Vajravarahi Caves in China

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Vajrayogini is well known to have emanated within the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia and even China. According to Buddha Shakyamuni, as years progressively become more distant from the time when the Buddha was alive, the “effectiveness” of the Tantras will diminish as the merits to uphold these teachings decrease. But for the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras, it is the opposite. As we get further away from the time of the Buddha, our desires increase. Thus, the effectiveness of the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras also increase as they use our desire as a tool to bring us to Enlightenment.

The Vajravarahi/Yogini Cave (Dorje Phagmo Cave) is located within the boundaries of Vajravarahi Hill (亥母山) in Liangzhou in Gansu Province, China. The origins of this cave dates back to the year 1004 AD. According to records, on the 25th day of the 1st lunar month, Vajravarahi reincarnated in human form together with her four other dakinis. These dakinis began to make tsog offerings and perform tantric rituals at the age of five in this sacred cave every 10th and 25th of the lunar month until they reached the age of eight. At that age, on the 25th day of the 12th lunar month, they ascended to Kechara Heaven.

Vajravarahi statue made by Drukpa Rangmo

Throughout the centuries, many high lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist order have visited this cave. For instance, in 1244, the great Tibetan sage, Sakya Pandita went to Liangzhou for a meeting with the officials of China and brought with him his younger sister, Drukpa Rangmo and his nephew, Chogyal Phagpa. At this sacred site of Vajravarahi, the entourage made extensive offerings and performed tsog. It was during this time that Drukpa Rangmo made a Dorje Phagmo statue from clay and enshrined the statue in this very cave. On another occasion, the 6th Dalai Lama on his way home from a pilgrimage to Wutaishan stayed in this cave for a long duration in retreat and prayer. To mark this occasion and also the sacred space of Vajravarahi, the 6th Dalai Lama erected a stupa made of clay in the cave.

Stupa made by the 6th Dalai Lama

A temple stands at the mouth of the cave, said to be one of the last temples built during the Western Xia or Tangut Empire. During this period, the Sutra and Tantra teachings of Lord Buddha were very much practiced and, according to Chinese sources, many practitioners would go to this cave to do extensive retreats on Vajravarahi. Today, a huge entrance marks the location of the cave and butterlamps are offered inside daily.

Entrance to the Vajravarahi Cave

Butterlamps are offered inside the Vajrayogini cave daily by devotees

A group of Chinese devotees decided to take responsibility for this cave in 2004 and with the help of the Chinese government, rebuilt the temple complexes. Today, Chinese representations of Vajravarahi can be seen in this new temple. The central figure of Vajravarahi is wearing the royal clothes of a Chinese princess. This is a very special form of Vajravarahi as it is not found in any of her scriptures prior to this. Vajravarahi must have manifested in this manner in China to suit the people of that time and culture. Thus, it is clear that her lineage also has close ties to China and has become part of Chinese culture in this part of the Dragon Kingdom. The temple also has statues of five other dakinis which represent the five directions, each holding a damaru in their right hands. The wall mural behind these dakinis depicts the lineage masters and also Tibetan representations of Vajrayogini herself.

Entrance of the Vajravarahi temple

The central Vajravarahi statue. On the wall painting behind her is Naro Kachö Vajrayogini (top left) and Sukhasiddhi (top right)

Vajravarahi’s attendant dakinis (click image to enlarge)

 

The Western Xia Empire

Western Xia, also known as the Tangut Empire is located in the northwestern Chinese provinces of Ningxia, Gansu, eastern Qinghai, northern Shaanxi, northeastern Xinjiang, southwest Inner Mongolia, and southernmost Outer Mongolia. As it is geographically part of the Silk Road, the country was very much influenced by Buddhism. Many of the cave murals are those of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas which are still preserved until today.

