Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Freedom Fighter

By | May 26, 2016 | Views: 753
“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem”
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Beginning

Jiddu Krishnamurti (“Krishnamurti”) was born in Madanapalle, a small town in Madras Presidency, British India on 11 May 1895 to a Hindu-Brahmin family. His father, Jiddu Narayaniah, was employed as an official at British Colonial administration. When he was young, he contracted malaria, which had rendered him weak and sickly for many years. His unfortunate health condition made him a soft target for mistreatments from people around him, including his father and teachers, who thought of him as a frail and intellectually challenged boy. His mother, Sanjeevamma, was his only source of comfort during the difficult period. However, that too was taken away from him when he was 10 years old when his mother departed from this world.

In 1907, his father retired from his post in British Colonial administration, after which he found a new employment as a clerk at Theosophical Society headquarter in Adyar in 1909. The new occupation had given him and his family a new home in a small cottage located just outside the Society’s compound. This decision would later be proven to be important in Krishnamurti’s life.

 

Recognition

In 1909, a life-changing event occurred in the young Krishnamurti’s life. As he was playing on the Society’s beach on the side of Adyar river, the great and clairvoyant leader of the Society, Charles Webster Leadbeater, had taken a great interest in him. Leadbeater recognized that Krishnamurti possessed “the most wonderful aura he had ever seen, without a particle of selfishness in it.” His discovery had led him to believe that in his later life, Krishnamurti would become a great spiritual leader and orator. Most importantly, Leadbeater predicted that he would be the “vehicle for the Lord Maitreya,” an advanced spiritual entity who appears on Earth as the World Teacher to guide the evolution of humankind.

Krishnamurti in 1911

Krishnamurti in 1911

Krishnamurti and Charles Leadbeater

Krishnamurti and Charles Leadbeater

After the discovery, Krishnamurti enjoyed the protection of the Society. He was educated, groomed and polished to fulfill what was believed to be his destiny. This unknown young man had become the center of attention in the Society. However, he had also caused a great stir within the organization as some people were not convinced by his validity as the vessel of Lord Maitreya. Those who disagreed broke off from the Society and created a new allegiance called the Anthroposophical Society in 1913, headed by Rudolf Steiner, the former General Secretary of the German/ Austrian division of the Theosophical Society.

Throughout the early years of his involvement in Theosophical Society, Krishnamurti was very subservient to the rules and orders of the leaders. For the first time, he believed that his life was meant for something great. Krishnamurti and his younger brother, Nityananda (“Nitya”) were privately tutored at the Theosophical compound in Madras and later overseas.

Krishnamurti and Nitya in Europe in the early 1920s

Krishnamurti and Nitya in Europe in the early 1920s

During this period, he had come to think of the second President of The Theosophical Society, Annie Besant, as his surrogate mother. However, his father, Jiddu Narayaniyah, who had initially agreed to transfer the guardianship of his sons to Annie Besant, tried to annul the agreement due to the realization of his sons’ potential fame and fortune. Ms. Besant fought Jiddu Narayaniah in court and finally won the custody of Krishnamurti and Nitya in 1912.

Annie Besant and Krishnamurti

Annie Besant and Krishnamurti

The Theosophical Society established the Order of the Star in the East (“OSE”) in 1911 to prepare the world for the expected appearance of the World Teacher and named Krishnamurti as its head. The membership of the organization was open to everyone who believed in “the Coming of the World Teacher.” Such formation had erupted great controversy amongst the inner working of Theosophical Society, Hindu circles and the Indian Press.

Since OSE formation, Krishnamurti had truly become the vehicle for the Theosophical Society. Leadbeater and his associates imposed rigorous exercise and sports, as well as various educational subjects to prepare him for the big role. In addition, the team gave Krishnamurti in depth teachings in Theosophical and religions, yoga, meditation, and proper hygiene in accordance with British society and culture. Leadbeater took on the role of the spiritual teacher for Krishnamurti. They had a high expectation for him to become a well-rounded World Teacher.

