Something incredible about Jane Goodall!

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Dear dear dear friends,

I recommend everyone to turn off the phone, get a snack and tissues then watch this video. See how a degree-less individual without much money but armed with passion and commitment created a global movement. She just went and did it. This is not just another video to inspire you. This is something that we can all do and we can all achieve if we just decide to do it. How many times do we create obstacles for ourselves? How many times do we make excuses but the fact is we do not want to leave our comfort zones justifying it with reasons that are debatable. Time goes by and we have to achieve something… have we? We have everything nearby and all we need to do is to just do it!! Excuses fool nobody, not even ourselves. Sorry.

This video was given to me as a gift and I watched it. Found it online and AM DYING TO SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE so attached the link here.

Please watch this. If you belong to a dharma centre, a NGO, a non-profit organization or wish to be involved in one, please watch this. Share it with others. SHARE WITH YOUR KIDS… Ms Goodall disarms you with her honesty, down-to-earth drive and total selflessness. She is one of my heroes now.

Please watch this again and again when you are down. When you are up and in between. Or you are making an important decision… or you are considering a career.

I requested four friends to do a write up of how they felt after watching the video. I’ve included their write up and thank them for it… read their insight into this incredible video.

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. She left home at 23 to pursue her passion from UK to Africa. The funny thing is that is the exact same age I was when I left US to India to pursue dharma in Gaden.

 

 


 

Write-ups about the video above by four friends:

 

Write-up 1
by Martin Chow

 

Dear Rinpoche,

Thank you for sharing Jane Goodall’s story. I enjoyed Jane’s Journey tremendously. I watched the DVD a few times and each time I am amazed at how calmly and quietly this person went about living her dream and having such impacts in the lives of so many.

I loved her simple philosophy and how easily she sees that all things are interconnected. And how seemingly unaffected she is by her success which is measured by the lives she touched and improved, both of human beings and of animals.

Here are 15 points that I found to be noteworthy:

1. Firstly, I find it remarkable how one person can have so much impact on the world by pursuing her passion sincerely. Throughout the video it became clear that Jane Goodall’s passion has always been about bringing good to the world and the people and animals in the world.

This passion translated into her focus, her mission.

As she went on her journey she saw the interconnectedness of all things and her passion for the preservation of chimpanzees extended to incorporate her passion to bring about good for human beings and the environment. She felt that it was not right to ask people to keep away from pristine forest for the sake of animals, when the people have so little for themselves. She was not so focused on the chimps that she neglected to consider the good of the people.

Her passion in studying chimpanzees evolved into compassion for mankind and the environment.

And to think that she feels fortunate to be able to use her life to pursue a passion which is to bring about benefit for others. She wonders “why me”?

To me it is important that we are passionate about what we do, and when we can come to terms that what we do does have positive impact on the world, we become tireless and fearless.

 

2. I am inspired by Jane Goodall’s faith and courage. Jane Goodall went on her quest with enough money only for 6 months and she was quite determined that along the way she will find ways to keep going.

What I find impressive was how Jane Goodall did not wait for perfect conditions before leaving the safety of her home and ventured into the unknown.

She said very early on,  “If you want something and you work hard and you never give up…you will find a way”.

I find this encouraging because all too often, we wait for perfect conditions to manifest before we even attempt anything. Perfect conditions never do exist…only perfect opportunities to make the best out of imperfect conditions.

 

3. I am moved by how spiritual Jane Goodall is even though there was no mention of religion throughout the entire documentary.

Through her eyes she saw how all lives are interconnected. She spoke of allowing us the time to heal…and ultimately to let go of sorrow and get on with it.

 

4. I admire the way she bravely faces her personal disasters and not let it affect her work. She spent time alone, mourned the loss of the man she loved and then moved on. At all times throughout her personal tragedies she did not lose sight of the fact that she has a job to do. And that job was to being benefits to the world. Jane showed true grit and courage and refused to be defined by the things that went wrong in her life.

Jane’s message, which we can all do well to embrace is, bad things happen in life…but deal with it and move on.

We should never allow our personal disasters to be excuses for not trying and to be reasons for us to fail.

 

5. I am inspired by how unconditional her commitment to her beliefs is. As a young girl she left the safety of her home to venture into Africa. That was perhaps the sense of adventure in her.

Being in the jungle doing what she loved was a dream come true for Jane. She was living the idealistic life. However she realized that to help the chimpanzees, she must surrender up that ideal life and went instead into a world of people, conference halls, hotels and meetings.

For the sake of the chimpanzees, Jane Goodall was prepared to undergo a complete change. She felt that, because she has gained from the chimpanzee it was time for her to do something for them. She had a strong sense of fairness and gratitude.

Her focus was not what she wants for herself but what she can do to benefit others. She practices selflessness to the letter.

 

6. Jane Goodall’s tireless campaigning reflects her belief that “when you do something that is good, it makes you feel good”.

Directly she is saying in no uncertain terms that happiness comes from using our lives to help and benefit others. What powers her on is the knowledge that what she does has positive impact on people’s lives.

It would appear that Jane has a “formula” for success and happiness that is to find a cause that benefits others and pursue that cause with passion and conviction and never giving up.

 

7. I love Jane Goodall’s gentle and humble nature. Whether she is in the United Kingdom, the forest in Tanzania, or visiting children of Roots And Shoots around the world or in refugee camps, Jane has the same demeanor about her and she is the same person. Her environment does not influence her. Instead she influences every environment she is in.

She doesn’t complain and she doesn’t expect to have conditions that suit her. Instead she makes the best out of every situation. When others were complaining of the cold, Jane took that as an opportunity to exercise and keep warm. And to think that she was already quite a celebrity of her own by that time, it is encouraging to see her maintaining humility everywhere she goes.

Jane Goodall does not allow external conditions to affect her and she remains in a positive state of mind regardless of what situation she is in.

 

8. Jane Goodall’s far-sightedness and her wisdom are remarkable. She looks beyond immediate problems and see the solution in the youth of today. To her, the solution lies in the mindset of the generations to come and how we should cultivate that mindset now.

Her vision through Roots and Shoots is to cultivate youth with different values – an alternative vocation to the more popular one of making money, realizing that money doesn’t make us happy. That life is more than just making money.

In that sense Jane is a true visionary offering the future generation an alternative goal and empowering their believe in this goal so as to create a different world in future.

 

9. Whether as a young girl gathering and studying data on chimpanzees, or starting up Roots and Shoots or initiating the micro-credit scheme under TACARE Jane Goodall met with resistance and may not even be taken seriously at first. But she never took no for an answer.

With strength of conviction she pushes through with what she believes in and delivers results.

 

10. I thoroughly love the way Jane tells us to be mindful of our actions and the impact we have in the way we think and behave.

“Every single day we live, we make a difference. We impact the world and you have a choice as to what kind of impact we make”.

Her message appeals to the better person in us, and is empowering. We have the power to affect the world positively and we have the poser to affect the world negatively.

How we use this power is a matter of choice. We are in control.

For me, this is a reminder that even though we may find ourselves in situations not within our control, we are still in control of how we respond. In that sense, we are never the victims of situations.

 

11. I was touched by Jane’s sense of loyalty and her willingness to share meaningful things with others. Very few people will still keep a soft toy that they had as a child. Jubilee, the toy monkey was given by her father and that made it special to her. And yet, Jane was willing to share Jubilee with “countless children”.

Later on, her friend gave her another toy monkey and Jane carries it everywhere till this day and is again sharing it with people she meets.

In life the conventional thinking is to horde away things we find to be precious to us. We want exclusivity to things we treasure but Jane Goodall does the opposite. She shares what she loves.

 

12. I like how Jane Goodall goes all around the world to give hope. She sees that her most important mission is to provide hope where hope may have diminished.

Pine Ridge was a scene of misery, a picture of a community that had lost its way and lost its connection with the land. Her visit to Pine Ridge and her work with the Native American people had a single purpose that is to restore hope in what is described as the suicide capital of America.

She held on to a hope that some work would be done with the Native American community for 8 years.

Jane is described as the candle that lights up other candles to dispel darkness and miseries.

