TRANSCRIPT: To Jill Carroll with Care..

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Apr 28, 2011

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear Ooi Beng Kooi,

I saw your name as a contact person for Tsem Rinpoche and his center. I am an American who believes in Buddhism. Two things that mean a lot to me are Buddhism and animals and when I did a search on the internet on both Buddhism and animals I found Tsem Rinpoche. I have watched several videos on You Tube and I am very thankful for the teachings. I watched one video about being happy and have learned a lot. I now just apologized to my sisters in which we are arguing. I would like to thank Tsem Rinpoche for his kind teachings that he shares on the internet. This is a blessing.

I am seeking advice on something that is very painful to me. If Tsem Rinpoche or you, or anyone at the center can give guidance on this it would be most appreciated. I realize that everyone must be very busy with very important things and that I am just one sentient being but this problem is holding me back and maybe if I can resolve it I can be of help to other sentient beings…

I have always loved dogs. I had one german shepherd dog who died young at 8 years old from lymphoma cancer. I was heartbroken and felt that I must have done something wrong to bring on his cancer. I felt very sad because I always thought that I was taking good care of him. I vowed to never adopt another dog again as I must be a bad dog owner and do not want to go through the pain of losing another dog. A year and a half later my sister found another german shepherd dog in a shelter. No body wanted to adopt him as he was old and had a fierce temperment. I agreed to adopt him as I said that he has no hope anyway of another home. As soon as I rescued him we saw that he too was not well and could not walk. We took him to a vet and they said that he has cancer and then they urged us to euthanize him. This was withhin 24 hours of adopting him. I was very sad and my husband told me that we should adopt another dog, a younger dog and give him a chance for a good life so that he doesn’t have to face a life in a shelter like the one who just died. . I adopted then a one year old german shepherd (I feel loyal to that breed). He was a sad dog who was apparently abused. He was afraid to eat, afraid to be pet and didn’t even know what a toy was. We gave him a happy and secure life and very quickly bonded. I named him Buddy. I was super careful to take good care of him. I was so fearful of dogs getting cancer that I analyzed everything I did. I even cooked his food for him rather than give him dog food.

When he reached about 8 years old he too got sick. The vet and I did not realize what the illness was. We did not know it was cancer. On the last day of his life he collapsed and they did a sonogram and found a rare stomach cancer that spread through his body. As compassion to him the vet urged us to euthanize him. Buddy died October 14, 2011.

It is now 6 months since his death. I am still heartbroken and cry every day missing him and praying that he is well. I want to help animals but don’t feel confidence. I want to feel that my dog’s soul is well Is it my karma to experience this loss of losing my dogs when they are young? Was it my dogs’ karma to both die at age 8? I always second guess myself and like to feel that I like to have control over things. Is that a wrong way to be? If I have a sincere heart should I adopt more dogs?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this email. Buddhism makes so much sense. I am grateful to learn it.

Thanks, Jill Carroll

 


 

Dear Jill, I have recorded a message for you below. I wish you the best and continue to love, Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

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Transcript: To Jill Carroll with Care

Transcribed by: Wei Tan

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Hi Jill, I have received your email via my assistant Beng Kooi. You did the right thing by writing to Beng Kooi because she will systematically submit different requests from people around the world. I read through your email carefully, about 2, 3 times and I thought about responding to you through Beng Kooi by email, but I thought it’d be better if I just speak it and put it on a video. I’m going to put your letter up on my blog and I’m going to put this video response on my blog and the reason for that is very simple. I think that the story that you told, in your letter to me, is a story that would be similar to millions of people around the world. Thousands, millions, tens of thousands. So if they read your letter, I’m sure they will be able to relate to you and the situation and what happened, and also my response perhaps could give them some solace.

I wrote down some notes regarding your video. First of all, I wanted to say that we have some things in common. I am an American also and I love Buddhism and the two things that are very important to me are Buddhism and animals, so we’re quite similar in that way. Very, very similar, so I wanted to just let you know that I can understand what you’re saying in your email and I can relate, and I can feel and I can definitely 100% understand what you’re saying.

When I was 7 or 8 years old, I was living in Howell, New Jersey, and my step mother would like to go to this flea market that was 45 minutes drive away. I think it was called Farming Dale Flea Market… I forgot because it was 3 decades ago and I was a child. Anyways, the flea market was huge, it was outdoor, it was indoor and they sold everything that you could imagine. I was just huge, it was a huge event on Saturdays and Sundays, and I looked forwards to going to it because it was fun, and I remember one weekend my mother took me there and we came across a bunch of puppies that were in a cage, and I was looking at them and I really fell in love with one dog, and I was begging my mother to get me one. And she did. My step mother has always been very generous. And so I named the little puppy ‘Princey’, and I just loved him.

I like animals quite a lot but I really love dogs, and Princey was very special because he was my first dog ever, and I kept him inside with me until he got older. When he got older I still wanted to keep him inside. He still wasn’t very big, he was a mutt. A mixed breed and he was small. Like the size of a Schnauzer, and he was very intelligent and very sensitive and very smart, but my step parents are from the old country Kalmukia, Europe and all that. And they felt that dogs are dogs and should just be kept outside and treated like dogs, but I didn’t feel like that as a kid. Even as a kid, I felt that dogs have feelings, dogs get cold, dogs get hot, dogs get thirsty, dogs can feel sadness, they can feel all of that. So I treated Princey as best as I can but being a small kid, I didn’t have much say.

So he was kept outside when he got older and we had a half acre land, which was pretty big. Unfortunately it was not gated in and I begged my parents to gate in our property but they wouldn’t, and one day he went missing. And we found out from a neighbour down the street, a very elderly lady, that as she was walking not far from our house, she found a dog that was dead on the street, to our description, and when I went there with my father, it was Princey. He was run over horribly and his body was in pieces but I knew that was him. So it was very traumatic. I took him back and I buried him with my father and I was very traumatised because it was the first time I had experienced death, of something that I really loved. Later, my mother got me another dog and my step father named him Halter. Halter is because he had a little mark here. He was a mutt also, and in Kalmuk language, halter means something that has a little mark here. So Halter was a very strong dog. He wasn’t big but he was bigger that Princey, and he was very, very energetic and he was quite hyper.