When he reached adolescence, he became rebellious and tired of the constant effort of the Society to create the perfect image of the World Teacher. Within his inner circle, he occasionally voiced his doubt about his destiny. However, he continued to be compliant by giving speeches and writings in accordance with the work of the Order to prepare for the Coming of the World Teacher. As he gave more talks, he became more proficient in sending the Theosophical messages across to his audience. His popularity grew and opened up the access to wealthy benefactors to support his mission.

Krishnamurti and OSE

Krishnamurti and OSE

 

The Spiritual Awakening

In 1922, Krishnamurti and Nitya traveled together to California where they stayed at a cottage in Ojai Valley. Nitya had previously contracted Tuberculosis, and they hoped that the change in climate and air would be good for Nitya’s health. Seeing how much Krishnamurti liked the property, the Order set up a trust to buy the cottage and the surrounding properties for him This cottage would later become his private residence.

During his stay in Ojai Valley, Krishnamurti had undergone a profound spiritual awakening, a psychological transformation and a physical reconditioning. This experience started after a-three-week meditation to connect with Lord Maitreya. The meditation was filled with great physical discomfort and pain especially on his neck, this condition lasted from 17 to 20 August 1922 at its peak, leaving him almost unconscious while still realizing what was happening around him. On 19 August 1922, as he fell nearly unconscious, he had a vision of him being anything and anywhere, and there was no limitation for him. He was one with anything and everything. On the following day, he felt very weak and started to hallucinate, until the leader asked him to meditate on Lord Maitreya. As he was meditating, he could feel that his spirit was leaving his body and was accompanied by Lord Maitreya the entire time. He found profound peace and calmness. He felt that the Lord had always been beside him and protecting him the entire time. The experience assured him to not be afraid of pain and suffering because he had been freed by the supreme being. At that time he knew that he was never alone. This whole experience was later known as “the process.”

He later recalled the experience as written in a book by Mary Lutyens, Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening :
“The Presence of the mighty Beings was with me for some time and then They were gone. I was supremely happy, for I had seen… I have seen the Light. I have touched compassion, which heals all sorrow and suffering; it is not for myself, but for the world… The fountain of Truth has been revealed to me and the darkness has been dispersed. Love in all its glory has intoxicated my heart… I am God-intoxicated!”

The news about his awakening reached Leadbeater and the other Theosophists. They were surprised by this development and became more assured that Krishnamurti had finally fulfilled the prophecy and become “the vehicle.” Prominent Theosophists tried to take credit for this development that “the Coming of the World Teacher” was indeed happening. Krishnamurti’s personal development had become the marketing pawn for the Society.

Krishnamurti was practicing and promoting meditation until his death

Krishnamurti was practicing and promoting meditation until his death

Meanwhile as his spiritual awakening news reached its peak in 1925, Krishnamurti experienced the most tragic loss of his life. He lost his beloved younger brother and his best friend, Nitya, to the complications of Influenza and Tuberculosis on 13 November 1925. He did not expect this to happen because the leaders of the Society had promised him that Nitya would not be allowed to die since he was a crucial aspect in Krishnamurti’s destiny to become the World Teacher. This shook his core belief on the Society and most importantly, his true destiny.

 

The Freedom Warrior

After the death of his brother, without the knowledge of the Society, Krishnamurti had started to develop his own individuality. Over the following years he had had given talks and writings that were outside the teachings of the Society. Finally, he openly rejected Leadbeater’s and Besant’s decision to continue OSE, and on 3 August 1929 he dissolved the Order during their annual Star Camp at Ommen, Netherlands. He gave a profound reason as to why he decided to exit the Theosophical Society.

“I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path… This is no magnificent deed, because I do not want followers, and I mean this. The moment you follow someone you cease to follow truth. I am not concerned whether you pay attention to what I say or not. I want to do a certain thing in the world, and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies.”

Desikacharya and Rosalind Rajagopal when they were still married

Desikacharya and Rosalind Rajagopal when they were still married

Krishnamurti did the honorable thing by resigning from the various trusts and other organizations that were affiliated with the OSE, including the Theosophical Society. He returned the money and properties donated to the Order, including a castle in Netherlands and 5,000 acres (20 km2) of land, to their donors.

