A must read Rabbit tale!!!

Jul 13, 2013 | Views: 1,402

In society today, there are many people who judge those who are homeless. With just $50 in my pocket and 2 bags of belongings, I ran away from home at age 16 and became a homeless teenager on the street. Hitch-hiking my way from New Jersey to Los Angeles, I slept under bridges, on the side of highways and ate the cheapest of whatever food that I could find…

Life isn’t easy on the streets… You’re always hungry, your body is exposed to the harsh outdoor conditions, you’re embarrassed and people can easily take advantage of you.

John Byrne is a 37 year-old man from Ireland. He has been homeless since age 14 and begs for change alongside his rabbit, Barney and dog, Roxy. Whatever he “earns”, he uses it to buy food for the 3 of them. How kind…

At the end of last year, John was begging on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge. An 18 year-old street bully came up to him and snatched Barney out of John’s arms and threw him over the bridge and into River Liffey. River Liffey runs through the center of Dublin and is ice cold during winter. John thought that Barney died due to the impact and water temperature, but when he looked over, he saw Barney swimming in circles. He immediately jumped over the bridge and swam to save his rabbit!

There’s always a lot of news published about how people would torment animals, abuse them and even intentionally throwing them into the river like in John’s case…

John does not have a warm house to go back to, or have the funds for personal medical attention… but his consciousness made him risk his life for another. From his actions, he won the Compassionate Citizen Award for going above and beyond the call of duty to help an animal in need. It’s good to know that Ireland recognizes people such as John.

I found this news incredibly touching and wanted to share it with all of my blog readers.

Do watch the video below that was recorded by a bystander.

Would you jump from a bridge, into cold freezing water, with unpredictable currents and not having a spare change of clothes… just to save a tiny rabbit?

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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Man Jailed For Tossing Rabbit into River

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Man Rescues Pet Rabbit from River Liffey

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Homeless Man Gives ‘Kiss of Life’ to Bunny Thrown Off Bridge

John emerging from the river with his rabbit after being rescued by the authorities 

Every year, pet guardians perish in desperate attempts to save their drowning pets. It’s a scenario that unfolds all too often. But recently there was a rare bright spot in the realm of watery accidents as justice was handed down in the case of a man who threw a pet bunny into a river, forcing a homeless man to jump in to save a life.

Meet John Byrne, The Homeless Man Ready To Die Saving His Pet

John Byrne has beeen living on the streets of Dublin since the age of 14. He is one of approximately 5,000 homeless people in Ireland at the moment, and for John, home isn’t measured in square feet or granite countertops. Instead home takes the shape of a small brown rabbit and a Jack Russell Terrier who show him what it means to be a family.

One July morning, John was begging on the O’Connell Bridge when 18-year-old Gary Kearney took him by surprise. Kearney grabbed Barney right out of John’s arms and hurled him over the bridge and into the river below.

Breathless and in shock, John looked over the side of the bridge with dread. He was expecting the worst but was relieved to see that Barney had not died on impact. The bunny was swimming in circles in the water below. Without hesitation, John joined him in the River Liffey.

Around 200 people watched as John struggled to save Barney from being swept away.

“I wasn’t going to leave him there,” John said. “I had to get him, I had to jump in to get him. Barney died in my arms but I got him under the bridge and gave him the kiss of life.”

Last month, Gary Kearney was sentenced to four months detention after pleading guilty at Dublin District Court to animal cruelty and torture.

John describes the sentence as “Justice. I wasn’t sure he wasn’t going to be handed a prison sentence but it shows that the judge does not tolerate cruelty to animals. I am absolutely delighted by the decision. Barney could have died that day.”

John warms his beloved rabbit while talking to emergency personnel

 

John with his pets, a Jack Russel Terrier and a rabbit.