The Tibetans refer to the Tangut Empire as Minyak, which existed from 1038 to 1227. The entire empire is very advanced as it has received a lot of influence from earlier dynasties Tang and Ming. They have their own language and script which is similar to Chinese characters. As Buddhism is very widespread in Western Xia, the monks and monasteries had used 50 years to translate the entire Kangyur (words of the Buddha) from Sanskrit into the Tangut language. This is remarkable because it is about the same duration taken by the Tang Dynasty to translate the Kangyur into Chinese. The Tanguts did it with less resource with the same faith to the Three Jewels.

Buddhism practiced during that time was predominantly Chinese Mahayana with focus on the Vinaya. The monastic system was very strict with the government imposing strict rules according to the Vinaya. It was recorded that any religious master who was caught fortune-telling would be arrested as this was prohibited within the Vinaya.

Tangut Buddhism was strongly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, especially from both the Kagyu and Sakya lineages. Like the Vajravarahi cave, there were many pilgrimage and retreat sites for predominantly Kagyu and Sakya practitioners. This is clearly written in texts on Tangut Buddhism. For instance, the book “Latter Days of the Law” states that murals of Heruka Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini were present in the caves of Western Xia.

In summary, the people of Western Xia had the necessary foundation of Buddhist study and practice to be able to receive higher teachings such as Vajravarahi. Through their study and practice of the Tripitaka, and the stringent adherence to the Vinaya, they were in general fit vessels for higher trainings. To increase their faith in the deities and the lineage, Vajravarahi also emanated in this cave, a testament for those who would enter her path that it will lead them to inner and secret Kechara.

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  1. S.Prathap on Sep 19, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Amazing information and knowledge to show that the Vajrayogini practice had it beginning in China.The Buddha are always kind to manifest in ways and forms that will make it easy for us to accept and practice the Dharma
    Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful and good article about Vajrayogini in China.

  2. Yee Yin on Dec 28, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    The story about the Vajravarahi cave seems to be unbelievable. A Buddha took rebirth as a human being and could perform tsog offerings at the age of 5 and ascend to Kechara at the age of 8 years old. I guess it must be real, otherwise, no high lamas will travel this far to this cave to pay homage to Vajravarahi.

    If we read the ancient Buddhist stories there are many things that look impossible and magical. For examples, some great Mahasiddhas had the ability to fly, to turn the stones into gold, etc. I was told these were real. People in the old time have less negative karma and obscurations. Therefore, they can accept things as it is.

    Modern people like us are clouded by delusion. We see good things as bad things and bad things as good things. Our desires are much stronger in this age. It is not easy for Dharma to sink in, we have to do a lot of purification practices and collect a tremendous amount of merits to help us progress in our spiritual practice.

  3. Anne Ong on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and educational post about Vajrayogini in China. It’s so blessed even just to see the picture of the statues and caves. It is heartwarming to learn that the ancient civilization of China already embraced Vajrayogini lineage even at a time where Mahayana Buddhism was prevalent.

  4. Wei Theng on Sep 24, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful and educational post about Vajrayogini in China. It’s so blessed even just to see the picture of the statues and caves.
    First time to learn about Vajrayogini in China and in this form.
    May I have the chance to visit this holy place and do offering to the sacred lady one day.

  5. Samfoonheei on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    it’s amazing to know that Vijra Yogini do exist long time in China and they do practice much earlier. I do enjoy reading it …it’s so interesting to know the history .even though I have,nt got a chance to visit it but I do consider that I am lucky to see some of those beautiful images posted here.Tibetian Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism is more or less similar though the deity defer by appearence.May more people be blessed with the practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative and interesting post.
    With folded hands

  6. Wan Wai Meng on May 5, 2016 at 12:25 am

    China has been influenced heavily by Mahayana Buddhism, somewhat less affected by Hinayana Buddhism, today it is called Theravadan one of the sub schools of Hinayana that is still left. As I learn more from the blog I find that tantric practices also pervaded China and Chinese thinking, not via the influences from the Manchu Emperors.

