Seven Weird and Wonderful Towns Around The World

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Dear friends,

I personally do not enjoy travelling but what I have always longed for is to live in the mountains with trees, streams, greens and nature ever since I was young. I would like to stay in the mountains in a small little hut with trees surrounding me.

I would live there on vegan foods with my dogs. I would have a large outdoor Vajrayogini statue made of stone and make offerings of juniper leaves burned daily as sang. I would love to live in the mountains away from the senseless repeating actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. We become more lost in urban artificial lives.

The article below highlights some of the most mesmerising and unique places on earth. Some of them are set in nature, which I like very much. It is amazing to see these places and actually believe they exist. The imagination and creativity behind these places are wonderful.

I hope you enjoy the article.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Seven Weird and Wonderful Towns Around The World

Sep 7, 2016
Pauline Morrissey
Editorial Producer

No roads? No problems! Photo: insureandgo.com

If you think that your own neighbourhood is strange, then this list will likely make you reconsider. From a town that has more cats than humans, to a village that has no roads – these pockets of the world may just tempt you to relocate to somewhere a little more weird and wonderful.

 

1. Coober Pedy, Australia

Let’s start on home turf with this South Australian town that exists entirely underground. Coober Pedy came about in 1915 as an opal-mining hub and to this day is still the biggest opal mine in the world. You can find houses, stores, churches, galleries and even a 4-star hotel, all peculiarly built, you guessed it, underground. In a place where temperatures are sweltering during summer, it’s understandable the local residents would do anything they can to beat the heat.

Photos: Getty, Mark Kolbe

 

2. Aoshima, Japan

Fancy yourself a cat person? Then pack your bags and head to Aoshima. Here you’ll see cats wherever you roam, because the furry little creatures outnumber humans six-to-one. Originally, the cats were brought in to deal with mice that plagued fishermen’s boats, but the cats stayed and multiplied. The human residents are mostly pensioners, who have remained here since the Second World War. They go about their business while more than 120 cats rule the streets.

Photos: Thomas Peter/Reuters

 

3. Slab City, USA

Visitors may find it tricky to find Slab City, because there are no signs offering directions, and that’s how the residents would like to keep it. Once a World War II training ground for Marines, the camp was later abandoned. Only a handful of chemical company workers set up trailers and stayed put. From here, the off-grid community grew, made up of vans, campers and shacks, all without running water, sewers or electricity, housing people who refer to themselves as “slabbers”.

Photos: Dawg Shed / VQR Online

 

4. Giethoorn, Netherlands

If you’ve ever dreamt of living your own fairytale, or wished you lived somewhere serene and peaceful, then you may want to consider moving to Giethoorn. Also known as “Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village has no roads nor modern transportation, only canals. Locals get around by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engines. The village’s website claims that “the loudest sound you can normally hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by other birds”.

Photos: Flickr / Getty, Chris Hill

 

5. Monsanto, Portugal

Sticking to the fairytale theme, Monsanto is a boulder-friendly town. Here, the natural placement of the rocks determined the structure of the town. Rather than moving the boulders, the locals used them as walls, floors and even roofs, resulting in tiny streets carved from rock and granite and houses squeezed between giant boulders. This real life Bedrock is home to about 800 people, and the preferred mode of transport through the narrow cobbled streets is by a donkey.

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Photos: Live Journal, Uhaiun

 

6. Chefchaouen, Morocco

The small town of Chefchaouen not only holds a rich history, with beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, it is most famous for being painted entirely in shades of blue. Nicknamed “heaven of the hillside”, the colour was introduced by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolise the sky and heaven. The colour was then adopted by all residents, who repaint their homes every spring.

Photos: Getty

 

7. Burano, Italy

If you’re a fan of the whole rainbow, not just blue, a move to Burano is probably a better fit. Long ago, the fishermen of this island painted their houses in bright colours so they could locate them through thick fog as they sailed home. The result is this rainbow-like town, bursting with colour. Fun fact: residents are required to send a letter to the government if they want to repaint their house. They are then sent a list of colours they’re allowed to use and risk jail time if they use the wrong colour.

Photos: Getty A Rey, Gu

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 7, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Colours can change one’s view and perception of things. I am happy that these unique cities are not only unique but their unique inspire us all.

