The Ancient Buddhist World of Pakistan – Interesting!

Nov 7, 2013 | Views: 2,857

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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  • Pastor Lanse
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 07:39 AM
    这篇文章介绍主奔堪仁波切在非洲弘扬佛陀教诲的事业。文章内附有许多精彩照片和视频,让我们有机会欣赏和随喜在另一个大洲上正在发展的佛法事业。看到这些黑人同胞们大声唱诵《二十一度母赞》,看到他们以传统的非洲舞蹈来对上师表示欢迎,尤其是看到他们把丝巾一件件地铺在地上给上师行走的画,场面着实令人感动。

    https://bit.ly/2JEulDM
  • Sofi
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 06:58 AM
    Dorje Shugden – The Protector of Our Time

    The power of enlightened Dharma protectors comes from their enlightened nature, which is compassionate and wisdom-filled. On the deepest level, they represent our blissful awareness of emptiness in strong energetic forms – the best protection against obstacles. The Dharma protectors protect sincere spiritual practitioners who seek their higher selves, see the downfalls of materialism and other problems created by the human mind.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/ProtectorDorjeShugden
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 24. 2019 10:51 PM
    I personally have experienced the powers of Dorje Shugden much to my amazement for each request I make even of the minute ask is fulfilled sometimes immediately within the day of asking or several days to weeks depending on my extend of my life request.

    His compassionate nature and swift powers are to be witnessed only by those who are willing to give the divine being a chance for him to connect with you and render help. Ask DS and you shall receive. I have!
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 24. 2019 03:17 PM
    If one single person can make such an immense positive contribution,imagine how the world could change for the better if only its population derives inspiration from this one man’s effort regardless of race, colour, creed, or belief.

    Greed destroys, selflessness sustains both our existence and other living existence on this planet.
  • R.Ummamageswari
    Friday, May 24. 2019 10:33 AM
    Ku Shulan is a inspiring women as i know and i realized this after reading this article. She doesn’t have a good marriage life but she has a very good talent in paper cutting. Even though she doesn’t have a good backbone, she still cuts vegetables for her family.

    She is very creative and her creativity is known worldwide but her life didn’t change by that. She didn’t waste her life by worrying about her family situation but she get up by using her creativity. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2WSgeh3
  • R.Ummamageswari
    Friday, May 24. 2019 10:10 AM
    This story is very inspiring. By reading this article, i can understand that nothing is impossible in this universe. Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.

    Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants. Youngsters can take this inspiring story as their guidance for them to improve their live from nothing to become a topper.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2HtAJeA
  • nicholas
    Friday, May 24. 2019 07:47 AM
    Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything (2010) In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. Delve into the mind of the worlds most famous living scientist and reveal the splendor and majesty of the universe as never seen before.

    Read more:https://bit.ly/2Hz9i1D
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  • Pastor Lanse
    Friday, May 24. 2019 07:21 AM
    这些视频包含一些珍贵和不曾公开的内容,显示神谕在詹杜固仁波切面前突如其来降神的经过。2009年,仁波切在没有预先安排的情况下到访一间西藏的寺院。当时,尼木杰吉寺中没有一个人知道仁波切的身份。然而,当仁波切在护法殿做哈达供养的时候,多杰雄登却自发性降神于在场的其中一位僧人,并以亲切和激动的方式向仁波切致敬。

    https://bit.ly/2MpY1WG

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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A temple with a thousand Bodhi trees. Unusual and blessed- https://bit.ly/2Xn6nj6
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A temple with a thousand Bodhi trees. Unusual and blessed- https://bit.ly/2Xn6nj6
My way of sharing....
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My way of sharing....
Peace
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Peace
Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
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Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
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Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
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We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
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Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
China\'s huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
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China's huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha\'s determination. Fasting Buddha\'s meaning- HTTP://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
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Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha's determination. Fasting Buddha's meaning- http://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
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This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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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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    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
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    Cute!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    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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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    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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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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