Live Animal Trinkets-HORRIBLE!

Apr 7, 2011 | Views: 4,856

We all feel sad when we read stories about dogs, cats, and bears etc that have been locked in cages for 30 years.  We can imagine the suffering that they go through… imagining the tight space, the metal bars, inability to sit, inability to be comfortable, the claustrophobia, the sense of insanity, we understand and emphasize when we see the animals going crazy, rubbing their body against the hard steel bars, shaking the cage etc.

Imagine that same scenario, but 50 times smaller.

There is now a new fad arising in China: live animal key chains.

For less than USD1, anyone can buy a live goldfish, 2 small kingfish or a Brazilian turtle in a 7cm long keychain filled with coloured water!!

According to the vendors, the coloured water is filled with nutrients which will keep the animal alive for a few months. Without oxygen, the animals will naturally (but unnaturally!!) die in a few days… or even hours.

People are buying the key chains for fun, because it’s cute…. and they are said to bring luck too. The sad thing is that there is no animal abuse law for non-wild animals in their country, so people can buy and sell it freely… and they sell FAST.

Having a live animal in a sealed bag is animal abuse and cruelty. What may appear to look like a cute fish or a cute turtle is an animal who is just slowly suffocating to death.

Do read the article below, it is written by the Global Times, an online newspaper based in China. I have added a short video too, just to show that such things really do exist… what do you think? Would you like to carry a mini aquarium?

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(Extracted from: http://en.huanqiu.com/beijing/society/2011-03/634155_2.html by Xu Tianran)

As live fish and turtles sealed in small key rings have become an increasingly popular trinket sold at subway entrances and train stations, animal protection groups are advocating an immediate ban, calling the item an example of “pure animal abuse.”

However, there is no existing animal protection law that would prevent their sale, explain animal rights groups.

At the Sihui subway station C entrance, one vendor hawked such rings.

Filled with colored water, each 7cm-long key ring encapsulated either one Brazil turtle or two small kingfish.
“The water in the key ring has ‘nutrients’,” claimed the vendor. “They can live for months inside there.”
Business was looking good Tuesday afternoon as one fish and nine turtle rings sold within five minutes.
“I’ll hang it in my office, it looks nice and brings good luck, ” a man in his 30s said after buying a turtle key ring.
“I bought one to free it. It looks so miserable,” a woman told the Global Times.
According to Mary Peng, cofounder of the International Center for Veterinary Services, fish and turtles wouldn’t survive very long in a sealed plastic bag. “They would run out of oxygen,” Peng said.
Animal protection groups are voicing strong opposition to the key ring sales.
“To put a living thing inside a sealed and confined space for profit is immoral and pure animal abuse,” said Qin Xiaona, director of the NGO Capital Animal Welfare Association.

However, “China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law,” Qin explained. “If the animals are not wild animals they fall outside the law’s scope.”
“If an animal protection law is too much to hope for, we urgently need an anti-animal abuse law,” Qin said, appealing to citizens not to buy such key rings. “If nobody buys it, the market will die,” she added.



Isn’t this so much nicer? Pleasing to the eye and the fishes are happy and well taken-care of…

 

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  1. Linda on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Do they really believe it brings a good luck? So stupid.

  2. nicholas on Nov 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    This is really horrible!

    People can really be so creative but if they apply their creativity in benefiting the animals will be more appreciative than creating a torturing environment for them. They can create a spacious, beautiful and purposeful aquarium for them instead of this confine little tiny bag. How if the put this creative person in a clear glass cubical that just fit his body dimension and move this person around just like the water animals in the little bag….how does it feel?

    If this creative person says it will go insane so to the fishes. Why create hell for them just for money. I strongly believe if this creative person can think of such an idea, it definitely can think of a more humane creative environment for the lovely water animals. The society today should be more aware and exposed compassion for animals as we are not the only being that life on earth. We are not superior to other animals just because of we able to think better than them. In fact, due to we are able to think better we should be the ones to create our surroundings to be more conducive to live together with all sentient beings.

    I strongly urge people to use their creativity to create a better environment for the animals too as they have their right to live like us and let us share our care and love with them. Stop hurting them and start loving them.

