The Ancient Buddhist World of Pakistan – Interesting!

Nov 7, 2013 | Views: 2,871

A few weeks ago, I had CNN playing in the background and overheard that there were plans for oil pipelines to run through Pakistan. According to the newscaster, doing so would potentially damage a few Buddhist sites…

Buddhism has had a long standing history in Pakistan. The geographical borders of countries are now different from the past, but when Buddhism was at its height, there were many major regions that practiced Buddhism. For example, a region that was previously called Gandhara, had its center at present-day Peshawar, and encompassed Bamiyan in Afghanistan, Bactria, the Hindu Kush and the Punjab region in northwest India.

Another region that was famously “Buddhist” was Uddiyana. Uddiyana, where the town Chakdara is currently located at, was where Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) was born. It was Guru Rinpoche who introduced Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. How interesting…

I am told that archaeologists are uncovering more ancient Buddhist sites and artifacts everyday! I asked one of my student, Pastor Jean Ai to do some research on Buddhism in Pakistan. She replied with a short update on Buddhist sites in modern day Pakistan and I thought that I’d share this with everyone to read.

Do take a look!

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Pakistan’s Ancient Treasure

by Khong Jean Ai

That the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has a strong Buddhist past may come as a surprise to many who forget Pakistan’s proximity to India and Nepal, where Buddhism played a significant role in their histories at a time when there were very different geopolitical boundaries.

After Shakyamuni’s death, practitioners took Buddha’s teachings to East Asia, where the religion still exists today in countries like Mongolia, Korea, China and Japan. In order to reach East Asia however, these teachers followed the Silk Route, leaving through northern India and traveling into Central Asia, a region of the world which includes countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Sangha members from different countries travel to this holy ancient site

Thus as Buddhism migrated eastwards, its practitioners established monasteries and gave teachings in Central Asia. As a result of these teachers, there now many Buddhist sites throughout Pakistan which archaeologists are uncovering every day. For example, a large Buddhist site near the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan1 was rediscovered just a few years ago, one century after its original excavation. During their work, archaeologists found evidence of a 13-storey stupa which a well-known Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited and wrote about. As excavation works continued, the archaeologists found more and more priceless statues and relics which are now on display around the world2.

The site in Peshawar is not the only one currently being excavated. In Taxila, another monastery is being excavated3 by 200 students who are taking turns to uncover the site. Their work is especially commendable because politics in the region and lack of resources makes further conservation of these sites very difficult sometimes.

Unfortunately, it is not just politics and regional poverty that creates a lot of challenges for the preservation of Pakistan’s Buddhist sites. Although the Pakistani authorities do their best to protect whatever artifacts are uncovered, a lucrative international trade for antiquities means that sometimes these priceless relics are smuggled out of the country – Christie’s of New York auctioned off a fasting Buddha4 for nearly US$4.5 million and recently, many Buddhist relics worth millions were seized in Karachi5, a major port city in Pakistan’s south.

It is not just antiquities collectors who are encouraging the destruction of Pakistan’s Buddhist sites, but preserving these locations is becoming increasingly difficult because of many Asian nations’ economic interests. The majority of Pakistan’s Buddhists sites lie along the routes of pipelines to carrying oil through Central Asia. As these pipelines expand, many of these Buddhist sites are now in danger of being destroyed.

Most recently, Pakistan decided to offer Chinese companies the opportunity to lay a pipeline from Gwadar port to China6, so that China can safeguard their crude oil import routes. Although this scheme will provide economic benefits to both Pakistan and China, what concerns Buddhist conservationists is that this pipeline will cut through the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region was the base of Gandhara, an ancient and predominantly Buddhist kingdom that existed from 1000BC to the 7th century. Gandhara’s primary cities of Peshawar, Taxila and Pushkalavati have been the focus of excavation works to uncover Pakistan’s Buddhist past – major Buddhist sites have been discovered in Peshawar7 and Taxila8, and Pushkalavati is the site of one of King Ashoka’s stupas. As Pakistan pushes for economic development, there is a danger that many of their Buddhist treasures will be lost forever.

