An Exhumation of Ancestral Graves

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(By Tsem Rinpoche and Datuk May)

Being of Chinese descent, the very thought of exhuming an ancestral grave causes great concern and superstitious fear of impending misfortune and inauspiciousness.

The inevitability of having to exhume ancestral graves occurred twice before for me but somehow I was not that affected as someone else was going to take care of it. I observed the procedure but was not emotionally connected.

The first instance was handled by my late mother-in-law. That occasion was the exhumation of the family’s ancestral graves as decreed by the governmental authorities in Singapore, who no longer permitted burial in order to save land for the living. All future post-funeral rites were to be by cremation. My late mother-in-law did extensive preparations for this exhumation with many offerings and prayers by Taoist priests during and before the event.

The second instance was the exhumation of my great-grandmother and grandparents’ graves. This needed to be done as the male descendants had migrated abroad and there was no possibility of them taking care of the graves.

The above incidences were choices made without options. In order to avert any adverse results and consequences for the living descendants of the family, a lot of work was put in to ensure that the exhumations were done in the best manner known.

However, the most recent case of exhuming my parents-in-law’s graves gave me great concern and worry. It was not mandatory for the graves to be exhumed as they were buried on private property. The reason it was done was due to the passing of time and the changing needs of the land owner.

The story of this grave began in 1984 when my father-in-law passed away. He was explicit in his instructions in not wanting to be cremated and being a Singaporean, it was a tall order. Luckily, one of his children owned an orchard in Malaysia and made a promise to have him buried on this plot of land.

Many arrangements were made for his body to be transported to Malaysia, and the whole entourage of family members and mourners were flown in from Singapore to witness the burial. Six months later, my mother-in-law too passed on and, as she was in Malaysia when she died, she was buried alongside her husband.

Fast forward to late 2016 – we were told that his son, the owner of the orchard, wanted to have the graves exhumed. As the owner, it was his right and there was no way to argue with him.

Personally, I was very affected by the information and greatly saddened, as I had been very fond of my parents-in-law. So much effort was put in 32 years ago to have my father-in-law’s final wish granted, and now it seemed that the situation would be overturned and his grave disturbed.

Having witnessed previous instances of how much had to be done to prevent any “taboo” results arising from the exhumation of graves, I desperately wanted to ensure that the exhumation was done properly so as to appease the deceased.

I knew the solution lay with my Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, but it was most inappropriate for me to disturb my Guru as during that period, His sentient son, Mumu, was very ill and had subsequently passed away. My Guru and Kechara were in mourning.

Being extremely desperate, I sought Beng Kooi’s assistance to request for Rinpoche’s assistance feeling within me a great sense of selfishness, to be so inappropriate in my request. Yet, my faith told me that Rinpoche was the best person to help with the situation, and this propelled me to make my request.

Rinpoche, who is kindest person I have ever known, gave the following instructions:

Before the exhumation begins:

  1. Do a Lama Chopa with tsok dedicated to your father-in-law.
  2. Do sangsol (smoke offering ritual) then serkym (golden drink offering)
  3. Ask the local spirits and guardians not to be disturbed by the digging and exhumation.
  4. Douse the grave with blessed water (made from Protector rice)
  5. The person-in-charge should talk to your father-in-law and say:

    We are here to relocate you because we are selling the land. We are not here to disturb you. Please don’t be disturbed by the digging.

  6. Offer food that your father-in-law likes together with incense and candles. Light the incense and candles before the exhumation begins.

This is good enough for the exhumation.

Do the same for the relocation.

  1. This time say:

    This is your new home. We are sorry for the disturbance.

  2. Offer food and drink that your father-in-law likes, and light candles and incense.
  3. Do Lama Chopa with tsok, sangsol and serkym and dedicate the merits to him.
  4. Pour blessed water over the new grave or columbarium.

With the above instructions, I discussed with Kechara’s Head Pastor, Pastor Yek Yee and immediately Pastor Chia and Pastor Tat Ming along with the puja team were ready to help.

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Dedicated Kechara pastors conducting the necessary prayers at the gravesite

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Altar setup at the grave site

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My family and I paying our respects at the gravesite

Rinpoche’s advice and instructions were thoroughly carried out and auspicious signs occurred as we performed the puja and rituals at the gravesite.

Upon completion of the puja preparations, there was a very slight drizzle and thereafter, the sun was shining with a slight breeze through the orchard.

