News you should read!

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Sometimes there are news you must read. The news may not be pleasant but necessary to know and understand. Perhaps even to do something about. Reading about the sufferings of animals may not directly affect you but, it can stir empathy and compassion. A compassion that eventually inspires you to do something……

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Reuters/REUTERS – A pygmy elephant calf walks next to its dead mother in Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in the Malaysia’s state of Sabah on Borneo island, in this picture taken January 23, 2013 and released to Reuters January 29, 2013. Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found mysteriously dead in Malaysia’s state of Sabah on the Borneo island, as reported by Malaysia’s daily The Star. The elephants were believed to have died of poisoning over the last two weeks as puzzled wildlife officials tried to find the cause of their deaths. The first elephant died on December 29 and more continued to be found dead, with the last death on January 24. REUTERS/Sabah Wildlife Department/Handout

 

13 Pygmy Elephants Found Dead in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have a possible elephant murder mystery on their hands after three more pygmy elephants reportedly were found dead on the island of Borneo Wednesday (Jan. 30).

The grim discovery brings the death toll to 13 this month, and according to the AP, authorities are investigating suspicions that the diminutive elephants were poisoned.

Also called Bornean elephants, these creatures are the most endangered subspecies of Asian elephant. While other male Asian elephants can grow up to 9.8 feet (3 meters), male Bornean elephants grow to less than 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) and they have bigger ears and rounder bellies, according to the conservation organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Researchers initially believed the babyish-looking mammals were the descendents of captive elephants brought to the island a few centuries ago. Other evidence, however, suggests that the pygmy elephants are a genetically distinct subspecies that arrived thousands of years ago during the Pleistocene Epoch by way of a land bridge. There are thought to be just 1,200 of them in Borneo today, mostly concentrated in Sabah, the Malaysian state at the northeastern corner of the island. [Gallery: The Pygmy Elephants of Borneo]

Though it’s still unclear who or what might be responsible for the recent spate of elephant deaths, WWF officials noted that the population has been increasingly threatened by habitat fragmentation, and all the corpses reportedly have been found in areas where forests are being transformed into plantations within the Gunung Rara reserve in Sabah.

“Conversions result in fragmentation of the forests, which in turn results in loss of natural habitat for elephant herds, thus forcing them to find alternative food and space, putting humans and wildlife in direct conflict,” environmentalist Dato’ Dr Dionysius S K Sharma, executive director of the WWF’s Malaysia division, said in a statement. “All conversion approvals need to be reviewed by the Sabah Forestry Department and assessed not purely from commercial, but the endangered species and landscape ecology perspectives.”

[Source: http://news.yahoo.com/13-pygmy-elephants-found-dead-malaysia-003931885.html]

 


 

10 ‘baby faced’ Pygmy elephants poisoned in Malaysia

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A wildlife official attends to an orphaned three-month-old baby pygmy elephant “Joe” at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Kota Kinabalu on February 6, 2013. Malaysian authorities will offer a RM50,000 reward for information on 14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants found dead last month if it is confirmed they were poisoned, officials said on February 6. AFPpic 

 

Malaysia considers reward in dead Borneo elephant case

Wednesday, February
06, 2013 – 16:24

Location: KOTA KINABALU

 

A wildlife official attends to an orphaned three-month-old baby pygmy elephant “Joe” at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Kota Kinabalu on February 6, 2013. Malaysian authorities will offer a RM50,000 reward for information on 14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants found dead last month if it is confirmed they were poisoned, officials said on February 6. AFPpic

MALAYSIAN authorities will offer a RM50,000 reward for information on 14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants found dead last month if it is confirmed they were poisoned, officials said Wednesday.

Sabah tourism, culture and environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun told AFP that authorities hoped the reward would help them get new leads.

“There is a reward of 50,000 ringgit for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the alleged culprits if the chemist report confirms that death was due to intentional poisoning,” he said.

He added in a text message that the report is due to be completed on Friday, about a fortnight after a group of eight elephants were found dead near an oil palm plantation.

Further bodies were later found decomposing in the Gunung Rara forest reserve, and officials are trying to save a three-month-old calf, poignantly photographed nuzzling its dead mother and now staying in a wildlife park.

