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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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    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 01:13 AM
    Meditation is suitable for everyone from kids to the elderly or those in their prime and in pursuit of all the wealth (material and spiritual) life has to offer. It is an exciting journey of discovery that is extremely rewarding.
    Being in nature have so much to offer to someone who wants to be engaged in meditation.Thank you very much for the good article.
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    the natural qualities keeps us healthier and prevent us from various illness.

    I loved to have sandalwood for my prayer offering it’s so much soothing and keeps the environment calms and relax.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:48 PM
    Beautiful pictures taken during H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Ceremony . I am fortunate to be there , volunteering , joining most of all the following pujas. It once a life time able to witness a Tibetan Parinirvana Ceremony with a heavy heart .
    Thank you writer teams for this beautiful write up and great pictures shared. Looking at those pictures have me recalling the great moments at Kechara Forest Retreat at that very moment. It paints a thousand words.

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    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
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    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

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    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
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    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
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    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html
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    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:23 PM
    Prayer wheels are used by many Tibetans everyday, sometimes for hours on end. Worshippers turn prayer wheels to accumulate merit, to help all beings in the world and to purify their karma . They are part of a meditation practice. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is … By spinning the wheel clockwise and focusing on the mantra, prayer wheels are used to purify negative energy and accumulate good karma and wisdom. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts aloud.
    Kechara have come up with a special and unique prayer wheels which are filled with the mantra of Buddha Vajrayogini. They are made according to traditional methods. With Buddha Vajrayogini holy mantra also creates an extremely strong connection with this divine lady. Wow…our Lama personally blessed and consecrated the prayer wheels with sacred and powerful rituals,
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating these prayer wheels.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kecharas-vajrayogini-prayer-wheels.html
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    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 11:28 PM
    You’ve known this is important, but it takes time for all of us to understand the nature essential of dharma. If one is following their dharma, they are pursuing their truest calling, serving all other beings in the universe by playing their true role.

    I’m very much grateful to meet a precious Guru like u…Though i haven’t seen you in person, I believe you have been a great guidance to many out there. Thank you for article sharing.

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    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:30 PM
    A very good idea as more and more people realized the harmful effect of household waste. Its seems that the reusing trend continues to gain steam in more countries all over the globe.

    Great idea to sell things for Eco-friendly environment.ReTuna is taking up the responsibility as the citizen of planet earth to do what they can to protect our environment.Thank you very much for this good sharing.


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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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
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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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
1 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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
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Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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