What is Happening in Bali?

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The customs of each country is very unique. As you learn more some traditions endear you and some traditions really surprise you. I am not here to judge any custom, but I am not in agreement with traditions that bring pain to others. The tradition of eating dog meat among some non-Muslim population exists in several parts of Indonesia. For example, in Lapo, North Sumatran restaurants, cuisines that contain dog meat are called B1, which is the abbreviation for biang or dog in Batak language. In this region, dog meat is cooked with spices and wine and served with gravy. In Central Java, there is a cuisine called Tongseng Asu, which is a type of soup that contains dog meat. In North Sulawesi and Bali, dog meat is known as Rintek Wuuk (RW).

Satay, seasoned grilled meat, made from dog meat.

Satay, seasoned grilled meat, that may contain dog meat.

Indonesians who eat dog meat believe that the dishes help to enhance the blood circulation and boost their stamina. However, none of these claims have been proven scientifically. In fact, eating dog meat can be hazardous to human health because the Indonesian government does not consider dogs as livestock. Therefore, there is no regulation on how to trade, breed, and slaughter dogs for consumption purposes.

A restaurant that sells dishes made from dog meat in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A restaurant that sells dog meat dishes in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In their recent article for ABC News Australia, an Australian national news service and a subsidiary of Australian Broadcasting Corporation, titled Evidence Shows Dogs in Bali Are Being Brutally Killed and the Meat Sold to Unsuspecting Tourists, Journalists James Thomas and Lesley Robinson revealed that many dogs in Bali, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, are killed in an inhumane manner. The dog meat is being made into satay, seasoned grilled meat, and being sold as chicken meat to unsuspecting tourists. These activities are not only unnecessarily cruel but also illegal and introduce a health hazard to the consumers.

 

Animal Cruelty is illegal in Indonesia

There is a staggering number of dogs being murdered for their meat. According to Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), in Bali alone, approximately 100,000 dogs are brutally killed every year:

  • 100% of these dogs are inhumanely killed.
  • 70% are butchered alive: They are lassoed and partially strangled before their body parts are hacked off while they are alive.
  • 25% are poisoned.
  • 1% are shot with air rifles.
  • 4% are inhumanely killed using other methods.

http://bawabali.com/100000-dogs-are-eaten-a-year-in-bali-stop-it-now/

BAWA also claimed that 50% of the restaurants that sell dog meat (RW restaurants) in Bali obtained their meat supply from outside the region although it is illegal to transport dogs from and to Bali. In addition, there are regulations in Indonesia that promote animal welfare and protect them from animal cruelty:

  • Indonesian Criminal Codes (Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Pidana (KUHP)) article 302 on animal protection and welfare. This particular article states that those who conduct animal cruelty can be imprisoned up to nine months.
  • Government Regulation No. 7 Year 1999 on the preservation of plants and animals.
  • Act No. 5 Year 1990 on the conservation of natural resources and the related ecosystems.
  • Act No. 18 Year 2009 on Animal Farms and Livestock.
  • Government Regulation No. 95 Year 2012 on the health of veterinarian community and animal welfare.

Based on the above acts, regulations, and criminal codes, the methods employed by the dog hunters in Bali are clearly illegal and punishable by law.

A dog being skinned alive in Bali.

A dog being skinned alive in Bali.

 

Eating Dog Meat Can Result in Health Hazard for the Customers

Eating dog meat can adversely affect the human health. According to Codex Alimentarious Commission (CAC), a subsidiary of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and Office Internationale des Epizzoties (OIE), an organisation that promote animal health, dog meat is considered unsafe for human consumption. According to Davina Veronica Hariadi, the chairwoman of Garda Satwa Indonesia (GSI), an organisation that promotes animal welfare in Indonesia:

[Eating] dog’s meat may cause cholera, rabies, and trichinosis in the human body. … Most of the dogs to be cooked are taken from the streets or abducted from their houses. Their health conditions vary. Some have rabies and parasites that may also infect humans who eat them. Sometimes the kidnappers use poison to bait and kill the dogs before they are taken from their houses. So if you eat their meat, you’ll be eating some of the poison too.

http://jakartaglobe.id/features/stopping-dog-meat-trade/

The article written by James Thomas and Lesley Robinson also describes a case of a dog hunter who used cyanide to kill a puppy. According to Doctor Andrew Dawson, the Director of the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, eating poisoned meat can cause health hazard. The symptoms may vary from light nausea to death depending on how much poison is contained in the meat.

Today, animal lovers organisations such as BAWA, GSI, Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF), Animal Friends Jogja (AFJ), and Animals Australia (AA) are actively promoting the hazard of eating dog meat and the illegal and brutal manner in which the dogs are killed in Indonesia. May the information provided in this article also creates the same awareness.

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Evidence Shows Dogs in Bali are Being Brutally Killed and the Meat Sold to Unsuspecting Tourists

By: James Thomas and Lesley Robinson

 

Dogs in Bali Brutally Killed, Meat Sold to Unsuspecting Tourists, Investigation Reveals (ABC News)

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Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC’s 7.30 program.

The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year.

Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist.

Whilst eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali, killing animals cruelly or eating meat contaminated with poison is against the law, Animals Australia’s campaign director Lyn White said.

“The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a statement of fact,” she said.

In an investigation led by Animals Australia (AA), 7.30 has obtained evidence that dogs are being bludgeoned, strangled or poisoned for human consumption.

“Dog meat is essentially filtering into the tourist food chain [in Bali],” Ms White said.

