7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

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If you are considering taking on a vegetarian diet but are still uncertain about it, this might just be the right article for you. People always say that meat provides our body with the nutrients it needs but fortunately (or unfortunately for some), studies have proven otherwise. Meat is in fact one of the most common factors leading to heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

There are many athletes who are vegetarians and they themselves have said that a plant-based diet results in a healthier lifestyle and body. Vegetables and fruits are highly nutritious, and some even give us more protein than a piece of meat does.

This is indeed an interesting study and I highly recommend that you spend some time reading and digesting the information. I hope this article clears the misconception that we must eat meat to stay healthy and helps you to make not only a healthy choice but also a wise and compassionate one.

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7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

Michelle Mcmacken, MD | January 12, 2016

People go plant-based for lots of reasons. These include losing weight, feeling more energetic, reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing the number of pills they take … there are dozens of great reasons! For even more inspiration, check out these other benefits you can expect when you go plant-based.

 

1. You’ll reduce inflammation in your body

If you are eating meat, cheese, and highly processed foods, chances are you have elevated levels of inflammation in your body. While short-term inflammation (such as after an injury) is normal and necessary, inflammation that lasts for months or years is not. Chronic inflammation has been linked to the development of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases, among other conditions.

In contrast, plant-based diets are naturally anti-inflammatory, because they are high in fiber, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients, and much lower in inflammatory triggers like saturated fat and endotoxins (toxins released from bacteria commonly found in animal foods). Studies have shown that people who adopt plant-based diets can dramatically lower their level of C-reactive protein (CRP), an indicator of inflammation in the body.

 

2. Your blood cholesterol levels will plummet

Elevated blood cholesterol is a key risk factor for heart disease and strokes, two of the leading killers in the United States. Saturated fat—primarily found in meat, poultry, cheese, and other animal products—is a major driver of our blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol in our food also plays a role.

Studies consistently show that when people go plant based, their blood cholesterol levels drop by up to 35% . In many cases, the decrease is equal to that seen with drug therapy—with many positive side effects! People who require cholesterol-lowering drugs can further slash their cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk by adopting a plant-based diet.

Whole-food, plant-based diets reduce blood cholesterol because they tend to be very low in saturated fat and they contain zero cholesterol. Moreover, plant-based diets are high in fiber, which further reduces blood cholesterol levels. Soy has also been shown to play a role in lowering cholesterol, for those who choose to include it.

 

3. You’ll give your microbiome a makeover

The trillions of microorganisms living in our bodies are collectively called the microbiome. Increasingly, these microorganisms are recognized as crucial to our overall health: not only do they help us digest our food, but they produce critical nutrients, train our immune systems, turn genes on and off, keep our gut tissue healthy, and help protect us from cancer. Studies have also shown they play a role in obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease.

Plant foods help shape a healthy intestinal microbiome. The fiber in plant foods promotes the growth of “friendly” bacteria in our guts. On the other hand, fiber-poor diets (such as those that are high in dairy, eggs, and meat) can foster the growth of disease-promoting bacteria. Landmark studies have shown that when omnivores eat choline or carnitine (found in meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy), gut bacteria make a substance that is converted by our liver to a toxic product called TMAO. TMAO leads to worsening cholesterol plaques in our blood vessels and escalates the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Interestingly, people eating plant-based diets make little or no TMAO after a meat-containing meal, because they have a totally different gut microbiome. It takes only a few days for our gut bacterial patterns to change – the benefits of a plant-based diet start quickly!

 

4. You’ll change how your genes work

Scientists have made the remarkable discovery that environmental and lifestyle factors can turn genes on and off. For example, the antioxidants and other nutrients we eat in whole plant foods can change gene expression to optimize how our cells repair damaged DNA. Research has also shown that lifestyle changes, including a plant-based diet, can decrease the expression of cancer genes in men with low-risk prostate cancer. We’ve even seen that a plant-based diet, along with other lifestyle changes, can lengthen our telomeres—the caps at the end of our chromosomes that help keep our DNA stable. This might mean that our cells and tissues age more slowly, since shortened telomeres are associated with aging and earlier death.