  2. Crystal Aldana on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I want to happily tell you about a group of Buddhists in Chongchang China that rescued a truck of 300 dogs that were illegally being taken to a slaughterhouse for dog meat.

    There are so many of us around the world that were watching for 2 days the horrible event . The police were corrupt and even attacked peaceful animal activists trying to demand the proof of necessary quarantine papers.

    The Buddhists bought the dogs from the evil dog meat traders.

    They are our Heros!!!

    Thank you!

    • Pastor Shin on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Hello Crystal Aldana,

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with us. If you have more information and pictures, perhaps you can submit this story to our editors to review/ consider publishing it on this blog.

      For more information about submitting your story: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/submit-a-story

      You may also be interested to look at our other articles on “ANIMALS, VEGETARIANISM & ENVIRONMENT” here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism

      One of the articles we feature in the category is about Marc Ching (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/marc-ching-shows-us-the-way.html) whose continuous effort in rescuing dogs from the Asian Dog Meat Trade inspires many.

      How did you get to know about tsemrinpoche.com? It’s nice to meet people who are passionate about animal welfare here on the blog.

      • Crystal Aldana on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:57 pm

        I googled Marc Ching and your article about him appeared.
        I’m so glad I found you!
        I would love to write an article about what happened recently in China.

        • Joy Kam on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:39 am

          Wow interesting! How kind of these people. I would definitely love to read your article on it!

          Thank you for such wonderful news. When there are such wonderful news and heroes, which is often rare, we must let people know so that more awareness on animal cruelty, abuse and the aweful dog meat trade which should be banned! Though I do secretly wish all meat trade is banned! A dog, a chicken and a cow are all the same – living beings and hence, in reality there is no difference, and all of the deserve to live and be free as nature intended.

          Well I for one am agerly waiting for your write up 🙂

        • Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm

          Dear Crystal,
          Nice to meet you again on the blog. I am reposting the link for “Submit A Story” here just in case: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/submit-a-story

          I hope that your article will be able to help create more awareness and educate the public about the dog meat trade in China. Please read through the guidelines for submission on the link/page before you submit your story 🙂

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Oct 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you for the great news Crystal! There are people who are interested, but then there’s also a special group of people who speak up and say something, help, rescue, donate. Anyone who gets involved in the welfare of animals and shows kindness to the less fortunate is my hero.

      Unfortunately some people are just evil, but there are also many people engaged in the slaughter of animals who either don’t have a choice or don’t know any better. It’s so important to educate people and give them other opportunities so they don’t have to be involved in the slaughter of animals, and they know why they shouldn’t be.

      But again, thanks for coming back here to let us know the good news. May such kind people find more and more support for their works 🙂

  3. TekLee on Oct 26, 2016 at 1:46 am

    TekLee on Oct 26, 2016 at 1:45 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the article. Sometimes we really need to surrender to the beauty of nature. Or, should I say the will power of human that want to live and survive. It’s unexplainable. For example, Giethoorn, Netherlands, and Mondanto, Portugal, it seems the nature doesn’t stop them from building their habitats surrounding it, and yet it creates such a beautiful scenery. It’s really fascinating. I love all the places that Rinpoche posted.
    Thank you again Rinpoche. _/\_

  4. Vivian Ong on Oct 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting article. I think I would probably choose either Giethoorn, Netherlands or Burano, Italy as a place to stay due to the peaceful looking environment.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  5. Echeah on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    These places are so lovely! How I wish I could visit all of them.

    It’s a known fact that the Japanese love their cats and celebrate them. Maybe they like all things cute. There’s Hello Kitty, Maneki Neko, Krocchi. There’s even Tama the cat who was the train station master of Kishi Station, Wakayama that saved the local railway line from closing down. Last I heard, Tama the cat died last year.

    Super_Stationmaster_Tama

  6. Darren on Oct 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Wow thank you for the wonderful article! I really like the Giethoorn village! Seeing the nature with quiet surrounding helps on spiritual healing.

  7. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    These are all said to be weird towns, just because they don’t conform to the ‘norm’ of what people expect towns to be. However, they are all very creatively set up. They achieve the purpose of what the townsfolk wish their towns to be.