  3. Samfoonheei on Jan 22, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Unbelievable just for the sake of making money they did that . Its cruel and un human ……putting live tiny animals in what ever they called as key chains. It seem vendors in China have been selling live animal key chains for years. Small fish, turtles and others are being sold. How could this allow to happen. Hope the authority concerned could ban the sales of such key chain which abusing living thing. The little animals are suspended in brightly coloured liquid, often along with beads and other decorations…….feeling sad and angry with the inventor of such products for sales.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  4. Anne Ong on Jan 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    This is really horrible,inhumane and simply cruel. I really cannot imagine myself if i were inside the tight space, the metal bars, inability to sit,inability to be comfortable,the claustrophobia,the sense of insanity.Even if it was just for amusement, what amusement would you have from watching a fish swim in such a tiny, confined, restricted, cage-in space?

  5. Chris Chong on Jun 18, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    It is absolutely terrible and horrible so see how humans are exploiting the animals just for our own selfish needs. These poor animals are practically being sentences to a slow, painful death in a confined space. Imagine the torture they have to go through before they take their last breath.

    The killing karma is a very heavy and it will manifest some time in the future. I wish this vendor will realise his unforgivable doings and stop it immediately. This shows the terror of not having dharma in our life. We do things that will make us suffer tremendously without even us knowing. How scary is that?

    I wish I will be with dharma in all my future lives and I must act now to plant dharmic seeds for that reason.

    Humbly,
    Chris chong

  6. beatrix ooi on Mar 1, 2014 at 2:49 am

    What’s the point of buying it when you know that the fishes will die in hours times? What’s the point of making money out of this? There’s no point. Can you imagine yourself trapped, cramped up in a small cage? Fishes are meant to swim around, they cant just stop swimming. I’m very sorry but where have their brains gone?

  7. Paris on Mar 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    If you’re going to ‘invest’ in a pet like this you’d be better off with a Tamagochi! As Melissa Sin says in one of the comments above, ” It’s gonna die pretty soon. What’s the point of buying it? To carry dead fish around? Yuck”. Well, precisely. And buying more of these only encourage sellers to create more of this – to create more death in a bag!

    Nobody really gains anything from this – it does nothing for the fish, who doesn’t even really get any oxygen or proper food. All it is, is to satisfy a mere fashion trend? A fad? Even the person who buys it doesn’t get any real benefit from this. Even if it was just for amusement, what amusement would you have from watching a fish swim in such a tiny, confined, restricted, cage-in space?

  8. Sean Wang on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:18 am

    This is very stupid. just when i thought that animals being caged are bad, there are animals suffering by suffocation. What kind of idiot would by these sort of torture devices? People. When people buy these even to release it is encouraging the market, so in short, don’t buy.

  9. beatrix ooi on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    This is so horrible! So small space for the fishes to live. They can’t even live more than 2-3 hours, there’s no oxygen provided. And what the people buy them do is, watch them die slowly. I don’t find it entertaining..what is the advantage of that?? People should stop doing that.

  10. Jutika on Jan 17, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I just can’t believe that people in China would do such a thing just to get money! Why would people pack all this poor and innocent fishes and turtles in to a stupid small plastic bag just to be a lame key chain.

    Don’t people know that these fishes and turtles have a heart and soul too? Why just put them in a plastic bags for a few months and then let it die?

    Why waste its life stuffed in a plastic bag unable to move at all.
    Seriously why do we want to keep this animals just for fun?
    Don’t they have any Compassion to feel sorry for this animals?
    Why isn’t the China Government not taking any action at all?
    Do they know it is happening?
    If yes then why are they not taking any action?.

    If no aren’t you suppose to know what is going on especially when
    animal activists are protesting about it?

  11. edward ooi on Jan 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I feel so sad for the fishes and turtle that is suffocating in a small key chain and those who have died of suffocation. Every time I look at the pictures and videos, I know how they feel inside the small key chain and waiting for death to come. This is extremely cruel to animals, animals should not be treated in this way they should be our friends that we never give up on them. Please stop any kind of cruelty to the animals and treat them with love and care. Thank you for reading

  12. Julien Roth on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Oh my god, this is terrible. Can believe people would do this to fish. They keep them in such small places and give them away as gifts. I can’t imagine the amount of pain that those fishes are in at the moment. i wish for all of this to stop. If i were there seeing people sell this to others, i would buy all the fish and free them where the belong.

