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Dear friends,

I was referred to this blogsite called imprints.com.my and I was very moved by this article posted by the author. So I extracted the article to share with you here… You can feel the compassion from the author towards Jojo. This post is part one as I think the Author will write more about how they make a bigger cage for Jojo. That should be part two perhaps. Do read and see the pictures below.

Jojo seems to be loved, but see how the other monkeys are treated. Remember monkeys are highly intelligent and sensitive animals… cousins to humans. Pain is suffering no matter who has to endure it. Whether we are very intelligent or not, pain can be registered. How much pain we are ‘allowed’ to give another should not depend on how intelligent that creature is. It should depend on can they feel pain? If they can, we should never inflict pain on them.

I thank the author for the compassion in helping Jojo and bringing more awareness to the plight of animals.

Never hurt animals. Never eat them. Never give pain to another no matter what.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

You can click below and go directly to the blog also to read.

 


Source: http://imprints.com.my/2011/12/18/jojo/

A few weeks ago, I accompanied a friend to a place in PJ to answer a Room To Let advertisement. We got a bit lost and stopped to ask for instructions whereupon I came across a sight that was heart wrenching. There, in the compound of an old house at a cul-de-sac I saw Jojo for the first time. Jojo is a Macaque monkey kept in a relatively small and rusty cage.

 

 

 

Jojo “belongs” to a family who lives in that house and I shall call the head of the family, Aboy.

Aboy, as I have come to know, is a motor mechanic who works very hard to provide for his family. He is the sole breadwinner and on the best of weeks, he barely manages to make ends meet. That one of his two young daughters suffer from spinal bifida doesn’t make things any easier. And yet, it was a happy enough household.

Aboy loves animals and around the compound is a little Noah’s Ark  and you see things that would surprise you such as a goose nudging a Rottweiler aside to get to the dog’s water bowl.

Four years ago, Aboy was on his way home when he came across a group of boys throwing stones at a baby monkey who had just lost its mother. He decided to rescue the monkey and took it home. Aboy relates his story of how he used to feed baby Jojo from his daughter’s milk bottle.

And here is the bitter-sweet. Jojo being rescued and looked after by a kind man who loves him and yet without the resources that he would like to have to give Jojo a better living condition. I asked Aboy what he feeds Jojo and he answered softly…”dog food”.

I don’t know much about monkeys but I am used to seeing them in tress. Free. And macaque monkeys as I have learned, are both arboreal as well as terrestrial. Even as they spend quite a bit of time on land, they need space to move about in trees. Also it is in their nature to want space and strong social interaction and structure. It was not easy to look into Jojo’s eyes. Eyes that longed to be let out and participate in whatever was going on.

 

Jojo understands tenderness

 

Aboy reaches his hand into the cage and touched Jojo on the face, and there for quite a few minutes I witnessed a real connection between two sentient beings.

Over the next few weeks I visited them often, bringing fruits and nuts for Jojo. Each time, I would blow mantra ON AH RA BHA TSA NA DHI and OM MANE PADME HUM on Jojo to create imprints in his mind stream, as I have been taught by Tsem Rinpoche. Last week, as we sat by Jojo’s cage Aboy asked if it would be better for him to release Jojo. I told him I would love to see Jojo free although I have no idea where to release Jojo and whether the kid can be re-socialized into a macaque population.

And what about toys? Well, the only entertainment Jojo gets is a rag that hangs from the top of his cage which he uses as a swing, and then there is the occasional “swim” in a small pail of water.

 

Anyone in there?

 

And in he goes…

 

Jojo dives in head first and comes out almost immediately spluttering and spitting. Like all kids with water.

Aboy laughs at Jojo’s antics and wishes he could do more. It was not a pretty environment. And apparently, monkeys sense the environment the very same way we do.

 

 

 

 

The thought of Jojo in the small cage plagued me for days. I called around and nobody seemed to know how to go about releasing a monkey. But all agreed, that it would be difficult for Jojo, now a young adult male to be accepted into a monkey population in captivity. Monkeys are territorial and protective and would see Jojo and an external menace. There was only one thing we can do in the meantime.

I started making some calls to friends and animal lovers. Collectively we made a decision and I called Aboy to deliver the news. We would like to build bigger living quarters for Jojo on the house compound – would Aboy mind?

Today, I was there to visit again. The contractors were there too to take measurements. Jojo’s new quarters will be 10′ by 7′ with a 8′ high roof. It was fun “designing” Jojo’s new home. Aboy’s daughter wanted a proper swing for Jojo. Aboy wanted to have a small table in there so that “the whole family can eat together”. Aboy’s wife, who just lost her clothes-drying area suggested a small pool. She loves animals too.

And Jojo? He just wanted fresh fruits now that he has worked out what they are all about.

 

Which he deserves.

