Transcript: You Don’t Own Your Body

Jan 11, 2014 | Views: 1,402

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear Dharma seekers,

A few months ago, I gave an impromptu short Dharma talk to a few students. It was on the significance of treating our human body as a vehicle.

If you have ever thought about why you are unhappy, and what the formula to happiness is… this video will be interesting to you. Even if you have never asked yourself these type of questions before, I thought that it would be beneficial for everyone to listen to this short talk and to meditate on the logic behind it. 

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

You Don’t Own Your Body

 

      You Don't Own Your Body

 


 

Transcript: You Don’t Own Your Body by Tsem Rinpoche

Transcribed by Sarah Yap

JJ is a part of you as much as you are a part of you, and that is false, because you are not a part of you as much as JJ is not a part of you. Because JJ’s body and your body are both borrowed.

They both don’t belong to you. Both the bodies do not belong to you. You are a temporary resident of that room. So if you are a temporary resident of that room, why would you put so much energy into something that doesn’t belong to you? And you won’t be able to keep because in the end it will just be discarded.

So if it doesn’t belong to you, why would you put so much energy towards it? And now you are getting this information on an intellectual level. If you think about it and meditate, everyday… you will disassociate. And when you disassociate, you will not abandon your body, you will not let it go, you will not neglect it, in fact you will care for it more. Why? Because you realize that it is not something you own, it’s a vehicle you can use to do better with.

In fact, your body becomes a vehicle, not a property. So when you meditate on this correctly and well, what happens? Your body becomes a vehicle, not a property. Instead of having to own a car, you just ride a bus, you don’t have to take care of the bus, someone else will.

So when we keep thinking “This is my body, I have to pleasure it, I am stuck, I am claustrophobic, I don’t want to do this, I want to do that, I’m not happy, you said this to me, you did that to me” and you always think like that. You start implanting in your mind, ownership of something you don’t own. And all the problems arise from that. You start creating ownership of something you don’t own. You own your body as much as you own the person next to you. If you look at it on an ultimate sense, it makes sense.

So if you don’t own the body next to you, left and right, in front of you and behind you, that’s why you are not so concerned about the next person, you also don’t own your body. You have ZERO control of your body. ZERO. Anytime your body can shut down on you and you’re gone. Anytime.

We may think, “Oh, but I’m young, I’m only 31, 32…” No, look at Justin, in front of our eyes, a very beautiful person had to leave, had to pass away. No signs a week ago before his passing, no signs a month ago, no signs a year ago, no signs a day ago, no signs even 1 hour ago. No signs even 1 minute before. It wasn’t like he was crawling and then he collapsed, he just collapsed. And then within 2 hours our Dharma brother passed away, in front of our eyes. Which he proved to us that he did not own his body. And what happened to our Dharma brother will happen to all of us in one way or another.

So if you don’t own the bodies next to you, and therefore you don’t have that much ownership or responsibility for, or attachment or you won’t work as hard for it, you should apply the same principles to yourself. That you also don’t own your own body.

And if we keep thinking, if we keep thinking we own our own body, if we keep thinking that, all of our sufferings, all of our disillusionment, all of our anger, all of our self-attachment, self fears, insecurities will keep coming up more and more and more, and you know what’s horrible? The insecurities, the fears, the attachments will increase with age. And even worse, with age you can’t fulfill all of your attachments. If you want to smoke 50 packs a day you can’t anymore because you’re going to wheeze. It’s not like when you’re 20. If you want to go out and you want to have a relationship with every pretty girl, you can’t, your body can’t take it anymore. If you want to go disco all night and take drugs all night, you can’t, you can’t even stay awake past 12 anymore. If you want to go clubbing anymore, they will say, “Hey Grandpa, what are you doing here? Time to go home. Take a Geritol and go to sleep.” So even if, and the sad thing is as you get older the attachment get stronger, they don’t get less. Do you know why? If you can’t break your habit of 1 year or 2 year, how can you break your habit of 30 years, 40 years? And in fact our habituations when we’re older we keep doing it is what creates trouble in the family, in ourselves, and in the people around us.

So when we think about it very carefully, all this arises from holding the “I” / “Nga” very strongly. “Me”, “I”, that doesn’t exist. And when we realize the “I” that’s associated with this body doesn’t exist, you know what happens? We start disassociating. Does it makes us cold? No.

