Rinpoche saving doggy at 3am on the highway | 凌晨3点的任务

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凌晨3点半,多数人还在睡觉,詹杜固仁波切却在高速公路上拯救受伤的动物 

Last night Tsem Rinpoche went for an outing with some of His students until past midnight, along way the back, Rinpoche would stop the enotourage of cars whenever he saw stray dogs in order to feed them. Rinpoche always carries along in the car boot a lot of dog food – dry food, wet canned food, milk, and the plates and bowls, so that whenever stray dogs were spotted, especially those that looked skinny and were seeen wandering around looking for food,  Rinpoche would ask His students to feed the dogs, and many times Rinpoche would watch to make sure that the dogs were eating well, only then would He moved on.

So as usual, a white and brown dog was spotted along the way, and upon further inspection, he only had three legs, and had a gaping wound at his back, Rinpoche was very concerned because that means the dog would have a tougher time looking for food in the wild and would suffer further, so after asking His students to feed the dog with a lot of dry and wet food and milk, Rinpoche had a discussion with His students on what to do and how to help the dog further.

It’s 3:30am in the early morning and Tsem Rinpoche was standing on a highway with a few of His students following the injured stray dog spotted along the highway, waiting for the tranquilizers and carrier to get here. Poor doggy only has three legs, and a gaping, festering hole in his back. Then, after five hours of running around, and six tranquilizer pills later, doggy is finally safely on his way to the vet! Look at how much pain he is in. Despite that, no crying from him and no struggling in his cage, and he didn’t puke on the winding driving down. 

May we be able to help all animals in pain and relieve them of their sufferings.

 

 


Update: 24 June 2013

Dear Rinpoche,

1. The vet has been cleaning Sonam’s wound for the past 2 days. It is a repetitive process because they have to see if any maggots are left after each cleaning, and to see how the wound progresses each time.

2. Today, there was no more sign of maggots, which is a good sign.

3. The vet will monitor the healing of the wound for the next 2 days and let us know how it is doing. The vet will also let us know approximately when Sonam can be discharged.

4. Pastor Susan is looking for a temporary home for Sonam who can take him in temporarily so he doesn’t have to be boarded at the vet. More space for Sonam and it will also be less cost.

Thank you
BK


Update: 24 July 2013

Dear Rinpoche
Sonam is doing well..havent growled at me lately. He is eating well and clean little fella. He will go into the crate when he dirty the floor.
Tq. Susan

 


Update: 9 August 2013

Having him to socialize with other dogs. He doesn’t play with them but having him to share space with them. 

Pastor Susan

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  1. nicholas on Oct 2, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Rinpoche’s compassion is not verbal but is walk the talk. Rinpoche always show us how to be compassionate all the way. Whenever we go out with Rinpoche, Rinpoche always on a lookout for many things that Rinpoche would able to help to relieve their suffering. Dogs are one of them and Rinpoche is very particular because of animals unable to speak to us their pain, suffering, like, dislike and etc. Especially for those stray that may not able to find food and stay hungry. Rinpoche will definitely feed them and if they are sick or injured Rinpoche will ask us to bring them for treatment. You can see Rinpoche’s compassion is unconditional and most of us witness this through our experience with Rinpoche.

  2. Lin Mun on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Rinpoche always show us to the way to care for all living beings including animals. Be ever ready to help no matter what time or what the circumstances is. And that is compassion. To be ready to serve for others. Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching.

  3. TekLee on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this article. Rinpoche always show us good example so that we as students will learn from him. We must have love for all beings in the world, no matter there are animals or human. This is truly the heart of a Bodhisattva. Many of us can only say it, action tells everything. Just read Pastor Jean Ai’s comment, it’s been three years, Rinpoche never stop rescuing and feeding stray dogs. Rinpoche’s love has no boundary, no limitation, no condition, true compassion. This is what we need to learn and develop.
    Actually, my wife and I start trying, we keep a bag of dog food in the car as start, wherever we see dogs or cats or small animals, especially those are locked in cage, we chant mantra an blow on them. I find that by doing this, dogs bark at us less. Last time I was very scared of stray dogs, coz they chased me and barked at me. Now, whenever I see stray dogs, I just stay calm and chant mantra and try to blow at them. If I have food with me, I will feed them, stray dogs don’t bark at me anymore. They can sense it.
    Thank you again Pastor Seng Piow for the article and Rinpoche for the unconditional love. We have a lot more to learn from here. _/\_

  4. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Mar 27, 2016 at 3:17 am

    When it comes to Rinpoche, feeding and taking care of dogs is not a one-off activity…I’m posting this in 2016, three years after this blog post was published and Rinpoche is still helping strays in this manner.

