Music to my ears

Nov 2, 2014 | Views: 1,430

Dear friends,

When we enter the dharma we should find every excuse and method to improve our minds, habits and thinking. We should always find excuses to succeed! We cannot enter dharma and be exactly unchanged year after year. We cannot keep asking for more time to change. After all, it’s not up to any of our friends to grant more time. Time is short and we are running out of it. We cannot blame the methods either. If you have a better method, then by all means apply it. Don’t be lazy about transformation for the better, blaming method because it’s an excuse. If you don’t find the method suitable, then find another method and make sure you transform. Don’t complain, write to others, talking about it over and over. Just remain silent and change. Complaining is buying time to not change and looking for sympathies to justify lack of change perhaps. You don’t abandon transformation blaming method as the reason. If you abandon transformation, then that was your real intention and not the unsuitability of methods. If you’re hungry, you don’t stay hungry just because the food presented is unsuitable. Find different food. Just because a certain school’s teaching methods doesn’t exactly suit you, you don’t stop learning. You don’t remain ignorant blaming methods. You don’t stop learning. Find another method within the school or at home or otherwise. Learning is your goal. In the case of dharma, transformation is the goal. Be quick about it as the time you have left to live is shorter than the time you have lived for most already. No matter what, don’t waste time.

I am most happy to see these Kecharians take vegetarian vows. You are not doing me or anyone else a favor. But you are doing yourself a favor and the animals you save. You have heard the cries and anguish of so many animals abused and butchered just for us to eat when we don’t need it. Thank you. You also become a inspiration to others and good example also. To let go of one attachment (taste buds) in order to integrate compassion for others in this case animals is truly spiritual. Spirituality is not how much we learn or how many years we were in dharma or who is our guru, but how much we have transformed with proof positive actions and results. I wish to have more and more of this type of messages like I received from Mr. Tat Ming below.

Congratulations to these Kecharians. I am very happy. Thank you Pastor Yek Yee for dispensing your kind sharing. I was very happy to receive this message and had to blog it to share my joy. I have a big smile on my face for all of you and the animals you showed your deep compassion towards. My deepest respects to all of you for doing this also.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


(Nov 2, 2014) 19 Kecharians taking life-time Vegetarian vows (6 from overseas via internet / phone)

 

Dear Rinpoche, good evening. Hope Rinpoche has taken some rest. 

This morning at 10am, I conducted a vegetarian vow ceremony in gompa, SunwayMas for 19 Dharma sisters and brothers, 13 of them are Malaysian and 6 of them are from oversea.

This all happened after we had a discussion of Rinpoche’s blog chat topic “Earthlings” among Puja teams two weeks ago. In the discussion, we talked about how to make it become a good ACTION except just sit together watching the video and sharing the teaching which Rinpoche tried to deliver to us. After end of discussion session all the Puja teams want to take the vegetarian vow in different time commitment. Freon is the one who very enthusiastic to do coordinate for this vegetarian vow ceremony. She is very helpful to make sure anything going well in the ceremony.  

13 of them from Malaysia are gathered do the Vegetarian Vows together at gompa, 5 of them from oversea are online and 1 of them from India through phone.

On other hands, 19 of them also offered RM 3441 as their offering to Rinpoche to thank Rinpoche for the blessing.

Below are the name list of people took Vegetarian Vows on November 2, 2014:

Total participants: 19 peoples

  • 13 from Malaysia
  • 2 from Canada
  • 3 from India
  • 1 from Sweden

Malaysian 

1) Uncle Eddie
(period of vow: Whole life)

2) Yap Yoke Chim
(period of vow : Whole life)

3) Kok Wah Ying
(period of vow : Whole life)

4) Mrs. Chuah
(period of vow : Whole life)

5) Adeline Tan
(period of vow : Whole life)

6) Lucy Yap
(period of vow : Whole life)

7) Freon Tee
(period of vow : Whole life)

8 ) Liang Jing
(period of vow : Whole life)

9) Cynthia Ng
(period of vow : 3 months)

10) May Ong
(period of vow : 3 months)

11) Ng Yi Ron
(period of vow : 3 months)

12) Chong Pee Bee
(period of vow : 3 months)

13) Caroline Cheah
(period of vow : 3 months)

 

India

14) Pema Thrinley
(period of vow : Whole life)

15) Erik Yeh
(period of vow : Whole life)

16) Kathaline Yap
(period of vow : 1 years)

 

Canada

17) Jim Yeh
(period of vows : Whole life)

18) Mavis Yeh
(period of vows : Whole life)

 

Sweden

19) Lee Torres
(period of vows : Whole life)

 

Personally I so excited and happy to conduct this vegetarian vows ceremony.

