Ten Minutes

Dec 21, 2013 | Views: 1,827

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

The best thing we can do for ourselves daily is to do a ten minutes meditation on  the fallibility of our body, it’s decay and death. We must fully be able to  visualize our bodies actually dying, being buried, or burned and seeing it rot or burned up. It’s very important to do this type of visual meditation daily if we really wish to transform our habits, learn dharma, be able to apply dharma into our lives. Meditation of this sort is not gruesome but reality. You are not visualizing something that may or may not happen, but will happen for certain. So it is fast forwarding. When you meditate on death, you will learn how to live the short time you have left. This type of meditation is practiced by all schools of Buddhism and also it really makes you think carefully what is important and what is not. Doing the visualizations clearly is very good for our mind to realize our destinies and to do something now before it is too late.

After the ten min death meditation, it is good to do ten minutes of breath meditation. Feeling the breath go into your nostrils and out. Block everything else out and just focus on the breath going in and out. Feel it at the nostrils and hold the concentration there clearly. Do this daily and you will see your concentration become stronger and focus on whatever you put your mind to become easier. Feel the breath going in and out, ‘hear’ it with your mind and feel it at the nostrils. Perfect this and don’t make your mind tight during this practice. Whatever comes to mind, just put your mind back on the breath. The purpose is to focus on the breath, everything is ‘blocked’ or ignored in order to develop powerful concentration and calmness of the mind. In time you will feel calm, focused and aware of everything around you clearly.

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  1. Grace leong on Mar 31, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Short practice and a potent remedy! Very powerful! Thank you Rinpoche.

  2. Fong on Mar 30, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Sometimes, we forget what is the objective of a meditation. We tend to try to do something else rather than what is meditation is to achieve.

    It sounds easy but does require more attention than we think. But, with practice, it comes a bit easier each time. The visualization of the death meditation tend to get a bit unnerving but as Rinpoche pointed out, it is something that will happen.

    The breath meditation is a bit more comfortable compared to the death meditation but not necessarily easier as it requires us to let the thoughts flow through and not invite them to linger in our mind.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

  3. Jacinta Goh on Jun 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    This article brings me back to life. Lately, it has been exhausting for me to have more workloads. Although I know it is good (doing Dharma) but I was so caught up that I felt that I was loosing myself on the purpose. I will certainly remind myself not to fall on the side track. Death mediation is really powerful and I have no doubt about it. Perhaps, I need to try on the second meditation, i.e. breath meditation to increase my awareness and concentration. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this reminder.

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  5. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:41 am

    The thought that our life can be like a water bubble does not even cross our minds. One day we will become the very old people that we see on the streets or at the eating place. It will not be incorrect to think the older people and people who are ill is a mirror of what we can be in the future.

    We will get there feeling ill, no energy, not sharp in mind, no mood, depressed, not attractive to others anymore, bored, aged and all the things we want to avoid.

  6. sweekeong on Dec 31, 2013 at 9:04 am

    As Rinpoche has said death is certain to happen. The me thinks that it is something that never happen top me every day but on a very distance future. It thinks that death is the end and there is no control over it therefore it doesn’t have to think much about it. I think this happen to a lot of people who are living quite comfortably and busy surviving due to poverty. However for those who are at very old age , very sick from deadly disease or near death in accidents most likely they would have a very different kind experience with thoughts of death. Some would fear death, some would have no choice but to accept the coming of death, a few might have happy thoughts at that moment. It a way it seems like a self mechanism to cope with the death at hand. Then this question become a very self-evidently paramount in importance, “What is utmost important when we are alive as a human being?”

  7. Shelly tai on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us about our most important thing in our live is death. I guess non of us can run away from death death is inevitable it could happen to us any time so we really need to prepare for it.

  8. AdelineTan on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Death is inevitable, time is running out! Even though i have heard Rinpoche’s teaching on death meditation but never really consistently put into practice, must make effort to do it now for 10 minutes daily.
    After learning breath meditation lately, i find it very refreshing and calming and my mind is more at peace and focus. Thank you Rinpoche for reminding and caring for us once again.

  9. KH Ng on Dec 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. This is a reminder that life is transient and we can all die anytime. We must spend everyday for others. That is the greatest favor we can do for ourselves.

  10. Sharon Ong on Dec 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Christmas is just 2 short days away and soon a new year will dawn. Another year has passed so quickly. The sands of time flows very quickly and stops for no one. This is such an apt and timely reminder to do something truly meaningful in our lives. This year, my wish for all is “Have a Meaningful Christmas”. Thank you very much, Rinpoche for yet another wonderful post.