    Those around Rinpoche will know this well – stopping off by the side of the road to leave food for dogs, especially those who are pregnant or recently gave birth. They will have more mouths to feed and will also be weaker and more vulnerable, having more lives to take care of and having to produce milk. For this reason, Rinpoche will carry food in his car so we can stop whenever we have to, to feed hungry strays. It’s a simple, easy way that everyone can engage in to help other sentient beings with no agenda to receive anything in return.

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  5. sandra on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Poor Sonam. You are lucky to be treated by Rinpoche sonam dear. He will help you. Remember him.

  6. Wylfred Ng on Oct 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。 虽然大家都说慈悲心,不过多少人可以真正做到呢?
    仁波切就实实在在的让我们看到慈悲心到底是怎样的。

    希望众生都可以脱离苦海,无论是人类或者是动物。

  7. Ck siah on Oct 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    看了仁波切的分享,摸摸自己的良心,我可以做到吗?我可以像仁波切的那么慈悲吗?心里很挣扎又矛盾。我几时可以呢?我还要有多少年的修行才可以达到像仁波切的那么慈悲呢?
    目前我想不下去,但我会继续的跟从仁波切的教诲为佛法走上去。
    谢谢仁波切的分享。

  8. jerry_sito on Sep 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

    不管在任何时间,任何地点仁波切都会为所有六道众生生起怜悯知心,时时刻刻都活在佛法的生活里,以身作则的让我们知道执行佛法教育的重要

    莫因恶小而为之,莫因善小而不为,只是一个小动物,但它是一个生命,也许它在无数的其中一世是我们挚爱的亲人,或许它的无数世前对我们有恩或其他

    我们应该透过我们的爱心来帮助它们,并可以透过心咒或法会,祈愿它下辈子有好的转世,世间无常,说不定,下辈子我们与它们的角色对调呢,到时后也许因为我们曾经这辈子留下了帮助它们善因,下辈子轮到是他们来帮助我们

    感恩仁波切的教诲

  9. susan on Sep 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    URGENT help needed. Sonam has been sterilized and boarded at the vet for 1 week now. He has recovered from the procedure. I will not be able to take him in anymore and high possibility I will need to release him back to where he was found.

    Sonam seemed fine with dogs but is barky. He barks at even the people who feeds him daily. Due to resource and space constraints, the noise will put the other dogs in jeopardy of complaints by neighbors.

    I am hoping someone will be able to foster or adopt and work with him before I have to decide to release him by end of this week.

    Please contact me at susan.lim108@gmail.com for any help you can provide.

  10. Irene Lim on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Compassion in action!

  11. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

    3am while everyone are sleeping comfortably in their bed, what’s Rinpoche doing out there? Why aren’t Rinpoche stay in his house? rest in his bed? why is Rinpoche still out there? Many people asked me why does Rinpoche always sleep so “early”? Well, this is the answer.

    Rinpoche always wanted to help the beings who are in suffering, he does not do it only when he’s convenient or when the situation is favourable to him, Rinpoche does it anytime and everytime. When a life is suffering, it will not wait until when you are free only they suffer, it will not wait till you woke up from the bed only they suffer, if to wait until we are ready to save them, it might be already too late.

    Rinpoche has great compassion to everyone especially dogs, because they can’t talk, they can’t protect themselves when they are down with sickness, there is no proper healing process they can take, so Rinpoche will always make sure the animals are well taken care of, even for they strays, Rinpoche always has lots of dog food in the car, so that he can feed them anywhere when he sees them. Even to the strays, Rinpoche will never let them be and pretend to see nothing. He will step out from his car and feed them, to make sure they have a full stomach. Rinpoche’s car always full of the smell of dog food, but he never mind about it, in fact, he loves it, because these dog food are to save lives.

