Floating Market: Dharma Sharing on Offerings

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Making Offerings to Buddha – a Dharma Talk at Thailand’s Famous Floating Market

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This is the video which has the Dharma talk about why we should have Buddha statues, shrines and make offerings… I am giving you Dharma sharing on a boat!! Fun!!


 

Tsem Rinpoche Visits the Famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand!

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This video contains more footage of the floating market so you can see, taste, smell and experience the exotic environment. I really like it here… if you can’t get here anytime soon, well join me on this video… this particular floating market opens daily 7:30 am to 12:30pm… Leave early in the morning… you’ll love it…

 

Dear friends,

We drove two hours from Bangkok to the world famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. There are many floating markets not far from Bangkok, but this one is the original. The other ones we visited are nice also although not the original one.  But whether it’s the original one or not, does not matter as they all have their appeal. They are all very nice…. visit the floating markets in Thailand!

People at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are very friendly, outgoing, full of smiles and like to bargain with their items… But if you smile, they will smile back very fast. There are houses, shops, tea stops, gift items on both sides of the river for you to feast your eyes on. And many things are sold on the boats floating along the two sides against the pier. I enjoyed the ride so much. I bought some traditional Thai puppets. They wanted 4,500 baht for it, but I bargained to 2,500 baht and it took 5 mins… Wear light clothes, T-shirts, and cotton items to be comfortable…  It was a blistering hot day when we went, so don’t forget to bring your umbrellas when you ride on the boat… we forgot!! Hehe… There is plenty of good food at the market… so you won’t be hungry. In fact, there’s too much good food.

Beng Kooi, Datuk May, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, James, Ethan, Bryan, Lew, Justin Ripley, Su Ming, Cynthia, Monlam, Wan, Jp, Carmen, Wai Meng and myself rented a mini bus and took the journey from Bangkok… We all enjoyed the Floating Market very very very much.

Traffic jams in Bangkok start around 3-3:30pm and can last until 7pm. So wherever you go, you must avoid this timing. If you are coming into Bangkok then you must get in before 3:30pm daily or you will need an extra hour to get where you want to go within Bangkok. If you wish to for example drive outside of Bangkok, leave before 3:30pm also. Either in or out of Bangkok, AVOID THE JAMS… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED… LOL.

There are places outside of Bangkok we visited and it would normally take one hour to arrive, with the jam it takes two hours… so we learned the hard way to avoid the infamous  jams… hehehe… Bangkok is a huge metropolitan city with 10 million population and when offices/businesses close, everyone rushes to get home. Heed my warning regarding traveling around in cars BEFORE 3;30pm. Sundays should be better.

Not all of Bangkok is connected by tram or train, so if you have to go out then get use to the trains wherever they are available, they are convenient, punctual and do not get stuck in traffic.

I loved riding the boat on the river of  Damnoen Saduak Floating Market… I decided to share a thoughts on the relevance of Buddha images and making offerings everyday. Why we make offerings, the benefits and how it started. I sincerely hope the talks help you while you feast your eyes on the exotic scenes.

Much Care as usual,
Tsem Rinpoche


I had the fortune to purchase this beautiful Buddha for 1,200 baht. I carried Buddha with me on the boat all throughout the market. I wanted everyone to be blessed. I felt like the boatman escorting Lord Buddha who is the King to meet the people. Everyone who saw the Buddha loved it and smiled. Thank goodness I have a hat on as it was very very very hot that day.


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So much happening on both sides of the river as you float by… after the boat ride or during the boat ride you can stop and see the shops… Lots of interesting shops for sure.

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I have always loved puppets… any type of puppets… I purchased this traditional Thai puppet here…


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Lots of food, snacks, fruits and tidbits to buy…


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Myself with Lord Buddha on my head as I escort Him throughout the village for all to be blessed. Pastor Loh Seng Piow in the red behind me and Wan in the blue laughing away… I think she liked the hat she’s wearing…

Thailand is really one of the best tourist places to visit in the world for sure… and lots of spiritual places also…

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  1. Alice Tay on Dec 29, 2017 at 12:16 am

    This is very important for us to have a qualified guru with pure lineage to give us Buddha teachings and explanations in these ritual matters especially for the new spiritual learners. Always remember that only by practicing the methods taught by the guru, purify our negative karma, accumulate merits to enable us to gain realisations and eventually achieve the enlightenment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanations on how to arrange for an altar setup and the importance of making offerings to the Buddha. We should learn and practice accordingly and share to others as much as we could.