So same situation, when he was young he stayed with us inside the house, and when he was older, against my protest, he was made to stay outside. He was very strong, and my parents would get a dog house for him in the backyard which was very nice, full of trees and green and very big. And we gave him the left over food which was a lot of meat, for the Kalmuk people they like meat, and bones. They used to tie him down with a big chain at the back, but somehow he was always pull the chain out of the ground and there was many occasions that we went to buy bigger chains and we’d come back and he’d be gone. And so it was very distressful because many times we’d hear him. We had a little forest area near our house. Many times he would run into the forest area and his chains would get stuck around a tree or some big shrubs and he would be wailing and crying and disturbing the neighbours and that happened many, many times. Again I begged my parents to please put gates around our house so that Halter can be safe but they didn’t listen, they didn’t oblige and one day my mother got really, really angry and I was really in shock because she called the dog pound and had him taken away. Well I cried, I screamed, I jumped, I protested, I did everything I could. I was depressed for weeks, but to them, he was just a dog and he was disturbing everyone. To me, the solution was simple, just make a gate, but I was quite traumatised by that so after that I vowed to myself, I’m not going to have anymore dogs.I’m not going to keep anymore dogs.

So that went on for decades, but when I arrived in India, in the monastery, I had my own place, I had my own land and my own house and my students and the whole place was gated in. So I decided to have dogs again, and that’s when I started keeping dogs again and when I visited Malaysia more and more, my students in India took care of the dogs until they died a natural death. They were taken care of very well. They were German Shepherds by the way, the ones in India. So now that I’m in a Malaysia, few years back, about 6 years back, I decided to get a dog, and one of my friends gifted me with a dog but they would sponsor the dog but I said that I wanted to go pick the dog.

So I looked over. I went to many pet shops. I went to many places and I found many dogs and I bought a few and I gave them to different friends. People that I knew, that would give them a good home, but I didn’t find the right one until I came to this very dingy, small, kind of place, that was out of the way, that I found out by accident, through someone, and I found Yogi, or Mumu. And the minute I saw Mumu, I fell in love with him and I just knew he was for me, and Mumu is a very, extremely intelligent dog. I think he is just really above average because he is extremely easy to train, very cooperative, very cute, very photogenic and I love him to death. But Mumu, since he was young, has had so many, numerous, medical problems.

I never knew dogs could have so many medical problems, and it’s been just year after year of medical problems, from having fungus on his foot that makes his whole paw swell up and he has to go for surgery, from skin problems and digestion problems, you name it. This Mumu is having problems, and I was down kind of thinking, I looked at my other students and people’s dogs and they have no problems. They don’t care of them much, in the sense of not abusing them but just giving them this food, that snack, they’re not that particular and the dogs are strong, they’re fine, their skins grow very thick carpet of hair. They just don’t have any problems. But Mumu… we even cook his food to make sure he is going to get the right nutrition and also the right foods. Even still, he gets sick. The other dogs, you just give them dog pellets and they’re fine. I was kind of thinking, ‘Wow, what’s this weird karma I have with this dog.’ And I thought about it and I said to myself that I don’t regret getting Mumu. Although he has been a medical nightmare for many years for me. I don’t regret getting Mumu because I know if that someone else had gotten him, I don’t think they would have gone through the amount of energy, time and research and treatment that we have done for Mumu, and I think he would have suffered a lot and maybe even died much earlier on, because he’s had a few near death problems.

And I don’t think that because people around here… there’s not this kind of awareness for dogs where I live, as far as I know, because I’ve talked to the vets, I’ve talked to the pet shop owners and stuff. And I’m not trying to say that I’m just such a wonderful dog owner or dog lover but he’s had so many medical problems. So what I’m trying to tell you is… I’m glad he came to me because I have the capacity, and the people, and the surroundings and the environment to take care of him. And although he may be ill, many of the times, I can do my best to make him as comfortable as possible. He doesn’t have any life threatening diseases but he has problems from time to time, that are very life threatening.

So in any case, I’m trying to tell you that, you feel guilty that your dogs had cancer, and that they had died. You felt guilty that perhaps you didn’t take care of them, you didn’t do something more, you could’ve done something more and I think how you’re feeling is very natural. I think it’s very natural for people to feel that about something that they love. Something that’s very precious. Something that’s suffering. And I wanted to tell you that I don’t think any of it is your fault when I look at it karmicly, ethically. I don’t think any of it is your fault because from your letter, you genuinely love your dogs to the point of even cooking for them, and I want you to look at it another way.

I want you to look at it like, ‘If these dogs had gone somewhere else, would they have even got a fraction of care and love that you have given them.’ Whether they stayed with you for 24 hours or they stayed with you for 8 years. Would they have got that kind of affection and love? And maybe they could’ve. Maybe it could’ve been better. Maybe it could’ve been worse, but all of that is speculation. Karmicly, these dogs have some kind of connection to you and they came to you and you did your best to take care of them, and you did your best to nurture and love them and do whatever you can, and I think that’s the most important thing. And I don’t think you should be traumatised by it as I’m not traumatised by what happened to my dogs in the past anymore.