  12. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    So many animals are saved by Tsem Rinpoche and Rinpoche is tireless in making animals are taken care off and healed . And for me the care does not stop there, what Rinpoche does for the animals and benefitting them goes way beyond just healing and feeding them I feel, so all animals helped by Lama are extremely fortunate.
    Om mani padme hum

  13. Bryan Ho on Jul 13, 2013 at 2:45 am

    To be very frank, I’m not an animal lover but because of Rinpoche’s kindness, and his love and care towards animals, I think becoming more warm toward animals.
    It was just another night that we are driving back to Kechara Forest Retreat, it was Rinpoche, Seng Piow and myself in the same car.
    Suddenly Rinpoche said: stop the car, that’s a hungry dog by the road side.
    I jumped down the car together with Jean Ai, Beng Koi and a few others who followed Rinpoche in cars at the back. When we are approaching this poor dog (Sonam) with dog foods that Rinpoche always carried around in his car, Sonam was standing up and trying to run away. It’s only den we realized he have only 3 legs.
    Rinpoche was extremely concern about him and Rinpoche was thinking how can we help him? Beng Koi and a few came out with an idea that we should bring Sonam to a vet and get treatment. We contacted Pastor Susan, who’s in charge of Kechara Animal Sanctuary, and she came immediately from KL to rescued Sonam.
    We spent at least 3-4hours and finally we got him into a cage and sent to doctor.
    By this act from Rinpoche, actually taught me that regardless who you are or what you are, everyone have right to be heal and happy. Rinpoche can scarified his own pleasure, time just to help someone, even an animal.
    When we approached Sonam and he ran away actually makes me realized some beings just have no karma to received. Even though we are doing this base on good intention for him to get well, but due to his bad karma, he actually run away from help.
    Many of us are the same, when sometimes something good happened to us, we actually run away from it, beacause of our bad karma, we couldn’t see the benefit.
    It was a great night and i learned a lot from it. Thanks Rinpoche again.

  14. Cliff on Jul 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, this dog is in such a bad state, its incredible though from what happen is that despite its injuries it doesn’t moan or struggle. I am really happy Rinpoche and others helped this dog when many of us would not have even taken notice, thank you for showing us what great compassion Rinpoche has and that animals too derave the kindness from us. I hope the dog finds a good home for some to take care.

  15. June Tang (KHJB) on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow for sharing this inspiring post.
    Rinpoche is truly a compassionate Lama,he is always kind to whom ever around him.Rinpoche is always showing us kindness in action.May we all can follow this good qualities of Rinpoche to benefit more others.Hope the doggy can get well soon !

  16. graceleong on Jun 29, 2013 at 12:46 am

    How many of us will spontaneously stock up our car with dog food going around town looking for strays to feed ? It has never crossed my mind to do that! Melissa and I have just decided that we will from now on keep some dog food in our car cause it will come in handy! A very small change in our lifestyle but certainly very beneficial thing to do. Thank you Rinpoche for always showing us ways we can benefit others !!
    And dear Sonam , I pray for your speedy recovery ! You definitely did have lots of merits to have met Rinpoche !

  17. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    To be compassion toward to other sentinel being is a choice. Rinpoches shown us how his really care and love to those animal are facing suffering and putting in action to reduce their suffering as much as possible. Thanks for Rinpoches teaching and shown us the practice how we can do more if we wanted to.

  18. anna on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    rinpoche you are soooooooooo nice

  19. Lim (KH JB) on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Thanks Seng Piow for sharing, we always sleep, online, watch DVD etc at 3.30am but Rinpoche and team saving a injure stray dog at this moment…

    Normally if we are driving at this hour, we always no much care about the situation beside us but Rinpoche due to his compassion to all sentient beings may saw the injured stray dog and save the dog.

    Rinpoche and team is the Real Example for us to generate more compassion towards all sentient beings…

    May the dog recover soon and able to find a adopter to take care of the dog…

  20. AdelineTan on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Sonam in deed has such good merits to meet Rinpoche at such a critical time of his life, he does not have to suffer any longer once he is under the care of Rinpoche. May he will have swift and complete recovery from his injury and lots of love and care from the people around him.

