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
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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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    The “One God” Theory Comes from Greek Mythology documentary.

    This is a very interesting documentary of how the one-god theory arose from ancients times. This theory was not the domain of established modern religions but were already existent in pre-modern or pagan religions. This video shows how the one god theory is not the exclusive rights of anyone but in fact was a gradual process taken from Pagan religions. So what we might pre-suppose as modern (non-paganistic) or exclusive of modern religions may not be the case. EXTREMELY INTERESTING.

    Please watch this intriguing documentary. But do concentrate and contemplate. It will be helpful for your religious studies. The one god theory may not be all that it is what we are told.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Watch here https://bit.ly/2TQooUZ
  • nicholas
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 07:07 PM
    Carlos Castaneda was an American New Age author and a scholar of anthropology — the study of human behaviour and societies. He wrote a series of popular books that described his training and magical experiences in Toltec Shamanism under the guidance of Don Juan Matus, a native Yaqui shaman who lived in Mexico.

    Castaneda’s writings brought him fame as well as controversy. His proponents and critics would debate as to whether his writings were the results of authentic experiences or an overactive imagination. Yet, despite the controversy, his expressive and evocative writing as well as the mysticism that surrounded his persona inspired widespread appreciation for Native American culture and earned him the title of “Godfather of the New Age Movement.”

    Read more anout him at https://bit.ly/2IkYAgU
  • nicholas
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 07:05 PM
    The Jewish people have been persecuted throughout recorded history, from their beginnings in the Middle East, through Europe during the Middle Ages, the Holocaust of the World Wars and into the modern era due to their race and religion. This persecution of a community has been sustained due to religious discrimination. We wanted to provide all of you with just a quick overview of what the Jewish people have been through. We hope you can learn from this, and understand the atrocities that religious persecution can lead to.

    Read more at https://bit.ly/2RpvYGo
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 04:47 PM
    Thanks for the wonderful experience and beautiful sharing of the Dorje Shugden Retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. I loved the idea of this retreat for choosing Manjushri Guest House, which is a special place perched on a hilltop within the enchanting forest landscape of Kechara Forest Retreat for the Dorje Shugden Retreat. Of course learning anything in a super awesome environment is always amazing.

    A good news for those who are planning for mind relaxing in a retreat and choosing a best programmes at the right time. Well, besides exploring the forest retreat the programmes has also strongly connect for all participants to experience their power for overcoming obstacles and bringing peace and fulfillments through the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This wonderful information and a beautiful programmes should not to be missed in life time.

    Hope this Dorje Shugden Retreat programme will be frequently held for the benefits of the article readers.
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 04:37 PM
    A renowned scholar of the Vedas, Buddhism and the Indian arts, a philosopher, and one of India’s great thinkers, Professor Lokesh Chandra was born to an illustrious family of educationists in Ambala, Haryana State, in 1927. He is currently engaged in writing about the cultural influences between India and China during the last two millennia. His other works also contain insightful research on the arts, literature, philosophy, and archaeology of Buddhist cities around the world, which took him all over Europe, Russia and Asia for research purposes.
    Read more about Professor Lokesh Chandra here:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 04:36 PM
    This is really a good article about Jack Ma. From this article we can know about his struggles and his life had many ups and downs. Despite his previous failures, he remains a humble leader, who always He is always encouraging others to keep working and trying and not to give up.
    There’s a lot to learn and be inspired.Thanks for sharing is a very motivating story of one of richest man in world .


    https://bit.ly/2AvL3Po

  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 04:22 PM
    From time to time we will hear stories about children saying they see things or they are talking or playing with someone that obviously is not visible. We will always ask them to stop talking about it and brush them off. It is said that because children are purer, they are able to see things that we cannot see. Some of them are born with the third eye so they have the ability to see the unseen. We should teach them how to recite mantras and avoid establishing a close connection with them because we do not know if these beings are harmful. Or we can bring the child to a Buddhist master to get some blessings to protect them from harmful entities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/psychic-kids.html
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:51 PM
    Have you heard of the goddess Miyolangsangma before? She is also known as the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving. Both Sherpas and Tibetans also believe that Mount Everest is the abode of the goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma. Miyolangsangma is one of the Five Long-life Sisters. Her abode is said to be at the summit of Mount Everest, known in Tibetan as Jomolungma (Goddess Mother of Mountains), and she is the resident goddess of Mount Everest and the Khumbu area in general. She is depicted riding on a tiger. Read more about what her function is and her importance in the Sherpas belief.