So what I wanted to share with you is this. In the Buddhist tradition, we have a special Buddha called Medicine Buddha and the Medicine Buddha looks exactly like Shakyamuni except he’s holding a bowl filled with healing, medicinal plants, and holding medicinal plants. Fruits and plants. And he’s blue in colour and he is the Buddha that has many different types of functions for lack of a better word, but one of the functions of this Buddha, is that he is very beneficially for anything connected with animals. Example, if people fine the bones or hair of animals, or even the flesh of animals, if they recite this Buddha’s mantra

TAYATHA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RANDZA SAMUGATHE SOHA

And they blow it on the hair or the bone or the flesh of the animals, dead or alive, it will benefit the animal to take good rebirth in the future. This one says, very clearly, in his commentary. So if we love animals very much and we have a special place in our hearts for them, we have to think of them in Buddhistic terms, and the Buddhistic terms is not just that they had a good life with us, we took care of them and we gave them food and medicine, we gave them love, we gave them hugs, we gave them care but we also have to think that when they eventually die… where will they take rebirth, and how will they take rebirth? And we don’t have any power over that. Neither do they. We don’t even have any power over our own rebirth. So therefore one thing that we can ensure that they’re happy in this life is that we give them our love and care as you have Jill, but also, for us to ensure their future lives are blessed as best as we can, and to recite the Medicine Buddha mantra onto them, dead or alive, will be very, very beneficial. So I’m going to be having Beng Kooi send you a Medicine Buddha Sadhana which was compiled by His Eminence Lama Zopa Rinpoche, which we can do without any initiation, and I do that.

And if you do it every single day or maybe once a week, it’ll be very good. So what you can do is, you can have a Medicine Buddha image and then you make the five sensory offerings in the front and then you can have some biscuits or some crackers, and then you can have the skin, the bones or even a picture if you can’t get the skin or bones or hair of a deceased animal, even a live animal you can just take the hair, you can put it in a bowl in front of the Medicine Buddha and do this Sadhana. And when you reach the mantra part, you can blow it on them, visualising that the Medicine Buddha is blessing them and that they will take excellent, wonderful rebirth and that they will meet the Dharma, practice the Dharma and become liberated in the future.

And at the same time you can think, ‘May all animals, everywhere, be completely free of suffering. Be free from murder, beatings, abuse, cold, heat, hunger, abandonment, sickness, mental pain. May they all be free from this.’

When you do the Sadhana, it’ll be very, very powerful. So you can be kind of like the special prayer lady for animals, so you can translate the pain, the guilt, the torture, the fear, the unknowing, all these emotions you felt about the dogs that you loved in the past and about all dogs that you see suffering. The pain, the guilt, the emotions, the pity that you feel for these dogs, instead of leaving it as those raw emotions, which eat away at us, you can translate those emotions into doing Medicine Buddha Sadhana. So your pain, your fear, your guilt, your doubt about how you might have done better with your dogs, it’s just there, it’s just emotion, it’s just raw emotion there, eating into you. So what I think you should do, and I think everybody can do this, and that’s why I’m going to blog it… you can transform, translate, transmute those emotions into something very positive, which is the Medicine Buddha Sadhana.

So what happens is I’m going to send you a beautiful, blessed Medicine Buddha statue and I’m going to send you the Medicine Buddha Sadhana and I’m going to send you a mala and a few other things. And those are going to be gifts from me, for you to start your Medicine Buddha Practice and if you don’t want to do the practice that’s alright also. Those are gifts for you to bless your environment. You can have a little shrine and you can keep the Medicine Buddha there and your shrine objects there and make offerings, and the animals that have passed away, that you love, if you have their hair or any part of them, you can keep it on the shrine and do the Sadhanna and bless them. And your current dog, you can do the same thing and keep the hair there, and you can get the hairs of all the other dogs, all the other animals that you have, you can put it on this little shrine and you can do the Sadhana and you can, every single day or whenever you do the Sadhana, bless these animals and meditate that they will be happy, they will be healed, they will be alright. And when some of your animals are sick or other animals are sick, you can get their picture, you can get their hair, you can put it on your little shrine and you can do Puja to send healing energies, through the power of Medicine Buddha, to these animals, and that would be very beautiful.

So I think that would be very good for you and being a dog lover that is something that would really appeal to you. It appeals to me. Your first dog died after 8 years. Your second dog died within 24 hours of you getting this beautiful dog, and your third dog Buddy who died 6 months ago, well I must say, it is very sad to know he was abused, but it was very nice to know that you gave him love towards the end of his life.

So what you can do is the Medicine Buddha Puja for your first dog that you had for 8 years. You can do the Medicine Buddha Puja for the dog that you had for 24 hours. And you can do the Medicine Buddha Puja for Buddy. Then if you don’t have their hair or any part of them, that’s ok also. You can have their picture. If you don’t have their picture, worst case scenario, write their names on a piece of paper and put it inside the bowl, and you can do Pujas for them. You can do this for everybody else’s dog. You can invite people to send things to you for other people’s dogs. Do it from your heart, do it with a lot of love, do it with a lot of care and you know what? Medicine Buddha is not just for the dogs or for the animals, it’s good for you too. It’s a very powerful Buddha for healing, for purification and for wonderful development of compassion.

So this will be a good practice for you, and did you ever think that these dogs are bringing you closer to the Dharma? From the kindness you have shown them, maybe that is why we have connected in this way. So that you can have the Medicine Buddha Sadhana and practice. To practice for the rest of your life. To be very committed to the Medicine Buddha practice and the Medicine Buddha practice will be very powerful. You can do this Sadhana once a day. You can do it once a week. You can do it once a month. You think how you would like to do it, but make it a regular, consistent thing because it’ll be a powerful source of blessings. The Medicine Buddha Sadhana will not only bless you, the dogs that you love, past, present and future, and the environment, and your house and everyone… it will also bless your mind to open up to accept compassion and love and care, and to develop these qualities, like that of a Buddha. In fact Medicine Buddha’s practice helps us to become a fully enlightened Buddha. It’s very, very beautiful.

So therefore, even if we do the Medicine Buddha practice well, it protects the environment from natural disasters. So places where it’s very vulnerable to natural disasters, Medicine Buddha is a very powerful practice to calm the whole environment and area down. Even the nagas or the supernatural beings or the elemental beings that may also reside in your area, may also be blessed by the Medicine Buddha. It’s very nice to have a Medicine Buddha, maybe made of stone or whatever, to put in our yard and to have animals circumambulate or to have animals see or to have connect there or even people, of course people. It’s very, very powerful. Should you adopt more? Is it their karma to die? Do you have any control? Well the answer is… it is their karma, the karma of the dogs to die, but it was also their karma to get some love from you before they die.