    1. An Underground Town to get away from the sweltering summer heat!
    2.The town with more cats than humans just grew up that way. The pensioners and old folk , who are the main residents here don’t mind.
    3.A make-shift town, off the grid, made up of vans, campers, and shacks, that grew out of a World War II training camp.It is without running water, sewers or electricity, or housing. The town-folks like it that way.
    4.“Venice of the Netherlands”!This magical village has no roads nor modern transportation, only canals. Locals get around by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engines. The village’s website claims that “the loudest sound you can normally hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by other birds”. I like this best. So close to nature and the natural! It is so beautiful and peaceful!
    5.This town grew around the huge boulders. The locals used these boulders as walls, floors and even roofs, resulting in tiny streets carved from rock and granite and houses squeezed between giant boulders. Donkeys are used for transport along its narrow coblles streests!
    6.This town,nicknamed “heaven of the hillside”,is all colored blue, because originally the colour was introduced by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolise the sky and heaven. Subsequently, this colour was adopted by all residents, who repaint their homes every spring.
    7.The seventh town is a rainbow colored town, painted in such bright colors so that fishermen who live in this township , can locate their houses through the thick fog. Residents can only change the color of their homes to a specified list of colors provided by the government or risk jail time!

    Each town is unique in itself.The important thing is residents are happy living in their towns. Who’s to say what about these towns?

  8. Paul Yap on Oct 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    The Giethoorn of Netherlands seems like a place existed only in fairy tales to me. Living in a heavy poluted environment with noises, dusk, industrial wastage etc now a days, seeing lots of green and clear river water gives a sense of peace and lots of comfort, and perhaps a good place to engage retreat practice as well.

    • TekLee on Oct 26, 2016 at 1:45 am

      Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the article. Sometimes we really need to surrender to the beauty of nature. Or, should I say the will power of human that want to live and survive. It’s unexplainable. For example, Giethoorn, Netherlands, and Mondanto, Portugal, it seems the nature doesn’t stop them from building their habitats surrounding it, and yet it creates such a beautiful scenery. It’s really fascinating. I love all the places that Rinpoche posted.
      Thank you again Rinpoche. _/\_

    • TekLee on Oct 26, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Sorry Paul, I posted wrongly. I actually wanted to post comment in this blog, and wanted to reply your comment, but accidentally posted the comment in your reply 🙂
      I wanted to reply to you that, I agreed with what you said, it’s like fairy tales, but it’s really nice to live in such environment, although it might be trouble that we can’t go out jogging or walk the dog in the evening, but I don’t mind! 🙂 With such a nice environment, I think I only remember swimming and forgetting jogging 🙂

  9. Sharon Ong on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Burano, Italy reminds me very much of La Boca in Argentina, although the colours are less vibrant compared to La Boca. I like the vibrant colours in La Boca and the street activities such as open air street tango performances. Have attached a couple of photos of La Boca which is in Buenos Aires. Here is a short excerpt on La Boca from http://famouswonders.com/la-boca-district/

    La Boca is one of Buenos Aires’s 48 barrios or neighborhoods. It is located at the southeastern part of the city, near the old port in the mouth (boca in Spanish) of the Rio de la Plata. Nearby barrios are Barracas in the west, and San Telmo and Puerto Madero to the north. Many of the district’s residents are of European descent. This is because the old port was where the Italian, Spanish, Basque, French, and German immigrants arrived.

    Inside La Boca, one will feel as if they had stepped back in time as the neighborhood still retains its Genoese look with traditional colorful wooden houses. While some inhabitants still spoke the Genoese dialect in the late 20th century, use of the dialect has been in recent decline. Presently, La Boca is part artist colony and part working class neighborhood.

    Thank you.

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  10. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Sep 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I would probably go to Giethoorn in the Netherlands, if I had to go anywhere on this list. The Dutch are very nice, open-minded people and the weather there is fantastic. Giethoorn also looks quiet, pleasant and green and easy so I’d be able to do my practice and my works, and no one would disturb me. The other places look a little too urban, and Coober Pedy and Slab City both look way too hot! Not a fan of heat!