Even though these sites are in danger of being destroyed, there are some encouraging signs that the government is willing to protect them. The local Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is hoping to promote religious tourism and attract tourists from East Asia who are interested in visiting these Buddhist sites9. When a flow of tourists provide a much needed source of income to this region, the government will be more likely to invest in and protect these sites of attraction.

There are also organisations that are dedicated to this conservation work, like The Buddhist Forum which has begun efforts to save and protect these ancient sites10. With so many encouraging signs, we can dare to hope that Pakistan will continue to do more to preserve its unique past. It is always interesting to learn when Buddhism has played a part in a nation’s history, although its role and significance may be long forgotten.

One of the ancient Buddhist sites in Pakistan

Such spectacular ancient site, until today, archaeologists are still uncovering undiscovered parts of what once to be a grand and beautiful Buddhist monastery.

Retainers are placed in certain parts of the ancient site to prevent the walls from collapsing

Spectacular view from the top

The proposed oil pipeline from Gwadar port to China which threatens the demolition of this ancient Buddhist site

How Buddhism spread across Asia from India

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/PakistanBuddhism.mp4

 
Footnotes:

  1. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Pakistan/Vanished-Buddhist-site-rediscovered-in-Pakistan/Article1-738477.aspx
  2. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/08/21/pakistan.gandhara.art/index.html
  3. http://buddhistartnews.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/mystery-unfolds-monastery-unearthed-in-taxila-valley/
  4. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/pakistan-struggles-smuggled-buddhist-relics
  5. http://www.dnaindia.com/world/1712169/report-articlpak-police-seize-2000-year-old-buddhist-relics-worth-millions-e
  6. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-23889-Chinese-firms-ready-to-invest-billions-of-dollars-in-Pakistan
  7. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Pakistan/Vanished-Buddhist-site-rediscovered-in-Pakistan/Article1-738477.aspx
  8. http://buddhistartnews.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/mystery-unfolds-monastery-unearthed-in-taxila-valley/
  9. http://beta.dawn.com/news/796713/pakistan-hopes-for-buddhist-tourism-boost
  10. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/310843/ngo-ventures-revive-buddhist-sites.html

 

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  1. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Pakistan is indeed a treasure grove for ancient holy sites. With its location next to India and close to Nepal, it is easy to understand that many holy places exist there and it would be wonderful to visit them and pay homage.

    This post is also a teaching on impermanence. We easily tend to take things for granted but history teaches us how fast things can change. We need to remember that we can only be safe if we get out of Samsara as soon as possible.

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  2. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 15, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Amazing! Yes I was totally one of those who completely surprised by the fact Buddhism had indeed reached Pakistan. The Buddhism teachings and practice was so powerful and manifesting during the ancient time that left behind with many ancient Buddhism sites, stupas and statues for us to continue to receive the blessings until today. Hopefully Pakistan government will continue to preserve their precious and valuable ancient Buddhism sites and artifacts as part of their tourism industry to create more income for their citizens. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this interesting post.🙏👍😘

  3. Samfoonheei on Oct 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this interesting post.Interesting to know that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has a strong Buddhist connection.It show that Buddhism spread across Asia from India. Archaeologists in Pakistan uncovering a large Buddhist site near the city of Peshawar. They found more priceless statues and relics in area where they are laying a pipeline from Gwadar port to China.
    Pakistan Government is trying to preserve the ancient Buddhist site to promote religious tourism a as source of income.

  4. Tseten Tashi on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Thank you Rinpochey for sharing this story. Huan-tsang wrote about Taxila university, saying: upon seeing the gates and monastery in Taxila, Huan-Tsang wrote: this wonderful architecture would be the wonders of the world, but sadly everything was destroyed by the Muslim invaders upon Buddhist kingdom in old Pakistan, and people are forcefully converted into Islam. Interestingly once I met a Afghani cab driver in NY, he told me that their ancestors were Buddhist, during the golden age of Buddhism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he mentioned that both countries were like paradise on earth, but at present bloodshed never stops, says cab driver who is Muslim himself! Very tragic and sad to know about.

