7 Lost Cities of the World

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Dear friends,

No one knows what the Universe has in store for us tomorrow. For good or bad, civilisations turn to dust and princes become paupers overnight. The lost cities of the world were all once great metropolises of even greater civilisations. Some have been rediscovered but no one knows how many others remain lost forever behind the veil of time and the wheel of karma.

Despite the glory and power of their halcyon days, these cities succumbed when their time came. Many met a sudden end, completely unexpected by their residents. Some, like Pompeii, fell to the fury of natural disasters like volcanic eruptions. Others were victims of the most destructive force our planet has ever known: Man.

Here, we look at seven lost cities of the world that I find particularly fascinating. Within them lived people like you and me, harbouring the same hopes and dreams that all men share. The excavations of these sites reveal much about the inhabitants, the lives they led, and of the objects and the ideas that they cherished.

It is a glimpse into a glorious but irrecoverable past, both mesmerising and melancholic at the same time. I hope it lights a passion for history in you, for we are mere specks in the timeline of humanity and must cherish our shared heritage.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

The location of Machu Picchu in Peru, South America. Click on image to enlarge.

The ruins of Machu Picchu (meaning “Old Peak” in the Quechua language) are one of the most beautiful of all the ancient sites in the world. Nestled on a small hilltop almost 8,000 feet (2,400 metres) above sea level, this majestic 15th Century city looks over the Urubamba Valley in the Andean Mountain Range.

Machu Picchu has always been isolated from the rest of Peru; even today, it is almost 100 km on the Inca Trail from the nearest village of Cusco. This isolation was instrumental in its escape from the destruction wrought on Incan culture by the Conquistadors. The city was only rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham.

Machu Picchu is arguably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire for its extraordinary natural setting and superb architecture. The mountain city was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. In 2007, it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

The layout of Machu Picchu, as it would have appeared in its heyday. Click on image to enlarge.

The city is separated into three areas – agricultural, urban, and religious. The structures are arranged so that the function of the buildings matches the form of their surroundings. The agricultural terracing and aqueducts take advantage of the natural slopes. The lower areas contain buildings occupied by residents of the city while the religious areas are located on the crest of the hill.

Archaeologists estimate that the city could have supported approximately 1,200 people. Despite the large population, the city was completely self-contained. The agricultural terraces were watered by natural springs and produced sufficient yield to feed the entire population. The land surrounding the valleys has been cultivated for more than 1,000 years.

The ruins of Machu Picchu contain palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation. Both secular and sacred architecture featured large windows, niches for idols and other artistic sculptural embellishments. Splashing fountains and masterpieces of hydraulic engineering brought fresh water into buildings while other channels removed waste.

Every structure in the city is constructed of the same stonework, carved from the grey granite of the mountain top. Many of the building blocks weigh 50 tonnes or more and yet, they are sculpted and fitted together with such precision that it is impossible to insert even a thin blade between them. The interlocking pattern of the blocks allows buildings to withstand earthquakes by allowing entire walls to flex and bend with the tremors.

One of Machu Picchu’s primary functions was as an astronomical observatory. The Intihuatana stone (meaning “Hitching Post of the Sun”) has been shown to be a precise indicator of the date of the two equinoxes (midday of March 21st and September 21st). Intihuatana stones were the supremely sacred objects of the Inca people. Shamanic legends say that when a sensitive person touches their forehead to the stone, it opens their vision to the spirit world. The Inca believed that deities reside around the Intihuatana stones and if the stones are destroyed, the deities will die or depart. Many Incan Intihuatana stones were destroyed during the Spanish conquest of the region. However, the Spaniards never found Machu Picchu (although they had heard rumours of its existence) and the Intihuatana stone of Machu Picchu still stands.

 

2. Petra, Jordan

Petra’s incredible architecture has captured imaginations for centuries. Click on image to enlarge.

Petra lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan, about 80 kilometres from the Dead Sea. The site has been inhabited since very early human history – remains from the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic eras have been discovered in the area. Petra was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Petra achieved great importance under the Nabateans, who migrated and settled here in the 6th Century BC. The city’s prosperity and power reached its peak during the 1st Century BC, due in large part to its regional monopoly of the spice trade. In their four centuries in power, the Nabateans built a city of palaces, temples and tombs, and constructed a network of channels and cisterns to harness rainwater in the arid land. They also designed a hydraulic system which is still used by the Bedouin tribes today. At its height, the city bustled with 30,000 people scattered over 1,000 square kilometres.

The Nabateans’ independent reign over Petra came to an end in AD 106 when it was integrated into the Roman Empire under Emperor Trajan. However, the city continued to flourish under the Romans.

Entry to Petra is via a winding 1.2 km (0.75 mi) gorge known as the Siq. The almost vertical rock walls of the Siq range between 91 m and 182 m (299-597 ft.) in height but at their narrowest points are a mere 3 metres (10 ft.) apart. The gigantic structure was created by tectonic movements that rent the rock asunder while the walls were smoothened by centuries of water erosion.