 

Hugging his beloved pets in the cold weathers while he beg to feed the 3 of them

 

John, interviewed by ARAN (Animal Rights Action Network)

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Jan 27, 2018 at 11:12 am

    What is wrong with Gary Kearney, who not only has no empathy and compassion, he goes out of his way to cause harm to a homeless man and his pet. Four months detention is really too light for such malicious thoughts motivated by unkind thoughts. Thankfully for Barney, John Byrne is fearless and swift to action. It is really touching to read about the story of John. It goes to show that social standing does not determine a man’s character. Thank you for this sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Feb 25, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Very touching……. i do enjoyed watching those videos.
    So courage of John Byrne the homeless man to jump into the ice cold water to safe his pet rabbit.What he did was indeed incredible .His love and compassion for his pet rabbit and dog is an example,inspiration to us .
    Even though he is homeless yet he care and love his pet rabbit and dog so much giving food by begging.
    The man Gary Kearney who threw the pet rabbit was sentenced to four months detention.It show that the law do not tolerate cruelty to animals. A lesson to learn from here is to love.care and compassion to all sentient beings whatever happen to them.Never abused them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and i have shared with my friends too.

  3. Lin Mun on Feb 24, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    John is so brave and compassionate. He risk his life to save the rabbit and that shows he appreciate live very much despite it is an animal. Eventhough he lives in the street to beg for food but he never forgets his 2 pets a dog and a rabbit. He takes care of his pets with whatever he begs. Inspiring to all of us to never take things for granted and not abuse animals.

    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

  4. Pastor Ong Moh Mei on Jul 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    On one hand there is a homeless guy with nothing and willing to risk his life to save a rabbit. On the other had there is a “regular” guy who doesn’t think twice about taking something from another person and ending an animal’s life.

    These two men are both human. They belong to the same society. It makes me wonder what defines humanity nowadays. Who or what is responsible for defining a man’s character? Is evolution and progress responsible? Is the society, our parents responsible? Is it our karma?

    In this case, homelessness doesn’t rob a man of his kindness / compassion but then again we can ask is it really compassion that drove him to save the rabbit. We have read many stories of people who turned to animals for affection because of disappointments with other fellow human. Is it a really a selfish act or a compassionate one? Is human incapable of selflessness.

    Homelessness doesn’t rob a man of human decency. On the contrary, some of the most atrocious acts towards another fellow human and towards animals are caused by those who came from a beautiful home, has good education and supposedly respectable members of society. Never judge a book by its cover.

  5. Edward ooi on Feb 9, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I have no idea what have gone into the guy’s mind. If he have something to do with beggars then why won’t he just walk away instead of harming the rabbit and because of his “smart” action, he have to go into jail for 4 months. I’m happy to see that John and his pet bunny are fine. I hope John will get a job and eventually earn a home.

  6. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 14, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I’m very glad to read about how much love John has towards his lovely pets. This is the attitude every pet owner must have, since the pet is yours, then it relies on you. Glad that Barney survived, the abuser should be punished and the law served him right. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  7. Lucas Roth on Dec 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    every animal should have rights, i love how much he cares about animals and they are his friends. i love animals and i will protect my dogs until they pass. i am happy that the rabbit is okay, thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  8. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Look at how skinny the man is, even his pets looked more well taken care of than him. He is a very good example of being selfless towards animals, some may think that he is very stupid to jump into the river to save his beloved rabbit. Well, let’s put it this way that this man has the compassion like a mother to her child and this man has the shown his compassion towards his pets. Many of us don’t think that animals have the feelings like human being, animals can feel sadness, happiness and pain inflicted on them, just that they couldn’t express it with neither words nor language, it doesn’t mean that they feel nothing. We seriously have to raise the awareness to people, and I myself am adjusting to think that animals does have feelings, Susan Lim is a walking example of animal awareness. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news. May all of us can support Susan and her animal career, she is the female version of this story, she does goes miles just for the sake of the rescued pets’ well beings. Please think about pet adoption instead of buying. May all beings be free of suffering. _/\_

  9. Elena on Aug 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    My favourite part of this blog post? That the guy who threw the bunny into the river received a four month detention sentence for animal cruelty and torture. Even though it is “just” a rabbit, clearly the courts value a life, regardless of its size.