Her visits to Root and Shoots around the world serve to ignite and reignite the sense of hope in the people.

 

13. I admire how Jane follows up on the programs that she initiated and checking to see if the programs are working and sustainable.

She is not only interested to start schemes and programs but equally keen to make sure they work and get the desired results.

It is amazing that one person could account for the reforestation of what was barren land a few years ago.  One person managed to get the community to see the wisdom of allowing the tress to grow again.

All the time, Jane has the interest of the environment, the animals and the people in mind.

 

14. Near the beginning of the video we learn from Jane’s son Grub that his business of exporting live sea creatures caused a rift between him and Jane.

But towards the end of the documentary, we see the mother supporting the son in his new eco-tourism business.

Jane did not give up on her son, and would have continued to nurture him gently and she would have worked patiently towards the healing the rift between mother and son.

I find that she is quite skillful in getting her son and his partners to change from a business that harmed the environment to a new venture, the business of which involves the preservation of the environment.

There is always a way to patiently enroll people into our point of view.

 

15. From a very young age, Jane Goodall had a dream, which was not very conventional at that time. She wanted to go off to a foreign country deemed to be potentially dangerous and study chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

She pursued her own course, which she maintained for the rest of her life and made a real and significant difference in a lot of people and animals’ lives.

While many of us dream idly away, Jane Goodall lived her dream and showed that only by living our dreams can we make them happen.

 

 Thank you again Rinpoche.

 


 

Write-up 2
by Jeffrey Yee

 

It is very inspiring to know people like Jane Goodall who devoted her life to work tirelessly for the benefit of the earth and its inhabitants. The documentary video of Jane’s life and career has proven that real Bodhisattvas do walk on earth, masked in the form of human beings.

1. Selfless


Jane has been living her life for the sake of the earth, animals and people, and this is what touches me most – her selflessness. She has spent almost her entire life (up till present) studying wildlife, giving inspirational talks and initiating movements to promote peace and harmony between man and nature. Unlike most people who spend their entire life chasing after their own desires, the results of her efforts brought major benefits to all living beings on earth. One of the main Dharma practises is about being selfless. When we set such a pure motivation in our work, we would be mindful in all our actions that is related to other people. We should feel glad to receive more tasks, strive to perform our best, and feel happy doing it. As Jane says, when we do something good, we feel good ourselves.

 

2. Devotion


Many scenes in the video shows Jane’s devotion towards her life mission. When she decided to study about the nature of chimpazees during her younger days, money was never an issue as she had only saved enough to buy a return ticket to Africa. The only time she needed financial support was to fund her research. Jane managed to score a PHD without any pre-qualifications and also spends 300 days a year, every year, travelling to various countries to promote her causes. This shows that with strong devotion towards our work and cause, we can push ourselves to do far more than what we can expect of our own abilities.

 

3. Strong Determination to Succeed


Being a results driven person, Jane has a strong determination to succeed. This is proven through the success of Roots & Shoots as well as  TaCare, that has made a huge impact in its surrounding communities. Although Jane was heart-broken two times in her life, she never did succumb to her sorrows but moved on to do more with her life. Additionally, she was never selective in what she was doing. She started off studying animals but branched off to social welfare with only one objective, to create a better world ahead. In work, we should not be selective in whatever we do and we should always be results driven. Especially in Kechara, everything that we do gives us more knowledge and benefits more people.

 

4. Appreciative and Grateful


Another strong point that I admire about Jane Goodall is her strong sense of gratefulness. When she was one and a half years old, she received a soft toy monkey from her father that she has kept until today. The toy is as old as her but still works fine although it has lost its cosmetic charm. Another one was given to her by a blind magician, which she has kept by her side all the time. In work, we should always be grateful for whatever we receive from our superiors or colleagues and especially our sponsors. We must appreciate and be grateful towards them because they do not expect anything in return from their acts of kindness.

 

5. Humble and Generous


Although Jane’s work has brought her to a level of stardom, acknowledged by celebrities like Pierce Brosnan and Angelina Jolie, she has always remained humble in her actions and speech. This can be seen by how she is well received from the African locals as well as the people that she has helped, especially from the refugee camps. Jane did not indulge in her fame, but uses it to influence more people to participate in her fight for peace. I think it is important to practise humility and generosity at work in order to create a harmonious environment at our work place. When we are all proud and boastful, we usually end up not delivering as much as what we have promised. Our colleagues will not feel comfortable working with us because we damage their reputation for being in the same team.

 

6. Loving


Jane’s powerful force of love is unquestionable. Throughout the video, we can see how family ties were severed between her and her only son. Although Grub’s actions were totally against the causes Jane has devoted her life to, it did not stop her from accepting him again in the end. In fact, she is more than happy to show her support in his new business venture to promote eco-tourism in Africa. Being full-time workers in Kechara, we treat all our colleagues (even those from different departments) as Dharma brothers and sisters. Hence, it is important to practise love and care to motivate and support one another. On a different note, we should always be ready to point out mistakes for their benefit and be ready to forgive the mistakes that happened.

 

7. Compassionate


From the Dharma, I have learned to differentiate between love and compassion. The latter comes on a higher level whereby it means true caring for other species and beings aside from our own kin. The life that Jane has devoted to is a true act of compassion. It shows her care for all living beings and nature when she has spent all her life to promote peace and harmony between them. When doing Dharma work, our main objective is to reach enlightenment and attain Buddhahood. The only purpose after gaining Buddhahood is to help all other sentient beings to attain the same level. It is therefore, extremely important to practise compassion when we have Dharma as a career.

 

8. Wise


There is a short clip in the video that shows an interview with one of the co-founders of the Jane Goodall Institute. In the interview, he mentioned that Jane was able to foresee the future that none of the other committee members could, which eventually became a reality. This has proved Jane to be exceptionally wise in her thoughts and actions. At work, we are always put in a situation where we must make decisions. The Dharmic growth of other people is at stake when making these decisions, therefore it is important to be wise in order to make the right move that leads to a bigger benefit. Additionally, our leadership potential depends on our own level of wisdom.

 

9. Independent


Being an independent person, Jane Goodall initiated projects after projects by herself successfully. By not relying on others, there is virtually nothing that could stop her from achieving what she wanted to do. The absense of support from her own family members clearly shows that her achievements were not dependent on others. Although I have stated earlier that it is important to love our Dharma brothers and sisters by giving support and care, we must not rely on it to create achievements. Similarly, we should take the initiative to do work instead of being asked to.

 

10. Courageous


Last but not least, I would like to point out the courageous and fearless personality of Jane Goodall. This brave lady stood up against the dark continent of Africa alone and at the same time, putting herself in danger when studying the chimpanzees. However, I think that the most fearful part of Jane’s life is when she needed to give a talk about ‘Hope’ to youth shortly after the 9/11 incident. Even so, she bravely brought herself on stage even though she had no idea of what to say up till the very last minute. Bravery is very important in doing Dharma work, especially when we’re up against confrontations with other people. We must be courageous enough to speak up and overcome these sort of confrontations especially with the motive of benefitting others, not ourselves.

Thank you.

 


 

Write-up 3
by Joe Ang

 

Ten Points on how Jane Goodall movie touched me.

Dear Rinpoche,

Thank you for sharing this inspirational video on Jane Goodall with us. I’ve watch the movie with Martin and Jeffrey. The following are the 10 points that touched me while watching this video.

Jane Goodall is a very strong character at the same time kind, loving and has good humor. I feel moved by her:

 

1) Dedication

Dedicating her life to a cause. To preserve the planet earth for generations to come.

She is angry and even desperate to save the earth that so many others are destroying because of their non-awareness. The developments that robs the natural habitat of creatures staying in the forest, poaching of animals, and pollutions. She said that “we stolen the world from our children, and we’re still stealing, we’ve got to do something about it.” Because of our current selfish actions, our next generation will suffer and may not have a chance to see the natural world as what we see today. And with her commitment to improving life for everything on earth, she dedicated her life to this mission.