The Siq opens up to the facade of the Khazneh, the building that has all but becomes the face of Petra. While the name given to it today means “treasury”, it is actually a mausoleum that was built in the 1st Century AD. At that time, Petra was a flourishing city of 20,000 inhabitants.

In AD 336, an earthquake destroyed half of the city but Petra managed to recover. However, the shift of trading routes in favour of seaborne shipping and another severe earthquake in 551 AD proved too devastating. By 700 AD, the once-thriving metropolis was gone.

While memories of the city in the sands faded from the minds of outsiders, some local tribes were always aware of its existence. Petra was rediscovered for the rest of the world in 1812 by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss scholar. He came disguised as a Muslim pilgrim and recognised it as the city of ancient lore.

Today, archaeologists continue to make major discoveries at Petra. In 2016, satellite imagery revealed the existence of a massive underground structure that had been completely hidden from view despite its immense size. Some experts now estimate that as much as 85 per cent of the city remains hidden under the sand and debris.

Colonnade Street of Petra, badly damaged by flash floods over the past 1,000 years.

The Theatre, with a seating capacity of 6,000.

The Djinn Blocks are located on the way to the Siq.

The Obelisk tomb

The Royal Tombs: The Palace and Corinthian Tombs

The Monastery, beautifully-crafted and so huge that the doorway is several stories tall.

High place of Sacrifice on the mountain summit where the Nabataeans performed animal sacrifice rituals.

The Siq (Thaniya) is a kilometre-long crack in the mountain that opens into Petra

The Siq (Thaniya) is a kilometre-long crack in the mountain that opens into Petra

 

3. Troy, Turkey

What is left of the theatre from ancient Troy. Click on image to enlarge.

Perhaps no Greek myth has captured the imagination of the modern masses like that of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad. For over two millennia, it was believed that the heroes and their feats narrated in the poem, and even Troy itself, were just imaginary creations meant solely for entertainment. The revelation that the legends were tales of actual events shocked the world when the lost city was unearthed in the early 19th Century.

The site of ancient Troy was first located and identified in the modern era by Scottish journalist Charles MacLaren in 1822. It was excavated by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s and by other teams in the 1890s and 1930s. For the first time, people could walk on the very soil that their mythical heroes had treaded aeons ago.

The series of digs revealed nine cities, each successive one built on top of its predecessors. Unfortunately, Schliemann’s haste to positively identify the Troy of legend prompted him to employ unprofessional methods of excavation on the upper layers. His carelessness destroyed invaluable information and artifacts, actions for which he has received scathing criticism from other archaeologists.

Nonetheless, the excavations revealed that the area had been first inhabited almost five millennia earlier, in the Early Bronze Age. Homer had accurately described Troy as standing near the shores; however, the landscape has shifted and the coastline today lies almost 5 kilometres from where the city’s walls once stood.

Troy’s strategic coastal location gave it control of the gateway between the Aegean and Eastern civilisations. At its height, the city had extended hundreds of metres beyond the citadel itself and was home to as many as 10,000 inhabitants. The trade of animal skins and wool seems to have formed a large part of their livelihoods. The Trojans also reared horses and Homer refers to them as the “horse-taming Trojans”.

Much has been said of Troy’s mighty walls for they withstood 10 years of siege by the coalition of Greek forces bent on her destruction. These walls were 5 metres thick and rose as high as 8 metres above the ground. They curve inward at their top, a feature that would have helped the Trojan archers rain their countless arrows upon the Greeks below.

Ultimately, the Greeks never did breach Troy’s walls with violence. It was the keen battle-honed mind of Odysseus that accomplished victory for his side, using one of the most iconic war devices of all time: the Trojan horse.

After the sacking of Troy by the Greeks, new cities did rise in its stead at the same location. However, none reached the level of acclaim as the Troy where timeless heroes like Achilles, Hector and Ajax stood, battled and died, cementing their names in history.

Troy was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.

Ruined walls that once fortified ancient Troy

A replica Trojan Horse in modern-day Troy

A replica Trojan Horse in modern-day Troy

 

4. Persepolis, Iran

A thousand years before the Muslim invasion of Persia, the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC) was at its peak and seemed to have an unsurmountable grip on power. One of its greatest gifts to mankind was Persepolis, the “City of the Persians”. While Persepolis was not the Achaemenid capital, its amazing architecture could rival that of any city of the time and remains a source of wonder to this day.

Unlike almost all the other famous lost cities of the world, Persepolis enjoyed the briefest of times in splendour. For all the present-day fame that the rediscovered ruins enjoy, Persepolis’ time in the sun was a mere two centuries. A century-long construction began under King Darius I (522-486 BC) around 518 BC but Alexander the Great sacked and burned down the palace complex in 330 BC. It was repayment for the Persians’ destruction of Greek temples, particularly the Acropolis of Athens in 480 BC.