  13. Cynthia Lee on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I remember seeing this is China last year and I remembered this post immediately. It is sad that people will do just anything to make money. The fish had become a “product” and not seen as a living being anymore. The people become numb with this sort of business and aren’t able to have any feelings for the fish anymore.

    I really hope it will be a passing fad and people start getting bored with it real soon!

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    We should put the seller in a plastic that can be sealed and put in the nutrients for him to feed off.
    How many animals die due to ur ignorance and greed.

  15. animal lover on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:30 am

    sick! a horrible death awaits these innocent creations.

  16. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    It is so sad so sad to read this article. I cannot imagine how bad it can be to have to live in such a small space swimming in the water that is most likely chemicals rather than nutrients and waiting for my final day.

    Because of the sheer size of China, a small amount from a small percentage of its population can bring a big sum of money. Add on to this with the low manufacturing cost and the poverty that citizens there have gone through for many decades, unethical businesses blossom.

    We know about this, anything and everything from animals to humans. Everything at all as long as an idea is born and plan looks feasible.

    This is really very cruel. I believe that when there is no demand there will be no supply. As long as people show no interests in this trade, it will die off naturally.

  17. fuk u on Jul 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    how incredible stupid. do you chinese people ever like switch on your brains or something ? oh no , i forgot , its forbidden by your government. you should really get rid of it.

  18. Uncle Eddie on May 11, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Can we imagine being caged up in small locked cages with hardly any space to sit down, dont say to lie down to sleep. This is what is done to the cute and beautiful little live gold fishes and brazillian turtles, considered as a new fad arising in China. Live animals key chains! This is pure madness and insanity of the people creating them, and satanistic of the people buying them. Would you like or ever think of carrying such a torturing aquariam key-chain, feeling proud to show it around to anyone? Yet, it is said that such a sadistic toy of abuse attracted good sales at train stations and subways in China. Is there any way to stop such abuses? MaryPeng, a co-founder of the International centre for veterinary services in China, has this to say, “To put a living thing inside a sealed and confined space for profit is inmmoral and pure abuse; however, China only has a wild animal’s protection law, if the animals are not wild animals they fall outside the law’s scope.” What a compassionate and “wild” law to protect the weak and tamed in China, as specially the animals who cannot speak out for themselves!!! “OM MANI PADMI HUM.”

  19. Dave Rosen on Apr 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Yes, this is a terrible crime against God as He loves this living being.
    SEE my blog as it has a recent article I wrote about a bird and how it relates to spirituality.

    Peace,

    Dave

  20. henry ooi on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    To make a quick buck, some people go all the way even using defenceless animals as a means. They labeled it as a novelty without even a thought of the animals’ lives as long as there are profits. So sad.

  21. patsy on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This is insane. The inventor, maker and vendors are so inhuman. If business is good they will make more to sell, so spread the words around so that no one will buy from them.

  22. Thierry Janssens on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Too many humans are guilty of abuse of power.
    Instead of using their absolutely amazing, extra-ordinary, super duper powers to save lives, bring peace, alleviate sufferings and create causes for a reality free from sufferings, what are the powers used for?
    Really, sometimes, the situation look so hopeless, it is depressing!
    And I just couldn’t take anyone any more who tells me that they are just fishes…. sighhhh….
    Thank you Rinpoche for always being on the front line.
    There is always something we can do, raise awarness, blog it, facebook it, tell people again and again that they are not just “fishes”…
    I feel so sad for the people involved in this business, they have got to open their eyes and their hearts!

  23. Tenzin Kenpo on Apr 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Dear Tsem Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche.

    Thank You for posting such a good information. I pray to see you one day.

    Regards
    Tenzin Kenpo

  24. Margaretlee on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Would you be up front and tell the street vendor not to sell this type of live animal key chains or would you buy all their key chains and immediately release the fishes in the pond?

    I think I would do both, tell the street vendor off and buy all the key chains and let him know that I would release the fishes. I know buying key chains from them may encourage them to make more to sell, but these fishes will die anyway in the plastic pouches one day. It is better to save at least a few lives and set them free.

    China, China, wake up and stop making your nation looks SO RIDICULOUS and INSANE!

