Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

By | May 28, 2016 | Views: 997

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Dear friends,

I have always been an animal lover and it was a great pleasure being able to do research on them and further learn about these wonderful creatures. Dogs are my favourite animal, ever since young I have always had huge interest in dogs and I have been bugging my parents for the longest time to give me the permission to keep a dog, but of course it never happened.

Now that I’m older, I have realised that keeping a pet is something more than just a ‘hobby’, it comes with great responsibilities and commitments. Be it a fish, a guinea pig or a dog, they are all sentient beings and sentient beings have feelings. They feel pain, anger, happiness and love, therefore it’s very important to not take them lightly. Do not keep a pet if you feel that you’re not responsible enough or you do not have the time and commitment to do so.

All animals are equal, whether if it’s just a tiny little bug or the king of jungle, we should respect all animals. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did while doing the research.

Regards,
Beatrix Ooi

 


 

Get ready to be blown away!…

 

#1. Ostrich

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Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions

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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

 

#2. Songbird

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Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day

 

#3. Scorpion

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Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death!

 

#4. Flamingo

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The flamingo eats with its head upside down

 

#5. Dogs

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Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs

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A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running

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Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs

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Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them

 

#6. Hippopotamus

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Hippos can run faster than humans

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Hippos can hold their breath underwater for up to 5 minutes. They also secrete a red substance that acts as sunblock, giving rise to the myth that these mammals sweat blood

 

#7. Great horned owl

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The great horned owl has no sense of smell

 

#8. Flea

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The flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. This is equal to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York

 

#9. Blue Whale

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Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale

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At 155 decibels loud, their songs can travel up to 1,000 miles underwater

 

#10. Elephant

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An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away

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Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump

 

#11. Snail

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Don’t try this at home. If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow a new one

 

#12. Lonomia obliqua

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Lonomia obliqua is the world’s deadliest caterpillar

 

#13. Stone fish

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It is known as the most poisonous fish in the world

 

#14. Killer whale

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Killer whales are not whales at all, rather a species of dolphin

 

#15. Slug

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We share 70% of our DNA with a slug

 

#16. Tiger

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No two tigers ever have the same stripes, and this is how individual tigers can be identified

 

#17. Donkey

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The placement of the eyes of a donkey enables them to see all four of their legs at all times

 

#18. Oyster

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Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again depending on which is best for mating

 

#19. Turtle

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You can tell a turtle’s gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt, females hiss

 

#20. Ferret

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Ferrets sleep around 20 hours a day, pretty good life

 

#21. Shark

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Sharks are immune to cancer

 

#22. Swan

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The swan has over 25,000 feathers in its body. Incredible creature

 

#23. Giraffe

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Giraffes have no vocal cords. But on average, their tongue measures at 18-20 inches long!

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Giraffes have sturdy hearts and high blood pressure, which help prevent fainting when they lift their heads from the ground to the sky

 

#24. Hybrid combo

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When a male tiger and female lion mate they make a tigon, when a male lion and female tiger mate they make a liger. This is a tigon.

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Liger

 

#26. Penguin

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Penguins can jump over 6 feet out of water

 

#27. Owl

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Many species of owls have special feathers for flying silently

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Owls cannot move their eyeballs

 

#28. Bull

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The colour red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind to red

 

#29. Goblin shark

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There is a shark called ‘goblin shark’ which has only been seen around 50 times since its discovery in 1897

 

#30. Goat and Octopus

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Goats and octopus have rectangular pupils which allow them to see nearly 360 degrees around themselves

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#31. Starfish

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Starfish don’t die of old age

 

#32. Bear

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A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse

 

#33. Hyena

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Hyenas regularly eat the faeces of other animals

 

#34. Moose

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Moose have very poor vision. Some have even tried to mate with cars

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A moose’s upper lip is ultra sensitive, able to grasp and tell the difference between fresh shoots and harder twigs. A moose can strip an entire branch of leaves in a single mouthful

 

#35. Sea horse

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The slowest fish is the sea horse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph (0.016 km/h)

 

#36. Golden poison dart frog

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The 2-inch-long golden poison dart frog has enough venom to kill 10 adult men

 

#37. Snow leopard

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Snow leopards can leap up to 50 feet in one jump

 

#38. Komodo dragon

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The saliva of a Komodo dragon harvests more than 50 types of bacteria. Animals bitten by the lizard typically die within 24 hours from blood poisoning — if they aren’t eaten first

 