    bit.ly/Miyolangsangma
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:30 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that each Dalai Lama is a unique individual, they have been philosophers, builders and even poets, and as each is revered as a Bodhisattva who possess great mystical powers and can incarnate life after life.

    The Dalai Lama is one of the world’s revered religious leaders, but that didn’t prevent four holders of the office from mysteriously dying. An autopsy proved inconclusive, but, for Yan, the identity of the murderers was obvious where the the twelfth Dalai Lama and his three predecessors were all “victims of the power struggles between the big clerical and lay serf-owners in Tibet.” .

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2US6LEB
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:19 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. By reading this article, i get to know that the term ‘Jewish’ is applied to an ethno-religious group of people that practise Judaism. This means that it encompasses both an ethnicity and a religion at the same time.

    The majority of the Jewish people around the world descend from two distinct groups coming from Europe. In fact due to the religious pluralism prevalent in India, the Jewish population have lived in relative peace and harmony, allowing the adherence to their faith without much opposition. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2RpvYGo
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:14 PM
    Statistically, video games are now the most popular and profitable form of entertainment. For me , there’s always side effect on video games. I have seen many kids that have addicted to it and neglected their studies. One of the most detrimental effects of playing violent video games is increased aggression in children. A video game addiction can be harmful if the kids is unable to participate in any interests or extracurricular activities in schools. But by close supervision by parents I personally thinks playing video games is alright. Or else there will be many problems such as health, poor performance in their studies, increased in metal aggression and might suffered in relationships.
    The effects of playing video games are both positive and negative. When playing violent video games too much, it can leads to and increased aggressive behaviour as over time. Even some scientists has claim violent video games, have an adverse effect on young people.
    Over all conclusion, I would said that violent video games is harmful to society especially the younger ones. I have read in papers that it had cause death to those addicted ones.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Wei Tan for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/are-violent-video-games-harmful-to-society.html