  25. benji on Apr 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    How horrifying! The makers of those items are so inhuman. Lets educate people to behave like real humans – start with the people around us – today! i will start with my Dharma Study Group tonight, then my pupils tomorrow…. then my colleagues….

  26. elaine on Apr 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    In yesterday’s papers, I learnt there is such a thing as fake eggs! From China of course. Looks almost the same, maybe a little off taste. How on earth does anyone recreate an egg together with white, yolk and shell I really wonder? You buy your eggs from the mom & pop store only to find that you paid for fakes! What kind of R&D must have gone into building up a fake egg from scratch, with polymer technology perhaps! To go through such lengths to cheat people points to a dearth of moral ethics and an absence of any conscience, to make a fast buck on others for immediate gain. We hear such stories every day, cardboard added to meat, green dye added to yellow grain to make fake green peas, red dye added to bird’s nest to make it look like premium quality…..is it any surprise? We shake our heads in shock, but it’s all in a normal day’s work for them.

  27. Susan on Apr 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for highlighting this event. Such cruelty breaks my heart and makes me sick to no end and disturbs me very much. I’ve been thinking how can I change people’s mindsets. Climbing Mt Everest looks like a simpler feat compared to influencing people to not harm animals. It’s going to be quite a journey to educate people..but nevertheless, it is not impossible and everyday is another day of opportunity to do so.

    I hate giving so much credit to the people who causes harm.

    I’d like to highlight the heroes..in hopes that people will follow their courageous acts. Perhaps, this is one of the ways to help change people’s mindsets….by seeing more and more people doing positive things with their lives. I’d like to believe that every act of cruelty is also an opportunity for a hero to be born.

    Qin Xiaona, chief of the Beijing-based Capital Animal Welfare Association, mentioned in this article has done many heroic acts. One of which was back in 2009. He and a few others (people just like anyone else), helped saved 800 cats from dinner table in North China’s Tianjin municipality.

    Source of Excerpt below: http://www.tantaonews.com/?p=18818

    More than 800 cats, locked up in rows of iron cages in a store in northern China’s Tianjin municipality, would have been transported to Guangzhou, Guangdong province, and slaughtered had it not been for about 30 residents who rallied for nearly 24 hours, negotiating with the trader and police, to free the animals ..

    refusing to give up on those who can’t help themselves..
    susan

  28. David Lai on Apr 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    This is really bad! This is a new level of depravity by seeking pleasure in the killing of animals. How can anybody not see that it is a cruel thing to store an animal only to slowly kill it. Why wouldn’t anybody want to buy these cruel keychains. It’s amazing how China has total disregard for animal rights.

    It must be the hunger for money and the total wipeout of spirituality and other forms of higher thinking in China during the cultural revolution contributed towards this. I think the Chinese need Dharma or any form of spirituality really bad because money is their only religion right now!

    • Thong on Apr 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      Dear David, you were right is new level of depravity, but somehow I do not see it as China problem, this happen because of people that market the whole world. This happen because we human are compassion toward beings which is right, in accordance with this marketing intelligence have use the point to create this key chain to attract many young people to have compassion and buy this key chain, in the way they can release it. This was the strategy behind all cruelty you see online vid. I know this because I work with an international advertising firm , this idea was base on the olden tamagouchi if you recall. Dear David, not all Chinese people are like that, not sure if you are chinese. But I was born in China and I consider myself as Chinese, I know in China we have no rights for animals, but hence as times goes by we have been educated for what cruelty meant. Hope you don’t get my meaning wrong.

  29. Tenzin Losang on Apr 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    China seems to have this reputation of being a place where really sick things happen.

  30. Koh Hee Peng on Apr 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    “I’ll hang it in my office, it looks nice and brings good luck, ” a man in his 30s said after buying a turtle key ring.

    There won’t be any good luck, but karma awaits him in his future life.

    It is sad that the fish has to suffer a slow death through suffocation without oxygen. It is sadder knowing the potential and imminent sufferings that awaits those people who seek pleasure and profit from animal cruelty.

    Om Mani Pad Me Hum

  31. Melissa Sin on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:54 am

    China. leave it to them to make something so sick. again. Like killing dogs isn’t bad enough.