He continued to persevere in his mission to free and revolutionize people’s life through the realization of inner self until the day he passed away. From 1930 until 1944, he went on speaking tours under Star Publishing Trust (“SPT”) with his friend and close associate, Desikacharya Rajagopal and Rajagopal’s wife at that time, Rosalind Williams. During this period, he stayed in Ojai with Rajagopal and Williams, in the house called Arya Vihara (i.e. righteousness in Sanskrit). The marriage of Rajagopal and Williams was not a happy one, and over time they became physically estranged.

Rosalind Williams, the love of Krishnamurti’s life and the former wife of Rajagopal

Rosalind Williams, the love of Krishnamurti’s life and the former wife of Rajagopal

Later, Rajagopal and Williams divorced, after which Krishnamurti and Williams developed a discreet relationship that lasted for 25 years. His love affair with Williams turned sour when Krishnamurti was involved in the legal proceedings against her former husband, Rajagopal, to recover donated properties, funds, publication rights of Krishnamurti’s works including manuscripts and personal correspondences that were kept by Rajagopal. This legal battle continued until shortly after his death.

Since then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he traveled the world and gave talks to large audiences to promote the freedom of the mind from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt and sorrow by enhancing consciousness. He was very outspoken on the subject of independence. He believed, human beings are responsible for attaining freedom for themselves, instead of using external factors such as religions, sects or political affiliations to define them. According to Krishnamurti, being affiliated with an organized entity will only hinder the growth of the mind, if not completely taking away the mind’s true destiny to be free. He believed that people can only be free if the initiation and effort came from themselves. He applied his principle in his actions. He liked to present himself as an independent speaker instead of being a part of organization. This mind revolution is the only way for human beings to eradicate sufferings in this world.

Krishnamurti gave a talk to a large audience

Krishnamurti gave a talk to a large audience

In addition to mind revolution, he had a profound interest in nature and education. He promoted ideas for his audiences to care for themselves and the nature. His commitment to promote these ideas was shown through his extensive work in the form of numerous books, speech recordings and countless quotes. He and his associates also had built several schools to promote his holistic educational philosophy. One of the famous schools was Brockwood Park School, an international educational center in the United Kingdom.

Brockwood Park School in session

Brockwood Park School in session

He delivered his “farewell” talk in India on 4 January 1986 in Madras, prior to his death. Krishnamurti died of pancreatic cancer on 17 February 1986 at the age of 90. Not wanting to let his teachings be misused by individuals or organizations, he made a strong statement that he did not want anybody to pose as an interpreter of the teachings or to represent his teachings.

Krishnamurti’s strong commitment to promote sound consciousness and independence materialized in the form of publications of more than 75 books, 700 audio cassettes and 1,200 video cassettes. Many of the books written on Krishnamurti were originated from his talks during his lifetime, such as “Freedom from the Known”, “The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti”, “The First and Last Freedom”, “The Awakening of Intelligence”, “Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti”, “Think on These Things”, and many other publication that further reinstated his belief.

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Krishnamurti’s popular books

Since he first started to realize about the power of his mind through meditation in 1922, he had become one of the greatest supporters of meditation. As he wrote in the book titled “Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti”:

“One has to know what it is to be alone, what it is to meditate, what it is to die; and the implications of solitude, of meditation, of death, can be known only by seeking them out. These implications cannot be taught, they must be learned.”

He put much emphasis on meditation because only through meditative state our mind can be still, and thus the path to clarity could be built. When our mind is clear, we can start seeing our problems from divine perspective that is independent from the races, religions, sects and organizations we may associate ourselves with. We can finally think as ourselves, human beings who had been given the ability to think independently. That very concept was the main fuel in Krishnamurti’s life.

Throughout his lifetime, Krishnamurti was against joining organized groups such as religions, political parties and sects. He was famous for saying: “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”

In his other book, titled “The Book of Life” he stated that “The very first thing to do, if I may suggest it, is to find out why you are thinking in a certain way, and why you are feeling in a certain manner. Don’t try to alter it, don’t try to analyze your thoughts and your emotions; but become conscious of why you are thinking in a particular groove and from what motive you act… It will be real only when you are intensely aware at the moment of the functioning of your thought and emotion; then you will see their extraordinary subtlety, their fine delicacy… Then, as a flower blossoms forth of a morning, so intelligence happens, is there, functioning, creating comprehension.”

