Why say no?

Apr 3, 2013 | Views: 1,424

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Dear friends,

See this ‘interesting’ photograph and why you should say NO to certain ‘pleasures’ in life. Pleasures may be nice for you but do you think at what cost it came about? Read below please. Share with others as much as possible please. Create awareness.

Never harm animals.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Say NO to Elephant-RIDING, say NO to using elephants for human entertainment in Circuises or Tourisms . . .

Image n the informations below r uploaded by the page ‘Knowledge is Power’ ~

Elephants that ”work” in Thailand and other tourist destinations have to go through a ritual called phajaan, or “crush”. It begins with the baby elephants (usually three to four years old) being taken from their mothers and placed in a small, wooden pen. To get them securely in the pen, these babies are beaten with bamboo, sticks with nails attached to the tip and bull hooks. Once in place, the crush lasts for roughly a week. During this time, they are beaten, bludgeoned, have hooks attached to their sensitive ears, and are deprived of food and water as well as sleep, all in the name of breaking ties with their mothers and becoming domesticated. While in the crush, through the infliction of pain, they learn how to accept riders, do circus tricks and paint. This is designed to break the animal’s spirit which it certainly achieves, often taking its sanity too.

Used for centuries to domesticate wild elephants, this torture training method is still accepted as the only viable training method for elephant handlers and is used in almost every elephant attraction in Thailand.And, once they have their souls stomped out, they are simply vessels entertaining people. They are chained. They don’t eat enough.

Like humans, elephants have the capability to form relationships and have emotions. But, not the elephants working for the tourists.

People who visit Thailand — and other countries with elephant tourism — don’t realize the damage they cause these elephants when they support trekking camps, go to circuses or buy the paintings done by these creatures. Without knowing, they send a clear message to the elephant tourism industry that shows they support the torture these animals go through early in their life, as well as the horrific conditions they live in as cogs in the tourism wheel. Please never support this horrible practice, never ride an elephant. (Andres Grijalva)

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ThaiElephants.mp4

Source: Pracheta Das at http://www.facebook.com/pracheta4animals

Thank you Pracheta Das for posting this and creating awareness.

Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. S.Prathap on Jul 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    It is very sad to see how the elephants are being treated just to turn them into a money making machine. Humans are the only species in the world that could do such a thing to another species.
    We should not harm any animals, because humans are the one who claimed themselves to be the superior ones!Thank you for sharing this post.

  2. Silambarasan on Sep 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Those poor animals that are born to live a happy life and get taken away from their mum and abused for business purpose.They are just animals, they don’t understand us but we should understand them.

  3. Lin Mun on Nov 3, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    It is very sad to see these elephants being abused by the trainers. They deserve to have a free life living in the forest and not constraint in the small place and have to be trained so hard to entertain tourist. It didn’t occur to me that the elephants have to go through so much torture and suffering until I started reading articles posted by Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting such incidents and I will not support or visit such places.

  4. Stella Cheang on Jun 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I used to go to elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand, because I saw that teh elephants there are tamed and can do many tricks. But during those trips, I noticed that the handler will use stick with a hook to beat the elephants. Baby elephants are not spared! The elephants are “forced” to do all sort of tricks and chaos even though it is visibly clear that these poor souls are tired and unwilling. Now, watching this video and photo made me realized the painful inhumane ordeal they and to go through! Human should stip exploiting elephants for profit. It goes the same for the people who forces an elephant to walk around in the city to attract attention, so that they can charge tourist for photo session or a short ride. I saw it in Bangkok. I hope the authorities can do something to help the animals. Let’s not stop to voice out for the elephants. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

  5. Vivian Ong on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Why on earth these people want to do such things on animal? Don’t they feel pity or sad towards the animal that they are torturing. I wonder if they have think of the karma that they are going to get for doing this.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  6. CindyH on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Taking that selfie or Instagram picture with wild animals during exotic vacations might be perfect for social media posts but one should be aware of the indignities the creature in question might have had to endure to become so docile and obedient.

    To illustrate, imagine being snatched away as a baby from your family and natural environment, brought to a foreign place where you are physically tortured and mentally traumatised into submission to do hard labour. Then, you are continuously over-worked with little food as well as really bad living conditions and non-existence medical care. But mercilessly punished and abused should you not toe the line or perform according to expectation, which only stops when you are dead. All the above so that some people can go boast about a fantastic vacation they had, which very likely would be forgotten or superseded with other vacation memories in due time.