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  • Uncle Wong
    5 months ago
    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!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    6 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    6 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    6 months ago
    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.
    6 months ago
    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.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    6 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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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...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    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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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    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.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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‪Supermarkets and food stores have been adopting various approaches to minimise wastage of perishable goods. We are glad that AEON Retail Malaysia is one of them. #Kechara #foodbank #zerofoodwastage ‬- Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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‪Supermarkets and food stores have been adopting various approaches to minimise wastage of perishable goods. We are glad that AEON Retail Malaysia is one of them. #Kechara #foodbank #zerofoodwastage ‬- Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throwback - Art & Craft session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Art & Craft session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - some games to bond the students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - some games to bond the students. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learn to do water offering. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learn to do water offering. Lin Mun KSDS
Today’s dharma class subject - Altar set up and offerings. Lin Mun KSDS
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Today’s dharma class subject - Altar set up and offerings. Lin Mun KSDS
Animal liberation in Kechara House this morning. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal liberation in Kechara House this morning. Lin Mun KSDS
Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MSqHYR
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Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MSqHYR
Vegetarian food provided for the retreat participants. Read more about Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.kecharaforestretreat.com
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Vegetarian food provided for the retreat participants. Read more about Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.kecharaforestretreat.com
Pastor Gim Lee giving guidance. "Pastor Gim Lee and I assisted the retreatants in setting up the altar and Pastor Gim Lee performed Druchuma Puja (Kalarupa) to start the retreat. Pastor Gim Lee also guided them during the first session to introduce them to retreat procedures. The group completed 7 sessions of retreat and ended each night with circumambulation of the holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat. Dinner and lunch were catered by the kitchen team in Dukkar Apartments, which were all delicious and beautifully presented. All participants loved the food." by Cynthia Ng
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Pastor Gim Lee giving guidance. "Pastor Gim Lee and I assisted the retreatants in setting up the altar and Pastor Gim Lee performed Druchuma Puja (Kalarupa) to start the retreat. Pastor Gim Lee also guided them during the first session to introduce them to retreat procedures. The group completed 7 sessions of retreat and ended each night with circumambulation of the holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat. Dinner and lunch were catered by the kitchen team in Dukkar Apartments, which were all delicious and beautifully presented. All participants loved the food." by Cynthia Ng
Shrine and offerings to Manjushri Dorje Shugden for the retreat.
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Shrine and offerings to Manjushri Dorje Shugden for the retreat.
Kechara House regularly provides facilities for spiritual retreats.
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Kechara House regularly provides facilities for spiritual retreats.
Reciting prayers, meditation and concentration on powerful Manjushri Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is to remove obstacles for success in our lives. Pastor Gim Lee of Kechara House is guiding the retreatants.
2 days ago
Reciting prayers, meditation and concentration on powerful Manjushri Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is to remove obstacles for success in our lives. Pastor Gim Lee of Kechara House is guiding the retreatants.
Earlier this month, five members from our Puja House engaged in a Dorje Shugden retreat, spending three days in Kechara Forest Retreat strongly focused on Dorje Shugden whilst reciting 185,000 of his mantra. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to create a closer connection with this enlightened Dharma Protector, as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shares. If you would like more information about how you too can engage in retreats at Kechara Forest Retreat, please direct your enquiries to our friendly Front Desk team (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).
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Earlier this month, five members from our Puja House engaged in a Dorje Shugden retreat, spending three days in Kechara Forest Retreat strongly focused on Dorje Shugden whilst reciting 185,000 of his mantra. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to create a closer connection with this enlightened Dharma Protector, as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shares. If you would like more information about how you too can engage in retreats at Kechara Forest Retreat, please direct your enquiries to our friendly Front Desk team (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).
Join us this weekend for the Spiritual Saturday Programme in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 15 JUNE: 7.00 am - 9 am: KFR Pilgrimage 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Design & string malas (Tibetan rosaries) 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Rinpoche's Recommendations - Liz Taylor 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch @ MGH INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. Call +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2X6FpML
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Join us this weekend for the Spiritual Saturday Programme in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 15 JUNE: 7.00 am - 9 am: KFR Pilgrimage 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Design & string malas (Tibetan rosaries) 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Rinpoche's Recommendations - Liz Taylor 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch @ MGH INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. Call +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2X6FpML
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
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We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
4 days ago
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
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We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
A big thanks to Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur for sponsoring and serving lunch yesterday to our street friends. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
A big thanks to Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur for sponsoring and serving lunch yesterday to our street friends. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
1 week ago
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
1 week ago
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
Our food bank distribution activities throughout the #HariRaya week. Couldn\'t thank the volunteers and everyone from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia for the great cooperation to help make sure everything is ok on the supplying side. Their professionalism is second to none and that enabled our team to collect and disseminate the food in an orderly manner. #KecharaFoodBank #foodbank #HungerKnowsNoBarriers #Perak #Volunteers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Our food bank distribution activities throughout the #HariRaya week. Couldn't thank the volunteers and everyone from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia for the great cooperation to help make sure everything is ok on the supplying side. Their professionalism is second to none and that enabled our team to collect and disseminate the food in an orderly manner. #KecharaFoodBank #foodbank #HungerKnowsNoBarriers #Perak #Volunteers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds during animal liberation before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds during animal liberation before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
So wonderful to have parents and children participating in monthly animal liberation in Kechara House
1 week ago
So wonderful to have parents and children participating in monthly animal liberation in Kechara House
Teacher Laura and teacher Asyley guided children to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Laura and teacher Asyley guided children to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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