The majestic pillars of Persepolis were lost to the desert, only referred to in passing by travellers who traversed the region but remained uncertain as to their origins. It was only in the 17th Century that a Spanish ambassador correctly identified the ruins. By then, only 25 of the original 72 columns were still standing.

The world had to wait until the 1930s for excavations to begin at this great city. These ventures were part of two archaeological expeditions to the region organised by the University of Chicago. Little by little, the debris and the sands revealed the treasures that they had so jealously guarded for thousands of years.

The ruins of several colossal buildings have emerged, as have inscriptions, records and seals. Some of the most vital information comes from tablets preserved in the Persepolis Administrative Archives, which survived intact because falling fortifications sealed them from the outside world. They reveal that the builders were workers who received fair payment for the work they performed, in stark contrast to the slavery that subsequently became widespread in the region.

13 of the renowned 75 columns of Persepolis still stand today, a testament to the ingenuity of its builders and the eternal human passion for beauty. Persepolis was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

Beautifully-carved double stairwell

The Gate of All Nations, built to ward off evil.

The Gate of All Nations, built to ward off evil.

 

5. Babylon, Iraq

Babylon is perhaps the most well-known ancient city in the world. It was the capital of Mesopotamia, a powerful kingdom that covered most of modern-day Iraq and beyond. The name “Babylon” means “Gate of the Gods”.

This lost city was discovered in 1899 by German archaeologist Robert Koldewey. However, these ruins date to a thousand years after the founding of the city – the remains of Old Babylon have long been submerged by a natural rise in the water table.

A renowned centre of learning and culture, Babylon was also famous as the home to one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens. These gardens, which have been mentioned in the writings of numerous ancient scribes, were constructed on a series of terraces so they seemed to float in the air and the grounds were watered mechanically.

Another integral piece of Babylon’s skyline was the imposing ziggurat (stepped pyramid) to Marduk, the chief god of the Mesopotamians. The Bible mentions this structure, too – it is the infamous Tower of Babel. Archaeologists have found records that tell us that it was four-sided, 91 metres on each side and about the same in height. The seven steps of the tower were crested by a temple made resplendent by a blue glaze.

One of the intriguing facts about the Tower of Babel is the manner in which it entranced almost all who ventured its way. Centuries of power struggles between peoples, kingdoms and even within ruling families repeatedly brought the shadow of chaos to Babylon. However, most chose to honour this structure and those that did not found themselves cursed. The Assyrian King Sennacherib (r. 705-681 BC), who razed the city and the tower was later assassinated by his own son.

The downfall of Babylon began with the Persian invasion led by Cyrus the Great. The city surrendered without a fight in 539 BC, supposedly after the invaders diverted the Euphrates River which flowed through it and simply walked through the space left under the impregnable walls. When the Persian Empire subsequently fell to Alexander the Great two centuries later in 331 BC, Babylon passed into Greek hands.

Alexander was so impressed by the city that he ordered its architecture left intact. The great conqueror would die here in 323 BC. By 141 BC, Babylon had been deserted and slowly passed out of the memories of men.

After its rediscovery in the late 19th Century, several archaeological expeditions have unearthed priceless artefacts amongst the ruins. However, ongoing chaos in Iraq has led to extremist organisations looting the site to finance their own objectives. This is a tragic blow to our understanding of how this brilliant civilisation accomplished so many amazing feats of architecture and advancements in science thousands of years ago.

The ancient coliseum of Babylon

The ancient coliseum of Babylon

The full-scale reproduction of the legendary Ishtar Gate, named after a Babylonian god, was ornamented with glazed brick relief images of dragons and young bulls surrounded by blue enamelled tiles.

The full-scale reproduction of the legendary Ishtar Gate, named after a Babylonian god, was ornamented with glazed brick relief images of dragons and young bulls surrounded by blue enamelled tiles.

Babylon was renowned for its high, well-fortified walls and for the magnificence of its temples and palaces. The walls are ornamented with images of the ancient god Marduk.

Babylon was renowned for its high, well-fortified walls and for the magnificence of its temples and palaces. The walls are ornamented with images of the ancient god Marduk.

 

6. Memphis, Egypt

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The Step Pyramid of the first Pharaoh, constructed entirely in limestone, is the oldest known architectural structure of this type.

The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx may be the most recognisable symbols of pre-Islamic Egypt but Memphis was where it all began. In fact, this ancient city was founded over 5,000 years ago, at a time when woolly mammoths still roamed the earth!

Memphis was the capital of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, its seat of power and home to its most famous rulers, including one of the most well-known pharaohs, the boy king Tutankhamen. It was established in 3100 BC and enjoyed over three millennia in the limelight before fading away in the 1st Century AD.