#39. Narwhal

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The narwhal tusk—most commonly found on males—is actually an enlarged tooth with sensory capability and up to 10 million nerve endings inside. Some narwhals have up to two tusks, while others have none. The spiraled tusk juts from the head and can grow as long at 10 feet

 

#40. Mole

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A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night

 

#41. Sloth

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Sloths cannot shiver to stay warm like other mammals due to their low metabolic rates and little muscle tissue

 

#42. Polar bear

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Despite what we think, a polar bear’s fur is not white. Each hair is a clear hollow tube. Polar bears look white because each hollow hair reflects the light. Underneath the fur, a polar bear’s skin is actually black — the black skin soaks up the sun’s heat and helps them stay warm

 

#43. Koala bear

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Koala bears aren’t bears: They’re marsupials. Marsupials are an infraclass of mammals living primarily in Australasia and the Americas. A distinctive characteristic, common to many species, is that most of the young are carried in a pouch

 

#44. Horned lizard

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Horned lizards can shoot blood out of their eyes to defend themselves

 

#45. Zebra

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Underneath their stripes, zebras have black skin

 

#46. Whooping crane

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A whooping crane’s eye color changes as the bird gets older. It moves from blue to aqua to gold

 

#47. Star-nosed mole

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The star-nosed mole has 25,000 sensory receptors on its nose

 

#48. Octopus

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Octopuses have nine brains — one central brain, eight at the base of each arm, for movement control — and blood the color blue from a protein called hemocyanin

 

#49. Muskox

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The hair of the muskox, called qiviut, is often considered the world’s rarest fiber

 

#50. Mantis shrimp

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Mantis shrimps are mere inches long but can throw the fastest punch of any animal. They strike with the force of a rifle bullet and can shatter aquarium glass and crab shells alike

 

#51. Leopard seal

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Leopard seals don’t have ears. The theory goes that these massive creatures, which prey on penguins and other seals, use sonar to locate food

 

#52. Marine iguana

An iguana’s two prominent nostrils help the lizard regulate salt levels by expelling a saline solution through them

An iguana’s two prominent nostrils help the lizard regulate salt levels by expelling a saline solution through them

 

#53. Honeybee

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Honeybees have hair on their eyes

 

#54. Dugong

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Dugongs (and their manatee cousins) are related to elephants. Not too hard to fathom, given their ginormous size. If they were on land, they could surly lumber, elephant-style

 

#55. Arctic fox

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The Arctic fox can survive temperatures as low as -60 degrees Fahrenheit. During a blizzard, the animal often tunnels into the snow for protection

 

#56. Beaver

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Beavers’ teeth never stop growing, they must constantly gnaw on objects to keep them at a manageable length. Their teeth would eventually grow into their brain if they didn’t maintain them

 

#57. King cobra

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The amount of neurotoxin that a king cobra can emit in one bite is enough to kill 20 people — or an elephant

 

#58. Irukandji jellyfish

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Irukandji jellyfish is a member of the notorious box jellyfish family, measures only 0.2 inches across and is nearly transparent, it is arguably the most venomous animal on the planet. Its toxin is 100 stronger than that of a cobra

 

#59. Sea otter

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Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when sleeping so they don’t drift apart

 

#60. Elephant shrew

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The closest relatives to the elephant shrew are actually elephants, not shrews

 

#61. Squirrel

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Squirrels will adopt other squirrels babies if they are abandoned

 

#62. Galapagos tortoise

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The Galapagos tortoise can live for one full year without food or water, sleep 16 hours a day, and live to over 150 years

 

#63. Howler monkey

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As the loudest land animal on Earth, they can be heard 3 miles away

 

#64. Clownfish

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Every single clownfish is born as a male, and some become female later on

 

#65. Slow loris

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Slow loris may be cute, but it’s the only venomous primate in the world. When it raises its arms, it’s performing a defensive stance, and preparing a venom

 

#66. Fennec fox

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Fennec fox’s feet are hairy, which helps them perform like snowshoes and protects them from extremely hot sand. The fox’s feet are also effective shovels for frequent digging

 

#67. Proboscis monkey

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Proboscis monkey, it’s believed the nose may be selected as a sexual trait since female monkeys generally prefer the males who have a bigger nose

 

#68. Cassowary

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Cassowary, also known as the Australian Velociraptor, it’s known worldwide as the deadliest bird on Earth. They’re more deadly than a crocodile and their giant claws can tear the organs from your body in a matter of seconds

