Amazing and sad

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If I was there or knew about it, I would have done something for sure. This is a strange tale that is touching and yet very sad. He must of sensed something. See what I mean.

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That’ll do, pig: Bizarre footage emerges of 150kg fugitive pig ‘praying’ before a Buddhist temple… and he only moved on after a group of monks chanted to him

  • The 150kg pig had reportedly escaped from a local farm in search of food
  • The pig was found kneeling on its forelimbs at a temple in eastern China
  • It left the temple after a group of monks chanted a Buddhist scripture to it
  • The images have sparked heated dialogues on Chinese social media sites 
  • Sadly, the pigs owner had it slaughtered before learning of its stardom

By NELSON GROOM FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 04:03 GMT, 26 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 27 February 2015


A large pig was found this week kneeling on its forelimbs at a temple in Tantou village, eastern China 


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

Images of the bowing boar have spread like wildfire on social media, sparking a flurry heated debates on exactly what the animal was doing

Discussions on the social media site WeiBo have seen some users propose the animal was seeking a pilgrimage for a Chinese New Year’s blessing.
Others deduced the holy hog was merely seeking food or resting after an act of physical exertion.
Another web user offered a more scientific explanation: the pig was suffering from a disease concerning a deficiency in vitamin E, which can lead to an inability to stand up on all fours and kneel on one’s front legs.
Meanwhile, the owner of the pig later revealed it had escaped his hog pen on the morning on February 22, apparently in search of food.

It was later revealed the 150kg pig has escaped from a nearby farm with two other cohorts in search of food

Sadly, Mr Huang-who had raised the animal up to over 150 kilograms-ordered for the animal to be slaughtered upon being recaptured.
In a cruel twist of fate, Mr Huang Wenzhou Metropolis Daily he only learned of its internet stardom after the pig had been butchered, and he would not have done so otherwise.
‘How bizarre! I’ve been raising pigs for so many years but I’ve never seen anything like this. I really shouldn’t have killed it!’ he said.
Huang was astonished by the viral images, and vowed that none of his pigs have been diagnosed with any diseases.

Sadly, the owner of the pig ordered it to be butchered when it was recaptured, only learning of its internet stardom when it was too late. He told local media: ‘I really shouldn’t have killed it!’

‘This is really awkward. If the pigs were scared, they should have ran away instead of making that strange posture and let everyone watch.’
Over three thousand people reportedly attended the temple for the final day of confessions on Buddha repentance day.
It would seem this pitiful pig’s prayers were left unanswered.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2969735/Saintly-swine-viral-hit-escaping-farm-pray-Buddhist-temple.html

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  1. Yee Yin on Oct 20, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    This is an amazing story of a pig that kneeled in front of a temple as if it is paying homage. The pig did not kneeled for a few minutes but it kneeled for hours until the monk chanted a Buddhits scripture to it. Unfortunately, the pig was slaughtered after that.

    The pig must have been a Dharma practitioner in its previous lives, and the Dharma imprint was very strong in it. Otherwise, how to explain when it kneeled in front of the temple for hours? It must know that it will die soon, the Buddhist chanting would help it to calm down before its death and helped it to go to a better place.

    Now that we are in the human form, we should practice the Dharma, purify our karma so we don’t go to a bad place. When we take rebirth as an animal, we will not be able to purify our karma and it will take us a very long time before we take rebirth in human form again.