  5. Cliff on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Amazing! Yes I was totally one of those who completely surprised by the fact Buddhism had indeed reached Pakistan. The ruins of the Buddhist site in Pakistan is amazing! Such a huge structure. Would be a really interesting place to visit one day. I think it would be more beneficial if the government turns the place into a tourist destination as compared to demolishing it to make way for an oil pipeline. I look forward to more Buddhist sites/artifacts being discovered in the future. Thank you for sharing this article with us Rinpoche and thank you Pastor Jean Ai for publishing it.

  6. Wylfred Ng on Nov 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    佛教在两千五百年里面不知道已经曾经在多少地方扎根。
    万物无常, 也许今天我们可以修习佛法,不代表我们可以永远都转世在有佛法的地方。
    我也曾经在马来西亚的历史书上看过绿度母的佛像, 也许佛教在马来西亚这片土地扎根过。

    所以我们要珍惜现在我们有的一切, 把握时机修习佛法。

  7. Jutika lam on Nov 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    WOW!!! Out of all the places I never expected that Pakistan would have Buddhist sites until I read the post above!

    I am really surprised and it great that archaeologists are working hard to dig out more and more of such Holy Sites!

    I really hope that they don’t destroy such Holy Sites just to install a oil pipeline to China!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!

    Love
    Jutika

  8. David Lai on Nov 14, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Seng Piow had once said that these great monasteries and institutions although in ruins now had served their purpose. It is because of them that the Buddhadharma was propagated far and wide and has been preserved to this day. Hence, even when it is in ruins, it was not in vain. Likewise, when we build Kechara Forest Retreat, we must remember that its purpose is promote and preserve are sacred spiritual heritage. Otherwise, it would not have served its purpose and I am sure this is exactly what Rinpoche wanted for Kechara. He often spoke about this and said he does not want any premise of Kechara to be like a big empty temple. Hence, its important that more people come and join hands to built a lasting legacy.

    • Joy on Nov 30, 2013 at 1:37 am

      I like what you said David that a temple or sacred place will only be empty if there was no people practising the Dharma. And in the end it will become nothing but just ruins!

  9. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Thanks Rinpoche and Jean Ai sharing…

    This is a shock article that prove that Buddhist is every way.

    May Rinpoche long life, good health and continue turn the wheel of Dharma hence all students may help Rinpoche to spread teaching and holy Dharma to ten directions and flourish every way continuously…

  10. KYC on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I hope the Pakistan Government will continue to preserve the country’s ancient Buddhist sites and encourage the discovery of more ancient Buddhist monuments and statues. They are part of Pakistan’s history and heritage. With religious tourism, there will be more revenue and jobs for local people.

  11. Wendy Loh on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this erudite post. Lord Buddha spoke the words of universal truth and the winds will carry them to all four corners of the world. Although buried, with time, they will surface again like in Pakistan. Even if it was for what we call a reason of greed, the discovery was enough to create an impact to change our minds.

  12. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Nov 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Jean Ai for sharing on this beautiful ancient Buddhism artifacts found in Pakistan. The Buddhism teachings and practice was so powerful and manifesting during the ancient time that left behind with many ancient Buddhism sites, stupas and statues for us to continue to receive the blessings until today. Hopefully Pakistan government will continue to preserve their precious and valuable ancient Buddhism sites and artifacts as part of their tourism industry to create more income for their citizens.

  13. Vinnie Tan on Nov 11, 2013 at 3:05 am

    It is just so amazing that ancient Buddhist sites like this are still being discovered daily. It would be very sad if these places would be destroyed, in order to promote economic growth.

    It would be like losing a huge history of Buddhism itself. I think the Pakistan government should try to preserve these holy places and find another way to promote economic growth.

