What custom is this?

Mar 3, 2016 | Views: 3,668

Dear friends around the world,

I respect all cultures and customs because they are unique. Customs that hurt people, the environment and animals should be changed though. It’s not necessary anymore. Please see the short video. It might be hard to watch but necessary so you understand what is going on. However painful it is for you to see the video will not hurt as much as the bodies of the animals in this video. Please share as much as possible to create more awareness and more petitions to sign for this to stop.

In your compassion, sign and stop this horror. Thank you.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Dear Rinpoche,

The gruesome butchering of the bull above happens in Guizhou Province 贵州省 the and minority autonomous region of Guangxi 广西. It is one of their customary when one of their own tribes passed away, they tied the bull to a pole and butchered it alive.

There are two different versions, one mentions that the blood from the bull is poured into a bowl with alcohol and is drunk by the villagers. Second version is that it is butchered and the meat of the bull is shared by the villagers. Such practice has slowed down and stop in the past due to economic downturn and the villagers could not afford to buy the bulls to be used in the rituals.

Not until there are unscrupulous businessmen who due to their selfishness and greed to draw visitors to the village with such unique customary, hence it happens again, and clearly can be seen there are people who take video and photograph of such event.

Here are two petition websites of such cruel event.

1) https://www.change.org/p/info-cits-com-cn-mettre-fin-%C3%A0-cette-pratique-cruelle-end-this-cruel-practice?just_created=true

2) http://urgence-animaux-de-chine.over-blog.com/2015/10/enquete-et-reponse-sur-la-tradition-des-boeufs-dont-on-tranche-le-cou.html

Frederick Law

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  1. nicholas on Aug 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Whatever custom it is, it’s not right to treat bull in such a way. Killing them already not acceptable but now it’s crucially tortured until death. Look at how painful the bull is! Imagine if we are the one being tied and being slashed running around the pole in pain, can we take it?

    It’s amazing that we can’t take such tortured but in the video the people can enjoy watching the bull in pain from the slashing. Such culture should not exist anymore. More and more people should be educated or make aware of stop hurting animals and respect all living beings. We can see there are more people go for vegan/vegetarian due to health conscious and as well as stop hurting animals. At certain rural area such cruel activity may still exist but the government can promote vegetarianism for staying healthy and saving animals live.

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  3. Joy Kam on Jun 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    This is Daw

    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.

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    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It’s time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don’t break up families.

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  5. Joy Kam on Jun 8, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    They do this every day!

    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1559986591.mp4


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  7. Yee Yin on Nov 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    In the past, people were uneducated and they were very ignorant. When something bad happened, they thought it was a punishment from the gods or the local deities. In order to prevent bad things from happening, people made animal sacrifices to appease the gods or local deities.

    However, as we are more educated, we should start questioning why things are done in a certain way. How to gauge if a custom is good to follow, we should see if it involves hurting another being or it brings good to others. This custom in Guangxi should not be practiced, it is very cruel to kill an animal. What is more disturbing is that there are visitors going to see how the animal is killed!

    We always think we are more superior so we kill animals for entertainment, for their meat. This is a very wrong thinking. Animals are like us, they have emotions, they want to live freely without fear, they don’t want sufferings. We don’t own the planet earth, we are sharing this place with other sentient beings, we don’t have the right to take away their lives. We have to educate our children when they are young so they will respect other sentient beings.

  8. Justin Cheah on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I am sure we can make do with this custom in this modern times. This so called custom should be banned as times and eras have changed and people are more conscious unlike in the past for animals. I cannot imagine how will the people feel after killing and butchering an animal alive this way. Too cruel.

  9. Vivian Ong on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Frederick for sharing this article. I totally agree with Rinpoche that we must respect other people’s beliefs and rituals but if it is taking other being’s life, we need to stop and change it. It is very sad to see how the animals are being slaughtered or killed the wrong way.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  10. Paul Yap on Aug 3, 2016 at 12:10 am

    This custom is way too cruel, these traditions must stop immediately! People in this village most likely are without good education and religious practice, i cant imagine the level of pain the animal has to endure before pass away. I wish Buddhism will spread to them in Guizhou.

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 31, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I am very sure, there are much better ways to get our nutrition and food other than subjecting an animal to so much pain and misery. We can get our protein from plant based sources. Just check out the Mountain Gorillas of Central Africa and the Elephants across the globe, they can grow to such a size from a plant based diet.

  12. Lew on Jul 30, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    It is very sad and so difficult to watch this video. Why purposely torture the animal for no apparent reason? It is already very bad to kill animals, but it makes it much worse when we torture the animals and prolong the suffering.

    What makes it worse is that many people just watch on the side, and some are even just taking videos. What makes it even worse is that there are kids around. When we kill in front of the kids, we are teaching them not to respect animal lives, and teach them to be heartless when we see animals suffering.