    May Vajrayogini lineage and practices spread once more amongst Chinese citizens.

  7. Alice Tay on Dec 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    离佛陀时期太远的我们,现在可以被称为处身于末法时代。现今的人们只为了短载的快乐、无明的追求物质上的满足还有不相信因果等等。这些已造就了我们对生活上的执着而引起了本来不必要的痛苦。

    不过,很感恩的是因为可以更多的接触与了解佛法尤其是跟随上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的教诲,以前的执着已经开始慢慢的减少了。也因为上师的关系,让我们有机会的接触与了解此佛母~金刚瑜伽母。因为上师的慈悲,不想再看到我们这些众生继续轮回于此娑婆世界,所以就带给我们有关持修金刚瑜伽母的好处、建造金刚瑜伽母的佛像于克切拉佛教中心和金刚瑜伽母的佛塔于克切拉禅修林,好让我们可以种下善因以便将来可修此法门。

    感谢仁波切此博文的分享。虽然不知道有没有机会到此地一游,不过最起码当有人问起的时候,可以将此资讯分享于他人。

  8. italyciampatogme on Dec 19, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Great researrch on Vajravarahi in China.tnx.

  9. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Dec 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Amazing information and knowledge indeed! First w elearn that there there is the existence of a Vajavarahi Cave in China, visited by great Tibetan Buddhist Lamas including Sakya Pandita, whose sister made a Dorje Pagmo statue, which is enshrined in the cave! The cave has been a place for prayers, offerings and long retreats. The Sixth Dalai Lama visited it and did a long retreat there. He had a stupa erected there also.

    Then we learn that there is the temple at the mouth built during the time of the Tangut Empire. Amazing too is the information that there was a Tangut Empire in existence around 1038 AD to 1227 AD. The Tangut Empire was a very advanced Empire. The Tangut Buddhist monastic community observed the Vinaya code strictly. Monks and the monastic community had translated the Kangyur into their Tangut language! They thus had the foundation for higher practice like the Vajrayogini practice! Hence their presence in the Vajravarahi Cave in the form of a temple at the mouth of the cave.

    Amazing wonderful information and knowledge to show that the Vajrayogini practice had its beginnings in China as far back as 1004 AD when the cave was probably built.

    As this age moves further away from the time of Lord Buddha, our desires have increased. Thus the effectiveness of the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras for this age’s beings will increase as they use desire as a tool to bring us to Enlightenment.Hence the spotight is now on the practice of Vajrayogini to attain her Pure Land of Kechara.

  10. freon on Dec 2, 2015 at 1:04 am

    It is very auspicious for Vajravarahi to emanate in China, especially with the Dakinis. Boddhisattvas will always manifest according to the local culture, to suit the people there. It is a good knowledge to know about Vajravarahi in China.

  11. Stella Cheang on Nov 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    It is heartwarming to learn that the ancient civilization of China already embraced Vajrayogini lineage even at a time where Mahayana Buddhism was prevalent. It also goes to show that enlightened beings (like Buddha Vojayogini) do not discriminate against any particular race or culture. It is my aspiration to pay homage personally at Vajrayogini cave one day and to perform retreat and prayer.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this blogpost with us.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  12. Pastor Shin on Nov 30, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Rejoice to know that a very special form of Vajravarahi was found in China. Before this, I did not know about Vajrayogini/ Vajravarahi in China.

    This reminded me of the Naro Kacho lineage revealed to Kyabje Pabongkha directly by Vajrayogini herself, that Buddhas are kind to manifest in different forms, according to the karmic connection of the people of that time

    I’m also surprised to know that the monks and monasteries would spent up to 50 years to translate the entire Kangyur from Sanskrit into the Tangut language. This shows how important Buddhism was in their culture.

    As many high lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist order have visited this cave, this also goes to show that this is a very important pilgrimage site as travelling was not easy in the past.