If we can give a good life to an animal for even one day, then let’s do it. Just for one day. Let’s not think about all the days we couldn’t give. Let’s give them even one day, then two days, then three days, as best as we can. You don’t have control over them. If it was time for them to die, you can give them the best diets, you can give them the best medicine, you can give them the best care… if it’s time for them to die they will die, but that is not to excuse us for being negligent or uncaring or cold; we have to do our part, and I’m sure you are none of those. And should you adopt more? Why not? You’re afraid to adopt more because you’re afraid of the pain.

Well there’s going to be more pain. There’s going to be more separation. There’s going to be more sorrow. There’s going to be more deaths, but I want you to turn it around and think of it another way. There’s also going to be love and care. These animals will receive a good life. These animals you adopt, will receive good food, warmth, compassion. So if they were to live with you for one year, for example. For one year that they live with you, they can have one year of compassion, love, warmth and good food. Security. Wouldn’t that be better than leaving them somewhere, abandoned for one year, until they die? With nothing. Not much love, not much care, not much security and hunger. If they were supposed to die after a year, wouldn’t it be better that for that one year, you gave them the best life that you can give?

So instead of thinking of your pain which, of course you feel it and you have every right to feel it; you have to think about their pain. Sometimes when we connect with people, when we love people, when we connect with dogs or animals, it’s very scary to connect, love with them because you know it will end and because things have ended in the past, the pain that you feel is very scary because you’re going to feel the same pain in the future. And if you’re going to feel the same pain in the future, to foresee that pain, resurrects the pain that we felt in the past and therefore some of us close up. Some of us just shut down. And it’s not just about dogs; it could be experience with our parents. It could be about anything, that sometimes when we want to do something new… thinking about the past makes us shut down and we start reliving the present and future as we experienced the past. And we need to break that.

Why do we need to break that? Because the past was the past, and the future is in our hands now. So how we want to make our future, according to Buddha, is up to us because karma is open, karma is free, karma is neutral and what we want to create of karma, what we want to create in our future, is in our own hands. If the future is not in our hands, there’s no point to meditate, there’s no point to practice or to study or to be spiritual. Why? You can’t change anything anyway. You can’t help anything. It’s already fated. No. If you do nothing, it can become a situation that is unpleasant. If we do something, it can become a situation that is pleasant. Pleasant or unpleasant, if we don’t do something, it can become an unpleasant situation or remain an unpleasant situation or become one, or it was going to be one and it remains that way, but if we do something, it can be different. It can change. It can be pleasant.

So we need to empower ourselves by knowing that Buddha said, ‘Karma is created by us. We are the creators of our future. It is in our own hands.’ No god, no deity, no one out there, can change our future if we don’t do something. They can only teach us, they can only show us by example, but they can’t give it to us. If they can, the whole world would be at peace and everything would be perfect. So therefore, you don’t have any control Jill. I don’t have any control and we will not have any control over others’, dogs, animals, suffering but it’s better to love and to care and to try than to keep reliving the past, because some animal, somebody, some situation, might need you, and if you put your influence into this, if you put your energy into this, something might be changed for the better in the future, and that’s what we need to live on. We need to have that kind of hope.

So therefore, you asked me a question, should you adopt an animal again? Well I can’t tell you what to do, but if I was you, I would. If I was you, I would go and start saving animals, helping out at shelters. I would maybe even contribute to animal shelters in anyway that I can. I would perhaps maybe start a blog. Create animal awareness. I would maybe start teaching people to care and love animals and creating a lot of awareness. I think I would do that because I your letter, you have an outpouring of tremendous love and care and compassion for dogs. Well they need you. So I think that would be something good for you to perhaps consider in the future. To bring this to another level. That the pain that you have felt, to not leave it where it is and not bring it to no fruition but to bring this pain to another level, to bring this pain to something bigger and higher and more beneficial. Those dogs are gone and I know you love them but there are so many more out there who need your love, and I don’t think you can adopt every single one of them but if you create awareness for these animals, you can make a difference in their lives through other people. So that’s my thinking for you that I thought I’d share, and like I said, I had to film this because it’d be just too much to write.

I will do prayers for the three lovely dogs that have passed away, for you, and I will get Beng Kooi to send the items to you. They are a gift for you, from my heart, because you are a fellow dog lover. Remember, we have two things in common. You love and animals and Buddhism, and so do I. So from one person to another person, it’s a gift. Now remember what I explained about the Sadhana and if you have any questions, you can contact Beng Kooi and my people. They’ll be very happy to help you. If wish you the best. I send my greetings to your husband also.

I wish you peace and I request you to do more for dogs, anyway that you can. And it’s going to be painful, it’s going to be difficult, it’s going to be really, really, painful, but let’s not think about our pain, let’s think about their pain. Let’s not think about what we might feel, let’s think about what they are experiencing. Let’s take our raw fear and emotions and transmute it and transform it into something beautiful and positive, which is to save animals, save dogs and that’s what you have been doing. I wish you good luck and I wish you success and happiness.

Please continue to study Dharma. Please study the Wheel of Sharp Weapons. Please study the Lamrim. Any teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama…get it and read it, it’s wonderful. Please look into the ‘eight verses of thought transformation’. Please look into talks on the ‘three principal paths’. Look into it and study it since you like Dharma. Liking it is one thing, knowing it is another, practicing it is another and last but not least, the most important is gaining the results. When we gain results, we can be a benefit to others. Dogs, people, animals, sentient beings. Much, much more. So I wish you luck if you decide to do the Medicine Buddha practice. In any case, I wish you luck. Thank You.