  2. Anne Ong on Jul 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    This pig is really special. And is truly amazing. This is proven that animals do have conscious mind. I find the actions of this pig interestingly strange. I think the pig could recall its previous life’s negative deeds and now regretted its past actions. It could be it went to prostrate at the temple hoping to seek purification there. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this very touching story 🙏

  3. TekLee on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I have read this article on the internet many times. But every time I read, it give me a different feeling. It is really the mixture feeling of lovely and sad. Animals have feelings too. All the sentient beings in the world was once human before. It is bless for the pig at least before he was slaughter, he sought for refuge of Buddha, and got some blessing from the monks. Maybe it was his karma that he had to go through the slaughter, but it seems the Dharma imprint stayed in his mind before he was slaughtered. I think Mr. Huang in fact should stop killing after seeing this. Maybe he should think of changing his career. Even a pig would take in Buddha, Dharma, what about us as human? I hope that pig had swift and good rebirth and not rebirth again in the three lower realm. _/\_

  4. Samfoonheei on Oct 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Oh….dear i haven seen any thing like that before. A large pig was found kneeling on its forelimbs at a temple in Tantou village, eastern China .The pig had escaped from a nearby farm, to the temple knelling ,looks like the pig knew his days are short and asking for forgiveness. Humans aren’t the only ones who need forgiveness.the poor pig only left after a group of monks chanting Buddhist scripture towards it.Later the poor pig was was recaptured and slaughtered.May the pig have a good human rebirth. Animal have feelings too and never harm them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .it is advice and teachings for us.

  5. Hayden Chan on Jan 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I feel sorry for the pig . The pig was slaughtered . I haven’ t seen a pig keel in front of a temple the pig is respecting the monks who were chanting in the temple . I like animals, but why kill it its just looking for food just let it go . And lastly I hope that the pig wil gain a good ribirth .

  6. Kelsang Demo on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for these very helpful images-i just studied the holy Dharma when my teacher mentioned this story-then i found it on your page-i believe trough the strong force of intention and powerful blessings of its spiritual guide it had to find these monks and through their prayers it had to die swiftly, only to be reborn human again, so it can attain enlightenment in this very life!
    Such is the compession and power of Buddha -thank you for sharing!
    Much love, demo xxx

  7. Patsy on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    The pig has dharma imprints from previous life. The pig may have sensed that life is coming to an end soon thus escaped and found its way to the temple to seek forgiveness and blessings.

    I hope that by hearing the chanting by the monks and doing prostrations before being slaughtered will enable the pig to have a better rebirth.

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 21, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    We cannot know what really happened to the ‘pig’ or if it is even a pig in the first place. What this reminds me is that I am one breath away from my next rebirth. So ready or not, our karma will bring us here or there, and thats why we should practice our dharma well.

  9. Julien Roth on May 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Wow! I have really never seen anything like this. I did not even know animals can behave in this way! That is if it is even an animal controlling the pig.

    For me, the part which stood out the most in the whole article was when the pig got recaptured and slaughtered. To me, that doesn’t even make any sense. I mean, why would you even think of killing an animal who has just done something no animal has done before? No other animal has done what this pig has done and i am surprised the the owner wasn’t eve curious about knowing why the pig did with it did. It was a stupid decision to kill the pig. I hope the owner knows that.

    This post really opened by mind about life and afterlife. The pig could have been a reincarnation of someone who was close to the Dharma, which explains the bowing down at the temple. I really wonder why the pig did that. So many questions that need answering hmm..

  10. Edward Ooi on May 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    It is sad that the boar was eventually slaughtered in the end but what it actually fascinated me is that even a boar out of so many beings in the world would even break out of the farm and bowed down in front of the temple for such a long time. The owner said he shouldn’t have killed the boar but what would he do to the boar if he actually knew about it? Ins’t that curious? I am not judging him, I am just simply curious about it. I sure wished that the boar is able to take a better rebirth in the human realm so it will be able to have a better chance to learn the Dharma.

  11. Lucas Roth on Apr 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    That is incredible, the pig was praying! This is one example that animals are like us because people believe that humans are so much better and smarter than animals because animals are not as smart or because they have different behaviors. But this shows that they are intelligent and they can act just like us because we are all aliv and can think. That is amazing we are the same.