 

2) Being very focused

She became interested of life in the forest since very young after reading story books of Doctor Do Little, and Tarzan at around age 10. With that dream to work in the forest, to watch the animals, she braved the forest to study the Chimpanzees that can be potentially dangerous along side with other wild animals. She knows what she wants, that is to study as much possible the behavior of the Chimpanzees in the wild and share the knowledge she has gathered to the public. Although very young, with limited set of skills and very financially strapped, she stayed focused knowing the risks and danger involved, persisted and did a great job.

 

3) Patience

Being very patient in doing her work, as documenting and filming wild life takes a lot of time and dedication to not miss that one special moment. Being able to work together with her ex husband, Baron Hugo Van Lawick, a perfectionist whom she so affectionately talked about. Then later, Derek Bryceson a romantic, but also very jealous man like Hugo. I can see from the video that she loves both men dearly and exerted great patience working things out with them.  I can hear her nostalgia when she speaks of both men so honestly without criticizing, as we can hear Grub (Hugo Eric Louis), her son, saying that Derek had quite a temper. Although Derek was very bad tempered, she still loves him dearly and stayed very close to him until the day he died. I can still hear her love for him when she speaks about him in the video.

 

4) Persistent. Not giving up no matter what

After the passing of Derek, Jane was so devastated she went back to Gombe in Tanzania. She said it was the worst time in her whole life. She spent several weeks in the forest alone and healed her mind quickly by being in a place that gave her strength. She realize she could either give up, or to get up and do her job.  She decided to be strong and move on to continue with her job. In this, I see persistency that she will not give up, and will continue with her mission no matter what.

 

5) Selflessness

Jane Goodall cares for human, nature and all living beings. She became an activist in 1986 after a 4 days conference at the Academy of Scientist in Chicago where she got to communicate with other people about Chimpanzee’s behavior and non-invasive captive research. She was shown in a session of conservation at conference where the researcher showed slides and videos of devastation at the study sites of different individuals, showing the wrecking of natural habitat of the chimps, chimps trapped in snares, being hunted for food and live animal trade.

Being very selfless, she left her comfort zone, which was the forest, and went back in to the cities for seminars and talks to create public awareness about the harm that we are doing to our planet. She feel s it’s time for her to help the Chimps after what she has gained from studying them. Although she loves the jungle, she also realizes, in order to save it, she must leave it behind to educate more people, especially the children so that they’ll learn to cherish the world we’re living in.

Ever since then, she has never been staying in any one place for more than 3 weeks and travels at least 300 days a year. It is a total change of lifestyle for her. This is an act of total selflessness from her side as she sees the bigger picture and knows that she needs to make this change although it’s very uncomfortable. She’s contented to be able to keep a piece of the forest in her heart because she’s been travelling around since 1986 till now.

 

6) Mindfulness

How does the decision we make today, affect our people generations AHEAD?

Most of the people make decisions today, based on how will it affect me NOW? Or me, and my family NOW. Most decisions are made selfishly based on personal gains. Her talks and seminars is mainly to educate and wake people up that if we keep making decisions based on what we like, based on now, and to fulfill our own selfish needs, it will eventually have repercussions on our generations to come. She’s actually teaching and showing to the world that we must be mindful of what we do. To make our decisions carefully, to consider the consequences that it will eventually lead to.

 

7) Tenacity

Jane established the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 which supports the Gombe research, and started a program called Roots and Shoots in 1991, which is a community-centred, conservation and development programs in Africa. Roots and Shoots are divided into groups, one focusing on the betterment of people, one for the animals and one for the environment.

According to Michael Aisner a former employee at Jane Goodall Institute, Jane faced many objections, rebuff and cold blankets at first, but against all odds she started Roots and Shoots with a group of 16 local teenagers (mainly her students from the village), that met with her at the back porch in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and created history. Because she believes that it is the children that will eventually save the world, and the need to give hope to the children that feels so hopeless of their situation.

She made Roots and Shoots a global program and went on to start another very successful program called TACARE that provides micro credit loan to the villagers particularly to the women, for them to start small business and have the ability to earn a living. All this she started with a strong wanting to make lives better for others, kept on going even when people tell her otherwise.

 

8) Positive mindset. Hopefulness

Many instances in the video, Jane showed her positive mindset by being very hopeful and give examples of hopefulness. One of such example is her magician friend Gary Horne who gave her the Mascot that has been with her to 59 countries and touched by 3 million people because she told people that, the inspirations rub off. Gary was told it’s impossible for him to be a magician because he’s blind. He tried anyway, and is so good; people don’t know he’s blind. Gary said, “You know, things may go wrong in your life, we never know. And if they do, you must never give up, there’s always a way forward.”

Angelina Jolie spoke about her interview with Jane on top of a roof, and Angelina was freezing and feeling uncomfortable. But Jane had already started jogging around the roof top, telling Angelina, “gotta stay warm.” Jane did not complain and feel miserable, instead she did something wise, which is to warm herself up by jogging. She showed how to make the situation better. If the situation is bad, she seems to always want to make it better. That really inspired me.

 

9) Kindness

Her genuine care for the people, animal and environment showed me tremendous kindness. She goes around educating people not to buy bush meat, to not poach for wild life, and to preserve, live in harmony with the nature. There’s a very sincere look on her face when she talks about the people she helped, the forest that she preserved, and the animals. She’s always giving people hope making them strong, to not give up making the world a better place, believing we can make a difference even if it’s a very small effort.

She also convinced her own son through her kindness, to not continue with the trade of crab fishing. She was very sad that he chose to venture into the business of exporting live creatures. Somehow Grub realizes that in chasing for money, he loses harmony with his mother, he loses quality time with his family and not enjoying the moment. He confessed that he lost a lot of years because of the obsession he had with his company. Jane convinced him with loving kindness by asking him a simple question, that he will one day have his own children too, what is it going to be like for them in the next 20 or 30 years?

 

10) Down to earth, simple approach to life yet making such tremendous changes to the people around her

Her positive mind is so infectious that it gives hope to so many people around the world. She made a statement that, while we need money to live, life is more than just making money. Yes we need money to live, not to live for money. The way Jane lives her life is inspirational, always thinking how to make things better for others. Be it people, environment or animals.

Jane Goodall is a real life example of how a person willing to spend her time, energy and life to benefit others. I feel truly inspired and have a deep respect for her after watching the video.

 

Thank you Rinpoche,

Love,
Joe.

 


 

Write-up 4
by JP Thong

 

NOTE: In red font are the parts of the video that touched JP

JANE’S JOURNEY

A review of Jane Goodall’s documentary-movie by JP Thong
3 May 2012

 

The documentary-movie, Jane’s Journey, leads us to an intimate glimpse of Jane Goodall’s pursuit for understanding wild chimpanzees and later, her passion to save the world from self destruction. All this began when she was a young girl living in England reading books on Tarzan and Dr Dolittle. She loved wild animals and wanted to live with them. However, this was unheard of in the 1930s and 1940s. Her mother, Vanne always told her, “You can do whatever you set your mind to”.  Jane took these words to heart and eventually created a global movement which earned her recognition from United Nations as the Messenger of Peace.

While watching the movie, I noticed many qualities she had that are awe-inspiring, wise and magnanimous. Although she looks frail and demure, her determination and resilience were phenomenal even in her mid-20s. She said that when we want something bad enough, we just need to work hard. When the opportunity arises, grab it! I thought it was a very wise advice because when I think about it, it really IS as simple as that!

It wasn’t easy for Jane to be living in the harsh conditions of the jungle. She had no experience living in the tropical wilderness, limited funds which would last for only 6 months and absolutely no reference in handling the wild chimpanzees, let along lurking leopards waiting to pounce on her and the chimps. It was terrifying! Regardless, her love for wild animals eclipsed her fear and obstacles. She continued observing the chimpanzees and right before the funds ran out, she made a revolutionary discovery. She saw chimpanzees making tools to fish termites out of the nests. It was a belief at that time that only homosapiens made tools. She took photos of this amazing finding and sent them to her sponsor requesting for more funds in order to stay longer. She succeeded!