After completion of the ritual and puja, a light shower occurred and stopped after about 10 minutes. The sun shone again.

At the columbarium, a light shower also occurred after we completed our prayers.

With such auspicious signs, I knew without any doubt that my late parents-in-law were at peace with the prayers and rituals performed. My mind is at peace too.

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Conducting prayers at the columbarium

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Pastor Chia carrying out the rituals as prescribed by my Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

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Altar setup at the columbarium

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My family and I participating in prayers at the columbarium

What impacted me the most throughout the whole situation was Rinpoche’s loving kindness to my family and I. Although in deep mourning over the loss of Mumu, Rinpoche gave his time to help me out of my dire emotional state of fear and acute desperation to overcome my superstition of ancestral grave exhumation.

The blessings from Rinpoche and our Protector Dorje Shugden resulted in the rituals performed by the puja team led by Pastor Chia and Pastor Tat Ming being very effective to achieve the peace and calm necessary for this exhumation. The auspicious signs that occurred throughout the day was evidence of such blessings.

I am deeply grateful and appreciative for my Guru’s and Kechara’s assistance to help me through this situation. Kecharians are indeed blessed to be in the space of Rinpoche and Kechara House, a privilege we must never overlook and take for granted.

 

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  1. Lin Mun on Nov 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for this sharing. I totally agree that Chinese are very concern about exhuming the ancestors grave. I think about 6 or 7 years ago my grandparents graves was exhumed to be relocated to a columbarium so it will be convenient for all the uncles, aunties and grand children to pay respect. We have to make sure the date chosen to do the exhumation is right or it will affect the ‘feng shui’ and bring ‘bad luck’ to the family members. Anyway, I guess being a Chinese it is difficult to run away from taboo but we are fortunate to have Rinpoche here to guide us the right way. Rinpoche is always kind and ready to give a helping hand despite being in the mourning state. Thank you Rinpoche.

  2. Lim Han Nee on Jul 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for this article that shows clearly that many Malaysian Chinese are firmly entrenched in their minds with the belief that certain rituals must be carefully carried out in conjunction with certain actions, in conformity with all the taboos. This is important as complying with taboos would mean that there would be no negative and dire consequences on others. The exhumation of an ancestral grave , if not properly done , may heap direct consequences on the family of the deceased and their descendants.

    It was most compassionate of Rinpoche to advise the prayers and rituals to be carried out.

    My sister, brother and I had our father’s 6o year old grave exhumed on the Qing Ming day of 2010. The taboos were complied with in accordance to the advice of an elderly Buddhist nun, an old family friend. The whole ceremony and all the rituals were carried out without our presence. All three of us were told to go to the crematorium the following day to collect the bones of our father for the cremation and later to collect my father’s ashes.

    For me, the most poignant experience I have ever had was the long 5-6 hour journey to Singapore, with my father’s urn next to me. My feelings were feelings of great exhilaration, for my father’s urn was going to be placed next to my mother’s in the Nirvana Columbarium,in Singapore, thus reuniting two souls that had been apart for over 60 years!

    For me, it was a most poignant reconciliation with my dad. I chanted Medicine Buddha, Quan Yin and Dorje Shugden mantras, and requested fervently for my father to be guided to good human rebirths and to be protected by my Guru, the Protector ,the Buddhas, the Three Jewels , all the way to Enlightenment. I felt very strongly the presence of my Guru, Protector Dorje Shugden, and the Buddha deities, blessing my dad. When we arrived at the Columbarium and my father’s urn was placed next to my mum’s , the most auspicious sign happily manifested. It started to rain and then it poured!

  3. June Kang on Jul 12, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this. An Exhumation of Ancestral Graves is always very uncomfortable for Chinese. Chinese thinking is Graves feng shui can affect generations. Therefore to Chinese An Exhumantion of Ancestral graves may either bring good or bad to the generations and people try to avoid it. However Chinese also believe that if you do it right, it would not bringing bad but more good to the generation.

    We are lucky that we have our guru around to guide us the correct way and have no worry to do this. This is the kindness of the guru who always cares about us and peoples. Thank you Rinpoche.

  4. Mingwen on Jul 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche for guiding Datuk May and all of your students, with only one motivation which is to hug us all into Dharma. Regardless of timing, even at your low points of life, when Mumu was ill and passed away, he was your companion since you moved into Malaysia and he is who assist you to build Dharmain his own helpful way.