  11. Jace Chong on Dec 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. Yes, death meditation is very effective for me to realize how fragile we are and how not important of things that we are grasping to.

    The death meditation helps me to ‘realign’ my priority in life and even my attitude to others, because like what Rinpoche says, death is not something may or may not happen, it will happen in the end definitely.

    Several encounter of friends passing away when I was young led me to think further about life and then I really found that if we live for ourselves, it will be wasted when our body become ashes.

    So I totally agree with Rinpoche’s teachings that we should live for others.

  12. Nancy Loo on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

    To a lot of people it’s a fear or taboo when talking and discussing about death. Some even avoid attending funerals or visiting hospitals! I remembered when I attended the first Lamrin class at Kechara, we have already been reminded of death and the impermanent of life. Most of us including myself have spent most of our time struggling to protect our body and maintain our youthful look . Once I have learned that dharma, I have contemplated and realized that whatever I have done in the past are only self-treasured and surely this will lead me to no where!!! Thank you Rinpoche for your constant reminder and care for us .

    With Folded Hands

  13. mima on Dec 23, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Thank you so much Rinpoche for offering this precious advices on death and breath!

  14. Pastor Han Nee on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. If we do the death meditation, in all its details, every day, if we see ourselves being buried with the earth thrown on our coffin and the finality of being shut out completely and plunged irretrievably into darkness, then we must surely be propelled to put dharma into practice and transform.

    The, when we follow this with a ten-minute breathing meditation, and cultivate focus and concentration, we will develop calm and peace.

    It is truly powerful to do these two meditations side by side.

  15. Tong sunsun on Dec 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    意念死亡也是让我们面对自己,普遍对死亡都是恐惧的,因为不知道死亡的到来会是如何,大家都会对死亡忌讳。意念死亡也是让我们当每一天都是你活着的最后一天,珍惜当下。

  16. jerry_sito on Dec 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    许多时候,我们都避忌谈论或想起死亡,因为我们是如此的害怕,然而在佛教里,我们谈论死亡并不是要我们害怕,而是要我们成长

    我们常挂在嘴上的话语,等。。。等明天我才去做我该做的,该完成的,反正明天,大后天还有时间,然而当我们学习冥想死亡时,我们能够领悟,世间都是无常的,所以我们都把握当下的一刻,完成我们该完成的

    许多人在无常里,在不得不面对死亡真正的那一刻,突然慌张彷徨,不知所措,然而倘若我们常在冥想里学习正面地面对死亡,那么在那一刻正真到来的时候,我们反而心平静着,让我们能够让我们的气在祥和中移出,有好的转世

    所以仁波切教导我们的是正面的面对生命,冥想死亡不是要我们有邪见而是正见地帮助我们

    感恩仁波切成立了克切拉佛教中心,禅修林及讲法师制度,当我们每周参与金甲衣护法发会时,讲法师秉着仁波切的教诲与传承,给予我们所有的参与者,一个学习禅修静坐,呼吸法的帮助与教导

    感恩仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  17. freon on Dec 22, 2013 at 3:49 am

    This is a very powerful meditation, is a reminder to me that i am not alive forever. Instead, i might just die tonite and never see the sun tomorrow.
    After the meditation, whatever negative feelings, anger, jealous, frustrated is not an important issues anymore. The important things that i can think of is have i accumulated enough merits for myself, so that i can be as lucky as this life : to meet dharma , to meet with H.E Tsem Rinpoche, to be able to work for Dharma. To born with complete senses, in good environment .
    The thoughts go on to the people i love have enough Dharma knowledge for them to change their life into better one and for their future lifetimes.
    Have i done my work well today, so that will not passed my unfinished work to other and cause them to curse me over my death body because of burdening them.
    Many thoughts arises after this meditation. Everything is impermanent, people around me must have karmic connection with me thus i have to practice compassion, patient and skillful means. May i able to release from my tight mind

    • sweekeong on Dec 31, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Death meditation make us focus what is truly important. What is truly important may not be beneficial for me, that is self gain, self importance but something which has longer lasting positive impact on others. Also it comes down to the fact that if every one does is only care about own self there would not be enough to go around because every one would fight for food, resources. In away it is sharing our lives with others because we are indeed dependent on others to live in this very short life.

  18. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche. My mother has always been telling me that whenever she does this kind of visualisation, she would feel like something is choking her and that she couldn’t breathe. I personally have not tried doing it yet, but I think this is to help us to let go of our attachments so when our deaths arrive, we will not be over attached with our bodies.