    Many high lamas, yogis and accomplished Mahasiddhas have explained that the tantra of Vajrayogini is an excellent antidote against the damages brought about by an excess of desire and greed. There has been many cases of Vajrayogini practitioners showing miraculous signs at the time of death. She is the secret practice of Lama Tsongkapa himself.

  13. Paul Yap on Nov 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you for posting this amazing information and pictures of Vajravarahi. There is a long history of Vajrayogini’s teachings and practice which takes root in China. These teachings will grows as the time is more degenerated. I have just googled and found out that the local people and governments have work together in taking care this previous cave.

    http://www.haimudong.com/xinwen/default.html

    I noticed that the locals have made Vajravarahi statue suit into their local culture, her facial expression, body proportion, dress etc, is very similar to a Chinese lady.
    I hope that i can follow the foot steps of the High lamas who have done so many retreats in this cave, making statue and build stupa in this holy site.

  14. Li Kheng on Nov 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Wow, it is so amazing to see Vajrayogini is such a unique image. The Buddhas are always kind to manifest in ways and forms that will make it easy for us to accept and practice the Dharma.

    It is exciting to know that the practice of Vajrayogini is so deep rooted in China because China is a rising nation and their ways of life will surely influence people around the world more and more. If they embrace the practice of Vajrayogini which is perfect for this degenerate age, then the connection to the 3 Jewels will remain open as we go deeper into the kaliyuga age! Besides Vajrayogini, China is also a strong advocate of Dorje Shugden with their consistent support to monastic communities who uphold this practice.

    Thank you for this short and fun post on our “power lady” of the 21st century – Vajrayogini

  15. Duldzin on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Here is a great video on Vajrayogini practitioner who left relics… From the documentary “Remains of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet”, an extract – from Looking for Ancient Tibet, =part of the documentary, after minute 3.49 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHf7uPo-V2o

    • Duldzin on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Also at 1h26 in this video same relics left behind , ringsel and – heart, tongue, eyes , by Lati Rinpoche, great Gelugpa Master.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12NMqA-f6Js

      • Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        Very nice. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche

      • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm

        What struck me about the second video was the great reverence shown to Kyabje Lati Rinpoche’s remains. The respect for the lama continues after his physical body no longer remains.

        What is so great about a body’s ability to produce holy relics after it is cremated? It is not that this is some kind of accomplishment we should strive for but rather, the fact it CAN happen shows that there are results in deeper Dharma practice.

        This harkens back to a teaching Rinpoche previously gave about siddhis like tummo, fast walking, clairvoyance, etc. Rinpoche said that it is not that those are attainments to strive for as an end goal but that they are aids to our meditational practices, and they are signs our practice is successful.

        Tummo allows practitioners to meditate in remote places free from fear of extreme temperature like the cold, while fast walking allows practitioners to put great distances between themselves and the adoring crowd so they can remain in isolation to continue their meditations. And well, even ghosts have some degree of clairvoyance so it’s no big deal.

        The attainment we should ACTUALLY wish to achieve is control of our rebirth so that we can ensure we return in our next life to meet the Dharma at a young age and to resume our practice from where we left off.

        Actually, on typing this, I’ve just come to another thought – it is not literally control of our rebirths from life to life that is the ultimate attainment, but rather ultimate control of our rebirths which is actually freedom from samsara.

        Also, thank you Duldzin for sharing this video. Kensur Lati Rinpoche was the lama who instructed our Rinpoche to come to Malaysia to raise funds for the monastery. Without Kensur Rinpoche’s instruction we would never have met our Rinpoche and Kechara would not have come into existence. So the fact I have a lama and a home today is thanks to Kensur Rinpoche’s kindness _/|\_

        For those who are interested, you can read more about Kensur Lati Rinpoche’s funeral here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/his-eminence-kyabje-lati-rinpoche-enters-clear-light.html

      • Pastor Henry Ooi on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:27 am

        I was present to represent H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara when the holy body of Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was escorted and enshrined in the cremation stupa. Many high lamas from monasteries performed the pujas before the stupa was lit. But I did not stay for the extraction of the holy relics. This video sort of ‘complete’ it. Thank you, Duldzin.

    • Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing. Tsem Rinpoche

    • Lew on Nov 19, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you for sharing this. I have watched it and it is very interesting. Just like the video in this article: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/amongst-white-clouds-amazing.html there are indeed many yogis still practicing the teachings with lineage intact. It is indeed good to watch such video!

    • Joy on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Wow these are indeed very precious footage especially the funeral of H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche whom I had the great fortune to have met when Rinpoche organised for a group of us visit Gaden Monastery in 2004/05.

      This just goes to show and proves that there are attained enlightened beings and if we practice the Vajra Yogini tantras well, one would be able to gain these types of spiritual attainments – being able to have control of one’s rebirth is possible.

      It is also a really eye opening to see the relics they discovered after the cremation. Thank you for sharing this video Duldzin.

    • Toh Cheng See on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you for sharing Duldzin . Very interesting video.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you Duldzin for sharing the videos. I’ve just watched the first video, and it was extremely interesting. First of all, that the tradition of yogis continues to exist is very inspirational in an age when such deep commitment to spiritual practice has become rare.

      Compared to the conditions these yogis practise in, we are extremely fortunate to have such comfortable surroundings and yet, it is never good enough. When it’s a little bit too hot, we can’t focus or concentrate and fidget on our meditation cushions. When it’s a little too cold, we have to put on extra layers.

      So even when we practise, our minds are centred on the physicalities of the body. However, instead of focusing on the discomforts and trying to counter them, the experience can be used as a meditation tool. We can use it to remind ourselves that the fact we are never comfortable for long is a reflection of the state of samsara – dissatisfaction and impermanence. What is comfortable does not remain comfortable so don’t cling on to it, try to maintain it and try to prolong it.

  16. Datuk May on Nov 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I have always thought that the Mahayana Buddhism practice in China is very different from Vajrayana Buddhism from Tibet.Obviously that is due to lack of research to realise that it is very similar although the names of deities may differ quite greatly.

    As a student of Vajrayana Buddhism, I am happy to note that China a big newly influential world power also permits the Vajrayogini practice.

    Thank you Pastor JJ.

  17. Chris Chong on Nov 19, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Pastor Jay Jae for sharing this amazing post.

    Through this post i have learnt :

    1. This is the proof of Vajrayana Buddhism long time ago.

    2. Vajrayogini’s tantra will only increase in effectiveness in this degenerated age because it uses attachment for us to gain enlightenment.

    3. Buddha can emanate in several different forms to connect with the local people of that certain time. ( eg. this form of Vajravarahi is wearing chinese-like clothes )

    4. During the time in Tangut Empire, the Buddhist focused on Vinaya and very strict on monastic system. This made them suitable vessel to hold higher trainings, which leads to the emanation of Vajravarahi appearing.

    5. Vinaya is undeniably one of the most important foundation in Buddhist teaching, we need to practise it earnestly for us to gain higher attainments.

  18. Pastor David Lai on Nov 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I love this information and it is one of those rare connections of a Vajrayana/Tantric deity like Vajrayogini with China. I remember hearing of a cave in Wu Tai Shan area where it was narrow and likened to be the womb or secret organ of Vajrayogini. It was a place sanctified by many pilgrims and meditators who entered the cave to engage in Vajrayogini practice. It is indeed wonderful to heard about such power places. May I and all beings have to good fortune to come across Vajrayogini and be cared for by her always in all future lifetimes.