Rejoice for them!!!

Please rest well Rinpoche.

Thank you.
love, Pastor Yek Yee

 

 Making a good motivation

 

 Pastor Yek Yee is a very kind lady, always thinking of ways to help others. Here, she is coordinating a phone call, web conference and live audience all at once to give them the vow to be vegetarian. Amazing multitasking!

 

 Pastor Yek Yee giving the Vegetarian vow through the phone to a Kecharian located overseas

 

Taking vegetarian vow through the internet is possible too!

 

 Liang Jing, the son of one of our full time staff in Kechara is the youngest in the group to take a lifetime vow to be vegetarian

 

   

 

 

 

 

Wah Ying and her son taking life-time vegetarian vows

 

 

 


A Message from Tat Ming

Dear Rinpoche,

Hope this message finds Rinpoche well.

I am pleased to inform Rinpoche that I have taken the vegetarian vow for life this evening 15 Oct 2014 at Kechara House Main Prayer Hall. Jerry Sito, Yen Pin and I have taken the vegetarian vow together.

Pastor Yek Yee briefed us on setting our motivation, defining the boundaries for the vow and making the dedications before we commenced our prayers.

We performed the *Ganden Lhagyama followed by offering of Serkym and mantra to Lord Setrap.

I have not hesitated to take up the vegetarian vow because I have been a vegetarian since the end of 2002 after I had taken refuge with the Three Jewels. However, it had not occured to me to take up the vegetarian vow until today.

Something auspicious had happened to ripen my positive imprints causing me to take up the vow! I am truly grateful and happy that this had happened through the blessing of Rinpoche.

I had vowed to be vegetarian till the end of my life. I dedicate all the merits accumulated from taking and upholding this vegetarian vow as follows:

1) for the long life and stable health of Rinpoche.

2) for the continued turning of the Dharma Wheel by Rinpoche.

3) for the fulfillment of Rinpoche’s every wish.

4) for the swift manifestation of KECHARA Animal Sanctuary.

5) May all sentient beings be free from their sufferings and causes of sufferings swiftly.

6) May all sentient beings find the supreme happiness of liberation and enlightenment swiftly

Thank You Rinpoche for your blessing and kind attention.

Humbly your student,
Tat Ming

* Guru Yoga of Tsongkapa)

 

 

I like when people listen to the dharma, apply and transform their minds. My methods are for you to transform your mind. If you have a better method, then by all means apply it. Don’t abandon mind training using an excuse you cannot adapt to the methods. The issue is whether your mind is transforming or not. Don’t abandon the teachings on mind transformation blaming methods. Because then method was not to blame but your excuse to give up something projected as difficult.  If you have a better method, apply and make sure your mind is transforming as time is short.~Tsem Rinpoche

 

I highly recommend this post:

https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=17514

Related posts that are interesting:

https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism

 

 


 

Uncle Eddie 

To  H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche  02 Nov 2014 

Thank you Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, I have this opportunity to take the Kecharian Vegetarian Vows. 

My complete change-over to being a vegetarian was at the profound request of the compassionate guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche a few years ago.  This was indeed the best change-over in my mundane life and also for the benefit of all animal beings.  I am extremely glad that I will be taking vegetarian with a vow now, as I have not taken one for the past few years. 

Thank you once again Rinpoche, for all the kindness and care you have given me all these years.  May whatever merits accumulated from the taking and upholding  of the vow be dedicated for your long and healthy life to continue turning the wheel of dharma for all sentient beings. 

With folded hands 
Uncle Eddie 

 

Message from Uncle Eddie 

“A message of Appeal to Those Who Are of Merciful” (for the taking of vegetarian vows.) 

As His Holiness The Dalai Lama has said, “For all of us in this planet, none can live forever, so while we are here, we should try to have a good heart and make something positive and useful of our lives.  Whether we live just a few years or a whole century, it would be truly regrettable and sad if we were to spend that time aggravating the problems that afflict other people, animals and the environment.”  