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The claws of a Cassowary

 

#69. Hedgehog

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A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average

 

#70. Camel

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Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand

 

#71. Hooded pitohui

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The hooded pitohui is a poisonous bird. Touching its skin or feathers causes numbness and tingling

 

#72. Hummingbird

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The smallest bird egg belongs to the hummingbird and is the size of a pea

 

#73. Chicken

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Chickens have over 200 distinct noises they make for communicating

 

#74. Crow

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Crows have the largest cerebral hemispheres (brains), relative to body size, of any avian family

 

#75. Hercules beetle

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Hercules beetles can lift 850 times their own weight. That’s equivalent to a human lifting 10 elephants

 

#76. Goldfish

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Goldfish have a memory span of up to 5 months

 

#77. The hairy frog aka the horror frog

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The Horror Frog, a frog that breaks its own bones to create claws

 

#78. Wood frog

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Wood frog has the capability to freeze through winter and thaws in the spring

 

#79. Siberian husky

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Siberian huskies are built to withstand Arctic temperatures of -58 to -76 degrees Fahrenheit

 

#80. Chinese softshell turtle

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The Chinese soft-shelled turtle is the first animal known to pee via its mouth

 

Sources:

  • http://www.seenox.org/interesting-animal-facts-you-did-not-know-before/
  • http://all-that-is-interesting.com/amazing-facts-ocean-animals
  • http://www.viralnova.com/unbelievable-animal-facts/
  • https://weather.com/science/news/animal-wildlife-wacky-facts-20140930
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/

 

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21-year-old Beatrix is currently on sabbatical from her studies and spends her free time volunteering in Tsem Ladrang, the office of her Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. A proud Buddhist and vegetarian, Beatrix claims that dogs are her favorite people. She believes that kindness is the greatest wisdom and is deeply grateful to her supportive parents.
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  1. Stella Cheang on Apr 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    This is a cool list of animals with unique abilities, strengths and characteristic. Despite some with very uncommon looks that could be appalling to other species, but it might be their strength or appeal among its own kind; like the soft-shell turtle or the Proboscis monkey. I guess the same could be said for human; everyone possess different abilities, strengths and characters. Therefore no single criteria can fully / truly describe one person nor can it be used as a general reference of all people. I hope what I am saying make sense. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wen Yue Lew on Dec 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Very interesting❤

  3. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Wow! Thank you for these incredibly amazing facts Beatrix! I can’t resist repeating some of them. Didn’t know that-

    – Ostriches can run faster than horses, and hippos faster than humans!
    – A dog’s nose prints act like human fingerprints, for identification!
    – The flea can jump 200 times its own height, equivalent to a man
    jumping the Empire State Building in New York!
    – On the other hand, elephants are the only animals that can’t jump!
    – Two tigers never have the same stripes!
    – The donkey can see all its four legs at all times!
    – Sharks are immune to cancer!
    – The colour red doesn’t really make a bull angry -they are colour-blind
    to red!
    – The ever elegant swan has over 25000 feathers on its body!

    It just goes to show how unique and special each being is!

  4. TekLee on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Wow….. Thank you Beatrix for sharing this amazing information. Some of the animals are quite common. Means, we can easily see them from TV, some petting zoos, or zoos, but didn’t know the amazing facts about them! For example, ostrich. Which was quite famous in KL a couple of months ago, where an ostrich ran on Federal Highway 🙂 Didn’t know that they can run faster than horses. But sadly, their eyes are bigger than their brain.
    But it’s really amazing to know how animal evolved to suit the changes of environment and their habitat. For example for polar bear and siberian husky, if they don’t grow in this way, maybe they won’t be able to survive in artic. It’s how amazing every individual characteristic, their appearance, their behavior, that’s all combine and make them unique.
    Thank you 🙂

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Very cool to learn about the various species of animals and what is unique about them. Thanks Beatrix.

  6. Anne Ong on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing these interesting fun facts about animals. truly amazing knowledge to learn about these facts.:)
    #64. Clownfish,#48. Octopus,#11. Snail,#75. Hercules beetle,#50. Mantis shrimp,#47. Star-nosed mole. Just to name a few of the ones that caught my interest. Great write up Beatrix! Keep it up 🙂

  7. Pastor KH Ng on Jul 30, 2016 at 12:26 am

    FUN FACTS….the diversity of lives!!

    IT took 2 billion years for lives to evolved from single cell life to lives as we know it today and yet the diversity and abilities of lives still boggles our mind. It shows how wonderful live is but also how ignorant we are.