  11. Julien Roth on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Unlike you Rinpoche travelling is one of my most favourite things to do! I love seeing new places and discovering the world. I believe that we must go to unique places out of our comfort zones. And these towns seem to fit that belief. I would love to go to any of these seven towns.

    Out of the seven towns I think the one i would visit first would be Aoshima in Japan. Im not exactly a cat person, but I am an animal lover! I love animals! All kinds of animals. So being in a place which is surrounded by cats seems fun. And definitely not something you would see on a daily basis.

  12. Lew on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Thank you for a easy reading on a rainy evening. It is indeed interesting to see these not-so-common towns.

    My favourite would be the Slab city, where everyone is loving off the grid. With today’s “standards”, everyone wants the convenience of tap water, electricity, etc. It is really back to basics. If there is a nuclear war and everything is destroyed, I think the citizens are the only few ones who can survive the world without all the basic infrastructures.

  13. Jutika Lam on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Prior to reading this article, I had no idea that such weird and unique townships existed except for Aoshima which I saw on a Facebook posting.

    It is really interesting to know that such townships actually exist and are not just something out of a fairytale book. The towns that stood out for me would be the Australian town of Coober Pedy where buildings such as hotels, houses and stores are all built underground. Another town which I really like is the town of Burano in Italy. What I really like about it is because it portrays a very vibrant and colourful enviroment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article!

  14. Lin Mun on Sep 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Amazing townships which I never thought it exist. The places are all so beautiful.

    For Monsanto, Portugal although the landscape is all around the big rocks but the people can still build around it with beautiful design. I think human are adaptable as long as they wish too live there.

    I personally prefer the Giethoorn Netherlands. So beautiful, clean environment and living condition.

  15. Joy Kam on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Wow these homes are amazing!

    My favourite one is Giethoorn, Netherlands! Wow what a quaint little village, it feels quite magical. I love it except for the part where the neighbours is just 10 ft away and the only loudest sound you’d ever hear is from the ducks or birds. I guess we can rule out moving furniture around after midnight! Lol but no doubt these are very unique beautiful homes/community.

    My 2nd choice is Chefchaouen, Morocco and 3rd Burano, Italy – love the colourful houses and being near water is always soothing and peaceful.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Those who love nature would wish to maintain a landscape best created by nature – like “Giethoorn, Netherlands” as shown in this blog’s photos. They would do their best to try preserve it, integrate same into their architecture with the nature. Nature has its own way to induce plants to grow its own way, and those who truly love nature and have the experience would feel pleased to follow the way! This is what is called, “to live in harmony with nature”. Of course, such a practice requires a lot of patience, learning, study, effort and appreciation in mastering them. Living in such natural green lifestyle, surrounded in comfort with beautiful trees, stream, bushes and greeneries will inspire one to live a more healthier and longer life of peace, harmony and happiness. As such, this will further inspire us to develop more potential for the practice and the benifit of all beings! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  17. sweekeong on Sep 19, 2016 at 9:36 am

    These places feel weird where we might read in from a story book but they do actually exist. For residents who stayed there for them it looks normal but for us it feels so bizarre. These are really interesting places on earth.

  18. Adeline Tan on Sep 18, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Weird but they do have their individual beautiful sights of it. Out of the 7 weird and wonderful towns, i like Giethoorn, Netherlands (Venice of the Netherlands) the most. this scenic magical village is clean and fresh and peaceful with flowers and green planted by the river banks and surrounding the houses. It’s sure feel good to be living in such a healthy environment that has no vehicle and sounds pollution, even the boat they use is noiseless, incredible! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

  19. Stella Cheang on Sep 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Giethoorn, Netherlands definitely looks like a place out of a fairytale book, magical village waved together by still streams and quiescent cottages parked in patches of lush greenery, it is hard to imagine anywhere else prettier than here. Aoshima, Japan is an interesting cat colony where men and cats co-exist peacefully. How unique! Thank you Rinpoche for the refreshing sharing of the article on Seven Weird and Wonderful Towns Around The World. I enjoyed reading it.

  20. Pastor Patsy on Sep 18, 2016 at 12:16 am

    These places are interesting though I do not particularly like Cooby Peedy as it make me feels claustrophobic. Giethoorn, Netherlands is beautiful with the lush green surrounding and the calming water. Mosanto has unique architecture, using boulders and rocks to determine the structures. Chefchaouen is beautiful too with its different shades of blue which has a calming effect while Burano is a happy and cheerful place.

