We need more stories like this

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The Story Behind the Photo: Nearly 25 years ago, then Boston Herald photographer Curtis Ackerman captured the enclosed image of Boston Police Officer Frank Pomodoro comforting his partner and police horse, Fritz, who had fallen into a sidewalk construction hole that had been covered over by a steel plate just outside the old District D-4 station which, at the time, was located in the area of Berke…ley Street and Warren Ave. Pomodoro was inside the station when someone came running in and told him that his horse had fallen into a hole. When Pomodoro got outside, he immediately feared the worst. A broken leg and he knew that his partner of three years would have to be put down. In fact, according to Pomodoro, the one question he hears more often than any other when people reference the picture of his horse in the hole is whether or not Fritz survived the fall. In response to that question, Pomodoro gratefully offers the following, “He was back to work in three weeks and, luckily, he only suffered a cut to one of his front legs.”

The enclosed photo was taken on October 31, 1989 and Frank remembers the day like it was yesterday. “I remember it was Halloween because I had to call my wife and tell her that I wasn’t gonna be home in time to give out the candy,” said Pomodoro. Reflecting back on that day, Pomodoro says a number of things still stick out and have stayed with him to this day. “The compassion of people on that day is one of the things I’ll never forget. It was really amazing. Perfect strangers and even one guy I had locked up came running over to help Fritz.” Pomodoro says the help provided by perfect strangers was especially evident when the Fire Department arrived on scene and secured a rope around Fritz because there was some concern that the horse might slip or slide deeper into the hole. Pomodoro recalls, “The rope fastened around Fritz stretched across the street and I remember there were somewhere between 15 to 20 people grabbing a hold of the rope to make sure Fritz stayed put. The compassion of perfect strangers was unbelievable.”

However, the challenge of extricating an almost 1500 pound horse from a hole would require something a whole lot stronger and more substantial than a rope fastened around the horse’s midsection. “We needed a crane,” said Pomodoro. And, as luck would have it, Shaugnessy & Ahearn, a local rigging company, had a crane job going on just around the corner. Said Pomodoro, “We went up the street and told them what was going on and the crane came down and pulled Fritz out.” Pomodoro continues, “My mother was so grateful, she sent a fruit basket to Mr. Shaugnessy, the owner of the company, thanking him for what they did for Fritz.”

These days, Pomodoro is a detective assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit. He’s got a few more years to go before he can retire and, although he’s certainly seen the best and the worst of people during his almost 30 year career, Pomodoro says nothing compares to the kindness and compassion he witnessed firsthand nearly 25 years ago. “I met a lot of really great people that day and, to this day, I have nothing but gratitude to those who came over to help Fritzie. I’ll never forget them.”

 

PROLOGUE:

Jim Griggs My wife and I adopted Fritz and he lived out his life in the pasture with his favorite mare in Nc.

Carol D. Showalter Mr Jack Shaughnessy just died last November—the owner of Shaughnessy and Ahern Crane Company and I just want to tell you that Mr. Shaughnessy remained the most kind and giving man I have known. His life, his faith, and his big heart blessed people over and over again. This story again tells of his kindness. It blessed me to read it this morning

3 June at 07:28

Anne-Marie Brandt What a wonderful story!! We need more stories like this rather than the celebrity dirt that is regurgitated daily…

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    The beautiful story behind the photos tells us a thousand words so meaningful,kindness and compassion.Very true we need more stories like this. Police Officer Frank Pomodoro stays by his police horse name Fritz comforting him ,as the horse suffered a fall in steel hole.
    The beautiful part was so many compassionate people came to help even it was just a horse.
    Animals do needs love,caring and kindness….they are like us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  2. Lin Mun on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    We definitely would love to read more stories like this. It is so heart warming to know that people do not care if it is an animal or human but extend their assistance to save the horse. What makes me surprise was the guy who was captured by Officer Frank Pomodoro came to help the horse too.

    It is true that everyone has a Bodhi mind and compassion. We just need to practise and express it.

  3. Edward Ooi on Jun 12, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I personally realized that olden day people are more sociable, more caring and also more helpful to each other even though they are strangers than modern day people. When accident happens, modern day people will just take out their phones and start taking pictures or videos to post it on social media about who knows what happen while olden day people would actually try help the people who are injured.

    This shows how much people these days have degenerated and how much modern technologies have affected our lives. Of course, technologies these days have made our lifestyles much easier but it also made a huge impact on our relationships with each other.