    Unfortunately, many other cultures also kill animals in front of children. I feel it is very bad because it really teaches our next generation to not respect all lives. It makes children to be cold and that it is OK to hurt and kill animals. 🙁

    I let my kids watch this video. I asked them, if I cut your hand, would you feel pain? She said yes, and I asked her, do you want people to cut your hand? I am trying to teach her not to hurt animals…

  13. CindyH on Jun 19, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Throughout history, mankind has taken comfort through the performance of rituals. Essentially whilst we would like to think that mankind has progressed to the point that such cruelty is no longer tolerated, unfortunately such is not the case. Whilst the awareness has definitely increased in recent times, many still have no qualms about continuing to subject defenceless animals to barbaric torture just to selfishly further their interests. In fact, mankind has so skilfully convinced themselves that they have moved beyond barbaric tendencies but yet conveniently ignore the origins of the poultry they consume.

  14. Wah Ying on May 24, 2016 at 12:57 am

    当时代变了,环境变了,我们所谓的祖先留下来的“习俗”,也该跟着时代的步伐;不合时宜的就该留给历史,不必继续下去。然而,这个原本已经被淡忘的习俗,却因为生意人要赚钱,重新“炒热”来吸引游客,增加生意人和村人的收入。我们的社会可以富裕起来,许多人吃的比以前好,住的比以前好,教育受得比以前高,却未必比我们的祖先或以前的人更有文化。更有可能的是,有钱有能力之下,反而误以为钱可以买到大部分东西,变得不可理喻,变得面目可憎。

  15. Liang Jing on May 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    After reading this article and watching the short video, I feel very upset because they are so cruelty. I will share with my friends about this article and video, so to create awareness on not hurting animals. For certain custom practiced, may be our ancestors do not aware/have knowledge about the custom is wrong and hurting others. However now, with more knowledge we know more, therefore we need to change, especially custom that is supertitous and harming animals.

  16. Phng Keng Hwa on May 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    How is this possible that there is such a custom as this????? What I just saw was horrible. How can people do this just for money? The poor bull must have been so confused.

    This was just disgusting. I hope that this video gets more exposure, so people can see this an urge and put pressure on the government to stop this. In this modern age, where people are becoming smarter and more intelligent, one would think that butchery like this would be but memories of the past.

    I hope this practice gets stopped very soon.

  17. Julien Roth on Apr 20, 2016 at 2:23 am

    THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST FORMS OF ABUSIVE I HAVE EVER SEEN.

    I have no words to describe how i am feeling right now.. I have seen many videos about animal abuse and what cruel people do to innocent animals and by far this is the worst.

    The worst part about this form of cruelty was that it seemed as though everybody in the crowd was enjoying the sight. Some were taking videos and some were even laughing at the animal. The animal is slowly being decapitated alive while it is still trying to save itself. It is in so much pain throughout this long long process. I could not watch the whole video. It was too much to bare…

  18. Edward Ooi on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Just how more cruel can people be? I know that it is impossible now for everyone in the world to be vegetarian or stop killing animals, but you want to kill an animal, at least kill it instantly so that it will not feel pain.

    Some people might feel that hurting animals is fun and amusing, but they have never been so wrong. Every sentient being’s life belongs to itself and no one else. So no one should be saying that animals are just tools of satisfaction made by God to serve us. Why? Because animals have feelings just like us humans do, so would you slowly butcher another person’s neck out of joy? Then why would you do that to another being?

    How would you feel if you’re an animal and people just randomly started butchering your neck while you are still alive? Wouldn’t it feel painful? If yes, then please stop these people from slaughtering, torturing, mistreating animals by signing this petition.Thank You for reading.

  19. Pastor Moh Mei on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    The act shown in the video is cruel and is brutal. But one has to wonder what kind of history brought mankind to create such a culture. We often associate the term uncivilized and barbaric with such act. But have civilization really changed us or it is just replacing our traditional barbaric act with something more subtle but equally cruel and brutal.

    I think our forefathers have tougher time dealing with animals. In ancient time, man has most likely needed to prove themselves superior to animals to survive. Many ancient rituals also included animal sacrifice. Civilization has not really stop us from killing animals per say but in fact we killed more to supply for meat demand. We domesticated animals, we breed them and slaughter them “legally” for meat. It’s an industry, it provides jobs, it feeds the world. But inside the slaughterhouses, inside animal farms, the same uncivilized and barbaric act of butchering continues.

    The culture may seems cruel and disgusting but it is a reflection of our history. Do not be fooled that this is an old tradition, something of the past. Dare to look behind the scene where the chicken, the meat and the fish is coming from and you may realized civilization has not made us less barbaric.

  20. Pastor Shin on Mar 27, 2016 at 12:37 am

    In this day and age, it is not acceptable to inflicting harm and cruelty on animals, especially not so that the deceased will rest in peace, it doesn’t make sense.