  19. Han on Nov 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post, its beneficial and increase knowledge about Sacred Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini i

    Through this post, I learned that,

    1) Long History of Buddhism in China and Buddhism practiced during that time was predominantly Chinese Mahayana with focus on the Vinaya

    2) The great power of Vajra yogini. As we get further away from the time of the Buddha, our desires increase. Thus, the effectiveness of the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras also increase as they use our desire as a tool to bring us to Enlightenment.

    3) The faith towards Three Jewels is very strong at that time in China, so many high Lamas and pilgrims visited these holy caves.

    May many more people able to reduce sufferings through connect with sacred Vajra Yogini ,

    Again, Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jay Jae Chong for sharing this great post !

  20. Nicholas on Nov 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    It’s interesting to know that there is Vajrayogini practice in China with such a long history. Buddha manifested at different time, different places at different environment and culture is to get closer to benefit human being at that particular area. At this era desire is one of the main poison that bring so much suffering to us. Thus this practice uses our desire as a tool to bring us to enlightement, what a great practice!

    May more people have the great merit to practice this beneficial practice at this time.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jay Jae for sharing such a great post.

  21. Joy on Nov 16, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Wow I never knew Vajra Yogini was practised in China let alone she manifested there! China really has a strong spiritual connection and heritage. It is wonderful to see this sacred cave is well preserved and an eye opener to see Vajra Yogini and her dakinis depicted here like Chinese princess/maidens. Goes to show that Buddhas are all compassionate and manifest in forms that will suit people’s mind so that they can bring the Dharma to them. Amazing… thank you Pastor JJ for this post!

  22. Sofi on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    It is interesting to read of another sacred place where Lady Vajrayogini was born and ascended Kechara Paradise. Also amazing to me is the fact that the great sage, Sakya Pandita visited with his younger sister and nephew. The strong link with Buddha Vajra Yogini carried forward to current times and may we all be blessed with her practises to overcome our strong delusions and samsaric attachments. Thank you for sharing this article.

  23. Sarah on Nov 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    This article provides interesting information on the type of Buddhism practised during the time of the Western Xia Empire in China. It was a mixture of Tibetan and Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. Influence from Chinese culture can be seen in the depiction of Vajravarahi in the form of a Chinese princess. In this form, the Chinese people can easily relate to Vajravarahi. In a way, by presenting her in Chinese clothes, they have made her their own. Thank you for this interesting post.

  24. Andrew Hibberd on Nov 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I enjoy these teaching so much
    as I enjoy the teachings of jesus
    of mohammed and of the hindu gurus
    any way that is not important
    whats important now is what you
    are doing to save our future can you
    #canyou
    #slowtrack

  25. Wong Suet Moi on Nov 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This is a great sharing. Wish to visit this sacred place in near future. Thank you.

  26. tsemtulku on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    This is indeed a lovely, educational and inspiring post. Any information on Sacred Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini is so beneficial to read, hear and understand. I thank you for this. Tsem Rinpoche

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  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 12:36 AM
    On cold winter’s night in New York City, Tsem Rinpoche saw a homeless man and dog. Moved by his plight, Rinpoche bought warm food for the man and his dog, as well as gloves and other cold weather gear and personal care items. Rinpoche even gave the man his personal rosary beads, which Rinpoche has used to make many daily prayers. By by the person having it, it will bless him tremendously…

    Watch the video here http://bit.ly/35B9clD
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 12:10 AM
    Some short videos do not need a lot of explanation. This is one of them.

    This video and the people involved touched me to the core. People who go out of their way to make life better for another living being are the greatest minds to walk the earth. People who care and do their best to make a difference are people who are really using their human potential for something with meaning. People who actually do something.

    Please watch this video and share with others. Why share? Because you care enough to create awareness which will lead to understanding and eradication of these types of unnecessary sufferings. It’s the least you and I can do is to create awareness.

    Have compassion. Practice in life what you admire in conversation-compassion.