    Ironically, based on statistics, many who interact with wild animals on vacations are actually animal lovers. They are the biggest culprit with their demand and support of the animal tourism industry, blissfully unaware of the damage they are doing or that they are in fact, perpetuating such direct cruel exploitation of wildlife. Thus, people really need to think twice about indulging in such activities that cause so much trauma and distress as well as decide whether or not this is an industry which they want to support.

  7. Chris Chong on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this heartbreaking information about tourism elephants in Thailand.

    It is very sad to see how the elephants are being treated just to turn them into a money making machine. Humans are the only species in the world that could do such a thing to another species. In fact, humans do it to humans also in some extreme cases. It is all because of our ego that makes us blind to the true nature of this world that we all are the same and how karma works. I cannot imagine what is the repercussion of such a hideous act in their future lives when the karma ripens.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  8. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I had ridden the elephants before in Thailand without knowing that the elephants were “phajaan” or badly treated. Will share this article to increase the awareness of others. I hope to I can also help to reduce the sufferings of the elephants.

  9. Edward Ooi on Jun 5, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche, how can they do this to the elephants? The elephants must have felt so much pains. The bad elephant trainers would train them when they are young. When they don’t do it right, the trainers would beat them until they learn and because of that many elephants would try to escape from the circuses or zoos. But the moment they get out, people would kill the elephant just because they hurt a few people. Why are people so controlling? Why would they even want to control lives that do not belong to them?

  10. Lucas Roth on Apr 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I hate it when people are so selfish to only think of themselves. Those animals have lives too! Whether it is for eating or entertainment it is cruel and heartless!

  11. Sean Wang on Mar 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    This is cruel. Just cruel. I would never want to ride elephants if they were put through such horrible situations such as this. People have no idea about what is going on behind the scenes. Sigh.

  12. Lucas Roth on Mar 9, 2014 at 1:19 am

    This is horrible, i really love animals and it makes me want to throw up when one is hurt for humans. Why do we have to be so selfish and not caring at all?! ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  13. jerry_sito on Dec 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    感恩的能读到仁波切的这个帖子,因为倘若不是师父的这个开示,我完全不知道,原来用在娱乐用途的动物们,原来背后的它们是遭到如此残忍的对待

    我们用着愉快的心情坐骑大象,或观看其娱乐表演,然而,我们的微笑却换来了,他们的痛苦与眼泪

    一切有情众生具有情,祈愿一切众生都能离苦得乐,感恩仁波切的开示,让我们不再无明

    祈愿仁波切长驻在世,常转法轮

  14. Edward Ooi on Nov 17, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I thought Thai’s Buddhism have a Buddha that looks like a elephant, or maybe the elephant Buddha only appears in Hinduism. Never mind that, even if they don’t pray to the elephant Buddha, they still shouldn’t tortured those elephants like that. Thank you Rinpoche forsharing this post, I will try to convince my friends to stop going to animal talent shows and circuses.

  15. Darren Kechara Paradise on May 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Animals are not born to entertain us, they are also a living being that have emotion and feelings. These men would one day watch their bad karma ripen. Do we want to add more to their suffering? we should share with more people to create the awareness.

  16. Girlie OOI on Apr 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The way they are treating the baby elephant is pure TORTURE. To think that so much pain is inflicted, just so that these animals can become our source of entertainment. We can clearly see the pain and fear reflected in the elephant’s eyes.

    WE must not support nor condone such practices.

  17. abby f on Apr 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Animals are humans friends! Like elephant, they can be the ‘vehicle’ to bring us to places that we cannot walk to. Like dogs, they can help us to watch our house door to keep burglar away. Like horse, we ride horse and they are all our good friends that help us in many ways! If we can see them as our friends, we wouldn’t treat them bad, because how can we treat someone nice to us, help us a lot in such a cruel way?!

    Sad to say but it’s the fact, the elephants in Thailand are actually helping them to have income to feed their family, elephant should be their best friends and should be treated like their own family! They don’t appreciate their friends(elephants), and we cannot let such thing happen again! They are abusing animals which are extremely kind to them.

    We should not harm any animals, because humans are the one who claimed themselves to be the superior ones! Then we must act like we are superior by taking care of them and don’t bring harm to them! This is what we should do. We have the ability to love and care, then we just do it, not using our ability to bring harm.

  18. wei theng on Apr 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I have been to elephant riding and trekking in Thailand and do not aware that they have to gone through so much of pain. I am so sorry.
    I will promote this and create the awareness so that less elephant will be harm. May them all be free from all the harms and pains.
    Om Mani Padme Hung.