The letters ‘RW’ mean dog meat. Supplied: Animals Australia

Behind 66 Beach in the tourist area of Seminyak, in southern Bali, a street vendor admits he’s selling dog.

AA investigator: “What is that you’re selling?”
Vendor: “Dog satay.”
AA investigator: “This is why you have a picture of a dog here?”
Vendor: “Yeah, yeah.”

But he tells tourists a different story.

The satay seller approaches tourists on the beach in Seminyak. Supplied: Animals Australia

The satay seller approaches tourists on the beach in Seminyak. Supplied: Animals Australia

A group of Australians asks the vendor if the satays are dog meat.

Vendor: “Satay just $1.”
Australian: “Mystery bag. What is, chicken?”
Vendor: “Satay.”
Australian: “Satay chicken, not dog?”
Vendor: “No, not dog.”
Australian: “I’m happy just as long as it’s not dog.”

Misled, they unknowingly eat the dog meat.

It’s not just being sold on the beach — specialty restaurants sell dog meat as well.

“Tourists will walk down a street, they’ll see a street store selling satay but what they are not realising is the letters RW on the store mean it is dog meat being served,” Ms White said.

“They’re just sitting down ordering satay having no idea that they’re eating dog.”

Warning: the rest of this story contains images and descriptions that some people may find distressing.

 

Terrified Dogs Caught, Muzzled and Put into Bags

Over four months, an undercover investigator for Animals Australia infiltrated the dog trade in Bali. To protect his identity we have called him ‘Luke’.

“I began the investigation by pinpointing and getting to know the key players in Bali’s completely unregulated dog-meat industry,” he said.

“Eventually, they invited me to join them as their gangs stole, hunted, poisoned and killed dogs.”

Pretending to be a documentary maker interested in local cuisine, Luke was invited by a restaurant owner to witness his father, Pak Puris, catching dogs in Kintamani in Bali’s north.

 

Dog catching in Kintamani.

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“The catching was fiercely aggressive. The dogs screamed and writhed as the noose strangled them. Some tried to bite through the ties to free themselves but with their muzzles lashed, their attempts were futile,” Luke said.

 

Dogs Being Put into Bags in Kintamani.

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“The villagers accepted 100,000Rp ($10) for the animals they caught. The terrified dogs were bagged and loaded onto the motorbike and the hunters headed off.”

7.30 meets Luke in the tourist hotspot area of Seminyak. After seeing his vision, we ask: how do you cope filming such horror?

“As an animal cruelty investigator, I have trained myself to cope with cruelty, but nothing prepared me for the brutal catching of dogs in the village,” he said.

“I focussed on my camera work but it was gut-wrenching to hear these dogs … screaming and wailing in terror and sorrow.”

During dinner, Luke gets a phone call. A contact tells him where captured dogs are being held for slaughter. We make plans to go there.

 

Bound Dogs Bludgeoned to Death

Captured dogs have their muzzles bound with tape. ABC News: James Thomas

Captured dogs have their muzzles bound with tape. ABC News: James Thomas

We drive for four hours to Bali’s north. It’s near dusk when we stop and Luke leads us towards an outcrop of trees at the back of a rice paddy.

Behind the trees, a small tin-roofed hut shelters a tethered cow. Opposite is a bamboo cage holding seven dogs, muzzled and bound by the legs with vinyl tape.

It is dark inside. The dogs are lying in their own urine and faeces. They whimper and strain to breathe through the tape that binds their mouths shut.

A dog’s leg dangles by a rope from the tin roof. The scene is confronting.

A butchered dog's leg hangs above the scene. ABC News: James Thomas

A butchered dog’s leg hangs above the scene. ABC News: James Thomas

The catcher, Pak Puris, sits outside the cage.

Shortly, he will bludgeon them to death with a metal pole. It is not an exact science, and harrowing to watch.

We did not film it ourselves but saw Luke’s vision, which he’d recorded on an earlier occasion.

Pak Puris says he kills about 12 dogs a week. Supplied: Animals Australia

Pak Puris says he kills about 12 dogs a week. Supplied: Animals Australia

We’re told Pak Puris is 83. Through a translator, he tells us he doesn’t eat dog, “it makes him want to vomit”.

Over three decades, he’s killed thousands of dogs. “Twelve a week,” the translator said.

We ask him why he chose the dog trade.

“He can’t get another job, he is too old,” the translator said.

 

Dogs Shot in the Street, Others Poisoned

 

A Dog Catcher Shoots A Dog in Bali

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On another occasion, Luke follows a man named Gus who is riding a scooter through the back streets of Denpasar. He has a rifle slung over his shoulder.

“Soon a suitable dog caught his eye. A black dog was lying down on the doorstep of a shop,” Luke told 7.30. “[He] killed the dog with a single shot.”

Shooting is the most humane method of killing witnessed by Luke. During his investigation he documented dogs being beaten to death, hung from trees, and poisoned.

7.30 has seen the vision, which is too graphic to publish.

Luke has also filmed a puppy eating a fish head laced with poison.

The dog sniffs at the piece of fish. Supplied: Animals Australia

The dog sniffs at the piece of fish. Supplied: Animals Australia

He can be heard asking the dog killers:

Luke: “Tell me again what it is?”
Man: “Cyanide.”
Luke: “Oh, OK.”

Shortly after eating the fish head, the puppy dies.

Luke filmed the puppy dying after eating the piece of fish. Supplied: Animals Australia

Luke filmed the puppy dying after eating the piece of fish. Supplied: Animals Australia

“It took many, agonizing minutes for the puppy to die, and for the first time in my career, I turned off the camera,” Luke said.