    Watch this http://bit.ly/33AZHB4
  • m.priyaa
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 09:41 PM
    Thank u Rinpoche. Such an insipiring story. This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India.
    For more details https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:41 PM
    Well its truly a very effective practice and should be included in our daily sahdana. A effective way to purify our negative karma, which has accumulated over the years. With the proper practice and visualization we could transform what is negative and turning them into sublime offerings. It will then allow Dorje Shugden to help us further through the creation of conducive conditions for Dharma practice and the elimination of obstacles.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor David for this well explained sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kawang-a-dorje-shugden-confessional-practice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:38 PM
    Beautiful pictures of H.E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master conferring the initiation of Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden to a crowd of 10,000 people. He was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. A great scholar within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, he wrote numerous volumes of philosophic writings which are still been used till today. Interesting read of a GREAT Lama.
    Thank you for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:35 PM
    Lama Thubten Phurbu is truly an incredible , respected Gelug high Lama with his incredible achievements and accomplishments. Having up hold the lineage of Tsongkhapa and the practice of Dorje Shugden . He has done so much speaking up on the ban on Dorje Shugden and has contributed many beneficial projects in Tibet and China. Lama Thubten Phurbu is outspoken about Dorje Shugden and spreading Shugden’s practice and Tsongkhapa’s lineage to as many as to the West, India and Nepal .
    Lama Thubten Phurbu have done much more for the Tibetan people than the CTA have. He travels occasionally to give teachings to preserve these precious lineages for the future. While the CTA is opposing the Chinese and creating mistrust, Lama Thubten Phurbu is building trust with the Chinese government while at the same time upholding the greater welfare of all Tibetans. Wow… Lama Thubten Phurbu has even compiled many prayer texts for the benefits of all sentient beings. Interesting read.
    Thank you for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, some people love to senses excitement through supernatural power. I have seen the video it scary because it is true from experience. When it come for movies it is interesting to understand how curious our mind works.

    From my experiences I have realized that the feeling of terror is the special aspect, unexpected, suspense and the surprise. Usually horror movies often teach us how to protect, to overcome difficult situation, to control the fear, prayer and meditation. The smart and brave characters of a person can be seen with a lot of much struggle.

    I enjoyed this article, it made me to recall some of my doubt and fear memories during my young days.
  • Chris
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 02:44 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this special rare Buddha with us. Enlightened beings are very compassionate to have manifested in various forms for various purposes for us to get blessings. This Buddha is manifested specifically for us to curb with our own laziness.

    According to Rinpoche, laziness comes in various forms and not just the superficial laziness that we can easily identify. There are some form of laziness is much more ingrained in us and it may manifest into some other behaviours.

    http://bit.ly/2CDZf9p
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 02:35 PM
    This afternoon, Tsem Rinpoche, Ladrang Liaison Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi, Fat Monk, and Monlam were in a fish shop in Cheras to look for some fishes for the Ladrang’s pond.

    Rinpoche took the group for a meal in a restaurant nearby. While in the restaurant, Rinpoche saw many fishes in 2 crowded glass tanks, and Rinpoche couldn’t bear it as Rinpoche knew the fate of these fishes – they will take turn to be on dinner plates throughout the Chinese New Year period. The fishes were huge, about 8 or 9 inches long and all of them will be gone in a few days!

    After some negotiation, Fat Monk convinced the restaurant owner to sell the fishes at a reduced price. The owner also gave us all their eels free, knowing that we bought the fishes to be liberated. We also took all the frogs in the restaurant. They were so kind that they told us to liberate the fishes fast and come back to pay later or the next day! They let us go without any payment! I think they were touched by Rinpoche’s act of kindness and reciprocated. No restaurant will let go of their fishes easily during this period as supply of fishes are scarce, and the festive season is the peak period to make maximum profit.

    Read more about this compasionate story at http://bit.ly/2P1rsPh
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 02:12 PM
    This is so horrible, the way how the horse is being slaughtered! It is not humane at all. Imagine the fear the horse has to go through before its last moment.