  19. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Dec 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this instruction AGAIN and again to remind us what to do and this short explanation is short and clear. Death meditation if we do it diligently and consistently it is supposed to have the motivational effect to push us to go further and beyond.

  20. Sean Wang on Dec 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Nothing is certain in this life but one thing. That is death. We will never live forever, we will always die regardless of how we take care of ourselves. So, why waste our lives making ourselves better and healthier for ourselves when it is all going to end one day. We should spend our lives helping others instead.

  21. Ck siah on Dec 21, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享。 死亡重生禅修对每一个人都很重要,同修们可以自己禅修。记得几年前还没有来克切拉佛教团体前,在xx心灵课程有学过这一课。现在在克切拉里经过仁波切的开示, 令我更加了解死亡重生禅修的意义和重要性,让我更容易进入禅修,可消除障碍和让心识净化。

  22. Wylfred Ng on Dec 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    I attended the Death Meditation at Sunday Dharma Class before, but too bad i did not put the practice as one of my daily sadhana.

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

  23. Low Khjb on Dec 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.Yes,life is indeed short and we should be aware of our own action every moment.Death is eminent and we could not avoid it.

  24. Alex Tan on Dec 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Although it is only twenty minutes investment daily, but the death and breathing meditation will bring great benefits to oneself when done properly and consistently.

    It is a very low maintenance but yet powerful instructions to help busy people of today. Thank you, Rinpoche.

  25. Joy on Sep 6, 2013 at 2:28 am

    A simple meditation we can do daily with our sadhana to remind us of impermanence of our body. If we imagine ourselves rotting, I think we would learn to appreciate what we have and everything around us better.

    We would change our attitude and the bad habits that we do that creates suffering for ourselves. It would make us less attached and we would stop being angry and blaming others for our own failures.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this great reminder that all things are just illusions that will one day will surely fade. All we can take is the deeds we have done. I am glad I in Dharma everyday and to be around Rinpoche who guides us through many skillful means to wake us up before it is too late!

  26. Padam on May 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Thank You for this reminder!
    Love – Padam, Weinviertel nesar Vienna, Austria

  27. sarahyap on Feb 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    This is great! People often say that they do not have enough time due to their commitments etc… but I don’t believe that we can’t even spare 10 minutes for the wellness of our mind and meditate on the impermanence of our life.

    Just catch a 10 minutes break during lunch time, get a quiet spot and do this meditation… it will surely be beneficial for us to do it daily, not to mention how it will train our mind to focus, and have a more quiet mind.

  28. Martin on Dec 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    To visualize myself stuck in a dark box with hardly enough space to move, to be fully aware that I am dead and to be able to smell the earth that bury me, or feel the heat of the furnace just outside the box creeping its way to my body, and then to realize that I do not know where I am heading, fills me with a certain fear and panic, especially the realisation that, at the point in time, there is nothing I can do anymore.

    When we are alive we busy ourselves by filling our senses with pleasurable things and pursue goals which we think are important, but not so when we imagine ourselves in the coffin. That is all fine, but these things also distract us from preparing well for the eventuality that is death and the life we will assume thereafter. Death will come to us all and that sense of helplessness and panic will come for sure, unless we prepare now and do what we know will fill us with peace and anticipation instead.

    It is good that we do not end the death meditation in fear but proceed to do breathing meditation after that, which brings our mind back to the realization that we still have a short opportunity left and must now to use the time properly to study and practice the Dharma which is the only thing that can help us.

    The only things that goes with us to our death and travels with us to the next life is our subtle mind, and therefore that is what we need to protect, nurture, develop and abide within. Only Dharma can teach us how to do all those things.

  29. wei theng on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche!
    When we use 10 min of our day to do this death meditation, and another 10 min to do the breath meditation, I noticed that on I can be less attached to things, also not so easily get agitated and can do things in a clearer and calmer way!

  30. grace (KSJC) on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Powerful massage to bring us back that what is the basic for us if we really want to make changes and improve our practice. to have mediation on death to remind us life is short , we should slowly let go all the attachment that we chasing for with our whole life.

  31. Leann Lim on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meditation method and is very useful. People always have wrong view on meditation, that to view on ’empty’ or nothing and relax enough, but i think meditation on nothing and empty is different. Like the post explain when meditation you will feel calm, focused and aware of everything around you clearly. when meditation we still mindfulness and sometimes we meditated on some purpose like thinking about our life topic, focus on one purpose or regret , what we regret on and firm it.