  19. Albert Ratchaga on Apr 11, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Watching the elephant performing on the stage is really fun, because they can do lotsa tricks to entertain us, to make us feel great… But there is the front, what happen at the back stage? how the elephant learned all those tricks? what type of life the live in… Do we want to add more to their suffering? we should share with more people, we should call for a stop to this torturing life of elephant, a link here to see how elephant got beaten up.. You can hear the man keep repeating how to tear the elephant up, he is teaching the new staff how to torture the elephant to get the best attention from them, It is really sad to watch, but this is the fact. We never want to live in this situation, but why do we do it to them?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQLcW92xtJo

  20. Lim Han Nee on Apr 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Just imagine a three year old human baby being subject to the same cruel treatment. Wouldn’t there be hue and cry immediately because it’s most inhuman. Yet what’s not humane is alright for baby elephants? Tearing them away from their mothers at such a tender age and subjecting them to such torture?

    People may have been watching elephants perform in the circus or elsewhere, without realizing how much behind-the-scene cruelty has been inflicted on them. Yet , once they know that this is what happens, shouldn’t everyone boycott circuses and other places where elephants are made to perform and entertain others? In this way, there will be an end to demand for elephants to perform and there will be an end to elephants being broken in for the purpose of being used in performance.

  21. William on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Cruelty at its worst. It is very bad to torture such beings for the sake of human pleasure and making money. Bad karma. And those who support it, whether knowingly or not, are encouraging more and more elephants being tortured. We should not go for elephant rides now that we know how badly they are whacked and chained and caged!!

  22. Lim (KH JB) on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:49 am

    We should say “no” for it. We should not use other’s suffering to entertain us. All sentient beings got their right to live in a good condition…

    May everyone in this world learn more Dharma and be a better person hence create more and more compassion to others…

  23. Cynthia L on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Oh nooo … I almost went for elephant ride in Koh Samui, Thailand before but didn’t manage to as they were closed already.

    The tour takes you through the jungle, rivers and Samui’s most famous waterfall where one can dismount and take a refreshing dip. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Most seemingly wonderful things has an ugly side to it. I am happy to know the truth so that others can know about it too so that they will stop supporting such cruel entertainment.

  24. wansan on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    This is really heartbreaking. Looking at the elephants being poked and abused by those people just breaks my heart. We think that elephant’s skin is so thick and it won’t feel any pain, well you are wrong. They do feel pain as much as we humans do. We certainly do not want our parents or anyone to abuse us when we are asked to do something. This reminds me of a movie “Water For Elephants” starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. In this movie, the elephant was tortured during training for circus performances. We should all step up and say NO! No animals should suffer for our own pleasure or what we call as entertainment.

  25. Li Kheng on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Definitely say No, No, No!!!

    Truthfully, all the entertainment we indulge in for the sake of entertainment, how much do we remember of it?! For a moment of pleasure that brings no long term benefit to ourselves or others, we afflict so much suffering on innocent animals. This is not considering the negative karma we cause the trainers to accumulate in their effort to make a living.

    Although the animal trainers are not clueless of their wrong, they justify their action with their poverty and the need to survive. Animal trainers are not wealthy people who just got bored and said they will start crushing elephants to pass time.

    In view of the bigger picture, we the consumers are the culprits. Our desire to entertain our senses is the seed for this industry to exist. Our attachment to fulfilling our sensory pleasure is the fuel that causes this type of business to grow.

    If we say No, this harmful and cruel act will eventually come to an end. It may not be nice to see the reality behind the glitz of the entertainment industry. However, it is certainly powerful to realize that each of us is able to make a better difference by choosing No.

  26. Julien Roth on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I never knew that they put elephants through so much pain so that they could give people another form of tourism and entertainment. Now i am really getting second thoughts about riding elephants. And the way that the get them ready for tourism and entertainment is just wrong and cruel. So terrible what people do to animals like this, all so that people can make some money.

  27. Cliff on Apr 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    This is absolutely disgusting! I am utterly appalled by the human natureof these men just so they can earn money. How could these people put themselves through this to hurt an innocent young elephant. Elephants are peaceful in nature, it its the human nature that drives them into insanity and that is a very sad thought. I’ve always been told that we shouldnt watch elephant shows for entertainment because they are always whackede by a stick to do what the humans want, but I never thought it would come to this bad. I really feel sorry for the elephant but even more sorry for these men, where they choose to torture these elephants their whole lices just so they would do what they want them to do just so they can earn some blood money. These men would one day watch their bad karma ripen. Videos and photos like this always makes me so angry.

  28. Datuk May on Apr 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Ignorance is BLISS, in a kind of stupid state of mind. Imagine I used to think how grand to ride an elephant especially during celebrations by the Royalties, how wonderfully beautiful the elephants perform at circus.

