar 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Here is a comment which another person left on the same topic:

    “I feel angry that farm animals are treated so savagely in parts of the world and there is no decent law to protect them. We expect dogs to work to protect us, then in China they are skinned alive for their fur, we use horses for entertainment, racing/jumping etc, then cram them into lorries drag them half way around the world then when they are half dead from exhaustion kill them for horsemeat. When are we going to admit that all animals are sentient beings, are we going to wait until there are no tigers in the wild, we are down to the last handful of amur leopard, and yet we are still cutting down forests and not learning from mistakes. No wonder we are having so many natural disasters lately, its the world fighting back against the greed and cruelty that will never seem to stop. Only 1 world we have, when are we going to start looking after it, and share it with other creatures.”

    This is on the Yahoo News website, so there are all kinds of people and views. In such a place, the compassionate view and voice matters enormously.

    You will feel sad reading some of the comments and it will strengthen your resolve, because you can see how compassion for others is so precious, rare and needs to be cultivated.

  22. PearTree on Mar 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Dear Friends,

    If you wish to add your voice to the rising political debate in the UK surrounding animal welfare in the food industry, you may do so by visiting and leaving your comment at:

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/blogs/talking_politics/animal-welfare-matters-more-than-free-trade-p176118.html

    I was surprised to see this topic now and realised I had an opportunity to present people for years to come via the internet with a message of concern for animals and their unbearable suffering. If it even influences one person I will be happy.

    This is what I chose to post, which includes the link for the Paul Mc Cartney video (big respect to Paul Mc Cartney for creating this video you cannot ignore):

    Animal Welfare is extremely, extremely important.

    Why?

    Because these animals are living, conscious, *feeling* beings with emotions, just like *ourselves* and to see the suffering they undergo, from their birth to the agonising pain they suffer while being kept in captivity to the horrendous way their death is carried out, to see it is enough to break your heart and change the way you see animals forever.

    You can see that here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4YX_iVWIe0&feature=player_embedded

    You cannot ignore the pain in their eyes, the despair, the depression of their living conditions, their screams of pain and terror at death as they drown in their own blood, suspended by their legs upside down.

    You want them to never have to experience such unbearable suffering ever again. To live in peace and in comfort and dignity, and never have to experience suffering ever again.

    Are you brave enough to see the truth of these beings who die so reluctantly and agonisingly to satisfy an unthinking trade?

    You can do something different.

    You can save precious lives.

  23. tsemtulku on Mar 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

    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.

  24. Sangmo on Mar 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Did you see the video where the lady is having difficulties trying the vegan diet because of addiction to fast food? Sometimes there can be problems like that, but people can get through them. It takes a while for your body to adjust if it’s used to lots of toxins like that, perhaps? http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Struggling-with-the-Vegan-Challenge-Video

    After seeing the cows on the Paul Mc Cartney video, I really want to give up milk now or at least find an ethical source where the cows are in good conditions, I suppose a bit like some of the farms here which my friends have. But I don’t know if they’re really 100% good because that would take a special level of care. So…because a lot of my protein comes from cheese (mostly Mozzarella)I need to find an alternate source of protein. Anyone have any good ideas? Tofu is great but not so readily available here, although it can be obtained with some effort and a very good fresh one at that, from the Chinese supermarket.

    I wonder what the living and dying conditions of hens in the organic and free-range egg industry are like, also?

  25. Paris on Mar 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche. It is shocking to hear this truth but always always necessary and important to remind ourselves of what really goes on in those slaughterhouses. It is true – why wouldn’t we eat our pet dog, but we’d happily eat a chicken? The suffering is equal and terrible.

    I’ll definitely be sharing this on facebook and via email too.
    I think the only reason people wouldn’t want to watch this is simply because they’re too selfish and want to keep eating meat, so they don’t want to be “put off” from watching this.

  26. L on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    If anyone is unsure of the horrors of Samsara, they won’t be after watching this video. It makes you feel horror about falling into the three lower realms, and the horror that your fathers and mothers might fall into there is even worse. You couldn’t take it, even to see them is too painful for you to bear.

    I think it makes people more determined to free them from their suffering when they see the truth of their actual, unbearable suffering like this.

    What do these beings need most? Immediate help, of course, but also towards ultimate freedom from suffering?

    If it is merit, people to dedicate oceans of merit for their release from the three lower realms, positive connections with the Trikaya and ultimate liberation from suffering?

    What is the Buddhist view/approach to this?