 

 

Jojo’s situation may not be ideal but far worst horrors are experienced by countless monkeys in human laboratories. Take a look. [Source: http://www.all-creatures.org/anex/monkey.html]

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 01)  This is Malish, one of eight monkeys who have been condemned to suffer as part of this research project at Hebrew University in Israel.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 02)  Anyone who could conduct such a sadistic experiment on Malish and other monkeys certainly could not be one of the children of God who the Israelites claim to be; for if a person truly loves God, he or she would also love the whole of God’s creation.  In our opinion, this photo proves that such researchers don’t really love God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 03)  One would think that the Holocaust would have taught all Israelites compassion toward all other living beings, but this photo of Malish proves otherwise.  The Nazis dehumanized the Jews to excuse what they did to them.  To us, these researchers are just as evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 04)  How anyone could look into Malish’s eyes and not see his pleading for compassion is beyond our comprehension.  Thus we must conclude that these sadistic researchers are evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 05)  Even if some people might conclude that monkeys are beasts, in the Bible, Proverbs 12:10, we are taught:
“A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast,
But the compassion of the wicked is cruel.”    (NAS)
Thus, from the photos of Malish, we can only conclude that the researchers at Hebrew University are wicked.

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 06)  Until we human beings learn to have love and compassion for all of God’s other living souls (Hebrew: neh-fesh khah-yawh), we will never have peace among our fellow human beings.  These experimenters at Hebrew University in Israel are making war on Malish and his companions.  We can come to no other conclusion!

 

 

 

(Monkey – Malish – 07)  Even after all this torture and torment, Malish’s eyes still express gentleness.  He appears much more Godly than the humans who perform these atrocities and the members of our society who sit back with blinded eyes and indifference and do nothing to stop these things from happening.  Well, it’s in front of our eyes now, and we no longer can excuse this evil away.

 

 

 

 

 

Group

(Monkey – Group – 01)  This photo was taken in a holding pen for baby macaques at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center.  We can easily see that they are lovingly comforting one another, but for the whole group to be doing this is a strong indication that they are all under severe emotional stress.  Our thanks to Gary Adams for helping us properly identify this photo.

 

 

 

 

Restraint Chair

(Monkey – Chair – 01)  In order to restrain the monkey’s movements during certain types of experiments, he or she is placed in a restraint chair like this one.  This monkey has had electrodes implanted in the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 02)  This is another kind of restraint chair that has a clamp that fits around the monkey’s neck.  There is something very haunting about the expression on this monkey’s face.  Could it be loss of hope?

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 03)  This type of chair allows some freedom of movement, but no matter what the monkey does, he or she cannot get his or her head loose.  If this were done to us, we would consider it a form of torture; and this is exactly what researchers are doing to the monkeys.

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 04)  This monkey is really struggling to get loose, but it is all to no avail.  The restraint device keeps her firmly in the chair so that she can be experimented upon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 05)  Common sense tells us that a monkey would not want to be clamped into a chair, such as this one, any more than we would.  Thus, the researchers often deprive the monkey of food prior to being clamped into the chair.   Then they feed the monkey when he or she is in the chair, so that the monkey will associate being fed with being in the chair, and give the researchers fewer problems.

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 06)  This is another photo of a monkey eating in one of the researcher’s restraint chairs.  It’s doubtful whether this monkey will be this “contented” once the electrode in his or her head is hooked up and the experiment begins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 07)  This monkey sits in utter boredom with arms crossed on the front bar of the restraint chair.  In our opinion, to subject any living being to such conditions is a sign of human depravity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 08)  This is another type of restraint chair that is used by the University of Wisconsin.  Note that in this chair the monkey is restrained at the neck and hips and is unable to touch or scratch himself or herself.  This must be real torture!

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 09)  Note the way the ring is screwed into the monkey’s head and the pained expression on his or her face.  We believe that this type of biomedical research is nothing but legalized sadism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 10)  This monkey, in a restraining device, was subjected to neurological experiments conducted by Dr. Edward Taub. Dr. Taub is the only vivisector to have been tried and sentenced for cruelty to animals. Later, on appeal he was exculpated for a legal cavil: his experiments were not subjected to animal protection regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 11)  We believe this is a 30 to 50 year old photo from Scotland which shows an earlier version of the restraint chairs.  We are not sure why the monkeys are outside in these restraints, but they’re all hollering about something beyond camera range.

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 12)  This monkey is forced to sit for hours in this restraint chair.  Think of how often we move when we are sitting in an uncomfortable chair and how horrible it would be if we couldn’t move even our arms, and we’ll get some idea of how much these monkeys suffer, even when not being experimented upon.  Because of all the abuse, even the compassionate hand of the undercover investigator causes terror.

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 13)  The undercover investigator tries to comfort this monkey who has been clamped down in this restraint chair, where he or she cannot even move his or her arms.  The torture of this monkey is being done in full view of the caged monkeys, which causes them to have a lot of stress, too.  Testing on animals must end!

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 14)  Note the way both arms of this monkey are tied down, and how his or her suffering is in full view of the other monkeys in the cages.  To do this to any living being is an abomination before God.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 15)  This monkey has been fastened in a restraint chair, where his or her movements are severely restricted.  If we can imagine ourselves in such a situation, we may come close to understanding the suffering this monkey is going through.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 16)  These monkeys are locked into these restraint chairs for many hours, while they’re experimented upon.  These devices are absolutely sadistic, as are those humans who devise and use them.

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 17)  This is a side view of the restraint chairs that are use to keep the monkeys from moving while being experimented upon.  A real torture chamber!

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 18)  This is another look at two of the monkeys that are locked into these torturous restraint chairs.

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 19)  This is another look at a monkey who has been fastened into a torturous restraint chair.  People really have to be evil to do this to another living being.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 20)  This is a lower view of a restraint chair into which this monkey has been securely fastened.  Stop the experimenting and testing on animals!