    All animals and plants along with it’s abilities and characteristics evolved according to Darwinian law of natural selection and of the survival of the fittest, conditioned by the natural environment and ecology where the species live or grow. This law naturally selects the best adapted species to thrive and be propagated in that particular environment; resulting in an amazing array of abilities highlighted by Beatrix.

    Thank you Beatrix. I really enjoyed this post. It really opens up my mind.

  8. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jun 20, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Dear Beatrix,

    Thank you for these amazing informations! Animals are, like you wrote, equal and have rights. We should never look down on them.

    I agree, dogs are very loveable and need time and care. I grew up with dogs and it was fun. Only 4 years ago, I have discovered my love for cats. They have their character but are very sweet and smart.

    I love the pictures!

    Thank You Rinpoche for creating such an amazing and educational platform via this blog!

  9. pammie yap on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you Bea for the lovely compilation.
    There were so many information that caught my attention so I dont know which one to start with.
    The most disturbing and pitiful are Chinese softshell turtles and Hyenas. Cannot imagine what karma to be born like that.
    The one I laughed at, was the seahorse. OMB!! I cannot imagine myself going that ‘fast’!
    I must have been a goldfish in my previous life and in this life, still a ‘goldfish’ trapped in a human body… lol
    All of them are unique and special. Whether they are animals or not, we should always respect and treat them well.

  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 10, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Thank you Beatrix for these pictures and facts. Indeed there is so much that we (or rather I) do not know about these animals.

    It’s nice to have young people like you who care so much about animals, and I love these beautiful pictures very much!

    Animals are sentient beings are beings with consciousness and like us, deserve happiness and respect too.

  11. Patng on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Thank you for sharing in this article about the extraordinary friends on earth..i think there must be a reason for everything…why do birds have wings & fish have tails.? This makes me went in search for explanations…Why is that the ostrich eyes are so big ? Do you know that the ostrich eye is 5 cm in diameter and bigger than its brain ? …well the eyes is so big that it can easily see if there are predators around ….It’s also the same for giraffes with long neck so that it can see far to check for predators but with a long neck its advantage is that it can easily reach high up a tree for leaves to eat ..This article is really interesting and amazing.Thank you Beatrix.

  12. Jason on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Thanks Beatrix for posting this 80 animals photos. I can feel that they are in freedom. All this photos really help me gaining more knowledge on animal kingdom. I am so impressed by photo no 80,Chinese soft shell turtle because it can pee via mouth.
    We should treat animals like our family members.We must show compassion and kindness to animals. This is what we want in Kechara .
    Thanks Rinpoche.

    With folded hands
    Jason

  13. Fong on Jun 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for the write-up. Reminds me of the old radio program “Kee Huat Fantastic Facts”.

    I like the one on scorpions – NO. 3. For someone who loves their alcohol, to be reborn as one would be such a nightmare. Imagine, one drop and you’re dead from your own folly.

    No. 35, the seahorse is a surprise. My assumption was that it would be quite a fast swimmer if it wanted to. I mean, it’s a sea ‘horse’ and in the cartoon “Aquaman” he rode a seahorse to battles and rescues. How when we are ignorant, we will believe anything and stick by it as sacred truth!

    There are so many others that are unique and interesting whilst some are scary. Goes to show the diversity of the animal kingdom or animal realm. All those unique qualities are what help them survive their environment.

    Thank you for sharing such interesting facts.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:33 am

      Hi Fong,

      If I’m not mistaken, the diversity is the result of our karma. All these animals have also had countless previous lives, and the unique combination of their karma has led them to take rebirth in various parts of the animal kingdom with different physicalities which have adapted to their environment.

      Can you imagine being stuck in the deepest darkest part of the ocean for decades like one of those deep sea angler fish (picture below) or in the cold and barren Artic as a polar bear? o_O

      And that’s in the animal kingdom! Even in the human realm, there are so many different forms of existence physically speaking. Some of are born without limbs, some are born with limbs but without intact mental faculties. Some are born in places where it is super hot, and some people are born in places where it is super cold.

      The fact we can live in a place where there are no climatic extremes, where we have physical and mental faculties mostly intact (to the point they don’t present obstacles to our learning) is incredible if you consider the very high chance we actually stood of being reborn in a place with weather extremes, physical disabilities or mental disabilities.