In the interim, in between, ‘bardo’, in the interim, it makes us a little stand-off-ish, a little confused, because we’re trying to find our way. Because our whole life we have been trying to hold on to this body, suddenly we realize it doesn’t belong to us.

I give you an example that is a little crude, but it’s close. Suddenly you find out when you’re 20, you’re adopted. “Oh my god! You mean you’re not my parents? You mean you’re not my cousin, you’re not my mother, you’re not my sister, you’re not my aunt?” And everybody suddenly, immediately looks like strangers, outsiders – something not connected to you anymore. Suddenly you find out you’re adopted. Everything you believed is gone.

Similarly, you will have period of, an interim period of you don’t know what’s going on, confusion, little stand-off-ish, maybe some tears, maybe a little bit of movement, but then you will come to terms and say, “Wait a minute, how many years have I wasted with this body?” And in the end, it’s exactly like the body next to me that I don’t own.

So what happens is that your body doesn’t become a property, it becomes a vehicle. What’s the difference when you view your body as a vehicle? Then you use it for the greater good of others. What’s the difference when you see your body as property? Then you keep self-indulging. See the difference?

If we keep our body and keep thinking that it is property, we will continue to self-indulge until we cannot, until we get bored, until we become lonely, or until we self-indulge so much that we sacrificed everything that had meaning for self-indulgence to the point of it has no more meaning anymore.

There are people who sacrifice things with meaning for self-indulgence, until the self-indulgence itself becomes a bore. And then loneliness, bitterness, unhappiness settles in. Why does it settle in? Because it is a natural way for a cognizing mind, a perceiving intelligent mind to say, “What was that all about?” And when the mind finds out what we have been doing has no meaning, of course you feel like you’ve wasted your time.

If you spend millions and millions of dollars on something and no one uses it and there is no use, what will you feel? You’re going to feel you’ve wasted your money. Any normal person will feel, who will say, “Oh it’s okay, the money will come, no problem lets waste more”. So any self-cognizing person with any sort of intelligence will feel, “Whatever I have done with my body is such a waste. Such a waste”. And that’s how we’ll feel. So when we think about it carefully, everything I’m telling you should not be used for criticism, or pointing fingers, or right or wrong. But it should be used as self-discovery, truth.

If we use it as self-discovery, you know what will happen? So, we might be afraid, “Oh, when I start realizing this about my body, I might become cold and disassociate from my pets, from my partners, from my kids, from my parents, from my friends”. Oh, on the contrary, when you disassociate yourself from property to vehicle, you have opened up the greatest vista to love, cherish and take care of everyone around you with no agenda. You start to love with no agenda.

Why? Because it’s a vehicle now, it’s not an ownership. Does everybody understand? How do we create effortless love, how do we create love without agenda, how can we create the attitude of bending ourselves backwards for others effortlessly, tirelessly, continuously – how? By viewing our body as a vehicle. A vehicle to a greater end, a vehicle to something better, a vehicle to something higher. When we view our body as ownership, depression, unhappiness, selfishness, all that becomes reinforced. There is a difference when you view your body as ownership or vehicle. Ownership means you own it, you take care of it, you focus all of your energy on “me, me, me, me, me”. Cause I own it, me, mine, me. So that “me me me me me” get’s reinforced.

Whereas if you see your body as ownership, when you see as ownership, all the unhappiness will increase with time. Cause everything you like to do you can’t do anymore, but the attachment will still be there. The body will become your traitor. But whereas if you see your body as a vehicle, you won’t over indulge, you won’t self indulge. Why? Why work so hard for something you don’t own? So therefore if you see your body as a vehicle, vehicle means to take you from point A to B. From point A (me) to point B (others) – happiness, growth.

So by meditating on these precious teachings, by meditating on these precious teachings, what happens? Our bad habits become easier to let go of, our feeling of restlessness to go do something becomes less, doing work for others becomes pleasurable, and as you age you become gracious, light, inspiration, a guide, beautiful, mature, looked up to, and a person people fold their hands and go, “That’s a wonderful person”, as you age. As opposed to when you treat your body as something you own, as you age, “Oh! Still like that ah? So old still like that ah? So old still think like that ah?” Yes.

So today’s explanation is not about becoming a colder, uncaring, irresponsible person. In fact, you become the opposite. Examples of people who are selfless, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, maybe even Aung San Suu Kyi. Instead of becoming bitter, and unhappy, and lonely and abandoned, the minute we hear Nelson Mandela is not well, we all light some incense to hope he will get well very quick. I’m concerned when he was ill recently. The whole world is concerned because this person cared about the whole world. So, the whole world will care back.

