Unbelievable!

May 2, 2013 | Views: 1,439

Dear friends,

This is a short story you have to read. It is amazing on many levels. You wouldn’t think this is possible but it is happening and people don’t mind. The intelligence is amazing. People take the subway to go to work to earn to eat. These special passengers are doing the same to look for food. Please read to see what I mean.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

 

 

Stray Dogs Master Complex Moscow Subway System

 

Animals in the wild have to continually contend with the expansion of human civilization. Certain wild animals have learned to coexist and even thrive in urban settings, pigeons and raccoons being obvious examples.

Well, subway goers in Moscow are becoming familiar with stray dogs. These dogs have become accustomed to using the subway system as a means to travel across Moscow, even managing to catch a nap along the way. The dogs hop on in the morning and travel to the city center where they spend the day begging for scraps. At the end of the day they get back on the subway and travel to the suburbs where they sleep in relative safety.

The dogs have become experts at judging the length of time they need to stay on the train, and seem to work together to ensure that they exit the subway at the right stop.

Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city center to the suburbs.

Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city center, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the center in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”

 

For more info: http://abcnews.go.com/International/Technology/stray-dogs-master-complex-moscow-subway-system/story?id=10145833#.UYE95b6wq6L

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  1. S.Prathap on Mar 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    This is amazing. Never think of the strays dog can be so intelligent. They are acting just like us humans.I am very happy that they are so smart and finally found their way or the best solution to get their food.
    What’s most amazing about dogs is that even after so much cruelty they go through, even after their traumas, you will notice that they still will love you back if you show them some kind of affection. Thank you for sharing this interesting article.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jun 19, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Wow…interesting and Unbelievable we can learn something amazing here.Homesless dogs were learning to travel on the subway going to the city looking for food. They are just like us using the subway system as a means to travel across Moscow.The people at the subway have compassion for dogs.Thats really beautiful as dogs are allowed in the train for free as well and the people at the subway are familiar with them around.They are smart,have feelings and intelligent as humans beings.It show that they needs love,care too and they will be loyal to us.Hence be kind,caring and loving to all ,they are one of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  3. Vivian Ong on Mar 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is so amazing to see these homeless dogs learn to take the subway train to the city in search for food and back during the night. Sometimes, humans may be over-pampered until they do not know even how to take a public transport and sometimes even taking things for granted. Sometimes when we are in a situation where we must learn to be independent and learn up to survive. Again this is another article that humans need to learn from the animals.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  4. Lucas Roth on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    This is great and i love the idea that humans can coexist with these animals on their daily lives. Animals are smart and it is so cool how they can navigate themselves to get off at different stops. thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  5. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    All of us has the survival instinct, regardless of any forms. Man kind able to survive through the environmental changes thousand and millions years ago. Forms of living are evolved to adapt the surrounding environment in order to live longer. Moreover dogs have the similar intelligent as human and bonus add on to have great smell to trance his way back to where he comes from.

  6. beatrix ooi on Jun 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    The dogs are way larger than I thought they would be, they are quite similar to wolves. They are so civilised and funny! It’s really odd to see them using the subways as well! On the other hand, it’s also very sad to know that they are living a human life. They are animals and they are supposed to live their own life. I cannot imagine if someday they are bullied or abused by the passengers in the subway, really sad..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  7. Girlie OOI on Jun 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    These dogs are just like the daily train commuters. Hopping on at one station and hopping off at another. It looks like they have an in-built clock that works quietly inside.

    These are intelligent beings that need no words to express themselves. We as human beings underestimate our four-footed friends.

  8. Leann Lim on May 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this post…The article shock our normal view,how stray dog can be so intelligent,just like human to find the way to survival. And show us human and animal or other sentient beings can living together peacefully, it’s just depends on how is our behaviors and compassion to treat them.

  9. Joy on May 11, 2013 at 12:03 am

    These doggies are smarrrrrt! So cute to see this, it goes to show how smart dogs are. So if they are this smart to figure out the timing of when the train actually stops and get off, it means they are very intelligent beings so why would they not feel pain if we inflict on them? How could we treat them so cruelly and give them pain thinking they are life that is not worthy?

    What’s most amazing about dogs is that even after so much cruelty they go through, even after their traumas, you will notice that they still will love you back if you show them some kind of affection. That is the great quality of a dog… always loyal. Sometimes not even a human have this quality in them.