      We really should make the most of the chance we have and not make excuses to do more, because making excuses is just making obstacles for ourselves which we don’t need to have!

      Anyway, I kind of went off tangent haha this was a real neat post. I already knew a couple of these, like the one about the flamingo (something about their oesophagal muscles not being very strong), the flea and the elephant (they don’t have knees). But like you, I did also like the scorpion one. And the ligers and tigons one, though I think they are sterile because of the interspecies mating…just like how when donkeys and horses mate, their offspring are sterile too.

      w583h583_78822-the-deep-sea-anglerfish-aka-the-black-sea-devil-

  14. Jutika Lam on Jun 5, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Going through this article and learning interesting facts about 80 different animals has certainly made my Sunday a great and knowledge full one.

    To be honest, a lot of the facts here surprised me such as the fact that a blue whale’s tongue is heavier than most elephants, sharks are immune to cancer, polar bear furs are actually not white and so many more!

    Animals are sentient beings who like us have feelings, if we hurt them they feel pain and if we treat them with love and care, they would feel loved.

    Thank you Beatrix for doing a very good research on these animals!

  15. Colin Tan on Jun 5, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Wow what a intensive search on 80 different animals. Have always been a avid lover on animal discovery channel and understand all about animals. There are one or two species shown in there that I never once seen before.

    In Tsem Rinpoche Blog we can practically learn almost everything.
    🙂

    Cool job. Keep it up Beatrix.

  16. wooishen on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Do not keep a pet if you feel that you’re not responsible enough or you do not have the time and commitment to do so. Be responsible….

    Is true they need more time to accompany them, walk, play, bath and etc….

    Not just keep inside cage, give foods and water only….

    Please treat animal equal…

    Thanks Beatrix Ooi for sharing…..

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Yes Wooi Shen, I could not agree more! And in addition to what you’ve said, we should also try to avoid zoos as much as possible, and anywhere else that traps wild animals.

      If the animals were born and raised in captivity, that’s another story because they won’t be able to survive if they were released into the wild.

      But for animals who are captured and trapped in a zoo, they should’ve been left in the wild. It’s the best place to study and learn about them, which is their natural habitat.

      Thank you for your comment! I hope you will always keep speaking up for animal rights and help to raise awareness for responsible pet care among your friends and whoever else you meet!

  17. Wah Ying on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for the sharing. It’s such an interesting post on animals. The more we human know about the animals the more we feel how amazing they are. Haha, don’t ever think only human are special and amazing, or thinking of using animals for our interest – to work for us, to provide entertainment, for trasnportation, for medical experiment, as food and etc…

  18. becky on Jun 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing this interesting and informative post. 🙂
    There are many animals have their special characteristic that I know now after read your post.
    Amazing goats and octopus have rectangular pupils which allow them to see nearly 360 degrees around themselves. Octopuses have nine brains — one central brain, eight at the base of each arm, for movement control — and blood the color blue from a protein called hemocyanin.

    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers team.

  19. shelly tai on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Thank you Beatrix Ooi for such a informative write up about animals. We as a human I think for least of it we should respect all these animals who are very different from us at least we do not kill them because we are not the any being who live in this planet.

  20. Cynthia Lee on Jun 1, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Thank you, Beatrix. Learning about the animal kingdom got me thinking the sky is the limit. What we think is impossible is truly possible for some other beings.

    Example, I can’t imagine how certain animals such as the Arctic fox can survive temperatures as low as -60 degrees Fahrenheit while I myself suffer at just 20 degrees. LOL. I guess this is because the human realm and animal realm is just different.

    As a human being, we have different limitations in physiques but not the mind. Animals cannot think in a cognitive manner like we do. Irregardless, animals do feel pain and emotions. They deserved to be treasured and left unharmed.

  21. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Good researched information, Beatrix. Many facts I didn’t know of until now. Some light comments instead of the usual boring ones. ?
    Love,
    Dad

    #21 Sharks are immune to cancer.
    I read of this many years ago that scientists were trying to find out the secret. But I guess they are still unsuccessful or maybe commercial politics has the upper hand.

    #31 Starfish don’t die of old age.
    Then how or what do they die of? Being eaten by predators?

    #33 Hyenas regularly eat the faeces of other animals.
    Eeeewww…I didn’t know of this.

    #40 A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just on night.
    Imagine if there’s a giant mole…the KL Smart Tunnel would have taken just days to be dug.

    #59
    Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when sleepingso they don’t drift apart.
    Awwww…I scratch your back, you scratch mine.