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    A nice ending for a very poor and frightened pet and pet owner! Every country should have more lawas to protect animals.

    Treating animals badly there will be repercussions. The young man who threw the rabbit wish he will find out why the law took him into prison not out of spite, but hopefully he learns something while being in prison. Thing about karma it never loses its potency and ability to manifest when the conditions are right. We also have to have compassion for the person who threw the rabbit, one day he will be thrown into a freezing river too.

  11. Felix Kong on Jul 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    John is so bravo ,jumped into cold water river and rescue his beloved rabbit. This three pets consider is a part life of John, accompany John in every moment, just like relationship father and son, sure giving fully protection. Please do not hurt or harm any animals.

  12. Jutika Lam on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This story about John and his pet rabbit tale is so so touching.

    Even though John is just an homeless man he clearly regards his only companions as if they were his own life.

    While most of us would not jump in to a freezing cold river to save a rabbit even though we always know that we can always change to a new pair of warm clothes, John jumped in to the river to save his pet rabbit even though he did not have a new set of warm and dry clothes waiting for him and he would be freezing cold afterwards.

    It shows that John even though he may be homeless but yet he has a heart of pure gold to have risked his life for his pet rabbit.

    I hope that Gary Kearney will be punished severely for what he has done to Barney.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this truly heart warming story.

    Love
    Jutika

  13. Yasmin on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

    This is amazing! This man is so compassionate that he risked his life to save his pet bunny. When do you hear such news very often? not very. Well he really deserved that award. He is treating his pets like true family. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this piece of news.

  14. Vinnie Tan on Jul 25, 2013 at 1:27 am

    This is just so sweet of John. He cares for his pets just like his family members. He did not abandon them no matter how much he has to go through for them. I am very happy that Ireland has recognized his actions, the love and care towards animals, and awarded him a Award.

  15. Cliff on Jul 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I really strongly believe that animal cruelty should not be tolerated and those who commit such a heinous crime should be brought to justice to reflect on their actions. Even with John being homeless he still decided to risk his life to jump into freezing cold water to save his friend, such a heroic act not many of us are capable of doing. I am just glad no one was badly injured and that John and Barney are safe. His pets are just so adorable though and to share his earnings with two of his beloved pets cannot be any sweeter than that. Being homeless since he was 14 means he has been homeless for 23 years, it really makes us think and appreciate that we really have it easy. Stories like this really makes me appreciate where I am and not to want to take it for granted. Thank you for sharing this story Rinpoche. I hope this story spreads awareness for people to appreciate what they have and to treat animals with equality.

  16. Patsy on Jul 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    John does not have a house but he has a family; a family which comprised of a rabbit and a terrier whom he loves so much that he risked his life for his pet rabbit. He may be penniless but he has a heart of gold.

    I salute to John for his selfless act.

  17. Julien Roth on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Wow!! This is so kind! Its so compassionate for this man to risk his life just for his rabbit. I wish that more people would be this kind to their animals just like John here. Then the world would be in a better place. And what i found very heartwarming was that although he had been on the streets, lacking food, money and could have starved, he still share all his supplies with his rabbit and dog. Amazing, just amazing.

  18. Sofi on Jul 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I wonder…for a man who doesn’t know dharma, his actions seems to reflect on what some of what a dharmic person should be practising. He begs for living (just a Buddha had a begging bowl) which shows he had put his ego behind him. He loves and cares for his pets just as if they were his children which I think shows some equanimity and finally when he jumped in to save his rabbit, he had put the life of his rabbit above self, which kinda show boddhichitta, doesn’t it???. It makes me wonder that we, with our dharma knowledge, would be able to do as him when faced with those situations. Definitely more to ponder. Thanks Rinpoche for this article.

  19. Shelly tai on Jul 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Shelly tai on 18 July 2013 at 445pm
    What a compassion act! As a homeless can be this generous even though he has not enough for himself he still share with others. I think is very shame for some rich people who are a very unwilling to share their wealth to help others. Thank you Rinpiche for sharing this story with us.