  10. Davin on May 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. This is amazing. Never think of the strays dog can be so intelligent. They are acting just like us humans. This shows that how intelligent they are and they will find ways survive. It is really wonderful to see human and other animals living together peacefully.

  11. AdelineTan on May 9, 2013 at 3:02 am

    This is indeed an unbelievable and interesting story. Dogs are intelligent animals and they can learn fast. Once they know they can find foods in that particular area they will always go back there. My sister used to feed stray dogs, one or two dogs only at the back lane of our house in the evening, after eating they disappeared but they will come back again the next day almost at the same time. Animals have instinct so as dogs they can follow the scents to get there and after awhile it became a routine for them. In this story it is lucky that the Moscow subway system masters allowed dogs to travel to and fro for free! They are very kind hearted.

  12. Jessica Yap on May 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

    This is too cute and smart! Even as humans, we would sometimes miss our stop if we fall asleep during the journey. But the doggies are just too smart!
    Nature never ceases to amaze me! It’s stories like these that makes us reflect on how smart these creatures are.. =)

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  13. Soon Huat on May 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article. Dogs are as intelligent as human being, they have feeling and thinking like us. However, a lot of people have ignored these factors merely due to our ignorance that we failed to understand them. I hope more and more animal abuser can realize this factor soon.

  14. HelenaC on May 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Wow wow wow….it is really amazing and unbelievable! They are just like us besides different form 🙂
    It is so nice that human and other sentient beings living together peacefully 🙂

  15. Pastor Chia on May 7, 2013 at 8:15 am

    This is amazing article i ever read how dog can travel by subway to find food from different city.it show how intelligent the animal can learn the new rule of the environment to find food using what human had created the transport system.

  16. Julia Tan on May 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Amazing! Yes, they do need to survive too, just like us. I am very happy that they are so smart and finally found their way or the best solution to get their food. What could be more beautiful that the passegers actually do not mind traveling with these dogs everyday.

    What first came into my mind when I read about this story was, when we are put into a situation that we need to strive or struggle to survive, we will think deep and find our way out. Hence do not see difficulties as a problems or worse some people see it as end of the world. When you see the glim of light or found the solutions, be proud of yourself cause you just gained another level of wisdom.

  17. Lim (KH JB) on May 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Wow, so wonderful to read this heart warming post. And thanks for the peoples around the dog not disturb him.

    May the dog able to collect more merits that able to take better rebirth and practice Dharma. And may all sentient beings always in a good condition to continue their life…

  18. pavara lam on May 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche it is really amazing that dogs are allowed to board trains and they know when it is time to go down the train.
    You won’t really find a lot of countries that allows dogs on to the trains,this shows how compassionate the people in Moscow to allow dogs to go on board the train.
    This post also proofs that dogs knows how and when to do things.These dogs are really smart.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspirational and heart warming post.

  19. tenzinkhenchen on May 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Animals are extremely clever creatures. So, why do people want to hurt innocent animals. This is extremely unbelievable. Humans should not abandon their pets. it is a very nasty thing to do!

  20. grace (KHJB) on May 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    this is really amazing the stray dog know how to use the subway. it was grateful the subway management and the passager can accept the scenario so that the stray dogs can find the food to eat and survive.

  21. Cliff on May 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Frankly I am not surprised, dogs and any other animals have shown incredible signs of intelligence. Its sad to know that in some cases animals are able to show more compassion than humans, being seen as a lower being than humans, they do not deserve such despicable treatment. This is clear proof that even a dog can accustom to a some humans daily schedule. Its nice to know that this has been going on for a while and there hasn’t been anyone to disturb them or stopping them from taking the train. Lovely story, thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  22. Adrian Cho on May 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Wow… This dogs really amazing and intelligences, that knows how to take train to travel. This is really very interesting story and love it much.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post to us.

  23. Andrew Boon on May 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    As wonderful as this story is, it really is not all that surprising in the sense i know for a fact dogs have an uncanny sense of perception and a strong habitual nature for survival. Not unlike us human counterparts really!

    Hence they make such great companions, as the expression goes “man’s best friend”.