As her work continued for many years in the jungle, she fell in love with her photographer, married him and gave birth to a son. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out. Later on, she found her second husband who was also her soul mate. Unfortunately, he passed away leaving her devastated. Jane said that it was an extremely difficult time for her.  However, she reasoned that instead of crumbling, she’s got to pick herself up because she has a job to do and it was very important. It was this moment in the movie that showed me how strong and resilient Jane’s mind is. In the midst of her pain and grievance, she made herself focus out and continue with her work. This is one of the qualities that I wish to develop because it takes a strong and resilient mind to fulfill any goals in life.

She never remarried another person ever since but instead she married her job. It was at this pivotal moment that her job as a primatologist evolved to becoming an activist for animals. She realized that chimpanzees and other monkeys were captured for food, animal testing and trading. The most horrific was animal testing.  She felt an urgent need for her to give back to the chimpanzees what she’s learnt from them. She wanted to save them from being tortured and becoming extinct. She decided to be the voice for them. It has a huge role she undertook.

Jane left the jungle and travelled the world educating people about the need to put a stop to animal testing. This is commendable because it’s not easy transitioning from living in the jungle to concrete jungles created by humans. But it didn’t matter because the animals needed her to save them. Everything else was secondary.

Jane began advocating for animal rights and travelled the world. It wasn’t easy at all. However, she believed that there was always a way forward no matter how hopeless and bleak situations appeared. Jane’s positive thinking and her strong belief of never ever giving up on hope is contagious and empowering. As she continued travelling, she noticed that being an advocate of animal rights was not enough. There was an urgent need to address human and environmental issues as well. She founded Roots & Shoots in 1991 along with her Tanzanian students as a result.

Jane believed that our children will save the world. She said that if the adults can’t see the light, our children will. Her power of observation and sensitivity to others’ needs is incredible. When she travels around the world, 300 days in a year, she addresses all needs in all the communities. Jane educates her students with the following messages that I totally agree with. These messages still resonate in me as I write this:

1. Money doesn’t make us happy.

We need money to live. But that’s all. I believe Jane saw the problems everybody was facing due to the level of importance that people generally placed in money matters.

2. Pay back to the community that enabled you to do what you do.

We often do not appreciate and cherish what we have but rather focus on what we don’t have. So we end up acquiring and hoarding incessantly, at the cost of destroying our environment and community to quench the thirst of our deluded version of happiness.

3. We must learn to live in peace and harmony. We must remodel the way we act before it’s too late.

I can’t agree more to this. There must be a mass awakening that our attitudes must change because based on results, planet Earth is dying a fast death, more people are suffering from inadequate or over abundant resources, and incessant wars. The world has become an awful place to be in.

4. Every day we live, we can make a choice to impact the world.

Each and every one of us matters. Collectively we can make a difference that will change the world into a better place.

5. Inspire more people and create the urgency.

The key here is urgency because we are destroying ourselves faster than reversing it.

6. Always give the young people hope.

Without hope, our future generations will perish. There won’t be a better tomorrow.

Jane not only teaches, she also ensures that people’s needs are met and self-sustaining. A project that stuck out in the movie that I liked very much was providing micro credit to women in Africa to start up their own business. Not only could these women sustain their livelihood, they had the resources to revive the jungles that they wiped out due to desperate needs. The benefits of this facility, of which the idea Jane adopted from another NGO was well thought through and highly beneficial on many levels.

Throughout the movie, I was deeply moved by Jane and her unrelenting passion. I was captivated by her humility, wisdom, compassion and selflessness. She was very grounded and certain wherever she spoke, whether it was giving a public speech or talking to an individual.

I guess it’s because she spoke sincerely from her heart and she saw with her own eyes the destruction we’ve created around us, paving our way towards self destruction, and yet continuing to live in denial. She saw how fast the glaciers in Greenland are melting at an alarming rate. No wonder she doesn’t take a holiday. There’s no time!

Jane Goodall clearly shows us that we can do whatever we set our mind to, as taught by her mother. I am very much aligned to Jane’s vision of making a choice to impact the world and remodeling the way we act. Kechara World Peace Centre and Kechara Forest Retreat are platforms where we can do just that, and more. If one person like Jane can create a global movement and awakening of this magnitude, can you imagine if more of us do the same?

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  1. samfoonheei on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Amazing lady… Jane Goodall!..An inspiring article to know so much of this kind and compassionate lady.I do enjoyed watching the video and reading it. Thank you Rinpoche and team for sharing.She is a truly inspiring lady with a strong determination, selflessness and mindfulness to do what she wanted by all means to create a friendly environment and preservation of wild life.She is an example for us to follow.
    Thanks again.

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  3. Julien Roth on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Today i had the privilege to be involved in a talk by this wonderful women. Dr Jane Goodall is truly the most inspirational person to me and i respect her very deeply. Her talk was fantastic and it really touched me. That it why i have come and read this post today so i can find out more about her.

    I was so touched by her speech today. Her dedication to animals, people and the environment really makes me want to do more with my life. I admire her kindess. I wish to one day, grow old and become as kind as she is. She is my hero. More people in the world should have the chance to attend more of her talks or see her videos. It would really help benefit young minds all over this planet.

    Jane Goodall, to me, is the symbol of hope for all man kind. She repairs the wrongs of our world, and reinstalls kindness to mankind. She makes the world a better place for all of us. I wish for her to grow even more, for her to have more and more followers from all over the world, and for her to inspire more and more people to follow her footsteps. Thank you for sharing this information and videos about Dr Jane Goodall Rinpoche.

  4. Chandra on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Jane Goodall is an amazing amazing lady. Her contribution to preservation of the chimpanzees in the wildlife is inspiring and incredible. Good on her for getting knighted too. Very well deserved.

  5. beatrix ooi on Feb 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Jane Goodall is a very caring and loving lady. She gave in everything to live her wonderful dream. Her attitude towards life has shown us that nothing is impossible. I really admire her, she’s like any other human beings but she proved her love towards animals by her action.

  6. Andrew Boon on Jan 20, 2013 at 2:11 am

    What an inspiration and strong Dame… Truly remarkable the awareness she single handedly created through her sheer will, determination and compassion.

    If only everyone in this world had but a fraction of her kindness, the world would most definitely be a different place. Gives the human race some hope!

  7. Adrian Chow on Jun 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve always been admiring Jane Goodall since i was a little. Not many people could do what she did at such a young age leaving a well developed country to a unknown continent call Africa. I think she’s one brave woman, i’ve imagining myself in a vast jungle with no handphone, no electricity, no computer and no water supply this is not easy at all, not only that, there’s always a life threaten situation waiting around the corner. Remember on what happened to Dian Fossey, a gorilla researcher before she was brutally murdered.

    I am touched with her determination and the sacrifices she had made. Most of us nowadays will not step out of our comfort zone and strive to pursue our dreams. We tend to play it safe and follow what our parents expect us to be. We are too pampered and spoilt. But Jane Goodall did exactly the opposite.
    Many people have benefited from Jane’s hard work. We all should take her as an example to always think of others first.

  8. Julia Tan on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    It took me awhile to finish Jane Goodall’s video. I finally ground myself at home to watch it. After I watched it. I wanted all my friends to watch it. Especially those friends that had took refuge in money [not 3 jewels too bad for them] in their very young age! sad…

    Jane Goodall is such an inspiring person. She is calm, soft and lovable but very tough and strong inside. She had a dream for the world. She saw the interconnection among the animal, people, trees, nature, poverty. She had only 1 goal when she left home and went to live in the jungle with the chimpanzees. Her love to the Zampanzees just like a mother who give her love without condition to her child.

    Because she cares so much, she step out from the jungle and started hundreds of world projects that giving HOPE to the people. She realized that she herself cannot do much but when we all get together we can! She reminded us that be mindful and choose carefully what we do everyday in our lives. We can make an impact to the world if we choose wisely. She saw the potential of the youth. She wanted to nurture them when their mind is still pure, when their dream is still strong.

    She herself not just contributing ideas but she followed up with it. She gave them support and improved their lives. Today, there are Jane Goodall Institute in 27countries and Roots and Shoots youth organization in 120 countries to carry out her mission by giving hope to the world. She chose her choice to impact the world to make the world a better place to live. What about you?