    I cannot believe that the poor pig was slaughtered and that makes me angry because it just shows how humans really don’t care about anything because this pig obviously shows something different that other pigs don’t show and the people just killed it like any other pig that is brutally slaughtered. Why do we do this? If we actually learned from the pig it could have shown the world that they are not that different but just because it is an animal does that mean it has less rights and it is just killed? I doesn’t make sense, we could all have learned something but instead we are reminded of the cruelty done to these animals. Maybe we still can learn from this. Maybe we can see how humans are and how they kill even though we could learn and discover. It has a message saying that humans don’t care, isn’t that sad?

  12. Khoo on Apr 4, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I believe that it is the Dharma seed inside of this animal that made it did this. That is why Rinpoche always advised us to chant mantra and blow it on animals. It may plant a Dharma seed or even triggered a Dharma seed inside of these sentient being in less fortunate form. I wish that it gets a better life on its next rebirth.

  13. Julia Tan on Apr 3, 2015 at 8:37 am

    This is truly amazing. This is proven that animals do have conscious mind. The piggy even knew that the particular day was the final day of confessions on Buddha repentance day. The piggy made her way to the temple and make confession for whatever wrong she had done for the past that made her took rebirth as a piggy. I do wish the piggy would have a swift and good rebirth. At least this life as a piggy she does not have the karma to harm anyone an that purified her karma. May this prostration and confession she made in front of the Buddha collect merits for her to cut down her sufferings and gain a better rebirth in her next life.

    Do not harm animals. Practice Dharma whenever we have even a very slim chance. Human rebirth came not easy. So that we will not regret like the Piggy when it is too late.

  14. Pastor Chia on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

    The cause been born as the pig having such karma has creating from the past life is very sad. Although this pig knees in front of of temple like his doing confession before it get slaughtered, i wish the pig conciousness might know what it has done from the pass life, It karma can be purify and have change to born as the human and born near to the dharma at it next life.

  15. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I find the actions of this pig interestingly strange. I think the pig could recall its previous life’s negative deeds and now regretted its past actions. Maybe in its previous life/lives it would have some dharma knowledge and practices but things took a bad turn due to its attachments to desires and other non virtuous actions. It could be it went to prostrate at the temple hoping to seek purification there.

    I remember on one our trips with Rinpoche to Nepal we chanced upon a mother dog with four puppies in Swayambunath temple. The dog’s jaw was broken and infection had set in and it couldn’t open its mouth to drink water or eat food. It was clearly starving yet the puppies were trying to suckle milk. Rinpoche asked Chia (now pastor Chia) and another student to buy food for it and packets of milk for the puppies. When the food came it couldn’t eat but the puppies were eagerly lapping the packet milk. Rinpoche said that when we see animals or people suffering with disease and without food we feel pity for them. But if only that animal or person in its or his/her previous life had realised then that whatever negative deeds that were being done in their previous life then they would not have taken such a bad rebirth. The present birth is a result of the cause of one’s previous actions – Karma. Hence Rinpoche always reminds us to practice dharma with correct motivations.

  16. antoinette on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank You for this interesting story. To see this pig prostrating at the temple and listening to the prayers is really amazing. Karma is a fact no matter who we put it, in the end our attachments will bring us to the lower realms.

    This is a good teaching.

    And for the farmer, he should want to stop selling his animals and promote being vegetarian. I imagine that raising and selling animals for the food market for a living does not create good karma.

    May all beings be safe and meet the Dharma.

  17. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this story. It’s both touching and inspiring. This particular pig has transcended the norm of animal behavior. There must be very strong karmic imprints and connection with the Dharma and the Three Jewels from previous lives. It actually came to prostrate for many hours and received the monks’ blessings before leaving!

    May it have gone to a good human rebirth, with the purification it has done and with the blessing from the monks.

  18. pammie on Apr 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    How sad! I do believe that the pig knew it is almost time therefore he/she paid last respect to the Buddhas. And to have the monks chant scriptures onto him/her brought much blessings for future rebirths. Or maybe, he/she was an emanation of a higher being.
    Instead of killing more pigs, the farmer should repent and stop killing more. How sad that he did not.
    Animals definitely have feelings, we should not harm animals for the sake of our own attachments.