    Home is where the heart it. It is the place that we love the most; where we feel loved and most comfortable. It can be any kind of building, but most important is that we feel at home.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing these beautiful photos.

  21. Anne Ong on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Wow!!! This is really interesting with beautiful places. I love the cute cats of 2. Aoshima, Japan,cosy houses and canal of 4. Giethoorn, Netherlands,Monsanto,Portugal a boulder-friendly town.Really beautiful pictures to light up my weekend. Thank you very much Rinpoche 🙂

  22. Fong on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Coober Pedy, Australia makes me claustrophobic but i love the quiet Giethoorn, Netherlands. it reminds of fairy tales and the river i used to play in as a kid. That brings back very happy memories.

    Burano, Italy looks like a happy place with its bright and fresh colors. The cat island and boulder city seems scary to me.

    Interesting how every image invoke different feelings. Is it our imprint from previous lives or this life? I think we should just live in the present and just enjoy the beautiful images, I think. We have to learn to live in the present and be aware and present. but, always with an eye to the future.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful and interesting pictures of these weird towns.

  23. Sofi on Sep 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, some of the places are so beautiful like Giethoorn, Netherlands and Monsanto, Portugal. Others are quirky like Aoshima, Japan and Slab City, USA. Then there is Coober Pedy which created was out of necessity due to the extreme summers. Chefchaouen, Morocco and Burano, Italy bringing colours in their lives for historical reason and a touch of nature.

    In reading this article I find that most everyone puts so much effort into creating a paradise for themselves. Always seeking a place to feel safe, comfortable and pleasant on the eye. And yet even with having that, most times we will feel bored and ready to go out to fill our senses with activities. Little do we know that what we really seek is within ourselves, our Buddhamind, which a qualified Guru and the precious Dharma helps us find.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these places, which although beautiful, my preference would be where my holy Guru is.

  24. Samfoonheei on Sep 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Weird but beautiful in their individual architecture design.Amazing not easy to build after all example in Giethoorn, Netherlands modern transportation, only canals and in Monsanto in Portugal,using rocks to determine the structure.With determination they manage to build beautiful houses.Among them, i like the sea small blue town of Chefchaouen Morocco .just so beautiful …seeing blue every where.so peaceful and comfortable..Unique and creative architecture.
    .Thanks Rinpoche for sharing those beautiful photos and article.

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    Just because I don’t agree with the Dalai Lama does not make me a bad person

    An easy logical explanation and with so much respect for His Holiness by Rinpoche. I do question why I have to agree with the Dalai Lama when it is my Guru who had given me the Dharma and cared for my spiritual path? I can disagree and still have respect for His Holiness just as I have respect for the Christians, the Muslims, the Hindus and so forth. Read more and do share with us your thoughts on this matter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/just-because-i-dont-agree-with-the-dalai-lama-does-not-make-me-a-bad-person.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:23 AM
    Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

    Definitely a must read as he is an incarnation of Rinpoche and we should be inspired by his greatness and his enlightened activities that are still practiced today.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-pandita-kunga-gyeltsen.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:19 AM
    Daily thoughts to ponder deeper – Lots of memes with Rinpoche quotes of wisdom for us to ponder on and share with others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/daily-thoughts-to-ponder-deeper-2.html
  • Chris
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 08:08 AM
    This oracle is an amazing oracle that can take trance of 3 different deities, Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. There are not a lot of oracles that can take trance of all these deities.

    Dorje Shugden has been labelled as negative spirits that harm its practitioner. It is impossible for an oracle that takes trance of higher beings such as Nechung and Tsiu Marpo to take trance of an evil spirit such as Dorje Shugden. Nechung or Tsiu Marpo will not let the evil spirit to enter their oracle and do harm. It is just not possible.

    This is another evidence of Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but an enlightened protector. He is the same with Tsiu Marpo who is an enlightened protector and that is why they can take trance in the same oracle.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:25 AM
    Recently the Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ known as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was called to session and Tenpa Yarphel, a notable Member of the Tibetan Parliament (MP) spoke up about the need for Tibetans to be united. Tenpa Yarphel bravely addressed the Dorje Shugden unethical ban that, by now, everyone knows has been very damaging to the fragile Tibetan unity.