Officials believe the pachyderms — an endangered species — may have been poisoned, possibly by substances left out by workers at nearby plantations to deter them from eating the palm fruit.

Poisoning is suspected due to severe ulceration and bleeding in the animals’ digestive tracts.

Masidi has vowed to push for severe punishment including a stiff jail sentence for anyone found to have maliciously poisoned the animals.

WWF-Malaysia in a statement blamed the deaths on rampant felling of forests by planters, which had forced elephants to find alternative food and space and put them in conflict with humans.

The group says only about 1,200 Borneo pygmy elephants, which are smaller and have more rounded features than full-sized Asian elephants, are estimated to be left in the wild.

The state of Sabah once teemed with wildlife including elephants, orangutan, clouded leopards and a vast array of monkeys and birds.

Pockets of thriving wildlife populations still survive but have been squeezed into ever smaller areas by the expansion of logging and agriculture, particularly the cultivation of oil palms, which produce a profitable edible oil. — AFP

  

 


 

Investigation on elephant deaths to complete soon – police

KOTA KINABALU: No stones are left unturned in investigating the death of 14  Borneo pygmy elephants at Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Tawau, last month.

State Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib in giving the assurance to the  people yesterday, also said they hoped to wrap up the investigation soon.

“I am still waiting for the full report from our office in Kinabatangan,  which among others include results from the samples of soil and other items from  the location, the type of poison and also the statements taken from villagers  and planters in the area,” he said.

According to him, their investigation is framed under Section 429 of the  Penal Code, for committing mischief by killing animals. The culprit faces a  maximum jail sentence of five years.

“I have directed everyone to give this case a priority … we want to get to  the bottom of the issue and hope investigation will be completed soon,” he said  when asked on the progress of the investigation after launching Ops Selamat II  at Suria Sabah here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Hamza explained that they are still waiting for the chemist  report, which is expected to be completed soon.

“If there is any sign of criminal intent, we will not hesitate to take action  against those involved and charge them in court.

“For now, we are giving our full focus on the investigation of the case,” he  said.

Fourteen carcasses of Pygmy elephants were found middle of last month. The  cause of their death is believed due to poisoning.

The WWF wildlife group estimates that fewer than 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants  exist, and they live mainly in Sabah and grow to about eight feet (245  centimeters) tall, a foot or two shorter than mainland Asian elephants.

Known for their babyish faces, large ears and long tails, pygmy elephants  were found to be a distinct subspecies only in 2003, after DNA testing.

Their numbers have stabilised in recent years amid conservation efforts to  protect their jungle habitats from being torn down for plantations and  development projects.

[Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/02/05/investigation-on-elephant-deaths-to-complete-soon-police/]

 


 

Malaysia seeks help abroad over dead Borneo elephants

Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:21:40 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Malaysian authorities said Friday they are seeking help from forensic experts in Thailand and Australia after their own tests failed to establish if 14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants were killed by poison. 

The deaths of the endangered animals, found last month in a forest reserve in Sabah state on Borneo island, shocked conservationists and officials, who released a poignant picture of a three-month-old calf nuzzling its dead mother.

Masidi Manjun, state tourism, culture and environment minister, said preliminary results of chemical analysis by government scientists had not provided conclusive evidence on the cause of death.

Wildlife officials would send samples to two forensic testing facilities in Thailand and Australia in an effort to “find any chemical compounds that may have been the cause of the elephants’ death”, he said in a statement.

Officials suspect the elephants may have been poisoned due to severe ulceration and bleeding in their digestive tracts.

Substances left out by workers at nearby plantations to deter them from eating the palm fruit may have been to blame, they believe.

Masidi said that police were conducting “a very thorough investigation involving all possible parties, including plantations and logging companies within the vicinity where the dead elephants were found”.

Malaysian authorities have said they will offer a $16,000 reward for information on the case if it is confirmed the elephants were poisoned, and that the culprits would face stiff penalties.

Officials are still trying to save the calf found with the dead animals, now staying in a wildlife park in Sabah.

WWF-Malaysia says only about 1,200 Borneo pygmy elephants, which are smaller and have more rounded features than full-sized Asian elephants, are estimated to be left in the wild.

Their habitat is shrinking due to logging for timber, oil palm plantations and other development, forcing them to find alternative food and space and putting them in conflict with humans.

[Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/malaysia-seeks-help-abroad-over-dead-borneo-elephants-6]

 


 

Malaysian jailed over major seizure of tiger parts

Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:05:48 GMT | By Agence France-Presse 

Activists Friday slammed a two-year jail term handed to a Malaysian man over the country’s biggest seizure of illegally trafficked tiger parts as too short and a “demoralising finale” to the case. 

Eight tiger skins, and 22 tiger skulls and bones were discovered at the home of Nor Shahrizam Nasir in northern Malaysia in February last year, as well as nine pieces of African elephant ivory.

A district court in northern Kedah state found Nor Shahrizam guilty Thursday of illegal possession of tiger parts and ivory and he was ordered to serve 24 months in jail, said TRAFFIC, a group that monitors wildlife smuggling.

Malaysian court or wildlife officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

TRAFFIC said it was “shocking” that no fine was imposed even though the law stipulates a mandatory fine of not less than 100,000 ringgit ($32,000).

“The short jail term and the lack of a fine are a demoralising finale to what should have been a victory against wildlife crime,” said TRAFFIC Southeast Asia regional director William Schaedla.

“We hope the lapse does not crush the spirit of those authorities who are still working hard to protect Malaysia’s 500 remaining tigers,” he added.

At the time of the smuggler’s arrest, wildlife officials said the parts were likely destined for Malaysia and neighbouring countries, adding the ivory had been made into key chains.

Activists say the smuggling of endangered wildlife throughout Southeast Asia is extensive, with some animal parts still used in traditional medicines.

They say Malaysia has become a key trans-shipment point for smuggled animal goods, such as ivory.

In December, Malaysian customs officials seized 1,500 elephant tusks hidden in a timber shipment from the west African nation of Togo, the largest haul in the country to date.

[Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/malaysian-jailed-over-major-seizure-of-tiger-parts-2]

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I came across this news few years back.So sad…..The death of 14 Borneo pygmy elephants at Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Tawau, 2013 was really sad.Officials suspect the elephants may have been poisoned.The animals was killed due to some irresponsible,greed and selfish human beings.By now i hope the authorities have done more to prevent any further malicious acts and to protect more animals in the jungle. Animals have their Right to live too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing….

  2. Cliff on Mar 18, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Human existence is a constant threat to nature, with civilization ever so developing at such a rapid rate it would only cause more animals to lose their homes and most even their lives. I reall ydo hope the authorities get down to the bottom of this as soon as possible preventing any further malicious acts of such cowards. Im suspecting the plantation owners are involved in this some how. Its just such a sad story to hear that the three months old pygmy elephant’s mother is dead and all it could do was mourn over its mother’s body. May the baby pygmy elephant live and grow strong and my the culprits be brought to justice.

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche, I pray for your good health.

  3. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    This picture of the little calf nuzzling presumbly his/her mummy is really saddening.

    I feel that in everything there are always good and bad forces at work. For examples, we have evils v.s. the good. In this case, we have environmentalists and those who want to get rid of these endangered elephants at all costs. There have been much talked about palm tree plantations. Because of the profits, many natural forests are gotten rid of in order to grow more palm trees. And commercial waits for no one, so when forests are cleared, they are usually cleared at the expense of the precious lives of special animals who have long occupied the area, such as Orange Utans.

    So humans keep clearing the lands, and at the same time, we continue to lose special animal species. And things go around, we face global warming and a whole of natural disasters which are the results of our human greed.

    Very sad. And I feel sorry for those animals who are killed by humans not knowing why even at their last breath.

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  5. AdelineTan on Feb 18, 2013 at 12:48 am

    It’s so sad to read the news, 14 Borneo pygmy elephants just dropped dead like that due to poisoning because the plantation owners wanted to deter them from eating their palm fruits.I heard from TV news the authorities are giving rewards to find the culprits, and hopefully can put them to jail.

  6. Low ksjb on Feb 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.I have read this article earlier and found those who had poisoned those poor Pygmy Elephant are very cruel and irresponsible. They took the easy way out ,without thinking about the harm they would cause to the animals that habitats in those area which is actually their home.There are alternative methods they could have introduce to prevent those elephants from damaging their crops .But due to cost and reduce of profits ,they chose annihilation over conscience.I do hope they could sleep better now as their problem had been solved!!!
    The Pygmy Elephants might be small but the negative karma they created is HUGE.