“I sat stroking him as he died and found myself apologising for the cruelty of my fellow man.”

 

Concerns About Risks to Human Health

“Poisoned meat is entering the food chain,” according to AA’s Lyn White.

Doctor Andrew Dawson, who is the director of the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre and head of toxicology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, said there was a health risk.

“Because you are going to be exposed to a very toxic poison,” Dr Dawson said.

“Firstly, cyanide is not going to be destroyed by cooking. So there will be cyanide throughout the dog’s body.

Eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali. ABC News: James Thomas

Eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali. ABC News: James Thomas

“The actual risk depends upon how much poison is in the dog meat.”

The clinical toxicologist said concentrations of cyanide in the flesh of the dog commonly used in a satay stick could result in minor symptoms such as “feeling nauseated, diarrhoea, aches in the muscles and shortness of breath”.

However, if you were to eat the meat “again and again, that can actually give organ damage and damage to the nerves”.

And, Dr Dawson said, the symptoms could be as severe as death.

“If you are eating, for example, a curry and it was including bits of the animal stomach or the heart, then you would expect really high concentrations of cyanide … which could be fatal.”

Dog curry is sold in dog meat restaurants in Bali. However, 7.30 did not verify what cuts of meat are used.

 

Dogs being caught in rabies red zones: AA

“A rabies red zone will mean there has been a recent case of rabies in dogs in that area,” Ms White explained.

“Strictly, it’s against the law to move dogs from a rabies red zone to other areas of Bali but that’s what’s happening because of the dog-meat trade.”

Rabies can be spread to humans via a dog’s saliva. Since 2015 there have been 20 known human deaths in Bali from rabies.

According to the World Health Organisation there are tens of thousands of rabies deaths every year, mostly in Asia and Africa.

 

Some Locals Think Dog Meat is Good for Their Health

Eating dog meat in Bali is not a long-held tradition. ABC News: James Thomas

Eating dog meat in Bali is not a long-held tradition. ABC News: James Thomas

Five minutes from the spot where dogs were poisoned with cyanide, a dog satay BBQ draws a hungry crowd.

A 60-year-old man tells 7.30: “It is good for health especially during winter. It is good for breathing. It makes us strong.”

But the practice of eating dog meat in Bali is not a long-held tradition, according to Ms White.

“It was actually a Christian ethnic minority that brought dog meat into Bali. It’s fuelled by a minority that came to work, really in the hospitality industry, and unfortunately it has taken off,” she said.

 

Some in Bali Are Fighting to End the Industry

Influential Hindu spiritual leader Gusti Ngurah Harta has vowed to fight the dog trade.

“We were shocked when we heard that people here in Bali are eating dog meat. It means they forgot their elders’ teaching,” he said. “We are not allowed to eat dog meat in Bali. This is upsetting.

“In Hindu tradition in Bali, the dog is considered a holy animal. They are very patient and loyal to their owner. The Balinese love dogs because dog is their friend.”

Gusti Ngurah Harta with his son, who is holding a dog they have rescued. ABC News: James Thomas

Gusti Ngurah Harta with his son, who is holding a dog they have rescued. ABC News: James Thomas

With connections to Balinese politicians, Mr Gusti has vowed to fight the trade.

“This is very sad for me to see those pictures. If it’s happening in front of me, I would stop this cruelty to the dogs,” he said.

The Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is working to protect the island’s dogs.

“We rescue them from the [dog] trader,” said Bagus Ndurah, a volunteer with BAWA.

He said his organisation was currently looking after about 150 dogs.

It’s a drop in the ocean relative to the 70,000 dogs BAWA estimates are slaughtered in Bali every year to supply a growing appetite for dog meat.

BAWA has documented 70 restaurants serving dog in Bali.

 

AA is calling on Australians to demand an end to the trade

It's estimated up to 70,000 dogs are killed each year in Bali. ABC News: James Thomas

It’s estimated up to 70,000 dogs are killed each year in Bali. ABC News: James Thomas

“Bali is Australia’s playground, over a million Australians go to Bali every year,” Ms White said.

“We have a unique friendship with the Balinese. We have a unique love of dogs.

“I think we are in a position where we can potentially turn this … shocking story of cruelty into a good outcome and bring an end to the dog-meat trade.”

But she said she was aware of the effect Animals Australia’s campaign may have on the livelihoods of Balinese employed in the dog trade.

“We’ve given thought to that. I’ve even spoken to our management about possibility of compensation,” she said.

“This is not about laying blame. This is about unnecessary cruelty that puts the human health population at risk and is causing shocking animal cruelty, it also is breaching Bali laws.

“We are certainly also willing to partner with the Bali government to bring about positive solution here.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-19/evidence-shows-dogs-in-bali-brutally-killed-meat-sold-tourists/8620128

 
Sources:

  • http://www.changeforanimals.org/ending-the-dog-meat-trade-in-indone
  • http://bawabali.com/campaigns/dog_meat_bali/
  • http://jakartaglobe.id/features/stopping-dog-meat-trade/
  • http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/a-shocking-investigation-has-uncovered-the-brutal-dog-meat-trade-in-bali/news-story/2aee7c30aecd7b6608d0de84e74ab6d9
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/06/19/dog-meat-is-being-sold-to-unsuspecting-tourists-in-bali_a_22490553/
  • http://bawabali.com/100000-dogs-are-eaten-a-year-in-bali-stop-it-now/
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/world/asia/indonesia-dog-meat.html
  • http://www.hukumonline.com/klinik/detail/lt5181e7cb577f6/jerat-hukum-penganiaya-binatang
  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-19/evidence-shows-dogs-in-bali-brutally-killed-meat-sold-tourists/8620128

 
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  1. nicholas on Aug 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    It’s really sad to know such killing and eating dog meat is a custom for certain countries. Causing harm and pain to living beings is not acceptable. Look at the dogs that being tortured to death for their meat. That is really unacceptable. How if someone did the same to us? but we called that murder. It’s the same as people killed the dog. It’s just human to make it sound different but the action is the same, ‘cruelty’.