    What dogs lack in terms of reading in terms of knowing where to get off, they have an uncanny perception for space and time. For example the case of Hachiko whereby, he would go to the train station at the precise time his master would come back from work on the train from just sensing time passing (lucky, trains in Japan are on time!!! – hehehe)

    Stories like these gives us a deeper understanding of the workings of yet another complex living being that although may not look like us but certainly have a place in this world… sometimes with habits that seem very much like our own, which may be much closer than we think!:)

  24. Low KHJB on May 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche.It is really wonderful ,how dogs could adapt to changes in order to survive.I would say the Russian are quite kind to allowed these homeless pets to coexist with human in the subway.
    The dog in the picture seems quite healthy.I suppose ,it was a pet to someone earlier and somehow neglected along the way.It might be trained or experience the way to ride the subway earlier.Anyway I hope it could find a good master to take him home as a pet to give him some loving care that it deserved.

  25. Lim Han Nee on May 4, 2013 at 12:10 am

    How disarming and touching! Humans drive animals out of the wilds into the city and suburbs, by their expanding into the ‘homes’ and natural habitats of these beings. So these animals rise to the occasion and quickly master the human art of commuting to the city in the day to scavenge for food, and returning back by subway to the safe suburbs in the evening.

    These dogs appear quite relax, as they catch a nap on the train. It’s nice to see humans and animals living in such peaceful symbiosis!

  26. patsy on May 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    This is amazing. Not only humans have to look for a living but animals too especially when their habitats are destroyed by development. Dogs are highly intelligent animals and they will find ways and means to survive. It is so heartwarming to see this dog taking a nap along the way. He must be very tired after a hard day’s work, traveling, scavenging and begging for food.

  27. Karen on May 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. Wonderful to see that people in Moscow have compassion for our dog friends.

  28. Julien Roth on May 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    This is so cool. Dogs are so smart. The fact that they could actually be smart enough to even tell which stop that they needed to get off is super cool, and amazing. Dogs are truly very special creatures, they are loving, smart and compassionate. I hope that people do no abuse them when they are on the subway. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  29. tenzin llhamo on May 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    The strays are super smart and adorable! Can you imagine… They travel around just like us people but not for shopping nor work though. Hehe… And they know when to get off! Its sad that these strays were chased out of the complex and go beg for food somewhere else. And the people are kind too as they do not chase nor disturb them.

    Like what Albert said, dogs are learning to drive too! How intelligent!

  30. Jutika Lam on May 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Hehehe This blog post about stray dogs taking the subway in Moscow is just to cute!

    It’s amazing how they may just be dogs and yet they act so smart just like us humans.

    I am very impressed how smart the dogs are to even know where they are going to get off the train.

    I am also happy that the passengers and the management of the subway are ok with the dogs riding on the train… really really glad that nobody forces them of the train.

    Thank You Rinpoche for making my day with this cute attack!

    Love
    Jutika

  31. Thierry on May 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.
    I had a philosophy teacher at high school that said:
    “we, humans, are animals no more, but we are not yet something else”.
    And we do think of ourselves as so much more than the animal realm that we abuse them, we under-estimate them, we use them as industrial goods provided by nature in profusion, we trap them, we poison them so they can produce more flesh, rarely do we treasure them as toy-pets, only if they are cute and healthy and convenient also…
    Perhaps to become something else than animals we should start by respecting, protecting and caring for them… That’d be a step forward perhaps?

  32. So Kin Hoe on May 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    This is truly amazing! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the short story with the mumu picture. Let’s share our living places with animals around us and live with them as neighbours and friends. They deserve to live with much protection and food.

  33. Lucas Roth on May 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    wow, this is so cool and intelligent. it is nice to know that people and animals are so calm and okay with coexisting with animals on an everyday process, i love animals and i wish it could be like this here. be vegetarian and save lives!!!!!!

  34. edward ooi on May 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Haha smart dogs. I bet the dogs must have discovered this technology when one of the dogs accidentally went inside the train and found out that the train brought it to other town, I think this is how they found the way of to travel with agility without using any energy. Haha LOL!

  35. uncle eddie on May 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Looks like its a fantastic surprise for such an amazing event happening in an animals’ life in the Soviet Union. Like humans looking for food, the dogs learned how best to scavenge for food in the city centre in the Soviet Union. In the morning, the dogs have mastered how to travel on the subway and then towards the evening, they learnt how to travel back, just like humans do. These dogs seemed to have become so accustomed to the travelling on the subway, and they seem to be treating the subways, as “a means of travel across Moscow” so habitually, that the subway-goers in Moscow are becoming familar with stray dogs! The amazing part is that the animals can become expert at judging length of time they need to stay on the train, then exit the subway at the right stop!! This proves they can be more amazingly intelligient than humans on many levels, unbelievable, but yet its true! Therefore, animals should be duly treated with respect and kindness like a human.