The most important thing, therefore, before we go, is to be a good human being by following our Rinpoche’s most compassionate advice to take the vegetarian vows for the benefit of all animal beings!   Animals are actually intelligent living beings too, and they can feel, think and suffer like humans do!  As such, it is time to eliminate the impact of the suffering of animals in ending up on our humans’ dinner plate, by us taking a joyful step to adopt a “Vegetarian lifestyle” through all the year.  By so doing, one can reduce ones’ karma of killing and help to strength ones sympathy towards the pain and suffering of all animal beings.  On Mani Padme Hung. 

Your sincerely, Uncle Eddie

 

Kok Wah Ying 

Dear Rinpoche, 

Thank you Rinpoche for guiding me to make right and good choices in life, including by not taking meat and be a vegerarian. After few year of not taking meat, today I take my vegetarian vows in front of Three Jewels. 

I humbly dedicate any merits arise from not harming animals to Rinpoche’s good health and continue guiding us, to have all Rinpoche’s wishes manifest, and my parents’ good health and opening the seeds of Dharma. 

Thank you. 

Love, 

Wah Ying

 

 

Cynthia Ng 

Dear Rinpoche, 

Wish Rinpoche doing well. 

I am Cynthia Ng and I would like to share with Rinpoche today I have taken vegetarian vows together with 17 Kecharians and friends in Kechara House gompa at 10am (2/11/14). 

Pastor Yek Yee briefed us on setting up motivation before start the ceremony. 

I have committed taken 3 months vegetarian vows although I am not take life vegetarian vows now. I want to create a good cause for myself to move one step forward be kind to all sentient beings by action. I believe actions speak louder than words. 

I eat less meat after I came back from Hong Kong attended Robert Loosecat’s funeral. The moment I saw the corpse inside coffin, immediately I think that exactly all meats that I had eaten. I had eaten corpse for so many years. 

The different is humans was death because of sickness, accident, old age etc. The meats that I ate was force to slaughter to fulfill my desire. I was so bad! 

Until that day we have blog chat sharing about Earthlings together Pastor Yek Yee and Puja House team members, that was moved my heart deeply that I must do something meaningful NOW. 

Thank you Pastor Yek Yee always concern and care about our now and future life like Rinpoche always do to us. Remind and teach us again and again.  We can control what we want to be now and future. 
I believe through by taken vegetarian vows today, I am moving one step closing to practise compassion by action not harming sentient beings. 

I would like to dedicate the merit to Rinpoche’s good health, long life. May Rinpoche’s dharma work spread to ten directions. 

Thank you Rinpoche’s dharma teaching always to teach us be kind to all sentient beings. 

With folded hands & love,  
Cynthia Ng

 

May Ong 

Dear Tsem Rinpoche 

This is an auspicious, priviledge and meritorious day for me to be able to take vegetarian vows under the Three Jewels and PastorYek Yee to dedicate it to your long life and good health to continue the turning of dharma. 

It was not my intention initially to take these vows but it’s motivated by realisation to live long and be healthy to continue doing dharma work for collection of merits and to offer my practice to my precious Guru. 

It has made become more self aware of my practice and how little I have done but with this motivation, I will continue to strife for enlightenment to benefit others, just like you. 

With folded hands 
Thank you dear Rinpoche for my life & do keep well. 

May Ong 
Your student

 

Chong Pee Bee 

Dear Rinpoche, Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us to have compassion for all sentient beings.   I confess that I had been cruel to animals.  Sometimes I feel that I couldn’t find my compassion.  By taking the 3 months non-meat vows, I hope I can eventually transform to be a better person, and continue with the non-meat diet. 

I would like to dedicate the merits of taking the 3 months non-meat vows to Rinpoche.   May Rinpoche long life and remain to turn the wheel of dharma. 

With folded hands 
Pee Bee Chong

 

 

 

Pema Thrinley 

Dear Rinpoche, 

I bow down to your Lotus Feet _/\_. 
I humbly thank you so much for coming back to samsara to help us and show us the way out of this self centered world. Your kindness and patience to make us learn though we fall back into the same habit repeatedly is the most precious dharma to encounter La. 