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  1. KYC on Sep 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    This is a teaching that most people who have pets need. Most of us have had pets before or are taking care of one. Before I met the Dharma, I treated my pets well and took care of their food and hygiene but if I had known the Dharma, I would have done more for them, like doing the Medicine Buddha sadhana and reciting the mantra for their good rebirth. Once I had to give my dog to the pound as I was moving to a condo where no animals were allowed. The guilt has stayed with me until now. Now at least, I feel that I can do more for the animals by highlighting their suffering. Instead of lamenting about the past which we can do nothing about, we must transform our pain, guilt, and fear into something positive, like improving the welfare of other animals.

  2. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Sep 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for Rinpoche powerful sharing with the teaching of Medicine Buddha…

    We always see many Facebook updates that Kechara Puja House almost everyday do a lot of Medicine Buddha Pujas for the sponsors, they might be dedicate for the ill peoples, pets or more.

    We are truly blessed with Rinpoche sharing, we always can do something for the persons, pets and all sentient beings through Medicine Buddha practice…

  3. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the Medicine Buddha Mantra to bless and do prayer for animals.

    The past was the past; the future is up to us. Thinking about the past makes us shut down and we start reliving the present and future as we experienced the past. It is up to us because karma is open, karma is free, karma is neutral and what we want to create of karma, what we want to create in our future, is in our own hands. Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

  4. Penang Study Group on Aug 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Today, the Penang Study Group members discussed about their feelings when their pets died. One of the members expressed that she was devastated when her dog died in her arms (her feeling at that period was more intense than her feelings towards her grandpa whom has passed away). Another member described her feelings too and how she dealt with her dog’s passing. It took her years to recover from that. This clearly shows how much she loved that dog and treated him like her own son. Lastly, there was another story shared by a member of his dog, whom he gave it to a neighbour due to relocation of work. Few months after that, he found that his dog was dead. Most probably due to a broken heart. Ever since, he has dedicated merits to his dog through chanting Medicine Buddha’s mantra. We have came to a conclusion that we should only adopt a pet when we are ready. Responsibility not only lies on giving food and shelter, it should include love, care, trust and most of all is to be with them (through thick and thin) till the end of their lives. Not forgetting that to these pets, we are their only world. They know nothing except being loyal to us. After the conclusion, we hope that Jill Caroll has found her solace by now and has started a new chapter of life with another pet.

    Attendees: Siaw Ching, Leonard Ooi, Garrick, Linny, Natsumi, Kai Lynn and Jacinta.

  5. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,
    Thank you got your teachings in your reply to Jill. As the saying goes, “a dog is man’s best friend ” and I believe that it is so – I have a dog before but I regret leaving him with my neighbour when I had to move house. Heard that he died a few months after that.
    I chant Medicine Buddha mantra when I do daily sadhana – and dedicate to my dog that passed away years ago.

    Regards
    Leonard Ooi

  6. Soon Huat (Penang) on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Jill, I am inspired by your story and Rinpoche’s reply on your question. It is really a wakeup call for me. We should think of and focus on the animal’s pain (or other party’s pain) instead of ours (being regretful for losing them). We should think of many other sentient beings too and consider how much we can help them.

    I like the point Rinpoche brought up. We can not control our pass negative karma we have committed but we have full control on our future Karma. Create the cause for future good karma. Trying our best to help more sentient beings, good motivation is counted.

    At last I would like to “Thanks” Rinpoche for such detail and beneficial explanation and teaching. I learnt a lot from it. Thank You Rinpoche.

    Cheers,
    Soon Huat

  7. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Aug 23, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your teachings and reply to Jill, which will eventually benefit more people who have watched the video and go through the posting here. To Jill, I am glad and rejoice for you as you have taken good cares for your three dogs. You are not only giving the basic necessities to your dogs but you have also taken a good care of them with much compassion and kindness. I truly understand how you feel about being parted with your dogs at their times of death. However, if we understand of what Rinpoche has taught us, we can dedicate Medicine Puja for all animals including your 3 dogs and hope that they can take good rebirths and connect with Buddhism in their future lifetimes. By doing more for other animals and provide the best for those animals with our initiatives spontaneously, we can easily move on to help more animals in need whenever we pass by them on the road or other places. Wishing the best for you Jill!

  8. Shelly tai on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. I feel touch after reading the story is very glad to Jill who are a animals lover she really treated her dogs like how we treated our own children , I do not think a lot of people out there who will care and live their pets so much this is something I disagree very much I think we should live them as much as we can because they do have feeling like us what more they cannot talk anyway ever since I adopted three cats in my house I really try to live them as much as I can because everyone deserve love and care animals is the same.

  9. Edwin Tan on Aug 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Dear Jill,

    Rinpoche is very kind to gift you with a rosary, a Medicine Buddha statue and Medicine Buddha’s prayers.

    Do pray with good intentions to bless your dogs that passed on, and your current dog(s), they will be very blessed.

    They must be very blessed and lucky to have met you for you to pray for them, for good rebirth, out of animal realms. Do not let past incidents stop you from loving more animals.

    Do read more about Medicine Buddha on Rinpoche’s blog, as what was spoken on the video, having Medicine Buddha blesses and calms the environment, and doing his prayers definitely calms you and opens up more wisdom and compassion.

    Also, Rinpoche’s blog has a wonderful magnetism that when you have queries, open up the blog and read and answers will flow to you automatically.

    Thank you.

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for the wonderful teaching to us through this lovely message to Jill.

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Dear Jill,
    Thank you for caring not be afraid to take care of animals. I feel inspired by your story I do feel your sadness and I have lost my pets before and it is never so easy. Thank you for opening your heart to care for animals.

  11. […] A few months ago, Jill Carroll contacted me through my PA, Beng Kooi. During that time, she was dealing with the loss of her beloved dog, and just like everyone else who has lost a loved one… she found it hard to deal with the situation. I video-recorded a message and gave her some sharing on Medicine Buddha’s practice. […]

  12. Jill Carroll on May 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Today I looked at this blog and saw the You Tube reply from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche himself regarding my email. I am so happy that I went on the blog. I didn’t know or expect that there would be a reply there to my email. It was such a blessing and surprise! I would like to tell Tsem Tulku Rinpoche that I am so grateful for the time he took for this. I would also like to thank all of you for your kind words of support.