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 21)  For the monkeys in this laboratory, it must be like living every day of your live in a torture chamber, where restraint chairs like this one are one of the many instruments of torture.  This monkey can be seen screaming.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 22)  It is impossible to look at a photo like this one of a monkey fastened into a restraint for hours on end, and not realize that there is no such thing as the humane treatment of animals in laboratories.  Every animal in them suffers greatly every day of their lives.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 23)  Look at the pleading look on the face of this monkey to be free from this torturous restraint chair.  We can almost feel the physical torment of this monkey and the emotional torment that was inflicted upon the undercover investigator whose desire was to free the monkey, but knowing that if she did, she wouldn’t be able to expose the truth and hopefully end the suffering of all laboratory animals.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 24)  This torture chamber looking device is a University of Houston Primate Restraint Chair.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 25)  This is another look at a University of Houston Primate Restraint Chair.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 26)  This is another look at a University of Houston Primate Restraint Chair.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 27)  This is another look at a University of Houston Primate Restraint Chair.  Just think of how miserable you would feel confined to a device like this for many hours.

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Chair – 28)  This photo of a monkey in a restraint chair was taken from a report of a laboratory experiment.

 

 

 

 

 

Abuse

(Monkey – Abuse – 01)  This is an undercover photo of a monkey being deliberately abused by having his or her arms bent back while being carried by a worker at a large testing laboratory.  It is evil to mistreat any living being simply because you have the power to do so.

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Abuse – 02)  This is an undercover photo of a monkey being severely choked by a worker at a large testing laboratory.  This is just one of many abuse situations going on behind closed doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Monkey – Abuse – 03)  Because these monkeys don’t want to be experimented upon, a heavily gloved technician has to restrain the monkeys by bending their arms and shoulders toward the monkey’s back.  To us, this is nothing but abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

May all beings everywhere
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

May no living creature suffer,
Commit evil, or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.

May the blind see forms
And the deaf hear sounds,
May those whose bodies are worn with toil
Be restored on finding repose.

May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food;
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May the forlorn find hope,
Constant happiness, and prosperity.

May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests;
May all medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.

May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.

May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed;
May the powerless find power,
And may people think of benefiting each other.

For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world.

~Shantideva

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  1. sandra on Feb 23, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Seriously these satanistic eperiments on animals shouldn’t be tolerated let alone implemented!! They deserve equal happiness and freedom as much as any human. I’m sorry to see the plight on these monkeys and I am sure plenty other animals who suffer too. I will keep Rinpoche’s advice in my mind and may it be as is mentioned in Shantideva’s prayers.

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  3. Edward ooi on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I agree with all of what Rinpoche wrote on the above. If they think that they love God then they shouldn’t be doing all these pointless experiments. I said their experiments are pointless is because at the end no matter the reason the results they gain is just something you can remember it in this life. But Karma will follow us to everywhere we go even after death.

  4. Vinnie Tan on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

    It is just sad that these monkeys go through such bad experiences. I do agree that monkeys are just like us. The way they can feel are like us. No matter which animal it is, they are able to experience emotions just like us. I really hope that one day we would not need to use animals to do any more experiments any more. How the animal may react to the mediations or a situation is different from how a human would react to it. Scientist should just understand this point and stop using these animals as a miniature version of us humans to test our drugs and things like that!

  5. Julien Roth on Nov 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I couldn’t stand seeing all the different methods that they used to inflict into Jojo. I almost cried, i had to scroll down the page before i did. I dont know what else to say besides please be good to animals. Love them and care for them. They do not need to be treated this way. Everyone can make a difference.

  6. Uncle Eddie on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    As buddhist practicioners, we must not forget that we are not to harm, kill, or abuse animals, but to adopt a way to demonstrate buddhist piety to release all animal beings to freedom and/or help them whenever possible to their eventual liberation; like in the case of Jojo, the Monkey. Animals always being regarded as sentient beings by buddhists, who could hve been our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children or friends in their past lives. Sadly to say, sources from SPCA, indicated that tens of thousands of these animals were cruelly been used in scienctific and medical researches, often under undetestable and undesirable methods of tortureous painful testings which these poor helpless beings suffered in great intensed pains, as what were displayed in the blogs!!! Though, however certain authorities gave assurances of the need to ensure that these animals’ beings are treated with the minimal of sufferings and as merciful as possible – but who is to know except the poor animals themselves!

  7. Nicholas on Jan 22, 2012 at 2:18 am

    In general, I rejoice for Jojo.
    At first it may look sad for Jojo to be trap in such a small cage but later after reading the story more, by releasing Jojo might not be a good idea. Worried that Jojo might not able take care of himself.

    Getting more excited knowing that they going to make a bigger cage for him.
    To me the best part is Aboy and family love Jojo and will take good care of him.

    Seeing the other pictures of the monkeys really disturbing. Still cannot understand how can people torture the animal in such a way. The monkeys feel the same pain as human. When they scream and shout for pain how can they still continue torturing them?

    They are animals but doesn’t need to go through all this pain. We want a better living so do them.

  8. Yoke Fui on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    JOjo is lucky to have met Aboy. Thank u Aboy for looking after Jojo.