    Awareness and penalty are important to implement to stop this. The government need to play an important role here to make sure and support this campaign. As long the deman stop then the supply will stop and the campaign on adopting a dog is illegal.

  2. Joy Kam on Jun 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Your Next Meal!

    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.

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  3. Joy Kam on Jun 8, 2019 at 8:59 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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  4. Joy Kam on Jun 8, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!

    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 8:58 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!

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  8. Yee Yin on Oct 14, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Bali is a very beautiful island in Indonesia, every year millions of tourists flock to Bali for holidays. It is rich with Hindu culture, most of it’s residents are of Hindu faith. People go there to enjoy the beach, sun and of course the food.

    I know Chinese, Koreans and the Vietnamese are known to eat dog meat, but I am surprised to learn that some groups of Indonesians eat dog meat too! It is true that the dog meat can be very health hazardous because it is not regulated by the health authority. The dog meat might contain diseases that are harmful to human’s health. I think many of the dogs killed are strayed dogs that are properly sick or infected by parasites or diseases.

    It is shocking to know there is dog meat trading in Bali. What is more upsetting is the food sellers are selling dog meat to the tourists without the knowledge of the tourists. This is very unethical. The local authority should take action on these sellers to protect the tourists. If this continues, the image of Bali will definitely be affected.

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  10. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 5:49 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche loves animals and is passionate against their harm, torture, and abuse.

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  11. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 2:44 am

    The few minutes a day we spend on social media creating awareness for animals who cannot speak is purely spiritual and humanistic practice because we are trying to alleviate pain from another sentient beings and that makes us more spiritual, and that makes us more spiritual and more humane.

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  12. Sock Wan on Jul 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I am shocked to read that there is dog meat trading in Bali and it is getting more popular! The way the dogs are killed is so inhumane, their feet and mouth are tied up waiting to be killed. They struggle to escape but nothing happens. They must have been very scared.

    Fortunately someone influential has noticed this problem and is taking action against it. I hope the local authority can impose heavy penalty to people who are involved in dog meat industry. This is to protect the welfare of the locals, tourists (since dog meat trading is not regulated and may bring diseases) and of course dogs.

  13. William Chua on Jul 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Absolutely disgusting! From the inhumane capturing of dogs to murdering them alive and then serve on a platter to unsuspecting tourists. This whole chain is totally sickening and should be banned. I hope this article will open the eyes of more people to be aware that this is happening so near to us and bring more attention to stop this trade.

  14. Alice Tay on Jul 13, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Dogs often being called as human’s best friend due to their loyalty and able to give companionship to humans.
    But, this is different in Indonesia where many Indonesians strongly believed that eating dog meat may help to enhance their blood circulation, boost their stamina and good for breathing especially during winter. Such perceptions drive people only think about themselves and exercise cruelties against animals just to fulfill their own desire selfishness.

    In most of the religious teaching would like the people to practice kindness to others and this should not cover only people but animals too. I sincerely hope Mr Gusti can work with BAWA to protect the dogs and stop all these cruelties to the dogs.

  15. Joy Kam on Jul 9, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    This is horrible! I would have never thought Bali or Indonesia would be serving people dog meat! Simply because the majority is Muslim and they are not allowed to touch dogs. But I guess not for Bali and they are mostly Hindus. So what happened to the so-called laws that protect animals? Obviously not applied at all. I guess when you are poor like the old Pak at 83 who cannot find any other means of work to support himself, this is probably the last resort he sees. I am sure if they were given something else they can do, they would. At least there is another option.

    Glad to know that animal welfare organisations like BAWA and AA is looking for ways to stop this cruelty and they are acting upon it. I hope they will succeed since most of Bali’s economy comes from tourism and especially tourists from Australia. I hope they advertise the 70 dog meat restaurants and warned people from going there. If I was a tourist there, I would appreciate being warned. Eating dog meat is not only cruel but also a health hazard, so why on earth do people still do it. It can only be due to ignorance. Therefore, education needs to be in place from a very young age, and schools are the best place to start. Leaflets and pamphlets should be circulated to every household to warn them about the dangers of eating dog meat. If people cannot feel for the dogs, maybe they can feel for their own health. Whatever is necessary to stop the demand for dog meat is worth the try.

    In reality, I realise, actually, the Bali people’s view is without bias, they see and label dog meat as just “meat”, just like any other meat out there. Let’s be honest, dog meat, chicken meat, cow meat, goat meat, whatever meat, what is the difference? It is actually the same, it came from a living being that feels pain, so the cruelty is the same as to eating chicken. Again here we see our selective mind based on wrong projections. If it is animal cruelty to eat dog meat, it is animal cruelty to eat all types of meat, like it or not.

  16. Wai Meng Wan on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:48 am

    The best way is to go for a vegetarian diet, nonetheless.

    Go vegetarian so no animals are harmed for the sustenance of our bodies. For people who know knows about karma and reincarnation we all know that all beings have been our mothers before, so how we we think about harming other beings.