He wants people to realize that they may not have reached their full potential, but it is within their reach at their own effort and time. His words and books have touched many people and helped them to reach their full potential. Krishnamurti will forever be remembered as a man who dared to let go of his messiah status in order to dedicate his life to free people’s mind. That in itself is a definition of a warrior.

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Valencia is a liberal person who highly values equality and freedom in all aspects of life. She believes that all confusion, conflicts and dilemma we experience on a day-to-day basis can be solved through inner reflection, a thought that has brought her to explore the philosophies of Buddhism. New to spirituality, Valencia finds herself deeply interested in the fields of inner development and meditation, which she reads extensively during her time away from family and work.
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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    It seems to me that Krishnamurti, proposed a philosophy of self reliance, to be our own very light as guidance for our own lives. I suppose his non reliance on organized faiths and belief systems is his prerogative and suggests one should investigate and check for oneself. And his teaching encompasses meditation, and when one does meditation one can see the reality for oneself, and more faith can arise from that. Real unshakeable faith in whatever we have conviction.

    • Wan Wai Meng on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you Valencia, for bringing to light this article to us. It also seems that one of my heroes Bruce Lee relied on the thoughts of Krishnamurti. ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NMq414HTPA

      Thank you for the work and effort.

  2. Stella Cheang on Jul 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    A very interesting article about J. Krishnamutri, who is the prophesized vehicle of Lord Maitreya, interpreted at that time as the advanced spiritual entity who appeared on Earth as the World Teacher to guide the evolution of humankind. Krishnamurtri’s ideology promoted human beings to be responsibled for attaining freedom for themselves, instead of using external factors such as religions, sects or political affiliations to define them. Personally, I find this ideology rather radical. In my limited understanding, without a Guru (a religion guidance), it is difficult to achieve “awakening” based on our level of spiritual intellectual. It is the function of the Guru and the religion community to provide the support and guidance to ensure the spiritual awakening is on the correct path. Self-awakening may work, but not for everyone.

    J. Krishnamutri offered practical advice on dealing with emotions. In his book titled “The Book of Life”, quote here: “The very first thing to do, if I may suggest it, is to find out why you are thinking in a certain way, and why you are feeling in a certain manner. Don’t try to alter it, don’t try to analyze your thoughts and your emotions; but become conscious of why you are thinking in a particular groove and from what motive you act… It will be real only when you are intensely aware at the moment of the functioning of your thought and emotion; then you will see their extraordinary subtlety, their fine delicacy… Then, as a flower blossoms forth of a morning, so intelligence happens, is there, functioning, creating comprehension.” Going along with Krishnamutri’s line of thoughts, we should let the emotion arise, feel it, observe it, develop a sense of understanding of the cause of the feelings, then wisdom will arise to tackle the core of the matter.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia for sharing with us article on thinkers like J. Krishnamutri, who gives us radical perspective of spiritual awakening, realization and to a certain extent, attainment.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  3. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I admire Krishnamurti for his all-consuming passion to set man’s minds free of all cages and all fears. For nearly 60 years, he travelled the world to convince people about how to free their minds from “inner burdens of fear anger, hurt and sorrow”. Nonetheless, I disagree with him that any religion being an organised institution will “only hinder the growth of the mind”. As Tsem Rinpoche says, a religion, like Buddhism, gives us “a road map” to guide us on a path that runs through what is totally unchartered territory for us. We also need a guide on this path – someone who has experience. Religion only becomes a cage when it is full of dogma and kindness is not at the heart of it.

  4. JP on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is my first time reading about Krishnamurti. The first time I heard about him is from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche who spoke about schools based on Krishnamurti’s teachings. Thereafter I met a young lady from Kathmandu who studied in one of Krishnamurti’s schools.

    I noticed that the way she thinks is very different from an average person. She spoke like she was groomed to be the First Lady of a nation. Her views were broad and far sighted. She is more impressed with a person’s altruism than his wealth. This is one of the results of Krishnamurti’s schools. Simply refreshing and astonishing for a lady in her 20s.