  32. Melissa Sin on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Gosh this is just sick. It’s gonna die pretty soon. What’s the point of buying it? To carry dead fish around? Yuck

  33. su_zan on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    OMG… Human has become more in human these days. Many years back i watch a video on how cat are bottle alive. They basicly stuff a kitten in a bottle of any size and then feed them trough a small tube. Anyway I went in a moment ago before posting this an it is said that it was purely a joke. How can it be a joke… Is not funny just like all the fish and turtle that is only confine in a small plastic.

    I pray no one buys these key chain.

  34. Deepa Prakash on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    At some point people should at least have discernment in not harming other beings. This is outrageous, silly trinkets going to the distance killing innocent animals!!!
    My prayers to all the animals who affected by this 🙁
    and my prayers to make this stop….

  35. Bryan Ho on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for posting this, this is too much for me.

    I can’t call myself an animal lover, but i do feel pain for them. Actually before they meet their death by run out of oxygen, they need to live with fear everyday.

    If someone really pin the key chain on their bag, and bring it around, due to the unstable movement/environment , i think all the fishes will feel like facing “earthquake” everyday, every minute their owner on the way to work, to school or to party. Yet the fishes doesn’t even know what happened .

    Sometimes thing might look cute/nice to us, but we never think further. If we have little bit more awareness, we can actually stop a lot of problem, and we might able to help someone.

  36. Carmen Koo on Apr 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    If only one’s creativity can be used in means other than that arising from pure profit and temporary pleasure. It is so sad to see how people choose selfishness over care and concern of other living beings. Because the animal cannot scream, it doesn’t mean that it is not in pain. Because the animal doesn’t talk, it doesn’t mean that it does not feel discomfort. Because the animal cannot harm us, it definitely does not mean that we can show dominance and harm them.

    The poor fishes & turtles look utterly terrified and in so much discomfort, as we swing them back and forth and knock on it’s “home”. They barely have enough space to turn around or enough water to swim in. It is scary constantly fighting for air… imagine we were being drowned, our head forced into the water… and we’re fighting to gasp for just one breath of air.. That’s what the turtles and fishes are encountering, every second, of their very short lifespan in the confined area of the keychain.

    • Diana Pereyda on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      well, maybe we should put some humans in a bag, and see how long they last, tell them it’s a game show. OH WAIT, I think they already do have shows like that!!! well, that shows the mentality of most humans, when I was 9yrs old went to Florida, got some orange scented cologne and cried because my foster mother wood not let me get a real stuffed baby alligator wearing a hula skrit; she said that was a terrible thing for them to be selling. She knew better 55 years ago. So it’s very important we teach the children early on great compassion for animals,some know this naturally like Tsem Rinpoche even as a child, but others have to learn.

  37. Frederick Law on Apr 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

    the people should know that carrying the fish even the turtle like that will cause even more suffering to the fish and turtle as the bag sway. human can do anything just to make profit, some even will go to the extend of hurting others. will share this on facebook.

  38. Irene Cheok on Apr 8, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Om Mani Padme Hung……….. How I wish this is not true.

  39. Jessi Bryant on Apr 8, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Plain and simple, this is a non biodegradable miniature torture device/execution chamber for marine life. I thought dismembered rabbit appendages were the worst thing I’d see on a key chain. I was very wrong. My ten year old daughter saw the photos above and without even seeing the article she became very alarmed. It’s a shame that the adults producing and buying these can’t understand the horror of this product that is obvious to a ten year old child! Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention Rinpoche. I will share it on FB immediately!

  40. Taras Zhukovskyi on Apr 8, 2011 at 5:39 am

    This “invention” is quite boring entertainment for fish tortures. I see nothing special in carrying fish in trinkets. But very sad at the same time, really 🙁

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    HE Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery,Rinpoche had travelled from US to be ordained in India. Gaden Monastery is a world-renowned monastic university which was founded in the 14th century by the great scholar and saint, Lama Tsongkhapa. The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to many reasons. Financially was one and Rinpoche had helped and supported the monastery ’s education department from the very beginning . Even coming to Malaysia Rinpoche continued to support them raising funds to purchase new books for the library, computer facilities for the monks, furniture, fixtures etc. These has carried on till the present days to create great geshes, scholars, masters in the future.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-monastic-education.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 12:02 AM
    We should share with more people about this piece of article, to let more know about this fact; thus more awareness are able to be created; more helps are able to extend to these animals; or less cruelty are being done to them.