 

5. You’ll dramatically reduce your chances of getting type 2 diabetes

An estimated 38% of Americans have prediabetes—a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Animal protein, especially red and processed meat, has been shown in study after study to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. In the Adventist population, omnivores have double the rate of diabetes compared with vegans, even accounting for differences in body weight. In fact, in this population, eating meat once a week or more over a 17-year period increased the risk of diabetes by 74%! Similarly, in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and Nurses Health Study, increasing red meat intake by more than just half a serving per day was associated with a 48% increased risk in diabetes over 4 years.

Why would meat cause type 2 diabetes? Several reasons: animal fat, animal-based (heme) iron, and nitrate preservatives in meat have been found to damage pancreatic cells, worsen inflammation, cause weight gain, and impair the way our insulin functions.

You will dramatically lessen your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by leaving animal products off of your plate and eating a diet based in whole plant foods. This is especially true if you eat whole grains, which are highly protective against type 2 diabetes. You read that right: carbs actually protect you from diabetes! Also, a plant-based diet can improve or even reverse your diabetes if you’ve already been diagnosed.

 

6. You’ll get the right amount—and the right type—of protein

The average omnivore in the US gets more than 1.5 times the optimal amount of protein, most of it from animal sources.

Contrary to popular perception, this excess protein does not make us stronger or leaner. Excess protein is stored as fat or turned into waste, and animal protein is a major cause of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, inflammation, and cancer.

On the other hand, the protein found in whole plant foods protects us from many chronic diseases. There is no need to track protein intake or use protein supplements with plant-based diets; if you are meeting your daily calorie needs, you will get plenty of protein. The longest-lived people on Earth, those living in the “Blue Zones,” get about 10% of their calories from protein, compared with the US average of 15-20%.

 

7. You’ll make a huge impact on the health of our planet and its inhabitants

Animal agriculture is extremely destructive to the planet. It is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and is a leading cause of land and water use, deforestation, wildlife destruction, and species extinction. About 2,000 gallons of water are needed to produce just one pound of beef in the U.S. Our oceans are rapidly becoming depleted of fish; by some estimates, oceans may be fishless by 2048. The current food system, based on meat and dairy production, also contributes to world hunger—the majority of crops grown worldwide go toward feeding livestock, not feeding people.

Equally important, animals raised for food are sentient beings who suffer, whether raised in industrial factory farms or in farms labeled “humane.” Eating a plant-based diet helps us lead a more compassionate life. After all, being healthy is not just about the food we eat; it’s also about our consciousness—our awareness of how our choices affect the planet and all of those with whom we share it.

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  1. S.Prathap on Aug 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Articles like these are very important and useful because reader can know how vegetarianism will benefit them.Many people say that it is necessary to eat meat to get certain protein but in actual vegetables contains the whole foods.
    One of good thing surely will happen when stop eating meat,our health will definitely improve .Thank you very much for sharing such a good post.

  2. Yee Yin on Nov 13, 2018 at 10:38 am

    There are many reasons why people take on a vegetarian diet. Some become a vegetarian because of their religious belief; some take on a vegetarian diet because of health reasons; some can’t bear to see how the animals are suffering.

    Regardless of the reasons, the result of taking on a vegetarian diet will show directly in our health. Our body will become lighter because it does not have to spend so much energy to digest the meat. It is also scientifically proven that the risk of getting heart disease and cancer for vegetarians is lower than the meat eaters.

    Vegetarian meals are very nutritious and delicious, we can get iron, protein from non-meat products such as nuts, legumes, and tofu. Vegetarian meals do not mean just vegetables or green salad. There are vegetarian burgers, pizzas, curry, dim sum, etc., available in the market and they are very tasty. Isn’t it good when the meal we are eating doesn’t involve killing?

  3. Lin Mun on Jul 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    A lot of people think that we will not have sufficient nutrients if we do not eat meat. We will be weak and lack of energy. However this is not true as we can get protein from other non animal based source. The above articles has shared 7 good benefits of not eating meat. I have reduce meat intake tremendously since last year and I do not feel weak and my digestive system improve. Hence, I believe it is our mindset that determine what we want. By not taking meat, we are in fact creating cause for not killing and build our compassion towards other living beings. Hence, we should support vegetarian and share the many benefits of not eating meat to all.