  36. Datuk May on May 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I totally agree with Martin that we are very similar to dogs, not superior just the same sentient beings. This reflect on how humans can think of themselves being superior and have animals be treated badly and also be eaten by us. Eating of another human being is cannibalism then eating an animal should also be frowned on if we think animals like us, just sentient beings.

    This story makes me realise how ignorant we are and also self centered.

  37. June Kang on May 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    When I read this story, it remind me 30 years ago, my house has a very big size cat and it always give us problem. After few months, we can’t tolerate the cat and my father decided to send the cat far away from our house. Unbelievable the cat came back to our house after one week. Unbelievable is because it would take 3 hours to walk to reach my house and how the cat get the direction. Until now, we still don’t know how the cat recognizes the direction towards our house. However since them, we let the cat stay with us until he die at old age, although the cat keep giving us problem by mess up our house. Also, since them i noticed my family develop a kind heart to take care those cats and dogs “walk in” to our house.

  38. Wah Ying on May 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

    This news reminds me of an animated film directed by Isao Takahata – Pom Poko.

    The story begins in late 1960s Japan. A group of tanuki (raccoon dogs) are threatened by a gigantic suburban development project on the outskirts of Tokyo. The development is cutting into their forest habitat and dividing their land.

    With limited living space and food decreasing every year, the tanuki begin fighting among themselves for the diminishing resources, but later they decide to unify to stop the development…This story tells the reality of excessive development which threaten the living habitat of wild animals and how animals adapt themselves to the changing/transformation of environment…Some “transform” as human and live like human, some remains as tanuki in outskirts of Tokyo. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom_Poko)

    The story of Pom Poko is fun, and this Moscow dogs story shows the intelligence of animals, at the same time interaction between human, animals and environment, which is imbalance and does not bring harmony and peace to all.

  39. lewkwanleng on May 2, 2013 at 4:29 am

    It is difficult to explain how the dogs can determine the exact travelling time without watch 🙂 I hope human and other animals can co-exist peacefully..

    • Sharon Saw on May 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      From stories like Hachiko ( http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/hachiko-a-lesson-in-eternal-friendship-loyalty.html ), where the dog would faithfully wait for his master everyday, i have no doubt that dogs are able to gauge time somehow – and very accurately too. Animals have remarkable senses and intuitions which we humans have no clue about. Therefore we should stop feeling so superior to the animals and respect them instead.

      This story of the dogs using the subway is amazing – can you imagine what goes on in animals’ heads – just because they can’t talk, we think they are stupid, but they are actually a whole lot smarter than we think they are!! That is why Rinpoche says never be cruel to animals and never eat them.

      • Jay Jae on May 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        I am very sure they have their own means of communication to help them with their daily undertakings in their life. What I find interesting is that apart of sensing the length of their journey, they also have the ability to sense human emotions.

        Many researches have been done which proves on many levels that dogs can very much help aid humankind in recovering of certain sicknesses.

  40. sarahyap on May 2, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Oh my goodness! I don’t know why but reading this article certainly sent some shocks to my brain lol! It really is unbelievable how intelligent dogs are that many times they shock us, people on their level of intelligence.

    I have heard of dogs finding their way back home after being abandoned or lost for long periods of time, but i certainly have not heard of dogs taking the subway to ‘work’ and then returning home after that every single day… this is really something amazing.

    Thank you for sharing this news. When we read news about how intelligent animals are… we should not just go ‘wow, how wonderful’ but think deeper and put a stand against cruelty towards animals. After all, looking at how these dogs in Moscow live their life… what different are we compared to these dogs…

    Never be cruel to any single animal… they deserve care and love as much as anyone on earth.

  41. David Lai on May 2, 2013 at 2:31 am

    This is just soooo cool! It’s really nice when society have some sort of awareness and regard for animals. I like the fact that people allow strays onto trains and understand their need to travel. At the same time, this shows that dogs possess quite superior intelligence on such matters. I know, I am not that well-versed with canine intelligence. I am still amazed anyway.

    An interesting thought occurred to me that perhaps these dogs were reincarnations of previous dwellers of the city. That’s why they have latent memories of the ins and outs of the city and can travel back and forth like they once did before. That’s just as uncanny and perhaps a strange and indirect proof of reincarnation.