    Thank you for being with us and share Dharma with us, Tsem Rinpoche. May you live long and continue to spread Dharma.

  5. Pastor Chia on Jul 12, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Dear Datuk May,
    Thank your to sharing this article. I am glad you have rinpoche and Dorje Shugden guardian. Finding suitable place for your ancestral after exhumation grave and let them rest in peace. I am feel happy you find peace in your mind and make such arrangement with your family together.

    This is my first experince to perform the ritual for exhumantion for ancestral grave. I can see the importance and urgency to perform right ritual for this ceremony. I am glad rinpoche have gave this intruction to make peace with the being stay around that area and informing ancestral first before exhumation with respect. After remove ancestral grave, Datuk May family with puja team perform another lama chopa puja at the columbarium to bless the new place for Datuk May ancestral.

    With rinpoche guardian, we are lucky learn up this knowleage how to exhumation of ancestral graves according buddhism way.

  6. Pastor Albert on Jul 12, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I understand that fear of exhuming our ancestral grave, before joining Kechara, I too always believe that having good feng shui at our ancestral grave will bring benefit to their family members and if we did anything to the grave that affected the feng shui, it will bring bad luck and all our family members will be in dire situation. Rinpoche’s instruction is not about us being affected or not, but it is all about not affecting the deceased and the spirits around, Rinpoche don’t want them to be disturbed. Do lama Chopa to dedicate to your father in law, at the same time, how many unseen ‘beings’ are being blessed as well at that place. Bless the grave with Protector Rice blessed water, indirectly your father in law has made connection with Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche’s instruction is always so kind and it does benefit so many people and beings at the same time.

    I couldn’t agree more than what Datuk May said about Rinpoche, while reading your story, it reminded me that a many years back, a family member of Rinpoche’s student passed away, and that day, Rinpoche was not feeling well, but still, Rinpoche did prayer and he even ask his student to put the phone at the deceased’s ear so that he can hear the prayer. Rinpoche’s compassion is just beyond limit, no matter what type of difficult situation he is in, no matter how sad he is, he will never stop helping people whenever there is the need.

    Thank you Datuk May for the sharing and thank you Rinpoche for always caring for us so much.

  7. Tek Lee on Jul 12, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this article. It is great that there are auspicious signs occurred when puja was carried out at the grave site. It shows that your parents in-law are happy with the arrangement. Rinpoche’s love to us is without boundary and time limitation, it doesn’t matter whether that was Mumu’s critical moment, Rinpoche still spare his time to help Datuk in this situation. And, we are so blessed to have experience Pastors like Pastor Chia and Pastor Tat Ming to carry out the Puja.
    My father and all my uncles did an exhumation of our ancestor grave in China three years ago. It’s ashamed that because of work, I couldn’t follow them to China. I saw from picture, some prayers carried out, in a Taoism way, and what the hassle was, they exhumed from one land to another land, which is high up the hill. A lot of walking. I wished I was there to witness the whole process.

  8. Justin Cheah on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Dear Datuk May,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. It is indeed interesting especially for me who previously is not believer in superstition. There are too many accounts and real life experience that led me believing into existence of other beings in this universe that we need to respect and make peace with. I am glad that all turned out very well for you and your family and of course I think it is not possible had not for Rinpoche’s boundless kindness and blessing. Makes me wonder what should I do with my body when my time is up.

  9. Pastor Antoinette on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I rejoice for the good fortune and karma of this family to be guided by holy monks so that their ancesters will be helped and can be in a good place. In the West, many people do not believe in reincarnation and the six realms. Fortunately nowadays, we have access to much more information through the internet and we can research and read more related to Dharma and listen to YouTube videos with Dharma teachings.

    But we are most fortunate when we listen do the Dharma and be close to our Guru who teaches us patiently and compassionally. This is such a precious opportunity as our Guru has walked the path before us, has studied the Dharma most of his life and previous lifes, and can guide us towards enlightenment.

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing how Buddhism and our Guru has helped your family in a way that nobody else could help us. I rejoice for the Pastors and Puja Team who are guided by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to help others tirelessly.

  10. Andrea Lai on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:11 am

    In the olden days, people preferred to be buried on ground other than cremated because they wanted to be respected by their generations. It’s understandable when come to exhuming grave, it’s definite a fear of peace disturbance towards the decease moreover is our own ancestral.