  20. pavara on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Wow!!! this guy really is a hero!
    nowadays people are abusing pets more and more.
    It is such good news that the bunny did not die.
    Imagine a homeless person can jump in to a river just to save a rabbit,and we so rich,have a house don’t even contribute a little bit of money for the sake of animals.
    I find this post is really inspiring.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  21. Lucas Roth on Jul 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

    all animal abusers stink! John is such a generous man with so little but still shares and is willing to risk his life for other lives. that boy that threw the rabbit is such a heartless person. i hope John has a happier life from now on

  22. Joy on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Unbelievable! This reminds me of the saying which goes… “SOME PEOPLE ARE SO POOR ALL THEY HAVE IS MONEY” because this clearly shows that someone like John though a HOMELESS has a heart of gold and is so much more richer than any rich man around we see. Because John treasures everything and everyone he has… he knows the value of his companions which he affectionately claims as his “babies”.

    I guess sometimes when you don’t have anything, you really got nothing to lose, and in this sense, you are actually really FREE!!!
    I happy to see that Ireland, recognises people like John’s selfless courage and glad to know people have donated food and items to him 🙂 Yes if it was my rabbit I would jump in and save him for sure!

  23. AdelineTan on Jul 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    John is truly a hero! He risk his life by jumping into the river without hesitation to save his pet rabbit Barney that was snatched away by a street bully named Gary and tossed it into river,luckily the rabbit survived after John gave him a kiss of life. John is a homeless person and he has to beg to survive,whatever he gets he uses it to buy food for his 3 beloved pets,his acts of selflessness to benefit others even to the animals is so inspiring.We must always love and care for the animals and never harm them.

  24. Ler on Jul 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu May John and his pets be well and healthy

  25. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Jul 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    John show the true love towards his pet, not every one will do such sacrification. We should learn from his spirit of loving animal.

  26. sweekeong on Jul 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    This is really touching moment after reading what happened to Barney and what John did to rescue Barney risking his life. He doesn’t take the life of his pet for granted. John is living his life many times above the rest of us because he can take the shame and rejection from others while the rest of us are surrounding ourselves with comfort and pride. We put a fence around our ego protecting it while John doesn’t run away from himself. It does reflect how the general society thinks.

  27. SeanWang on Jul 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    The street bully should be placed in a jail for animal abuse. It is extremely cruel to harm animals like that, especially someone’s pet. This homeless man is very brave for protecting his companion. Let this be a reminder that there is cruelty on this world and there are good people too.

  28. Ching on Jul 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Hi,Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.
    I’ve been follow your blogs and updates through FB, for this past 3-months.All I could express is an appreciation and gratitude for letting me to know You.Many thanks for all the meaningful and great sharing.
    Nonetheless,a big thanks too sharing of this post.Good to know that are still humanity alive in today’s chaotic society.
    In btw, it would be great that John learn to earn a living independently, as he looks physically fit.

    Cheers! <3

  29. beatrix ooi on Jul 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

    John is a great man! He loves his pets with all his life, he treats them like his family. I’m very pleased to know about this news, he deserved the award. I really cannot imagine life living on streets with only a dog and a rabbit..
    Through his action, I believe that he must has starved himself quite a few times throughout the years, just to buy food for his 2 beloved pets.
    A very great article to read about!( Except for the part that Barney was thrown into the river)..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  30. Low KHJB on Jul 14, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.I truly respect Mr John for his commitment and compassion towards his pet rabbit.Without a second thought ,he would sacrifice his own life to save his pet rabbit.
    Then there are those who find pleasure in seeing others suffer,emotionally and physically.
    But,we are fortunate to find that there are still some kind citizen in the society who still cares for those who are weak and could not defend them self, human or otherwise.To bring justice to those worst than “Animals”.
    May those who is kind to be blessed with the gift to educate others who is blinded by their hate and ignorance to see the true meaning of sharing and caring .(Compassion or Dharma in the most basic form)

  31. sarahyap on Jul 14, 2013 at 1:10 am

    This man is a hero! When I saw the video, I was just so touched at how he actually jumped into the river, make sure he held on to his rabbit. And the interview of him when they asked him how he felt we the rabbit was thrown into the river, he was so traumatized and sad.