As with virtually every major city of the ancient world, Memphis received an endorsement of its very existence by being a seat of religion. In this case, it was from the god Ptah, deity of craftsmen. The great temple to Ptah was called Hut-Ka-Ptah, the “Abode of the Soul of Ptah”. In Greek, it became Ai-Gy-Ptos, the root of the name “Egypt”.

Because of its location just 15 miles from the outskirts of Cairo, Memphis was repeatedly targeted for its treasures by grave robbers over the centuries. Many of the tombs and important buildings have been discovered under the sand but most were stripped of their artefacts long before formal excavations by European explorers could begin in the early 19th Century.

Among these buildings is the Great Temple, Hut-Ka-Ptah itself. The ruins reveal a massive complex whose southern tip was marked by a colossus of Ramses II that stood over 40 feet tall. This statue still lies in the sands here today. Near it sits a sphinx 13 feet high and hewn from a single block of alabaster; it is estimated to weigh 80 tons.

Many of the statues and relics associated with Memphis were found at its main necropolis of Saqqara. The city’s royalty, dignitaries and chief priests were buried here along with the tools that would accompany them in the afterlife, making Saqqara an unparalleled archaeological treasure trove.

Most ancient cities saw ebbs and lulls in importance and Memphis was no different. However, its eventual downfall began after the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great. The young general stayed in the city but planned for another, even grander capital to succeed it: Alexandria.

Later, Alexandria’s coastal location gave it a direct connection to the Roman Empire ahead of Memphis. This coincided with a general abandonment of the ancient religion in favour of Christianity under the Romans. With the Muslim conquest of the region in the 7th Century, the grand temples and monuments were dismantled and their blocks used to construct ordinary buildings; priceless statues were mutilated and destroyed, lost forever.

Despite these unimaginable losses, the ruins of Memphis were proof enough of its grandeur for it to be inducted into UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979.

The Alabaster Sphinx was once located outside the temple of Ptah

The Alabaster Sphinx was once located outside the temple of Ptah

The Colossus of Ramesses II was also located outside the temple of Ptah

The Colossus of Ramesses II located outside the temple of Ptah

 

7. Pompeii, Italy

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Mummified bodies. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius was so sudden and unexpected, most of Pompeii’s residents were caught unaware.

Time froze forever on a coastal city on a cool October day in 79 AD. Its name was Pompeii, a vibrant Roman metropolis on the south-western coast of Italy. The trigger was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, an event that shot millions of tons of rock and ash 35 kilometres (22 miles) into the air. The massive, mushrooming cloud blanketed the entire region in a pall of darkness… before it rained down on the town.

Meanwhile, deadly currents of hot gas with temperatures higher than 250°C (482°F) swept through the city at speeds exceeding 100 km/h (62 mph). It killed countless people where they stood or lay within seconds. The thriving port city of over 12,000 people was literally wiped off the map. 2,000 residents were killed instantly but the death toll in the region would eventually climb to over 16,000.

The debris spewed by the volcano crashed back down to earth, covering Pompeii under 6 to 7 metres (19 to 23 feet) of ash and rock. The phenomenon created an almost hermetic seal over the streets and temples, homes and people. The scene would remain untouched for almost two thousand years, frozen in time.

The tragedy that wracked Pompeii so completely obliterated it that virtually no one apart from thieves chose to go there. It remained lost to the world until 1748 when a Spanish military engineer located and identified the city. Today, Pompeii is the world’s longest continuously-excavated site.

The ash preserved the city so well that everything from loaves of bread to uncovered preserved fruit to animal and human remains has been found. In some cases, human figures encased in hardened ash have been filled with resin to create almost lifelike versions of people who lived and died two millennia ago.

Art in the form of wall murals and statues – including one of the Hindu goddesses Lakshmi – tell us of Pompeii’s love for beauty and its connections with far-off ends of the earth. Graffiti on the walls have given linguists a peek into how Latin was spoken by average people as compared to the rigid academic language passed down in books.

The presence of shrines in most of the hundreds of homes tells us that Pompeiians were deeply connected to their beliefs. The Doric Temple is the oldest religious structure in the city, built between the 3rd and the 1st Century BC. It forms one corner of the Triangular Forum, with temples to Zeus Meilichius and Isis nearby.

Archaeologists have been able to date the buildings and gain an accurate understanding of the evolution of architecture in the city which, in turns, reflects the origins of the citizens who designed them. These discoveries affected European culture later, too, giving rise to ‘Pompeii-style’ buildings, furniture and murals.

The eruption of Vesuvius that obliterated Pompeii as a living city was a tragic event. It is strange that a force so destructive is also the very reason that we have been able to discover and understand the lives of the people it destroyed.