  2. Wah Ying on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this video with nice scenery and teachings on having an altar, the representation of Buddha image and making offering to Buddha; as well as the meaning of the purpose we come to the world is to give and benefit. As usual Rinpoche always finds ways to give teachings benefiting many, including those who see Rinpoche was cruising around the river carrying Buddha statue with him, for tourists and many who around the floating market to see the Buddha image.

  3. angieleebaba on Nov 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    hi hi im new here, but enjoy reading this page very much.. thank you _/\_

  4. Julia Tan on Nov 14, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Dharma talk and the tour at the floating market with us. I can imagine how hot the weather at the floating market yet Rinpoche compassionately gave the teaching in a boat that wobbled in the river for hours. Rinpoche always find ways to give us teaching so that we find it interesting to learn and remember. Rinpoche never miss any chance that he think of that would benefit people. Thank you for explaining the significant and important of a Buddha statue which represent the accumulation merits for the 3 eons. Thank you Rinpoche

  5. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 6, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the wonderful teachings. I am currently offering water and do Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga every day. I hope to generate enough merit to continue my spiritual journey. Thank you again for the teachings.

  6. Penang Study Group on May 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Penang Study Group comment

    We are grateful to Rinpoche for having this teaching in an unusual place, that is Floating Market. Most of us did enjoy this teaching very much. For study purposes, we based our discussion on the benefits of offerings to the Sangha. Few questions were asked such as what constitutes as an offerings, the meaning of Sangha, the importance of offerings and lastly, the motivation.

    We shared a great deal of ideas and knowledges that we have and after having to listen to Rinpoche’s teaching about offerings. For instance, despite the usual offerings such as statues, books and stupa that constitutes Body, Speech and Mind, some of them came up with other unusual offerings (inner offerings) such as transformation of mind, good heart, Guru devotion and attachments as well. In short, we agreed that we offer the best. As to why we need to offer to the Sangha, there were two distinctive answers; to ensure that Sangha can concentrate on their practices so that they in turn can benefit more people and helped Sangha to uphold and spread the Dharma.

    Although, just as Rinpoche has mentioned, there are differing merit for different offerings, the motivation must be set right. We should offer in a manner that these offerings benefits all such as by helping to sustain Sangha in their practices, Dharma will be preserved for a very long time. Lastly, thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

  7. Yee Mun on May 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this teaching. The teaching is easy to understand and very beneficial to beginner that would like to setup their altar.

    I now have better understanding on the set up of a basic altar, preferable offering items and the meaning for doing this.

    I will continue with my daily water offering to generate more merits for me to gain more dharma knowledge and to continue with my dharma practice.

  8. Soon Huat (Penang) on May 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for the marvelous teaching. I was amazed 3 eons of merits to form Buddha images, it is not easy at all. I am glad that I setup the Buddhism altar with Patsy’s advice. I love my altar and Buddha images. They are motivation for me to do daily prayer. I love to watch the Buddha status while doing my prayers, they are my ultimate goals and remind me of their teaching and vows. Doing offering to altar can be one of simple way for us to correct merits daily. We need a lot of merits in Dharma path.

    Thank You Rinpoche.

    Cheers,
    Soon Huat

  9. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing about the importance of having a statue and altar. I will bare that im mind and set up my mini altar soon and do water offering with my tsa tsas medicine buddha statue

  10. Shelly tai on May 9, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Dharma talk with us, I really love to listen to Rinpoche talk whether is short or long it always very inspiring. Indeed is very true what Rinpoche said we come to this world not just talke we should give , give do not mean just monetary give it can be in the form of our time , care and kindness and extend all these care and live to all mothers sentient being especially the animals because animal has very little ability to take care themselves we human has much more greater ability to give them care.

  11. Uncle Eddie on May 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    How wonderful and meritorious it was for our lucky people to be with Rinpoche in escorting the Buddha’s statue round the Damnoensaduak floating-market village on a boat to bless the people there. Like Rinpoche said, “everyone who saw the Buddha loved it and smiled”.As usual with his great compassion, Rinpoche wanted everyone to be blessed, and be happy too. What could be a better place for such real dharma learning and sharing experiences on a boat with a Guru! Thank you Rinpoche for your wonderful sharing of which many seem to admire and fancy its “uniqueness”. It is indeed some teaching that no one will want to forget and an immaculate example which all would wish to follow!