    The words in this video really moved me and I want this teaching to be of good use. Thank you for your kind encouragement to learn Medicine Buddha practice for the benefit of sentient beings. Thank you so much.

    Sincerely, Jill Carroll

  13. Terri on May 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind.

  14. Margaretlee on Apr 29, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your answer to Jill.

    Life is indeed a journey of transformation through learning, experiencing, and practising. It is so wonderful to learn from Rinpoche’s teaching that the common occurance of guilt, lost, and pain that will always happen in our lives whether to animals or our loved ones,can be transformed into benefitting many more only if we step out of our fear zone and transmute these raw painful feelings into something positive, something that not only heal ourselves, but others as well.

    By concentrating on our own pain, we actually are closing up and becoming self cherished again. It does not help us nor others.

    I remember a long time ago, a student asked Rinpoche, ” Why do we have to have our heart broken many times in order to love more?”
    And Rinpoche sharerd his answer to this student via sms saying that (as best as I can recall), everytime our hearts tear, they become bigger as they heal, so we can encompass more and take care of more beings.

    Good luck Jill on your medicine buddha’s practice and may you be a beckon of light to many who share your experience. May you continue to love and care for the animals who have the good fortune to meet you.

    Margaret

  15. Shin on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Dear Jill,
    I’m sure because you genuinely care for the dogs, hence you feel that you could have done more, or it was your fault, but it wasn’t.

    You could have chosen to ignore the 2nd and 3rd dog at the shelter, giving excuses that the pain of losing a dog is painful. But you didn’t! You chose to take care of them so that they can have better lives outside the shelter.

    Who knows what could have happen to them if you didn’t take them back to your home? Even if your second dog had just 24 hours with you, at least he experienced a little human warmth and care.

    I really admire the amount of care you have for the dogs and I hope you will transform your care and take on the practice as advised by Rinpoche because I know you can benefit so many others as you have a very kind heart.

    Thank you for sharing your story. It is very nice to learn of your genuine care for other sentient beings.

  16. Sofi on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your answer to Jill’s question. Thru your sharing, I have learnt how much more medicine buddha may help sentient beings. I also would like to share some unconventional treatment that may help with animal’s skin problem. My dog had very bad skin problem and knowing that treatment by the vet would involve strong antibiotic cream/oral medication (in fact, he had one dose which did not improve his condition at all. So, I went to the pharmacy to purchase “Olivenol” which was meant for human consumption. I’ve seen its write up in the papers about the olive extract being able to help with skin problems in human and thought why not give it a try. As my dog is the normal malaysian dog, I gave him half dosage and hey, it works. One bottle of “Olivenol” cure him of his problem and with healthy shining fur too. Advice is to get the liquid form, which Caring sells. Guardian only has the capsule/tablet form which is a bit hard to control the dosage.
    Jill, as Rinpoche said, to have been loved, even for a short while, is better than never felt love at all. Keep up your good work for the dogs and sincerely hope that you will strongly put your belief in Rinpoche to follow his advice. Your effort would make this world so much more loving.

  17. Irene Lim on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

    No fear…. love is free and encompassing. Just love on Jill!

  18. Sandy on Apr 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I only managed to watch the first 12 minutes of your video reply to Jill (slow connection), but I trust and hope that Jill can and does take heart from your message to her, which is absolutely spot on.

    I’ve had dogs all of my life, with some (especially the bigger dogs) troubled with illnesses and issues. You hit the nail on the head when you say that Jill’s dogs may not have received such attentive loving kindness from another owner; the fact that she poured so much care into her dogs shows what a compassionate person Jill is – a lot of people would perhaps have given up on their dogs if they had significant medical problems.

    My mum would always pick the “runt” of the litter whenever she bought/adopted dogs. As a kid, I didn’t understand why she did this, but she’d tell me later, “The other dogs will be picked up soon enough – these poor wee dogs are always left behind, so I want to give them all the loving and care they might not otherwise get.”

    To my mind, anyone who spends any time loving and caring for their animals shouldn’t be afraid to realise their own compassion. How easy it is not to bother with sick animals and just focus on them when they are cute and well. Jill’s story made me smile; the content may be sad, but it’s so wonderful to see that there are people like Jill who exist and give their care and attention to animals; I hope she realises just how much she did for her pets and how much compassion and love she had (has) in her to give.

    It’s always sad to see dogs suffering, or any animal for that matter, but without sounding cliche, suffering happens in life to every living thing; it’s just a fact of life, but those dogs of Jill’s who suffered did so knowing that they were loved and cherished. Our suffering is hard, watching our pets go through illness and death, but there is nothing more beautiful than to love and care for our pets when they are suffering – that’s when they most need it, and in Jill’s case, it’s something she always readily provided for her dogs, and for that – for what it’s worth – she gets my complete admiration and respect.

    Thank you, Jill, for your story.

    Kind regards and best wishes,
    Sandy

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    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 01:30 PM
    This is an interesting read. When I grew up, I heard about paranormal activities in tunnels. Ialways thought that these are some kind of Asian believes. However, it seems that similar stories happen all over the world. Tunnels do always relate to paranormal activities. This article introduces a few famous creepy tunnels from all around the world with stories and photos. Hope you would enjoy reading it.

