Do you enjoy a good circus show?

Jan 24, 2013 | Views: 1,501

 

Dear Everyone,

When I was very young, my step parents took me to New York City (two hour drive from our home in New Jersey) to see a huge circus show (I think it was Ringling Brothers). Personally I did not enjoy the show and felt giddy as we sat way at the top and watching the performers spin, walk on tight rope and somersault wasn’t really my form of entertainment. I think I was nine or ten years old. I didn’t say anything to my parents so I wouldn’t hurt their feelings. But we never went to another circus again thank goodness. I was so happy when the show was over.

I have really never liked circuses actually. Now I come across this three minute video of what happens behind the scenes. You have to watch this and leave your thoughts below. Please do not bring your kids or yourselves to circuses that use animals. We are allowing this to happen.

I am so happy Mr. Alec Baldwin uses his fame to do something wonderful. To speak for those who have no voice. I will be writing him a letter to thank him for his kindness towards animals. I am very moved by his care.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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I have never enjoyed watching animals of any sort perform tricks. I don’t find it entertaining at all. Have you ever been to a circus? Did you know how animals are treated?  

What about you, boycotting this type of circuses from now on?

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  1. Yee Yin on Aug 25, 2019 at 12:12 am

    When I was young, my parents used to bring me to the circus. I liked to go because there were animals that can do various tricks and I was totally amazed by what they can do. At that time, I found it to be very entertaining.

    Now that I know how the animals are trained to do the tricks, it bothers me a lot. It was out of ignorance that I found the circus to be entertaining. I will never go to the circus again.

    Therefore, it is very important to create awareness and educate people about the cruelty towards the animals in the circus. I believe when people know how animals are trained, they will not go to a circus anymore. Some countries have already banned the circus, this is a very good news. I wish more countries will do that.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    It was long long ago since i last saw one maybe i was very young at that time. As it was just behind my house , do see the way ,the animals been treated badly in the hands of the trainer . Most of the children do enjoy watching as they won’t see the sufferings and pain of animals ,once they understand and see how those animals been trained ,they might not watch the show any more. I am glad a number of circus are not running business now . Many people are against the use of animals in circus especially elephants.
    Mr. Alec Baldwin is one wonderful and compassionate man ,actor and animal defender spoke on behalf about the cruelty and the abused. He told the people to boycott circuses with animals over what he alleges is poor treatment of elephants.
    Circuses denied animals everything that is natural and freedom. As long there circus around these elephants and other animals will continue to experience enormous suffering and pain.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  3. HelenaC on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I used to love circus show while I was younger, I guess most of the kids love it. But whenever I am done with watching the show, i will question myself how they trained them for the extend they are so smart and obedient? Well, thanks to youtube, and and social media these days that we have more idea how they train the animals. It is cruel and no humanity. Very very sad to know and to see how the animals suffering by being trained. I have stop going these circus show after i knew the pain for the animals. No demand no trading. Thank you Rinpoche for the post.

  4. Frederick Law on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:40 am

    if the animals such as the elephant being so called ‘trained’ to perform and do tricks, i rather not watch the circus at all. It is very inhumane act, and it is an abuse to the animals.

    imagine the horrendous experience and feeling the elephant goes thru just to ‘entertain’ us human. we should be ashamed of ourself for taking advantage of them as treat them like a toy for our enjoyment. sick!

  5. Lucas Roth on Feb 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    wow, i was aware of this happening and that is one of the reasons i am a vegetarian to prove to people i care about them. i once went to a circus and thank god they do not do this and i know that because the trainer is animal loving and he has experience and his is good at treating the animals with care, he has a history of that. please stop animal cruelty!!!!!!

  6. uncle eddie on Feb 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Yes, except for those whose parents are vegetarians, almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather and going to the circuses and zoos. Many could have enjoyed a good show too, without the knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes! Yes, if we only knew the existences of unequivocal evidences of animal abuses, including beatings, death of animals like lions and tigers, not counting the lame elephants being forced to perform despite chronic pains. According to an article on circus shows sometime ago back in 2007, Ringling Circus was slapped with the largest penalty in U.S. history of US$270,000-00. It was said to be the largest settlement of its kind for violations of the animal welfare act (AWA). From presented testimonials, baby elephants at Ringling’s training compound were torn away from their Mothers and subjected to violent training sessions, so that they will learn how to perform tricks; same as with horses and many others too. Adult elephants it seemed, were whipped, beaten and yanked by heavy, sharp steel-tipped bullhooks behind the scenes, prior to performing. Such treatments, yes I had the bad karma to witness at a local circus scene here as a school kid, and had since then, stayed away from circus scene till today! Apart from the largest civil penalty paid under the AWA, Ringling circus must now provide all employees who handle animals, with qualifications in compliance with AWA requirements. If anyone has the right sense of mind, they should stop going to the circus to help to stop such animals abuses and cruelty!!!!!