  12. Edward Ooi on May 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I want to visit the floating market someday. I just google searched the word eon. They explained that one eon is equals to 1 billion years and that also means that Lord Buddha were looking for Buddhism for over three billions years. I’m not trying to say that Rinpoche is wrong or what but humans was not even born three billions ago. Could it be that other planets also have Buddhism?

  13. Daisy Sun on May 7, 2014 at 1:49 am

    I’m writing to thank Rinpoche that I decided to set up my altar about 2 year ago, after watching your meaningful teaching on having a Buddha statue and setting up an altar. This is something that I never thought of doing it in my life…transformation is on the way. Thanks Rinpoche. 🙂

  14. Julien Roth on May 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I am glad that Rinpoche enjoys trips like this 🙂 it’s always very interesting for me as well to read. I enjoy reading about things like this and I hope that Rinpoche will share more in the future.

  15. Sean Wang on May 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing on the significance on Buddhas statues on our altars and making offerings to Buddha. I really like the atmosphere of the floating markets of Bangkok, I hope that one day I can visit them.

  16. DR on May 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    There are countless floating markets throughout Bangkok, many within a couple of hours of the capital. The most famous of the floating markets is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, which is the one Rinpoche visited. This buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up. I enjoyed it very much too when I visited once. Thank you Rinpoche for always creating unconventional and creative ways to teach the dharma.

  17. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on May 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the wonderful teaching, now we more understand the details of “Offering”

    Offering can be make through our inner and outer offering, we should make more offering hence to get more Merits to be a better person and have a better life…

  18. Datuk May on May 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    It is always a privilege to be with Rinpoche, for there will always be a learning of great significance to overcome our ignorance. I remember clearly this trip to the Floating Market and we had a lot of fun, learning the history of the place, the reason for setting up an altar and the significance of a Buddha statute.

    We also enjoyed the people there as Thais are Buddhists, they were very attracted to Rinpoche as he carried the statutes with blessings for them all and somehow they knew that.

    Wonderful trip and wonderful learning on Buddha statutes and why we should have them. So much meanings to benefit us.

  19. Lucas Roth on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    i hope everyone had a good time and the floating market looks so fun. i like the idea, it seems so nice to have a ride in a boat and you can but things and eat, i like the thought. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  20. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Rinpoche is dharma 24×7, even when Rinpoche took a break to check out the floating market. We all had a great time and Rinpoche as usual cracked a lot of jokes. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on the importance of having Buddhist images.

  21. Shelly tai on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these beautiful picture in Thailand floating market and a dharma talk. I love the Buddha statue that Rinpoche invite very classic looking Buddha and the price a very reasonable.

  22. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this, I’ve learn a lot from this video. From doing offering and setting up altar, it’s interesting to see Rinpoche doing a Dharma sharing on a boat. The statue Rinpoche holding is really beautiful.

  23. Cliff on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Wow, Saduak floating market looks really fun to visit, I’ve always wanted to visit that place but never got the chance to go. It was really funny to watch Rinpoche bargain with the lady shop owner haha. Thank you Rinpoche was giving us a short and precise teaching about the significance of praying to the Buddha and significance of a Buddha statue and how to do short daily prayers and offerings to the Buddha, I really enjoyed the teaching. Thank you for sharing your teaching with us and producing an easy video to view and tips on visiting Bangkok and Saduak.

  24. Lucille McKinney on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I haven’t been to Bangkok but I’ve heard a lot about that wonderful place. So many places to go and activities to experience. I am also interested to know about their culture and tradition.

  25. Lucas Roth on Sep 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    wow, i hope you had a good time Rinpoche, and that place looks so nice and the shops on water and the restaurants on water too. it looks so nice and peaceful too. i wonder how nice the food is, i bet it is good. thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  26. jerry_sito on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    感谢仁波切的开始 ~ 因为有仁波切的开示在 ~ 那么我们就会明白正真供养的意义 与 方式 ~还有抱着怎样一个正确的发心

    以前从来就没有人教会我这些~但进入了kechara 后 ,来到师父这blog的大宝藏里~恍然发现原来供佛的正真意义原来是这样庄严的 ~让我改掉了以前人拜我就盲目的拜~供养的意义不懂~让我改掉以为供养是给佛吃的就盲目供养

    感谢仁波切的教诲~大家要多来师父的blog 真的可以学到很多东西

  27. Krzysztof Furyu Leśniak on Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

    So wonderfull to listen… you`re rebilding my motivation to return to thangka painting, making statues what I have studied for many years (Karma Gadri School with Gega Lama… & so on), to continue and restart place for Dharma practice I led in my town for 27 years (last 3 years of crisis and taking personal brake)but the most important to to intensifie my everyday practice and not ignore various forms of practice, elevating cultivation of this very moment`s state of pure mind, puting down any other way of expresing practice… just thank you so much, I can not express strenth of my beating heart now… thank you, thank you…
    furyu

  28. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Sep 3, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this article to us, i m more understand about “Offering”.

