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.

WARNING: This video contains footage that may be distressing for some people.

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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.

WARNING: This video contains footage that may be distressing for some people

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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. sarassitham on May 4, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

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  2. Samfoonheei on Apr 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Shocking to read what is happening in Bali, Indonesia. A beautiful place like Bali known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs . Dining in Bali presents endless choices of exotic, local cuisine, but not many tourist know about what been served on their table . Well there is dog meat trading in Bali which many are not aware. I read articles countries like China, Vietnam and Korean killing dogs for meat but never expect its happened in Bali too. Real surprised to learn that some of the Indonesians eat dog’s meat as well. Selling dog meat is not against the law in Indonesia but then how could they slaughter a dog. Looking at those pictures where the dogs being tortured to death for their meat is heartfelt. According to animal welfare group more than thousands are slaughtered every month in Central Java. With the article from ABC News Australia, has indeed brought attention to many dogs lovers regarding to the cruelty in Bali where the dogs are killed in an inhumane manner. Animal cruelty is illegal in Indonesia, yet it happened in Bali as one could from those pictures tells all. It good now the Indonesian Government is banning the sale and consumption of the meat on animal cruelty and public health grounds. Many animal lovers organisations in Bali are doing a good job nowadays by promoting the hazard of eating dog meat and creating the awareness of the cruelty manner of how the dogs are slaughtered.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  10. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 _/\_

  20. 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.

  21. 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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  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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 !

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:53 PM
    Beautiful pictures paints a thousands words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche. Those rare pictures shared ultimate sophistication of the relationship between the two great leaders.
    Back in the 20th century Jawaharlal Nehru an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat was very kind to receive them both. Looking at the rare pictures says all.
    Its such awesome watching the rare video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche visiting India together. Visiting sacred places Buddhist sites of India together, and even having state dinner .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

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    nspiring read of the power sacred feminine Maha Pajapati Gotami, founder of the Order of Nuns. She was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni.
    Mahapajapati lived to be around 120 years old. Having such an eminent position in the sangha, she would have had hundreds of nuns under her care, helping them realize the Truth. Perplexingly, the Buddha continued to have doubts about admitting women into the women’s order right up until his death. Mahapajapati had played an important role preserving the dharma taught by Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Truly inspired by Mahaprajapati Gotami’s story.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html
  • Samfoonheei
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    Area 51 is a U.S. military base that has become synonymous all this while. There’s a possibility recording to many could be a government cover-ups and potentially a place of testing alien. Its always a secret behind this Nevada base also known as Area 51 and is often the subject of alien conspiracy theories. The facility is next to two other restricted military areas, what goes on inside and around is extremely secret. No one are allowed to visit and are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance and armed guards. According to the US military, the intense secrecy area is the training range for US nuclear weapons. It has never been declared a secret base and under 24-hour surveillance. Many people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects in or near Area 51. That’s interesting. And the popular image of the place is a secret site for extra-terrestrial research.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/aliens-paranormal/what-is-area-51.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:49 PM
    Reading each messages and looking at those beautiful pictures tells a thousand words. Without dharma, dharma work, dharma institutions and dharma people, life is so much more lonely and empty……loved this message by our Guru.
    May those teachings in this blog flourish in the heart of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this great messages. which taught us more and inspired us too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/messages-inspired-by-buddhist-art.html
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    really….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
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    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

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    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
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    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html

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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
5 years ago
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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
2 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
2 months ago
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
3 months ago
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
3 months ago
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
3 months ago
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
3 months ago
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
3 months ago
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 months ago
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
5 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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