    It’s heart wrenching to see the experiments done on the monkeys and other animals in the name of science. Is it really necessary? Haven’t our ancestors been taking good care of themselves without resorting to such inhumanity ?

  9. tenzin llhamo on Jan 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    It is really painful to look at the pictures as I imagine the pain and torture they have to go through everyday. How can people be so cruel? But in Jojo’s case, he has the good karma to meet the author who is helping him to have a better environment. As for the monkeys suffering for the experiments, the negative karma that will continue till they get to meet Dharma, may they have the good fortune and good rebirth when they do.

  10. Elsie Toy on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, Thank you for blogging this bring the awareness to everyone. I read this earlier on my mobile but was not able to response to it due to constraints of the mobile phone. It is really sad that how cruel some humans are conducting test on animals and some the delicacies of monkey brain served on the table with a life monkey musk and tied in a box. In the case of JOJO, it is really really sad that it has to be in a cage but yet for him to return to the natural habitat would also be a problem for him to re-assimilate the the environment and acceptance from the herd. I truly believe in the power of prayers to Mother Tara may SHE open up a way for JOJO that is best for her, May all animals be free from torture from human. OM MANI PEDME HUNG.

  11. Julia Tan on Jan 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I’m not surprise that human are doing these. Especially in China. They eat monkey’s brain alive because of some unlogical reasons. I relate this closely to myself. If me and my kids are those monkeys. How can i take this pain for myself and even watching my kids being tortured till death. I’ll rather kill them myself than seeing them baring this pain everyday. By thinking of the sufferings of these monkeys and other animals, I have to make sure I will not reborn as a monkey. I’ll meditate on it and dedicate my prayers to the monkeys, hope they could suffer less.

  12. wahying on Jan 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

    那猴子跟我们长得很像,跟我们的孩子长得很像。也同样无助、恐惧、无力。

  13. Huayling on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Animal has been sacrificed for many years in many medical experiments. I think it may not be totally banned by our society. Also, in this modern day all of us have enjoyed in one way or other, the benefits of these researches. Most of the new medicines, antibiotics, cosmetics, surgical techniques and medical devices were tested on animals like guinea pigs, monkeys; rabbit etc before the clinical trials are carried out on human beings. Thus, many animals were sacrificed before a new medicine is marketed.
    Please refer to this article (Where is the evidence that animal research benefits humans?) published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) in 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC351856/
    By ensuring that animal experiments do not set out to answer questions that have already been answered, systematic reviews support the principle of reduction. This principle, outlined in the “three Rs,” (reduction and replacement of animals and refinement of procedures), is held to be a cornerstone of animal research. Ideally, new animal studies should not be conducted until the best use has been made of existing animal studies and until their validity and generalizability to clinical medicine has been assessed.
    Since we are unable to stop animal research totally, and we benefit from them, we should use our current rebirth to support and carry out meritorious activities to benefit back other sentient beings.

  14. joy on Jan 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Jojo is in a way lucky to have some good karma to meet Aboy then being stumbled upon by the author of imprint who extended more help. If it wasn’t for Aboy’s kind heart despite his own circumstances, who rescued Jojo, maybe Jojo would have been stoned to death. It is heart-warming to see such kindness still exist. It also shows no matter what, we can play our part in alleviating animal cruelty and suffering just as Aboy and the author did for Jojo.

    It is shameful to see humans taking advantage of their power over those weaker. If only there were more tighter and stronger laws against animal cruelty in every country to end research done on animals in labs. One small way we can surely participate if we really care for animals is to stop eating them and to also only use products that’s ethical, free from animal testing. If there is a huge majority of consumer switch, this can create a global shift in the demand and supply chain of things.

  15. Sock Wan on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    The author of imprint.com.my and her friend are very caring and considerate, knowing that releasing Aboy might not be the best thing for him, they build a bigger cage for Aboy so that he can have a better living environment.

    The pictures taken from the research center are really shocking and inhumane. The way they treat the monkey is so cruel, even though they monkey cannot talk but from their eyes we can see they are in suffering.

    Life is a life whether it is a human or animal, if we are not going to treat a human this way in a laboratory, we shouldn’t be treating an animal this way either.

  16. Paris on Jan 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    It is heartening to hear of the few people who are doing their part to rescue our furry friends like JoJo, but there are too few of them. The huge conglomerates that exploit and abuse animals for science and testing are making animals suffer by the thousands. How can we even begin to start rescuing them all? I guess this is what samsara is about, I guess this is why Chenrezig looks upon the world and despairs. For every person who inflicts such pain on another being, they too will have to come back and suffer the same – and so the cycle goes.

    I remember once Rinpoche told some of us that yes, it is impossible to rescue every single animal out there, but if we can even help 10 animals, that is 10 animals less that will have to suffer. We can dedicate the merit from doing this, to being able to rescue many more in the future – that we may have the resources, help and money to do so. Also, that we can raise the mass consciousness in the world to treat animals better. If everyone in our neighbourhood was to rescue just one cat, for example, imagine how many cats’ lives that saves! It all adds up.

  17. Siong Woan on Jan 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

    If only we can have more people like the author of the blog!! More Jojos in the world would experience less sufferings.

    If only KAS is up! Jojo would surely be released into the sanctuary with protection, care and freedom to jump from trees to trees!

    To all those organizations that subject animals (our fellow sentient beings!!!) to cruel experiments in the name of scientific research – please STOP now! There must be other ways to test out new products!