  17. Anne Ong on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    This is really a horrible thing to do! Even to think of it gives me the creeps to eat satay. They are so cruel to kill dogs to use the meat to make satay. So pitiful and uncivilized to do this. Thank you very much Rinpoche to share this article and create awareness _/\_

  18. Wah Ying on Jun 29, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    It’s quite shocking to read about this news on dog meat – how the dogs were brutally killed, how the unhygienic and poisonous meat enter into food market, without the regulation of laws. Even worst is unsuspecting tourists are being deceived to eat the so called chicken meat which is actually dog meat.

    This is definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk and is causing shocking animal cruelty. It would to certain extent do damage to Bali’s reputation as a popular international tourists spot. Most importantly, it’s an exercise or action which give pain to another being. Hope Bali government looks into this; and whoever learn about this bring awareness to many, in order to bring an end the cruelty towards dogs around Bali and Indonesia.

  19. Jace Chong on Jun 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing this shocking news which is a cruel fact that is happening in Bali.

    I know any slaughtering of animals is not right, the dog murdering videos are especially heart wrenching for me as dog is human best friend.

    Perhaps the uncontrolled quantity of stray dogs and the misbelief of consuming dog meat is healthy are contributing to this, but I just wonder how can these slaughterers were not affected by the screaming and struggling of these dogs, who use to guard our home. Maybe like many slaughterer houses, animals are just meat and equal to income.

    Thanks to the courageous journalists and the animal welfare organizations for bringing this up to the world. May the government take action to stop this cruelty. Bali is a paradise for many tourists, it should be a paradise for dogs too.

    Thank you.

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  20. Cynthia Lee on Jun 29, 2017 at 4:02 am

    This is really shocking because I have always loved and enjoyed Bali. Warm hospitality, spiritual, friendly are the few keywords that come to my mind when I think about Bali.

    So it’s really sad that nice people can be cruel to animals and even dogs out of desperation to keep their livelihood. I feel sad for them because they do not know any better that karma will catch up. Ignorance is not bliss. They are blind spots to what is good and bad.

  21. Stella Cheang on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    No animals should be subjected to cruelty just because we, human, want to consume them. It actually makes us as cruel as wild animals. The poor dogs are being lassoed and partially strangled before the body parts are hacked off while they are alive. Since the dogs’ meat industry is unregulated, there is no standard procedure when it comes to hygiene and health control. Customers are consuming the meat at their own risk, and it is not unheard of cases of rabies or parasites on the dogs that can be transferred to the human.

    As if the brutality is not enough, dogs meat are sold as chicken meat to unsuspecting customers. Bali is a beautiful tourist destination blessed with endless enchantments, and a year-round influx of tourists. It is really unnecessary for vendors to lie and lure tourists to consume dogs meat against their own will. Not to mention that the meat is a health hazard because they could contain poison. It is an obvious example of heartless businessmen profit by being a torturer and a liar; and they do this over and over and over again, day after day. It is not hard to imagine the retribution awaiting in the afterlife.

  22. KarenC. on Jun 28, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Bali is a world famous tourists spot and its economy is believed to be boosted mostly by tourists. The reasons tourists like Bali are mainly due to its beautiful beaches, culture, rice paddies, nightlife, the vibe and of course its good food.. Tapping on all these money-making factors, the locals conveniently come up with different tactics to hike up their businesses i.e. cheating the tourist. It’s not only inhumane to kill the dogs for business, it’s also inhumane to cheat the innocent consumers just for making more money. Dogs are killed brutally for their meat and tourists ate them happily thinking they are eating chicken, but what’s the difference as they both are meat? Chickens, too, i believed with many other animals are killed brutally and inhumanely for human’s tastebuds.

    Go vegetarian is the only way to stop all these acts.

  23. Datuk May on Jun 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Many countries in the world have laws against animal cruelty and Indonesia is no exception. Such being the case, dogs, considered a man’s friend and pet, will be within this category of animals which are protected by law. Therefore the manner dogs are trapped, killed and served as a delicacy in restaurant will fall under “illegal”.

    Besides the illegality of serving dog meat, there are no hygienic guidelines for sale of dog meat (since it is illegal). How can anyone eating dog meat feel that this act of consumption be good and healthy? How can they ensure that the meat they are taking fall within any hygienic guidelines? Meat generally becomes contaminated with storage. As such the fallacy of dog meat being healthy is a total folly.

    Above all views of dog meat eating being illegal and unhygienic, how can anyone of sane mind even be so indulging and greedy to eat a sentient being that they can see everywhere and read about of being so much assistance to humans and never causing any harm.

    This cruelty must be stopped.

  24. graceleong on Jun 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Bali is famous for beautiful beaches, spas, exotic hotels, shopping, handicrafts etc. A city that is funded mainly by the tourism industry. It’s a shock to know that there is this insanely cruel activity that’s ongoing in this popular holiday destination !
    This dog meat diet may be something which has been ongoing for generations but people should be more aware with modern times and technology to stop such cruel acts from continuing. Worse of all, innocent people are being told it’s chicken and not dog meat they are eating. That’s totally irresponsible and deceiving! The authorities should know better then to allow such deceit to take place!
    This article is certainly an eye opener to me. Never knew that Bali was a nation of dog meat consumption; dogs killed so in such an insanely cruel way !!
    I hope the news of such cruelty will bring enough publicity to the visitors to give the authorities pressure to act on it and stop these acts. A law should be enacted to protect the animals !