  14. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this post. It is amazing to know that in ancient times, Buddhism seemed to have spread to what are now Muslim countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. The sites of such famed places, like Gandhara and Uddiyana, are actually in Pakistan, as archaeological excavations have uncovered. Going further afield, Buddhism appears to have spread as far as modern-day Iran.

    I have also read of how Buddha’s Jataka tales were carried along the Silk Route to Europe and influenced the creation of the Aesop’s fables. So Buddhist influence did go very far.

    Then again in Indonesia, the Borobodur , an ancient Buddhist site , is now a tourist attraction.

    How about Malaysia? Lord Setrap’s cudgel came from the forests of Malaya!

    May all these sites be preserved.

  15. mitra on Nov 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    dear i m very surprised to read about this article.Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for the information.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Nov 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Many thanks to Pastor Jean Ai’s research that we are able to know that it may be due to the close proximity that India has with Nepal that The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has a strong Buddhist past with India. The famous Silk route also help to play an eminent role in promoting this long buddhist history, where along the way, when Buddhism was migrating Eastward through this Silk route, monastries were established to give teachings in Central Asia. It was a very well-done piece of research, supported beautifully with photos to back up. Thank you Rinpoche, for the sharing too!

  17. Ash Ng on Nov 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Didn’t know the spreading of Buddhism can reach places like Pakistan and even towards Middle East (map shown above) All along, I thought was from India to Nepal and Bhutan towards China and eastern Asia. Surprisingly enough, it even took roots in an unexpected Islamic country like Pakistan. It’s quite remarkable actually. With so many ancient monastaries and artifacts re-discovered, it would be pretty unfortunate not to preserve these holy Buddhist sites and priceless relics as it will remind future generations of what Buddhism has played significantly within this region in the history of mankind.

  18. Irene Lim on Nov 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    This is an interesting find. Thank you Rinpoche and Jean Ai for sharing this information. Let’s hope Pakistan will preserve these precious sites to bring in tourism revenue. One day we all might be able to go to Pakistan for pilgrimage and see the historical sites ourselves.

  19. Darren Kechara on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Thank you for the sharing, it was expected since Guru Rinpoche was born in Pakistan region but i never know that Pakistan has so many ancient Buddhist site. Glad to know that there is group trying to preserve these site.

  20. Low Khjb on Nov 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Jean Ai for the sharing.We certainly hope that the Pakistan government would consider to reroute the pipeline to preserve those valuable historical site. In doing this they will certainly benefit from tourism to those holy site at the same time.
    Hope for the best.

  21. CK Siah on Nov 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    成、住、坏、空指的是四劫。此系佛教对于世界生灭变化之基本观点。所以早期中东至亚洲一带国家,佛教发展都很旺盛。只是因为某种因素和历史的改变,佛教发展渐渐沦落。但我相信佛法在我们这一世纪又会兴起而发扬光大,所以传法就要从我们这一世纪开始。谢谢仁波切和 Pastor Jean Ai 给我们宝贵的分享。

  22. Patsy on Nov 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this information. I hope this holy sites will be not destroyed for the sake of development.

  23. diana pereyda on Nov 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Let’s they hope they dont destroy it!!!!

  24. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 9, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Hope the pakistan people will learn to cherish their rich history and preserve these sites. In the long run there will be tourist dollars for Pakistan.

  25. sweekeong on Nov 9, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for researching and compiling the information for us to learn about the historical background of Buddhism in Pakistan. I was surprised Pakistan in the past hold such importance and presence for Buddhism to grow and spread to other part of the world. In one way without Pakistan one can say that Buddhism would not have spread so far to the East. Regardless of present time, in the past, the kingdom including the king himself has accepted Buddhism and heavily promoted and maintain it from the building they have constructed. One can conclude that Buddhism has been beneficial to the people in the past.

  26. henry ooi on Nov 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Good informative factual researches by pastor Jean Ai, thank you. And thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing.

  27. Hannes van Loggerenberg on Nov 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Nice article, beautiful photo’s. Buddhism was practised as far west as present day Iran. Even the Greeks came in contact with it. Some Greek and Iranian concepts and practices even found their way into Tibetan Medicine.