  7. Henry Ooi on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I have heard of how animals were ill treated and tortured for them to submit and forced into performing acts and tricks in circus. This video confirms it.

    I wonder if pet dogs are treated similarly in animals obedient school?

  8. William on Feb 1, 2013 at 1:38 am

    What happens behind the scenes of the circus show is horrifying and totally cruel to animals. We should not support any circus shows that are coming to town. I really feel sad for the elephants as they are beaten to perform tricks for the audience. And when they rebel because they could not take it anymore, they are shot down by humans. In any way, they are always at the losing end.

    Please do not support the circus!

  9. Jessica Yap on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve never been to a circus before.. But I knew that animal circus are trained hard to perform the tricks, but i did not know that the training could be so painful and merciless!!! This is really inhumane!! How can anyone do this to the poor defendless animals? The animals do not deserve this!

    I will never, EVER visit a circus in future!
    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche. Everyone needs to know!!

  10. Wah Ying on Jan 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Another place that animals are not treated humanely is zoo, animals usually are chained and kept in small space. I remembered went to a dinner that with acrobats showing skill of playing metal chains on their neck and holding huge pot and so on, it was very “scary” in term seeing acrobats play with sharp and heavy things that quite incomparable with their strength…

    I will share with friends on videos on circus, to let more have more awareness on this.

    I found some video urge to stop circus sufferings of animals:

    1st episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIkIRL36710

    2nd episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0HnoOBdOKw

    3rd episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtjYbYUQg9w

  11. Bryan Ho on Jan 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Oh my my, this is really behind the scene. When I was young my parents brought me to a circus, living in a small town of Malaysia, I was amazed by the animals performed in the circus, because they are so obedient but this video really makes me angry.

    People will do things that against the natural world system just to get something out of it, especially money. Circus is an ugly world that covered with flower, colour and fake happiness.

    Just imagine we are the elephant that need to go thru the training every single day, we scream by the trainer, beaten by a bullhook every single day ??!!

    This is total cruelty towards another living being for personal benefit, if we don’t want to go through this kind of training why should we give it to others ?

    I really hope this kind of animal cruelty could stop, and that’s the reason why Tsem Rinpoche is encouraging our ABC group to bring more awareness to the public.

    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/animal-befrienders-coalition-abc.html

    Please support ABC and stop animal cruelty.

    Bryan

  12. Felix Kong on Jan 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Feel sad and painful to this elephants and all animals to be perform
    a good show in circus . I’m only watching circus show @ TV, never been circus till now. After watch this video ,just realize how they give “training” to the elephant . i”ll never support them now.

  13. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I visit circus a few time when i was a child, i was really amazed on the tricks the animals perform. It was not until i grown up to realise on the pain and suffering these animal performers had gone through.

  14. Andrew Boon on Jan 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    OMB… I NEVER knew this… even a Circus as famous as the Ringling Brothers which are huge in the states!!! I often thought it was the inhumane conditions of these animals in captivity and that larger more affluent establishments would not have such conditions and as such it was ok to have animal performers!

    How wrong was I… the inhumane conditions start from the very beginning, the capture of a young (elephant, tiger, bear, etc) from the wild and going through these vigorous and frighteningly cruel methods of “training” aka “breaking of the spirit”!

    It is only the human race that can devise such cruelness even among their own kind (torture of war prisoners to extract information especially prevelant during the Cold War and Japanese Occupation)

    And we are supposedly the more evolved and smarter? It is no wonder we are degenerating at such an alarming rate!!!

  15. patsy on Jan 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I have been to a few circuses when I was a kid with my parents and I was always fascinated by the animals performing. As a kid, I was very impressed that the animals especially lions, tigers and elephants were so obedient and well trained and followed instructions. It never crossed my mind of the sufferings and abused that these animals had to go through to be so well trained. However, I never enjoyed going to circus as I do not like trapeze performances; having the fear that they will fall and hurt themselves.