    Being Chinese we are very prone to all these superstitious and taboos when in grave yards. To me, this is a very unfamiliar case I read on. I’m really grateful to Datuk May unselfishly share out the procedure of exhumation, guided by H.E Tsem Rinpoche and with the help from pastors and puja team. Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for sharing this interesting article.

  11. nicholas on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this. A lot of time we may not really know what to do when we encountered this situation. Pretty much when we face such scenario we will be worry and want everything to be done in a right way for the benefit of the deceased and as well as those living. I’m glad that everything went turn out well for you and your family.

    You are right that our Guru is always very kind to us and under any circumstances he always there to guide us and care for us. Our Guru blessing is always important for our spiritual practice and attainment. Of course this has to couple with our samaya and always follow our Guru’s guidance or instruction all the way in order to see good result.

    Kechara also very fortunate to have learned Pastors that able to help us in many ways from Education to Puja, from new born to deceased. Their services really cover a wide range that able to help us at any point of time.

  12. Esther Goh on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing your story. Chinese do have a lot of superstitions and beliefs. To the older generation exhumation of graves is considered taboo in Chinese custom. But with the guidance and blessings of our kind Guru, Tsem Rinpoche everything went well and smooth as witnessed by the auspicious signs. I feel so blessed to be connected to our kind Guru and Kechara.

  13. Eric kksiow on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    When young i was brought up by Taoism background, we should do : Depending on the hour, usually in the early morning, a priest e.g. Taoist priest conducts a simple ritual of prayers and offerings. The exhumation date is pikced according to the Chinese horoscopes of the deceased and family. When digging starts, the family membrs who were present, MUST turn away when the first grain of dirt is unearthed. Chinese custom considers it unlucky to look when an ancestor’s grave is dug up and etc…

    After reading this article, that’s make me more clear of An Exhumation of Ancestral Graves in Buddhism way. Thank You Datuk Amy for sharing to all of us.

    • Eric kksiow on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      When young i was brought up by Taoism background, we should do : Depending on the hour, usually in the early morning, a priest e.g. Taoist priest conducts a simple ritual of prayers and offerings. The exhumation date is pikced according to the Chinese horoscopes of the deceased and family. When digging starts, the family membrs who were present, MUST turn away when the first grain of dirt is unearthed. Chinese custom considers it unlucky to look when an ancestor’s grave is dug up and etc…

      After reading this article, that’s make me more clear of An Exhumation of Ancestral Graves in Buddhism way. Thank You Datuk May for sharing to all of us.

  14. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I’m glad that all turned out well and your mind is settled and at peace, dear Datuk May. Yes, Rinpoche’s compassion is boundless with no boundary, be it for humans or animals and the remaining realms of existence.

    I’m very fortunate to have met His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, founder of Kechara, who out of great compassion accepted me as one of His students. I am doing my best in learning and practicing the dharma, that will greatly help to purify my mountains of negative karma, and collecting merits through dharma work. Rinpoche always says to learn and practice dharma, and to do dharma work without giving up. Thank you very much, my dear Rinpoche.

    As the eldest among my siblings, I made the decision to have my late father’s remains cremated, and the ashes strewn in the sea off the island of Penang. Then followed the same for my grandfather, grandmother, mother and my aunt.

    When my time comes, I wish it to be the same, and my family is informed long time ago. I personally find this method to be cleaner and less hassle. No need grave cleaning during ‘cheng beng.’ Once the dead is gone, those living need to go on with their life. I’m not saying burial is not good, just my preference. Different cultures have their belief system and traditions, and I respect that.

  15. Wai Meng Wan on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    To exhume a body from its grave is a very serious matter indeed, and not something easily accomplished with benefits to all parties. The parents in law being exhumed had some merit to have prayers from Kechara, Dorje Shugden done for him, that to me is another silver lining, and inadvertently due to Datuk May’s kindness she managed to link her parents in law to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche as well. Thank you for sharing something so private with all of us. With a very kind guru many seemingly negative situation can be turned on its head.

  16. pammie yap on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Dear Datuk May, am glad to know that everything went well and smooth during and after the exhumation. Rinpoche is indeed very kind to have given you those precious instructions so that everything will be done accordingly. Especially when there were auspicious signs. Although Rinpoche was sad because of Mumu’s passing, He still managed to give advice. This shows how kind and compassionate Rinpoche is, always helping and benefitting others no matter when, where or how.