  28. Sean Wang on Nov 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I did not know that Pakistan had so many Buddhist sites. I normally associate Pakistan with the Islamic faith. It would be very fun to visit these sites as I get older. I think that they should find a way to build the oil pipes without damaging the Buddhist sites as the Buddhist sites hold many years of cultural history.

  29. William on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this interesting article on Buddhism in Pakistan. I really do not know that Buddhism was really big in that area until now. The teachings of Buddha really spread far and wide during those times and reached our shores. The great masters really believed in the teachings and brought it to others. Let’s hope that the discovery of more relics will bring Buddhism to another level.

  30. Datuk May on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for the information. I hope that these sites can be preserved so that pilgrims can visit and pay homage.

    Let’s hope that our materialistic needs for fuel will not destroy our spiritual need which is far more important to progress in this times and world of degeneration.

    It is empowering to know so many great teachers and masters had travelled far and wide to spread the Dharma. It is much easier now if we put our mind to spread the Dharma and benefit others.

  31. May Ong on Nov 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

    In the ancient world, Buddhism as a philosophy and a way of life had already spread far and wide and even before invaders came into those countries by way of trade and war destroyed the belief. I think most of us may have been reborn into those times and we are connected back to our ancient roots.

    There are many treasures or ancient sites that are still buried beneath the ground either now found or waiting to be discovered at a suitable later time to the fortunate.

  32. Lt Loo on Nov 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Thank Rinpoche for sharing.It was such surprise to have known Pakistan Buddhist past as they’re Muslim predominant today. The discovery of Buddhist relic due to seemingly destructive pipe could be the causes for future revive of Buddhism in these affected regions. Just as the ongoing war that blocked Lord Atisha return route to India be the cause to his composition of The Stages of the Path!

  33. Beatrix Ooi on Nov 8, 2013 at 4:05 am

    I didn’t know that Pakistan practised Buddhism during the past, i’m very surprised to read about this. It’s actually quite sad to know that some holy places might be affected by the oil pipes, I personally do think that these architectures are very historical and deserve to be protected and maintained. I hope that they will consider deeper into that… Thank You for sharing Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai.

  34. Julien Roth on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I had no idea that Pakistan had so many Ancient Buddhist sites. I would be so happy to go and visit them someday. And as for the news report on CNN. Its such a shame that these Buddhist places will be affecting by the oil pipes. I hope that they are not badly affected. Thank you for sharing this with us RInpoche, and thank you to Jean Ai for getting all this information for us.

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    Read more this at https://bit.ly/2ZNWVXi
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:47 PM
    He is known as the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. He is aware of the radiation he is subject to on a daily basis, but says that he “refuses to worry about it.” He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the zone.

    See more about his work https://bit.ly/2IQlI76
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:50 AM
    Over the last decades , China have since built more, huge impressive mega statues around the Chinese landscape. It seem these mega-statues are even more stunning than its towering skyscrapers and indeed very impressive. China is a great Buddhist land, with Buddha statues of all sizes rising up through history. And some of which are among the largest or tallest in the world. China has a long history of Buddhist art and sculpture. Through out history China been a great Buddhist land had built many awe-inspiring, Buddha statues, from been the highest to the largest statues in the world. I wish I could visit and see those huge Buddhist statues in future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures of those huge statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/chinas-huge-buddha-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:48 AM
    China is a vast country with many huge statues been built over the centuries. Having a long history of Buddhism, the statues been built with ancient architectures ,art and sculpture of various sizes . Some of those seem to be the world largest and tallest . Amazing to look at those beautiful statues been rich in their culture for thousands of years. They are built all over China, every province there are at least one or two amazing structure. Buddha statues are getting bigger on mainland China in bid to lure pilgrims and tourists. I would love to see those amazing structures Buddhist statues. Out of those 24 huge Statues in China , I have only visited Big Buddha of Lingshan (Buddha Shakyamuni), Big Buddha of Leshan, Sichuan, Samantabhadra, Sichuan Province and Manjushri, Shanxi Province.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/chinas-huge-buddha-statues-chinese.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:47 AM
    Wow ….what a fantastic discovery by astronomers’ search . There are other habitable planets out in the sky. Planets like earth in the out space are not rare to the scientist. There’s more to life on earth and earth is often referred to as a Goldilocks planet. Astronomers found a first truly earth-like planet in habitable zone after years of research. New discovery lead by Steven Vogt and Paul Butler suggested our galaxy may be teeming with potentially habitable planets . Could not have imagine there are 200 billion stars in the universe, there could be a possibility that there are more life in other planets which are not yet found. Steven Scott Vogt and Paul Butler are one of those astronomer whose main interest is the search for extra solar planets. The planet Earth was believed to be the center of the universe, there are innumerable beings in the universe. Interesting read.
    According to the Buddha, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe. I do believe that as found in other Buddhist scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-planet-discovered-that-could-have-life.html
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    The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94 per cent, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