  4. Anne Ong on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great information. The facts above actually surprised me a bit, prior to reading this article, I did not know that being a vegetarian could help reduce the chances of getting type 2 diabetes. I believe we can always try to change our diet to eat more vegetables and less meat if we want to. i have cut down my intake of meat to 90% now.

  5. Samfoonheei on Oct 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful article.
    .One of the most significant things that will happen when we stop eating meat is that our health will definitely improve.There are dozens of great reasons to go vegetarian and it benefits us more then harm.Its good being a vegetarian can help less sufferings of those poor livestocks being kill. There is alot people have the misconception that they must eat meat to stay healthy. To go on vegetarian is a healthy choice but also a wise and compassionate one.

  6. sonny tan on Aug 10, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article on meat eating, I would like to share my own experience on this subject. Some chapters of my story may appear horrifying therefore kindly discontinue if it disturbs your mind however I will relate my true life experience as far as I can remember. Not many of you would have this experience but somehow it has left a wound in me until today and has not healed completely when relating this very unfortunate event that I had to witness.
    My story began during the seventies with my stepfather, he was a very rich man never had to work a day in his life, the only job he likes is gambling and he owns a racing horse, he will go to all over Malaysia to race his horse unfortunately most of the time his loss is very substantial . It came a time when his own family had to stop him otherwise all the family fortunes would be wasted away in no time. After giving up horse racing he went and joins the family business of selling beef in the wet market.
    I went and stay with him for a bit of time and he will always rope me in and taught and guide me in the beef business finally it came a time when he suggested that I went with him to the abattoir to see how cows are slaughtered and how beef are then obtained before shipping it to the wet market.
    We started the journey at around 4.00am when we reached the abattoir I could hear the cows cries, the stench of cow dung is pretty unbearable being there the first time was quite hard for me to bear. Finally the slaughtering began, there were two guys seen dragging the cow with a rope around his neck to the abattoir what I witness was very nauseating to say the least, the cow struggled with the two guys somehow the cows knows instinctively that his number is up I could see the cow discharging cow dung incessantly and the cries were even louder. They began to tie his head and drag it to a hole while the legs are tied up, one guy would appear with a long sharpen knife and he began to recite some prayers with one foot on top of the cow’s head and the slaughtering began he would move the knife down on the cow’s neck with a sawing motion and starts to cut it and what I saw was the saddest thing I have ever witness. The cow began his loudest cries, struggling with pain and at the same time his eyes were looking at me and honest to God as I were so near to the cow that I could see tears began to appear on his eyes. Finally, the head was cut and thrown into a section where some workers would work on it and the skinning began, after that they use an axe to chop the body into half and smoke began to appear from the cow’s body and the they take out the internal part of the cow, the stench was a mixture of cow dung and kind of a raw smell.
    I stopped eating beef for many years and I left home and after several years l received a call from my mother that my step father had passed way and I enquired how did he die and she says that he had to undergo an operation where the surgeons had to open his chest and found out the cancer was not able to be contained and they decided to closed it back, he passed away the next day. He was a heavy smoker.
    Ironically as I recalled he died the same way the cows were slaughtered, however today the abattoirs may have changed its methods of slaughtering and I really do not want to know or be any part of it. That was the reason when my daughter was born she was never fed any cow’s milk and was a vegetarian up till 10 years old. Today she is a vegan.

    • Sofi on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:06 am

      Thank you Sonny Tan for sharing your traumatic time of watching the cow being slaughtered when you were young. It must have been terrible to hear the cow’s cries, watch the plea and pain in the cow’s eyes and after the life taken away, its body being cut up to feed humans. I commend you for your change and your influence on your daughter to be conscientious eaters. I guess karma came for your stepfather but I hope you also realised the gift he had given you in his bringing you to the abattoir…he had helped you realised your compassion and empathy. May your sharing move more people to realise their meat eating habit does have effect on beings that deserves happiness just as we do.

  7. Victor Choi on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great information. Rinpoche had inspired me to be vegetarian. I told my self, if I can cut of tar and nicotine which I had addicted for more than 15 years at leaat, to go vegetarian is not so difficult.