Pompeii was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

The streets of Pompeii

The streets of Pompeii

The ancient people of Pompeii enriched their quarters with elegant courtyards

The ancient people of Pompeii enriched their quarters with elegant courtyards

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Amazing ……looking at the 7 lost cities of the world and just wondering how those people built it at that time without modern technology and machineries. Beautiful ancient structures and architectural which belonged to great civilizations. Hope all the lost cities comes under the UNESCO World Heritage site. Amazing …..Those lost cities are over thousands years been built in the AD’s. They are the world’s most fascinating lost cities having beautiful history behind it. Sadly some of these cities did not last long to these days due to natural disasters, war and many other reasons. Everything is impermanent.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing lost cities.

  2. Anne Ong on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article. One of my favourite topic is archeology and architecture. Some of the places in the pictures i found interesting are,1. Machu Picchu, Peru.7. Pompeii, Italy.3. Troy, Turkey.

  3. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:17 am

    It’s amazing how these structures can last even after so many years, although during that time, the technology wasn’t advance and people weren’t so civilised, they achieved what others thought would be impossible.

    I am sure that none of the architectures/ structures nowadays can last as long as the pyramids and other ancient cities. In fact, I would actually say that technology nowadays cannot be compared to what they used to have back then. Yes we have telecommunication, machineries and etc but people now are not ‘program’ to think because we are becoming more dependent on technologies.

    People back then didn’t have a choice and all they could do was to force themselves to come out with solutions to solve the issues and therefore we have the pyramids now.

  4. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 14, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Everything is impermanent. As we can witness from ancient great civilizations that can built amazing architecture that still marvel and puzzle till today but none were able to sustain their glory. What remains of their once glory are just dead structures made out of stones, that is if mother nature spare them.

    The greed, the power, the recognition, the title, the praise, the glory we sought, all will pass us by.

  5. Albert Ratchaga on May 12, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    It is amazing how these cities were built, look at their technology those days, and the building structure, I has always been wondering how they build these cities, by hand?

    No matter how strong or powerful of the cities, today they already became a ruin, no matter how powerful we are, we will not be able to beat time, it will end up being defeated.

    I wonder how was it like back in their days when it is still very busy and happening, how people live their days, running their daily life as usual, everything is just so normal, I’m sure they never thought of it will become a ruin just like today. then where are they now? what has it related to them now? can they see what they had built thousands of years ago?

    If any of the builder still alive today, I would want to ask them will they still build it if they know it will become a ruin like today.

    Impermanence, isn’t it interesting?

  6. sarahyap on Mar 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    It is funny that ancient architecture is really so beautiful. People in the past truly have great creativity, which I think is not lost in this era but translated into a more modern form of expression.

    Some times it does make me wonder how the people in the ancient world are able to create magnificent structures such as this. Take for example the pyramids… each block of brick will not only take a long time to manufacture, but also a very tedious effort to stack the bricks… I am also quite skeptical if modern technology will be able to recreate the pyramid, at least able to with great difficulty and very time consuming… the very fact that the pyramids was built in a short period of time, shows that perhaps, there is some last technology in the past that was not handed over to the present.

    I wonder what will happen if such ‘secret’ technology was ever to be discovered in the ruins, how different will the changes in our people’s understanding of the ancient will be like…

  7. Jutika Lam on Feb 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    These 7 lost cities of the world are so amazing and breathtaking.
    It is also amazing how after hundreds of years we still have ruins of this amazing sites whereas within just a period of a few months most buildings and houses are in need of repairs due to leeks and other minor damages.

    It is true what Rinpoche said one that being an architect in the old days was not as easy as being one now and i think that is the reason why most or nearly all the current found ruins are still standing tall.

    If i had the money i would really love to see Pompeii , Italy and the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, not just because out of these seven places i only know this two but also because this both places especially Machu Picchu has a very calm and mysterious environment.

    It would also be good to see the pyramids in Memphis , Egypt because it has always occurred to me that the slaves that built these pyramids had to work and suffer really hard pulling the heavy blocks up by manpower unlike like in the modern world where we have cranes and other machines to speed even building a pyramid faster and easier.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 7 amazing wonderful cities of the world!

    Love
    Jutika

  8. tenzin llhamo on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    The lost cities are beautiful now even after so many years. I can imagine it to be more grand and amazing when it was built then.
    Looking at them makes me wonder what really happened to those people who were once living there. What made them leave the place and worse still why were people found buried there? Probably in time, there will be more prove as to what happened.

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  10. timothy miller on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    just think 1000 years from now how many of our great cities will be like this everthing is impermenant

  11. Yoke Fui on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

    So much resources and lives gone into these ruins that once used to be contemporary icons. Emperors wanted to build the most majestic palaces to show their power whenever they conquered a new place so as to be remembered long after they were gone.

    It’s nice to visit these places and curb the arrogance of the modern day people, at the same time we should reflect the futility of chasing material things.

  12. Thierry on Jun 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

    ruins, ruins, ruins, that is the fate of even the biggest, strongest, richest cities. Our cities are no exception, however good-looking they are however strong they are.