    As a Chinese and from a young age, there are so many superstitions, especially with my mum and her family. The younger generations, just follow what what they say or do although sometimes it may sound illogical.
    My relatives decided to exhume their parents’ graves after they found that the ‘feng shui’ was not going very well in the family after quite some time. They were shocked to find that their hair/fingernails were still growing and body yet to rot. They were cremated after the exhumation but sad to say, I did not see any difference in their ‘luck’ after that.

  17. Anne Ong on Jul 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for this very good write up on how to exhume ancestral graves. It’s very informative, espcially for people like us who doesn’t know what to do. We are very fortunate to have such a kind and caring Guru who can give us all the guidance. And also with the helpful and wonderful Pastors in Kechara._/\_

  18. Edwin Tan on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing your personal life story with us.

    Being Chinese, it is indeed a dreadful and superstitious feeling to handle anything related to exhuming graves or relocating the burial site.

    It was definitely auspicious and peace of mind to follow what our Guru advised. Rinpoche is forever so compassionate and keeps us students as his priority over himself, despite his sadness and ill-health.

    I am glad all went well for the process Datuk May.

    May good luck and Guru’s blessings always be with you.

  19. Jason on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:38 am

    My uncle also plan to do exhumation on my grandparents grave in Teluk Intan but this plan was rejected by some relatives. This kind of things not easy to handle and if not well manage,it might bring bad luck to descendants. Some say all these are superstitious fear. No matter we believe it or not, we must follow Rinpoche’s adviced rituals and prayers to appease sentient beings which we can see with our bare eyes.
    This is very interesting article.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Datuk May to share this.

    Jason

  20. Joy Kam on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this personal story. It is definitely an eye opener and I have never heard of such rights or know how to begin with. This story and Rinpoche’s loving advice and instruction on how to do the exhumation to you will help others in such situations.

    It is nice to know that you had very good auspicious signs after the prayers. Again this shows how our Guru cares for someone beyond himself and what he himself is going through. Rinpoche’s love and care for others is truly no ordinary and what a Bodhisattva does. We are definitely so fortunate to have such a precious Guru.

    Again thank you for sharing this information which I had no clue about until now. And next time if we ever heard of people wanting to exhumation their ancestral graves, we can point them to this blog post 🙂

  21. Samfoonheei on Jul 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    There is a number of superstitious fear and inauspiciousness of exhuming an ancestral grave.When i was young i heard a lot taboos of do and
    don’nt but do not understand about it.Both of my parents had their grave exhumed but i was not around at that time.
    Well ,good to know more of these exhuming of ancestral grave through Datuk May’s experiences. What should be done and so on with Kechara Puja’s help.
    Datuk may’s was so fortunate to have the guidance of Rinpoche to do the whole procedure done smoothly without hesitate.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for sharing these wonderful post.

  22. Vivian Ong on Jul 2, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Thank you Datuk May for sharing your story about your parents-in-law grave exhumation. The older generations indeed do not like grave exhumation as they believe it will bring bad luck. But in Datuk May’s case, Datuk May was guided by our dearest Guru, Tsem Rinpoche on what to do before, during and after the exhumation of the grave. We are all very blessed to have our Guru to guide us so that we do not make the deceased and unseen beings unhappy.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  23. Sock Wan on Jul 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Datuk May,
    Thank you for sharing with us your experience. It is good to know Kechara Pastors are capable of conducting the rituals for exhumation of ancestral graves. As our country develop more everyday, the need for this will also increase. It is true that a lot of things we have to consider and do correctly when exhumating our ancestor’s graves as Chinese will not want to damage the ‘feng shui’ by accident and cause misfortune to the descendants. The appearance of the auspicious signs show that the ritual performed by our pastors with the blessings from Rinpoche is really effective.

  24. Sharon Ong on Jun 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this personal account on one of the most taboo subjects in Malaysia – exhumation. Having no personal experience in this, I can only imagine Datuk’s emotional anguish and the dilemma of having to forward such request to our beloved Guru at one of Rinpoche’s saddest moments, the passing of his beloved Mumu.

    Datuk’s account has clearly shown how our beloved selfless Rinpoche, in his infinite compassion, has set aside personal feelings to offer your family guidance and support at such a crucial moment. Am glad to read that all went well with the exhumation and relocation. I believe that anything done according to Rinpoche’s guidance and blessings will go well.