    Someone like her could not be doing this by herself. She has a team to supporting her by marketing her idea to the world. That’s what Rinpoche needs to spread Lord Tsongkhapa teaching to the world. Rinpoche himself cannot do it alone but He needs us to market his idea to the world hence countless people will be benefited.

  9. Yoke Fui on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I’m just as impressed as Martin by Jane’s spirit of go where others dare not go. There will never be a perfect condition for us to pursue our dream, our goal. The best time to pack up our bag to start the journey is now.

    To be the one that gives hope is what Jane embodies.When she sees something not right, she just do it without looking back.Instead of searching for guidance or inspiration from others, she is the beacon of light.

    When my husband & I decided to retire from business and go into dharma, many friends told us that we could do it because we were in the conditions to embark on the spiritual path. These friends that made the comments are in our age group and their financial situation is just as stable as ours , if not better. What is holding them back is not about having the right conditions, it is themselves.

    I’m very glad and grateful to have met Rinpoche who constantly encourages his students to develop their full potential and always hold the pure motivation of benefiting others for the source of real happiness is seeing others happy.

  10. Khoo Hou Haw on May 15, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I especially like the words Miss. Jane Goodall was saying at 47:10
    ~We do have the time left, but it does depend on us. We all have to get involve, we all have to make little decision in our daily life to leave lighter, ecological footprints to reach out to help those in need, who otherwise have no voice.~
    It is very true that a little effort and involvement from everyone will make a very huge difference in the world. We do not need an excuse to say that we don’t have time to make a big different. We just need a little changes and increase a little more daily.

  11. Adrian Cho on May 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Jane Goodall is really a good example for us, that she is so compassion and kindness.. I really respect her…
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing..

  12. Ming h y on May 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I saw this documentary some time ago and I did not know much about her besides her work on primates. However she is a truly inspiring woman and it is nice to see how she and her son come together through a common cause. She truly works tirelessly, despite her age, to make the world a better place and help both people and animals. Her work through Roots N Shoots is a great inspiration for our BECAUSE to follow. She shows tremendous selflessless to promote compassion, love, patience through her own example.

  13. Jace Chong on May 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Finally I finished watching the videos, it’s very heart-warming to see this lady spending her life giving hope to the world. I believe it’s not an easy journey especially when she began to be the activist to promote hope. People might think if she was mad or dream too big. But this is something inside her and she hold it all the way. From a concern thought to the nature, to now an inspiring person to the world who found associations that benefits the next generations, the lady who inspired by Chimpanzee is still lighting up hope, regardless to human or environment.

    In all the good qualities she has, I especially like the wisdom she has to reform the community. Just like any other successful associations who give hope such as Tzu Chi, Kechara Soup Kitchen etc., they go to the deepest source behind hopelessness. Find out why and how.

    Sometimes I didn’t know what to do when I face some people, who has their own problems. I understand problems come from something bad, and they need to achieve something good, but how to do it? My suggested way might not work as everybody has different background and way of thinking. What we think work for us might not suit them.

    Here Jane Goodall mentioned, we cannot ask the people not to harm any animals where they have nothing. Jane listens, understands the problems, finding acceptable and long-term solutions for each community. The chicken farm idea (although it’s contrary to vegetarianism) lights up hope in the Conga refuge community, from chicken-eggs-more chicken, it brings cheerful smile to the refugees. Jane works the best way for the community and the environment.

    I hope our works in Kechara also join the universal strength to remind more people to give instead of to take. May Jane has long life and healthy, may all the good works multiply every day!

  14. Erickksiow on May 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Jane Goodall spend few decades just to benefit the animals ( Chimpanzee ), Jane has inspired me so much. ( they ” animals ” need a lot of care from human too ) Thank You Rinpoche for keep sharing a great and inspiring story to all of us.

    Thank You from Erickksiow

  15. Albert on May 13, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Jane Goodall is a true inspirational to many of us, she has the same determination as Rinpoche, when there is a thought of something, no question ask, no second or third thought, immediately go pursue it, even at such a young age, she’s already started to live in such a selfless dream, and not only that, she brings her dream to reality, if there is no such determination, patience, compassion, she definitely cannot success like today.

  16. James Long on May 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    It is very touching and empowering because she set a very good example of going all the way and think about others more than herself. We said our goal is to have big car, big house and to take care of our love one…etc, but is that our real dream? Aif yes, are we doing all the way to make sure they are ok and fulfilling what we plan for?

    I met people who said they need to work as they need to fulfill their dream, so they don’t come for prayers, they do not come for Dharma classes to award themselves, they do not do any voluntary work, but with respect, many of them hardly can suppose themselves. It is about attitude, people who made it, in fact has more portfolio and jobs than other people who always claim no time. In fact is an excuse arise from laziness.

    What she did reminds me of Rinpoche who leave home for Dharma in a very young age, no matter what others said or any hardship, they went through with their passion and determination.

  17. tenzin llhamo on May 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    She is truly an inspiration! I know I am inspired by her enthusiasm! She is so humble and such a down to earth person. You can feel the love and kindness just looking at her and listening to her voice. She did everything without any hidden agenda. Yes, selflessness is the key word! A Boddhisattva in the making. If we can have MORE like her, I know we will all live in a better place with no cruelty and sadness. Thank you Jane Goodall! Thank you for showing us that everyone can achieve what you can. We just have to be persistent and grab the chance!

  18. wan on May 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Jane Goodall is an inspiration.

    She is very determine and go all the way to make it happen eventho she just a young girl but she did not use it as an excuse.

    People always claim that because they don’t have experience to do something therefore they are unable to do it, its just an excuse.

    As Jane said if you really want something, you will find the way to do it, you won’t sitting around and wait for a good time/chance to happen..

    Many people always said they are not ready, they will never be ready until they last day. If they really want it like Jane, they will find the way to be ready.

    Her passion, commitment and responsibility to the wild chimpanzees is really amazing.

  19. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 12, 2012 at 2:43 am

    In a way, Rinpoche is quite similar to Jane Goodall. Rinpoche is constantly and tirelessly taking care of us monkeys/chimps. Rinpoche uprooted himself from his comfort zone to pursue his Dharma just as how Jane moved to Africa to help the chimps. Both are Bodhisattvas!

    Rinpoche and Jane Goodall are inspirations to everyone who knows them. How many of us can dedicate our lives to helping others altruistucally?

    You’re my ‘Jane Goodall’, Rinpoche. hehe! Cause I’m a chimp in a way. hehe

    Thank you Rinpoche!

  20. jayce goh on May 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you for sharing this touched video on Jane Goodall with us. below are some comments and inspiring points that hit me

    1) Brave
    Jane is very brave, most of the people wont make such decision in such a young age. Yongsters like her will enjoy life most of the time, no aims, no plans . if i am Jane from such develope country flying to Africa country for the sake of animal, my spontaneous respond is i’m very nervous and dont dare to go. this documentary inspire me that the dream or vision can come true if your can overcome your fear

    2) Determination
    Jane determination is very strong, she wont give up easily on her vision to save animal. when we come through some critical circumstances if our determination is not strong, it will demotivate us easily. Jane come across the fund problem which she already foresee, she never give up finaly she got the point to attract sponser to sustain her project.

    3) Kindness
    Jane is just like another Mother Teresa, she is not only kind to human being from different races, skin color but also the animals that suffer from various human behaviour. She spread her love to the living being with no agenda.

    4) Selfless
    Jane is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help animal and people. Jane is the hero to me who saves beings and who really deeply cares.

    Thanks

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/selfless.html#OBOED6UigK8Dxezm.99

  21. Davin on May 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Jane Goodall is really a good example and inspired me. Her incredible passion, determination, wisdom, compassion, selflessness is encouraging me in my life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video.

  22. Darren on May 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Jane Goodall was a a nice and loving with full of compassion lady. With her selfless attitude and kindness she has create an awareness on benefiting all sentient beings. She is truly an inspiration for everyone.

  23. lucy yap on May 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

    From a very young age,Jane Goodall loved wild animals and writes about them.Her fascination of chimpanzees led her to be considered an expert,after a forty five study.A founder of the Jane Goodall Institude and author of many books.
    An inspiring example of what a person can achieve through hard work,determination and believe in oneself.
    Thank you Rinpoche,for sharing this video.