  25. Vivian Ong on Jun 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting this article. Never thought that Bali as a tourist attraction place will have animal cruelty happening there. I totally agree that dogs should not be eaten. Dogs are not like the farm animals. Some dogs may be sick and when we eat them, it may be hazardous to our health. This dog eating should stop as the way these people hunt and kill the dogs are so cruel. Both Australian and Indonesia government should work hand in hand to stop this dog eating culture.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  26. Lin Mun on Jun 26, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    It is outrageous to know that there were so much illegal and inhumane killing of dogs in Bali even though there are laws to protect animals. As Bali is mainly Hindus I never thought that there were vast dog meat eating trade there. The most sad thing is that the satay seller even lie that he is not selling dog meat and many tourist ate them unknowingly.

    The way they kill the dogs are very inhumane. I hope Mr Gusti the Hindu spiritual leader in Bali together with the local authority are able to put a stop to this inhumane dog trade. I hope more awareness will be brought to the world about such gruesome act to protect tourist and prevent locals from eating dog meat.

  27. Fong on Jun 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    It is sad when animals are killed in an inhumane way. When people are poor and think only of material need without any consideration for the animals, it is a sad state of affairs.

    But, what makes a nasty situation despicable is when they sell without informing the buyers what they are buying. That is lying.

    I can understand their need for “free” meat for them to trade in. I can understand their need for a means of making a living. But, it need not be so cruel and dishonest. Very sad as these vendors are creating such very bad karma and will bode well for their future.

    May they realize what they have done and are doing to change their ways and stop the negative karma.

  28. Uncle Eddie on Jun 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    As said in the religious doctrines, “Humans should not wander about seeing how all creatures are being treated, as he himself would not want to be treated in the same way!” There never seem to be an end to the abuses of animals. Titled evidences have shown by The Australian National News Service, that dogs are being brutally killed in an inhumane manner, with their flesh cut off from their bodies while half dead, made into fresh “satay”(seasoned grilled meat) and being sold as chicken meat to unsuspecting tourists! These are not only unnecessary cruelty and evil acts, but also a health hazard to the unsuspecting consumers. According to the Bali Animal Welfare Association(BAWA) in Bali, approximately more than 100,000 dogs were brutally butchered or killed alive each year! Most of the health conditions of these diseased dogs may have rabies, parasites, or killed with cyanide or poison. Eating the meat of such animals may also effect those eating such meat, thereby causing damages to the organs, nerves and heart. Any form of cruelty towards animals is not to tolerated. Not only should punitive action be taken against the abusers, but there should be awareness campaigns in educating the general public on “Animals Rights” as well as to pet owners about their responsibilities. In today’s degenerate time, the feelings of the true and pure morality should be the source of all human beings. Animals are like humans too. Every creature can think, feel pains and happiness. Every creature with a will to live has the right to live free from pain and sufferings. Nevertheless, just like oneself, whether any being, be it a creature or human is beautiful, handsome, ugly or friendly, all want to have happiness and do not want sufferings. As beings are equal in their desire for happiness and have their right to obtain it, we must automatically feel empathy for them towards achieving it too! Thank you so much for the sharing Rinpoche.

  29. Samfoonheei on Jun 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    OO dear….heart felt,feeling sad ..as i thought only China and maybe one of two neighbouring countries do have dog meat trade.Shocking-investigation has uncovered the brutal dog meat trade in-Bali do exist. Bali are in dog meat trade as well..True enough …Watching the video was terrible,looking at how those unlucky dogs were killed and cooked as satay ( BBQ meat).Dog meat are sold to unsuspecting tourist who did not realised it. I read in newspapers too.
    The way those dogs were abused , poisoned ,shot and killed really upset me.Its agonizing minutes suffering in pain was too much for me to continue watching the video.
    I am glad now Bali Animal Welfare Association and the authority concerned are trying to stop the dog meat trade.It was only the shocking news uncovered when tourist was given dog meat as satay.Eating the dogs meat can cause human health as well as causing shocking animal cruelty.
    Never hurt animals or bring pain to them.Have compassion…quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .I have shared this post with my firends.

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  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:04 PM
    When most people think of Bigfoot or the Yeti, they usually think of the snowy Himalayas or the dense forests of America. However, Bigfoot can be found all over the world. Most recently, there is possible evidence of Bigfoot existing in the beautiful and lush country of Malaysia, where I live!

    Residents of urban Puchong, Kuala Lumpur have found four huge and unexplainable footprints. Similar in shape to the human footprint, they have been described as an “unnatural occurrence”. I wonder if these footprints will be examined by experts, because Bigfoot footprints are very distinct and unique, not to mention huge. In fact, I have previously blogged about Bigfoot footprints in relation to dermal ridges.

    Read more about Bigfoot Spotted in Puchong at http://bit.ly/2rs2GOI
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Dec 8. 2019 02:45 PM
    It is quite common to hear sightings of ghosts in tunnels. Tunnels are usually damp and the sunlight can’t reach inside. There is no air circulation, therefore the negative energy can remain in tunnels for a long time. When we drive through tunnels and feel uncomfortable, we can recite some mantras to calm our minds and protect ourselves. Dorje Shugden mantra will be a good one to learn up for protection like this:
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creepy-tunnels-2.html
  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Dec 8. 2019 01:38 PM
    Choyang Dulzin Kuten Lama was a respected oracle of two enlightened Dharma Protectors – Dorje Shugden and Setrap. Coming from humble beginnings, Choyang Kuten Lama experienced his first trance when he was seventeen years old. Under the care and guidance of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, he became a renowned oracle who contributed greatly to his countrymen during the most trying time in Tibet’s history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-selfless-dorje-shugden-oracle.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:34 PM
    Do you know anyone who is constantly engaged in excessive, unreasonable and repetitive behaviour such as cleaning, hand-washing, or rearranging? If you do, that person is most likely suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    OCD is characterised by irrational fear or obsession that triggers repetitive actions. Many people suffering from OCD are aware that their actions are illogical, but when they try to ignore the urge to perform a particular action, their anxiety increases until they eventually give in to their compulsion.