    Very glad the rabbit was saved and the guy that conducted that act of cruelty was sentenced for detention by law. Hopefully people will be more caring towards animals in the future and not treat them as a toy.

  32. Edern Tan on Jul 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Wow.. The man didn’t even hesitate when jumping down the ice cold water. This shows how he loves his pet rabbit. the rabbit also has a great will to continue living when being thrown down the river. Good to know that animal animals will be jailed and not scot free.

  33. Edward ooi on Jul 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I have no idea why did Gary Kearney throw John’s pet rabbit for? Was it for fun or he just hate rabbits. I can see that John truly love his pets, he would even risk his live for them. The whole world will better place if everyone love animals like John did.

  34. Pastor Susan on Jul 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    OMG! I absolutely love this news..a glimpse of hope in the human race. I hope this act of compassion toward animals will ignite the love for animals in the hearts of many.

  35. yeomiawkee on Jul 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    It’s so touching as it is motivating to know in this world there is someone who is compassionate enough and treat his pets as family instead of an animal, may God bless him always and keep them all safe and sound!

  36. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 13, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    John 對自己家人(兔子與小狗)愛護和爱心是非一般的!虽然他一无所有,可是每天在街道过着流浪日子,也会和他家人分享自己食物。對動物的愛護是精神可嘉。看完這篇文章,腦海里盤旋着一个问题?为何John 会在街头流浪二十二年呢?那是一段多長時間呀,算算有八千零三十天!太

  37. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing with us… This article is so touching…

    Maybe a simple person like John always be care to others sentient beings hence normal peoples with normal life style will focus on others aspect so become less and less compassion…

    Salute to John, u r a true Hero!!!

  38. Eric Lee KHJB on Jul 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    我在柔佛新山参与克切拉香积厨的派饭活动已有一年多,每每看到这些流浪汉所承受的问题而替他们感到难过,而我也只能尽自己的一些能力去派饭给他们吃,就能如此而已。有很多的人,甚至于自己的身边的亲朋戚友都认为这是一件吃力不讨好的事,而且他们也不值得我们去帮,所以都不是很支持。可是,如果我们深入的去了解他们,其实他们也是别无选择的情况下才会如此,再加上仁波切把john的事绩上载的时候,我更能肯定我当初的想法是对的,John的爱心已经让我有动力在继续的走下去,谢谢john,谢谢仁波切。

  39. Girlie OOI on Jul 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Gary deserved to be punished for putting the rabbit’s life in danger. Glad that there is a judge out there who cares for the lives of our animal friends.

    Let this be an example that ill-treating animals is not to be considered lightly.

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    One of the attributes of Yamantaka is, no matter how much negative karma we have collected, no matter how much negative deeds we have done, no matter how much suffering we have created for others, if we sincerely regret, and we do Yamantaka’s tantra, within one single short lifetime, we can purify that negative karma.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Gj2NAK
  • nicholas
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 02:50 PM
    As a child, I experienced a lot of racism growing up in Howell, New Jersey. In school, I was called a “chink” very frequently and bullied for my race. I wasn’t bullied for many other things, but only for my race. As I grew older and taller, the bullying stopped but now as a grown up, I am still discriminated against. But this time, the discrimination is for my religion which is my Dorje Shugden faith. And the other difference is that this time, the discrimination comes from my own Tibetan people and the leadership which is the Tibetan people.

    Read more about the Racism Against Tibetans in America at https://bit.ly/2JJNC5a
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 01:56 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about life path compatibility where compatibility is determined based on the different lifestyles, thoughts, communication and patterns of each Life Path Number.

    This article reveals the life path 22’s compatibility with other life path numbers form 1 to 33 which explains strength and weakness of each and every life path’s number including 22’s too. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2GnQLFL
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 01:54 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about life path compatibility where compatibility is determined based on the different lifestyles, thoughts, communication and patterns of each Life Path Number.