  24. June Kang on May 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    This movie of Jane Goodall is inspired me, she has shown us that with passion, persistence and focus, we can achieve what we want. Just like what she said “If you want something and you work hard and you never give up…you will find a way. At the same time, we should not forget another important point she mentioned “to learn to live in peace and harmony way”. Her achievements had giving lots of encouraging to me in my life.

  25. mitra on May 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    JANe love to paly with animal. she is animal friend.wow animal also like her to friend .

  26. Karen Chong on May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This is yet another truly inspiring story of a wildlife hero. Woman+wildlife is quite a rare combination but this heroine decided to make a difference in her life. She speaks out for those who cannot speak for themselves. This is selflessness.

    Her personal issues like loss of loved ones did not defeat her passion for wildlife and it did not affect her work. She come out of grief and understand that there’s always bad things happen in life. She gets over it and bounce back. The integrity in her has led her to a successful path that every projects that she initiated, she follow through until she gets the desired result.

    How humans got to be the way we are didn’t matter to her. What mattered to her is the future development. To her, it’s still so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love. Many people who like to say they “love” animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of living beings who have been treated with so little respect and kindness. Is this called “love”?

  27. Junior on May 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Jane Goodall is gentle and powerful presence and she tirelessly.What an incredible inspiration.

  28. Louise Lee on May 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Jane Goodall 是一位很好的榜样!! 只要我们Set 好目标, 就会排除万难的进发!!

    贫穷不是借口! 没时间不是借口! 没人陪,也不是借口! 不会,更加不是借口!! 

    要成功, 就该把这习惯性的借口,丢掉!!

  29. Paul Yap on May 9, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Jane’s family was very poor since young and they can’t even afford to buy a bicycle. However her mother always told her never give up her dreams and have determination towards it.

    Jane has non stop believing in her dreams and herself, she has inspired so many to joint her. Because of people like Jane, this world could be better and have hope!

    Thank you Jane for all your aspirations!

  30. tfreon on May 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    From Wikipedia “When asked if she believed in God, Goodall said in September 2010: “I don’t have any idea of who or what God is. But I do believe in some great spiritual power. I don’t know what to call it. I feel it particularly when I’m out in nature. It’s just something that’s bigger and stronger than what I am or what anybody is. I feel it. And it’s enough for me.”[11]
    I truly admire her. She is very focus,skillful and compassion. What she do truly for humanity, for the animals without the worldly concern. She has a pure soul. Not to forget to mention, she is Vegetarian too. I hope, i can remember her story and push myself not to kneel down to my laziness. Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  31. Pastor Chia on May 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Jane Goodall is embodiment of Bodhisattva action, go all the way with her ability those who needed help. She bring hope to many of people at Africa and saving chimpanzee and monkeys get kill by human.

    She has such of humor person. She crate some many peace in people mind. Her selfless and sacrifice to the world is remarkable. How fortune to watch this video. Thank you rinpoche sharing this video at the blog.

  32. Girlie on May 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I admire her for her bravery and passion. She went all the way in what she believed in, crossing the world from one continent to another. One small step may be insignificant but hers snowballed to let the world know about the lives of the chimps.

    How many people her age would have the courage and inspiration to do what she did?

  33. yenpin on May 9, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Jane Goodall不屈不挠的精神,认人佩服。不管梦想是多么遥远,他也没有放弃。坚持的实现他对动物的爱与保护。梦想不在是那么遥远,是在于我们的选择,是坚持,还是放弃。

  34. Phillis Chin on May 9, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Another wonderful, kind, compassion, patient, humble lady ~~ Jane Godall ^^, Love people who have kindhearted, especially to animal. Love it ~~~
    Never ever give up! Jane Godall, such a inspired person, oh my……….

    Thank You Rinpiche of sharing this video of Jane Godall!

  35. Phillis Chin on May 9, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Another wonderful, kind, compassion, patient, humble lady ~~ Jane Godell ^^, Love people who have kindhearted, especially to animal. Love it ~~~
    Never ever give up! Jane Godell, such a inspired person, oh my……….

    Thank You Rinpiche of sharing this video of Jane Godell!

  36. patsy on May 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Jane Goodall is such an amazing and incredible woman. It is amazing how her passion and hard work can create such a big impact!She clearly showed us that we can achieved our goals if we set our minds to it. She has dedicated all her life,starting at a young age on her interest towards chimpanzees that eventually led her to the conservation of Mother Earth.

  37. nani on May 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    namaskar guru ji achchha hai movie.the movie is nice.i wach 2 time thank you for post.

  38. Uncle Eddie on May 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Dr. Jane Goodall is really a Bodhisattva who walks the Earth with an essential mission in Today’s degenerated world to give hope and inspiration to Animal beings. Jane Goodall is said to be always passionate about animals and Africa, initiated perhaps by a lifelike chimpanzee toy given to her by her father, which, it seems, still sits on her dreeser in London today. Almost everyone knows Jane Goodall because of her work in Africa, and many TV specials and National Geographical articles over the years. Most notable in Goodall’s career is that she was the former President of Advocates for Animals, an organisation that campaigns against the use of animals in medical research, zoos and Sport. Jane Goodall is a devoted vegeterian and emphasizes that farm animals are “far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined and, despite having been bred as domestic slaves, they are individual beings in their own rights. As such, they deserve our respect, and help. Who will plead for them if we are silent? Thousands of people say they love animals, sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been treated so with little respect and kindness just to make more meat.” Goodall has received many honours for her environmental and humanitarian work, such as:- Dame Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire, U.N. Messenger Of Peace, The French Legion Of Honor, Japan’s Prestigious Kyoto Prize, The Gandi-King Award for Nonviolence, and many many more. Dr. Jane Goodall is truly a social strategist who knows how to connect with people’s hearts to leave a lasting image!

  39. jennifer on May 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you very much for sharing the video on Jane Goodall with us.
    What an AMAZING lady ! There are so many many qualities and virtues that she has , that one should inspire to hold in one’s whole being and existence in living life to benefit all sentient beings. Martin, Jeffrey, Joe and JP have all captured all of Jane’s virtues in very well written commentries ~ thank you guys !
    Jane Goodall is truly a most INCREDIBLE person .

  40. David Lai on May 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I love this movie very much and her passion is infectious. I watched the movie with Su Ming and Rinpoche on one of those famous late nights. We didn’t watch the whole movie though but several crucial parts of the movie. It’s amazing how she made it on her own and survive on passion and hard work. Honestly, I am not Jane Goodall at all but watching her movie inspires me to forsake more of the little excuses and sob stories I tell myself everyday. Watching Jane makes me feel even more contented that I am in Kechara.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful work we do in Kechara. Most of the time, I take it for granted but after watching it, I am glad to be a part of it. What I really like about working for the Dharma is that we are constantly evolving and finding new means to develop our scope of benefiting people. Even Rinpoche has carved out an amazing niche for himself via his blog presence. For the Jane Goodalls of KL, there is a place you can come to and express your passion for others and that is Kechara. We don’t really have to fly to Africa to do this but we can come here to Kechara and find our niche with any of the great departments.

    I, myself is carving a niche of my own as a fundraiser, well, not a fantastic one but I am doing it for Kechara Forest Retreat. ( Check out http://retreat.kechara.com ) If you have an idea to help me or have any spare funds of any amount, do contact me via kmp.davidlai@gmail.com . Thank you.

  41. Stephanie Gan on May 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I have been unashamedly visiting and enjoying your blog almost daily for months now. I cannot thank you enough for this video on the life and ongoing work of Jane Goodall. What a true gem of a being. Her incredible journey which continues to this day is so inspiring and have so moved me. Beneath the gentle being, her steely resolve and single mindedness is captivating and it gives a clear reminder to what true service to our fellow human, animals and our environment means.There is just so much to do.I am inspired to work harder at it. I am ever grateful to you Rinpoche for having inspired me with your own journey and your work. We are indeed very fortunate that you are in Malaysia. With folded hands, I bow to you.

