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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    1121_Paseo-por-Caminito-en-Buenos-Aires

  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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    In this book, Tsem Rinpoche introduces us to a rich range of Buddha forms, providing basic information to kindle our interest in the iconography of statues –their postures, gestures and mudras, the ornaments and the implements they hold. Each one of these is a symbolic teaching in itself. Indeed the entire iconography, colour and pose of each Buddha statue combined presents a path to ultimate enlightenment.

    Read more to understand the Buddha’s icongraphy at http://bit.ly/2kEQxCP
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:22 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy in life. Everyone wants to achieve happiness. For an athlete, for instance, his idea of ultimate happiness is to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

    For the glory of a gold medal and a few minutes on the podium with your national flag going up while they play your national anthem, you deprive yourself of the pleasure of nightlife, relationships, fun, going out with friends or even your partner. You will subject yourself to a special and stringent diet, train eight hours a day, sleep early and not stay up. You will stay away from friends and curtail many activities because you have to train and work hard. You have to push and discipline yourself.

    You really have to transform yourself and change your schedule in order to get your body ready in the next four to eight years in the hope that when the day of the Olympics arrives you will be selected to participate.

    Read more how we can make changes in our motivation to gain real happiness at http://bit.ly/2kl55Hv
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 04:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and motivating article. People can say many things about us but we will know very well how we are and how we are. We should not react to the comments people make on us.

    However, I do agree that we have to contemplate on what people say about us. If what they say about us is true, especially our bad qualities, we have to change. If it is not true, we just have to move on and ignore the comments.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/7-ways-to-ignore-insults.html
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:49 PM
    In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kCTofx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:48 PM
    John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (John Blofeld) (1913 – 1987) was a renowned writer of Chinese culture, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhist tradition. His literary endeavours had helped in introducing Buddhism to the Western world and inspired many to follow his path on the journey of spiritual discoveries.

    During his lifetime, John Blofeld had travelled widely around China and other countries, visited sacred mountains and monasteries, and met with hermits, sages and great Buddhist masters of various traditions. As his popularity grew, he used his fame to inspire younger writers to follow his path and helped to launch their career by writing forewords or providing constructive feedback to their maiden literary effort. Those who had the privilege to be acquainted with this extraordinary man, remembered his generosity, warmth, and sincerity. Even today, his writing and unique experiences continue to inspire others to the path of spirituality and give insight to the world of China when the refined Chinese civilisation was omnipresent

    Read more about Blofeld at http://bit.ly/2kLSRry
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:40 PM
    Following our habituated way of thinking, the source of whatever happiness we seek from marriage appears to be the picture of an ideal partner. In fact, even as we embark on a long-term relationship with our partners, we already have expectations and projections on our partner. We expect to be happy when our partner conforms to our own set of norms, way of thinking, and expectations. In order to correct this mistaken view, we need to look deeply into ourselves and see that happiness does not come from holding mistaken projections and expectations. In fact, when these expectations and projections are unfulfilled, they are likely to cause us disappointment, pain, and anguish instead.

    Read more about our actions and pursuits at finding happiness at http://bit.ly/2mgjgOx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:27 PM
    Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502 – 1566 CE) was a famous master and the founder of the Tsarpa lineage of the Sakya tradition centred at Dar Drangmoche Monastery in the central Tsang province of Tibet.

    The great Tsarchen Losal Gyatso is the 21st lineage holder of the Vajrayogini tantric tradition stemming from the Mahasiddha Naropa himself. In fact, by engaging in Vajrayogini as his main practice, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso gained high realisations and went on to have several important visionary experiences associated with her. Due to his high realisations, Tsarchen also beheld pure visions of Padmasambhava, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Yamantaka, other tantric deities and masters.

    Read more about Tsarchen Losal Gyatso at http://bit.ly/2kj8bM9
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:23 PM
    Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was an illustrious man of many talents. A prolific writer, poet, songwriter, playwright, actor, and painter, he revolutionised Indian art and literature, and was also a pioneer of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. Rabindranath’s works have influenced numerous writers, artists, painters, activists, humanitarian workers, social workers, the poor and the rich across the globe, and his works have been translated into Dutch, English, Spanish, German, and many other languages.

    Read more about Rabindranath at http://bit.ly/2kBH2nW
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:52 PM
    This is a very interesting article to know that Mongolian astrology is closely related to Buddhism. Some of us might think astrology is a very superstitious practice but it is practised in Buddhism.

    From the scripture, our body body parts are related to different planets. In a way, it means our body and the universe are in fact one. Therefore, we should respect our environment because if our mother nature has lost its balance, our health will be affected as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-mongolian-manual-of-astrology-and-divination.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:24 PM
    The most recent celebrity that was reported to have shown some interest in Buddhism is Katy Perry. People often think being a celebrity is wonderful, but behind all the smiles and the beauty, there is much suffering and pain… We have seen it many times, and celebrities who fail to cope with the stress and public pressure often take up dangerous habits or suicidal. I’m not claiming that I know of Katy Perry’s life and difficulties, but as long as we are all in samsara, we are all subjected to suffering.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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