    Knowing that these animals are subjected to such horrible pain and sufferings I will boycott and discourage people from going to the circus.

  16. A. Juggalo on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Yo Rimp, ya gotta be Down with the Clown if ya wanna get into Shangrila, know what im sayin? Check these out:

    http://www.billboard.com/photogalleries/the-gathering-of-the-juggalos-1007824752.story#/photogalleries/the-gathering-of-the-juggalos-1007824752.story

    Da Circus is YOU, Jersey!!!

  17. abby f on Jan 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I have to confess, when I was a kid, when I watched circus show, I didn’t think about the scene behind the show. I thought everything is ok, the trainer will be kind to the animals, give them treats and cuddle them. I guess this is exactly what they portray to the world also. The fact is totally the other way round.

    What we need is education and exposure. Educate our kids with correct information is the key! We as the adults should take up this responbibility to educate, and be the role model for our kids. We walk the talks and this for sure will inspire the kids.

    Earthlings has changed my life at a certain level. It is a must-watch video. Please watch the truth behind: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html

  18. Lim Han Nee on Jan 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video where Alec Baldwin tells us why we should boycott circuses that use(and abuse) animals.

    It is horrendous to see what happens, behind the scenes, to these poor elephants, who, from young, had been torn away from their mothers. The beatings and the shock treatment that trainers use on them just to control and subjugate them to their command and authority, is beyond imagination.

    I have watched a visiting circus as a kid . I only remember hearing the sharp sounds of long whips as they struck the backs of the elephants to make them perform; and I remember flinching as though the whips were used on me. I didn’t enjoy the circus because I would also be fearfully watching performers on the trapeze, in anticipation of their falling down and hurting themselves.

    Awareness must be created in everyone’s minds that animals in captivity and animals made to perform or take part in competitions or fights to the death, suffer tremendously. Like us they want to live. Like humans they don’t want to suffer. The problem with those of us, who do not have this awareness, is that we see animals as sub-beings, created to be under the control of Man the Master. I’m glad that Lord Buddha showed us how, through the process of the working of karma and cyclic existence in Samsara, we are all equal beings.

  19. Jace Chong on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Last time I used to think it’s fun to watch a circus, I been to circus once.

    I watched a cartoon movies from Walt Disney, about how elephant lives behind the circus, Dumbo. I love the movies so much and been watching many times.

    The elephant mama cries because she didn’t got to see her son,and her son Dumbo is taken for circus training. It’s really heart breaking as animal can feel pain when they are apart with their kids.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this. Yes, we should never encourage any act that make animal suffer physically and mentally.

  20. Nathan Foster on Jan 26, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I never liked circuses. They’re just too weird. Too much association with “freak show.” (Don’t like people calling people “freaks.”) But I don’t mind the acrobats and the contortionists and stuff like that… these people seem pretty cool. They’re training and understanding their own bodies and entertaining people. Just my initial reaction anyway.

  21. AdelineTan on Jan 26, 2013 at 4:50 am

    I went to the circus twice with my family when i was young, first was the local one and the second the London Royal circus, i quite enjoyed the second one because they have more things to show and after that out of curiosity we went to see how the animals live, it was unhygienic and with this type of hot weather it smells because the animals did not get proper care, since then we have stopped going to the circus.

  22. beatrix ooi on Jan 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I have been to a circus once and a few times to the animal shows where they usually held them in Zoos.I used to enjoy watching their performances, but not until I found out how they train and torment the animals. People often do not know the ungly side of circus shows, even if they know, they wouldn’t care. To them, watching animals performing tricks is what keeps them entertained. They have no idea how much pain and suffering the animals have to go through each time. I feel so sad for them, animals deserve to be freed.

  23. Pastor Chia on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    In my childhood,i did went to watch circus show with my family. I was amazed the animals in the show were so obedient and well train. Later i saw how the trainer whip the animals perform the show,i thinking how animals can get away people hitting them but not fighting back. i do raise the question to brother. he answer is they did not give food to the animal if they not obedient.From that moment i felt sad and unhappy. I can’t see people are so cruel to the animal.