  7. Felix Kong on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Oh no,very sad when knew this elephants died of poisoned by someone. That is very suffer when poisoning, may this elephants can take rebirth .

    Please save life of animals , they will be end in one day if we continuous hurt them ,eat them and kill them.

  8. Darren Kechara Paradise on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Oh my.. those pygmy elephants are so cute… Again humans negligence causing natural habitats suffers…

  9. uncle eddie on Feb 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Joe, a three-month-old Borneo pygmy elephant calf that managed to survive a poisoning that killed 14 members of its herd including its mother and 13 other elephants. Joe was found nudging his dead mother on a path close to a logging operation at Sabah’s forest managment unit in the Gunung Rara forest reserve on Jan. 25, 2013. Wildlife Rangers are reportedly continuing to be checking the forest reserve for more possible dead elephants, while also checking for source of the poisoning, which could possibly be some form of form of suspected chemical pesticides. Yayasan Sabah, Sabah’s largest concession holder, is working closely with International Bodies such bodies such as The Royal Society of United Kingdom, WWF Malaysia, Ikea, Wetlands International and Kyoto University on forest management, environment and Rehabilitation, to look for the source!The elephants deaths have sent shockingwaves across the Globe and must be investigated thoroughly, with the findings be made public!!!

  10. Pastor Chia on Feb 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    What the sad news to read about. Human being never stop killing animal who are stay together at this planet.14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants were killed by poison. Who will be charge to this criminal?

    I ready wish no more killing and any kind of abuse toward the animal. one day we might end up becoming one of them get kill.Negative karma has been planted and will be return back at the future life.

  11. Daisy Sun on Feb 14, 2013 at 9:42 am

    When I came across this news, I feel very sad. I love elephant, seeing they are dying from far away with no connection with me, I feel helpless. Perhaps awaiting the online petition ‘Save the Elephant’ to sign up? Is it enough? Short after the news, I received 2 shocked news on sudden death of my relatives. We have the family connection, but we hardly see each others. I didn’t attend the funeral, but praying/ donation on behalf the deceased, is it enough? I’m not sure, is all come from my pure wishes and hoping they have a good rebirth and near to Dharma in the future. For the people that I care, who are still alive/ family members/ friends…all sentient being, I’m still doing a very preminary practices…and still am slow, not enough still…so I sing “I won’t give up” – Jason Mraz
    Gosh, the ‘gotcha’ (Captcha) tooks me >7 times to pump in the comment. 😉

  12. sweekeong on Feb 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    It is such a pity that so many elephants have died together in a short span of time. Conservation of animal and environment is a continuous and collective effort. It is not just one group’s effort nor government’s effort alone. Each one of us, the man on the street can do something about no matter how small it seems. News report of such unfortunate incidents bring to the attention of the masses of what is happening around the country and some of the efforts that have been made to protect the animals and the environments, and what is more to be done. Two things which we can improve on: i) Increase publicity of conservation effort and periodic updates on websites and social media. ii) Increase monitoring to have the information to respond to emergency incidents.

  13. Erickksiow on Feb 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Sad to read the news.. Animals have their Right to live. Why people want to kill?

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow 🙁

  14. Jutika Lam on Feb 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    OH MY BUDDHA!!! I just can’t believe that 13 Pygmy Elephants have died in just such a short span of time.

    It is really sad news to me and a lot of other people to know of this heartbreaking news, saddest thing is that the baby elephants would be orphans and most of them would also probably suffer a lot because of the lose of a parent/parents and also other sufferings in a orphanage like no freedom etc.

    Just heard today that WWF is pointing fingers at palm oil plantations for causing the death because with the lack of good food and forests as well as the huge demand of palm oil more and more elephant habitats are being cut down so that there would be more space to plant Palm Oil Trees and when you have a plantation you have to spray all kinds of chemicals to chase harmful insects away from the plantation and some of the chemicals would land everywhere and they guess the elephants ate poisonous food thus causing them to die.