    At the beginning of transition is kind of difficult because of our habitual. Also kind of lack of knowledge what we can order at restaurant full of hawker stall.

    At first I felt abit weird and akward to order noodles or fried rice in vegetarian. But after awhile to thinking deeply what is my motivation to go vegetarian and been inspired. Finally, I had overcome this situation. After all is not that hard.

    Hopefully by sharing this great information people have more awareness of food they consume and what is harming their organs and causes them sick.

    _/|\_ Victor Choi

  8. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article that clearly allays the fears of people who are thinking of becoming vegetarian and giving up the consumption of meat. One of the greatest fears is that a plant-based diet will result in us lacking in essential nutrients and endangering our health.

    Far from that happening, this article shows us, without any doubt, that a plant-based diet has all the nutrients we need and in the right proportion.One of the most significant things that will happen when we stop eating meat is that our health will definitely improve.We will reduce the likelihood of inflammation in our body, and this will avert dire consequences like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and the like.

    Furthermore, the antioxidants and other nutrients we eat in whole plant foods can help with low-risk prostrate cancer, as well as cause our cells and tissues to age more slowly.

    But by far the greater positive effect of stopping the eating of meat is we will contribute to the greater health of our planet. We will help reduce – greenhouse gas emissions, wastage of land for animal agriculture and water to support the food and water needs of animals reared for meat, deforestation, wildlife destruction, and species extinction.

    Thinking of so much benefit to be derived from stopping the eating of meat, don’t you think we should all endeavor to do so?

  9. Jutika Lam on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    The 7 points stated above in this article are additional reasons why we should all the more be vegetarians.

    The facts above actually surprised me a bit, prior to reading this article, I did not know that being a vegetarian could help reduce the chances of getting type 2 diabetes. I didn’t know that animal based iron or animal fats could destroy pancreatic cells, and impair the way insulin functions.

    Many people say that it is neccesary to eat meat to get certain protiens but in actual fact, vegetables and other whole foods.

  10. Wai Meng Wan on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Perhaps vegetarian food should not be looked at food without meat, although it is. But looked at type of food that brings benefit to us and not expose us unnecessarily expose to be more susceptible to various diseases, and one that reduces the impact to our planet and our environment.

  11. Pavara Lam on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    It’s really surprising to know that not eating meat has so many benefits. A lot of my relatives say that they really can’t eat meat as all the necessities needed is there and is not found elsewhere. But the truth is actually the opposite, eating meat could drastically shorten your life and studies have proven that vegetables contain more nutrients and vitamins as compared to meat.

    All the 7 points listed above gives us more reasons to become vegetarian and also less reasons to continue eating meat.
    Some people say that they can’t suddenly change to a vegetarian, that isn’t an excuse since there are ways that you can slowly become a full vegetarian one day at a time.

    Hopefully this post will convince the meat gluttons to become vegetarians as they not only harm themselves but those around them could get harmed too.

  12. Pastor Moh Mei on Feb 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Other than the many benefits of switching to a plant based diet, I have also read a number articles claiming that humans are naturally vegetarians. Our teeth, digestive system and our body are evidence of herbivores. Mankind have to create tools and weapons in order to hunt for meat, meaning in our natural form we were never equipped to hunt but we are equipped to pluck fruits and harvest vegetation.

    The 7 benefits or reasons listed here are in fact more evidence that we are not by nature designed to eat meat. Through social evolution we became meat-eaters but physiologically the human body did not evolve in pace. Hence, meat diet brought along organism that the human body are not able to cope and with it various disease, illness and deteriorating physical condition.

    Of the 7 reasons listed, I like to emphasize on 7 – the impact to our planet and its inhabitants. It took years of lobbying before the world finally accepting global warming. It is time we accept and recognize how destructive animal farming are to the planet. Many are still unaware of this and those who know are in denial. Animal agriculture contribution to greenhouse gas emission is shocking. If you give up driving and became a cyclist but still eat meat, your carbon footprint may still be higher than a vegan who drives a Prius. I’m not saying we should all aim for zero carbon footprint but let’s look at necessity. You may not have a choice but to drive to work everyday. Transportation is a central need to the modern living and so is electricity. However, eating meat is not. More and more researches are now confirming that meat diet are in fact more harmful than beneficial to our body. So it should bot be a difficult choice to make.