    I remembers the circus even come down from the stage and try to get money from the people who watching show as the reward how good they are. i did not understand why people still fall for it special the adult. i guest they just want to control every situation and gain respect.

    Thank you rinpoche showing us this animal,to let many people still don’t know what was happening behind the scene of the circus show.

  24. Milly on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I have watched several circus shows when young. Used to marvel that the elephants, tigers, chimpanzees, etc were so clever. Did not know what happened behind the scenes. After watching this video, I will not encourage anyone in the future to watch.
    We cause so much pain and suffering to animals without facing any punishment. But its the reverse whenever an animal were to cause harm to man. Are we more superior than animals?

  25. adeline woon on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I guess most of us might have enjoyed circus just like how we enjoy eating meat. This is “normal” in the sense that we seldom think outside the box and to question most of our habits, for. eg. using a credit card, eating meat, pointing fingers etc, since everyone around us is doing the same. The problem here is not whether we enjoy watching a circus, but what mindset we have that has led us to want to be entertained, with circus in this case.

    Our mind has long been habituated to have negative thoughts and have wrong views most time. Guess what? It is not important, because these thoughts and views are not the nature of our mind. If it is the nature, then we should always be negative and have wrong views. In order for us to bring out the beautiful nature of the mind, we need methods that lead us to have wisdom, to see things how they are.

    As a Buddhist, I find what the Buddha has taught all necessary methods that resonates with my mind. Through learning the Buddha’s dharma, we will learn to see beyond what is appearing right in front of our eyes, we will start questioning, no matter big or small, and start to broaden our previously narrowed mind. We will therefore look beyond fur and see skinless animals; look beyond meat and see dead animals and human desires; look beyond angersome and see pain and differentiate the actor and actions; look beyond obedient circus animals and see abuse.

    We need to broaden our mind to see the truth and what is really going on around us. Otherwise, we will continue to create and contribute directly or indirectly more unnecessary negative causes that bound us to the sufferings of samsara. Every being deserves to be happy, and that includes animals!

  26. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I used to like to watch circus when i was younger, i find it entertaining and envious for them having such obedient pets. Later on after i know the story behind, I’ve banned watching circus. It is wrenching to see how much they suffer, when watching the way how they trained the animals, I can’t stop imagining that I am the elephant, I am the tiger, how would i feel? being cane non stop, beaten with electric rod, stabbed by nails, etc, etc, and there is no way to escape, we have to be ‘trained’ until we can perform tricks.

    The circus trainer only has one principal… “FEAR”… Create fear onto them until they behave, until they obey, oh dear.. is this consider life of hell for them?

    I don’t want those suffering, so I also do not want my joy of entertainment build on the suffering on the animals.

  27. sarahyap on Jan 25, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I’ve attended circuses before, but they never use animals and is all stunts that people perform, I found that rather entertaining.

    I have not thought much about animals used in the circus until I watched a movie called “Water for Elephants”… It was terrible… I never could have imagined anyone exploiting animals just for entertainment sake.

    Though circus are bad in this way, lets not forget about animals used in rides… zoos that do not treat their animals well in captive… and so many more… The largest cause of sufferings for animals is always caused by mankind, and yet we boldly publicize certain incidents when mankind fall victim to a wild animal. It makes me wonder which is more humane… mankind, that can think and yet intentionally hurt animals… or animals, that are just protecting themselves from men that want to hurt them.

    Previously, when greed did not take over people, and deforestation is very much in its minimal, you will not hear about animals coming out from their habitat and attacking people.

    It truly is sad that because of money, these animals have to suffer… bear bile industry, meat industry, entertainment industry… I wonder how people can find enjoyment from the suffering of others.

  28. edward ooi on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I never been and I will never go to a circus that uses animals. I feel so sad for the circus animals, because when they were young they have been drag away from their mothers and never meet their parents again. While the elephants are sad after been taken away from their parents, the trainers beat and shock the poor elephants and that is not all, they are even chained and they don’t get walk around. So if you do care about these animals, then don’t support circus activity. Thank you for reading

  29. Erickksiow on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Last time did like to watch circus, after watching the video above, then only know about how the Trainer ( TRAINED ) the animals. Sad to watched the video.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing to us.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  30. sockwan on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    This is so cruel! I am very sad seeing these elephants being ill-treated by the trainers. Animals are not born to entertain us, they are also a living being, we should not inflict pain in them for our own entertainment.