Now, what about the other hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa who are still ill that we know nothing about. Well with respect to them, they cared about no one I think, so no one cares about them. And that’s how we need to think.

So when we disassociate our mind from our body we don’t become colder, we don’t become cruel, uncaring or narrow. In fact, we open the doorways to become bigger. All our fears and insecurities will go down. Why? Fear and insecurity can only hide in the dark, and exist in the dark. Where there is light, they cannot exist. Darkness is selfishness, light is giving and love, and care for others. So where there is light there cannot be darkness, where there is no darkness the things that abide or live in the dark must die, must exit, must go away. Selfishness live in the dark, and darkness is me. And when we let go of that we live in the light, when we live in the light, insecurity and all that goes away. Why does it goes away? Because when there is light insecurity and fear and selfishness cannot live.

And when we do this kind of meditation every single day, at the time of death we don’t need a Lama to do Powa for us, consciousness transference, we can do Powa ourselves. We can think about Lama Tsongkhapa, we can think about Manjushri, we can think about Vajrayogini, we can think about our Gurus, anything that reminds us of virtuous activity. Anything. We can think about the Ladrang, we can think about Gaden, we can think about a Tsoksha, we can think about monks, we can think about nuns, anything that relates to our virtuous activities, as we are dying when we focus, we think about this. It will open up the good karma that we’ve accumulated, and from here, our consciousness, tsheg bar will leave. And when our consciousness leave from here (the crown of our head) we take a very good rebirth. And when we take a good rebirth, where we have left off in this life’s journey, we continue. So if we left off at 4, next life we continue at 5. Whereas normal people leave off at 1, they return back to 1. Then they die, they will die again at 1, they go start again at 1. Then they die again, and some start off at zero cause they can take a lower rebirth. Now, do lower rebirths such as spirits and ghosts exist? Do they exist Vinnie?

Vinnie: Yes.

Well, if lower existence such as ghosts and spirits exist why can’t we go there? Why can’t we die and reincarnate as them? And when our body actually, physically, karmically starts to disassociates with our mind that’s called death, then whatever we have done will catch up. All the good stuff will catch up, all the bad stuff will catch up. Good and bad is deciphered by me and them. All the activities you did for them, is good. All the activities you did for me, reinforces the “me”, so next life you start at 1 again. So, this good and bad is not like the Christian Judeo sense of punishment, hell or heaven, it’s more of the reaffirmation of the self selfish mind that you come back living that selfish life again and again and again and again. And in one blunt clear simple sentence: selfishness hurts. It hurts us and it hurts others.

Selfishness hurts. Who in this room have experienced the pain of other people’s selfishness? Please raise your hand (Rinpoche raises hand). Who in this room has given pain to others due to our own selfishness? (Rinpoche raises hand) Me too. Was giving selfishness pleasant? Now that we retrospect that? Not really. Was getting the pain of someone’s selfishness, the result of selfishness, did it feel good to you? No. So selfishness we can see logically is not good, we just decided. The council here decided.

So what have we decided? Is selfishness a pleasurable feeling or dis-pleasurable?

Students: Dis-pleasurable.

Okay, if selfishness is dis-pleasurable, not pleasurable, then the causes of selfishness is positive or negative?

Students: Negative.

If the causes of selfishness is negative, then we must remove the causes, correct? If we remove the causes we don’t create the pain. That’s it, the council has decided. We didn’t need the Buddha to come here and tell us, we didn’t need Trijang Rinpoche to come and tell us, we didn’t need Palden Lhamo to come and tell us, we used our own intelligent human minds to say, “Hey, I’ve experienced other people who have very selfish, thought about themselves and they didn’t care about me, they didn’t care about the repercussions of their actions. They didn’t care about how they hurt us, they didn’t care about how they disappointed us and it hurts. It hurts! Wow I felt that. And then when I retrospected back some of the things I did, I myself did and it really hurt people when I found out. I feel, I’m embarrassed, it’s hard to look at that person in the face.”