    Now knowing what had been done to them for these poor elephants to be who we see them as, I am utterly ashamed of myself.

    From now it is a definite NO to all entertainment from elephants and for all I know same would be done to other animals for our ignorant viewing. Therefore NO to any of these entertainments.

  29. uncle eddie on Apr 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Like Rinpoche said, together we can stop animal abuses. Circus animals have to go through very tough and long tedious training sessions and are punished when they not do what they are told. These animals are poked at with sharp-pointed spears, stabbed or electrocuted when they disobeyed, like what you see in this blog. They are forced to eat, sleep and live in small cramped boxes. When on the road where water is limited and food is not actually what they want to eat as in the wild, and they are subjected to diseases with no veterinal care. Animals have no voice, so its up to us to protect them. Stopping such abuses is a global issue and China, surprisingly is said to have banned the use of animals in their circuses. Please help out in these much needed sanctuaries and to acknowledge those wonderful people taking this incredible Job! Many heartfelt thanks to our Rinpoche, our animals saver at all times.

  30. mitra on Apr 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    This is truly sad and heart breaking.I request everyone to stop supporting anything that will hurt animals physically and mentally.

  31. Lim Tat Ming on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Sentient beings in the animal realm are very unfortunate to have taken rebirth there. Thus humans should have generated compassion for them instead of inflicting further pains and sufferings to the animals.

    What have these elephants done to deserve these ill-treatments from the handlers? It is easy to point to the karma that these elephants have created in the past to experience their present conditions. However that does not justify the mistreatment from the humans. Do humans have the right to abuse the elephants?

    Thailand is a Buddhist country. Hence, is it not against the principles of Buddhism to harm the elephants? The irony is that the authorities in Thailand have allowed these inhuman animal abuses to continue for the sake of earning the tourist dollars! The tourists must realize too that these elephants will continue to be tortured as long as they support the tourism industry of Thailand!

    Everyone must say no to this cruelty! The elephants must be protected.

  32. Felix Kong on Apr 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Watching this video, is really heartbreaking . When i’m a child and always wondering why elephants so huge and can perform well in circus . Now just realize behind the sadness story of elephants and they had been trained since young,they are no more happiness …. Now i will not support like this animal’s show .

  33. Joy on Apr 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    It is so heartbreaking to see this video and to see that we humans can be so disgustingly cruel, so evil and so shamelessly unconscious. If you can feel hurt, pain and sad… don’t you think these elephants who are such gentle creatures can feel it too? Don’t we have enough entertainment already that we need to force ourselves on to someone else’s life and torture them so we can exploit them to make money for ourselves? No matter how poor you may be, there is other ways of earning a good living… and certainly this is one that is not very good at all!

    Recently the Ladrang team have been reading a book called Food for Boddhisattvas and it says if one is to do such shameless crimes like abusing animals and causing harm to them, one would reborn in the hell realms… when I see this, i thought, hell must be really “full”. What is sad about this is that Thais are also well known as a spiritual Buddhist nation. But I guess a handful of them decided to only follow some of the Buddha’s teachings to their convenience. Sad indeed.

    I hope this video goes viral and we can garner enough support to arrest or shut down such business and lock up the offenders! Please everyone do not buy those peanuts they sell in Thailand to feed those doll up elephants on the streets… they came from the wild just like in this video!!! Instead report them.

    All those billions spent of wars, the funds could have been generated to stopping such cruelties and helping the animals whom we humans have terrorized for so many years. We’ve cut down the trees, taken away their land, thei home, their space, force them out and we blame them and also torture and use them to earn a living… really who are the real animals I sometimes wonder?!

  34. sarahyap on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    What a sad sight… If it feels painful to see the suffering of these animals being tortured for the sake of breaking their spirit in order to tame them… imagine the pain and suffering that the animal has to go through just so that they can be ‘tame’ enough for people to use and exploit them for money.

    This reminds me of a post that Rinpoche published not too long ago about animals in the circus (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/if-you-enjoy-circuses-must-see-this.html) These animals are constantly tormented and reminded of how they have to obey people’s commands… something that is very unnatural to their instinct.

    On the other hand, there are also people that are kind to animals, take for example Lawrence Anthony, who dedicated his life to ensure the safety of these wild elephants are preserved and well taken care of http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/touching-grateful-elephants.html

    If only we have more Lawrence Anthony in our world…

  35. HelenaC on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Yes we should really say no to these leisure and so called entertainment. Like those circus, ocean parks with those poor animals got caged and forced to perform. I personally do not ride on these beautiful animals nor go to these places and I don’t agree with their doings. Why not you human got trained in that way?? Simply just our pure selfishness. But I do proud of some country they have banned in those ocean park for letting the dolphins perform. I am glad people now have more awareness on that.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the post.