    • Sofi on May 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      I think this article is amazing and shows survival brings out the intelligence. And now that David hasd mentioned about the dogs maybe reincarnates of previous dwellers, makes me think there might be some truth in that. May all sentient beings quickly gain liberation from sufferings!

      • David Lai on May 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        That’s right Sofi. Actually, the sad thing is that most people after living a lifetime of self-indulgence will take rebirth in the lower realms. If you don’t believe, just ask any clairvoyant master out there. All masters would confirm this and that’s why in the lamrim, it says that taking a human rebirth is as rare as a turtle that lifts its head in the vast ocean and manage to put its head right through a yoke.

        If one studies that Dharma and the lamrim, an appreciation would grow in one’s heart for the Dharma and for the preciousness of this one human rebirth. With this human existence alone, one can create merit or demerits that will alter the course of lifetimes and if one’s diligent enough, up to one’s speedy attainment of Buddhahood in this very lifetime itself.

  42. Albert Ratchaga on May 2, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Oh my goodness, where on earth we can find a more beautiful story than this, really so heart warming.

    This article clearly shows that human can live our own life, so do animals, they know to travel to find food and travel back, what difference does it make compare to human?

    Animals are smart too, not only this, I’ve seen a video of how dog learn to drive and they can really drive. The link below shows how the dog learn to drive.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk

    As Buddha said before: “All sentient beings are equal”. It is so true as shown in this article..

  43. Martin on May 2, 2013 at 1:01 am

    This is a heartwarming post although it is also another reminder of how universally human beings are abandoning what was once pets, for whatever reasons. I especially like the picture, most of all because the people on the train do not seems to mind too much that a dog is actually taking a nap in a commuter train cabin. And that kindness and sharing of space with other living beings is something we all have to learn seeing that we are primarily responsible for displacing many of them to begin with.

    On a funnier note, there isn’t all that much difference between man and animals as all have to look for a living on a daily basis and all have to adjust to changing circumstances. It is also amazing how well dogs learn to adapt to new rules and environment and in fact, are much less resistant to change than a lot of people.

    Good to see the cute mumu having a good sleep. It must be quite cold. Poor thing.

    • abby f on May 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

      I agree with you Martin! There is not much difference between man and animals, and I think for animals to live in the urban city is NOT FAIR! Imagine we have to live in the forest like the animals, it will be tough for us right??

      Since it is not fair for the animals who live in the city with us, and this unfairness somehow caused by human, we have to bear the responsibilities. How we bear the responsibility? By being kind to them, give them shelter and food, don’t bully them, because they are forced to live in the city too!! City certainly not a good place for them! Treat them with love is what we can offer very easily without sacrificing anything! Lets just do it!

      I’m happy to see people in Moscow are okay with the dogs in subway! 🙂 Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post!

    • sweekeong on May 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Yes! This really amazing! The dogs have the capacity to adapt to circumstances from living on the wild, the street, and now cities. Most animals are built to survive the environment without the intelligence to make their own food nor building their shelter. They are less resistance to change than us human beings who live in comfort of their home with warm meals. Animals live out exposed to rain and shine with cold foods most of the time. At the same time it is very saddening to see them adapting to human created environments for human. The dogs cannot survive alone but must work in packs to survive the artificial environment.

  44. KH Ng on May 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

    The is really unbelievable as the title of this post. This is indication and proof that dogs and other animals are sentient beings with instinct to survive and the intelligence to master the complex inventions of humans. Since the dogs can’t read they have to time the trips or perhaps the stops (which would be easier) and also the correct platforms and directions. Even some human can seem to get on the correct train, haha but the dogs there are more intelligent in this case. Unbelievable.

