Live Animal Trinkets-HORRIBLE!

Apr 7, 2011 | Views: 4,849

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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    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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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
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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

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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
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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
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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.
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
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    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
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    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    8 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
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    9 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
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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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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    10 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.
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    10 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.
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    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    10 months ago
    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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    11 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
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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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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    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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    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” 💔💔
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    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    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.
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    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!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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