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD affects 1% of the adult population in the United States alone. OCD does not discriminate and can affect anyone regardless of race, gender or age. It has great implications on a person’s quality of life and can affect their emotional health, education, career and even their social and personal life as their obsessions can result in hours of repetitive ritualistic behaviour, thus preventing them from doing other things.

    Understand more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at http://bit.ly/33ZRciF
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:25 PM
    Gyenze, otherwise known as Ratna Shugden, is one of the five main emanations of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This particular emanation is Dorje Shugden manifesting in an increasing form. When sincere practitioners propitiate Gyenze, we invoke his blessings to increase outer and inner wealth, health, and spiritual merits.

    With this in mind, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche envisioned and built a chapel specifically dedicated to Gyenze and his beneficial energies. Located at the front of Kechara Forest Retreat, it has become a place of spiritual pilgrimage for many people of all backgrounds and Gyenze has manifested signs of fulfilling people’s wishes.

    As more and more people are seeing the benefits of praying to Gyenze, a new 5-foot statue was commissioned to be installed in the chapel. On November 3, 2017 the new statue of Gyenze arrived at Kechara Forest Retreat. Auspiciously, it was the very same day that Kechara’s monthly Dorje Shugden puja was being held! Milk, incense and a silk khata were offered to welcome Gyenze as soon as the statue was unpacked.

    Read more of the 5-Foot Gyenze Statue Arrives in Kechara Forest Retreat at http://bit.ly/2YsfgK4
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:14 PM
    The claim that Dorje Shugden sends you to the three lower realms is used by the Tibetan leadership to worry their community into giving up the Dorje Shugden practice because now, it negatively affects your rebirth. According to the Tibetan leadership, they are banning the practice because they do not want people to go to the three lower realms and take rebirth as spirits or worse. And this reasoning is further used by the Tibetan leadership to create a false sense of compassion, because it compels Tibetans to encourage one another to give up the practice. Why? Because you would not want your loved ones going to the three lower realms, would you?

    If Dorje Shugden practice sends you to the three lower realms, how come the Tibetan leadership keeps recognizing the reincarnations of lamas who engaged in the practice? Shouldn’t they be spirits or reborn in the hell realms, according to the Tibetan leadership? Some of these lamas passed away before the ban on Dorje Shugden began, which means they practiced Dorje Shugden until their last breath in their previous incarnations. They did not have the ‘chance’ to give up the practice. So shouldn’t these lamas have taken rebirth in the three lower realms? And if they took rebirths as animals, spirits or hell beings, who are the individuals being recognized as their reincarnations?

    How come the Tibetan leadership has their own candidate for Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s reincarnation? The previous Domo Geshe Rinpoche was a huge and prominent Dorje Shugden practitioner and he passed away still practicing Dorje Shugden. Since he never gave up this practice of so-called ‘spirit worship’ and supposedly ‘broke’ his vows right until the end of his life, how come he did not take rebirth in the three lower realms as the Tibetan leadership said he would? Even more ironically, why did they recognize a candidate for his reincarnation instead?

    Another major example is His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, the Junior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang practiced Dorje Shugden, again till the end of his life, and never gave up the practice. According to the Tibetan leadership, this means that the Dalai Lama’s own tutor died a spirit worshipper and therefore, according their basis for banning the practice, Trijang Rinpoche should have taken rebirth in the three lower realms. So why then is the Dalai Lama himself recognizing the reincarnation of his teacher, Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche?

    Check out the truth of Dorje Shugden People Do Not Go to the Three Lower Realms at http://bit.ly/2OVIIVo
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:03 PM
    The divine and enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form suits the needs of the people of that time and place in order to help them. They are truly compassionate in that way, and show their immense spiritual ability to be able to do so. The emanation of Lord Manjushri, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is no different. It is with that in mind that I envisioned commissioning different forms of Dorje Shugden painted and drawn in different cultural styles to better suit the temperaments of practitioners the world over.

    The usual style that Dorje Shugden is depicted is very Tibetan, but even within his holy entourage there are differences of culture and variation across different countries. For example, the 10 Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, warrior emanations of Dorje Shugden who help avert both inner and outer obstacles, appear in different forms. They take on the physical appearance of Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, Kashmiri, Indian and Nepali warriors. This clearly shows that as an enlightened being, Dorje Shugden is above and beyond cultural differences, or location-based variations, etc. He transcends all of that but will emanate in forms that appeal the most to the practitioner. The more styles there are, the more wider the appeal will be. My hope is that many will be blessed by Dorje Shugden and enter his practice and be protected.

    H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche recently commissioned very special images of Dorje Shugden in Indian style, Fauvistic style, Byzantine style, Malaysian style, Chinese style, New Age style and Japanese anime style. And there are many more to come. Do check back here every few weeks as there are more different styles of Dorje Shugden art and will add here in time.

    Check out http://bit.ly/2PyTqCb
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 05:14 PM
    Although Manjushri currently appears as a bodhisattva, in actuality he has traversed the bodhisattva path. In a time long gone, he became a fully enlightened Buddha who was known as the Tathagatha Lamp of the Nagas. Due to the strong karmic connection with the sentient beings of our time, he manifested as a bodhisattva disciple of the Buddha, called Manjushri, who is famed for his great wisdom.