    Read more about this article at https://bit.ly/2xRfi1x
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:22 AM
    Every time you buy a fashion item made from leather – be it a trendy handbag, a piece of comfortable shoes – please think about the tremendous cruelty that stands at the foundation of that product. This petition targets both the Chinese government – who has repeatedly failed to adopt animal welfare laws and has allowed this industry to thrive – as well as consumers worldwide, to take the pledge to go cruel-free and stop purchasing leather products.

    Please stop buying leather products from today https://bit.ly/2sWcGMW
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:16 AM
    There is some wonderful news in the animal world after California pet stores have been told they must get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from shelters and rescue centres only.

    As of January 2019, it will be illegal for stores to buy animals from pet breeders and any store being caught will face a fine of $500.

    Individual, private buyers will still be able to buy their pets from a breeder, reports the New York Times.

    Read more about this great news at https://bit.ly/2Jy8j1E
  • Anonymous
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 10:06 PM
    [22:04, 19/7/2019] Vajrasecrets.com: Thanks to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for spreading information about Dorje Shugden.


    I am happy to say that Dorje Shugden is my new best friend. But he feels very familiar to me. It’s as if this is not my first encounter with him. Perhaps I was a Dorje Shugden fan in one of my past lives.


    I’ll keep this testimony simple without going into much detail about what happened. All I can say is I love you Dorje Shugden and I hope to have a better connection with you.


    Although I am not a Buddhist, I respect and accept other religions. I wish I had known about Dorje Shugden much earlier because I have been volunteering for Kechara since 2017.



    Here are a few situations where I have experienced miraculous results:
    1. I had problems waking up on Saturday. After saying OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA once, I could feel my muscles getting better and it was just easy for me to wake up.
    2. My eyes suddenly hurt when I was doing my work in front of the computer. I could not open them so I began uttering OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA in silence. To my surprise, my eyes were not sore anymore. After the third recitation, my problem went away.
    I am not going to go into detail about what happened because I am a private person, but DS is amazing.
    3. I have awards in my field of work, but I could not do my work. That was my first encounter with Dorje Shugden’s mantra. After I said the mantra, I started coughing and felt like throwing up. The next day, I could finish my work.
    4. A lady suddenly caused me trouble. I accepted the fact that she did not like me and expressed how I felt to her expecting that day would turn into a horrible day. She suddenly told me that she would follow everything I told her without any questions asked.
    I did not say OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA at that time, but at that moment when she responded to me in that way, I somehow knew or felt that it was Dorje Shugden’s assistance. I did not even ask him and he was there.
    5. I felt a positive shift….like a strong knowing that everything is going to be alright. And I felt that message was from Dorje Shugden.
    There are too many stories to share.
    Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I love you. Thank you.
    Anonymous
    (Discovered about Dorje Shugden on 27th June, 2019, From YouTube, Dorje Shugden’s mantra)
    [no sender]

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    7 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 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.
    7 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.
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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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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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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
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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