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    Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Been an ancient city with a history of more than 3,100 years, it offer many tourist attraction. Many of the ancient sites around Chengdu reflect the influence of Buddhism, as well as the agricultural history of the region. Thousands of tourists both locally and internationally will flock to this city the beauty of it. It seem Chengdu is one of the most leisurely cities in the world. Well , Chengdu is famous for its spicy hot pot and many other mouth tingling dishes. This is because of the world famous Sichuan peppercorn that is grown in the region. Not only that the Giant statues of the Buddha one in Leshan, show the enduring presence of Buddhism on the area.
    Reading this post help a lot for those first timers visitors like me. I am glad my friends and me made it there to see for ourselves. I wish i could revisit this beautiful and exciting Chengdu again in future. Loved seeing those ancient architecture of those temples and of the city.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post with details.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/must-visit-chengdu-exotic-and-exciting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:26 PM
    Many monasteries have their own Dharma Protectors to safeguard the organisation and its interests. Setrap is one of them , they will propitiate their Dharma protectors every month to request for protection, blessings, and assistance for the growth of the Dharma and the well-being of the sangha. Each and every monasteries have their own. Interesting read of this article all about the close historical relationship between Dorje Shugden and Setrap.
    Setrap is emanation of the wrathful emanation of Buddha Amitabha, while Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri. Setrap is an ancient Dharma Protector from the holy land of Bodhgaya in India. Sworn to protect the teachings and the practice was introduced to Tibet, and has since flourished. Many great Lamas and Geshes are known to have practised both Setrap, as Gaden Shartse’s Dharma protector, and also Dorje Shugden. They cannot be wrong definitely where Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the CTA. They knew the practice is very beneficial . has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years. Dalai Lama visited the Dharma protector Setrap’s chapel in Gaden Shartse Monastery, South India. Dalai Lama even consecrated the chapel with prayers and sees Setrap as an enlightened being. Dalai Lama also endorsed Setrap and his practice as a beneficial one where he did affirmed the practice of Dorje Shugden through such close association. Interesting read may more people read this article to have a clearer understanding.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:24 PM
    Looking at those pictures and videos tell a thousand words. What is underneath those lakes mentioned , cannot be taken too lightly. Well-known lake monsters such as
    Loch Ness , Champ, Ogopogo and so forth has been sighted in those lakes around the world. Stories of a sea monster lurking in the depths of lakes are actually centuries old. To believe or not its up to individual. The unexplored darkness of lakes serve as one of the gateways for these fascinations. Many had claimed witnessing those creatures but with no hard evidence. People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Sightings of such lakes creatures is interesting to many. I do believe there are such sea creatures inhabiting in those lakes centuries ago. Some of those creature’s names indeed new to me. Interesting to know that they do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-lake-monsters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing ,truly beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara. A special gift given by Joshua and family from Singapore to Rinpoche. I love looking at 1000-armed Avalokitesvara where ever I went seeing any images of it i will always stare at it hoping to get hold of it. Avalokiteśvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism, who embodies the quality of compassion and having the ability to understand the suffering of others. Merely looking at this beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara paints a thousand words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:58 PM
    Revisit this blog again as the miracles stories of Lama Tsongkhapa Statues truly interesting. We are fortunate to have met our Lama Tsem Rinpoche learning all the wonderful teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Its such a beneficial teachings and practicing it with so many amazing benefits for us all. Reading this post have me increased my knowledge. Looking at the rare foot print of Lama Tsongkapa which is a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing for us. The practice of Migtsema is amazing and powerful as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/benefits-and-miraculous-signs-of-lama-tsongkhapas-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:54 PM
    Since the monks are holding so many vows, serving them is an opportunity for HUGE merit. They are a source of inspiration for others who are seeking spiritual solace. We need to support them and creates the causes for the Dharma to remain , creating the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves as well. In Bangkok , its amazing having the opportunity to make offerings to the monks and nuns early in the morning. Giving to the monks and nuns is an incredible thing, we create unbelievable merit if we offer to the monks with the motivation of Bodhicitta. Looking at Angel makes offerings, reminds me of my trip to ChiangMai where I have an opportunity to give packed foods to monks early in the morning. Its truly wonderful indeed. If I have the opportunity again I will definitely love to offer foods to the monks.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/angel-makes-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 01:02 AM
    Wow! Thank you for the wonderful sharing. I love the amazing recipe on sauces it looks healthy and delicious. I found this recipes very nutritious with all fresh ingredients, spices and herbs. I would love to try it out the Savory Mushroom Gravy.