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    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 12:50 PM
    I am fortunate to come across this beautiful old post of His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche has given many teachings and initiations for his fortunate students and had benefitted countless students. He has dedicated his whole life mainly on dharma practice and giving teachings. He has travelled extensively, benefiting dharma students in various parts of the world as requested from many countries in Europe and America. Our Guru too have received many tremendous teachings,and personal advice from this great master. H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche has authored many important books on Tibetan Buddhism. At the age of 88, H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche entered clear light, leaving a legacy behind him.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and those rare pictures of the cremation of the holy body of H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-eminence-kyabje-lati-rinpoche-enters-clear-light.html
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    Wonderful teachings of the meaning of OM MANI PADME HUNG. The Om Mani Padme Hung mantra is at the heart of many Buddhist traditions. When one recite the mantra Om Mani Padme Hung to oneself, it invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. It will then transform our impure body, speech, and mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.html
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    Turning negatives situation into positive and accept whatever comes along.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-train.html
  • Sofi
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    Learn how every single part of Buddha’s body and how it pertains to his enlightenment. Many interesting details that I have never known before. Definintely something we should read in our pursuit to be just the same as the Buddha.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rin
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    Must read on what the great 5th Dalai Lama did in recognition of authentic Dorje Shugden. Such respect and reverence are shown to the enlightened protector of Lama Tsongkapa’s precious teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html
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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-again-says-its-possible-to-have-two-panchen-lamas.html
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    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 08:25 AM
    It is time for Nechung to retire already. He has been the state oracle giving His Holiness the Dalai Lama advice and whose advice has been creating problems since the 13th Dalai Lama’s time. It was Nechung’s advice that actually led the 13th Dalai Lama to pass into clear light prematurely.

    Another example will be His Holiness’s escape from Tibet to India. Nechung took trance and told His Holiness the stay back in Tibet and there is no need for His Holiness to leave. However, Dorje Shugden oracle took trance and told His Holiness to leave Tibet immediately and even gave details on how they should leave Tibet.

    Luckily they heed Dorje Shugden advice and left Potala Palace heading towards to India. That very night, the Chinese invaded Potala Palace and if His Holiness heeds Nechung’s advice, he would be in grave danger. This shows the unreliability of Nechung’s advice recently.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-the-retiring-devil-of-tibet.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 08:10 PM
    Dorje Shugden has a minister called Kache Marpo who is an emanation of Hayagriva which means Kache Marpo is also an enlightened protector. When the Oracle takes trance of Dorje Shugden, Dorje Shugden can only stay for a short while because his energy is very strong and he is not able to talk. Hence, Kache Marpo becomes the voice of Dorje Shugden. The Oracle and take trance of Kache Marpo and deliver messages to people on behalf of Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-kache-marpo.html
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    If there was no ban, I would never be able to really learn about what Guru Devotion is why is it so important. It also made me realise things are not always easy, it teaches us to value what we have and not to give up no matter how hard or difficult the situation might be. Our Guru’s promise to us is enlightenment, it is priceless and extremely precious. Hence, we should never abandon our teacher or give up the practice he gives us. I hope the ban can be lifted very soon so everyone can focus on Dharma practice and not the politics surrounding Dorje Shugden controversy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-dalai-lama-speaks-clearly-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 07:36 PM
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/food-recipes/saffron.html
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    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:51 PM
    As a child Rinpoche showed sign of speciality in a way. Rinpoche has had suffered abuses, problems and sufferings since young. Rinpoche has had experienced much more than anyone else. All the sufferings Rinpoche had gone through merely for the sake of preserving the Dorje Shugden lineage and to purify the obstacles arising from future practitioners and people he can benefit. Whatever Rinpoche encountered did not discourage Rinpoche from spreading Dharma to everyone of us and across the globe. Rinpoche’s guru devotion has inspired him to keep moving. We have Rinpoche to thanks for bringing Dharma to Malaysia. We are fortunate to learn, practice Dharma in this life time . With folded hands thank you Rinpoche.
    Thank you Pastor David Lai for this beautiful write up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-why-rinpoche-has-to-suffer
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:50 PM
    Interesting first time hearing this….. Buddhist monk hitting people with a broom to purify and clearing one’s obstacles . Different religion and faith have their own way of purifying and blessing. A more usual form of Thai blessing would be sprinkling water on the fore head. A monk who was seen forcefully hitting temple-goers heads with a broom is normal to them. Even though the smacking may look violent, but it didn’t harm anyone recording to the Buddhist monk. I have seen in Chinese temple, one or two occasion that the deity in trance using branches of leaves hitting temple-goers to bless them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/buddhist-monk-hitting-people-with-a-broom
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    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 05:46 AM
    Celebrities Ghost Stories (4) and Psychic Kids (2)

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/celebrities-ghost-stories-4-and-psychic-kids-2.html

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Special prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama- https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n
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Special prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama- https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n
On January 26, 2019, Venerable Arjia Rinpoche who is a close friend of the Dalai Lama asked the Tibetans to stop discriminating against people who practice Dorje Shugden and regionalism. His speech called for unity for the preservation of Tibet\'s unique culture and religion and all Tibetans should be friendly with each other regardless of religion and regional origins. His speech is powerful and much needed at this time. Very beautiful. Thank you Arjia Rinpoche. Please see here: https://bit.ly/2CdOz1A
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On January 26, 2019, Venerable Arjia Rinpoche who is a close friend of the Dalai Lama asked the Tibetans to stop discriminating against people who practice Dorje Shugden and regionalism. His speech called for unity for the preservation of Tibet's unique culture and religion and all Tibetans should be friendly with each other regardless of religion and regional origins. His speech is powerful and much needed at this time. Very beautiful. Thank you Arjia Rinpoche. Please see here: https://bit.ly/2CdOz1A
Nice picture of Tsem Rinpoche with Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche. Click on and enlarge.
2 weeks ago
Nice picture of Tsem Rinpoche with Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche. Click on and enlarge.
Evolution starts with an inner revolution.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Evolution starts with an inner revolution.~Tsem Rinpoche
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent. Don\'t be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Our likes and dislikes are impermanent. Don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche
I will always be loyal to my teacher, be with genuine friends, keep my spiritual commitments, share Dorje Shugden with those who need help and just be myself. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I will always be loyal to my teacher, be with genuine friends, keep my spiritual commitments, share Dorje Shugden with those who need help and just be myself. Tsem Rinpoche
You can call me whatever you want,
but that won\'t change me.