Today I feel so blessed to take the Vegetarian vow for whole life under your guidance. Thank you  Rinpoche for creating the platform like stunning Kechara foundation whose energy consistently touch the hearts of limitless beings far and near through your kind and most compassionate dharma students. I fully dedicate this special vow for your Long Life and Stable health Rinpoche. May your wishes to benefit all sentient beings come true. May all sentient beings gain realization even on hearing your Precious Name. _/\_ 

Humbly Your Student, 
Pema Thinley

 

 

Erik Yeh & Katheline Yap

Dear Rinpoche,

I hope you are keeping well. I would like to inform Rinpoche, that I have stopped manufacturing leather about 2 months ago and I have also found a suitable buyer for my company. In fact for the past few months, I have been working toward the smooth handover of my company. If there are no complications, then by the end of December this year,  I will be completely out of the leather trade. I must admit that it is a bit difficult for me to adjust since it has always been a family business running for 3 generations. I guess over time, I will learn to generate more compassion towards animals.  
Giving up eating meat is the easy part. And so is giving up the leather business. The real challenge for me now is to calm my mind by focusing on my daily practices/prayers. I will not hide the fact that I am nervous and scared. But I also remember what Rinpoche said when I was fortunate enough to have had an audience with your Eminence. And I thank you Rinpoche, for guiding me with simple instructions. 

This Sunday, as I prepare to take vegetarian vows for the rest of my life, I would like to dedicate whatever little merits I have towards Rinpoche’s good health and for the swift manifestation of Medicine Buddha Hill at KFR. 

With folded hands, 
Erik Yeh 

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Dear Rinpoche, 

I hope you are you doing well. 

I am taking veg vows for a year and I would like to dedicate it to Rinpoche’s long life and also to my parent’s good health. 

With folded hands, 
Kathaline Yap

 

Jim Yeh 

Dear Rinpoche, 
I hope this letter finds your Eminence in the best of health and spirit. 

I am writing to inform Rinpoche that my siblings Mavis, Erik and myself have taken the lifetime vegetarian vow. The ceremony was conducted by Pastor Yek Yee. 

Ever since I started following Rinpoche’s teachings in 2012, I became more aware of the suffering of animals, I stopped eating meat right away. I would like to dedicate all the accumulated merits from holding the vow to Rinpoche’s long life, towards the fulfilment of Rinpoche’s wishes & prayers and towards the swift manifestation of the Medicine Buddha Hill. 

With folded hands and warmest regards, 
Jim Yeh 

 

 

 

Mavis Yeh 

Dear Rinpoche, 

Hope Rinpoche is doing well. I started turning vegetarian after a dream (when I was 13 and a Buddha statue spoke asking me to be a vegetarian). Although I have been a vegetarian for two decades, I always thought that it was just to refrain from killing. However, since following Rinpoche’s blog, I am more aware of the sufferings and abuse that the animals go through and to develop compassion for them (which is new to me, because all those years of being vegetarian became mundane). 

I am grateful to have this opportunity to take vegetarian vows along with my family including Erik, Kathy and Jim and other fellow dharma brothers and sisters.Taking vegetarian vows has now added more meaning to my life. 

I would like to dedicate the merit to Rinpoche’s long life and for the swift manifestation of MBH. 

With folded hands, 

Mavis Yeh

 

Lee Torres 

Dear Tsem Rinpoche, 

Thank you for making it possible for people to take vegetarian vows. I have been vegetarian for a total of 8 years. The first time was when I was 16 years old, for almost 2 years. Later again I became vegetarian again when I was 27 years old. 

My motivation for becoming vegetarian the first time was because I didn’t want to be a cause of suffering for other beings. When I was 18 and on my way to college, I felt pressured to want to fit in and I started eating meat again. It took me almost 9 years to become vegetarian again. My biggest regret was to stop being vegetarian the first time. 

I hope to receive these vegetarian vows in order to leave a deep imprint in my mindstream. By receiving them and holding them, I hope that in my next life, I immediately resume being a vegetarian again and not waste time. I want to create the causes for continually being a source of happiness to others, rather than being a source of their harm. By taking these vows, I also want to dedicate the merit to the long life of my teachers and all those whose activities are meant to benefit countless beings. Thank you again 

Best regards, 
Lee Torres 

 

Caroline Cheah 

Dear Rinpoche, Thank you and may you encourage, inspire and help more sentient beings and may all receive and practise dharma endlessly and whole heartedly. World peace.

with folded hands, 
Caroline Cheah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ng Yi Ron 

致尊贵的詹杜固仁波切, 

因为希望畜生道可以脱离苦海所以发愿这三个月素食以回向给畜生道以及希望有更多的机会接触佛法。 

很开心第一次参与持素戒希望持素戒一直流传永久。 

Yi Rou 
合十

 

 

 

 

 

Liang Jing 

Dear Rinpoche, Today I take vegetarian vow so to not harming animals, as Rinpoche teaches me animals are sentient beings and can feel pain as well. Thank you Rinpoche. 