    This death meditation is quite advance and really good to try.I try before and is quite ‘scary’ at beginning, and at the stage ‘ being buried’ ,and i have stop and did not continue.i will continue do again once i have very stable on breath meditation.

  32. Yoke Fui on Jun 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I’ve seen people passed on with a smile on their faces like they were just falling into the sweetest dreams, I’ve also seen people struggled for days , clinging on to their last breath.

    We can’t tell for sure how our last moment would be but with the daily meditation on our OWN DEATH, familiarize ourselves with this eventuality we would definitely reduce our attachments to the present life. When our draw our final breath, may we be not afraid of the unknown and maintain a clear image of our Guru for as long as we can.

  33. Karen C. on Jun 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    There is this movie “After Life” which i find quite interesting. It depicts a young lady who is caught in between life and death. After her sudden death, she felt lost, therefore having “mental instability”, refuse to accept her death and clung on her life. It is saddening to see how the lady struggles in the process of “dying”, how she is so attached to her body. It reminds me of the ignorance in us which actually blindly make us believe that although death is certain, when it happens, we are freak out and refuse to accept. I mean who doesn’t afraid of death? But by understanding the cycle of human life scientifically and karmically, it would definitely make death more acceptable. This ten minutes of meditation is definitely a preliminary practice for us to accept death.

  34. Lim KSJC on Jun 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    We come to the world with nothing so at the end we will back with nothing. After know a little bit of Dharma, we notice that only Dharma knowledge and Karma will follow us. So we should grab the every good opportunity to create good Karma no only for this life but for future life also. We already know how to do then what are we waiting for???

  35. June Tang (JB) on Jun 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    万般带不走,只有业跟随!不管我们是国家精英或贩夫走卒,终究难逃一死。只有活在当下,学习佛法与禅修,让自己和身边的人更快乐;活着才更有价值,才不会辜负上师对我们的教导!!

  36. Sock Wan on Jun 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

    By constantly reminding ourselves how unpredictable our lives are, we learn how to let go, not holding on to things. Life become better and more meaningful with a swift in our mind.

  37. Wan Wai Meng on May 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Death is the final destination. I remember a friend who told me she got into the spiritual path because she remembered god while she was dancing away in a club. Which told me she probably also thought about death and how she would face God then. I do believe strongly that spiritual path without thinking or reflecting on death won’t be very real or powerful.

  38. Garrick Zircon on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these techniques 🙂

  39. patsy on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for constantly reminding us that nothing last forever. Life is so uncertain but death is.

  40. ECheah on Apr 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Our mind always plays tricks on us. We tend focus on pleasant thoughts. Ugly truths are kept far from our thoughts, we bury them, pretend or don’t want to think about them. That’s our way of coping and surviving hoping that if we don’t think about them, they go away. But how long can we pretend? Death is a taboo subject in some cultures. People think we should’nt talk about death because we might get what we ask for if we keep talking about it. So better not talk about it, then it won’t happen. Even funerals are avoided, as they bring bad luck. Is that escapism or stupidity or both?

  41. tenzin llhamo on Apr 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for always reminding how short life is!

  42. Antoinette on Apr 4, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I always have to be reminded. I know the benefit but so quickly forgotten. As you said it is always more difficult to do the good things. Thank you for your caring for us.

  43. keith on Apr 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Though the physicality of death destroys us, the idea of death can save us.
    -Irvin Yalom

  44. keith on Apr 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Sadhu!Sadhu!Sadhu! I enjoy death meditation because it can truly motivate me not to procrastinate and practice harder without delay. It also creates a sense of urgency while contemplating death. It’s a reality check to contemplate the inevitability of death and the uncertainty of the time of death. Thank you Rinpoche for suggesting doing breath meditation afterwards, so that we can be grateful and mindful of the present moment, it reminds me of Ven.Thich Nhat Hanh’s calligraphy: “Breathe you are alive”.

  45. James Long on Apr 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    我们终究都会离去。每一天的禅修,提醒自己,反而能让我们更加珍惜身边的每一个人事物,更容易地放开让我们不开心的状况。没什么是值得我们紧握不放的,属于我们的最后都会属于别人。

  46. SEReNa on Apr 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Somehow when i do breath meditation, i feel the “heaviness” of my mind and body is released one layer by one layer. I feel GOOD. I should do it everyday.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this. 🙂

  47. So Kin Hoe on Apr 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche. Death is indeed a fact in the end.

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    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
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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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
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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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
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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
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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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

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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
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
  • 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.
    10 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.
    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.
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    10 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
    10 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
    11 months ago
    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
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    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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    1 years ago
    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!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    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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