  42. Adrian Chow on May 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I have been admiring Jane Goodall since i was in my younger days and thought she’s one gutsy woman who dare to dream and pursue what she’s dream of. Not many people even will lasts a night in the jungle moreover it is in the 60’s and Africa was unknown to many. It was perceived as a dangerous place to be.

    But with her passion and determination, all those hardship doesn’t seem to be exists. Clearly with this attitude really driven her to be stronger and do more not only for the animals but now for us, for our society and our very own planet Earth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the video. Didn’t know she’s doing so much besides for the Chimpanzees…:)

  43. wan on May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    What Jane Goodall has been doing is inspire me in many levels. For a young lady who has passion and she find ways and go all the way to fulfill it, she never give up her hope during the difficult time but adopted herself to get there.

    Her selfessness is shown in her actions and she dedicate her whole life to do in things that she has determine.

    If we can think and act like Jane, our world will have more peace and has less suffering

  44. mayy on May 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Jane Goodall is awe-inspiring and unrelenting passion that she exudes onto others for the sake of others and environment. No matter what our dreams are, without focus and passion for it, there will be no realisation of the dreams. Should we faltered or discouraged one should continue be the beacon to all and not loosing focus and how it will bring benefits to many. We have the choice to make the difference in our life and others.

  45. Lim Han Nee on May 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this most inspiring video and thank you Martin, Jeffrey, Joe and JP for your comments on this lovely post.

    Jane Goodall had a dream and a passion to make her dream come true. The best part is that her dream was not a selfish and narrow one. Her dream revolved around caring for and benefiting other sentient beings.So her dream naturally grew bigger and bigger. From supporting and fighting for preservation of Chimpanzees, she went on to fighting and supporting the cause of preserving the planet for future generations. Her dream became enormous and to ensure that it was translated into something tangible and real, she went all out, grew “a thousand arms ” like Chenrezig. With a strong sense of commitment and with patience and fortitude and great perseverance, she has tirelessly worked to make things happen.

  46. Sam on May 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I have finished with Part 1. I must say that this clip is a great masterpiece and the other best part comes along with the messages from the clip. I am really impressed with Jane’s passion and her sets of characters.She knew her passion since young and she just lived her life to fulfill her dreams step by step.From getting enough money to go to Tanzania and then to influence people around the world, her path isn’t easy at all but her passion and determination brought her where she is.

    And from the clip, i realized that the same concept can be applied for Dharma work. We don’t need to wait for the perfect timing or perfect condition for Dharma work. So long as the motivation is right and sincere, every single second is a perfect timing for Dharma work. As Jane mentioned, if you really want something and you work hard and never give up, you will find a way.Nothing is easy and when bad things happen, deal with it and move on.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the clip and you too also inspired us alot with your teaching.I will continue with Part 2 later on. Thank you Rinpoche and take care 🙂

  47. Siong Woan on May 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Jane Goodall wanted to take care of gorillas since she was 6 year’s old, this simple wish had brought her all over the world to show the children the true values of life.

    Her success formula is simple – focus and JUST DO IT! And she tirelessly and passionately share her visions and dreams with whoever she touched.. we should just do the same.

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this Video, without it I would remember Jane Goodall as just a ‘Gorilla lady’ :-p

    • Gim Lee on May 7, 2012 at 3:18 am

      Sister, is “Chimpanzee Lady” 😉

      “Gorilla Lady” was Dian Fossey who was killed by illegal poachers
      🙁

  48. jimmy on May 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Yes, i was so excited to watch this. will download the documentary tonight once i reach home after work .Thanks a lot Rinpoche

  49. DR on May 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Some of us dream big, others have more modest aspirations. But no matter which end of the spectrum you are at, your dreams are valid and important. Only dreams that are fueled by real passions are going to transform into reality. Just like Jane Goodall.

    I love what Martin expressed, which is, how Jane Goodall did not wait for perfect conditions before leaving the safety of her home and ventured into the unknown. Procrastination leads to waste of time and opportunity passed and when that happens we can only look back with regret. Even if we failed, at least we know we have tried.

    Jane has had her share of trials and tribulations, from her marriages, lack of financial support, differences of priority in life with her only child, just like most of us. But her focus on giving HOPE to the marginalised kept her going. So awe inspiring! I have watched this video twice. She is the epitome of ‘When the going gets tough, The Tough gets going’.

    It also leads me to think that positive work of one person can have a rippling effect on so many around the world. Which also means that one negative act of just one person can also have a domino effect on that many. So for everyone and anyone reading this, please choose the right end of the spectrum. We should learn to coexist harmoniously. If we can not contribute positively, at least DO NOT HARM.

    Lastly, as what Rinpoche always tells us; the purpose of life is to benefit others. Now let us translate that into action.

  50. Pastor Ngeow on May 6, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I was a fan of Jane Goodall years back but that was more on her field work with primates.
    Her thoughts, philosophy of life ,attitudes towards her work and purpose in life share the same qualities that all great beings have in common.Buddha is the greatest and even Jane cannot compare with such an enlightened being.Compared to most of us, however she certainly have loads more qualities of selflessness, dedication towards conservation and preservation of our planet , focus and passion in spreading the message of peaceful co-existence among animals and humans. She had integrity in meaning what she said, and doing it with a consistency and passion with so much joyous energy that it can inspire and change the whole world.May I too have her qualities.
    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing such meaningful articles for us to learn and enjoy.Thanks also to the 4 writers for sharing their thoughts with us.It was a delight to read.Her bio has certainly inspired me and complements very well my spiritual practices.

  51. Pastor Susan on May 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I enjoyed this movie tremendously and also the sharing by Martin, Joe, Jeff and JP.

    As an animal lover, I’ve known of Jane Goodall but didn’t have the opportunity to watch her biography. The thoughts that came to mind while watching her life is how I’d love to live my life just like her… to stand for what i believe and make a difference in this sad world. What inspires me which I respect so much about her is her quiet strength, persistence, single minded focus towards the cause. Knowing people like Jane Goodall exists in this world brings so much hope and light.

    Jane Goodall’s life opens up care within the hearts and minds of millions.

    Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this video. Rinpoche’s life and influence opens up unlimited potentials in us for great things in life. It is a great honour and priviledge to be near a spiritual giant such as Rinpoche that I too may grow to be of extreme benefit. What better way to use our lives…

  52. Su Ming on May 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Rinpoche showed us the short clip of Jane Goodall a few days ago after we shot Mr Stomach aka David Lai.

    What impressed and inspired me was her determination. She left home at 23 yrs old to pursue her dream that was the same age Rinpoche left for the monastery. And how her determination had made her successful is doing something so beneficial to others, just like Rinpoche also.

    It is rare you hear about Malaysian leaving home at a young age with passion and determination to work or to established a good cause thus that is one of the reason, you do not hear about successful Malaysian in this field in the global level. Our cultural differences do have a negative impact on our perception of life “how it should be?”. Just imagine at 23 yrs old you have this conversation with your parents

    ” Ma & Pa, I am not going to work or study anymore, I am packing my bags and will leave for Africa to save the chimpanzee!!”

    Do you think your parents will freak out? I know mine will. That is precisely why we are not successful in many ways. Thus, I am very glad I am working in dharma. It teaches you to let go of the perception & most importantly, let go of the identity of what and how it SHOULD BE.

    I am downloading the video now and will be watching it after Wesak Day, will comment more after this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always finding materials for us to reflect at how much time we have wasted and we should not waste anymore.

    • Paris on May 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      I totally agree with you there about that truth of pursuing our passions – people in this part of the world will never do this which is why there are such few truly successful stories from here and (I think) a greater degree of people being dissatisfied with their careers.

      I got tremendous slack from people when I made a decision to study English literature at university. Everyone scoffed and asked, condescendingly if I was “just going to be an English teacher”. Um, no, d’oh (and in case you hadn’t realised, there really isn’t anything wrong about being an English teacher in the first place – it certainly beats your own terrible lack of language skills!). During those few years at university, I would meet people who exemplified precisely this same spirit as Jane Goodall, people who were more worried about living a life without passion than a life without money. These are people would live on bread and water (or less) for the sake of pursuing their passions and becoming someone that would make a mark on the world. These are people who went on to working with welfare organisations across the UK or around the world, who now work with the BBC in remote parts of the world and having their name up in lights in the most prominent dailies in London.