  21. Joy on Jun 26, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I am glad we were there with Rinpoche when Rinpoche spotted this poor mumu now named Sonam by Rinpoche. Sonam means “merit”… it is awesome that this 3 legged wounded doggy had the good karma to receive help from Rinpoche and us… some dogs do not. Why I say “good karma” because from us rescuing him to be treated means there is a higher chance of Sonam living longer, healthier, happier life and Dharma imprinted in him although he may not comprehend it now.

    Sonam and many stray dogs also kinda remind me of the many different people who received help from Rinpoche or who could have received help from Rinpoche but ran away because they felt their comfort zones, attachments threatened. This is rather sad because it is like giving food and wanting to help a hungry stray who is scared due to ignorance. Now I understand the meaning of no karma to even receive good things… wonder what they have done to create such a karma.

  22. Adrian Cho on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    This is so touching, that Rinpoche always show much care and love to animals. It is so sad for this doggy was injured and Rinpoche saved this doggy from street. Hope this doggy recover soon and no need suffering of the pain.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  23. Edern Tan on Jun 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Deer Rinpoche, hope the dog is not feeling any pain when the vet is cleaning the wound for him and hope that he will find his temporary home for him to rest to speed up the healing speed. whenever I look at the picture of his wound i couldn’t imagine how pain was he at that state. Rinpoche can you explain to me why would living things suffer like that.

  24. HelenaC on Jun 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Its is so sad to see them suffering without help in the middle of nowhere. But Sonam is very lucky and fortunate to meet Rinpoche and the fellow students the night. I am sure with Rinpoche’s blessing Sonam will be recover soon.
    By staying up at 3am to help a doggie is truly shows compassionate and care to other beings. It’s really touched. I am gonna put some dog food in my car too like Rinpoche 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful post and help for Sonam.

  25. MartinC on Jun 25, 2013 at 5:59 am

    There are quite a number of things that Tsem Rinpoche does continuously without fail and one of them is looking out for homeless, injured and unwanted animals. And over the years Rinpoche has personally seen to the rescue of live fish (heading for slaughter) from restaurants, birds that are unwanted due to injury/deformity and of course countless dogs. And from Rinpoche’s example, it is very common for Kecharians to care for animals wherever they go.

    That the dog was spotted to begin with was due to the fact that it is a very common practice for Rinpoche to stop by the roadside and feed stray dogs and it is only by this, that Sonam came to be noticed.

    Sonam the injured 3-legged dog will now join many others who are under Rinpoche’s care. What is noteworthy is how Rinpoche and a handful of Kecharians committed to saving thing dog – an exercise that started at 3am in the morning and lasted some 5-6 hours. For me, this is one of the most unique traits of Kechara that Rinpoche has instilled deep into all his students.

    To me, whenever Rinpoche requests for the students’ help in an animal rescue, it is as much for the animal as it is for us the students because the act of rescue serves also as great opportunities for us to practice compassion and gain merits. And this applies to anyone, not just to Rinpoche’s students. Anyone can also gain merits by simply being kind to animals and where possible, go a bit out of the way to help them.

    Very good to know that Sonam will be well.

  26. Louise Lee on Jun 25, 2013 at 12:10 am

    城市里人与人之间非常的冷漠。 别说路上见到小动物,给于它们食物。有时候看见有车祸在路上,也没有帮个忙打个电话! 谢谢仁波切,再次唤醒我们被埋藏心底里的良心!

  27. uncle eddie on Jun 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    So deep is the compassion of Rinpoche, whose virtuous mind always wishes to see all living beings be free from suffering, irrespective animals or human beings. That’s he reason why, even at 3.30am in the morning, we can still find Rinpoche feeding an ailing and hungry injured dog with only three legs, while waiting for the tranquilisors to take effect before carting it over to the vet clinic for treatment. The dog is said to be suffering from a big fester hole, but yet no crying nor struggling were made when Rinpoche’s people later on safely carted him over to the vet clinic. Heartfelt thanks to Rinpoche for his immensed act of compassion for saving this poor suffering animal’s life.