  27. Anila on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    After watching the video on how animals are killed and kept in the slaughter houses. I would agree with Sir Paul McCartney if people who can see through the walls of slaughter houses, and how the animals are kept and killed for their dinner plate will change their minds on eating meat. If these are normal people with emotions they will become vegetarian. Sometimes people need to be triggered with proof for them to realise and how they would feel of the sufferings if they were to be in the animals place. Promoting no meat eating is also good because it will prevent people from collecting more bad Karma from killing.

  28. Lars on Mar 12, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video by Sir Paul McCartney.
    I could not stand watching more than a few minutes, a shame in itself being that the pain I feel is a grain of sand in the vastest desert compared to the suffering of these animals. If even that. I truly admire the level of compassion and courage the ones who stand to bear witness to acts like these possess. I can only hope to develop such a strength myself, being that my determination to continue loving all animals and staying vegetarian sharpens tremendously by watching this kind of suffering.

  29. Pali on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:11 am

    For God’s sake, this needs to stop.

    The whole World should go vegetarian.

    It’s not even that difficult.

    When you compare giving up meat with the suffering, it’s obvious what to choose.

    I couldn’t even watch the whole video, it is too painful even to see.

  30. Pali on Mar 12, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I am going to share this on Facebook and YouTube.

    • tsemtulku on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:59 am

      Dear Pali, I would be happy if you shared this as much as possible. TR

      • Pali on Mar 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

        Dear Rinpoche,

        Thank you, Rinpoche, I am happy to think of your happiness. Your completely dedicated and untiring example inspires us to honour our responsibility to those who are helpless to help themselves.

        For a short time, we hold the influence to increase awareness and effect change, and the importance of grasping that opportunity while it remains is paramount.

        Thank you, Rinpoche, for all of your help, I really do appreciate it. Please, along with all realised beings, stay in this world a long time and lead each and every one of us to ultimate liberation.

  31. Dennis Paulson on Mar 12, 2011 at 3:26 am

    My apology, but brackets around my abovementioned sites didn’t allow HTML publishing here. Thus, I’ve removed them from the pertinent paragraphs, which I’ll repeat here for those interested. Thank you so much for caring about other living beings’ suffering. Big Love and respect for all life. . .Dennis

    The following site, MONIQUE, lists vegetarian restaurants, worldwide: http://www.greenpeople.org/restaurants.htm

    Another listing vegetarian restaurants and health-food stores (over 8000 in more than 100 countries) is at:

    http://www.happycow.net/raw/raw_living.html

    Also, know that one of the best books I’ve found on the compassionate practice of not eating fellow sentient beings is “Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings On Abstaining From Meat” by one of Tibet’s greatest saint-scholars, Shabkar Natshok Rangdrol (ISBN 1-59030-116-1), available for $11.96 at Shambhala Publications:

    http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/isbn/1-59030-116-1.cfm

    A website full of Buddhist teachers speaking out against meat-eating is at:

    http://vegpeace.org/buddhistvegetarian.html,

    They also provide vegetarian recipes at:

    http://vegpeace.org.

    Description of “Food of Bodhisattvas”: Based on the teachings of the Buddha, this book offers the most compelling and impassioned indictment of meat-eating to be found in Tibetan literature and is pertinent to anyone interested in vegetarianism as a moral or spiritual issue. The Buddha’s teachings show how destructive habits can be examined and transformed gradually from within. The aim is not to repress one’s desire for meat and animal products by force of will, but to develop heartfelt compassion and sensitivity to the suffering of animals, so that the desire to exploit and feed on them naturally dissolves. There are two texts presented here. One is an excerpt from Shabkar’s “Book of Marvels,” consisting of quotations from the Buddhist scriptures and the teachings of masters of Tibetan Buddhism that argue against the consumption of meat, with Shabkar’s commentary. The second, the “Nectar of Immortality,” is Shabkar’s discourse on the importance of developing compassion for animals. The Shabkar website is at:

    http://www.shabkar.org

    • Vegetarian on Mar 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Thank you for this excellent information and the links, Dennis. I am enjoying reading through them.

  32. Dennis Paulson on Mar 12, 2011 at 3:22 am

    The following site, Rinppoche, lists vegetarian restaurants, worldwide: . Another listing vegetarian restaurants and health-food stores (over 8000 in more than 100 countries) is at: .

