If slaughterhouses had glass walls…

Mar 11, 2011 | Views: 1,856
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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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 03:37 PM
    The CTA said Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit and whoever propitiates him will be reborn in the 3 lower realms. So this is not true, because Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche came back! He is not the only Dorje Shugden lama who took rebirth in a perfect human form. Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, Lati Rinpoche and many more Dorje Shugden lamas all took rebirth in a perfect human form and the Dalai Lama recognised them too. How is the CTA going to explain this? The CTA has been telling lies about the true nature of Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 03:21 PM
    Queen Genepil (1905-1938) was the last queen of Mongolia. She was executed in May, 1938, by the Stalinist in the attempt to destroy the Mongolian culture. She had a very interesting life story. She was already married but she was abducted to be married with the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu who was much older than her. Her life was a tragedy, she was murdered and she died very young.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/last-queen-of-mongolia
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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 03:08 PM
    In order to progress in our spiritual practice, we need merits and also we have to purify our karmas. There are many ways for us to collect merits. If we have an altar, we can make water offerings, sensory offerings, torma offerings, commitment offerings and food offerings to collect merits. These offerings are not difficult to make especially the water and the food offerings. We can do water offering daily and offer up the first portion of our food to Buddha to collect merits.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/sensory-offerings-demystified
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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 01:04 PM
    10 Herbs Used as Incense for Healing and Purification

    Since the time of Magadha Sangmo, a disciple of Buddha Sakyamuni, offered incense to her Guru with an invitation for a meal at her husband’s home, thousand miles away, it had been a tradition still practiced today.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/herbs-used-to-purify-the-environment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 12:08 PM
    We are surrounded by many mysterious, supernatural and unseen beings. Watching the video tells all …..negative energy called a spirit do exist after all. I do believe there is .Even though spirits comes in different forms each of these spirits could create harmful effects on anyone who disturb them. Never get involved with them , they could be helpful or harmful or neutral and could get aggressive in some cases. There are techniques or ways to remove unwanted or negative energy by relying upon the Dharma Protectors Trakze.
    Interesting and scary as those young people described what they saw along the road .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bryn-athyn-monster-spirit
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 12:07 PM
    The Lentang Recreational Forest is within easy reach of Kuala Lumpur it is the place to escape the hectic city life and the hot and dusty air. A popular place for visitors on weekends and local and foreign tourist . This rainforest is one of a precious treasures well-hidden beneath Malaysia. . With its peaceful and calm surroundings, there is plenty we can do here apart from having a picnic, a place ideal for family bonding and more catch-up sessions with friends. . By dipping into the protected and cooling water of the stream while enjoying the calmness of the environment and listening to the chirping of the birds. For those photographers, they might discover more unique plants and animals, and even insects. There are many different species of birds, butterflies, and even tiny mushrooms.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lentang-forest-recreational-park-pahang-state
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jan 23. 2019 11:24 AM
    After reading chapter 1

    The background life of Tsem Rinpoche. Interestingly, Tsem Rinpoche was born to a Mongolian princess Dewa Nimbo and Lobsang Gyatso. The couple was unable to build a family she discovered about Labsang Gyatso was a family man. The distress princess was unable to bare her situation left Labsang Gyatso has she was already going to have a baby.

    Before Tsem Rinpoche was born, many wonderful dream made the mother to think about auspicious baby. After his was born, the baby had many attention from monks who actually was impress and recognize his previous spiritual life and was told to send to monastery for spiritual studies. The mother refused has her identity will revealed and decided to get a foster parents before he attend school.

    Life went very miserable for the child, he was ill-treated, abused and was neglected to all his needs including food and care at his foster parents place. It’s heart wrenching to know at the age of three he was often seen roaming all around the street begging for food and back home late just to sleep. Out of some bad times there was some good time for Rinpoche after meeting Kwan Mama. A friend of his mother who took great care of Rinpoche. She was very fond of Rinpoche and wanted to adopt him without knowing who really he was.
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 06:58 PM
    There are many Buddhist practices that we can do to help us solve our problems. For example, the Black Manjushri initiation and practice are helpful in healing cancer and protecting against negative energies. This practice is extremely helpful when we are praying for others who suffer from the most serious and life-threatening diseases.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-wrathful-manjushri-mantra-help-us-to-heal
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 06:27 PM
    Do you believe there is Bigfoot? Tsem Rinpoche is very attracted to Bigfoot since he was very young. In the Himalayan area, people also often talk about the sightings of Bigfoot (they are also called Yeti). The description of the Bigfoot in the America and the Himalayan area are very similar.

    Bigfoot or Yeti is described to be taller than a human and looks like an ape with a very hairy body. There are many sightings of Bigfoot but so far nobody has captured a very clear photo of it. The Tibetan lamas also talk about Bigfoot. It is said that when a high lama meditates in the high mountain, Bigfoot will come around to bring them food or be their messenger to deliver messages to other lamas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/i-loved-visiting-bigfoot-mecca-willow-creek
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 06:08 PM
    How much do you need to survive for a week? Ms. Jill Redwood in Australia only needs $80 a week to live. She is living in a house she built herself and her food comes from the vegetable garden outside her house. She lives entirely off the grid with no connection to the power supply. She lives in a very natural environment which is very good to the mind, body and soul.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/living-off-the-grid-in-australia
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 04:42 PM
    The bigger the statue, of course, the better it is. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area. Big statues can calm the land and also avoid more natural disasters.