  13. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This article reminds me of something Rinpoche brought up the other day related to vegetarianism. Rinpoche said that nowadays, people don’t want to hear doom and gloom stories about why we should go vegetarian and save Planet Earth. They don’t want to hear that the icecaps are melting, the world is sinking, we should polluting our oceans, reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. They don’t care that some faraway civilisation is losing their livelihood thanks to the ocean levels rising and encroaching on their lands. Such a story is too far removed from their lives, and those doomsday messages don’t work nowadays.

    What DOES work is telling people how the destruction of Planet Earth will affect them personally. What does work is telling people not to pollute our waterways because those feed into the ocean, affecting sea life and marine animals. What does work is telling people that if they eat this affected seafood, they’ll be ingesting high levels of mercury which will build up in their bodies, slowly poisoning them.

    So articles like these are very important, and also very useful because they tell the reader how vegetarianism will benefit them directly. Sad to say, many people don’t care about animal suffering. They find it tough to identify with the pain of another being, and much easier to identify with the damage they do to themselves if they continue to engage in such destructive dietary choices.

  14. Lucas Roth on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:01 am

    These are just more points that support that being a vegetarian is a better lifestyle and a good choice. You save lives, other lives and yours. It is much healthier if you eat right, but you should always eat right anyways. Your body can benefit so much from it so why aren’t more people vegetarian.

    The main reason why I am a vegetarian is to save animals, to do my part to help those in need. Most people say that one less in a thousand or millions is no difference. But what they are failing to see is that every little part counts and we must all work to together to save those that cannot defend themselves.

    So what more is there to say, the facts are there, being a vegetarian is better. You can help other lives and help your own. Tell your friends about these things. Try to spread the awareness so we can all do our little part in saving ourselves and the other poor animals being killed in the meat industry out there.

  15. Sarah on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    All the seven things are good but no.7 is the most compelling. The current methods of animal farming and fishing are destroying the planet. People must realise that when they stop eating meat, they not only become more healthy and live longer, they also help to save the planet.

  16. yoke chim yap on Jan 31, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    在还未加入克切拉之前,我雖然不是茹素,但也是少肉多菜。一方面是为了个人健康,另一方面也是常看到猪瘟,疯牛症,禽流感这一類的病症,让我心生恐懼,不全是因为慈悲。当然看到因为病症而大量撲殺这些动物时,心里確是感到很悲痛,覺的人類真是造业。在成为克切拉人之後,那年上师生日,有持素戒的机会,我就持終生了。雖然是肉边素,一方面也是为了方便家人。但如有的选擇,我还是选擇净素,吃了也快一年半了,我{覺的很好,人也健康。並非一定要吃肉才能健康成長,大部份的人不吃素,是为了满足口.慾。科学家也曾说过,人類的牙齒構造並非吃肉的。祈愿还未吃素的人,看看现今世界多災难,也一起持素吧!谛造一个祥和的世界与社会。

  17. Beatrix Ooi on Jan 31, 2016 at 2:12 am

    There are a lot of athletes and celebrities who are either vegetarians or vegans, people say that meat provides us the proteins our body needs but ironically it does not only provide us proteins but at the same time, it also heighten the risk of us having cancer and others illnesses. I personally do not find it worthy to risk our own health to satisfy our taste buds.

    I have been a vegetarian for a few years now and I must say that the difference it makes is huge, it may never seem like it until you have experienced it for yourselves. After becoming a vegetarian, I find my body become lighter in a sense that I don’t fall sick so often anymore and you just feel good in general.