  19. Josh Akers on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I do believe this pig was prostrating due to a previous life connection to the Dharma. Let’s hope his prayers were answered with a human rebirth.

  20. Phng Keng Hwa on Mar 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This post was really astonishing. The pig was really astonishing! Perhaps he was praying for forgiveness on his bad actions and have realised that he deserves the life he/she had as a pig. The fact that he/she died right after this (I believe) must mean that Buddha has seen the genuine feelings the pig had and sent it into a better next life. This is my speculation. 🙂

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  21. Low KHJB on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on such an incredible sight of an pig paying its respect to a holy site.
    I would think that the pig had a purpose to be there .If it were to be looking for food.For sure it would not have stayed there for hours in such a place filled with human presence.Pigs are shy creatures,they would normally run away if approach by strangers.
    The poor piggy probably had some recollection of its past lives .Most likely was a human who could not escape the cause and effect for his past negative karma .But retained some memories of his dharma practice.
    We certainly hope that after his passing in this latest form that he would be able to reincarnate again as a human with a chance to learn dharma again…..

  22. Lum Kok Luen on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:10 am

    This is really amazing. It is proof that this pig wanted to pay homage to a Buddhist temple and prostrate to the Three Jewels. But sad ending. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  23. Adeline Tan on Mar 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    This poor piggy’s fate would have been changed if Rinpoche knew about it or were there to witness the incident. May the pig take swift and good rebirth and be born in the human realm and have the opportunity to hear and practice the dharma in its next life. Om Mani Padme Hum!

  24. Adeline Tan on Mar 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    testing

  25. Uncle Eddie on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Accordingly to the write-up, the owner of the pig seemed very regrettable for not learning of the pig’s “internet stardom act” before he butchered it, otherwise he would never have it killed. Co-incidentally, it seemed three thousand people reportedly attended and witnessed the astounded act at the temple, as it was the final day of confessions on Buddha’s Repentance day! What a great dharma that was. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  26. Edward Ooi on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I don’t mean any offense but did the farmer really meant what he said? Because if he really felt guilty about killing it, what about killing other pigs/boars. We are supposed to think about every sentient being’s feeling, not just one because they are special or something. All lives is the same consciousness, the only difference is the body that they possess in. But in any cases, this pig is really special. I have no idea what the pig had in mind when it ran out of the farm and kneel down facing the temple. But I know that it must have been someone who loves the Dharma a lot. I would love to dedicate some of my merits to the pig so that may it take a good rebirth and be reborn as a human so that it is able to learn and practice the Dharma purely.

  27. Wah Ying on Mar 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I feel like the pig is coming to do confession, and it seems like knowing that day is it’s doom day. If the pig is really suffering from a disease concerning a deficiency in vitamin E and having problem to stand up on all fours and kneel on one’s front legs..then why it wants to come to a temple to kneel down not in any spot of the village?

  28. Vinnie Tan on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:20 am

    It is really amazing the kind of Dharma imprints that is instilled in this pig. Through that it truly shows that animals do have emotions as well and they know what is going on, unlike what some people would be saying that animals do not have feelings and would not know what is happening.

    Through the actions I believe that this pig was not trying to escape its fate of being butchered by the end of the day, instead was to collect whatever merits that it could collect before it is being slaughtered. It is just really amazing to see even animals would be doing things like that.

    It makes me wonder why some people do not believe in past lives. Through this example, it is very obvious that reincarnation exist and that we should always be doing our best to collect merits so that we would not be born in the three lower realms when we pass away.

    Hopefully, the last prayers and blessing that this pig has collected through the body suffering (being in such unnatural position for 4 hours), being able to listen to the prayers that was made, and having the mantras being blown on it would help it to have a better rebirth in its next life.