    Our cities, our structures are even much weaker than ancient cities.
    Our cities are not built of stone, they’re built of fragile aggregated concrete, corroding steel and plastics.

    Our cities are totally dependent upon energy to run air-conditioning, to pump water and sewerage, etc…

    Let’s not be fools, our cities are MUCH MORE fragile that ancient cities that were built with the strongest material: stone, and they were not dependent on oil, electricity and automation and that were using earth gravity to move fluids around.

    So if the ancient cities have failed us, so can the modern cities, so WILL THEY!

  13. Sean Wang on Dec 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I have a few extra facts regarding each city, I just want to share them.

    1. The reason that the Incan tribe in Machu Pichu might have been wiped out was due to disease or even UFOs.

    2. Petra was removed from history books for centuries, until now. There is a big question about these missing centuries, why? There was not answer. Petra was never acknowledged until the 1800s.

    3. Some men have tried to look for treasure in the ruins of Troy but they did not succeed. It may actually still be there.

    4. It is very weird that the Persians wanted to conquer Persepolis. That place did not have much use as a political capital nor a centre of economic activity. It was also not strategically placed.

    5. Babylon was also famous for its hanging gardens which remains missing till today.

    6. In Memphis, the book of Thoth was buried there and it would contain spells that would teach one on how to understand animals. No one found it and Egyptians rather forget about it as stories say that those who read it will anger the gods.

    7. Pompeii has legends that are eerily similar to UFO stories and also treasure.

    I am not sure wether anyone will benefit from the facts but I just thought it would be fun to share 😉

  14. Uncle Eddie on Nov 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Of the 7 lost cities of the world, in a worldwide poll, the Inca Capital called Machu Picchu at Peru, was nominated to be the most magical city of the World. With sacred objects like Intihuatani stone and temples which underline the religious importance of the city, it attracts thousands of hikers, adventurers, archaeologists, photographers, backpackers and family people to this place everyday. Discovered on July 24, 1911, by an american historian named Hiram Bingam, Machu Picchu is said to be a beautiful city that was probably a religious sanctuary, from where the founder Hiram Bingam had around 5,000 artifacts carted away from this lost city to Yale University, USA. The Peruvian Government through legal efforts had them all recovered from Yale U in 2005. Built on a mountain ridge, Machu Picchu was said to be one the greatest archaeological discoveries in the World, if not the Greatest, and was also voted one of the new seven wonders of the World!!

  15. Henry ooi on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:23 am

    These ruins are beautiful even though they are now ruins. Imagine what they would be like in their days. The modern structures of today may perhaps become ruins to be marveled at by others 1000 years or more from now. Nothing lasts forever. That’s impermanence.

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

    People spent so much time building structures and monuments that do last for thousands of years and they will be remembered for making it happen. If they had spent their efforts and dedication on spiritual practise they would have achieved better results with their lives.

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  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 07:11 PM
    Wonderful Laos

    Many visitors are attracted to its laid-back lifestyle, enchanting temples, mysterious plains, ethnic mountain villages and beautiful sunsets, especially by the scenery surrounding the Mekong, which explains why the word Lao means “please don’t rush”. If you’re looking for a place that has spirituality, somewhere that is a little different, a country that’s somewhat off the beaten track, Laos is a country that many will not regret visiting.

    Planning to travel? Why not consider Laos: http://bit.ly/2VVgQ5L
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 04:37 PM
    Unlike most children his age, Luiz Antonio wants to eat his vegetables. It’s the other stuff that apparently gives him second thoughts.

    As evidence, YouTube user Flavia Cavalcanti has an adorable video, originally uploaded in Portuguese, of little Luiz struggling to comprehend the origins of his meal. Potato? Easy enough. Rice? Sure. Octopus gnocchi? Fat chance.

    In a recently uploaded version with English subtitles, Luiz dances around the subject a bit, asking simple questions trying to grasp how, exactly, the “legs” of an octopus ended up on his plate; more importantly, he wonders, what happened to the rest of the octopus?

    “Is his head still in the sea?” Luiz asks his mom, who responds, “It’s at the fish market.”

    “The man chopped it?” Luiz asks. His mom then informs him that all animals we eat, even chickens, are chopped up, prompting the sharp realization, “No! Those are animals!”

    “So… when we eat animals they die!” a wide-eyed Luiz acknowledges. “Why do they die? I don’t like that they die. I like that they stay standing up… These animals — you gotta take care of them… and not eat them!”

    After that epiphany, Luiz realizes his mom has been touched by his compassion.

    “Why are you crying?” he asks.

    “I’m not crying,” his mother responds. “I’m just touched by you.”

    “I’m doing something beautiful?” Luiz wonders aloud, prompting his mom to direct him back to the plate, “Eat! No need to eat the octopus, all right?”