    Also, know that one of the best books I’ve found on the compassionate practice of not eating fellow sentient beings is “Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings On Abstaining From Meat” by one of Tibet’s greatest saint-scholars, Shabkar Natshok Rangdrol (ISBN 1-59030-116-1), available for $11.96 at Shambhala Publications . A website full of Buddhist teachers speaking out against meat-eating is at , and they also provide vegetarian recipes at .

    Description of “Food of Bodhisattvas”: Based on the teachings of the Buddha, this book offers the most compelling and impassioned indictment of meat-eating to be found in Tibetan literature and is pertinent to anyone interested in vegetarianism as a moral or spiritual issue. The Buddha’s teachings show how destructive habits can be examined and transformed gradually from within. The aim is not to repress one’s desire for meat and animal products by force of will, but to develop heartfelt compassion and sensitivity to the suffering of animals, so that the desire to exploit and feed on them naturally dissolves.

    There are two texts presented here. One is an excerpt from Shabkar’s “Book of Marvels,” consisting of quotations from the Buddhist scriptures and the teachings of masters of Tibetan Buddhism that argue against the consumption of meat, with Shabkar’s commentary. The second, the “Nectar of Immortality,” is Shabkar’s discourse on the importance of developing compassion for animals. The Shabkar website is at: .

    KEEPING IN MIND Benjamin Disraeli’s words–“The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages may be preserved by quotation!”–the following represents a random act of human kindness for those who know how to appreciate both, from our sisters and brothers who’ve courageously sought both before us on this supremely compassionate action we can all choose to make our life’s practice:

    “To educate our people, and especially our children, to humane attitudes and actions toward living things, is to preserve and strengthen our national heritage and the moral values we champion in the world.”–John F. Kennedy

    “I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet, when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat.”–Dalai Lama

    “Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification for indulging is such acts of brutality.”–Dalai Lama

    “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human body’s temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of humankind.”–Albert Einstein, 12.27.30

    “And in fasting, if he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because. . .its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling–killing.”–Leo Tolstoy (author)

    “It is beneficial to one’s health not to be carnivorous. The strongest animals, such as the bull, are vegetarians. Look at me. I have ten times as much good health and energy as a meat-eater. My hearse will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by herds of oxen, sheep, swine, flocks of poultry and a small, traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honor of the man who perished, rather than eat his fellow creatures.”–George Bernard Shaw (author)

    “Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.”–Benjamin Franklin

    “Imagine the room filled with 45 or 50 people with empty bowls in front of them. For the feed cost of your steak, each of their bowls could be filled with a full cup of cooked cereal grains.”–Frances Moore Lappe (“Diet For A Small Planet”)

    “In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man’s, I find the result humiliating to me.”–Mark Twain (author)

    “The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.”–Emile Zola (author)

    “If one is trying to practice dhyana (spiritual meditation) and is still eating meat, he would be like a man closing his ears and shouting loudly, and then asserting that he heard nothing. . . . How can a bhikshu (student of spirituality) who hopes to become a deliverer of others, himself be living on the flesh of other sentient beings? . . .S/he who causes suffering shall suffer; there is no escape.
    “To avoid causing terror to living beings, let the disciple refrain from eating meat. . . .The food of the wise is that which is consumed by the sadhus (holy men); it does not consist of meat. . . .There may be some foolish people in the future who will say that I permitted meat-eating, and that I partook of meat myself, but. . .meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, and I will not permit meat-eating in any form, in any manner, or in any place; it is unconditionally prohibited for all.”–Gautama Buddha, 5th Century, B.C. (“Dhammapada”; to read Gautama’s “Lankavatara Sutra on Meat Eating,” pull up )

    “And God said, behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree-yielding seed; to you, it shall be for meat.”–Genesis 1:29

    “Kill neither men nor beasts, nor yet your food which goes into your mouth, for if you eat living food, the same will quicken you, but if you kill your food, the dead food will kill you, also, for life comes only from life, and death comes always from death, for everything which kills your food, kills your bodies also. . .and your bodies become what your foods are, even as your spirits, likewise, become what your thoughts are.”–Jesus (“Essene Gospel of John”)

  33. Dennis Paulson on Mar 12, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Thank you so much, Rinpoche, for continually showing this superb video for upleveling consciousness about incredible cruelty to the more than 50 billion animals slaughtered each year, worldwide. Personally, I’ve been vegetarian/vegan since 1968, and have lived at optimum health, happiness and healing power that entire time, having no need to see an allopath for anything more than a few broken bones from motorcycle and cycling accidents.