    Tenpa Yarphel then invited the Tibetan parliament to examine for themselves whether or not the ban had yielded any gain, and asked them to think about how it has not helped Tibetan unity:

    https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:14 AM
    Out of great compassion and in order to help us purify our deluded minds, the Buddhas manifest in various forms, each with unique accompanying practices, to help us progress on our path to enlightenment. These include special purification practices that are highly effective to purify negative karma of the body, speech and mind. The practice of the Dakini Ucchusma is one such purification practice and her lineage is alive in the present day, preserved by masters from various Buddhist lineages.

    Ucchusma is unique as she is the female form of Bhurkumkuta. The phenomenon of having male and female manifestations of the same Buddha is relatively rare. Her practice can be found in the Rinjung Gyatsa collection of sadhanas and she is particularly powerful and effective to purify defilements of the mind, deluded minds, negative thinking, broken promises and the resultant karma, illness, faulty memory, memory issues, body pollution and negative energy.

    https://bit.ly/2U5Arm9
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:05 AM
    These are the things His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said recently:

    1. Holiness has said that Dorje Shugden does not harm him
    2. Since it does not harm him, it does not harm the Tibetan cause because the Dalai Lama is the upholder of the Tibetan cause
    3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said we can practise Dorje Shugden
    4. His Holiness the Dalai Lama even said where we can go if we want to rely on Dorje Shugden, when he tells the audience that there are monasteries adjacent to Gaden and Sera that practise Dorje Shugden (Shar Gaden Monastery and Serpom Monastery)

    The bottom line is His Holiness now says clearly that Dorje Shugden does not harm him and people can practise this path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-we-can-practise-dorje-shugden-finally.html
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:24 AM
    How to explain when a kid is able to paint like a pro without having to study in an art school for years? This can only be explained as the imprints from his previous life. If talent is gifted by God, why is God so selfish by giving the talent to only some selected people? When we accept all sentient beings take rebirth again and again and habit and attitude are the only things we can bring to our next life, this can explain the phenomena very well. Therefore, what we want to be in the future, we can decide now.

    http://bit.ly/MiniMonet
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:16 AM
    When we practice Dharma and we do things to please the Buddha or collect merits, we are in fact developing good qualities that we can apply in our lives. Whatever we are doing, if we do it consistently enough, it becomes a habit. When it becomes a habit we will do the same regardless of the circumstances.

    http://bit.ly/InvitingBuddhas
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:01 AM
    Do you know where is the second tallest standing Buddha statue in the world? It is in Myanmar at Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung monastery with the name of Lay Kyun Sakkya. Apart from the standing Buddha statue, there are also a giant reclining Buddha statue, a magnificent stupa, and thousands of Bodhi trees that were planted by its founder, the late Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung Sayadaw Venerable Narada.

    http://bit.ly/MyanmarTemple
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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
6 days ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
6 days ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Kien showed the students on how to make mala. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Kien showed the students on how to make mala. Alice Tay, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS warmed up and get ready for the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
The youngest group of KSDS warmed up and get ready for the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
Kechara Soup Kitchen and Kechara Earth Project will be having our monthly recycling activity this Saturday. All are welcome to drop the recycleable items or to volunteer with us. Thank you very much in advance. #recycle #reduce #reuse #savetheplanet - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Kechara Soup Kitchen and Kechara Earth Project will be having our monthly recycling activity this Saturday. All are welcome to drop the recycleable items or to volunteer with us. Thank you very much in advance. #recycle #reduce #reuse #savetheplanet - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to hongleongbank for sponsoring the food packs and mineral water for our clients. We appreciate your participation to add more love into the world. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thanks to hongleongbank for sponsoring the food packs and mineral water for our clients. We appreciate your participation to add more love into the world. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Ms. Janice So offered lights and incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and the Three Jewels in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Janice So offered lights and incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and the Three Jewels in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Glian Sim prepared for all the Serkym offering sets prior the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Glian Sim prepared for all the Serkym offering sets prior the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leong Kit Ping performed water offering to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leong Kit Ping performed water offering to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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