~TsemRinpoche.com
3 weeks ago
You can call me whatever you want, but that won't change me. ~TsemRinpoche.com
I have so many wonderful stories, pictures, accounts & videos on bigfoot/yeti here: 
 https://bit.ly/2LjVZ6T
3 weeks ago
I have so many wonderful stories, pictures, accounts & videos on bigfoot/yeti here: https://bit.ly/2LjVZ6T
There is so much to see and read this in this category dedicated to animals. Let’s never harm animals and let’s not eat them anymore and allow them to live in happiness~Tsem Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
3 weeks ago
There is so much to see and read this in this category dedicated to animals. Let’s never harm animals and let’s not eat them anymore and allow them to live in happiness~Tsem Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Another one to share..click on picture to view
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Another one to share..click on picture to view
To share with you....
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To share with you....
A special prayer on Tibet\'s Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to calm the mind daily. This short prayer was compassionately composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama of the great Tashilunpo Monastery. - 
 https://bit.ly/2ElkBZG
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A special prayer on Tibet's Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to calm the mind daily. This short prayer was compassionately composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama of the great Tashilunpo Monastery. - https://bit.ly/2ElkBZG
Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two well known disciples. (Left) Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and (right) Lama Yeshe. Both of them were very devoted to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, their practice, their commitments and brought benefit to many beings throughout their lives. Very great beings. Read more about them-  https://bit.ly/2H2rylB
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Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two well known disciples. (Left) Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and (right) Lama Yeshe. Both of them were very devoted to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, their practice, their commitments and brought benefit to many beings throughout their lives. Very great beings. Read more about them- https://bit.ly/2H2rylB
Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
Back in the 90\'s this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
4 weeks ago
Back in the 90's this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, \'shirt\' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
4 weeks ago
This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, 'shirt' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
4 weeks ago
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
4 weeks ago
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
4 weeks ago
This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
Dorje Shugden\'s mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden's mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
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Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
Beautiful Vajra Yogini
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini
This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit\'s hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin\'s shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit's hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin's shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
1 month ago
This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
\"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel\" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
1 month ago
"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
1 month ago
Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
1 month ago
It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
1 month ago
Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
1 month ago
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
1 month ago
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
1 month ago
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
2 months ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
2 months ago
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing-  https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
2 months ago
Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing- https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
2 months ago
Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
2 months ago
满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
A brand new \"Wish-fulfilling Shrine\" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video-  https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
2 months ago
A brand new "Wish-fulfilling Shrine" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video- https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    3 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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    3 months ago
    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    4 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    4 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
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  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years 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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Thank you very much to ICIMB for your kind donation and also for joining our #food #distribution last night. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 hours ago
Thank you very much to ICIMB for your kind donation and also for joining our #food #distribution last night. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Small but great team from Qi Resources. They were here earlier to assist us with #surplus #food #rescue. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
yesterday
Small but great team from Qi Resources. They were here earlier to assist us with #surplus #food #rescue. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Lastly, we hope sponsors' wishes be fulfilled and at the same time we keep generating merits through this event to fuel our mind transformation. That's how we can support our Lama H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s work, fulfil His wishes and extend His life. Thanks to all. KPSG~Jacinta
yesterday
Lastly, we hope sponsors' wishes be fulfilled and at the same time we keep generating merits through this event to fuel our mind transformation. That's how we can support our Lama H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s work, fulfil His wishes and extend His life. Thanks to all. KPSG~Jacinta
Imagine being constraint for so long. Unlike the brave and the bold ones, it takes longer for these timid birds to fly off. Join us in our monthly Kechara Penang Study Group’s Bird Liberation event. KPSG ~Jacinta
yesterday
Imagine being constraint for so long. Unlike the brave and the bold ones, it takes longer for these timid birds to fly off. Join us in our monthly Kechara Penang Study Group’s Bird Liberation event. KPSG ~Jacinta
Happy seeing them flying off. KPSG~ Jacinta
yesterday
Happy seeing them flying off. KPSG~ Jacinta
A monthly event not to be missed. It has taught us compassion, love and the wish to alleviate the sufferings of all beings. A priceless lesson for us all while generating merits to fuel our spiritual path further. Thanks to those who came early for this event. KPSG ~ Jacinta
yesterday
A monthly event not to be missed. It has taught us compassion, love and the wish to alleviate the sufferings of all beings. A priceless lesson for us all while generating merits to fuel our spiritual path further. Thanks to those who came early for this event. KPSG ~ Jacinta
This afternoon, Kechara Penang Study Group has liberated 16 birds. Through this monthly event, we hope many more can join us and do call us for more info. KPSG ~ Jacinta Goh
yesterday
This afternoon, Kechara Penang Study Group has liberated 16 birds. Through this monthly event, we hope many more can join us and do call us for more info. KPSG ~ Jacinta Goh
Students love dharma class and all other activities. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Students love dharma class and all other activities. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice gave an introduction on Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Alice gave an introduction on Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda teaching the students of 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Melinda teaching the students of 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage students enjoyed the Nagomi art session. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teenage students enjoyed the Nagomi art session. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Laura leading the youngest group to do prostration during Sunday class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Laura leading the youngest group to do prostration during Sunday class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children as young as 3 years old can join the weekly Sunday Dharma classes in Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Children as young as 3 years old can join the weekly Sunday Dharma classes in Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
Thank you very much to Methodist College Kuala Lumpur students for assisting us in admin work today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thank you very much to Methodist College Kuala Lumpur students for assisting us in admin work today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
A big thanks to Alicia Yap for assisting us with food surplus distribution at Kg. Muhibbah, Puchong today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
A big thanks to Alicia Yap for assisting us with food surplus distribution at Kg. Muhibbah, Puchong today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS Together We Care , teacher Lin Mun the teenage class's teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS Together We Care , teacher Lin Mun the teenage class's teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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