  36. sweekeong on Apr 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I have heard animals being undergone abuse and torture in circus but this the first time I am aware that the elephants ride in Thailand were being subjected to torture since they’re babies! This is really horrible for the abused and the abuser. If one can inflict such pain on baby elephants the mind is really on the verge of being insane, maybe not to them because out of ignorance the animals are tools for making money for survival. It is very sad for the newly born baby elephants to experience such pain until they can only think of avoiding pain, the mind become mindless. When you reflect on the abuser mentally they are afflicted with great anger. When we have great anger our virtue are destroyed. When we act out our anger in speech and bodily actions, many times, frequently it becomes a habit. Due to repetition and familiarization we becomes used to getting our way by using anger.

  37. Pastor Chia on Apr 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    How sad to see the truth story behind about elephants had been abuse and become people entertainment. This are real example is happening at Thailand. Baby elephants has force to separated from the mother when they are still young to train up for tourism and circus. Do we want our children enjoy when they watch circus show or riding on the elephants.Understand the truth stopping more animal to get harm and provide care for the animals.

  38. David Lai on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I saw such animal cruelty in the award-winning documentary, Earthlings. Words cannot describe how terrible and cruel people have been to enslave, torture and mass murder of millions of animals in order to provide us with food, entertainment, clothes and so forth. What’s worse is that we are alright about it and many prefer to stay in ignorance about it than do something about it.

    Thanks to social media and this is the age of the Internet, people are becoming more and more aware of what’s happening. However, what we are fighting is not just ignorance but also denial. People are in constant denial because to acknowledge animal cruelty would also mean giving up pleasures and attachments to meat, entertainment and so forth. That would be uphill battle and awareness varies between society and culture.

  39. beatrix ooi on Apr 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Poor little elephant. We must not make the animals suffer, whether its directly or indirectly. We can’t force them to do things they can’t do/ not born to do, it’s just like forcing a 1 year old to walk. It’s possible, but both will suffer a lot during the process. The fact is, animals belong to the nature, in the forests and oceans.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  40. Jutika Lam on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Oh my Buddha!!!

    Though I have never been to any circus, elephant riding or whatsoever so I never really saw how skinny and injured the elephants and all the other animals involved in circuses.

    Though i personally don’t enjoy all kinds of noisy and irritating entertainment like circuses animal shows and all kinds of other entertainments that involves animals stuffed in small cages, training to not be their animal-self and any kinds of suffering brought to the animals just for human pleasure, like I was saying though I totally dislike this kinds of entertainment I am sure their a lot of people out their who just enjoy all this kinds of entertainment from elephant riding to circuses to horse racing and all kinds of other animal racing.

    In fact people love this king of entertainment so much that they are even willing to take risks and bet on who will win or which will lose which is what we call betting.

    Betting has it’s risk of winning and at the same time losing which means you are not guaranteed to win but when this people who have placed bets in all this kinds of sick entertainment are asked to donate just a dollar they say that they have no money to donate.

    It’s really a wonder how people have the money to rick and bet and have no money to donate to a no risk fund/donation.

    I really hope that more and more people would get to know about how the elephants they take as their fun/entertainment has to be separated from their mothers at such a young age and go through so much suffering just to be there for us to have fun and be entertained.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with me this very sad yet truthful fact on elephant attractions.

    Love
    Jutika

  41. tfreon on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I am very very shock to know about this news. All alongs i thought supporting the riding of elephant is supporting the poor people there, and, i have neglected the pain that this BABY elephant gone through. I will definately begin to spread this news. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this news, thanks Pracheta Das for the cares to these elephants.

  42. Lucas Roth on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    i agree, say no to animal abuse,slaughter etc. think of them, would you like to be chained and beaten then killed? i did not think so, so what is the difference between us and them? we are all the same.especially since, lets take elephants for an example, they are eaten forced to do tricks in the circus even though it hurts them to train and do it. come on people think!

  43. tenzin llhamo on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    How sad and heartbreaking to read this post! How ignorant I am of all the animal abuse happening around me! All these while I thought that the elephants are just plain smart just like some of the smart dogs and cats. I didnt know that they had to go through so much pain and torture in order to entertain us. How cruel of those trainers. I will NEVER support any entertainment that involve animals as it is so WRONG! I will definitely promote these inhumane behavior!