    A lot of modern day people don’t even leave their house often, they just stay at home watch TV, play with video games or stream on social media.
    If this everybody continues to be like this, what do you think the world will be like in the year 2050? Isn’t scary to even think about it? So stop being at home so much, start going out and make new friends! Thank you for reading.

  4. Denise Kuek on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story. From the enclosed photo we can see the compassion from the expression showing in Frank Pomotoro’s eyes. How wonderful our world will be if everyone does has the compassion just like what Frank Pomotoro and the people who were around there does. Because of their compassion, Fritz’s life saved. Actually there are many people and animals who we can see in our daily life need love and care, try to help them when they need will not only benefit them but also us.

  5. Vinnie Tan on Oct 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    It is just pleasant to be reading such a post. I am super happy that the horse is fine after it is being rescued from the man hole. It is just great that passerbys were helping in that rescue mission of Fritzie. They just helped without obligations, asking nothing in return. The love and care for others is just amazing.

    It is really nice to be reading posts like this. Unlike all the politics and troubles that people create out of their own jealousy.

    I really hope that people these days would also be able to do things like that in order to help and promote love and care. The celebrities nowadays are all promoting hatred, war, sex, and drugs. I just cannot imagine what would happen to the population 10 years later down, the kids would be in war having so much hatred. I just really wish that more celebrities would promote about good causes in their work instead of negative things so that the younger generation would be able to have a more positive childhood, then be able to grow up into a caring, loving, and compassionate person.

  6. KYC on Sep 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    This story reminds me that in general people are kind and caring by nature. I have encountered kindness from perfect strangers many times. Because of this, we must never give up on people.

  7. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story. In this degenerating time, there are still kind people always stay with us and help us when we are in needs. Compassion is part of human nature. Thank you

  8. Sharyn Lim SC (PG) on Jul 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    What a story that touches anyone’s heart. It shows that people just set aside differences and went the extra mile to help the helpless animal. The compassion of perfect strangers was unbelievable. Humans are compassionate souls, just that we need to unleash more of it to show that we do care about other beings or animals. Selfless act should be nurtured anywhere. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing an inspiring story.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 29, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Wonderful to have great news like this, and 25 years ago I suppose people are much less complicated. The more complicated people are the slower they will react to help others in need. In that sense people in the olden days were less complicated and happier.

  10. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Very touching after read the story, look back the photo, I just saw a man like comfort his own children, and really happy to know a lot of kind people to show their care and help to Fritz even though he is a horse. We need to have a care society to treat all equally.

  11. sweekeong on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the story. I felt happy, and glad reading about it. When people are selfless, it brightens one’s days and inspires one to do good for others, giving unconditionally.

  12. Jutika Lam on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This story of Frank Pomodoro and Fritz is truly a heartwarming and touching story.

    This story really shows the close relationship between a human and a animal and how far one is willing to go in order to save each other.

    In this case for example Frank Pomodoro is willing to go as far as to getting help from the crane company nearby, missing out on giving treats to the neighborhood kids as well as probably having a late dinner and etc.

    I agree with what Rinpoche has said that there should be more stories like this instead of all the useless celebrity gossip.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful story!

    Love
    Jutika

  13. Edwin Tan on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:42 am

    It is truly a great story!

    I really love the part that even total strangers helped the poor animal, including a guy that Detective Pomodoro locked up! The guy didn’t even feel any grudge against Detective Pomodoro and helped Fritz out.

    It is sad to see that over a short span of 20 years [since 1989 where the incident took place], people are getting more and more violent against animals, rather than developing more love and compassion towards them, when the animals cannot freely express their thoughts and emotions.

    Anyhow…thank you Rinpoche, for this wonderful article. I hope it will ignite some love in people living in the current society 🙂

  14. ron wong on Jun 16, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    This story clearly show that everyone of us has the potential to be kind & compassion to others, no matter who or what they are. We just need to discover that potential which is within us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story.

  15. Beatrix Ooi on Jun 12, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Thank You for the wonderful story Rinpoche, from the picture we can are that Pomodoro really does care about Fritzie, it’s such a heartwarming picture although the situation isn’t that good, but it proves that their bond is very unique.

  16. AdelineTan on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    “The compassion of perfect strangers was unbelievable” to Mr Pomodoro who came to help to save his horse Fritz and he is so grateful to those kind and compassionate people especially Mr Jack Shaughnessy even though it happened almost 25 years ago. This is truly an inspiring story, also happy to know that there are still so many kind hearted people out there, thank you for sharing!