Love, Liang Jing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yap Yoke Chim 

致尊敬的上师詹杜固仁波切:今天是个美好的星期天(2/11/14)我们一共十八人(海外五个)在Pastor Yek Yee 的帶領在佛陀,宗喀巴大师,及您的見证加持下选擇在今天一起许下持素的心願。雖然每人持素的決心各有長短,但無倫如何这都是一个善的开始。但願從今以後会有越来越多的人响应您的号召而持素。願以我们十八个人的共同小小功德一起迴向世界,願世界和平,众生平等。也以此功德迴向师父您,祝願您身体健康,吉样!弟子yoke chim敬上

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lim Tin Nee (Mrs. Chuah) 

Dear Rinpoche, May the merit of my taking of non-meat vow go to my Guru’s long life and stable health. 

Your student, Mrs Chuah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adeline Tan 

Dear Rinpoche,  I am joining the group in Gompa to take vegetarian vows today. Thank you for your care and encouragement for these years. 

With folded hands, 
Adeline Tan Kwee Ha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freon Tee 

Dear Rinpoche, 

Thanks for the teaching us not to harm the sentient being and not to create more killing through your teachings. 

As a human being, I have learned that we are still “free” to choose not to eat meat.  And also we are able to choose not to harm the animals and planet earth.  

May the action of taking life long vegetarian vows dedicate to Rinpoche long life, May the lamp of Lama Tsongkhapa shine throughout ten directions, May resources for all the project in  Kechara Forest Retreat manifest now and may all Kecharian stay healthy. 

Humbly your student 
Freon

 

 

Lucy Yap 

Dear Rinpoche,  I dedicate this vegetarian vow merits to Rinpoche’s long life and stable health.  May Rinpoche’s every wish be fulfilled.  May all sentient beings be liberated.   

Thank you Rinpoche 

Much love and gratitude 
Lucy Yap.

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  1. Lin Mun on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Rejoice for all who have taken vegetarian vow. All of them are very compassionate and willing to let go of the attachment on meat for the benefit of other beings and reduce the killing on animals. It’s amazing and heart warming to see Liang Jing being the youngest in the group to take vegetarian vow too. So young but already have such big heart.

  2. Pastor Han Nee on Jul 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    It’s amazing how people will just open up to embrace vegetarianism. This morning, I was at my doctor’s clinic to get the results of my blood test. Everything was fine from sugar to cholesterol, no fatty acids,etc.That’s what a vegetarian diet for years does for a person.

    My doctor chipped in and told me she herself has gone almost meatless -she avoids pork and chicken. Meat,she was told by her Buddhist sister, is most unhealthy. For one thing, when animals are about to die, they release adrenalin and negative substances into their bloodstream as a result of their intense fear and anger, etc at point of death.

    We also have to think of the hormones pumped into the animals to make them grow big faster!

    Beyond health, the most enduring mindfulness we cultivate in being vegetarian is compassion and empathy for the animals who suffer tremendously when they are being killed.

  3. Teh Guat Hee on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:13 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享

    这些都是因为人类的自私与欲望, 造成那么多动物受苦。
    克切拉为了提倡素食而在巴生河流域开了两家素食餐馆。
    大家请为了动物们持素。

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  4. Vinnie Tan on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    It is just amazing how all these people are taking this vow together at the same time. They inspire many others to be following their footsteps, especially for young Liang Jing. Through Liang Jing, I believe that many would respect him for his faith and determination at such a young age.

    Whenever I see him at KFR, he would always be helping people and not creating any trouble for anyone at all. I remember Wah Ying telling me before that Liang Jing would do his daily sadhana by himself without anyone reminding him. He would also ask Wah Ying for more prayers to do whenever he was ready for more. After asking for those prayers, he would also do it every day. He is just such a young and inspiring young child. The first time when I say Liang Jing at a puja in KH I was shocked, he could sit still and chant all the prayers with all the rest of us, unlike the children of his age.

  5. Lucas Roth on Dec 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I am so happy that more people in Kechara are becoming vegetarian, it is a extremely good practice because it saves lives and trains your self discipline to not eat the meat if you liked it before you chose to become a vegetarian. I am a vegetarian for my life now and i wasn’t born a vegetarian. I became a vegetarian four years ago to save animals after the watching the documentary called earthlings. Please watch that video if you haven’t seen it already.