    This is good article to bring out the awareness of how human cause the death of these animals where the animals are not capable to escape from the trap and captivity set up by human race.Thank you very much for sharing this article.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 06:20 PM
    Mother nature is truly amazing, there are a lot of interesting places in the world to discover and explore and this unique island of Japan and home to a majority of the population Okinawa is truly wonderful.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Okinawa, hope to visit the great place and witness live of the famous Naha Tug-of-War Festival. I loved all the photos shared especially the yummy foods, the fascinating Yokusendo Cave, traditional Okinawa Craft Village and the secret of Abu Park.

    https://bit.ly/2HGHRql


  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 01:01 PM
    Wow….In Thailand, priority seats are given to Buddhist monks, that’s wonderful. Monks in Thailand are well respected by many with the majority of Thailand practising Buddhism. We could see monks everywhere in Thailand. Most public transport in Bangkok has seats marked for monks. We used to see signage board stating elderly persons, disabled persons, pregnant women, and children were given priority. Priority seats have been designated in public transport vehicles such as train, bus monorail and other transport operators . It rare to see signage should yield their seat to the monks. I have yet come across such signage yet in Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/spirituality-on-the-train.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:58 PM
    Meeting Rinpoche and receiving gifts such as Green Tara tsa tsa is indeed so fortunate. Due to Rinpoche generousity, helpful and compassionate nature, Rinpoche will always have gifts with him while travelling. Hence where Rinpoche goes and meeting any people around, Rinpoche will surely share Dharma and giving out gifts. LeeAnn the lady owner of Early Bird restaurant in Willow Creek, North California whom Rinpoche met had received Green Tara tsa tsa. Thank you for the wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/connecting-with-tara-posted-by-admin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:56 PM
    Rinpoche’s limitless care and compassion for others has no boundary, nor matter what time and place. Rinpoche will be there , giving blessing. Looking at those pictures tells us all. Rinpoche had indeed benefited many people in many ways.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful story to inspire us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/personal-attendant-what-was-rinpoche-doing-around-3-to-4am.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 04:52 PM
    While this is a scary thoughts to discover the common hazards in our homes comes from our convenient purchase of household products. Many of us know that, household products, including cleaning supplies often contain agents that can be very harmful to us and stored them safe to help protect our kids without realizing our health actually.

    Thanks you for the article sharing, it’s great to understand health and wellness is not simply about diet and exercise, but be aware of the exposure to toxic that applies in our daily life. I’m aware of all the items shared and will take action to limit and remove them. If possible will try to explore further to replace with natural alternatives.

    https://bit.ly/2TrZTQ4

  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:28 PM
    The practice is simple yet has numerous benefits for us.The explanation given of this wonderful and powerful purification practice of Ucchusma is really easy to understand.A lot will be benefited from this practice.

    With our mind free from negative pollution, we will be able to progress in our spiritual path with fewer distractions and attachments. Thank you very much for sharing this good article.

    https://bit.ly/2FYeJuk
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:04 PM
    Mr Rajkumar and his wife Sangeeta travelled all the way from Nepal to visit Kechara. They came visiting as special guests of Tsem Ladrang, that’s wonderful. They were showed around the place of interest in Kuala Lumpur and so forth with great memories to bring back . They even joined in KSK department giving foods to the poor. They were very helpful and hard working couple. Hope more friends from Nepal coming to visit Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/friends-from-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:03 PM
    Urgelling Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent. Wow….this place is the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama. It was established in the 15th century with amazing story behind the monastery such as the walking sticks of the Sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery is indeed of great historic importance, for the people of Buddhist faith. A beautiful and scared place to go for pilgrimage . Looking at the beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/urgelling-monastery-oasis-of-peace-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:00 PM
    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. The first step in practicing Buddhism is taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge means relying on these Three Jewels so that they become the main focus of our lives. Once we have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, we should not take refuge in any other religion nor blend Buddhism and other religions. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom and to give up our attachment to basic security. Go all the way nor matter what happened along the way to achieve our ultimate goal in our spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taking-refuge-in-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html

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Second 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)
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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. 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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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    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.
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    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.
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    Beautiful
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    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
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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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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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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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.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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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.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
2 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
2 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
5 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
6 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
7 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
8 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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