  17. Gopinath Ulaganathan on Jun 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche
    THis article made my day, I have heard that race horses are put to sleep even for the slightest injury because they are deemed not useful anymore. It is really nice and wonderful to know there are still people who are compassionate and loving enough not to forsaken the animal when it is injured. The Picture of Frank Pomodoro comforting Fritz is indeed very touching and there is soo much of LOVE in THAT ONE PIC . One importaint lesson I learnt from this article and pic is that of Gratitude, the amount of gratitude Pomodoro and his mother had for the people who helped to rescues Fritz is simply oerwhealmingly beautiful. Thank you dear Rinpoche and my humblest DANDVAT PRANAMAS to you.

  18. Li Kheng on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    We can change the world for the better when we put way our differences and focus on our common goal: happiness and love. For the moment where complete strangers got together to save Fritz, each and every person let go of the “I” and focused out. This is what he Dharma teaches us to do: to remove one of the three poisons, i.e the self-cherishing.

    It was said that, if any, the good that arose from the 911 incident in New York was that it united the people.

    Rinpoche is right, we do need more stories of hope like this.

  19. Low KHJB on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Thank you for the sharing.Indeed more of these stories should be told,to remind us that there are those who are truly kind and compassionate towards others well beings.For their sincere and quick action,it truly reflect their true nature.Their action should be praised and it should be a example for others to follow.
    If everyone would respond in such a manner towards others in need,would it not be a much meaningful world to live in……full of love and caring!!!

  20. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jun 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this inspiring true story of Boston Police Officer Frank Pomodoro and his police horse Fritz. The people around the horse had put up a good job and reunited as one to pull the injured horse out. In this degenerating age, we really need a lot of this stories as more and more people will not stop their cars and help wherever there’s a car accident happens. We just need to start from ourself and step forward to become examples to many people outside.

  21. Fong on Jun 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story. Goes to show that there is still kindness left in this world and people will appreciate it 25 years on. Guess, we have to relearn to connect with our hearts again in the modern world.

  22. Uncle Eddie on Jun 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    The greatest amount of tranquility is said to come from the developement of love and compassion. The more we care for others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. The more we can strive towards to become more compassionate, the greater our geniune sympathy for the sufferings of others, including animals will become. As a result, the will of wanting to remove the pain of others will increase, thus strengthening our own inner strength in always helping others. But, just simply thinking and saying how nice compassion is, is not enough! We need to develop it, by using all events of our daily life,(like the above story that we have read) to transform our mind and behaviour. Accustoming our mind to this sense of “universial Altruism” will develop and strengthen our feeling of responsibility to helping all other beings. Om mani Padme Hung.

  23. stella on Jun 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Every living being on earth has feelings and they can feel pain. Hence it is only right to have the same compassion we have to our next of kin shown towards animals as well.

    Reaction of the general public in Boston, 1989 showed us the conscious level of the society there was mature. It is a good example.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

  24. Shelly tai on Jun 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful story with us it do bring a lot of joy when reading about it. The story remind us about important of kindness to not just to human also to animals, actually if we think about it the more we should be kind to them because animal is mute they cannot speak for themselves .

  25. wansan on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:50 am

    In the picture, we can see the love and bond between Fritz and the police officer. Animals cannot speak of themselves but their action and body language can and it’s shown clearly in this picture. I’m glad they didn’t put down Fritz and so many strangers came over to offer help just for this one animal that had fallen into the hole. It’s amazing when people come and work together with compassion and love for a horse. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. We do need more stores like this to remind us constantly of the compassion and kindness we have within all of us.

  26. pastor on Jun 5, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for a wonderful story of humanity. One that gives the message of care, warmth and compassion. It is true though… we need more of such stories that touches the heart and encourages people to care beyond culture, creed and superficiality of every day pop culture. What’s amazing about this story is not just kindness and empathy shown amongst ourselves but extended towards horses – animals whom cannot really reciprocate the kindness shown. That’s just about one of the rarest kinds of such tales. One day, society would be filled with such stories instead of stories of excess, materialism, violence, crime, aggression, greed and all manner of ugliness becomes lesser or goes into the background. After all, we are all about celebrating humanity.

  27. Soon Huat (Penang) on Jun 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this touching story to remind us to be kind to others. Especially, in this degenerating time, a lot of “hit and run” cases, I often heard that the injured people laying on the street for hours and nobody went up to offer help (a lot of innocent people pass away in this way). My father passed away in this manner too; he fainted at home due to heart attack and we have to carry him from 17th floor to down stair to fetch him to hospital, no body was willing to give hand to offer help.

    I do not hate them and I choose to forgive them too. However, I would like to take a vow to help whatever I can help in any accidents if I witness.

    Thank You Rinpoche for inspiration.