  18. Girlie Ooi on Jan 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. And thanks also go out to Aboy & Mrs Aboy for giving Jojo a home, with the help of the author of imprints.com.my and his/her friends.

  19. Shin Tan on Jan 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Poor Jojo, but it’s nice to know someone would care enough to do something and make Jojo’s living space more bearable. We don’t have to go out to save the world, but going the extra mile to help others, even if the other being cannot say “thank you” to us, is practising compassion in action.

    Thank you for sharing this post with us Rinpoche.

  20. patsy on Jan 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    So nice to know that Jojo was rescued and saved by Aboy from being harm by others. On the other hand, it’s so sad to see other animals suffer and being abused. It is not possible to stop the world from harming all these animals and the least I can do to contribute to saving the animals is to stop eating meat and not to use products tested on animals.

  21. ericchoong on Jan 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    非常感人的真人真事,人间还有情。谢谢仁波切的分享。
    如果这世界上每一个人类都能爱护动物,不吃不杀它们。不把环境破坏,不要送它们当试验品,
    那该多好呢?现在的天灾,大部分都是人类造成的,把森林的树砍掉,
    把海洋污染。。。。这一切的人为,都是在伤害着地球。天灾人祸,自作自受。
    读到Ahboy的故事,一家人对Jojo的爱,非常感动,人间还有爱,我希望世界每个角落的人类,
    救救地球,爱护动物,其实这就是在救自己。

  22. freon on Jan 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I can’t imagine if i am being experimented this way.

  23. Roselyn on Jan 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    This reminds me of a movie my family watched recently “Rise of the Planets of the Apes”. During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to FREEDOM.

    Its so easy to IGNORE others pain and sufferings cause we are not the ones to experience it. Much lesser if its animals. Human race seems superior and our lives are valued far more than other species. Like that, we tend to think and treat the animals with lesser respect.

    My action point: In my weekly volunteering in school, I will keep this theme in mind when selecting the books for storytelling. Educating the kids to value lives must be emphasized from young.

    Thanks Rinpoche for showing the direction in how ones life could be better.

  24. Steve Tobias on Jan 8, 2012 at 5:34 am

    The worst part might be that these researchers have free reign over what they wish to test and how they do it, so most likely the torture creates no actual results. Not pertinent to anything that could “benefit” humans. Drilling electrodes into a monkey’s head is nothing more than archaic Frankenstein “research.” We wouldn’t want to be tortured and tested on, so why would monkeys want to?

  25. Tenzin Losang on Jan 8, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I hope Jojo will get to live in a bigger cage soon. I’m no expert on monkeys but I hope this is the best solution now.

    The photos of monkeys being tortured for scientific research make me sick. But if they are contributing to some kind of cure or life-saving medicine then perhaps the monkeys may be accumulating merits for themselves? I guess most people don’t have the far-sightedness to know the long term outcome of such a situation, the big picture. Perhaps it is possible to do scientific research without harming any being.

  26. Suet Moi on Jan 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    Just because the human being is more intelligent, strong in all aspects compare to other living beings, and we want progress in technology, therefore we take for granted other living beings. We don’t bother, we dont care. We can be selfish. we can be cruel. Is this our true nature? The Lord Buddha said no. Let us do our part to relay this message to people around us. The true nature of human being should be compassionate.

  27. lewkwanleng on Jan 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

    It warms my heart when I hear that there are people who care so much for animal even he/she is not wealthy. Like the author humbly said, this may not be the best place for Jojo, but what really counts is he really spent the time and effort to think of a solution for Jojo.

  28. Christy Flores on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for sharing the heart-touching story about Jojo…As for the abuse photos, I could hardly look at them without crying and feeling so sad that others would cause such suffering for themselves by harming others…I am always deeply touched by your compassion and generosity with all realms of beings. I have many animals and always give them a beautiful spacious place to live in, along with proper nutrition and care, as well as reciting mantras for them daily. Although I donate to various local rescue animal charities to help feed and take care of rescue animals, I would love to help you help more animals like Jojo, so I will make a donation to your animal sanctuary today to help you help others in need. Also, Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva, is such a powerful book on helping us understand what true Bodhichitta is…May all beings read this and act in a fiercely compassionate way that will help liberate those in suffering…Om Mani Padme Hum*

  29. Anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    If the monkey is in damansara, you can set it free at kiara hill. There’s alot of monkeys around, that look like it.I’ve been there for almost all my life cycling in the trails.XD Instead of having it in the cage, let it free and let it live amongst itself.

  30. Lim Han Nee on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    “May the frightened cease to be afraid,
    And those bound be freed;
    May the powerless find power….”
    (Quotation from Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara Dedication Prayer)

    When i recite these lines of the above prayer from now on, I will be forever filled with the vision of the monkeys in their restraining chairs with electrodes on their brains.

    Jojo’s cruel treatment in the hands of his sadistic tormentors (before his rescue)was painful enough already to read about and visualize. But the monkeys fastened in restraining chairs, screaming helplessly in pain as electrodes are activated on their brains and elsewhere!!!…There’s no apt word to describe the depravity, sadism and inhuman cruelty of the laboratory researchers doing this to them in the name of science and research!