    In many cases, big statues are being built to avoid natural disasters. There is a huge Buddha statue is being erected in Sri Lanka as a memorial to the Tsunami that caused alot of destruction and also killed alot of innocent lives. It is very good for them to erect to Buddha statue there to calm the land and also bless the spirits that might be around from the tsunami disaster.

    There is another big Buddha statue in China which is called the Leshan Buddha statue. It was carved out of a cliff next to a river that has turbulent waters. The river had created alot of problems for traders that sail up the river. After the Buddha statue was finished, the waters of the river did calm down alot which made is safer for anyone to sail in it.

    These are just some an example of the benefit of a big Buddha statue. That is why it is not surprising that alot of the large outdoor statues around the world are Buddha statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 01:52 PM
    Achi Chokyi Drolma is the Dharma Protectress of the Drikung Kagyu. She was one special Dharma Protector and at time of birth there were numerous auspicious signs appeared and her body was of purest white and radiating rays of light. Amazing at the age of 3 she could already reciting the mantra of Tara and teaching it to others. In her later years, she even composed a text containing a sadhana of herself and promised to look after the teachings of the Buddha in general. Her teachings has benefited countless of beings before her passing.
    A beautiful art painting paints a thousands words and well explained.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 01:48 PM
    Beautiful Gwaneumsa Temple on Jeju Island, Korea is believed to have been first built in the early centuries AD’s . Well there little proof indicates the exact year of construction. Wow beautiful pathway to the temples with numerous stone statues and cedar trees planted along the entryway. Passing the cedar trees, is a large statue dedicated to large statue Amita-bul which is then surrounded by descriptive statues of various life-sized statues of guardians. Its considered to be one of the most picturesque entryway and there are also other large outdoor statues. A beautiful place to visit and popular for its colourful breath taking scenery.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/gwaneumsa-temple-on-jeju-island-korea
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 01:47 PM
    Amazing there many grand statues around the world. There are some of the tallest, oldest, most spectacular, and historically significant statues of Lord Buddha. Buddhism has many different national and local cultures and traditions. Some of these Buddha statues are among the largest in the world. Beautiful and blessful to look at those pictures which paints a thousand words as each pose has a different spiritual significance. Thailand and China top the list of many grand statues across the globe. Big Buddha Statues has benefited many people and the surrounding environment. Such as the Big Manjushri Statues at Mount Wutai, China has attracted many pilgrims over the world . We a group of Kecharians have indeed fortunate to go on a fruitful pilgrimage there few years back.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/grand-statues-around-the-world
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Jan 22. 2019 12:56 AM
    Bhagawan Dorje Shugden Chapels in Kathmandu, Nepal!

    It is really such a rejoice to see how Nepalese are connecting with Bhagawan Dorje Shugden so acceptingly. Lord Dorje Shugden had brought blessings to them and benefitted those who had prayed. Read more here and the next time you are in Nepal, Kathmandu, do pay a visit to this energised Chapel and say hi to Lord Dorje Shugden.

    Bhagawan Dorje Shugden Chapels in Kathmandu, Nepal!

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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California did the right thing! This news makes me very happy and I hope other states in the US and nations will follow suit. - https://bit.ly/2LXo2tg
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California did the right thing! This news makes me very happy and I hope other states in the US and nations will follow suit. - https://bit.ly/2LXo2tg
The extraordinary life of Lady Lhalu- https://bit.ly/2FbkIdj
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The extraordinary life of Lady Lhalu- https://bit.ly/2FbkIdj
So many beautiful flowers....There are more on the others side too. I have offered them to the Buddhas...
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So many beautiful flowers....There are more on the others side too. I have offered them to the Buddhas...
Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara\'s Flea market (Naropa\'s Cave).
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Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From http://www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara's Flea market (Naropa's Cave).
Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
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Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
CUTE ATTACK!-

Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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CUTE ATTACK!- Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche 



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. As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche .
Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
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Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
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Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
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Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
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Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
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See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
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Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be


您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像?

看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。

欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 
https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
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See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be 您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像? 看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。 欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
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11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama\'s previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. 

Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama\'s previous incarnation(s). TR
3 weeks ago
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama's previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama's previous incarnation(s). TR
The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
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The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
When you don\'t have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here\'s how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
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When you don't have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here's how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, 


Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don\'t miss it: 




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms





TR
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Dear everyone, Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don't miss it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms TR
One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid.  It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
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One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid. It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
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Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
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A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
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A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
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The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche the compassionate vidyadhara and yogi. He always manifest wrathful energy on the outside, but on the inside he is filled with compassion. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche the compassionate vidyadhara and yogi. He always manifest wrathful energy on the outside, but on the inside he is filled with compassion. Tsem Rinpoche
Please see more beautiful pictures of this huge golden outdoor Tsongkapa overlooking mountain ranges Xiaqiong (Jakhyung) Monastery, Qinghai, Tibet- Click here- https://bit.ly/2GGw1Mh
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Please see more beautiful pictures of this huge golden outdoor Tsongkapa overlooking mountain ranges Xiaqiong (Jakhyung) Monastery, Qinghai, Tibet- Click here- https://bit.ly/2GGw1Mh
The Magnificent Standing Dorje Shugden -

High resolution download-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Magnificent Standing Dorje Shugden - High resolution download-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
1 month ago
The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
1 month ago
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
1 month ago
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
1 month ago
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
1 month ago
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
1 month ago
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia \'fell\'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
1 month ago
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
1 month ago
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
 https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1 month ago
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more-  https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
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    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    1 month ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    2 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
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    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    3 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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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.
    1 years 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!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Surplus Food Collection From AEON Retail Malaysia & Tesco Malaysia redistributed to Seri Alam PPR, Johor Bahru this afternoon, thanks to everyone of dedicated volunteers! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Surplus Food Collection From AEON Retail Malaysia & Tesco Malaysia redistributed to Seri Alam PPR, Johor Bahru this afternoon, thanks to everyone of dedicated volunteers! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Say hello to our Kuching team! We have been busy coordinating and moving about since the beginning of the week! At last we are up and running! Thanks to AEON Retail Malaysia Kuching branch for the kind cooperation and contribution enabling us to collect and redistribute to those in need. Thanks to all of our volunteers for volunteering their time with us to reach to the needy! Thank you! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Say hello to our Kuching team! We have been busy coordinating and moving about since the beginning of the week! At last we are up and running! Thanks to AEON Retail Malaysia Kuching branch for the kind cooperation and contribution enabling us to collect and redistribute to those in need. Thanks to all of our volunteers for volunteering their time with us to reach to the needy! Thank you! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Many people paid homage to Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam, Gopeng today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Many people paid homage to Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam, Gopeng today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Today Louise is guiding KISG to promote Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Today Louise is guiding KISG to promote Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Thank you very much to this group of Sunway University students for assisting us with #food #surplus pick up & food surplus #distribution yesterday. If you wish to be a part of this activity, kindly WHATSAPP to 010-3333 260 for further inquiries and booking. Thank you in advance. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thank you very much to this group of Sunway University students for assisting us with #food #surplus pick up & food surplus #distribution yesterday. If you wish to be a part of this activity, kindly WHATSAPP to 010-3333 260 for further inquiries and booking. Thank you in advance. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Breathing meditation is done before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Breathing meditation is done before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Nice picture of teacher Victoria with students during the 2017 Lantern Festival Charity dinner. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice picture of teacher Victoria with students during the 2017 Lantern Festival Charity dinner. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS Halloween 2017 held in Kechara Oasis. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS Halloween 2017 held in Kechara Oasis. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad parents & students join the monthly animal liberation before the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad parents & students join the monthly animal liberation before the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Egg sandwich class- Students have opportunity I learn and make their own breakfast. Lin Mun KSDS
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Egg sandwich class- Students have opportunity I learn and make their own breakfast. Lin Mun KSDS
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“Food is the only thing that I have been longing for” - a single mother of two who currently living in Kuala Lumpur city. She mentioned that getting surplus food is not a matter of ignorance but a matter of not being able to afford “fresh” food. This is because when it comes to distributing salary, there are things such as house rental and utility fees that have to come before food. With welfare reforms, benefits being cut and sanctions, this marginalised community find themselves looking for a way to get through another day. #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
“Food is the only thing that I have been longing for” - a single mother of two who currently living in Kuala Lumpur city. She mentioned that getting surplus food is not a matter of ignorance but a matter of not being able to afford “fresh” food. This is because when it comes to distributing salary, there are things such as house rental and utility fees that have to come before food. With welfare reforms, benefits being cut and sanctions, this marginalised community find themselves looking for a way to get through another day. #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Chloe Chan, Tracy, and Mun Mun for helping to send monthly food provision to the urban poor families. With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. Be one of us by registering yourself at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
Big thanks to Chloe Chan, Tracy, and Mun Mun for helping to send monthly food provision to the urban poor families. With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. Be one of us by registering yourself at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Young adults from Sunway College, experiencing awesome, planet saving food from Kechara Oasis, after recycling ~Wai Meng
1 week ago
Young adults from Sunway College, experiencing awesome, planet saving food from Kechara Oasis, after recycling ~Wai Meng
Andrea received Participation Awards from Pastor Gim Lee. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Andrea received Participation Awards from Pastor Gim Lee. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Julie is very patient to teach and guide the kids to do a good Nagomi Art. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Julie is very patient to teach and guide the kids to do a good Nagomi Art. Alice Tay, KSDS
The young kids of KSDS have completed and showing their artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The young kids of KSDS have completed and showing their artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
The champers learned to clean the place in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The champers learned to clean the place in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice Tay, KSDS
Taking refuge to the Three Jewels and prostrate to Guru and Buddha. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Taking refuge to the Three Jewels and prostrate to Guru and Buddha. Alice Tay, KSDS
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