    “Offerings to the Buddha is not that they want. It is for you to make offerings in order to generate the MERIT to be able to understand mind, ego and the path. By merits we are eventually able to eliminate the ego. The tradition of making offerings to the Three Jewels was started by Lord Shakyamuni Himself. An enlightened Tathagata is a correct object of veneration, refuge and also a merit field. Most people cannot offer even a tiny bit of their egos to the Buddhas, so let them start by offering water, flowers and incense.”

  29. Deki D. Sherpa on Jun 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks la Rinpoche, i really loved your programme. Blessed me rinpoche.

    Tashi Delek!

  30. Pastor Susan on May 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I’m working with this teaching at the moment to incorporate in to our Lamrim classes. This teaching is shot in such a beautiful place with Rinpoche on the boat, a beautiful statue in his arm as Rinpoche eloquently taught the dharma. This video teaching is a must watch for all who are new to setting up altars, learning the benefits of buddha images.

  31. Lim Han Nee on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Thank you , Rinpoche. You share with us every sight and sound that you experience in Bangkok and we live each experience vicariously through you.

    Thank you for the Dharma sharing on making offerings to Buddha statues.

    When you said that the Buddha’s form or body is the culmination of three aeons of merits of body, speech and mind (practising restraint and abandonment of the ten non-virtuous actions of body, speech and mind), it had/has a powerful impact on the way I now view Buddha statues and the way I make prostrations and offerings to the Three Jewels. THere is greater awe and humility than before, greater awareness of a Buddha’s great compassion that motivated Him to accomplish all this.

  32. Ignacio Martinez on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Rinpoche thanks for the teaching you gave. I will make offerings to my Buddha statues.

  33. Nicholas on Aug 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    This is a very good teaching for people that want to set up altar and do offerings.

    Rinpoche mentioned the reason and how to do it. Very informative and beneficial to a lot of people & myself.

    As mentioned by Sock Wan that about touching the Buddha statue, I too do come across to a lot of people that very particular with it. But Rinpoche given a very valid reason to associate more with the Buddha.

    Thanks Rinpoche for this teaching.

  34. Sock Wan on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This is very educational! We thought a buddha statue is very holy that we should not touch it. In contrary, we should touch it and make sure it is always clean because of the blessings we are able to get. The more I learn about Dharma, the more I like buddha statues.

  35. Yoke Fui on Aug 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving dharma teachings at every opportune time.

    I enjoyed the scenery as I listened to teachings
    on how to set up altar , offerings and be blessed by Buddha….how fortunate 🙂

  36. Raluca Anghel on Aug 22, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Thanks!Very nice and very pictoresque-especially the Buddha on your lap, it looks very natural and mesmerising at the same time…
    I would very much appreciate a future posting about the different types of merits, about which you mentionned in this video!

  37. madeline schreiber on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Dear Rinpoche – Thank you a million million for taking us on this journey. I had such strong deja vu that I forgot that I was not yourself on the river. My wooden Buddha is also from Thailand. It is just a humble tourist Buddha but it has been a part of my family and me for many years; it keeps great Dharma love around me every day. I will follow your advice; I can make my alter much more rich ! (I do the water offering of Jambhala every morning in my kitchen shrine. In Dharma, Madeline from Nova Scotia.