  31. CPD- Centro de Patologia do Desenvolvimento on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Are animals and humans an independent entity?
    How many sentient beings are starving and hurting behind the word of God/Religion/Science/ Faith?

    How many animals are used in research every year?How is animal research regulated? How are the animals cared for? What actually happens to research animals? How does the use of animals in research and testing compare with other uses of animals by society? Is a Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Enought? http://oacu.od.nih.gov/regs/guide/guide.pdf

    These human dual minds create pictures of a dual world in which we live….and…we observe a lot of judgment.
    The public debate on animal research sometimes gets so heated that the facts can be overlooked.

    With our Respect and Gratitude,
    CPD Team

  32. VC on Jan 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    cruel indeed.never seems to see such kind of photo in public.Everyone should cross the see of suffering and attain nirvana after looking these photo of cruelty.This is a reminder to human beings.Have compassion to animals.Especially those that are not malevolent or do not attack human beings.

  33. Rita van der Wijden on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    ….Thank you so much for sharing although it makes me sad, very sad. Especially to see the monkey’s who are abused and tortured. And thank you for the beautiful prayer of compassion of Shantideva. (I copied it to read is over and over)

  34. Rita van der Wijden on Jan 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    ….Thank you for sharing although it makes me feel sad, very sad especially seeing all the money’s who are mistreated and tortured. And thanks for the most beautiful prayer of Shantideva. (which I copied to read over and over again.

  35. Tony on Jan 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    The pictures of the torture inflicted on those poor beings is like a scene from hell. As buddhists we are taught that all sentient beings have been our mother. Would any of us allow our mothers to be treated in such a way as these poor monkeys are? Of course not! We would rise up and demand that this savage brutality end at once! Thank you again Rinpoche for your compassion, for showing the true nature of samsaric existence, and for sharing the story of Jojo.

    Last year I committed to become a vegetarian as an offering to you and to serve as a symbol of devotion to you and to honor your request for people to give up meat. This year I will make a commitment to being more aware of what I buy as a consumer. I will avoid buying products that carry out the kind of testing as shown in the pictures you posted and will encourage others to follow suit. Thanks again Rinpoche for all that you do for us and all sentient beings!

  36. Ash Ng on Jan 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    It’s very sad to see how animals are being used in laboratory for testing for the welfare of future man-kind. Even though this processes have found solutions for many ‘weird’ illnesses and cure many disease through science, it still doesn’t mean we have to used another being for that purpose. Conveniently saying ‘using’ a being for testing so that the privilege of a healthier life goes to another being just doesn’t make sense as NO LIVING BEING wishes to be ‘used’ in this manner and all beings wishes happiness and dislikes misery. I’m sure everyone agrees on this.

    It may appears that some might say that animals have no feelings, they can’t speak up, they are meant for us to eat and some even feels that they are more of an inferior beings compare to humans so exploiting them is fine. This is an inhumane behaviour. What RIGHTS do we have??? Not forgetting that all of us are living together on the same planet. We breath the same air, drink the same water and enjoys the same environment. This applies to humans as well. It would be very selfish just thinking for oneself only and neglecting the survival of others. We all deserve to live and to live well and better because this is the RIGHTS of all living beings as all of us are EQUAL and we all have the same aspiration and wish ~ WE ALL WANT HAPPINESS….

  37. terri on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    It is too hard to see the monkeys suffering. I do not want to cause suffering.

  38. Lars on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Thank you Rinpoche, at the late of night, struggling with my lack of focus and mental obstacles to study the glorious Lam Rim, I sat down at my computer to print an image of Manjushri to keep at my area of studying. I saw your plea and read this post. As I have experienced, being severly ignorant for the most of my life and prone to selfindulgence, being confronted with horrors such as these, I find my body and heart seeking the refuge of apathy and loss of hope. That is not a pleasant feeling, but has turned up to be useful in the sense of determination. As the verses of Shantideva came up on my screen I could not resist reciting them openly as I took this feeling of apathy and horror as fuel and a representation of right motivation, which shamefully aren’t a big part of my person at this moment in time, and by doing so a calmness and clarity, omit a tad fierce presented itself. The endpoint of this is, your blog and posts are highly effective to awaken compassion and determination in oneself and a constant reminder when the “dharma” becomes a mere supply of intellectual enjoyment, that the world and the faces of those who urgently needs and seek compassion, is everything but enjoyable to bear witness to. May all sentient beings find the unconditioned source of joy and be free of suffering. Thank you again for sharpening the motivation of an aspiring student at this late hour of the night, and thank you for bringing the dharma to places where it yet has to manifest itself.

  39. Thierry Janssens on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Poor Jojo, alien to his kind and condemned to live in a cage…
    Poor Jojo, loosing his mother so young.
    Poor Jojo, facing death and being defensless.

    Fortunate Jojo, finding a kind helping hand to rescue him.
    Fortunate Jojo, enjoying commitment from his savior.
    Very fortunate Jojo, being told Manjushri mantra, while having the aggregates of a monkey, how rare…

    May Jojo be well and healthy in this life.
    May Jojo take a rebirth conducive to recite Manjushri mantra himself next time.