    More on my point on how being vegetarian saves lives, it is because so many animals die everyday because of people eating meat and wanting something tasty on their plate. What gives us the right to kill other lives and eat them because we are “better”. The ways of killing the animals are so cruel and they feel every bit of pain that we give them. They don’t even see daylight before they are killed, they are kept in such small spaces where they break bones and die and they are killed/burned/cut up when they are conscious.

    I hope these people can benefit Kechara in many ways from now to the future. And I hope they are aware of why they are becoming vegetarian, because there are many lessons behind it. I also hope more people become vegetarian.

  6. Pema Thinley on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much _/\_ for your precious Dharma incomparable to any precious thing on the universe. May you live long to Benefit all the ignorant beings like me. We love you and always in our Heart.

  7. Wah Ying on Oct 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Rejoice for Tat Ming, Yen Pin and Jerry. Yen Pin holds her promise to be a vegetarian for few years and she did not moved by anyone who teased her. Tat Ming becomes vegetarian for many many years since I know him. Jerry follows Rinpoche’s teaching to be kind to animals and be a vegetarian..It’s a good news for them and will inspire many to follow their footsteps. 🙂

  8. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche ‘ s sharing. Rejoice for Tat Ming, Yen Pin and Jerry for taking vegetarian vows. They show a good example of Compassion and care to animals being slaughter for fulfil taste bud attachments. Their actions inspired me. I need to improve also as per Rinpoche’s advice.

  9. Low KHJB on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.We rejoice for Tat Ming,Yen Pin and Jerry for their sincere commitment to take up their Vegetarian vows and their pure motivation in doing so.May their action inspire more to follow their path and gain the precious mind transformation along the way in search of the precious dharma.

  10. Li kheng on Oct 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    congratulations to tat Ming, Jerry and Yen Pin for making a conscious choice that reflect spiritual advancement. We are fortunate to have a Guru to give us the clear path of Dharma by showing us precise actions we can take to make a difference and grow spiritually. Just FYI: being a vegetarian is one of the easiest method to develop a harmonious and sustainable relationship with the Earth and fellow earthlings.

  11. Edwin Tan on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for teaching us that we should be in control to be able to transform and change for the better, through such simple act of taking vegetarian vows from Tat Ming and group.

    Kudos to Tat Ming, Jerry Sito and Yen Ping for taking the vow, indirectly saving lives of many animals that are slaughtered to satisfy our taste buds…

  12. Lum Kok Luen on Oct 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful news and also this Dharma teaching of going fully vegetarian. The end result we want is, as you have rightfully put it, to have mind transformation.
    I completely agree with you that whoever comes through Kechara, they will have some effect and there will be a transformation. This applies to me too.

    Rejoice for Tat Ming, Jerry and Yen Pin !!

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  13. shelly tai on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful news. Rejoice for Tat Ming Yen Pin and Jerry .

  14. poney sim on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    I rejoice for Tat Ming,Yen Pin Jerry Sito.

  15. Hee TS on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    感谢仁波切的鼓勵,激勵和建議為我們提供更廣的途徑和方法,並提高我們的思想,習慣和思維,使心識轉迷成悟。千万别做拖字派,应该改掉著多籍口的陋習,勇猛精进。

  16. Yeo Kwai Gin (kuantan) on Oct 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    很感谢仁波切的分享 ! 很法喜听到Tat Ming , Jerry Sito和Yen Pin hold vegetarian vows . 大家应以你们为榜样 , 培养慈悲心 , 那更多的众生就可以避免杀生之祸了 ! 感恩 !

    • Yeo Kwai Gin (Kuantan) on Oct 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

      在尊贵的詹仁波切49岁的诞生日,我终于在郭月谊讲法师的见证下和仁波切的加持下,我终于完成我的终生持素戒。
      持戒过候,我觉得很开心,因为我可以影响我身边的亲人很乐意的一起享用素食餐,尤其是我小女儿,无肉不欢的她,知道我持戒后,竟然提议一起去素食馆用餐!现在我发觉她可能被我的影响,吃肉比以前少了,还有我太太肉食也比以前少了好多好多了,这是件让我非常高兴的事 ! 希望将来的日子他们可以一起持终生持素戒! 在此, 再次的向仁波切说声谢谢,让我有此机缘让我受戒 !我也将我所有的善功德,回向给您,希望您长寿,常转法轮,吉祥如意,您所有的宏愿尽快达成,祈请常住,一切众生皆可离苦得乐 !