    For those carnivores wishing to contemplate further changes in your own diet, which scientific evidence now proves adds DIRECTLY to the progressive degradation of our Mother Earth through climate change, as we speak, you may find the following sites educational:

    • “Livestock’s Long Shadow”:
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM

    • “Rearing Cattle Produces More Greenhouse Gases Than Driving Cars”:
    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=20772&Cr=global&Cr1=warming#

    • “What’s Wrong With What We Eat,” by bestselling cookbook author, TV personality, and “New York Times” food writer Mark Bittman:
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/mark_bittman_on_what_s_wrong_with_what_we_eat.html

    • “Vegetarianism Is the New Prius”:
    http://www.alternet.org/environment/47668?page=1

    • “Sustainable Table: Serving Up Healthy Food Choices”:
    http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/animalwelfare/

    • “Why Are We Against Wearing Fur, But OK with Eating Meat?”:
    http://www.alternet.org/story/149020/why_are_we_against_wearing_fur%2C_but_ok_with_eating_meat

  34. Sharon Saw on Mar 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I will share this video and post it in as many places as possible so that people gain awareness… I hope that more people will realise where the meat on their dinner plates comes from. So many people who live in the city have a disconnect between the food on their plate which doesn’t look like an animal and the actual animal, so this video should give everyone food for thought.

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    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

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  • S.Prathap
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    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

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    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
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    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html
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    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Different causes can often combine to trigger depression. Whatever it is ….depression comes from our own karma for what we did in this life or the previous life. People who suffer from depression often report feelings of loneliness and isolation. If not treated it could lead to more serious matters related. It will interfere with our daily life for sure. Learning Dharma, practicing it will help us to transform our mind more positively. We will see the light even in the darkest of times in our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/some-thoughts-on-depression.html
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    This is an amazing news for vegetarian and vegan eaters in California. I strongly believe it a great move to encourage more people to be vegan. Choosing a vegan lifestyle can contribute many beneficial factors to one’s life.

    A vegan diet is the most beneficial to mankind as it is one of the healthiest diets in the world, it is the world’s most environmentally friendly diet. Many vegans have found themselves starving while they are traveling and not being able to find any foods free of animal products on the road and this will be very convenient.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing, Hope to hear and see more countries could have Vegan Grocery. It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

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    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/20668.html
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    The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We may try changing who we are in an attempt to fit in and even if we achieve a new feeling of belonging, the emptiness remains. Emptiness is an important door to liberation in life. The Heart Sutra is a very condensed contemplation manual. Will read it over and again to understand better . I still have a long way to go trying to absorb what ever I could. We have to develop a soft heart and compassion, firstly before we read the sutras. At the heart of emptiness is compassion….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/emptiness-with-a-heart-of-compassion.html
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

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    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


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    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 05:37 PM
    This is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. Yearly thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims and tourist from all over the world will be come to The Mahabodhi Temple.

    This sacred sites is definitely imbued with the positive energies and blessings of great beings.Thank you very much for the good write up and share this nice article with us
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 19. 2020 04:52 PM
    Reading this article really me open up my views of what is existing beyond my imagination.They then discovered that the possibility of life on other planets ,the existence of black holes, and so forth.
    The universe, outer space, the galaxies have always fascinated me since I was very very young. I loved pictorial books on planets and space.Thank you very much for the good sharing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:22 PM
    Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. A mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava. The legacy of Niguma’s teachings and spiritual practices is still available today within the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Her teachings are also embodied within the Gelug school as well as the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting related to Niguma and Khyungpo Naljor about the 500 gold coins and so forth. A very rare insight into the unusual role of women in the development of Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David so this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
9 months ago
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
9 months ago
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
9 months ago
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
9 months ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
9 months ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
9 months ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
9 months ago
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
9 months ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
9 months ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
9 months ago
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
1 years ago
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
1 years ago
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
1 years ago
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
1 years ago
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
1 years ago
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
1 years ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
1 years ago
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
1 years ago
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
1 years ago
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
1 years ago
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
1 years ago
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
1 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
1 years ago
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
1 years ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
1 years ago
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
1 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
1 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
1 years ago
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
1 years ago
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
1 years ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
1 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
1 years ago
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
1 years ago
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
1 years ago
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
1 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
1 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
1 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
1 years ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
1 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
1 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
1 years ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
1 years ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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
4 months 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
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 months 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
5 months 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
5 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
6 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months ago
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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
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