  28. Patsy on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Sonam was very lucky that Rinpoche saw him by the roadside and went down to feed him, only to discover that he is three legged and had a bad wound. Poor Sonam, he must be hungry and in pain.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for reminding us to be compassionate at all times by setting a good example for us to follow. Another life is saved because of Rinpoche’s compassion. May Sonam wound heals quickly.

  29. Jace Chong on Jun 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for saving the dog and showing us again and again, what we can do for others.

    No matter dogs, cats, birds…injured beings feel pain just like we do. If we didn’t manage to stop all the pain, at least we can stop inflicting pain on others.

    The most easiest thing we can do now is to stop eating meat, stop demanding any food that requires people to kill for you. This is not only a way for us to practice compassion for others, but also a healthy living style.

    Please be a vegetarian now.

  30. Nob Tshering on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Rinpoche la I want to learn more about bhuddism and its benefits. Though I am born bhuddist I don’t have that much knowledge.

    Thanking You la Rinpoche

  31. Elsie Toy on Jun 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Oh my buddha. this morning as i was going to school i was a couple walk their dog with only two legs hind legs and I was thinking that is a kind couple who adopted the dog and provided two wheels for his front legs. Now I read this post on Rinpoche’s blog, Rinpoche has showed great compassion. The condition of the poor doggy bring tears to my eyes. I can feel the pain of the poor dog. The poor lucky dog has met our Kind Guru to rescue it. I pray that the dog be on the swift route to recovery. Thank you Rinpoche for the lesson on compassion.

  32. Jessica Yap on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Poor mumu.. As if it isn’t bad enough that he’s hopping on 3 legs, he has such a bad wound on him too.. Thank Buddha the mumu met and was rescued by Rinpoche.. Rinpoche’s kindness truly transcends time and place. No matter the time and place, Rinpoche is always thinking of others well being..

    I read that Rinpoche named the doggie Sonam. How cute!

    Rinpoche would always be an inspiration to me.. =)
    Thank you, Rinpoche!

  33. Eric kksiow on Jun 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Really inspiring, the post has showed us, saving life has no time and date limit. Looking forward to give a hand to KSA.

    Thank You Rinpoche.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  34. So Kin Hoe on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    i am truly happy and glad that one more dog is being saved from the road side. The animals in our country is always ignored and not being treated with more care and protected compared to other western countries. Animals are part of us, they have feelings, emotions and all the senses like us but they only do not speak human language. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the blog with us. May all the animals be safe and protected with much foods and drinks as well as given a good environment to live like us.

  35. Eric Lee KHJB on Jun 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    不管在任何时间,任何地点仁波切都会为所有六道众生生起怜悯知心,时时刻刻都活在佛法的生活里,以身作则的让我们知道执行佛法教育的重要性,连这么伟大的高僧活佛都需要那么做,更何况我们这些凡夫俗子。及时行善,可以为我们累积功德,为我们修行的道路上,走的更轻易,利人利己,何乐而不为。。。。

  36. Wai Kee on Jun 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Heart wrenching to see Sonam in pain. This morning on the way out from house i see a poor kitten laid and dead on the road, must had been hit by careless driver. It is true that whatever that happens is due to one’s karma but it is still painful to see these. We should stop harming animals and one of the way to do so is become vegetarian. If we can sympathize what the animal is going through why are we still able to enjoy the meat on the plate.

  37. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Jun 23, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Thanks for Seng Piow’ sharing.Rinpoche always put in effort to show his kindness toward animals. Rinpoche really care the stray dogs, not only provides foods and also medical treatment.We should spread such kindness .

  38. Su Ming on Jun 23, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Dear all,

    We received this update from Beng Kooi with regards to this doggie which Rinpoche has named him Sonam from the vet earlier.

    Sonam is doing well at the vet, he is a young boy but overall healthy. The wound on his back can be caused by a dog bite that became inflamed and infected or can be abscess that has ruptured then became inflected. Vet has administrated the relevant medication and will observe Sonam for 3 more days.

    Will keep u guys inform whenever we get any more news.