    It is true what Rinpoche said: “Sometimes there are news you must read. The news may not be pleasant but necessary to know and understand. Perhaps even to do something about. Reading about the sufferings of animals may not directly affect you but, it can stir empathy and compassion. A compassion that eventually inspires you to do something……” I totally agree with this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this sad news.

    Love
    Jutika

    • David Lai on Mar 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Very thoughtful of you Jutika. I like to read your post because you write like an adult and its mostly quite hard to determine your age through your comment. Perhaps, you would make a very good writer when you grow up. Anyway, I like what you wrote and I think you are pretty sensitive kid and you thought of how the little pygmy elephants would feel when most adult answer here hardly mentioned about how the little elephants would have felt. Its nice and refreshing perspective from you. I always look out for your little comments because you bring out a new and refreshing answer when compared to the others who comment at Rinpoche’s blog posts. Thanks.

  15. wei theng on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    It is really shocking and sad to know about the news. How on earth anyone could do such things to poison so many elephants and killing the tigers for their personal gain or maybe ‘pleasure’???!!! It is so cruel!
    We have already been taking away their habitual for our “development” so to say. How could we have the heart to kill them some more?? They are also living beings like us! (For info of Pygmy Elephants by WWF: http://worldwildlife.org/species/borneo-pygmy-elephant)

    It is indeed sad to know but it is also a calling for us to do more to create the awareness and support to the animals!

  16. Milly on Feb 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Innocent animals are being killed everyday by greedy and inhuman beings. The reward offered to arrest the culprits is good but this does not solve the root problem. When will all these merciless killings end? All for the greed of money, man do not hesitate to kill all kinds of animals. News of such killings needs to be disseminated to the public more aggressively to garner public awareness. Our children needs to be educated from young to develop compassion and ethics so that they do not grow up into unscrupulous adults where the cycle of merciless killings for profits continue to turn.

  17. patsy on Feb 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    It is so sad and devastating to read such news. It is so shocking that humans can be so inhumane as to poison the animals for the greed of money. These elephants are an endangered species and we should protect them.

    I hope the authorities will find the culprits soon and I feel that stricter penalties must be imposed on this inhumane act.

  18. jennifer on Feb 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    This is so devastating and shocking.

    I’ve read in the newspaper about the death of the 14 pygmy elephants and the arrest of the man in possession of tiger parts and tusks. It truly sickens me to the core that all these are ,once again, caused by man.

    I really hope the authorities will arrest the person/persons responsible for the poisoning of the elephants AND impose much much stricter fines and longer prison terms on these murderers. The law is not stringent enough to deter these heinous crimes and man , out of sheer greed and profit will continue committing these crimes . The sentences , if found guilty, should be served consecutively for each animal killed , rather than concurrently.

    The man arrested with the 22 tiger parts is only serving 24 months – which works out to be just slightly over a month for each tiger killed, and what about the 9 tusks .

    In cases like these , i can say that i am ashamed to be a human being.

  19. Lim Han Nee on Feb 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

    It is sad when we humans degenerate to the level of not being able to feel for animals because we see them, not as fellow sentient beings with equal rights to life ,liberty and happiness, but as creatures to be subjugated and used and abused according to our self-centered wants and needs.

    The 14 Borneo pygmy elephants , belonging to a rare and dying species, are believed to have been poisoned to death. Officials in Sabah believed that they have been poisoned by “substances left out by workers at nearby plantations to DETER THEM FROM EATING THE (OIL)PALM FRUITS”.

    For the greed of man, these poor elephants have been poisoned with a type of poison that had caused much suffering. Death came with much pain as there had been severe lacerations found and signs of severe bleeding in the dead animals’ digestive tracts.

    It is painful to see that lives are less important than money and wealth.

  20. Lim (KH JB) on Feb 12, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this news to us.

    Every sentient being have the right to live, hopefully the truth will be come out soon.

    May everyone be more compassion to all sentient beings…

  21. Martin on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Such is the ignorance of man that make us do wicked things without counting the cost. There are already so few of them (1200 throughout the country) and yet they were poisoned without as much as a second thought. And all to save some palm fruits. It is quite scary how lives of sentient beings mean nothing to some people and they care more for palm fruits.

    Now only do human beings encroach into the natural habitat of these elephants and deny them their space but we also kill them not because they are dangerous but because they are an inconvenience to business. Not only the workers who poison them but also the owners of the plantation/business should be held accountable. Unless there is serious repercussions for the crime, it will not stop.