    • DR on Apr 1, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      To add on to what you wrote: it truly shows that animals do have emotions as well and they know what is going on, unlike what some people would be saying that animals do not have feelings and would not know what is happening, I want to share something that I witnessed in Sarnath. This is where Lord Buddha went to after attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya and it was there that he preached his first discourse in the deer park.

      Rinpoche was giving a teaching to a group of us at the deer park one evening on the nature of suffering and its causes and that we need to abandon the kinds of actions that cause the accumulation of suffering. There was a stray dog (in the audience)that sat quietly with us and appeared to be listening attentively to what Rinpoche was saying. When it came to the part when Rinpoche spoke about karma and what causes sentient being to be reborn as an animal, the dog got up and walked away. It was much later that he came back to join in the audience again.

      Everyone in our group saw that, including Rinpoche. We deduced that the dog understood what Rinpoche was saying, felt embarrassed of his present condition hence he walked away.

  29. Wei Theng on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story.
    I think this pig may have some past life imprint for going to do prostration to Buddha. I’m sad that it was slaughtered but am glad at least it has done prostration and gotten the blessings from the monks before it passed away. May he have planted more seeds and imprint and have good rebirth in the next life that can be closed to Dharma. Om Mani padme hung

  30. nicholas on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Even being an animal but this piggy would still have the karma to make his last respect to the Buddha. It’s bizarre to see this pic but personally for me it’s shows that regardless any realms karma does exist and if we realise it we should do what’s right before it’s too late. I’m happy for this piggy, able to pay respect to the buddha but i feel sad for it to be slaughtered.

    I hope the piggy will take a good rebirth and meet the buddha’s teaching in his next life.

  31. KYC on Mar 18, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Another theory could be that imprints from its previous human life caused the pig to prostrate upon seeing a temple. There have been stories of pigs kneeling, apparently begging for mercy from the butcher just before being slaughtered. Amazing and sad indeed.

  32. Cynthia Lee on Mar 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I feel this piggy knew his death was coming soon. Hence, he escaped to pay homage to the Buddhas because perhaps he had some past life connection with Buddhism. He seems satisfied after receiving blessings from the monks before moving on. This shows animals are without feelings and brainless moving objects which are god given as food which many people perceive. I pray he had a good rebirth.

  33. sandra on Mar 18, 2015 at 4:38 am

    aw poor piggy. Bless him, i am sure he was paying respects to the buddha.

  34. Joy on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Very sad no one helped the poor piggy and in the end he got slaughtered! Hope his visit to the temple gave him the merits to be reborn as a human in his next life and be connected to the Dharma. He seems like a highly intelligent one, who perhaps knew his life was about to end any time so he went to seek refuge or repentance at the temple? Whatever the case may be, this clearly shows that animals are not ignorant and if anything, some of them are even smarter than humans. Just cause they cannot speak our language does not mean they a dumb. I really really hope him being slaughtered got him a new better life! Om Mani Pedme Hum.

  35. Pema Thinley on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    This is unbelievable Rinpoche, i can only tell that he/she might had a more positive karma to be able to have even a little bit of sense to be humane. this incredible.

  36. HillHermit on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Incredible. But how can we know what/who that pig really was and where it might have gone? Maybe its prayers *were* answered, and maybe s/he finds him/herself in Vajravarahi’s paradise; who knows? In my view, that “pig” was none other than Her. Feel more sorry for those left behind still deceived by appearances, and continuing to harm others. Glad the butcher regretted it at least. May all beings be safe and unharmed.

    • keng tan on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Very good take on this. So absolutely “outside the box”.

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    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 04:29 PM
    It is so beautiful that someone can spend their life building such holy image to bless the people around, to plant seed of Buddha to others.To build such huge statue, it need a lot of patience and determination to complete it.
    This statue of Buddha in Hyderabad,India is just so breath taking and wonderful. It is amazing how amazing and wonderful this Buddha especially the picture when the sun is setting .Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful article.

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

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

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

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

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


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

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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
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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
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
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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    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
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    10 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    10 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    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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