  38. Hisse Galama on Aug 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Happy to see you so smooth floating, what a beautiful place, and simply lofly with a Buddha. Ji you really are a dictionary of Bhudism! I don’t know if I am a high lama or a low lama, perhaps looking for a GadenLama, annyway I jumped in a family namen galama, so a ga-lama. I also like to preach and to decide, and the dicisions towards truth and meditationpractise solid loyal faithfulsimpel to do what my SatGuru wants from me. Brother, I think you’ve been having the pains because of we want to help the bears free and escape from the hels of bearfarms. I promessed to help you. On your website confronted with this ..I was so glad en happy you made all that on your website. To me the third time this terribal in our country are no bearfarms, but here also annimals as everywhere in the world, are suffering, because we humans not recognize ourselves in them. I will look to the videos again and then later I will think of the bears in there situation, and imagine clearly how I will open the cages and free them from the prisson and hurt, that they are in. And so on. I will imagine the people around there and I will look in there eyes and perhaps speak, to the poit. to change them.open their hearts again and see what they are doing… I am confinced that by this will create space for people fysiccally near, will be supported to nurter it into reallity. If we all who are not fysically near the annimals ..we can help by our good intentions to help, i’ll bring it asfar as possible.
    And also sending money helps.
    I am really glad to notice that you are doing fine , kind regards from a Gaden sponsor.
    With prayers from them to you… too. Be happy, be cool ,don’t eat to much…if you eat a lot of work..don’t forget to eat also a litle bit rest. If you eat a lot of hurt, don’t forget to eat also a lot of love. Thank you . May all sentient beings..be free from sufferings and nightmares and free from malicious people. May all wounds and hurt come to an end. yours’ sincerely a sister. take care. Beye

  39. Mercedes on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hope you feel better too,get some rest and warm soup :))

  40. Mercedes on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,your videos are beautiful and thank you for the Dharma talk,always very helpful!! Much love and blessings to you and your furry babies!! 🙂

  41. Frederick Law on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I enjoyed the Dharma sharing that you gave, really appreciate for sharing with us on the significance of having Buddha statue on our altar and also making offering to the Buddha’s, not forgetting the water offering to Buddha’s, really learn a lot from Rinpoche sharing, will surely listen to it again.

    the second video was a great experience for me watching the scene at the floating market, it is indeed very nice experience watching through the video.

    i wish Rinpoche good health and rest more, and hope Rinpoche swift recovery from fever, have an amazing trip in Thailand. with folded hands.

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    Wednesday, Jan 29. 2020 04:21 PM
    After reading this article, I understood that, what we have in mind is not true. We will be able to do Dharma work if we really want to do it. It does not matter where we are. The people who work away quietly and unassumingly are the ones who really create real benefits for themselves and others.
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    Our Lama Tsem Rinpoche was someone who will shows kindness and empathy to others, nor matter who they are from the homeless to those foreign workers and someone Rinpoche did not know. Rinpoche has showed us the way to practice acts of kindness, to help someone with their to-do list, to be compassionate and so forth. To show empathy and kindness will change the lives of those who is stricken by misfortune. Rinpoche had always help those at Kechara Forest retreat as Rinpoche understand them well and their needs when they living in a foreign land away from home . Glad for those who are able to follow Rinpoche to buy groceries, eating out, show and so forth.
    No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give. Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike, each has their suffering.
    It’s a reminder to show empathy and kindness and to create a world with more love, more understanding, and more compassion.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing.

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:37 PM
    Wonderful quotes. To me it is a lesson in every quote and reminding us to be aware of our situation and to change to be better. Rinpoche quotes and simple but brings meaningful impact. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the quotes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-collection-of-inspirational-buddhist-quotes-by-h-e-tsem-rinpoche
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:30 PM
    Whether they are animals or insects, they are still living beings. As they are not in the form that are able to learn dharma, we should make ways for them to be connected to dharma to help them in their future rebirth. Rinpoche has showed us many ways to care for them, as easy as feeding them and blowing mantra to them. Whatever the method, we just need to put effort and continue with the practise.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-blessing-the-animal-realm
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:19 PM
    I always admire the creativeness of artists as they are able to bring out their message and express their feelings in a piece of art. Lynda Bell is a great artist as all her art piece brings awareness to our environment, animals, kindness and compassion. Something that we need to keep reminding ourselves that we are all part of the world and therefore we should not abuse and love one another.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-paintings-that-will-warm-your-heart
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:11 PM
    It is not just about learning the meaning of being kind and compassion but to apply it to our daily life and towards everyone. Rinpoche gave us the clear example to practise kindness and compassion. These values should not have any differentiation on anyone due to their background, race, language and etc. Everyone should be treated the same. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-making-kindness-an-attitude
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 04:29 PM
    It is so beautiful that someone can spend their life building such holy image to bless the people around, to plant seed of Buddha to others.To build such huge statue, it need a lot of patience and determination to complete it.
    This statue of Buddha in Hyderabad,India is just so breath taking and wonderful. It is amazing how amazing and wonderful this Buddha especially the picture when the sun is setting .Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful article.

    https://bit.ly/2O8hCd4
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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.
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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
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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!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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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.
    10 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
    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 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
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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
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years 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!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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).
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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.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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