  39. Sharon Saw on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    So many animals are suffering because of human beings’ lack of care. We can say that it is the animals’ own karma that they are in that situation but since we are all in samsara, we are suffering, so we should help one another, especially those who have no voice, like these poor animals.

    Sonam was very lucky that Rinpoche saw him and rescued him. I am sure he must have some good karma for his path to cross with Rinpoche. May he get well soon!

  40. tenzin llhamo on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Poor doggy yet blessed at the same time! Gosh.. 5 hours! The patience, love, care and compassion Rinpoche have is just amazing. How much pain, discomfort and confusion it must have caused the dog. I am really happy and glad that the dog is in safe hands now and he will heal with love and care. Thank you Rinpoche for always teaching us the beauty of compassion!

  41. pavara on Jun 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    This poor Doggie in such great pain.
    I am glad that this little dog was rescued by Rinpoche,i hope he is all right.
    Rinpoche always shows us all the good qualities.

    The poor little three legged dog luckily Rinpoche rescued him.

    Hopefully someone would adopt this poor little Doggie.
    My best wishes to this little dog.
    Thank you for sharing this post Seng Piow.

  42. Nikki on Jun 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for once again sharing your kindness and love with such unfortunate creatures!

  43. Davin on Jun 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Rinpoche has always being kind toward everyone and animals. Rinpoche compassion and sincere action has inspired many people. Rinpoche has save another life from suffering. I am glad that the dog is fine now. Thank you Rinpoche.

  44. Jutika Lam on Jun 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am very glad this poor injured Mumu was saved by Rinpoche!
    I hope that he is now in the vet and on the road to recovery and someone would son adopt him.

    It is really a good thing this poor little fur ball was saved in time by Rinpoche because I am sure it would be a very painful struggle for the dog to recover alone.

    It’s great to always know that these stray dogs wherever the are have such good Karma to be able to be rescued by Rinpoche!

    Thank you Rinpoche for always showing your kind and loving compassion to all animals no matter how badly injured they are.

    Love
    Jutika

  45. beatrix ooi on Jun 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Poor little mumu.. he must be really in pain. It was strange that he did not struggle when he was placed in the cage, I think he must have sensed that Rinpoche was there to help him, not hurt him. Glad to know that he has been sent to the vet, may he get well soon!
    Thank You for sharing Seng Piow.

  46. lucy yap on Jun 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    The poor dog is so fortunate to be saved by Rinpoche.So sad to know it is badly injured and in great pain.It would have died if not for Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion.Rinpoche’s love for dogs comes naturally and shows us by Rinpoche’s inspiring act.May the poor dog recover swiftly.Thank you Rinpoche.

  47. sarahyap on Jun 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Poor thing… lucky Rinpoche saved him or he would not have survived on the streets for long with that type of injury.

    Rinpoche always shows us consistently that we must be kind to animals, everytime Rinpoche goes out, there’s packets of dog food in the car in case Rinpoche sees a hungry dog there will be food to feed it. Nowadays, I too keep dog food in my car to feed any dogs I see on the streets. Rinpoche shows us by action, so we too must follow suit as we all do aspire to have the great compassion of our Guru.

  48. David Lai on Jun 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I believe that Rinpoche had named him Sonam, which means merit in Tibetan. I think he is very lucky to have met Rinpoche otherwise, it would have been a long struggle to survive by the roadside. Being born a stray animal has a lot of pitfalls and is a very lonely and scary existence. Meeting kind and compassionate people like Rinpoche and his students is really a rare occasion.

    It is very easy to neglect and ignore the sufferings of animals when we often ignore our own closest friends and family. It is definitely great to care for animals because it is training for us to care for others without an expectation of a return. When we don’t hold on too tightly that care and kindness to be reciprocated, we have spiritually evolved to another level.

  49. shelly tai on Jun 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Shelly tai on 22 June at 318pm
    Rinpoche always show us his compassion not just to us but also to animals.
    We r very fortunate to have such a guru with folded hand Ithank you Rinpoche for teaching us.

  50. Vinnie Tan on Jun 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for letting me witness how Rinpoche treats these little souls. Feeding them with extra food so that they will have food for the next few days.