    Watch the video at http://bit.ly/32u0q6T
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:19 PM
    Wow … the first title published by Kechara Comics in Nepali. That is wonderful now with this Nepali version comic more and more Nepalis people will get to read , understand about Dorje Shugden. Looking at those comic pictures tells us a thousand words even those who could not read it. It’s a good way sharing , as in Malaysia alone there are thousands of Nepalis foreign workers working here.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for sharing this amazing and interesting video about oracles. A rare opportunity where we are given the chance to view those videos. Oracles acts as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought. In Tibet tradition oracles have played, and continue to play, an important part in religion, doctrine, and prophecy. Tibetans rely on oracles for various reasons such as healing of their diseases and on all important occasions. In Tibet, they have the Nechung Oracle and other oracles. The purpose of the oracles is not just to forecast the future but do assist in decision-making and providing intelligence on state matters. I have seen mediums taking trance and it is much different from Tibetans oracles from what I saw from these videos. Hopefully the Tibetan tradition oracles could be preserved , where more will benefit. One such famous oracle is the Panglung oracle where the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden took trance . In fact had helped HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in Tibet to India back 1959. As advice by the oracle Chushi Gangdruk guerrilla group was formed and had escorted Dalai Lama safely into exile.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:14 PM
    Wow …wonderful Kechara Comic publication now came out with this important history in comic form of how HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in 1959. The truth should be made known to all. Now coming up with this , more and more people get to know of the truth. It is our Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden that has saved Dalai Lama. Dorje Shugden who is a fully enlightened Buddha has helped millions and had benefited many which we all cannot denied. During the most difficult moments, Dorje Shugden will help us nor matter what race, religion one practice or pray to.
    Thank you Kechara Comics publication. Well done ….

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 02:06 PM
    There are many types of people out there. But one thing is for sure, we are all not the same. We come from different backgrounds, upbringings and cultures. But it’s confirmed none of us would like pain, experience pain or even think of pain. Who in their right mind would enjoy pain? No one. Pain is something that brings tremendous displeasure especially when it’s physically. Imagine someone cutting you, burning you, decapitating you, skinning you or cooking you while you are still alive? Well this is what we do to others. Imagine their pain.

    There are cultures that due to ecological conditions they have to rely on meat. I don’t agree but I understand. But to kill an animal is very bad, but to do it slowly is really the ultimate in sadism and cruelty. And if it’s for fun or just our taste buds, it’s equally cruel. What type of cruel mind can slowly kill an animal for just the taste buds? I certainly can never do this.

    See this video. Share with others. I stress to share it with others. Don’t say it’s hard to watch. For every piece of meat we have eaten, we owe it to animals to see what they go through to fulfill our taste palates. We owe it to them and their pain.

    This is one of the most disturbing videos I have ever come across. I repeat humbly to share this with others to create awareness. Please social media this all over. Create awareness so this happens less and less. I thank you ahead of time.

    http://bit.ly/2J2tP04
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 02:02 PM
    As the number of poached rhinos are breaking records in both South Africa and Kenya, please keep up your support of the men and women who are dedicating so much of their time, money and – in some cases – putting their very lives at risk for the survival of the African rhinos.

    South Africa has already lost more than 400 rhinos to poachers this year, including 265 in Kruger National Park. Many of the poachers are based across the border in Mozambique; to send a letter of protest to the Mozambique High Commission in South Africa, click on this link: http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1736&ea.campaign.id=21066&ea.tracking.id=fb&en_chan=fb&en_ref=19085575.

    Kenya, too, is experiencing its worst rhino poaching year in decades, with many of its dedicated rhino sanctuaries being targeted. With a much smaller rhino population than South Africa, it is critical that the country’s remaining rhinos are cared for and protected – an expensive undertaking, but one our children and grandchildren will suffer for if we do not succeed.

    In this photograph, taken at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in December last year, a Samburu warrior expresses grief over the discovery of a poached black rhino. Owning a perfect track record until 2009, the conservancy has lost eleven rhinos to poachers since, despite spending millions of dollars on security every year. Now, more than ever, our support is needed.

    http://bit.ly/2MT64sL
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 01:47 PM
    (CNN) — Packed tight into wire baskets — sometimes 20 or more to a cage — animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs every year are smuggled from northeast Thailand across the Mekong River destined for restaurants in Vietnam.

    Dehydrated, stressed, some even dying of suffocation on the trip, the dogs are often stacked 1,000 to a truck on a journey that lasts for days.

    “Obviously when you’ve got dogs stacked on top of each other they start biting each other because they are so uncomfortable, any kind of movement then the dog next to the one that’s being crushed is going to bite back,” said Tuan Bendixsen, director of Animals Asia Foundation Vietnam, a Hanoi-based animal welfare group.

    When they arrive in Vietnam, the suffering doesn’t end there. A common belief is that stress and fear releases hormones that improve the taste of the meat, so the dogs are placed in stress cages that restrict their movement.