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    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:27 PM
    We were at Whole Foods Market buying items for offerings. Rinpoche likes Whole Foods because it sells organic groceries which are kind to the earth and help people to lead a more compassionate lifestyle. With a wide range of vegetarian and vegan items, the store also provides Rinpoche with the opportunity to get interesting items for making offerings. Rinpoche always encourages us to make abundant offerings, especially of things we ourselves enjoy, because we need to generate a great amount of merit to support our spiritual practice. This is a topic Rinpoche has spoken frequently about in the past, for example in this teaching: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/floating-market-dharma-sharing-on-offerings.html

    As we were having lunch, Rinpoche spotted an elderly gentleman out in the cold soliciting donations for homeless veterans. Rinpoche watched him for a while, and saw he was greeting every single person with a smile and a very pleasant manner. Touched by his dedication to the less fortunate, Rinpoche immediately asked us to buy a hot coffee and pastry for him. We went outside and Rinpoche gave him the drink and pastry, and had a nice conversation with him. That is when we found out he is in his early 70s! The man said he had been fundraising for 2.5 years now, ever since his younger brother (who was a veteran) passed away in the hospital. After speaking for a little while, Rinpoche made a donation to the charity and bought some Christmas items from him. The man thanked him profusely and said Rinpoche was the nicest person he has ever met.

    http://bit.ly/2mKu8ob
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:20 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche is always on the lookout for needy people on the streets, be it beggars or poor street sellers…Rinpoche will buy food for them, or buy their merchandise in bulk to help those who are poor but sincere so that they can go home early and rest.

    This is the kind of love we should have for others instead of only focusing on our own pleasures.

    http://bit.ly/2kI8wbj
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:10 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was travelling in Willow Creek, Northern California a few weeks ago. We were there to take in the various sights and areas that Rinpoche had been reading about since he was a child. It was a very exciting trip for everyone, especially for Rinpoche, because for many years now Rinpoche had spoken about Bigfoot and now there he was, in the epicenter of the Bigfoot world!

    One of the places we had to visit whilst in Willow Creek was the birthplace of the famous Bigfoot burger. Rinpoche was pretty insistent that we visit the Early Bird restaurant before we left the Willow Creek area. As soon as we entered, we realised why the insistence. Rinpoche walked in and immediately connected with the owner. Rinpoche then explained Green Tara and her practice to Ms. LeeAnn who was open, accepting and listened intently to everything Rinpoche said. Rinpoche ended the conversation by gifting LeeAnn with the Green Tara tsa tsa that you see in Rinpoche’s hands in this picture.

    Wherever Rinpoche goes, he always aims to give out at least one Buddha image during his outing, so that people can connect with the Three Jewels, whether it is through a tsa tsa, statue or pendant. For this reason, Rinpoche’s car always has a box of gifts on standby, full of books and other Dharma items, ready to be given away.

    http://bit.ly/2kMD77M
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 12:45 PM
    As more people are aware of how animals are cruelly killed, how much resources are wasted to keep the animals, more people have made a choice to change to a vegan diet. Another reason is that people are also more aware of how meat is harmful to our health.

    It is nice to know a supermarket that specialises in vegan products has opened its door to give people a healthier choice. Not only more supermarkets like this are opening, but more companies are also investing in producing plant-based products to replace meat. Some of the plant-based products have a texture and even a taste of meat. This will entice people to change their diet.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/vegan-supermarket.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 11:28 AM
    Interesting ……first time coming across this home made mosquito repellent recipe. Due to the tropical climate, in many urban and rural places there’s many cases of mosquitos that are harmful. To have this remedies will be wonderful as a protection. No harm trying this mosquito repellent after all. People have been looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that this home made repellents effective in protecting them from bites. Mosquito bites often result in a small bump that can be itchy ,uncomfortable and can be deadly at times.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/home-made-mosquito-repellent.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 11:27 AM
    Amazing ……incense. It is believed that, Ganden Khenpa incense was originally grown naturally around the sacred Ganden Monastery in Tibet. Almost every Tibetan household burns these Ganden Khenpa incense as it has a slightly bitter aroma, with a hint of mint. Burning this incense will somehow bringing the blessings of Lord Tsongkapa into your home, life and environment. It was founded by the great master Tsongkhapa and is an effective remedy for colds and flu and to purify polluted atmosphere.Wow…. it also beneficial remedies for rheumatism, arthritis, swelling, when soaked in hot bath, it reduces swelling in joints, and promotes blood circulation.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Bradley Kassian for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/amazing-ganden-khempa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 11:26 AM
    Having a Dharma centre anywhere will surely benefit many sentient beings and the teachings of Buddha will spread then. To have such a centre, is where we can learn the whole path to liberation. Dharma centre is where Dharma will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. A powerful place for everyone to practice, develop, grow and contribute to the society.
    Kechara Forest Retreat has come a long way to where it is now. We have to thank Rinpoche and those involved. With Rinpoche compassion, guidance, inspiration of our guru, Tsem Rinpoche Kechara had seen grown from a small place to a retreat centre now.
    May Kechara continue to flourish and expand further with the second phase and third phase projects.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dharma-centres.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 08:18 PM
    Mokele-Mbembe: The Last Living Dinosaur | 摩克拉姆贝贝: 地球上仅存的恐龙