      The thing is, even if they DIDN’T have their name up in lights, even if they weren’t terribly famous or rolling around in cash (and many of them are NOT), they would still be doing what they’re doing, still trying, still pursuing. They are people who I think would rather be dead than to compromise and do something just for the sake of being safe. Because of this, they are also far more interesting people to talk to, they’re alive, creative, brilliant, vibrant and their conversations are never dull – qualities I’d respect and seek far more than merely having a nice house, 2.5 kids and a full bank account.

  53. Mc on May 5, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Jane Goodall is a true embodiment of hope. Wherever she goes hope springs and the results of hope is tangible. What I find truly remarkable is how unaffected Dame Jane Goodall seems to be by her success. She is the very same person in so many different environment. She has a gentle and powerful presence and yet you don’t really notice her per se…but you cannot NOT notice the effect she has on her environment and all within it. As I viewed the video I could not help note that so much of her philosophy is actually dharmic in nature. What an incredible inspiration.

    Thank you for this video Rinpoche!

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 10:13 PM
    It is inspiring reading this article and how Johnny described Buddhism and how the teaching has helped him. Many of us always chase for the worldly things as this is what our expectation and perceptions are formed since young. Always thinking that money, status and good career are important in our live and something we can’t leave without. But Johnny summarise his understanding on the teaching very well and how Buddhism impact his mindset. We should be clear of our motivation. Our own fulfillment which is mainly self gratification is not real happiness. Happiness is when we bring happiness to others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/reading-quantum-physics-made-me-a-buddhist.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 03:05 PM
    Thank you for the nice and beautiful article about Vietnam .Really fantastic and the food also look delicious and yummy .Vietnam capital city Hanoi is consistently ranked among the world s top holiday destination

    A stunning landscape ,beautiful beaches and vibrant shopping scene are all great reason to travel Vietnam.Thank you for a good write up which will be helpful for plan a visit to Vietnam.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Yd6GO6
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 03:03 PM
    Wow…. That’s great finally science has finally proves meridians do exist. I am doubtful about it until reading this article and google more of it, have opened my knowledge . The meridian system is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine . It was at the Seoul National University, scientists has confirmed that the primo –vascular system is a crucial part of our cardiovascular system. Our meridians span throughout our body and thus are linked to every major part of it. When there is harmony and balance within our body we are healthy and if its disturbed and unbalance , then illness will arises. Interesting read and there’s plenty for me to understand . Modern science is finally working hand in hand with ancient knowledge with tradition way of treating illness. That’s wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 03:02 PM
    Since young, I used to read and hear about mermaid in books and so forth. All I knew ,mermaid is a creature with heard and upper body of a female human. But do not know further than that until I read this interesting and facts about it in this blog. Many cultures have their own versions of mermaids, There are indeed so many folklore stories, legends and myths of mermaids from different countries and each defer from each other all around the world. Mermaids have fascinated people for centuries and inspired many sightings by individuals. Do it really exist , no one could tell. There is no evidence that mermaids exist outside folklore, reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day. Well, it seem that mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in schools . They have even been depicted in operas, paintings, books, films and comics. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creatures-and-monsters/the-legend-of-the-mermaids.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 02:59 PM
    Through the words of Ribur Rinpoche we are fortunate to get a better understanding of a great master, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. To see the image of these Enlightened Beings, to hear their names, is so rare and precious for us. Tsem Rinpoche our Guru who received the dharma from the unbroken lineage of these great masters and we are very fortunate to receive teachings and oral transmissions from Tsem Rinpoche. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche been devoted to his guru has inspired, and benefited many through his teachings up to this day. Many great master and high lamas were his students.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the memoir of Ribur Rinpoche’s profound meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ribur-rinpoches-profound-meeting-with-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html
  • Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 01:50 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that divination is one of the ways for enlightened beings and Buddhas communicate with ordinary beings. Just because we can consult Dorje Shugden through divination, it does not mean we should go to the Protector for everything under the sun.

    Dorje Shugden himself prefers to see we try to solve our own problems first without relying on divination at the very beginning. Dorje Shugden is most pleased when we use our own effort and intelligence to be practical and solve our problems as best as we can.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2KItWOi
  • Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 01:29 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. The Buddha compassionately taught methods for all of us to purify our karma which suit our current karma-bound situation. It is important to know that purification of our karma become necessary because karma creates suffering and holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness.

    Buddha’s body is just as effective for purifying negative speech karma, as it is for purifying negative body or mind karma. So, those unable to recite mantras can circumambulate around mantra stones, for instance, to purify speech karma. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2TG8j4p
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 12:11 PM
    The article was well described about Dorje Shugden and Vajrapani. The powerful roles and functions of the dharma protectors to remove of all obstacles and other emotional issues that can easily lead us away from our spiritual journey.

    Thanks for the beautiful sharing, It is best and good to practice to worship them daily in our life.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 25. 2019 10:59 AM
    Thank you for sharing this interesting article.Psychopathy is a fairly common mental disorder that is often associated with serial killers and lack of empathy for fellow human beings but it also includes many type of people who do not kill

    Many people suffer from psychopathy at different level.By reading this article we can learn something and understanding about Psychopathy.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/31VjB9A
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 09:29 PM
    Rinpoche is very kind to share Dorje Shugden to all of us. There are so many high lamas who can confirmed that Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri and is very beneficial especially during this period. In order to bring the practise do us Rinpoche has to withstand many negative comments and threat from the Tibetans and non Dorje Shugden practitioners. Rinpoche has taken so much effort to give us this knowledge despite all the challenges. Thank you Rinpoche and team for all the great work. We can learn all about Dorje Shugden through this website and other articles. Always making it so convenient for all to access. May everyone around the world have the opportunities to meet Dorje Shugden and engage in this holy practise.
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 04:41 PM
    I was so much fortune to come across reading this article. A full life journey and activities of Lord Buddha was well seen in the stunning and beautiful photographs. The amazing photos looked so much real and wonderful. Thanking you so much for the sharing and had a good feel and touch.

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  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 01:14 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that these pujas that is done in Kechara Forest Retreat provide all of us with powerful protection, purification, good health, wealth and abundance, and the blessings of the enlightened beings.

    Admission is free and all are welcome. All of us are encouraged to attend this potent puja in person. It is important to observe a strict vegetarian diet with no black foods (onions, garlic, meat, fish, eggs, radishes, alcohol) one day before and on the day of the puja itself.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2C8WVYK
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 01:04 PM
    This is really horrible.Very sad to know cows are skinned alive for the skin, and for that, their limbs are being cut off.Let s stand up for these animals who cannot express themselves through words.

    We have to be kind to the animals .Consider opting for animal -friendly fashion item. Thanks for the article and hopefully with such imagery, more people would be aware and come to avoid leather and fur products.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Y9gg4G
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 12:58 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that India is a beautiful country, where it is also the birthplace of many great thinkers, philosophers and teachers who have inspired great changes in society.

    Sangharakshita has highlighted the importance of the commitment in one’s spiritual life, the importance of a spiritual community, the special connection between religion and art, and the need for a ‘new society’ which supported aspirations and ethics based on Buddhism. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2BkTZHP
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 24. 2019 12:44 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. By reading this article, i get to know that Choje-la is not an ordinary monk or person but also a highly trained monk who has been personally trained by the previous His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche where he has been fully authorized by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to be the official Panglung Oracle over 40 years back.

    Choje-la is a very knowledgeable monk, a very kindly, well-experienced monk who has no agenda, has very strong guru devotion and very pure in his monk vows. Thank you so much.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2w1Mtiv

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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
2 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
文冬野人咖啡厅开张了!- https://bit.ly/2IRGdBM
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文冬野人咖啡厅开张了!- https://bit.ly/2IRGdBM
Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Guhya Manjushri of the Forbidden City| 密德文殊室利佛- https://bit.ly/2J3HIvM
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Guhya Manjushri of the Forbidden City| 密德文殊室利佛- https://bit.ly/2J3HIvM
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