  28. Wah Ying on Jun 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    This is a warm story and is real. It’s lovely to see and remind us to love our animal partner or friend with so much love and care. We might realized that normally and most of the time when accidents or unexpected incidents happen to us, those who help us and showing kindness are perfect strangers..Thank you Rinpoche, hope Rinpoche and US team are well and healthy.

  29. Lucas Roth on Jun 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    i am so happy the horse is okay and I love it when people help animals like this, as they all come together to help. I love animals and this story is amazing. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  30. Sean Wang on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing this. This story shall bring happiness and inspiration to others, to create awareness of kindness. Compassion is a part of human nature that we should nurture more often.

  31. Julien Roth on Jun 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    It’s so nice to read stories like this. I love it when people help animals and care for them. I am happy that Fritz did not suffer to much damage, and that he didn’t have to be put down. This story is very heartwarming and everyone should get the chance to read it. It could teach them a lesson on how to treat animals in the future.

  32. Michael C. on Jun 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Horses are the strangest things, they’re so big and strong but all they eat is grass all day! A bunch of Teenagers they are! If their ears go back & real close to their head it means danger you should not stand near. Thanks for posting the article. i have this habit of viewing animals as lower then me. And they are on some levels – they don’t have the capacity to practice Dharma. But when i re-train my mind to view them as equals (something that doesn’t happen naturally yet – i have to work on it & reason it out each day) then i Love them so much more! my favorite animal is a Dragon.

  33. Jim Yeh on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    What a great to story to read just before I start my day. Thank you for sharing Guruji!

    • tsemtulku on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Dear Jim, You are very welcome. I love stories like this also. I share it to bring happiness and inspiration to others through reading about the kindness of others. Kindness is the way to live, grow, abide, share and finally die. Kindness makes our human potential realized. Much care to you, Tsem Rinpoche

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:27 PM
    There may have been a chance for a civilization to start billions of years before life began on Earth as discovered by scientists. Several discoveries and theories from some of the greatest minds in science point to the likelihood that there is something beyond out there in the universe. I do believe that we are not alone in the universe. Well, there many on going research that has taken place to look for signs of extra terrestrial life such as aliens. Scientist have been using telescope and specimen data to radios to detect and send communication signals. Currently, scientist do not have any evidence to support that aliens exist but the research work still going on with the discovery of a varieties of beings in the universal . Stories of the sighting of aliens and other species by eye witnesses yet to proof their existence. Researcher and scientists have not given up hope to research for evidence. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/mysteries-surrounding-ancient-aliens.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 04:32 PM
    Buddha Manjushri is very compassionate. He will manifest in the forms that can benefit us. In this case, he manifested as an enlightened Dharma protector to help us remove our obstacles so we can practise and have realiation on Buddha’s teachings.

    I have read many stories about how Dorje Shugden has helped people including Tsem Rinpoche. Kechara is growing and flourishing because of the assistance from Dorje Shugden. As long as our motivation is right, Dorje Shugden will provide a conducive environment to fulfil our wishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:47 PM
    A Personal Account of Events with My Teacher – Honouring the Potential in All Sentient Beings

    Rinpoche’s bond with animals is even more palpable. Abandoned dogs find not only shelter but a loving home wherever Rinpoche is. Injured and unwanted birds find healing and a safe haven created to resemble their natural habitat. Fish are given clean, pure water and plenty of food. Even insects are not forgotten. Most important of all, their surroundings are designed to leave positive Dharma imprints in their mind streams and help them gain good rebirths.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2y5PyP1
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:41 PM
    My mother’s White Tara

    The previous Telo Rinpoche had lived in Mongolia and during the Communist upheaval in his country, he was imprisoned along with many other monks and religious figures. Telo Rinpoche prayed to this image of White Tara, which he had with him and in the middle of the night, his cell doors miraculously swung open and he was able to just walk out. Later, with the help of some American scientists, he escaped and travelled to the United States where he connected with the Mongolian-Kalmyk community there, which included my parents.

    Read here: http://bit.ly/2Me6Sd3
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:35 PM
    Stories from a Chela – Real Transformation

    “Rinpoche’s drive to create a lasting mental change in a person’s life is nothing but pure compassion. Rinpoche certainly doesn’t get anything out of the person changing to become a better person, in fact, it often takes an emotional and physical toll on Rinpoche himself. Yet, Rinpoche goes out of his way to help his students and others to the best of his ability. Rinpoche does this in a number of ways, I’ll only touch on a few” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Learn more from Pastor Niral why he said that: http://bit.ly/2K3DmUj

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
1 week ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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