So, the selfishness I’ve given to people hurts them and me, the selfishness they’ve given to me hurts me and them. So therefore the council here can conclude, selfishness is negative. How logical Buddhism is, how logical it all is. This is what Lama Tsongkhapa have been talking about in the Lam Rim. This is what Shantideva keeps talking about in Bodhisattva Charyavatara. This is what Shantarakshita keeps taking about in The Wheel of Sharp Weapons. This is what all these masters been talking about. And here you know what, most of us here have not read the works of these masters but, we have decided that selfishness is not good and it’s painful and that’s the logic of it.

So the next time we are in the state of confusion, disarray, don’t know what to do – sit back and meditate. Find refuge in yourself, find refuge in your truth, find refuge in your contemplation, find refuge in your knowledge. The knowledge I give you now when obstacles arises don’t let it become intellectual and say, “I know that but I can’t do it”. Then you deserve all the pain you’re going to get.

It’s like people who saym “Hey I’m going to traffic drugs in Malaysia”, and they get to jail, and then their parents are upset, their friends are upset, their girlfriend’s upset, their boyfriend’s upset and they are crying, they’re begging the judge. But look, you knew, you were told and you said, “Never mind”. So when you’re in jail on death row, why should anybody fight for you? Why should you be sad or scared? You knew. So therefore it is very important.

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  1. Yee Yin on Sep 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Apart from our body, there are many things that we don’t own. The money, house, cars and things that we think we own them, we actually don’t. This is because when we die, we cannot take them with us.

    The only thing we take with us is our karma. Whatever action or thoughts we have, they become our karma. Having a good motivation will make our thoughts or actions become positive karma or merit. These are the most important things that will determine whether we will end up in a good or bad place.

    Therefore, it makes sense to spend our time and effort to develop good qualities so that we can somehow reduce our sufferings. When we realise what we have do not belong to us, we will learn to let go and be detached. It does not mean we abandon things that we love or like, it means our state of mind will not be determined by these things.

  2. Lin Mun on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    It is true we don’t own this our body. We will get old and our body will deteriorate and then die in the end. It is a process we can’t stop and avoid. By understanding this we will then learn to eliminate our negative action, let go of our attachment, anger and selfishness. Nothing belongs to us and since we have this body, we should utilise it to engage in more positive activities and dharma work in order to benefit others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching.

  3. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    If you know you don’t own your body, as it will shut down on you anytime, you will let go of all of your clinging to “I” and you will let go of your anger, attachment, fears and insecurities.

    If you see your body as a vehicle instead of a property, you will use it for the greater good of others.

    When you dissociate yourself from “property” to “vehicle”, you will open up a greater vista to love and cherish others and take care of everyone.around you without agenda! It becomes a pleasure to work for others.”

    When we view our body as something we own and our whole focus is on indulging in it, we are doomed to suffer depression and loneliness as we grow into our old age. Our body will betray us. It will start to decay and our limbs and faculties will begin to degenerate.

    Better to grow into our old age by focusing outward and cherishing and serving others. When we are not focussed on our own body and ourselves, we will let go of negative habituations, gain greater peace and grow old with grace.

  4. Stella Cheang on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this very important teaching. Our body does not belong to us. It will shut down anytime without even the courtesy of giving us prior notice. When our body shuts down, our consciousness will continue on. It makes good sense to understand deeply how it works after our body shut down. When our consciousness leaves our body and takes a rebirth, it continues where is was left off in this life’s journey. Appreciate very much the simple mathematical example given by Rinpoche; i.e. when someone practices Dharma leave at 4, next life the person continues at 5. But for those who are not practicing, we leave off at 1, we return back to 1. Then we die, again at 1, and start again at 1. Then we die again, and sometimes start off at zero because we can take a lower rebirth.

  5. Jayce Goh on Jun 18, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I love this teaching very much and listen to Rinpoche talk over and over again. We don’t own our body. Is simple and logic. We cant control it, it grows old and it rotten after we death. What we have now is just a vehicles for us to travel and do things physically. It won’t last. What makes you feel that we will own this body forever ? we have been spend so much time to decorate it, to put on branded , to put on make up and all preservative to maintain it. Are we wasting our time on keeping something impermanent ?

    It inspire me much with this teaching, when we understand impermanence , we would rather spend more time to build inner growth with learning dharma.