    All sages spoke about the truth and our salvation. Krishnamurti leaving the Order, returning all properties given to him via the Order and breaking down all sociological labels were teachings of renunciation and equanimity. His promotion of meditation is a method of confronting the ego and unleashing the Buddha nature in us.

    Below is link of his schools’ website.

    http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/worldwide-information/schools.php

  5. Choong on Jun 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you Valencia, I really enjoyed and appreciate this article.

    I understand that freedom comes from the mind and is free from labels, traditions, religions, sects, divisions, segregations, you vs. I, etc. Freedom is unencumbered.

    I did watch a video of Krishnamurti during his last days at home with his extended family. He came across to me as arrogant but now I know he was just being adamant about his views.

  6. Fong on May 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I have to admit that I have never read about Krishnamurti before this. What i gather from this article is that what he teaches and expounds sounds very similar to Buddhism.
    – that there is suffering
    – that these suffering of the mind from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt and sorrow
    – that one has to depend on one’s own initiative and effort to want to be free of Samsara.
    – that one can be be free when “One has to know what it is to be alone, what it is to meditate, what it is to die; and the implications of solitude, of meditation, of death, can be known only by seeking them out. These implications cannot be taught, they must be learned.”

    These reminds me of all Rinpoche’s teachings exhorting us make the effort to get out of our comfort zone to do Dharma, to do the preliminaries, to meditate, to be the light.

    Like Krishnamurti, Rinpoche only wanted to impart the Dharma, for us to realize our full potential, to realize our inner Buddha, to get out of Samsara – to be free.

    Great compassionate beings are real freedom fighters – only wanting to free us of suffering.

  7. Love on May 26, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Maitreya’s consciousness is one that represents a Planetary Buddha and Cosmic Christ to Humanity. Maitreya lived as Krishna, one of the great avatars of Hinduism, who brought forth the Bhagavad-Gita, one of the most profound teachings ever gifted to Earth. The Mahabarata is one of the holiest books of India. It contains the Bhagavad Gita which, again, is the story of Krishna. In this book Vishnu, who is part of the trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu of Eastern religion, foretells of a future age of moral decline which he called the Kali Yuga. He is known as the “Coming Buddha,” and the “Great Initiator.” Jesus also called Lord Maitreya “Father” – since He was both Teacher and Guru, and symbolized God the Father (The Mighty I AM Presence). Also known as “Lord Divine”. The Name “Maitreya” means “Lord of Love” or “Infinite Compassion”. He served as the initiator of Jesus the Christ in which he helped to manifest the God Flame through his physical form. He is the Christ reincarnated.

    Maietryea

    • Joy Kam on May 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Dear Love,
      Very interesting comment you made that He is Christ reincarnated. May I know from which source are you quoting from and where did you get this information, do share. Perhaps Maitreya is Christ because at the end of the day Bodhisattvas can manifest in many different forms and even spontaneously at different times to benefit beings. So I suppose I would not be surprise Maitreya is as you say. However would be good to know based on what source 🙂 Thank you!

  8. Ragesh on May 26, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Being an Indian raised in Canada, I’ve embraced Buddhism. Prior to being a Buddhist I have read much on Krishnamurti.
    I find his thoughts penetrating, deep and applicable but at the same time abstract. Enlightenment is within us, but we need someone enlightened to show us the way. Not everyone can have ‘sudden enlightenment’ such as Krishnamurti was purported to have. Knowledge is contained within the learned. The learned usually congregate in temples, organizations and organized institutions as well on their own where knowledge is passed down over the centuries. I think there needs to be a balance of institutions that preserve the knowledge and also knowledge preserved within individuals who are not part of an institution. It should be up to the individual and what they like. His bad experience within the Theosophical society should not set the tone for all organized religions or institutions. For example if we all get rid of schools, universities and places of learning and everyone just learns ‘on their own’, some can most cannot. We need that organized place where knowledge is contained to learn.

    There are good organizations and bad organizations. There are good people and bad people in organizations but I don’t think exclusively labeling organized religious institutions as not necessary is extreme. After all it seems Krishnamurti had much drama in his life and the people surrounding him created problems even without him having a organized temple. He was in love with Williams which makes you realize he is not enlightened but just wise as he has not risen above the needs of the flesh.