  25. Fong on Jun 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you, Datuk May for always sharing your private moments and advice from Rinpoche such that we may all learn from it and be comforted. It takes a great person like you to recognize, acknowledge and be grateful for Rinpoche’s advice, setting an example for us all to aspire to.

    May you always be blessed and protect by the Three Jewels.

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  • nicholas
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 02:52 PM
    Please take a look at these beautiful images of animals rearing their young in the wild. Their love, gentleness and care towards the young is so amazing. So touching. Each photo captured the beauty of the unbreakable bond between a parent and their child. If you’re a parent, you’ll surely appreciate this.

    Never hurt animals. Never kill them. Never eat them. Let them be in peace and have happy lives. They have every right to live and without fear just like us. We should always protect their environments also.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Check out at http://bit.ly/2OGhz9d
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 02:50 PM
    Not eating animals is not necessarily a choice for the religious, but a choice of conscience and caring for the environment. Animal farming is contributing very much to the greenhouse effect destroying our atmosphere. Do not contribute to animals being beaten, tied, slaughtered and killed just for us to taste something ‘good’. Fried blood and cooked flesh are not good because it caused pain. Go visit the slaughterhouse weekly. Important. No matter what others say, we must have some principles and not ‘fail’ in everything using others as an excuse. Always be firm in our convictions. I mean principles that protect others from pain. If we are vegetarian, remain so. If we are considering, then research more on the benefits for ourselves, the environment, our planet, our children and the animals. Be firm in helping others and our planet.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/35v5rOn
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 02:46 PM
    It seems that humans aren’t the only ones who need forgiveness.
    Bizarre footage has surfaced of a fugitive pig grovelling in front of a temple in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province on Tuesday.
    Pictures and video of the bowing boar, which had escaped from a nearby farm, have spread like wildfire on Chinese social media, sparking a flurry of debates over what the animal was doing, reports Sina.
    Footage shows the animal kneeling on its forelimbs encircled by worshippers, as a Buddhist ceremony takes place inside the temple.
    The saintly swine reportedly stayed put for hours, and only left the scene after a group of monks emerged from inside and chanted a Buddhist scripture towards it.

    Check out at http://bit.ly/2B9AocU
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 02:38 PM
    In S.E Asia, they are still boiling alive, cats and dogs. UN Secretary – General Ban Ki Moon states “We must not fail the billions who look to the international community to fulfill the promise of the Millennium Declaration for a better world.”

    A better world? – To create this, stop Chinese and Koreans from deliberatly torturing animals for Dog Torture Soup! The torture for satisfaction, food and money. It is all on the black market. That is very very very bad.

    The Koreans love Dog Torture Soup. Dog torture soup does not belong in a world that recognizes the UN Millennium Goals. Dog torture soup was developed 2,000 years ago by a sick society based in fear, bitterness, anger and resentment. The old resentment is so ingrained now, and projected onto the dogs. We have all seen the photos of dogs boiling alive.

    Dogs and cats DO NOT DESERVE the heinous crime of such a painful death. I have burnt myself with boiling water and it REALLY HURTS. Imagine being being boiled alive!!

    Read more at http://bit.ly/35tOOmi
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 02:24 PM
    Winning is not the sole purpose in the things we do. It is the process that counts. The process can make us a better person or worse. It is our choice.

    Liu Xiang may not win in the game but how he respected his duty as a sportsman. Even though he was injured but he decided to finish the game. His passion and determination are very admirable.

    We have to understand that we may have worked hard for the things that we want but we may not get what we wanted. The most important thing is not if we have gotten what we want but how we have done our best to achieve that. For everything we do in our life, we have to do it wholeheartedly so that we will not regret later.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/great-olympic-courage.html
  • Stella
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 12:25 PM
    While Yeti (one of the many names used) has not been sufficiently documented to prove they exist undeniably, many people from all over the world swear by the existence of these elusive beings. Especially in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, where legends have it that Yeti were attracted to learned lama, sometimes serving as their guardian or footman. Perhaps it is wise to not acknowledge the existence of Yeti as a way to preserve them, let them do what they do best for a long time to come; instead of trying to prove they exist as it could open doors for unscrupulous businessmen to hunt them down. Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/tale-of-the-yeti.html
  • Stella
    Sunday, Oct 13. 2019 12:10 PM
    Indeed, choosing a proper new home for the hamsters will be one of the most crucial decision in the whole home-coming ritual for our new members. It has to have good ventilation, good space, easy to clean, comfortable, affordable and also the fact that it has to blend with the rest of the existing furniture and fittings. Personally, I reckon some D.I.Y. element is certainly required and some modification along the way as the hamsters grow (bigger) or the clan expands. Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/hamster-care-cages.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 12. 2019 07:49 PM
    Zasep Rinpoche Speaks Plainly About Dorje Shugden

    Zasep Rinpoche would grow up studying under the most esteemed Buddhist teachers of this age. His root guru was His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, the renowned junior tutor of the present 14th Dalai Lama, and his other teachers included His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Eminence Guru Deva Rinpoche, Tara Tulku Rinpoche and Geshe Thubten Wanggyel.