  40. Klara Morakova on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

    This is terrible, I want sometimes leave this world, more and more suffering, and the people in that continue!Dear Guru,dear Rinpoche please, if you have more options, help the animals! Thank you, this is the essence of Buddha’s teachings, suffering in this world learning not to hurt anyone,seeing the reality not pink dreams,help others,and then we will have compassion!Thank you…

  41. Su An on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

    omg this is so terrifying and heart wrenching! Vicious cycle of karma goes on and on and on… rather happy ending for Jojo but so many more monkeys suffering tremendously and the humans who are inflicting the hurt on them creating huge amounts of negative karma.. may they one day read Rinpoche’s blog and take back as much compassion as the author of the blog did. om mani padme hum!

  42. comel loo on Jan 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this. Each time I read about animal sufferings, I feel so helpless that we can’t stop the world from harming them. I have 3 lovely dogs and 2 cats (all rescued), and I am so thankful they are with me. I have to work harder to educate owners to be responsible and more compassion towards animals.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:05 PM
    Interesting spiritual journey of Venerable Longlian one of the best-known students of a famous religious leader of modern China. Venerable Longlian was a talented child, at the age of four she could read, write well and was fluent in Chinese poetry. She even could recite scriptures and Buddha’s name and had visited frequently to templesqith her grandparents. Ven. Longlian studied everything from poetry to Chinese medicine under famous teachers at that time. Received teachings from Tibetan scholars as well and took initiations of the three main Gelugpa tantric deities, Vajrabhairava, Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara from Changkya Khutukhtu, who was one of the highest authorities in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. She did composed more than 1000 poems, through her years.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this interesting write up of China’s most outstanding Bhiksuni.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:02 PM
    In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, monastic vows are for life. But somehow Ci’en temple in Zhejiang province offers three-month course and part-time vows recently. Situated in the luxurious forest, Ci’en temple a small temple remains its charm with impressive landscape and Buddhist culture. The Buddhist temple decided to offer admission to civilians who wanted to experience a monk’s life, only to be overwhelmed with applicants. It’s a small temple , hence only those were interested in Buddhism were given a chance. Participants of the program will live as monks in the temple free of charge. They will learn about Buddhist culture, read its scriptures and will also perform all Buddhist activities as arranged. It’s a good training ground to live as a monk or nun to cultivate minds.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:00 PM
    Ditsa Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelug sect in the Huzhu County of Qinghai province. Interesting history of this Ditsa Monastery, been shared . How the reincarnated Lama’s body has shrunk into an incorruptible adamantine body. Nobody at the monastery has realised that the reincarnated Lama was a Great Bodhisattva who came to the world for all sentient beings, but as ordinary people. Its only after the Lama had passed away. Since then the monks in Ditsa Monastery became more serious in their practice and maintained pure moral discipline. Reading this post has gave me a better understanding of that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations as explained by Rinpoche. Set as a reminder to devote ourselves to our teacher with sincerity and respect and everyone we encounter.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:19 PM
    Lama Ole Nydahl is a Buddhist teacher and author in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. After years of studying Buddhist teachings and meditating , he was ask to go back to the West set up Buddhist centers. He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. As advice by his teacher the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje whom he met at Kathmandu, Nepal he founded the first Buddhist center in the west. Had studied and took many more initiations under many highly attained Lamas such as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Ogyen Tulku Rinpoche and so on.He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Since then, he has travelled worldwide giving lectures, leading meditation courses and guiding Buddhist centers . Lama Ole is the author of several books and is one of the best known western Buddhist teachers. Through his activities the Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the most popular Buddhist traditions in the West. Lama Ole Nydahl received the transmission of the Phowa teachings from highest Tibetan masters and is today the most significant teacher of this practice in the Western world. Interesting biography .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama-ole-nydahl.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:18 PM
    Meditation on death awareness is one of the oldest practices in all Buddhist traditions. Buddhist meditation practice of remembering that death can strike at anytime and anywhere. We should practice diligently and with urgency in every moment, even in the time it takes to draw one breath. Over the centuries Buddhism has evolved many different techniques such as mindfulness, loving-kindness and visualisation. Death awareness can serve as a real aid to practice, the importance of using every moment wisely, while we still have the time.
    Reading this article again to refresh , it’s a profound teachings one should read and understand it what is all about. All it take us 10 minutes of our time to do the practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
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    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:15 PM
    So blessing seeing all those beautiful Tara at Kechara . Walking through the Tara walk feeling the calmness as if we are walking into the wilderness of a forest . One will surely feels it , all due the kindness of our Lama Tsem Rinpoche , sponsors and those involved in this meritorious project.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