    • tenzin llhamo on Apr 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Error…
      I will definitely promote this post of inhumane behavior….

  44. Davin on Apr 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I definitely say NO to using elephants for human entertainment in circuises or tourisms. Elephant are being tortured in order to train them to perform. It is absolutely cruel! Animals are not born to entertain us, they are also a living being that have emotion and feelings.

  45. Jace Chong on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for posting this. I never realize for elephant to stay tamed they need to go through such horrible process.

    Our pleasures shouldn’t take any other’s sufferings. I believe in karma, which what we did to others, it will come back. Nobody wants to be beaten up and chained, nobody wants to lose their freedom to feel.

    I beg everybody to stop supporting anything that will hurt animals physically and mentally.

  46. Sean Wang on Apr 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I personally have never been to a circus and I never will. I think that using animals for entertainment is evil. I think that people only do these sorts of things because they are ignorant and they do not understand that the animals have to go through so much pain for people’s pleasures. I hope that these shows will be stopped or at least make a way for the animal to be happy while performing like how humans perform. Then again, it is unnatural for animals to perform so yeah.

  47. Cynthia Ng on Apr 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    看了就觉的好悲痛的图片,有多少人知道这些所谓娱乐背后的故事。我们一定要说“不”!不要为了自身的快乐感觉而制造对动物的伤害。。那种被伤害的感觉是有多痛!小象们被逼与母象分离,还要被残酷的接受虐待训练来达到满足主人的严格要求。

    我们一定要严厉禁止这种娱乐活动,那不是我们该有的行为!动物也需要爱,需要被善待!

  48. Jessica Yap on Apr 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This is truly sad and heart breaking. If we do not read these kind of news and continue visiting the circus/trekking/rides etc., then we are indirectly reinforcing/supporting this acts of cruelty.

    I cannnot, for the life of me imagine my child or myself being abused like that at the age of 3/4. Seriously disturbing! It is really sad to see the baby elephantsbeing ill treated like that.. =(
    May they never be anymore ill treaments towards any animals anymore.

    It is true: Knowledge is definitely power. When we are equipped with knowledge, we get to do and share more about the causes which are important to us.

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  49. adelinewoon on Apr 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Saying “No” and losing face for dharma, for the benefit of others is necessary and a must! No one should keep quiet, continue to contribute to the growth of any forms of negativity, cruelty in this case, directly or indirectly as a result of worrying of losing one’s face. Cruelty eats away our true nature and will continue to blind us from seeing the truth. Do not be afraid of seeing what others choose not to see, do not be afraid of voicing out what others choose not to hear, do not be afraid to be the pioneer of doing the ‘abnormal’ thing for the better. With death so definite, what is the use of holding onto ourselves and the empty poor me stories that we’ve created to stop us from achieving anything?

  50. patsy on Apr 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    It is always a norm for tourists to go on elephant, horse or camel rides or children enjoying and applauding at the acts performed by animals.

    With more awareness of how the animals are tortured behind the scene, may there be less demand for this form of entertainment. I will definitely not support this act of abuse.