    How can we still enjoy our meat dishes knowing how much pain the animals have to suffer? We use horses for horse racing when they are still young and strong. When they are older, we kill them for their meat. This is life but we are treating them like an object.

    If we want a more peaceful world, less violence, we have to learn to generate compassion. One of the ways to develop our compassion is to stop eating meat because we don’t want animals to suffer. If we can afford and have time, we can also consider adopting animals from the shelters. As the demand for meat decreases, there will be less killing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/please-sign-this.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 10:49 PM
    Mantras – Holy Words of Power

    Learn the power of holy words or better known as mantras that may be able to change the course of your life. How do mantras help with your obstacles or enhance your wishes? H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche explains here in clear simple teaching to help us in our lives.

    http://bit.ly/MantrasPower
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 10:19 PM
    The Icchantikas

    It is stated that this group of beings are beyond the possibility of enlightenment. Read more of this type of beings and do they really exist within our realm?

    http://bit.ly/TheIcchantikas
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 08:22 PM
    Chinese activists recently stood up to dog meat traders and rescued 900 dogs bound for slaughter for human consumption. Many of the dogs were clearly stolen family pets, even wearing tags and collars: Huskies, German Shepherds, Poodles and the like, many extremely ill and dying from the slave ship like conditions of the truck and cages. One woman found her lost Golden Retriever on the truck, but was told she could not take him home unless she paid off the trader. The activists were beaten and after a 50 hour standoff finally rescued all of the dogs. However, by that time some dogs had died and the activists were forced to bury them at the scene.

    Read and watch the video here http://bit.ly/33yZK0g
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 07:57 PM
    The ‘Ocean Drover’ is regarded by the live export industry as being one of the ‘best’ vessels on the water. But right now, animals confined within it are suffering and dying.

    After breaking down four weeks ago, just days after leaving Australia, the ship has been travelling at a reduced speed – extending an already long and arduous journey for the 48,000 sheep and cattle on board. On Friday it was revealed that the Ocean Drover had to make an emergency stop near Djibouti, Africa, after running low on feed for the animals, and now the exporter has confirmed the mounting deaths on board – still days from their final destination. One can only imagine what the surviving animals are enduring.

    The exporter has expressed dismay at not achieving their usual ‘success rate’ but this is an industry that judges ‘success’ by the number of animals still standing at the end of a voyage. Sheep suffer and die on every live export ship that leaves Australia and their deaths are considered just a routine part of doing business. The animals onboard the Ocean Drover may be beyond our help. But don’t let their suffering be in vain – your MP needs to hear their story. Please take 2 minutes to call your Federal Member TODAY to express your utter dismay at yet another live export tragedy.

    http://bit.ly/2Mf36Q6
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 07:27 PM
    Hummingbirds are easy to attract to a backyard garden, a cinch to keep well fed, and a joy to watch. These sparkling jewels of sum at mer are easy to love.

    But if you don’t take proper care to provide healthy nectar and clean feeders, they’re also an easy bird to love to death.

    Hummingbird feeders must be kept clean and free from mold and fungus, or the tiny hum-buzzers you so enjoy could develop a serious and deadly fungus infection. This infection causes the tongue to swell, making it impossible for the bird to feed.

    Read more on the basics of Hummingbird care at http://bit.ly/2MhHr9V

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
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    4 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • 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
    6 months ago
    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
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    6 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    6 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    6 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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
    6 months ago
    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
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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.
    6 months ago
    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.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    7 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    7 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    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
    7 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
    8 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    9 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    9 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    9 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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    9 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    9 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    10 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 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.
    10 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.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    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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    2 yearss ago
    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.
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    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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Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
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Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien is a good story teller. Children enjoy listening to his dharma sharing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is a good story teller. Children enjoy listening to his dharma sharing. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
So many happy moments for teachers and students during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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So many happy moments for teachers and students during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared about Rinpoche’s biography from the Promise book. Lin Mun KSDS
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