    All in all a good write up and I enjoyed stumbling across this post here. It’s my first time visiting this blog and I will return.
    Photo: Maitreya Buddha

    I assume this is the Maitreya Buddha mentioned in the post?

    maitreya2

    • Valencia Suhendra on May 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Hi all,

      Thank you for the comments. I would like to add that Krisnamurthi’s personal experience becoming World Teacher led him to believe that the truth is inside each and every one of us. To him, why look somewhere else if the answer is inside our own mind. However, It is nearly impossible for human beings to be detached from outside influences. After all, human beings are social creatures and we have innate desire to belong to something. But I agree with Krisnamurthi. Sometimes we have to resolve our own conflicts without outside interruption. Religions exist to guide us spiritually, but eventually we have to make our own paths.

      Cheers,

      Valencia

    • Pastor David Lai on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Hi Ragesh,
      I like what you have just said about organized religion and how it helps those struggling on the spiritual path. It is true, when there is correct knowledge from those who have some experience traversing the path, it may prove to be most valuable to the intrepid beginner. This is because someone has attained the goal and is able to describe the path for others to follow.

      As Rinpoche once said that organized religion provides a step-by-step guide towards a spiritual goal. In the Buddhist sense, it is full enlightenment. It may differ from religion to religion. Anyway, I believe that although Krishnamurti was mostly anti-established religion, there may be some merit to it because most people follow religion blindly and without much internalising of its meaning and practice. Hence, I believe that Kirshnamurti attempts to find true spirituality without dogma.

    • Choong on Apr 23, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      I believe it is Ragesh.

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

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:17 PM
    The International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal isq all about the 14 highest mountains in the world…all of them are at least 8,000 meters in height! Those interested in mountaineering would come to Pokhara as most of the trekking routes start from there.

    Out of the top 14 mountains, 8 are within Nepal! Since 1920 (when mountaineering was still new to the world) many researchers would come to this beautiful country to do research on things like how the mountains were formed…what the exact height of the mountain is…what minerals can be found there etc.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mckDh7
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:13 PM
    Malaysia adopts a constitutional monarchy system that is a mixture of hereditary and elected monarchs. Malaysia consists of several administrative regions across thirteen states and three federal territories. Nine states are ruled by monarchs, four states are supervised by a Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, and the Federal Government controls the remaining three federal territories.

    Read more about Malaysia monarcy at http://bit.ly/2lWGlpd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:01 PM
    Meditation puts children in touch with their most natural condition, which is free, expressive, cooperative, loving and peaceful. This is a direct counter for everything else in society that encourages them to think of only “me, me, me” from a young age, and to engage in competition which encourages division. Hence meditation is something our world desperately needs because the competition we teach children will become greed when they are adults competing to win. It’s this greed and need to win that is slowly killing our planet and destroying all of our natural resources. Hence meditation is one of the most valuable habits a child can be encouraged to learn and integrate as part of their daily life.

    Read more about Buddhist meditation in schools at http://bit.ly/2kkWlBd
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 02:55 PM
    Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has demonstrated for the first time that different types of Buddhist meditation – namely the Vajrayana and Theravada styles of meditation – elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behaviour, producing arousal and relaxation responses respectively.

    In particular, the NUS research team found that Vajrayana meditation, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism, can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance.

    Read more about the research http://bit.ly/2lOZA4g
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 05:11 PM
    Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

    Artemisia Vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which have common names that include the word mugwort. This species is also occasionally known as Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, Old uncle Henry, Sailor’s Tobacco, Naughty Man, Old Man or St. John’s Plant (not St John’s wort).

    In some places, wormwood is considered as an invasive weed. It is a very common plant growing on nitrogenous soils such as waste places and roadsides. It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant with a woody root.

    The downside of this plant is that it is an aggressive and invasive plant that takes over wherever it is planted which leads to another issue of management control.

    http://bit.ly/2lQlrs5

  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 05:06 PM
    Not using some muscles for quite a time it’s known that they will weaken.