  6. TomY on Feb 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    “Now, what about the other hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa who are still ill that we know nothing about. Well with respect to them, they cared about no one I think, so no one cares about them. And that’s how we need to think.”

    that is a bit cruel, they are ill and maybe in the karmic sense it is something they have sown. however for us to not care feels lacking of sincerity & compassion. i see myself in people around me, i might not condone what they do, but to some degree i can understand and accept it. and when i see someone in pain, i feel pain for him/her. maybe in the logic of the idea structure, it is okay not to care, but to me, we should.

    on the issue of bodies and what we own, it is something alive, manifestation of this live universe, and we should honour it by treating it well, not disrespecting its mechanisms to preventable disease or obesity. we are healthy, so that we can be healthy for others around us.

    and in regards to hands, we have two. one to help ourselves, one to help others. these are just my humble thoughts.

  7. Chris Chong on Feb 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this teaching.

    I myself had hurt others with my own selfishness, and hurt by selfishness of others. Selfishness is the act of cherishing the “I” that is so feeble and doesnt belong to us at all. We keep thinking that we will live long but to the contrary, we have absolutely no control on that. We will just leave this body when we draw our last breath. We have to think far than just this life which will end anytime soon.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  8. Edwin Tan on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Thank you Rinpoche, for the deep, profound teaching.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    If we do not think we own our bodies we will operate very differently. Our bodies is like a room that we have paid for temporarily in a hotel. Since it is borrowed why should we renovate it?

  10. Pastor Adeline on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:41 am

    If my body belongs to me, it should be growing the way I wanted it to be; it should come with me when I die; it should always be well; it should always smells good; it should stay young forever. How cruel is it that my body doesn’t belongs to me, others have to take care of it when I die, they clean, they place me into the coffin, they send me off to be buried or to be cremated. The body is my burden when I’m alive, others’ when I die.

  11. Uncle Eddie on Feb 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Yes, as said, no one owns his/her own body. From life to life it is said there is a complete change of body, country and even universe. It is not surprising that we hear of people able to remember previous lives which stretch even further back in time. Even though we are not able to perceive them, it is said we lived countless past lives! It is also said that life accordingly is dependent for its very existence on previous and future lives. It is of course, not the matter of the impermanent physical body which changes constantly, but our present mind, which is part of the continum of mind of our previous lives. Although the body ceases to function at death, the mind does not. It is said that it will proceed to the next life and many, many other lives.

  12. Choongs on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for this teaching.

    What do you tell someone who also thinks alike, that his/her body does not belong to him/her, but who trashes his/her own body or partakes in highly risky activities?

  13. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this lovely teaching. It reminds us that the Buddha Dharma has its basis in logic. The best logic is this – since we don’t own our body,then we should not be so attached to it.Our attachment is a form of invidious clinging that comes from our thinking that “I” abides in the body. But there is really no “I” At death the body in which we think the “I ” abides disintegrates and becomes nothing but bones or ashes.

    We don’t own our body. If we don’t own it , we should have no attachment to it. This non-attachment opens us up naturally to others as it removes selfishness( that come from attachment to “I”). Without this attachment, our fears and hatred and cravings should no longer be present. Without this , we can turn outward and become selfless and loving and caring of others. These are beautiful emotions that must surely bring us real happiness.

    Instead of viewing our body as a possession, we now see it as a vehicle that we can use to take us to higher levels (via working for and benefiting others) and to real lasting peace and happiness.

  14. Pastor Martin on Jan 14, 2014 at 11:25 am

    These short teachings are vey powerful because they go straight to addressing what afflicts people, in a way which is simple to understand and offers immediate solutions. That we do not own our bodies and therefore do not need to focus so much attention to it, can also be applied also to much of our thoughts – thoughts that make us want and need and demand. The important lesson that Rinpoche offers here is that we are not obliged to be stuck with our body and the way we think and we can disassociate progressively from that which drives us further into our negative states.

    All the imageries here, such as to look at our body as not belonging to us – only borrowed and to be used as a vehicle, are meant to switch the way we think away from ourselves. Focussing on ourselves reinforces the delusion that is the beginning of all our problems. These teachings make it much easier to understand why we have to transform and how we can begin to bend our habituated thoughts into the proper light and see them for what they are.

  15. Datuk May on Jan 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Everything that we think we own is but a delusion, especially our body which we hold onto so dearly. We associate “me” to our physical form when actually the real me is the mind. The mind continues lives after lives in any form in any of the 6 realms.

    However when we are born into this human life, I personally feel that we are in the same form as when Shakymuni Buddha attained enlightenment and as such we should with the right mind study Dharma and practise Dharma and when we die we leave behind this borrowed vehicle of a body and go to another rebirth.