    Learn more of Zasep Rinpoche and his practice of Dorje Shugden: http://bit.ly/ZasepRinpocheDS
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 12. 2019 07:39 PM
    H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s Biography

    Since he was a child, Tsem Rinpoche has experienced abandonment, physical and verbal abuse, hunger, lack of financial resources, and discrimination. However, one thing is for sure, Tsem Rinpoche has consistently displayed compassion, courage, integrity, generosity and loyalty through his actions no matter how bad the situation seemed to be. Because of his Guru Devotion, integrity and compassion, he was able to overcome any challenge and come out triumphant.

    Learn more of Rinpoche’s life and his steadfast trust in the Dharma: http://bit.ly/TsemRinpocheBiography
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 12. 2019 07:14 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s Dice Divination

    Divination is one of the ways enlightened beings and Buddhas communicate with ordinary beings. While some highly realised masters such as H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and the Mahasiddha Tagpu Pemavajra can perceive the Buddhas directly and receive instructions, teachings and advice from them, most ordinary people cannot. And so divinations is one of the methods by which we can receive the Buddhas’ advice too.

    Learn more of divination: http://bit.ly/DSDivination
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 12. 2019 06:58 PM
    Mongols believed 5th Dalai Lama was someone else

    The article is actually an examination of the validity of a terma text which was practised by His Holiness 5th Dalai Lama. But what’s really interesting is that at the beginning of the article, it says that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the real 5th Dalai Lama!

    Find out more of this interesting discovery: http://bit.ly/WhoIsRealDalaiLama
  • Sofi
    Friday, Oct 11. 2019 11:36 PM
    Why construct a Dorje Shugden Stupa?

    A stupa can be dedicated to a high lama, a Buddha, bodhisattva, deity or Dharma Protector. Stupas stabalise the enviroment, the ethereal beings, humans, animals and any being in the stupa’s vicinity. They are extremely beneficial and everyone in the area will be blessed by their energies. The stupa above is dedicated to Dorje Shugden but this is not the only one to Dorje Shugden. There are many more stupas dedicated to the Dharma Protector all over Tibet.

    Read moe here: http://bit.ly/StupaDS
  • Sofi
    Friday, Oct 11. 2019 10:39 PM
    Black Tara – The Wrathful Protectress

    Tara is known for swift action and manifests many miracles through her sacred images in both India and Tibet. This form of Black Tara is from the Chogyur Lingpa Tradition and she is the Tara who protects practitioners from evil spirits, black magic, negative karma and heavy obstacles.

    Learn more here: http://bit.ly/BlackTaraProtectress
  • Sofi
    Friday, Oct 11. 2019 10:34 PM
    Why I share Dorje Shugden with others

    Manjushri manifested as Dorje Shugden for our particular time for the beings of this era. In that way, he is particularly effective to ‘battle’ our current modern obstacles. If we rely on him all the way, our relationship with him will grow and we will see his positive influence in our lives more and more for sure. Dorje Shugden manifests solely due to great enlightened compassion to help sentient beings, a hallmark of a Buddha.

    Read more of this efficacious protector: http://bit.ly/SharingOfDS
  • Sofi
    Friday, Oct 11. 2019 09:11 PM
    Bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference | 为何佛像越大、越多越好

    If multiplicity helps to maximise the karmic purification, the question that comes to mind then is, “Why do many great masters and monks of various Buddhist traditions create large Buddha images?” Specifically, Rinpoche asked if there is a difference between circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue.

    Learn of how the size of Buddha statues help in purification: http://bit.ly/BigBuddhaStatue

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
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.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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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
  • 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
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    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
    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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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    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.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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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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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    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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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is a good story teller. Children enjoy listening to his dharma sharing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So many happy moments for teachers and students during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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