    Reading stories like this makes me wonder at which point we became so callous and insensitive to other life forms. Things like ivory and tiger skins are not necessities but merely luxury items that do not warrant the taking of lives.

  22. Pastor Yek Yee on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

    What happen to the death of 14 Borneo pygmy elephants at Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Tawau? I really want to know what was happen to them? How can they die like this? Who give them poison? Who will take responsible for their death?

    It’s human fault again or other reason? I feel very sad when I read this post. I feel so upset because I cannot do something to protect them who always faced threaten in their life.Their life is so fragile and same with us, so please work together make KFR growing. Then more sentient being can be protect and bless such as lovely pygmy elephants.

    Thank you for Rinpoche share this post to us. It like an awake alarm for me!

  23. Julien Roth on Feb 11, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    This is horrible. Why would people do such things to elephants. They are such kind and gentle animals. I love them, and i love how big and slow they are. So cute. And just knowing that people out there kill these nice animals, makes me very upset. I wish i could have done something to make a difference.

    And to know that this happened in Malaysia is even more depressing. I can’t believe that my fellow malaysians would have done such a terrible thing, this all has to stop in Malaysia, i can’t handle to take such bad news.

  24. Jessica Yap on Feb 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I do not see any logical reasons to harvest those animals parts or killing those poor helpless animals. All in the name of benefiting our own ‘health’ apparently. I believe that all these claims are part of the self fulfilling prophecy. People will believe anything exotic benefits them. Disgusting!
    At the end of the day, there isn’t concrete scientific proof that it works. It is already bad enough to consume animal. But these people takes it a step further by harvesting the parts of wild animals. So sad!

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  25. tenzin llhamo on Feb 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I read the news in the papers and it’s not something you want to read about early in the morning. Sad news…
    Why would people want to do things like that? I hope the authorities get the culprits if there are. We should be responsible for animals coz they can’t speak for themselves. Share news of all animal abuse and hope that the others will too. Let’s help them have a voice.

  26. Andrew Boon on Feb 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh dear… This is shocking news! I do not understand why the Malaysian authorities can’t find the cause of death for these poor elephants… Something is amiss here!

    Us humans, the supposedly most intelligent by far of all other species on this planet, once again proves that we are the most short sighted of them all. Surely all the deforestation for the sake of development and the economy is such a farce. We are losing our planet… time to wake up!

    Weather conditions around the world is in chaos… we are experiencing more blizzards, storms, floods then we ever did. Global warming is no longer an IF, we are going through it right now.

    More on what our planet is going through:
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/water-creeps-onto-land.html

  27. David Lai on Feb 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    So sad for the endangered animals and its really sad that animal welfare and such awareness in Malaysia is quite low. It is nice that religious leaders take this upon themselves to promote something that is not just about people. Even in Judeo-Christian religions, animals are also creations of God just like ourselves. Therefore, they should be respected and cherished like ourselves. Just because we are smarter doesn’t really give us the license to kill and use them as much as we like.

    Saving endangered animals is a noble cause but I think nothing could nobler if we are able to go vegetarian with the thought to put an end to animal suffering. We humans are consuming meat without any conscience of how the meat comes from animals that are brought up in horrible conditions in huge and tight farms and the pain of being slaughtered can scar any child for life. Although a small step but together, a larger vegetarian population can contribute to a movement that will lessen the demand on meat. That would mean fewer animals being slaughtered. Now that is significant.

  28. Paris on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    This is terrifically sad and ever so shaming that it’s happening in our own country. It’s shocking how such negligence can lead to such tragedy. Even sadder is the realisation that perhaps the people behind these chemicals don’t even really care… or that it was just a job to them.

    I saw this up on Facebook a few days ago and have shared it (http://www.facebook.com/jpf.khoo/posts/520730647983869) Please everyone share it on yours too and make it viral. We can’t let these people get away with something so horrific and also, we need to put pressure on authorities to make it far more difficult for people to repeat something like this again in the future. Penalties for animal cruelty in this country need to be far, far tougher and implemented much more strictly – if we can let this kind of atrocity happen to what are truly the most native beings of our land, then what does it say about the kind of people we are? What more does it say about what we are capable of doing to every other animal in our country and even, shockingly, to each other?