  17. KYC on Oct 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations to Jerry Sito, Yen Pin and Lim Tat Ming for taking the vegetarian vow. I’m very happy for them because it is the result of developing compassion for animals. I hope more and more people will become vegetarians as it means there is a growing awareness of cruelty to animals.

  18. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. Yes, Rinpoche’s consistent teachings, advice and exhortation to us , has always been to transform -to shift our minds from a state of self-grasping to a state of love and care for others. Taking vegetarian vows shows us that we are transforming and becoming better people. We are showing care for other beings and because of care, love and compassion, we will stop whatever action of body, speech or mind, will harm them directly or indirectly.In this case, when we stop eating meat, we stop creating a cause for animals to be slaughtered.

    I rejoice for Tat Ming, Yen Ping and Jerry for takin gthe Vegetarian Vow.

  19. Joy on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Rejoice in Tat Ming, Yen Pin and Jerry’s transformation to take their understanding of compassion to another level of reality. By taking the vegetarian vows, you are increasing the population of vegetarians in this world and adding to creating less demands in the meat food chain and eventually we hope, all businesses that sell meat would change, close down or choose to sell something else. This is how we slowly change the world, through ourselves first. On top of this, by taking on the vegetarian vows, you actually create merits and the causes for one’s longevity, to live a healthy and good life because you’ve chosen to stop taking lives (on your plate). Thank you and I hope many people will be inspired by your actions and do the same 🙂

  20. Patsy on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I rejoice for Tat Ming, Yen Pin and Jerry for taking the vegetarian vows. May they inspire others to refrain from taking meat and save the animals from pain and sufferings.

  21. Judy Chen on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind advice.
    Transforming our mind is the first & foremost step we must engage ourselves in so as to move forward spiritually.

  22. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
    Rejoice for Tat Ming, Jerry and Yin Pin.

  23. Hiske on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

    It might be not for me to speak
    It might be not for Thee to seek
    Thus Thou shall find
    In the help Thou givest
    Answer me: It is Love and Grace
    that Thou livest!!!!

  24. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Oct 16, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your encouragement, motivation and advice for us to look for more ways and methods to succeed in Dharma and improve our minds, habits and thinking. Rejoice for Tat Ming, Yen Pin and Jerry with their vegetarian vows taken to save many animals from pain and sufferings, and they have shown many people a good example to follow.

  25. Gim Lee on Oct 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Rejoice for Tat Ming, Yen Pin and Jerry. They will inspire others to switch to vegetarian diet and eventually take the vows. Their actions are admirable and respectable.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:33 PM
    Well good and very informative article reflexology. After reading it , I learn some knowledge from there. Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a peaceful mind. Researchers have been doing a research on it , found that there’s many benefits to support it. When an application of pressure to our feet, hands, or ears , it sends a calming message to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level. That’s fantastic.
    Interesting read of how the spread of reflexology was introduced to Europe can be traced to the 14th Century. And then to USA , by William H. Fitzgerald, an American doctor known as the father of reflexology. And how he developed the Zone Theory.
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette Kass for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-healing-power-of-reflexology.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s practice was first established within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. They regarded Dorje Shugen as an enlightened being, as such together with Setrab and Tsiu Marpo formed the triune of Sakya Protectors known as Gyalpo Sum. It was practiced first by the Sakyas and was later transmitted to the Gelug school where it was practiced by the majority of the Gelugpas. Many high Lamas has since been relying on Dorje Shugden as their dharma protector as they its a beneficial practice and has continued to thrive due to the courage and commitment of high lamas.
    The 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen being as a reincarnation of his own grandfather, the 35th Sakya Trizin Tashi Rinchen. Interesting stories told as how he was born and the special link with the Sakya Trizins. Dragshul Trinley Rinchen was more of a hermit lama, and incredibly having visions of both Tara and Vajrayogini.
    Recording to the Sakya throne holders the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden indeed definitively is Avalokiteshvara. Six of them are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. And even composed prayers, pujas , propagated and promoted Dorje Shugden within the sacred Sakya lineage. Chapels been built too as such they cannot be wrong in their practice and a very research evidence had also confirmed it too. Interesting read …biography of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/39th-sakya-trizin-dragshul-trinley-rinchen.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 05:13 PM
    Thank you for you thoughtful sharing of providing natural relief of those who are suffering from migraine. To my experience migraine is a chronic illness because I have suffered from them. Most people assume that the migraine was triggered by one single item but
    to me it’s due to a combination of factors.