    With the proper practice of the Dharma, then we can come back and take off in the Dharma without any further waste of time.

    This is my aspiration with what I have left in this life and I thank Rinpoche who is always there to remind and guide me. I am so blessed.

  16. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this teaching. This is exactly the question that I have been trying to ask my mind.

    Regards

    Valentina

  17. Yeo (Kuantan) on Jan 12, 2014 at 2:05 am

    执‘我‘,会带给我们烦恼和痛苦。人身难得,别让五毒给侵犯和占据,导致下一世修得畜生身,饿鬼身或地狱身,倒不如放下执‘我‘和坚持五戒,下一世修得比这一世更好的人身,或天人身,或修往净土。
    感谢仁波切分享,祝您吉祥,如意,长寿,安康!

  18. henry ooi on Jan 12, 2014 at 12:18 am

    This video may be short yet concise and profound. Very good to reflect on before time runs out.

  19. Tommie on Jan 12, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Thank you for this very profound teaching.

  20. - on Jan 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thankyou so much for posting this Rinpoche. It is the something so helpful to remember. . will either bookmark this page or print it out, as it is something, which I need to remember (and think about) everyday! It is one of those things which you come across occasionally, which you know, if you remember it, it can change things
    or have an effect. . thankyou so much for sharing this.

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  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 07:11 PM
    Wonderful Laos

    Many visitors are attracted to its laid-back lifestyle, enchanting temples, mysterious plains, ethnic mountain villages and beautiful sunsets, especially by the scenery surrounding the Mekong, which explains why the word Lao means “please don’t rush”. If you’re looking for a place that has spirituality, somewhere that is a little different, a country that’s somewhat off the beaten track, Laos is a country that many will not regret visiting.

    Planning to travel? Why not consider Laos: http://bit.ly/2VVgQ5L
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 04:37 PM
    Unlike most children his age, Luiz Antonio wants to eat his vegetables. It’s the other stuff that apparently gives him second thoughts.

    As evidence, YouTube user Flavia Cavalcanti has an adorable video, originally uploaded in Portuguese, of little Luiz struggling to comprehend the origins of his meal. Potato? Easy enough. Rice? Sure. Octopus gnocchi? Fat chance.

    In a recently uploaded version with English subtitles, Luiz dances around the subject a bit, asking simple questions trying to grasp how, exactly, the “legs” of an octopus ended up on his plate; more importantly, he wonders, what happened to the rest of the octopus?

    “Is his head still in the sea?” Luiz asks his mom, who responds, “It’s at the fish market.”

    “The man chopped it?” Luiz asks. His mom then informs him that all animals we eat, even chickens, are chopped up, prompting the sharp realization, “No! Those are animals!”

    “So… when we eat animals they die!” a wide-eyed Luiz acknowledges. “Why do they die? I don’t like that they die. I like that they stay standing up… These animals — you gotta take care of them… and not eat them!”

    After that epiphany, Luiz realizes his mom has been touched by his compassion.

    “Why are you crying?” he asks.

    “I’m not crying,” his mother responds. “I’m just touched by you.”

    “I’m doing something beautiful?” Luiz wonders aloud, prompting his mom to direct him back to the plate, “Eat! No need to eat the octopus, all right?”

    Watch the video at http://bit.ly/32u0q6T
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:19 PM
    Wow … the first title published by Kechara Comics in Nepali. That is wonderful now with this Nepali version comic more and more Nepalis people will get to read , understand about Dorje Shugden. Looking at those comic pictures tells us a thousand words even those who could not read it. It’s a good way sharing , as in Malaysia alone there are thousands of Nepalis foreign workers working here.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for sharing this amazing and interesting video about oracles. A rare opportunity where we are given the chance to view those videos. Oracles acts as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought. In Tibet tradition oracles have played, and continue to play, an important part in religion, doctrine, and prophecy. Tibetans rely on oracles for various reasons such as healing of their diseases and on all important occasions. In Tibet, they have the Nechung Oracle and other oracles. The purpose of the oracles is not just to forecast the future but do assist in decision-making and providing intelligence on state matters. I have seen mediums taking trance and it is much different from Tibetans oracles from what I saw from these videos. Hopefully the Tibetan tradition oracles could be preserved , where more will benefit. One such famous oracle is the Panglung oracle where the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden took trance . In fact had helped HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in Tibet to India back 1959. As advice by the oracle Chushi Gangdruk guerrilla group was formed and had escorted Dalai Lama safely into exile.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:14 PM
    Wow …wonderful Kechara Comic publication now came out with this important history in comic form of how HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in 1959. The truth should be made known to all. Now coming up with this , more and more people get to know of the truth. It is our Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden that has saved Dalai Lama. Dorje Shugden who is a fully enlightened Buddha has helped millions and had benefited many which we all cannot denied. During the most difficult moments, Dorje Shugden will help us nor matter what race, religion one practice or pray to.
    Thank you Kechara Comics publication. Well done ….