  51. henry ooi on Apr 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Most people have seen animals performed in entertainment outlets and children love the so called tricks and entertainment these animals put up without realizing the harsh methods in training behind the scenes. This story is just an example, a true story. We do not subject our pet animals to such methods yet those unfortunate caged animals suffer a different life, a life of imprisonment and torture, just for human’s entertainment. I will not take my children to such ‘entertaining’ shows.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:30 PM
    Well even it an old post, yet reading it with interest how much Sharon and Susan cares for their furry friends. A very good example for friends to follow. Yes I have heard many doggie ran out , feeling excited and lost their way home. Building such a place will definitely comfortable for the doggie to go freely….more spacious. I feel sorry for doggie attached to a chain. Animals have no voice , they can’t ask for help, they can’t ask for freedom and can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/compassionate-doggie-fence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:29 PM
    Togden Yanga Rinpoche is a highly-regarded Drikung kagyu Yamantaka Master. Inspiring …..Yanga Rinpoche entered in to Yamantaka retreat practice for the life. Amazing he even master the Yamantaka practice and accumulated over 1.3 billion Yamantaka mantras. He spent his life achieving liberation and enlightenment, meditating in a cave for life. Here we have Kechara Forest Retreat such a peaceful place for retreat, we have Rinpoche to thanks for . May more people coming to this beautiful place for retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/yanga-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing what it means to be spiritual . A well explanation and easy understanding for everyone of us.
    Everyone of us came to learning Dharma at centre for a reason. To me learning , practicing Dharma is something I wanted to do since retirement. From nothing and someone like me who knew nothing , learning from scratch get to learn and practice Dharma is indeed blessing. I wanted to make use of my finally journey meaningfully. We came to this world with nothing hence we leave with nothing. Life is ironic. Time is short though yet I am glad coming into dharma….gave me a peaceful mind especially in recitation of mantras, learning to let go of things, attachments and so forth. We are fortunate to have meet Rinpoche who cares more for us than himself. That’s truly a teacher. Reading those articles in the blogs have me learn a tiny fragment of what is like to be spiritual.
    Thank you Rinpoche again with folded hands.
    Well said by Rinpoche ….There is no such thing as you are ready or not to do dharma intensely or seriously. As long as you are in samsara and enduring birth, sickness, old age and death, YOU ARE MORE THAN READY.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/for-those-who-seek-spirituality.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:05 PM
    Inspiring Master Xuyun or Hsu Yun a renowned Chinese Chan Buddhist master was one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of the 19th and 20th centuries. An extraordinary Buddhist Master had gone through countless hardships and illnesses yet continue tirelessly worked as a bodhisattva, giving teachings, explaining sutras and even restoring old temples. Going through all the hardships did not stop him from his Dharma endeavours. He had successfully revitalised the Chinese Buddhist teachings, and had since benefitted many. Master Xuyun has spent his whole life devoted to the Dharma. He lived into his 120th year, and his life spanned two centuries and three dynasties. Interesting read of a bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all about the special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue. Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words and it’s a blessing . Dorje Shugden oracle statue is the first of its kind in the world where it enshrined in the Wisdom Hall Audience Room, at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. We are fortunate to have this Dorje Shugden oracle statue , all thanks to our guru Tsem Rinpoche. We rely on the tradition of oracles to receive blessings and advices.
    Oracles are called upon as protectors, healers and predictors of the future, have played an important role in Tibetan culture. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have consulted the Nechung Oracle, the State Oracle, during Losar, the lunar new year celebration. It was the oracle who had saved Dalai Lama , leaving Tibet to India during the Chinese invasion in 1959.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands, having this special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue which allow us and everyone to be connected and generate merits.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/unique-dorje-shugden-oracle-statue-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:02 PM
    Very precious video clips of the Powerful oracle by Choyang Duldzin Kuten. He was the official oracle of Gaden Monastery and a layman. He took trance of various powerful Dharma Protectors and in the videos he took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden. When Dorje Shugden takes trance, those who were there will receive blessing and advice from Dorje Shugden. Even makes prayers for everyone to achieve Bodhicitta. That’s wonderful…a rare video indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. I have yet to see one but hope in future and have enough merits to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dorje-shugden-taking-trance-in-peaceful-form.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:13 PM
    Most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche born in the eastern province of Kham, Tibet. Rinpoche was recognized as 13th incarnation of Lama Chubdak by high lamas of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. Rinpoche’s life has been eventful receiving many teachings from a long line of illustrious of legendary teachers and great lamas in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion.
    Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the last of his generation of incarnate lamas and in his book A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada of tells us a first-hand account of life. A beautiful book to have and interesting read. In his autobiography he spoke of the importance for the preservation of the Gelug lineage and Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. Rinpoche has spends countless hours giving teachings to many around the world. Many of them has benefited from his profound teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:12 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1901–1981) was a Gelugpa Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Dechen Nyingpo. HE Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche .succeeded Ling Rinpoche as the junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama when the Dalai Lama was nineteen years old. He also composed chants for spiritual practices and ceremonies and scores for their music for use by Ganden Shartse monastery. He received many teachings and empowerments from his root Guru Pabongkhapa . He even travelled extensively giving extensive teachings on Lamrim and initiations at many Gelugpa places all over Tibet. He also taught at Sakyapa and Nyingmapa Centers at their request. And ordained hundreds of young monks along those teachings. The teachings of the Lamrim that he taught were simply extraordinary and everyone left the teaching a better person. Thousands were inspired by the blessing would definitely guide and sustain each one throughout the rest of their lives.