    I think this article will be so much helpful for many who is looking for solution to prevent and cure this chronic illness.

    Hope this natural remedies will benefits many to explore a new treatment and prevent them from taking magic pills for fast relief.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 04:19 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this well research article on Sakya lineage connection with Dorje Shugden . The Sakya Lineage and Dorje Shugden has a long related history over hundred years ago. Wow……six out of the 42 supreme Sakya throne holders, six of the throne holders had indeed practiced Dorje Shugden. And even the 31st and 37th Sakya Trizin, two of the throne were recognised to be the incarnations of Dorje Shugden. They even built chapels and composed prayer texts to Dorje Shugden. It has proven that not only Gelug lineage did propitiate Dorje Shugden but also Sakya lineage. Sakya Lamas had practiced Dorje Shugden even long before the Gelug lamas. Dorje Shugden had been practiced by so many masters and lamas from various schools of Buddhism . Dorje Shugden was enthroned first as a Dharma protector in Tibet over 400 years ago by the highest Sakya throneholders and masters. Hence these practice is not a minor practice after all. It has again proven that Dorje Shugden is a beneficial practice and not the evil practice as claimed by CTA.
    Interesting read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    Very interesting and inspiring article. It is very true our human perception toward a point of view like what is right or wrong there is always a mistake or I should said in most time is wrong or is not bringing any benefits to us.
    All our problems arise from the mind. So to solve them, we need to work on the mind. Hence, no martial arts can be greater than spirituality. Thank you very much for sharing this profound story with us.

    https://bit.ly/2V1RuEU
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:22 PM
    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:17 PM
    Interesting ….. astronauts and military personnel has discovered the existence of UFO and aliens beyond the earth. They have proof that UFO do exist and we are alone in the universe. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a space pioneer and Robert Dean a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army tells us all . With Leroy Gordon witnessed first-hand encounter of an actual UFO and the “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on earth viewed by Robert Dean has already proven it. But it was kept secret.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-astronauts-and-military-men-speak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining the present-day technology that has affected our general well-being situation spiritually . Giving an example of why rain dance doesn’t work anymore. Spiritual practice give us aspects of the powers of the divine. Technology is a magic and its objects remains a puzzle that is hard to unlock in regards to human experiences. The effect of technology could enhance the human material civilization, but its impact was so strong to our spiritual practice, it caused human addiction. In the modern era, technology has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of everyone’s life such as computers and hand phones. The natural element are gone, environment been disturbed so things will not happen . Interesting read.
    Professor Stephen Hawking, did mention before that advances in science and technology could lead to destructions .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-sole-dependence-on-modern-technology-could-affect-our-spirituality
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:13 PM
    Living our life in the public eye , we have a heavy responsibility on our shoulder that most people thought. But with determination and courageous Rinpoche did it without any burden. Rinpoche did it all these years, born and bred to be in the public eye, Rinpoche seemed to know what to do without thinking about it. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives that’s what Rinpoche thought of. Rinpoche’s thought was to help them and to bless their spiritual practice in a way. Rinpoche cares more for the people than himself, of course Rinpoche loves to be alone. Rinpoche loves to alone living up the greenery mountains and clear lakes as mentioned before. Rinpoche could not avoid being in the public eye and getting recognized. Rinpoche never retaliated in whatever situation, such as the Dorje Shugden controversy ,Rinpoche kept all his vows in accordance with the Vinaya nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your wonderful recalling memories with our Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-life-in-the-public-eye
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 02:37 PM
    Very informative and inspiring story of the Great Buddha of Kamakura.Great to know of the history of this Great Buddha.From what i saw and understand it is a beautiful place to pay visit.

    It is one of the most iconic Buddha statues in the world.All it took were 2 people, Lady Inada and Priest Joko of Totomi to build this magnificent Buddha that withstood the test of time.Thank you very much for sharing this nice article.

    https://bit.ly/2u8sWiy

  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 01:53 PM
    A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs.

    I glad to come across this lovely article. Thank you so much Rinpoche for the delicious healthy meatless recipes. It’s a super simple, has anybody can learn to cook with simple ingredients, easy, quick ,fast and most importantly it very nutritious. I’m going to try all this recipes soon.

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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
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.
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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!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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