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 02:06 PM
    There are many types of people out there. But one thing is for sure, we are all not the same. We come from different backgrounds, upbringings and cultures. But it’s confirmed none of us would like pain, experience pain or even think of pain. Who in their right mind would enjoy pain? No one. Pain is something that brings tremendous displeasure especially when it’s physically. Imagine someone cutting you, burning you, decapitating you, skinning you or cooking you while you are still alive? Well this is what we do to others. Imagine their pain.

    There are cultures that due to ecological conditions they have to rely on meat. I don’t agree but I understand. But to kill an animal is very bad, but to do it slowly is really the ultimate in sadism and cruelty. And if it’s for fun or just our taste buds, it’s equally cruel. What type of cruel mind can slowly kill an animal for just the taste buds? I certainly can never do this.

    See this video. Share with others. I stress to share it with others. Don’t say it’s hard to watch. For every piece of meat we have eaten, we owe it to animals to see what they go through to fulfill our taste palates. We owe it to them and their pain.

    This is one of the most disturbing videos I have ever come across. I repeat humbly to share this with others to create awareness. Please social media this all over. Create awareness so this happens less and less. I thank you ahead of time.

    http://bit.ly/2J2tP04
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 02:02 PM
    As the number of poached rhinos are breaking records in both South Africa and Kenya, please keep up your support of the men and women who are dedicating so much of their time, money and – in some cases – putting their very lives at risk for the survival of the African rhinos.

    South Africa has already lost more than 400 rhinos to poachers this year, including 265 in Kruger National Park. Many of the poachers are based across the border in Mozambique; to send a letter of protest to the Mozambique High Commission in South Africa, click on this link: http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1736&ea.campaign.id=21066&ea.tracking.id=fb&en_chan=fb&en_ref=19085575.

    Kenya, too, is experiencing its worst rhino poaching year in decades, with many of its dedicated rhino sanctuaries being targeted. With a much smaller rhino population than South Africa, it is critical that the country’s remaining rhinos are cared for and protected – an expensive undertaking, but one our children and grandchildren will suffer for if we do not succeed.

    In this photograph, taken at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in December last year, a Samburu warrior expresses grief over the discovery of a poached black rhino. Owning a perfect track record until 2009, the conservancy has lost eleven rhinos to poachers since, despite spending millions of dollars on security every year. Now, more than ever, our support is needed.

    http://bit.ly/2MT64sL
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 01:47 PM
    (CNN) — Packed tight into wire baskets — sometimes 20 or more to a cage — animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs every year are smuggled from northeast Thailand across the Mekong River destined for restaurants in Vietnam.

    Dehydrated, stressed, some even dying of suffocation on the trip, the dogs are often stacked 1,000 to a truck on a journey that lasts for days.

    “Obviously when you’ve got dogs stacked on top of each other they start biting each other because they are so uncomfortable, any kind of movement then the dog next to the one that’s being crushed is going to bite back,” said Tuan Bendixsen, director of Animals Asia Foundation Vietnam, a Hanoi-based animal welfare group.

    When they arrive in Vietnam, the suffering doesn’t end there. A common belief is that stress and fear releases hormones that improve the taste of the meat, so the dogs are placed in stress cages that restrict their movement.

    Eventually, the dogs are either bludgeoned to death or have their throats cut in front of other dogs who are awaiting the same fate. In some cases, they’ve been known to be skinned alive.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2P7icJr
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 01:43 PM
    The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

    Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.

    Read more to understand the harmfulness of processed meats at http://bit.ly/31pn9jf
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 01:42 PM
    The Greatest Escape in History!