  31. Jutika Lam on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Here are my thoughts

    I definitely hate circuses and all other kind s of shows that that involve the abusing of animals of all kind.

    It is just so sad to know that a lot of people just love to see all forms of animals being forced to race or perform all kinds of stunts that to me are very stupid and dumb.

    I just don’t get it why people want to train and abuse animals just to have them race and earn a few bucks?

    Seriously we should all put a stop to all this circuses and animal racing events all around the world.

    I can also relate this to this very mind blowing video called Earthlngs. I feel that everybody should watch Earthlings and learn how animals have to suffer everybody mainly for peoples food.

    Here is the Link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCRspwfKHmI

    The video and the blog link on this blog: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the very sad story.

    Love
    Jutika

  32. Philip Yong on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I think I’ve been to a circus once only. And I never wanted to go again after that. I find it pointless to see these animals being tortured for our entertainment. People are being creative in a very wicked way! But it is good to note that I rarely see anymore circus in Malaysia these days. I don’t know the reason but I guess most people no longer find it entertaining.

  33. Julien Roth on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    The animals that live in circuses have an absolutely horrible life. And all these animals are tortured like this just so that they can be used for entertainment. Its horrible, i couldn’t bare to see the training videos, it looks so painful. I hope that many people see this and would have second thoughts about going to a circus. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  34. David Lai on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Well, I remember when I was young, my parents took me to the circus, I think it was the tour of The Great London Circus. I recall that I enjoyed myself and was amazed the the elephants were so obedient and the lions and tigers didn’t maul the guy with the whip. I enjoyed myself and didn’t think much about it until what I watched ‘The Earthling’.

    It was the most incredible documentary ever made. It details all manner of animal exploitation including the abuse of animals in the circus. The incredible thing was that the abused elephant in the video went on a rampage, killed its trainer and ran amok. The poor thing was eventually gunned down by the police. This was truly unfortunate and circuses are really unfortunate because they are very deceptive. Children and the public in general don’t know what goes on behind the scenes and it is through such videos that people are exposed to such abuse.

    I think it is good that the circus has made headway with mostly human acrobats, clowns and entertainers. I think this is good progress from the traditional exploitation of animals in the circus. Circus should evolve towards human entertainers only. That would be a more human evolution of this form of entertainment.

  35. Sean Wang on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I never been to the circus before but after seeing this video on circuses it makes me feel sick when people say that they want to go to circuses. Circuses are like not the fun and enjoyable place portrayed in animated cartoons. I do know that animals are treated badly in circus. If had a chance, I would organise a protest against this horrible practice.

  36. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jan 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I feel that for many things it is about awareness, understanding and knowledge because without these, we tend to take things at face value. Just like we may admire those rich who can afford to have fur scarf or coat on their bodies, but little did we know that these are products coming out from animals who are killed and tortured alive. Or, it is like when we see beggars on the streets, we think that they are dirty and may wonder why they dont want to find something to do, but we were not in their shoes, they may have tried many times, but situations are not in their hands.

    I think I have been to circus before when I was still a kid, at that time, being able to go circus is a big thing for my family because circus trip is not cheap and my family does not really spend money on these ‘extras’. It was really a rare bonus.

    Now with more exposure that allows us to understand how animals are actually treated behind the scene, more people are going against circus. Animals are born in and belong to the wild, if we need them to perform, it is going against their nature. Plus, I have seen how circus animals are ill-treated behind the curtain, they do not really live the glamorous lives as we usually see them on the stage.

    With awareness and understanding, demand for circus will gradually die off and this will help in minimising the number of animals who need to go through long time of sufferings for our viewing pleasures of that plain few hours.

  37. tenzin llhamo on Jan 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    The trainers are very inhumane. Again, for the benefit of own self, others have to suffer. I have not been to a circus before but I definitely wont be bringing my kids to watch. Its true, everyone see all the beautiful and fun part but never think about the pain and sufferings the animals have to go through to put on a ‘show’ for you.

    I remember this video http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/hilarious-short-video.html. People want to eat meat but they do not want to see the scenes of slaughtering. Its the same as people wanting to look at only the good things but ignorant of the bad.

    Now that I can imagine how much pain the animals go through in the circus… I wont be encouraging nor going!