    Eventually, the dogs are either bludgeoned to death or have their throats cut in front of other dogs who are awaiting the same fate. In some cases, they’ve been known to be skinned alive.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2P7icJr
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 01:43 PM
    The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

    Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.

    Read more to understand the harmfulness of processed meats at http://bit.ly/31pn9jf
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 01:42 PM
    The Greatest Escape in History!

    Located high in the Himalayas, surrounded by cloudy mountain peaks that rendered it inaccessible for centuries, Tibet is a land of magic and mystery filled with stories of lamas and yogis and their mystical feats. Out of all these stories, few have captured the hearts of people around the world more than the true story of how the charismatic spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama escaped the clutches of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and secretly travelled to India in 1959.

    Read and learn more of the Dalai Lama’s great escape from Tibet: http://bit.ly/TR-GreatEscape
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 12:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoce never forgets the kindness people have given to him no matter big or small. Anila Thupten Chonyid was very kind to sponsor Tsem Rinpoche when he was in India. The little amount had made a big difference to Rinpoche.

    Without the sponsorship from Anila Thupten Chonyid, it would have been very hard for Rinpoche to continue his study in the monastery. Anila was very generous and her little act had brought so much benefit to so many people because she had enabled a great lama to spread Dharma.

    When we said money had to be well spent, I think money spent to support Dharma work is very well spent. When we give food, we help to solve the problem of the person for the day. When we give Dharma, it will help the person not only this life but in his/her future lives and the Dharma helps to release people from suffering.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/anila-thupten-chonyid-carmen-kichikov.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 12:37 AM
    Life isn’t easy on the streets… You’re always hungry, your body is exposed to the harsh outdoor conditions, you’re embarrassed and people can easily take advantage of you.

    John Byrne is a 37 year-old man from Ireland. He has been homeless since age 14 and begs for change alongside his rabbit, Barney and dog, Roxy. Whatever he “earns”, he uses it to buy food for the 3 of them. How kind…

    At the end of last year, John was begging on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge. An 18 year-old street bully came up to him and snatched Barney out of John’s arms and threw him over the bridge and into River Liffey. River Liffey runs through the center of Dublin and is ice cold during winter. John thought that Barney died due to the impact and water temperature, but when he looked over, he saw Barney swimming in circles. He immediately jumped over the bridge and swam to save his rabbit!

    There’s always a lot of news published about how people would torment animals, abuse them and even intentionally throwing them into the river like in John’s case…

    Read more about John at http://bit.ly/2MufdJb
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 12:20 AM
    If we believe that animals were created by someone for men, it would follow that men were also created for animals since s…ome animals do eat human flesh.

    Animals are said to be conscious only of the present. They live with no concern for the past or future. Likewise, little children seem to have no notion of the future. They also live in the present until their faculties of memory and imagination are developed.

    Men possesses the faculty of reasoning. The gap between man and animal widens only to the extent that man develops his reasoning faculty and acts accordingly. Buddhists accept that animals not only possesses instinctive power but also, to a lesser degree, thinking power.

    In some respects, animals are superior to men. Dogs have a keener sense of hearing; insects have a keener sense of smell; hawks are speedier; eagles can see a greater distance. Undoubtedly, men are wiser; but men have so much to learn from the ants and bees. Much of the animal is still in us. But we also have much more: we have the potential of spiritual development.

    Buddhism cannot accept that animals were created by someone for men; if animals were created for men then it could follow that men were also created for animals since there are some animals which eat human flesh.

    Read more on this interesting article at http://bit.ly/2OZ2QXi
  • nicholas
    Friday, Oct 18. 2019 11:51 PM
    Thousands of Californian hens have escaped being gassed after an anonymous donor provided $50,000 for some of them to be flown across the US on a charter flight to a happy retirement on the east coast.
    The hens, who have reached the end of their egg-laying life, were due to be killed – a common practice in the US.

    But after an approach from the Animal Place sanctuary in northern California, 3,000 of them will enjoy a comfortable retirement instead. Thanks to an unnamed benefactor, 1,150 of them will be flown to New York to be distributed to sanctuaries in the eastern US.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2pBfyAB
  • Sofi
    Friday, Oct 18. 2019 09:01 PM
    Dorje Shugden Shize: A practice for healing and long life

    ‘Shize’ is the Tibetan word for ‘appearing in a peaceful form’. In this case, the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden has one face and two arms. His right hand holds a wealth arrow which is adorned with five-coloured silks and a divination mirror. The divination mirror demonstrates that this form of Dorje Shugden can help you to see into even the distant future; Shize’s practice is very effective in helping us to receive prophecies or develop clairvoyance.

    Read more on how Shize is able to help you: http://bit.ly/ShizeDS

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Third 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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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project October 2019
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Kechara Earth Project October 2019
Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
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I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
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Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
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The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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