    Located high in the Himalayas, surrounded by cloudy mountain peaks that rendered it inaccessible for centuries, Tibet is a land of magic and mystery filled with stories of lamas and yogis and their mystical feats. Out of all these stories, few have captured the hearts of people around the world more than the true story of how the charismatic spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama escaped the clutches of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and secretly travelled to India in 1959.

    Read and learn more of the Dalai Lama’s great escape from Tibet: http://bit.ly/TR-GreatEscape
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 12:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoce never forgets the kindness people have given to him no matter big or small. Anila Thupten Chonyid was very kind to sponsor Tsem Rinpoche when he was in India. The little amount had made a big difference to Rinpoche.

    Without the sponsorship from Anila Thupten Chonyid, it would have been very hard for Rinpoche to continue his study in the monastery. Anila was very generous and her little act had brought so much benefit to so many people because she had enabled a great lama to spread Dharma.

    When we said money had to be well spent, I think money spent to support Dharma work is very well spent. When we give food, we help to solve the problem of the person for the day. When we give Dharma, it will help the person not only this life but in his/her future lives and the Dharma helps to release people from suffering.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/anila-thupten-chonyid-carmen-kichikov.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 12:37 AM
    Life isn’t easy on the streets… You’re always hungry, your body is exposed to the harsh outdoor conditions, you’re embarrassed and people can easily take advantage of you.

    John Byrne is a 37 year-old man from Ireland. He has been homeless since age 14 and begs for change alongside his rabbit, Barney and dog, Roxy. Whatever he “earns”, he uses it to buy food for the 3 of them. How kind…

    At the end of last year, John was begging on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge. An 18 year-old street bully came up to him and snatched Barney out of John’s arms and threw him over the bridge and into River Liffey. River Liffey runs through the center of Dublin and is ice cold during winter. John thought that Barney died due to the impact and water temperature, but when he looked over, he saw Barney swimming in circles. He immediately jumped over the bridge and swam to save his rabbit!

    There’s always a lot of news published about how people would torment animals, abuse them and even intentionally throwing them into the river like in John’s case…

    Read more about John at http://bit.ly/2MufdJb
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 12:20 AM
    If we believe that animals were created by someone for men, it would follow that men were also created for animals since s…ome animals do eat human flesh.

    Animals are said to be conscious only of the present. They live with no concern for the past or future. Likewise, little children seem to have no notion of the future. They also live in the present until their faculties of memory and imagination are developed.

    Men possesses the faculty of reasoning. The gap between man and animal widens only to the extent that man develops his reasoning faculty and acts accordingly. Buddhists accept that animals not only possesses instinctive power but also, to a lesser degree, thinking power.

    In some respects, animals are superior to men. Dogs have a keener sense of hearing; insects have a keener sense of smell; hawks are speedier; eagles can see a greater distance. Undoubtedly, men are wiser; but men have so much to learn from the ants and bees. Much of the animal is still in us. But we also have much more: we have the potential of spiritual development.

    Buddhism cannot accept that animals were created by someone for men; if animals were created for men then it could follow that men were also created for animals since there are some animals which eat human flesh.

    Read more on this interesting article at http://bit.ly/2OZ2QXi
  • nicholas
    Friday, Oct 18. 2019 11:51 PM
    Thousands of Californian hens have escaped being gassed after an anonymous donor provided $50,000 for some of them to be flown across the US on a charter flight to a happy retirement on the east coast.
    The hens, who have reached the end of their egg-laying life, were due to be killed – a common practice in the US.

    But after an approach from the Animal Place sanctuary in northern California, 3,000 of them will enjoy a comfortable retirement instead. Thanks to an unnamed benefactor, 1,150 of them will be flown to New York to be distributed to sanctuaries in the eastern US.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2pBfyAB
  • Sofi
    Friday, Oct 18. 2019 09:01 PM
    Dorje Shugden Shize: A practice for healing and long life

    ‘Shize’ is the Tibetan word for ‘appearing in a peaceful form’. In this case, the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden has one face and two arms. His right hand holds a wealth arrow which is adorned with five-coloured silks and a divination mirror. The divination mirror demonstrates that this form of Dorje Shugden can help you to see into even the distant future; Shize’s practice is very effective in helping us to receive prophecies or develop clairvoyance.

    Read more on how Shize is able to help you: http://bit.ly/ShizeDS

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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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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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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
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Photo from Jacinta Goh
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project October 2019
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Kechara Earth Project October 2019
Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
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I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
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Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
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The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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