    Even saving this little guy, Sonam(merit), asking a few of us to bring him to the vet.

    I am glad that this little fella has got the medical attention that is needed. I am so happy for the group that stayed on to take care of Sonam. May he be blessed with speedy recovery, and have a good rebirth in the future.

  51. Low KHJB on Jun 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Seng Piow. Hoping for the fortunate doggy quick recovery.Fortunate as to meet up with Rinpoche and those who cares…

  52. Lim Han Nee on Jun 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Rinpoche shows compassion 24/7. At 3 am, Rinpoche is rescuing an injured dog on the highway. Then he waits with the dog until the tranquilizers, to ease its pain, arrive. Meanwhile the poor three-legged dog,in severe pain with a gaping wound on his back, is fed.Much do we learn from this situation. That when we want to show kindness, we go all the way.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for always reminding us to be caring and compassionate at all times , by your fine example.

  53. Sean Wang on Jun 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Rinpoche always shows kindness towards animals and will help any animal across the street. It is due to actions like these that inspired me to be part of Animal Befrienders Coalition. The doggy must have been in so much pain. It is nice to hear that the doggy has been saved.

    Imagine what would’ve happened if Rinpoche did not save the dog. It will continually suffer and now because of Rinpoche’s help the dog can be happy.

  54. Lucas Roth on Jun 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Rinpoche has saved another life from suffering, poor doggie must have been through so much pain and his/her injuries were really bad. i hope this doggie is okay now.

  55. hecelus tan on Jun 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us what is the qualities of a Dharma practitioner must have that are Compassion and wisdom. These two qualities are the foundation for becoming a Buddha and achieve full enlightenment. Rinpoche you always using skillful mean on Dharma and also shown us that once we engaging in Dharma practice we must let go of comfort zone. With folded hands, Hecelus Tan

  56. Julien Roth on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    So sad 🙁 this dog must be in so much pain. I am soooo happy that Rinpoche had saved this dog from the streets. I am sure that it will become better now. I hope it does. I wish that more people would be as kind to animals as Rinpoche is, the world would be a better place for animals.

  57. edward ooi on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I think this doggy is so badly injured because of a fight. I must say, this cute doggy is very lucky to be rescued by Rinpoche. I hope its injury is not in a serious condition and also may its injury heals fast. I hope its okay.