    Inspiring indeed H.E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was also a poet and a writer who left behind his complete works in seven volumes, written in a style of rare elegance. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing of Tibet’s Teacher of Teachers H E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Autobiography.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/tibets-teacher-of-teachers-reading-kyabje-trijang-rinpoches-autobiography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:11 PM
    Inspiring read of a courage Lama His Eminence Gyara Rinpoche spoke about Dorje Shugden openly and giving Dorje Shugden initiation to thousands at Yading, Daocheng County of Sichuan Province, China. Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery, also known as Shugden Monastery. The monumental hall at the monastery was built specifically in order to spread and preserve the Pure Je Tsongkhapa Tradition and pure Buddha Dharma in General. An erudite scholar,Gyara Rinpoche received many teachings, instructions, initiations, commentaries and empowerments of both Sutra and Tantra from his main teacher, H E Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. He also studied under many other highly accomplished masters. Carrying on the tradition of spreading Dorje Shugden’s practice, he travelled extensively giving teachings and explaining about the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. Thousands of practitioners were at Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery listening to his teachings, initiation and so forth. He has been spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many Tibetans in Tibet during difficult times when there is still a ban of Dorje Shugden. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:43 PM
    The film Faces of Death shows nothing is more precious than being in the present moment, fully alive , fully aware . We won’t know what happening next. Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Death teaches us that life is impermanent. There is no escape from death. We are all going to die some day. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, successful or ordinary, evil or good, we are going to die one day. Death refers to the end of life, we all go through this sad occurrence, and it is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as we are alive, we should live our life to the fullest meaningfully and make sure to enjoy it. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Nothing is permanent in this world. Life’s impermanence.
    Buddhism emphasizes the importance of accepting the impermanence of life. Some scenes in the video appear quite gruesome, not to me as I have seen real ones as I been working and assisting surgeon in open surgeries before. Have seen thousands of births and many deaths occur while working . Life’s impermanence, I realised is what makes every single time and hour so precious. Its what shapes us our time and what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. We should not cling on to our body and our self-cherishing mind. It takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully people die remains in the memory of those who live on. Everything must have its beginning and must have ending. We never know how much we really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to us. The source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world. Human life is brief, nothing does. Our hair , teeth fall our bodies decline and decay. Watching this documentary film is indeed powerful, truthful and tells us more, Life is certain , death is uncertain , I am glad to have across Rinpoche ‘s blog learning and practicing dharma . I have immersed myself in learning more and accepting that life is finite. All that exists is impermanent, nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped onto. Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment. Profound teachings reading those comments.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/faces-of-death-movie-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:37 PM
    Wow …interesting read . You would not believe this . A boy named, Jacob Barnett was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism by doctors. It seem this boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities. At the age 3 he is able to able to solve 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were wrong this child turned to be a math whiz heralded as a boy genius whose passion and mastery of physics impressed experts later . At age nine, while playing with shapes, he built a series of mathematical models. That’s fantastic and shock his parents. He even demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Jacob enrolled in university at age 12, and he even published his first physics paper. He is considered as one of the world’s most promising physicists and the youngest researcher to ever be accepted in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    Jacob Barnett is indeed another proof of reincarnation, I do believe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:35 PM
    Back in 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. Those who were there witnessed a rare event where Dharma protector Dorje Shugden taken full trance of his official Panglung Oracle. Kechara has been very honoured and blessed that Dorje Shugden took trance of the Protector Dorje Shugden via the 7th Panglung Oracle or Chojela, an authentic and genuine oracle of Dorje Shugden . Wow all of the prayers, offerings, invocations, ritual instruments and recitations were all performed by Kecharians. They really did a good job. Rejoice. I not in Kechara yet back then , would hope one day Chojela will be taking trance again in the near furture.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures that tell us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 13. 2021 06:08 PM
    This is an amazing and extremely inspiring story of a young brave woman who was willing to help and save many innocent children, in spite of her own personal danger. She did not give up easily and would find a solution to problems. She took great courage to take a stand against oppression, and facing a great wrong of those holding power.

    Though she lost her father at an early age, his dedication to others and his last words made a deep impression on her. Her kindness and compassion won many heart.
    She was recognized as a heroine during the holocaust and made history of winning many internationally awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, May God blessed her wonderful soul.

    https://bit.ly/3AwsEhy
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 08:37 PM
    Wow ..that’s scary and shocking. Can’t deny the fact that human are indeed the most terrifying species in the world. Unlike every other species on this list the vast majority of human killings are intentional, showing that appreciation of life needs to drastically improve.

    Most of these animals are now facing extinction or nearing extinction due to man’s greediness. The rush towards wealth has out weight and causes this issue which we don’t realize now that it may belongs to one of our losses.

    We should appreciate all living creature and hope that more people will be more compassionate and aware on our ecology.

    https://bit.ly/3BLZzzS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:58 PM
    Beautiful story of Tsem Rinpoche’s mother . Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing those precious picture of Rinpoche’s mother. Looking at those pictures tell us she is indeed beautiful


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-like-this-picture-of-my-mother.html

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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!!!
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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
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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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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
9 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
11 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
2 yearss ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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