  38. jennifer on Jan 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I have always HATED circuses with animals- hated the treatment that was given to the animals to train them to perform.
    Eversince i was young, i would adamantly refuse to go to a circus when my parents wanted to take us for a family outing. I have seen circuses on tv and read about it but there was always this deep sadness within me , knowing that these poor animals are being subjected to the most horrifying treatment to train them.
    It breaks my heart to see regal animals like the lions, elephants, tigers, bears, horses, seals, dolphins have their spirit broken to entertain mankind. It totally strips away any dignity in them ! It is absolutely cruel!
    I always have this thought in me – animals are so much more intelligent than man – when animals perform or put into racetracks , man watches and are entertained. But when man performs or races – are there any animal who would find that entertaining ?

  39. kwok wai on Jan 24, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I had the same experiences as you had , Rinpoche ! I felt giddy and sick when i was at the circus once . Never had a second experience . Maybe the Circus is so passe already in developed countries. Either , the sight of animals doing unnatural acts made me sick or the hot conditions ranked of animal dung made me feel sick. Bad experience in whole. The last circus i know of here was a Russian Circus troop that got stranded here due to poor response from the public, they ran out of cash and need help feeding themselves and their “slaves”. Sad , I hope it goes extinct , the circus that is ….there are betters ways to earn a “living”. Om mani padme hung !

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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 04:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and motivating article. People can say many things about us but we will know very well how we are and how we are. We should not react to the comments people make on us.

    However, I do agree that we have to contemplate on what people say about us. If what they say about us is true, especially our bad qualities, we have to change. If it is not true, we just have to move on and ignore the comments.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/7-ways-to-ignore-insults.html
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:49 PM
    In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kCTofx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:48 PM
    John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (John Blofeld) (1913 – 1987) was a renowned writer of Chinese culture, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhist tradition. His literary endeavours had helped in introducing Buddhism to the Western world and inspired many to follow his path on the journey of spiritual discoveries.

    During his lifetime, John Blofeld had travelled widely around China and other countries, visited sacred mountains and monasteries, and met with hermits, sages and great Buddhist masters of various traditions. As his popularity grew, he used his fame to inspire younger writers to follow his path and helped to launch their career by writing forewords or providing constructive feedback to their maiden literary effort. Those who had the privilege to be acquainted with this extraordinary man, remembered his generosity, warmth, and sincerity. Even today, his writing and unique experiences continue to inspire others to the path of spirituality and give insight to the world of China when the refined Chinese civilisation was omnipresent

    Read more about Blofeld at http://bit.ly/2kLSRry
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:40 PM
    Following our habituated way of thinking, the source of whatever happiness we seek from marriage appears to be the picture of an ideal partner. In fact, even as we embark on a long-term relationship with our partners, we already have expectations and projections on our partner. We expect to be happy when our partner conforms to our own set of norms, way of thinking, and expectations. In order to correct this mistaken view, we need to look deeply into ourselves and see that happiness does not come from holding mistaken projections and expectations. In fact, when these expectations and projections are unfulfilled, they are likely to cause us disappointment, pain, and anguish instead.

    Read more about our actions and pursuits at finding happiness at http://bit.ly/2mgjgOx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:27 PM
    Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502 – 1566 CE) was a famous master and the founder of the Tsarpa lineage of the Sakya tradition centred at Dar Drangmoche Monastery in the central Tsang province of Tibet.

    The great Tsarchen Losal Gyatso is the 21st lineage holder of the Vajrayogini tantric tradition stemming from the Mahasiddha Naropa himself. In fact, by engaging in Vajrayogini as his main practice, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso gained high realisations and went on to have several important visionary experiences associated with her. Due to his high realisations, Tsarchen also beheld pure visions of Padmasambhava, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Yamantaka, other tantric deities and masters.

    Read more about Tsarchen Losal Gyatso at http://bit.ly/2kj8bM9
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:23 PM
    Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was an illustrious man of many talents. A prolific writer, poet, songwriter, playwright, actor, and painter, he revolutionised Indian art and literature, and was also a pioneer of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. Rabindranath’s works have influenced numerous writers, artists, painters, activists, humanitarian workers, social workers, the poor and the rich across the globe, and his works have been translated into Dutch, English, Spanish, German, and many other languages.