    Dinosaur still in existence? This creature has been a mystery until current times where many search parties still had no luck in finding the truth of them.

    Read more here and share with us what you think: http://bit.ly/MokeleMbembe
  • Sofi
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Mount Wutai – The Earthly Abode of Lord Manjushri

    Of the places on this earth that Manjushri chooses to reside on, Wu Tai Shan has been closely associated with his beneficial wisdom energy for centuries. Hundreds and thousands of practitioners have made their way there to engage in practices. Everyone in their lifetime should do their best to go on pilgrimage to this holy abode of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, and to request Lord Manjushri’s blessings in their practice.

    Read more on this holy pilgrimage place here: http://bit.ly/MountWutai
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 04:58 PM
    A few years ago, I think in 2005, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a few of us went to Kathmandu, Nepal to buy Buddha statues for our outlets in Malaysia, it was around July and it was a rainy season in Nepal, so it rained almost daily during the daytime and it made the shopping trip somewhat troublesome, because the statue shops in Nepal are mostly in Boudanath and it was not a covered shopping mall, you have to go from shop to shop in the rain. We were staying in Hyatt Regency Kathmandu then and it was raining quite heavily as we were waiting at the lobby for the taxis to bring us to Boudanath, Rinpoche commented that it was another tiresome rainy day, and he said to us “You guys wait here, I am going to talk to my friends”, then Rinpoche left the seat, walked towards the hotel entrance, and start staring at the gloomy sky while mumbling something. The few of us who looked at each other, and all turned to stared at Rinpoche, this lasted for about 5 minutes, then Rinpoche walked back to us and said “It’s ok now, I just talked to them and they are OK with it, we can leave soon.” True enough, in about 5 minutes, the downpour turned into drizzle, and we hopped into the taxis, by the time the taxis were speeding along the bustling streets of Kathmandu, the rain stopped completely.

    http://bit.ly/2m9CLIr
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 04:48 PM
    This is a warehouse full of Buddhist and non-Buddhist items, it is huge, but it is not the merchandise for any online shop, these are GIFTS, to be given out for free, these are His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s gifts to the world.

    Tsem Rinpoche first came to Malaysia 23 years ago, with only two suitcases of his monk robes, toiletries, Dharma books, and some protection chakras and talisman to give away to people, that’s all, no sponsor, no friends, no …students, no nothing. But Rinpoche has Dharma knowledge, kindness and compassion, and generosity, and he always gives, in the beginning he could only afford to give away Dharma books, protection talisman, “cheap” plastic Buddha statues to people that he met, but he continued to give, as much as he could, no matter how little he had.

    Read more about Rinpoche’s warehouse at http://bit.ly/2l01e2J
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 04:40 PM
    Rinpoche has been consistently assisting the underprivileged even at a time when he himself did not have very much. In Gaden Monastery, Rinpoche was well known to visit elderly Tibetan laypeople who were without families, to bring them food, gifts and spend some time with them. Rinpoche also raised funds for various social welfare initiatives, for example the Gaden Shartse Clinic as well as this community hall and nursery school in the local Tibetan refugee settlement who erected a sign as a token of appreciation for Rinpoche’s assistance.

    Read more about how Rinpoche helps people around him at http://bit.ly/2kNHIXq

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • 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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    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
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    5 months ago
    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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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    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
    6 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.
    6 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    6 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
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    6 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
    6 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
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    9 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    9 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    9 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    9 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    9 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    9 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    9 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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