  29. Joy on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This is such a sad news to read! WHO on earth would be so irresponsible or so heartless to use chemicals on the land where there are so many creatures. And if you can create negative karma from killing a mosquito imagine the negative karma for killy huge giant animals like elephants!

    I hope the culprits will be found soon. In the meantime we should share this news, tweet it, FB it and make it go super viral everyday until they get to find the murderers/culprits. The sharing of this news would also draw attention to seek expert help they require to find out just what exactly killed these giant babies.

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  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:39 PM
    Truly an amazing and informative article that every parent should read.This school does not focus just the academic results but it also emphasises on living in harmony with our environment.

    The design concept for Green School is simply superb having constructed with bamboo,local grass and renewable resources.Thank you very much for sharing such a good article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kF3oF5
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:34 PM
    I am not surprised to know that trees are good to the human’s body. I remember my grandparents used to live in a village where there was a lot of green, not so much concrete and traffic, they were healthy and seldom sick. I like to live there too because the air was very fresh.

    In the cities where there are fewer trees, people tend to get sick easily due to pollutant caused by vehicles, industrial waste, etc. It is proven that trees are a good provider of oxygen and they can absorb and filter pollutants. Many metropolitan cities in Europe have started to plant more trees and they have a plan to grow more trees in the city for the wellbeings of the residents.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:07 PM
    Malaysia has visitors from all over the world as our country here is beautiful, peaceful and diverse. I am fortunate to be in Malaysia with wonderful friends here too. So many people from all over the world visit our Kechara stalls, outlets and Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. They really are happy to invite Dorje Shugden home with them along with his prayers, photo, poster, mantra and information booklet. Many of them return and or contact to tell us their wishes has been fulfilled when they sincerely pray to World Peace Buddha protector Dorje Shugden. It makes me so happy to benefit others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lU7XLM
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:02 PM
    Arya Nagarjuna was a famous Mahasiddha, Buddhist philosopher, and alchemist who was born 400 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana.

    He is known for establishing the Middle Path (Madhyamaka) Buddhist tradition, making gold to fulfil the needs of the Sangha, and retrieving the Prajnaparamita Sutra from the Naga realm.

    Read more about him here http://bit.ly/2kkUDQa
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:51 PM
    Today, the practical applications of Einstein’s theories include the development of the television, remote control devices, automatic door openers, lasers, and DVD-players. Recognized as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Century” in 1999, Einstein’s intellect, coupled his strong passion for social justice and dedication to pacifism, left the world with infinite knowledge and pioneering moral leadership. So was his passion for Buddhism and its teachings. Today we present you Einstein’s world famous quotes on Buddhism that will be of a great value to understand how much the Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart.

    Read his quote at http://bit.ly/2lRoRea
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:36 PM
    An Introduction To The Buddha Form And Iconography

    In this book, Tsem Rinpoche introduces us to a rich range of Buddha forms, providing basic information to kindle our interest in the iconography of statues –their postures, gestures and mudras, the ornaments and the implements they hold. Each one of these is a symbolic teaching in itself. Indeed the entire iconography, colour and pose of each Buddha statue combined presents a path to ultimate enlightenment.

    Read more to understand the Buddha’s icongraphy at http://bit.ly/2kEQxCP
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:22 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy in life. Everyone wants to achieve happiness. For an athlete, for instance, his idea of ultimate happiness is to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

    For the glory of a gold medal and a few minutes on the podium with your national flag going up while they play your national anthem, you deprive yourself of the pleasure of nightlife, relationships, fun, going out with friends or even your partner. You will subject yourself to a special and stringent diet, train eight hours a day, sleep early and not stay up. You will stay away from friends and curtail many activities because you have to train and work hard. You have to push and discipline yourself.

    You really have to transform yourself and change your schedule in order to get your body ready in the next four to eight years in the hope that when the day of the Olympics arrives you will be selected to participate.

    Read more how we can make changes in our motivation to gain real happiness at http://bit.ly/2kl55Hv
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 04:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and motivating article. People can say many things about us but we will know very well how we are and how we are. We should not react to the comments people make on us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

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

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
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    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
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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.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    6 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    6 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • 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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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    9 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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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
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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