    Read more about Rabindranath at http://bit.ly/2kBH2nW
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:52 PM
    This is a very interesting article to know that Mongolian astrology is closely related to Buddhism. Some of us might think astrology is a very superstitious practice but it is practised in Buddhism.

    From the scripture, our body body parts are related to different planets. In a way, it means our body and the universe are in fact one. Therefore, we should respect our environment because if our mother nature has lost its balance, our health will be affected as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-mongolian-manual-of-astrology-and-divination.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:24 PM
    The most recent celebrity that was reported to have shown some interest in Buddhism is Katy Perry. People often think being a celebrity is wonderful, but behind all the smiles and the beauty, there is much suffering and pain… We have seen it many times, and celebrities who fail to cope with the stress and public pressure often take up dangerous habits or suicidal. I’m not claiming that I know of Katy Perry’s life and difficulties, but as long as we are all in samsara, we are all subjected to suffering.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:17 PM
    The International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal isq all about the 14 highest mountains in the world…all of them are at least 8,000 meters in height! Those interested in mountaineering would come to Pokhara as most of the trekking routes start from there.

    Out of the top 14 mountains, 8 are within Nepal! Since 1920 (when mountaineering was still new to the world) many researchers would come to this beautiful country to do research on things like how the mountains were formed…what the exact height of the mountain is…what minerals can be found there etc.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mckDh7
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:13 PM
    Malaysia adopts a constitutional monarchy system that is a mixture of hereditary and elected monarchs. Malaysia consists of several administrative regions across thirteen states and three federal territories. Nine states are ruled by monarchs, four states are supervised by a Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, and the Federal Government controls the remaining three federal territories.

    Read more about Malaysia monarcy at http://bit.ly/2lWGlpd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:01 PM
    Meditation puts children in touch with their most natural condition, which is free, expressive, cooperative, loving and peaceful. This is a direct counter for everything else in society that encourages them to think of only “me, me, me” from a young age, and to engage in competition which encourages division. Hence meditation is something our world desperately needs because the competition we teach children will become greed when they are adults competing to win. It’s this greed and need to win that is slowly killing our planet and destroying all of our natural resources. Hence meditation is one of the most valuable habits a child can be encouraged to learn and integrate as part of their daily life.

    Read more about Buddhist meditation in schools at http://bit.ly/2kkWlBd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 02:55 PM
    Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has demonstrated for the first time that different types of Buddhist meditation – namely the Vajrayana and Theravada styles of meditation – elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behaviour, producing arousal and relaxation responses respectively.

    In particular, the NUS research team found that Vajrayana meditation, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism, can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance.

    Read more about the research http://bit.ly/2lOZA4g
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 05:11 PM
    Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

    Artemisia Vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which have common names that include the word mugwort. This species is also occasionally known as Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, Old uncle Henry, Sailor’s Tobacco, Naughty Man, Old Man or St. John’s Plant (not St John’s wort).

    In some places, wormwood is considered as an invasive weed. It is a very common plant growing on nitrogenous soils such as waste places and roadsides. It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant with a woody root.

    The downside of this plant is that it is an aggressive and invasive plant that takes over wherever it is planted which leads to another issue of management control.

    http://bit.ly/2lQlrs5

  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 05:06 PM
    Not using some muscles for quite a time it’s known that they will weaken.

    A perfect example is a leg injury like a broken bone (fibula) and you’re supposed to relax and use the wheelchair for some time in order to let the bone heal. In the meantime, your muscles won’t be active and thus become weaker. This is the same with the muscles surrounding your eye lens.

    If it happens that you are wearing glasses as many do and you don’t practice exercises for your eyes, your vision will slowly weaken. Your eye muscles need practice just like every other muscle in your body.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mihFYH
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 04:57 PM
    A US court has upheld a law forcing Phoenix pet stores to only sell rescue animals, giving homeless cats and dogs a better chance at a second life.

    Stores in Phoenix now cannot source animals to sell from commercial breeders.

    The decision, which was passed by Phoenix City Council in December 2013 to tackle the rising amount of homeless animals in the area, has since been upheld in the courts to the delight of animal welfare activists.

    The Humane Society of the United States senior vice president Jonathan Lovvorn has welcomed the decision by Arizona’s largest city and state capital.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lQkOid

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
5 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
5 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
5 months ago
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    3 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    5 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    5 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    6 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    6 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    8 months ago
    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    9 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • 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.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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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?
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    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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