    A perfect example is a leg injury like a broken bone (fibula) and you’re supposed to relax and use the wheelchair for some time in order to let the bone heal. In the meantime, your muscles won’t be active and thus become weaker. This is the same with the muscles surrounding your eye lens.

    If it happens that you are wearing glasses as many do and you don’t practice exercises for your eyes, your vision will slowly weaken. Your eye muscles need practice just like every other muscle in your body.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mihFYH
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 04:57 PM
    A US court has upheld a law forcing Phoenix pet stores to only sell rescue animals, giving homeless cats and dogs a better chance at a second life.

    Stores in Phoenix now cannot source animals to sell from commercial breeders.

    The decision, which was passed by Phoenix City Council in December 2013 to tackle the rising amount of homeless animals in the area, has since been upheld in the courts to the delight of animal welfare activists.

    The Humane Society of the United States senior vice president Jonathan Lovvorn has welcomed the decision by Arizona’s largest city and state capital.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lQkOid
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 04:13 PM
    The hardest thing about being Buddhist is we have to do things differently from the norm. Like what this person says in the video, usually when people say or do bad things about us, we will react immediately to prove them right. But as a Buddhist, we should not react to encourage more conflicts. We have to give the victory to others.

    The secular environment we are is not a conducive environment for us to do our spiritual practice. It is very easy for us to slip away from our spiritual practice with all the temptation. We have to have a very strong mind to keep up with our practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/whats-the-hardest-thing-about-being-a-buddhist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 12:33 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche has always been fascinating about Bigfoot, UFO, Loch Ness, Findhorn, Bermuda Triangle and strange phenomena happening around the world. Its wonderful to have Bigfoot figurine as a gift for Rinpoche from Pastor Seng Piow. Wow fantastic been made in Malaysia at KECHARA SARASWATI ARTS DEPT. So Kechara team are doing well ,been talented has come out with this Bigoot figurine. Definitely looks real based on the famous footage by Patterson. Great effort and time must had put to produce it. The real footage where Bigfoot was caught on camera has since proven that Bigfoot do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/bigfoot-in-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 12:32 PM
    Thank you Martin for sharing this wonderful post. I would not be who I am today without Rinpoche’s teachings. I thank Rinpoche every day for giving me such a strong spiritual blessing in my life. He was very sympathetic and cordial to even an unknown person. He was truly a living Buddha who has a thousand arms. He has a strict and humor method to teach us and we won’t feel been left out. I do enjoyed his Dharma teachings in You tubes and reading Rinpoche’s blog. Rinpoche is truly a spiritual legacy infused with his divine power and blessings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-personal-account-of-events-with-my-teacher-the-bodhisattva-has-a-thousand-arms
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 13. 2019 03:24 PM
    Cambodian people can be seen as a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism.Their culture and tradition had a rich varied history dating back many centuries.

    From the article we can know that many intersting sites in Cambodia that is worth visiting especially the temples and most famous Angkor Wat.Thank you very much for sharing this article .

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kKMjth
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 13. 2019 02:49 PM
    Loyalty is the ability to put others before ourselves and stick with them in good times and bad or difficult times. Show loyalty to friends, family, teachers and significant others by being honest, trustworthy, supportive, and generous. Maintain healthy boundaries with those around us so we can be loyal to them in a productive way. The spiritual life of the teacher has an impact on us as a student. We cannot expect someone who lies to us to be loyal to us. Honesty is what creates loyalty. Loyalty needs to be handled with honesty and if we cannot be honest then we do not deserve loyalty.
    Thank you for this wonderful sharing as a reminder for us all .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/scorned-yet-loyal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 13. 2019 02:47 PM
    Taking care of hamster needs special attention after all. Thanks Wei Tan for this details caring of hamsters . Good and safe bedding leads to happy and healthy hamsters. Well, there are types of hamster bedding but owners needs to get a good, safe, non-toxic, odour-free and allergy-friendly hamster bedding which is available in the market. It is important to follow the very latest advice if hamster is to remain fit and healthy throughout their life. Interesting read .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/hamster-care-bedding.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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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
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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
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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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    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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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. 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.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    8 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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