    https://bit.ly/39MFWeD
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:13 PM
    Wow interesting one of the most fantastic escapes in history now comes in comic for everyone to know the truth. The true story of how HH the 14th Dalai Lama had made a daring and dangerous escape. Dalai Lama had secretly travelled to India back in 1959. The truth not many knew but with this comic , more people will understand better. Its in simple and yet easy diagrams where kids and adults would love it. The great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden through the esteemed Panglung Oracle had helped Dalai Lama .
    Interesting comic book one must read it .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:09 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as a debater, scholar, and meditation master. Geshe Rabten was one of the pioneer and the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to give teachings in the West. Interesting sharing and with detail explanations understanding the Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten. We are blessed to have learn and practice it . A good practice with the correct way to visual and reading this post had me understand better the meaning of this powerful prayer.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:07 PM
    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Home to an exorbitantly priced delicacy as well. There are thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Everywhere and corners we could see Buddhist temples . Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it’s a must-see for any one visiting Thailand first-time . It is the one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, which is 1,800 years old, and is the oldest in the world. Been the third largest, longest and most beautiful reclining Buddha image in Thailand . There are 108 pearl carvings of auspicious images on the Buddha’s soles, in the Chinese-Thai style. Visited Bangkok many years ago but couldn’t recall if I had visited this temple. Wish to revisit again in future to see again the beauty of those temples at Bangkok. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post with video and beautiful pictures.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/i-visited-wat-pho-thailand.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:24 PM
    High in the mountains of Sichuan province, hidden from the outside world by its geographical remoteness is the largest nunnery in the world. With an estimated 20,000 nuns, monks and lay practitioners living in the austere surroundings of the Yarchen Gar monastery. The Yarchen Gar monastery above 4000m sea level considered to be the largest concentration of monastics in the world dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture after the Cultural Revolution. Looking at those pictures tells us all, it’s a huge sea of Burgundy robes, one wouldn’t expect anything on this scale to exist or survive. With determination and will power they could live and do their meditation . Living in such an rudimentary conditions, they are devoted to following the faith and entering a life of sacrament.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:22 PM
    When we die our money, fame, and honours will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. Everything surrounding us is only temporary. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one can save us. Anything can happen in life, anytime of the day , we have to live meaningfully while we still can by learning and practicing dharma before its too late. Do something useful for others in our life .
    Nothing is accomplished in one day…the bigger the project, the more the obstacles…but the obstacles you suffer is for others…so suffer it without suffering…Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/we-own-nothing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:18 PM
    Dana in the Buddhist tradition means giving freely without expecting anything in return. The act of giving is purely out of compassion. Giving is an essential Buddhist practice. It is about generosity, openness, and our capacity to embrace others with compassion and love. At dawn, all over Thailand, the local monks will travel from their temples to the markets and past shops and houses, where local people offer food alms in exchange for blessings. The monks will be walking barefoot and with great grace, that’s where we could offer them foods in packets or so. It was truly wonderful, learning from this post and able to give while I was there in Chiangmai,Thailand few years back.
    When we support the sangha , we support the Dharma. Buddhist monks depend on our support and help to continue their spiritual path to continue benefiting others and dharma to grow .Looking at those pictures tells more.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing and with explanation for us to understand more of it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bangkok-monks-and-why-make-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jan 12. 2021 12:47 AM
    Really very inspiring story, God sent Hero back to India. He droped his job opportunity and gave many people possibilities to survive. I believe not everyone has the passion to contribute or an opportunity to serve others like Mr. Krishnan and KSK.

    Thank you for the sharing, The true compassion of Krishnan comes from thoughtful skill of helping the needy.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 11. 2021 05:32 PM
    There is definitely an unseen spirit world all around us. Even though we are not able to see it or spirits it does not mean they do not exist. Spirits are beings trapped in a non-physical form in the lower realms.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing this interesting and powerful practice of Trakze . Well it’s a very powerful practice for anyone been disturbed by spirits ,unseen beings and obstacles where someone had put a spell on them in their health and business matters. Known as black magic by some . Trakze’s practice and can be done daily for any of us who needs protection even if we are not afflicted by black magic and spirits. Interesting read with all the explanations,of how the practice should be done for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

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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
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
4 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
5 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
5 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
8 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
10 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
10 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Canada 643,030
Australia 494,180
Philippines 407,034
Indonesia 389,256
Germany 297,194
France 278,747
Brazil 209,316
Vietnam 187,558
Taiwan 185,135
Thailand 185,121
Italy 146,810
Spain 137,352
Mongolia 135,924
Portugal 130,681
Netherlands 126,514
Turkey 120,619
United Arab Emirates 112,554
Russia 100,115
Sri Lanka 96,754
Romania 92,260
Hong Kong 92,060
South Africa 90,535
Mexico 83,457
Myanmar (Burma) 78,210
New Zealand 76,477
Japan 73,131
Switzerland 73,047
China 72,792
South Korea 64,021
Cambodia 62,098
Pakistan 59,707
Bangladesh 57,129
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