    This article reveals the life path 11’s compatibility with other life path numbers form 1 to 33 which explains strength and weakness of each and every life path’s number including 11’s too. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Z88o3S
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 01:52 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about life path compatibility where compatibility is determined based on the different lifestyles, thoughts, communication and patterns of each Life Path Number.

    This article reveals the life path 9’s compatibility with other life path numbers form 1 to 33 which explains strength and weakness of each and every life path’s number including 9’s too. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Gk5vW7
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 12:26 PM
    Beautiful account of how Rinpoche met HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche when Rinpoche was 18 years old. It has changed Rinpoche’s life from then on having trust and respect over time. HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was Rinpoche root guru and taught Rinpoche many teachings. There is indeed a unique bond of love, compassion, trust and gratitude exists between HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and our Guru . When a unique bond is created , Rinpoche will never abandon his root teacher no matter what obstacles comes along the way. This is truly guru devotion an example for us as student of Rinpoche, never give up . Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/i-met-kyabje-zong-rinpoche-at-18
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 12:24 PM
    Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so we do never give up during difficult situation. Never give up , and be confident in what we do , at least try our very best. Achieving a goal is a wildly exhilarating thing. If we are flirting with the idea of giving up, we could be throwing away opportunities. Time is short, accept our mistakes and keep on learning Dharma. It’s time you learned to embrace the gifts of adversity, and remembered that every setback brings us closer to our goals. We all face challenges in life, we have to keep going and not to embarrass our teacher. Our teacher is our Buddha. There is always no short to success, we have to learn and practice sincerely.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/dont-embarrass-the-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 12:23 PM
    There can be a number of psychological triggers that cause nightmares in adults. When one having anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder it can easily cause them to experience chronic, recurrent nightmares. Nightmare disorder involves disturbing or scary dreams that awaken us and causing us adequate sleep. Sleep should be a treat, not a terror. Rinpoche has taught us of a way to stop night mares or bad dreams by reciting a powerful mantra before sleep. We need not to be a Buddhist to chant this Dorje Shugden mantra. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened beings will help anyone regardless of race and faith , when we rely on sincerely . By nature Dorje Shugden is compassionate , helpful and having protective abilities to help us all. By reciting the Dorje Shugden mantra , we are protected during our sleep , while travelling and in area where is negative energy or negative beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings that will help us with a good sleep at night.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/if-you-have-reoccurring-nightmares-try-this-mantra
  • Sofi
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 10:34 AM
    Ullambana Festival at Kechara Forest Retreat

    According to the Ullambana Sutra, Maudgalyayana, one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s chief disciples, saw with his clairvoyance that his beloved mother had been reborn as a Hungry Ghost (preta) in the lower realms. She had a thin long neck, a huge belly and was always starving. When he tried to feed her, the food he offered turned into burning coals as soon as it touched her tiny mouth.

    Read more about this interesting story: http://bit.ly/UllambanaAtKFR
  • Sofi
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 10:28 AM
    The Importance of Tibet Befriending China

    An interesting article on the importance of Tibet befriending China. On the one hand, the Tibetan leadership are (understandably) always criticising the Chinese leadership. But what is done is done, and whatever Tibet was or was not in relations to China and its sovereignty is not in the cards anymore. So do not keep talking about what Tibet was. If they want a better deal for Tibet, then it is high time they tone down the negative rhetoric and humbly reach out to China. So it is important that at every get-together with foreign dignitaries and their citizens, the Tibetan leadership stops criticising and talking about the evils of China.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/TibetChinaFriends
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 10:10 PM
    Rejoice for Jie that he can now speaks. All appreciation to the kindness of Guru, Tsem Rinpoche for blessing him and all the children. Besides, I believe it is because Chef Au has been working as a vegetarian chef and retrained himself from meat that have accumulated the merits to help his son. A wonderful miracle story to share to all. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this story.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-4.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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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
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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
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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
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    5 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    7 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    7 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    7 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    7 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
yesterday
Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
yesterday
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
yesterday
KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
1 week ago
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
1 week ago
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
2 weeks ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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