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    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:33 PM
    n Buddhism, there are a variety of attitudes towards different forms of fasting . According to Buddhist tradition, Buddha’s holy form as the ‘Fasting Buddha’ serves as a reminder for us and inspiration of Buddha’s difficult journey to achieve enlightenment. Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni fasted for forty-nine days under the bodhi tree while subjecting his body to extreme conditions to achieve enlightenment. Although it is believed that the Buddha endured great agony because of prolonged fasting, he never gave up and had used the challenges to justify abandoning his spiritual pursuit. Interesting read. Looking at all those images of Fasting Buddha tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing ….a reminder all of us nor matter what happen , never give up in our spiritual journey.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
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    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:32 PM
    Reading this again, its worth as great teachings by great Masters and looking at those rare pictures is a blessings. More over listening the powerful Holy voices of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is indeed rare and precious. Merely by hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s voices and teachings is a blessings too. For everyone at the hall understands all about the Dharma Protector after hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explanations. The truth is the truth and it cannot be wrong. Interesting read with precious pictures tell us a thousands words. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s advice on Dorje Shugden’s Practice with Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and Spanish subtitles is incredible so many more people will come to know the thruth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:30 PM
    They always say time changes things, yes true enough time has changed the view of many regarding the Dorje Shugden controversy. Finally we are allowed to practise Dorje Shugden. HH Dalai Lama was at Bodhgaya said that if people wish to practise Dorje Shugden would be fine for them. Great news indeed. H H Dalai Lama had said openly about Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/we-thank-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2022 01:58 PM
    Wow…. Very special indeed seeing this Vajrayogini statue given to our Lama H E Tsem Rinpoche by a young Malaysian in Bodhgaya, India. More ever given at the most sacred place, under the sacred Bodhi tree. That’s wonderful and it was later consecrated by Kensur Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery. Hence this Vajrayogini statue is very blessed and special . Merely looking at this special Vajrayogini statue is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/bodhi-tree-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2022 01:56 PM
    Pictures of His Holiness 16th Karmapa with His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche tells a thousand words. Karmapa is Chenresik , while Trijang Rinpoche is Vajra Yogini. This is a true display of spirituality of two greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. They are really close together and have a good relationship just for benefit of beings regardless of the traditions they belong as such as Gelupa or Karmapa. Together they even cross incarnation each other, working together for the growth of Dharma. We are fortunate to see this rare photo of this Great Dharma Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mind-blowing-connections-between-two-high-lamas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 28. 2022 01:56 PM
    Venerable Geshe Thupten a Tibetan great scholars and master from the Gelug tradition and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile. He has upheld the lineage of Lord Buddha’s liberating teachings as well as continued his practice of Dorje Shugden. The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, text of quintessential Dharma was written by Geshe Thupten Lama. In the texts a very detailed explanations on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures was written. Geshe Thupten Lama has worked tirelessly for the Tibetan government in exile yet labelled as a spy. All because he has written a letter to HH Dalai Lama and expressing his view openly regarding the practice of Dorje Shugden. Reading this again more understandings and truth revealed. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2022 02:28 PM
    Everyone of us has a right to choose and practice any religion. The most important asset in an interfaith relationship is respect and harmony. Different religions should exercise moderation and tolerance towards each other and their beliefs. Nor matter what all they should not instigate religious enmity or hatred instead be friends and respect each other. Cultural diversity makes us accept one another . It has become very important in today’s world . Whatever one choose is one choice. Religion and politics should be kept separate. The Dorje Shugden ‘s controversy which has been going on for years has in fact cause disharmony and sufferings to many. Before the ban , all practitioners were friendly , could communicate with each other even though they are of different beliefs and praying differently recording to their practice and protectors. The ban of Dorje Shugden is unnecessary and illogical as the bigger purpose of Dorje Shugden, is preservation of the Dharma, and nothing else. Those who practice Dorje Shugden are not allowed to be friends with those who do not practice Dorje Shugden. They should be more opened be friends with anyone nor matter what they pray. The unethical ban against the spiritual practice of Dorje Shugden is causing unnecessary issue among the practitioners. Enough is enough hopefully it will end soon. Peace and harmony could only be maintain with mutual respect .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/why-cant-we-be-friends.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2022 02:25 PM
    Reading this post to learn and understand more about it. A very precise teachings indeed all about the practice of purification by confession and making prostrations to these Buddhas. If we recite Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s name just once, we purify thousands of aeons of negative karma. More so when we recite the name of any of the 35 Buddhas purifies many thousands of aeons of negative karma. Simply by reciting the names of the 35 Buddhas, we can achieve unbelievable purification by doing with correct visualisation . There are benefits simply from pure recitation only and added benefits if we combined with prostrations. When we recite it every day, it helps to develop a direct perception of emptiness in this life, also to not encounter harm or obstacles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precise teaching and I am trying my best in this practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 19. 2022 03:23 PM
    Any article on Thich Nhat Hanh a courageous Vietnamese Buddhist monk, writer, poet, peace activist, scholar and teacher always interest me. I do enjoy reading his article all about his journey to the west and back to his home land Vietnam. Thich Nhat Hanh, is often referred by many as the “father of mindfulness”. For opposing the Vietnam War, he went into exiled to the west . Thich Nhat Hanh, became one of the world’s most influential zen masters, who had campaigned for peace and urging the practice of mindfulness meditation. His efforts to promote peace and non-violence won him praise and admiration around the world including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He had inspired thousands of people from around the world to his talks, centres, monasteries and retreats every year. He wrote over 100 books to promote the Buddhist path and his message of peace. He gave teachings, spreading the practice of mindfulness and wrote books full of compassion about eating animals and animal products in his books. He inspires thousands to go on a vegan lifestyle. He has established at least six monasteries, dozens of practice centres, and over 1,000 local mindfulness practice communities. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thich-nhat-hanh-the-icon-of-peace-and-courage.html

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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,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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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)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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
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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
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
3 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
3 months ago
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 months ago
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
3 months ago
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 months ago
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 months ago
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
3 months ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
4 months ago
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
4 months ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
4 months ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
4 months ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
4 months ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
4 months ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
5 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
5 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
5 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
5 months ago
6 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
6 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
7 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
9 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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