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  • Aarati Bhatt
    Wednesday, Feb 28. 2024 12:47 AM
    I have tried mine and my friend’s horoscope and it results same in both of our case, and not just that I have tried this on various friends and this horoscope is showing same for maximum date of birth, I think this is a bug.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:11 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism . Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. Hence having a 12 ft Lama Tsongkhapa Statue at new Kechara Gompa (Prayer Hall) is indeed a blessing. Its truly beautiful. Merely by looking at it is a blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche and team effort making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/10-ft-tsongkapa-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:09 PM
    The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, near Pelling in the northeastern Sikkim. The monastery is about 375 year old and is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Its also the most famous monastery in Sikkim and one of the most important monastery belonging to the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Pemayangtse monastery was founded around 1647-48 recording to history. Well the Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit built with scenic backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Where many locals and tourists will travel to Sikkim yearly . Over the centuries, the monastery has withstood earthquakes and has gone through series of refurbishments and preservation efforts. Interesting story behind this monastery, would love to travel to Sikkim again .
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, collector in Tibet, and author, travelling throughout India,Sikkim and areas on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. He wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist religious practices from what he observed while there. In Sikkim he made a stunning discovery, that Dorje Shugden existence in the Nyingma monastery as written in his book. Hence it has proven that Dorje Shugden been worshipped not only in Gelug lineage but as well in the Nyingma centuries ago too. Its not a minority practice afterall .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:07 PM
    Revisit this interesting post of a great Master
    Buton Rinchen Drup, was a 14th-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators, and writers. He has been the role model for many of Tibet’s greatest masters over the centuries, including the present Dalai Lama. His legacy also included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He truly was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Throughout his life, Buton Rinchen Drup has continued to serve humanity and the Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:05 PM
    Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan a unique city in the Flaming Mountains.From all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, destroyed medieval towns and ruins of ancient settlements. Toyuq, an Islamic pilgrimage center, nestles at the base of the Flaming Mountains. Here there are many mosques, both medieval and modern ones been built over the years. The first Uighur ruler had converted to Islam, and shrines was then built in the locality honouring the ruler. There was a story behind the legendary Seven Sleepers of Ephesus where there was a group of youths hiding inside a cave, at the Flaming mountains outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD. Buildings can be seen practically everywhere with pierced walls that is used for drying grapes to make raisins. Raisins and melons are most known products of the region. Turpan is one of the most densely populated cities in Xinjiang the popukation consists of mainly the Muslim Uyghurs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post with many interesting history dated to 6,000 years ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:32 PM
    Jan Salter a renowned artist, and inspiring lady who founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, a charity organisation. She was an inspiring lady whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals. She used her own saving to building and starting the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre the first organisation in Nepal. In recognition of the work for the welfare of the stray animals she was awarded by the International Human Society and the British government. She had benefitted many with her generous nature that she used to benefit others in ways that went far beyond the meaning of normal charity work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:30 PM
    Amazing discovery a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document as it tell us how Buddhism took root in India. It’s the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. Found in the north-western outskirts of the Indian subcontinent an ancient Buddhist kindgom. The document, written on a birch bark scroll offers rare insight into the early history of Buddhism. Surviving manuscripts are rare only a few hundred are known to still exist. Understanding the history of the region helps us realize the significance of this scroll.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/indian-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:27 PM
    Yu Pengnian a real estate tycoon ‘s journey from poor street hawker to be one of a richest person in mainland China. His passion for charity is a result of his own humble beginnings. He has donated all his assets of billions to charity, making him China’s top philanthropist. Whatever profits he made from his business he donated to the Yu Pengnian Foundation which he founded. He became the first Chinese national to give more than billions to charities, scholarships, helping poor students. Self- made Chinese billionaire he gives away entire fortune to charity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-philanthropist-donates-it-all.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:25 PM
    Even though its an old post its definitely very inspirational article. About Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, teacher, and philanthropist. Master Cheng Yen was an inspiring spiritual leader who was the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. Due to her incredible work she was featured on FORBES a leading news and information source. As the founder of the international charity and humanitarian organization Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen has become a global icon. As a revered Buddhist nun and Dharma teacher, she has been a key figure in the development of modern Taiwanese Buddhism. With the great aspiration of compassion and joy, she embarked on a great mission of helping and saving those sufferings and hardships. She initiated and dedicated herself to whole life long mission of helping people and spreading kindness. The Tzu Chi Foundation has million supporters and volunteers throughout the world. They are known for the astonishing speed and efficiency which it brings aid to victims of natural disasters. Countless numbers of victims had benefitted from their compassionate work. Interesting read of an inspiring Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nun-on-forbes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:23 PM
    With a supportive parents Tsechen Wongmu ( Ma Ying ) a college-student-turned nun at a young age. She moved to Xinlong Dongzhi temple in southwest China’s Sichuan province amid the snow-covered mountains 4,200 meters high. She had made brave move. As a little girl she learned about Buddhism from her grandparents. This holy mountain is reputed as “King of Mountains in Sichuan” with fascinating snow and alpine. She has made a choice to be there. She has won public attentions after posting her poem and diary on internet with millions of followers. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/post-80s-girl-practices-buddhism-as-a-nun-in-snow-capped-plateau.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:27 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:25 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:23 PM
    Visited this stunning standing Manjushri which is located at the Manjushree Park at Chobhar, in Kathmandu, Nepal recently. Feeling so blessed able to see it , with my friends. Manjushree Park, one of most natural, historic attactive park within Kathmandu valley. Fantastic well managed picnic spot one should visit and not to be missed when one is at Kathmandu Nepal. Visible 33 ft. high black stone carved Manjushree statue .Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism. The powerful image representing ever-present wisdom plus the sword of awareness to cut off all delusion. An interesting story behind this Kathmandu Valley where mythology and geology intertwine.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-standing-manjushri-in-nepal.html

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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.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
2 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
3 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
3 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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