    Many jurisdictions around the world have enacted statutes which forbid cruelty to some animals but these vary by country and in some cases by the use or practice. Animal welfare and rights in China is a topic of growing interest and the ideas of animal welfare and animal rights were introduced to China in the 1990s. Animal-rights activists frequently condemn China’s treatment of animals.

    Not known to many, traditional Chinese worldviews emphasize caring for animals, including Taoism and Buddhism. However, many in mainland China have become relatively indifferent to animal suffering.

    In September 2009, the first comprehensive Animal protection law of the People’s Republic of China was introduced, but it hasn’t made any progress. However, what is encouraging is that a 2011 survey of about 6000 Chinese found that while about 2/3 of respondents had never previously heard of “animal welfare”, 65.8% expressed at least partial support of animal-welfare laws, and more than half said they were fully or partially willing to pay more for humane animal products. Hence, it is our role as global citizens to continue to share on social media how animals are unfairly treated or abuse, so that the awareness and support for animal welfare increase.

  21. Pavara Lam on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    It is really sad to see that people still believe in killing in order to get their wishes granted. But what they believe is wrong, how could taking another beings life possibly help you? Taking another beings life would only make the situation worst!

    We must certainly make an effort to educate these people about how inhumane and cruel their culture is and that taking another beings life won’t help them and will only worsen the situation.

  22. Kb thapa on Mar 21, 2016 at 1:29 am

    We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves..So heartbreaking and cruelty this customary practice MUST STOP all around the world.

  23. Stella Cheang on Mar 17, 2016 at 5:03 am

    This is too painful to stomach! How inhumane and uncivilized the ritual is even in mediaeval times! Why would one have to cause so much pain and sufferings on another living being, be it human or animals? Animals have feelings and can DEFINITELY FEEL PAIN too. This has to stop.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing with us.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  24. Lucas Roth on Mar 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    It is sad to see that things like this still exist in todays modern world, I mean why? Things like these should have been ruled out as a cruel tradition left behind by a duller and darker time. The point I am trying to make is this kind of thing should now exist in todays world with so much awareness and people trying to stop animal cruelty.

    Also, what does it bring to brutally kill a restrained animal? What kind of reason is justifying this action? The animal has no chance of escape of survival, and you kill it because of some custom. That is just ridiculous. The poor animal does not deserve such a cruel sending off and the poor animal has no chance against those people. That should not happen. That is so cruel.

    Animals, they are lives just like us. Would we like it? I didn’t think so.

  25. Lin Mun on Mar 13, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    This is a very cruel things to do to an animal. Why create more suffering and pain when someone passed away?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I will sign the petition and also share it in fb so more people will be aware of this disheartening customary.

  26. JP on Mar 9, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    This customary practice should be stopped and banned immediately. It’s insanely cruel to torture a bull or any being. The amount of suffering and pain endured by the bull is beyond anything I can imagine.

    The karma created by these people who participate in this cruel activity is extremely heavy. I do hope that more people will sign the petition to put a stop this immediately.

  27. Sharon Ong on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    This is so heartbreaking and very hard to watch. Killing such as this is so unnecessary. I have shared this on my FB and hope that such practices would be put to a stop soon. Thank you with folded hands.

  28. Chris Chong on Mar 6, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article for raising awareness. I had signed the petition in the link provided.

    According to the article, this bull hacking tradition will be done whenever there is a death in the village. The purpose of this killing is to prepare a meal. The way they kill the bull is to slowly hack the bull’s neck with a cleaver. It is unimaginable the pain and agony that the bull need to endure before it draw it’s last breath.

    This video send chill to my heart when I realise how human can be so cruel and ignorant in treating animals.

    Chris

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    Meditation puts children in touch with their most natural condition, which is free, expressive, cooperative, loving and peaceful. This is a direct counter for everything else in society that encourages them to think of only “me, me, me” from a young age, and to engage in competition which encourages division. Hence meditation is something our world desperately needs because the competition we teach children will become greed when they are adults competing to win. It’s this greed and need to win that is slowly killing our planet and destroying all of our natural resources. Hence meditation is one of the most valuable habits a child can be encouraged to learn and integrate as part of their daily life.

    Read more about Buddhist meditation in schools at http://bit.ly/2kkWlBd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 02:55 PM
    Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has demonstrated for the first time that different types of Buddhist meditation – namely the Vajrayana and Theravada styles of meditation – elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behaviour, producing arousal and relaxation responses respectively.

    In particular, the NUS research team found that Vajrayana meditation, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism, can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance.

    Read more about the research http://bit.ly/2lOZA4g

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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. 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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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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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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
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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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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
3 weeks ago
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
4 weeks ago
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
4 weeks ago
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
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)
1 month ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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