    Manjushri is also indeed very unique and special as he is practised in all lineages and traditions present today. As the main yidam of Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri constantly appears to Lama Tsongkhapa and was able to clarify the subtlest aspects of the teachings and transmit many teachings and transmissions. Hence, it is said that lineage and practices of Lama Tsongkhapa are especially blessed by Manjushri for practitioners to gain quicker attainments.

    Sharing with you a meditation upon Orange or Arapachana Manjushri composed by none other than the Great Fifth Dalai Lama who unified Tibet after many damaging civil wars, established diplomatic relations with China and other countries, and wrote a massive 24 volumes’ worth of scholarly and religious works on a wide range of subjects including a prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    Orange Manjushri is the main form of Manjushri, appearing as a Bodhisattva prince sitting in full lotus posture while holding a flaming wisdom sword with his right hand. With his left hand at his heart, he grasps the stem of a utpala blossom upon which the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra rests. The propitiation of this form of Manjushri develops wisdom within us, clarity of mind, better memory, critical thinking and artistic talents, purifies negative speech karma and finally, creates the causes for us to develop powerful, beneficial and influential speech.

    Learn more about Orange Manjushri: A Meditation by the 5th Dalai Lama at http://bit.ly/2DTN3lz
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 03:01 PM
    This is a very beautiful temple in a very serene environment. The temple is on a small hill, overlooking the villages. The tall outdoor Buddha in the temple gives people a sense of peace. It will be nice to go there to pay homage to the Buddha and do the meditation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-standing-buddha-of-thaton-thailand
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Dec 6. 2019 04:39 PM
    A Pilgrimage to Lumbini, will be wonderful as that where the Buddha’s birthplace and get connected and make a good aspiration.There are many impressive beautiful structures and beautiful Sacred temples to see.
    Visiting Lumbini, the Buddha’s birth place creates the karma to have control of our own rebirth and the causes to be born in pleasant places where we will have the right conditions and opportunities to practice Dharma.Thank you for the wonderful article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2DT88gd
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Dec 6. 2019 03:57 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, this article best describe the powerful health benefits, nutritional value of consuming tomatoes in daily diet. This article has given good picture on varieties of tomatoes widely available in many forms and colour.

    Actually I do not like tomatoes much but this article have given me enough info on beneficial of tomatoes for overall health. Discovered that tomatoes are rich in varieties of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants which helps to prevent and to protect from diseases naturally.

    It’s time for me to add in tomatoes in my daily meal and to ensure that to get an array of nutrients which will help in better functioning of my body.
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 06:45 PM
    The Buddha Shakyamuni and Bodhisattva Manjushri worked closely to expound the Dharma, although Manjushri himself had achieved enlightenment many lifetimes ago. According to the Avatamsaka Sutra, Manjushri is actually the Buddha Nageshvaraja who achieved enlightenment many eons ago in a different world system. In Shakyamuni’s time however, he took the form of Manjushri, a student of Lord Buddha himself. Indeed, many teachings arose just because Manjushri asked a question to Buddha Shakyamuni.

    Manjushri is the embodiment of wisdom and knowledge, and this Namasanghiti text that recalls his names and qualities represents the pinnacle of all Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. Scholars classify it as a tantra of the non-dual (advaya) class, along with the Kalachakra Tantra.

    The Namasanghiti was expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha for his disciple Vajrapani and his wrathful retinue in order to lead them to Buddhahood. The essence of the Namasanghiti text is that Manjushri Bodhisattva is the embodiment of all knowledge. The Namasanghiti is a short text, consisting only of around 160 verses and a prose section, which is a fraction of the vast Sutras such as Avatamsaka Sutra and Prajnaparamita Sutras, or the endless ocean of tantras such as Manjushri-Mula-Kalpa.

    Read more about A Concert of Names of Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2Yj3d1n
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 05:54 PM
    Mekong River is incredibly important for millions of people in China. It flows through many countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and finally Vietnam. But weird and it is shocking to know the dogs cruelty, smuggling and trading just for the meat across Asia, through the famous river, What a cruel business. Need to be aware of visiting all this countries.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:32 PM
    Wat Phra Dhammakaya is worlds largest meditation Center,beautifully built, well landscaped and well maintained.The temple’s success is a collective achievement of every monk, novice and devotee who faithfully gave their time and energy day in and day out, against all odds to build the massive temple to serve all sentient beings.

    Their faith, determination and patience paid off when their dream of a sanctuary of peace to spread the Buddha’s teachings became a reality.Thank you very much for the interesting article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2RkjkKI
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:21 PM
    The veneration of relics is an ancient custom that plays an important role in major world religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Shamanism. For example, sites that house holy relics in Christianity are major pilgrimage destinations because it is believed that these relics are a benediction to the living and the deceased.

    In Buddhism, holy relics generally refer to the physical remains or personal effects of Buddha Shakyamuni. Incredibly, some of Buddha Shakyamuni’s bodily remains have survived for two and a half millennia, including the much-revered sacred tooth of the Buddha in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    Most Buddhist temples have stupas, and these stupas are often created specifically to house precious relics. Such reliquary stupas often become the initial structure around which the whole temple is later based. Today, stupas may also hold the ashes or ringsel (relics in Tibetan) of prominent or respected Buddhist masters.

    Read more about The Significance of the Buddha’s Relics and the wonderful Kandy at http://bit.ly/3624n43

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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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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
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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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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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
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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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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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