    #63
    Howler monkey – as the loudest land animal on Earth, they can be heard 3 miles away.
    Who needs a bullhorn?

    #69 A hedgehog heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
    How many times when they’re in love? ??

    #80 The Chinese soft shelled turtle is the first animal known to pee via its mouth.
    Gross yet sad. Having the karma to be reborn as one. Long life, no speech but instead pee breath.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Hahahahaha PHO, what a unique comment from you! – “Gross yet sad. Having the karma to be reborn as one. Long life, no speech but instead pee breath.”

  22. yenpin on May 31, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    一个人能够拥有些兴趣爱好是一件好事,但是也得看个人的喜欢程度有多深才能将自己的爱好延续下去,不然就造成伤害,也是徒劳无功。
    饲养宠物是一个责任,不是爱好,不是现在想要养就去买回来,不想要就把丢了这是非常不负责任,所以对动物都有感情,会感到开心,或是不开心,要人爱护,关心它们。
    您養的是一个生命,而不是一个爱好!要有责任把它们照顾好,不要遗弃它们,
    用仁爱之心善待生命,我们应该尊重所有的动物

  23. Lin Mun on May 31, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    This is a very interesting article and thanks for sharing Beatrix. Never knew of so many capabilities that the animals have.

  24. Jill Yam on May 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    This is just truly amazing. Imagine each individual animals have their own ‘special ‘ characteristics.
    These are things which we didn’t know and it just blow your mind away on some of the nature of the animals.
    Can you imagine the Horror Frog breaking its own bones to create claws.
    Gold Fish has a memory of up to 5 months

    These is so awesome. With this post I’m sure more people can be more aware of their pets needs and give them the love.

    Thank you Beatrix for the interesting post.

  25. Stella Cheang on May 31, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    This is a truly amazing deck of fun facts about animals. I enjoy reading it very much as well as learning a great deal about animals that I never knew before. For example:
    1. Sharks cannot develop cancer – wow! I hope this is NOT the reason why people love shark fins.
    2. Oyster can change gender – what an ability!
    3. Octopuses have 9 brains – I wish we can too, then we can multitask better.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this article. It is very entertaining.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

    • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Dear Stella,

      I’m glad that you enjoyed reading the article, the animal kingdom is fulled with amazing creatures which some of them, we have not even heard of. I too find the octopus fact very interesting, if only we can have that too hehe!

  26. Frederick Law on May 31, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Thank you Beatrix for compiling so many cute animals with each of their characteristic and interesting facts not known by myself hehe.
    We should treat all animal as equal, as they same like us has feelings, shares similar DNA, and are intelligent.

    This article will be good for parents to show different animal facts, and teaching their children to love animals and treat each sentient being as equal.

    • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Dear Frederick,

      You’ve brought up a very good point there, parents should start educating their children about animals from a very young age to get them familiarised with the fact that animals are sentient beings too. They have not done anything to mankind and in my opinion, we should be fair and treat everyone living on this planet equally. 🙂

  27. HelenaC on May 30, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Very nice and interesting Beatrice, I have learned so much from this article. Fun to read and me me scrolling hehehe….

    • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Dear Helene,

      I’m very glad that you enjoyed the article and have learnt something from it, these animals are very interesting!

  28. Sofi on May 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    What an interesting article on things that I didn’t know about most of the animals. Imagine the Chinese soft-shell tortoise urinating through its mouth or getting poison by a bird (hooded Pitohui) or elephant shrew is actually related to the elephant. And most of all settling the argument of the Zebra being black with white stripes or white with black stripes.
    Thanks Beatrix for writing this fun article.

    • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Dear aunty Sofi,

      I’m glad that you enjoyed the article, animals are extremely unique and it’s fun to learn about them 🙂

  29. Yoke Chim Yap on May 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    若要我选擇养一种宠物,我会首选狗。
    小时候住在乡下地方,家里养了一隻菜狗,我们要去上学,需走一段好長的路才能到大路口,而它就会每天一大清早默默陪伴我们走到路口、看我们走远了!才回去,中午放学时,它又会準时守候在路口等我们回家,风雨不改l 直今我还是很怀念它,但愿它来世得人身,得聞佛法.其實动物你对它好,它们都能感受到.也不会出卖你,不管它是兇猛或馴良。那些喜欢吃野味的人,只要四脚朝天都殺来吃,我覚的不可思議,这些人并不晓的它们也会流血?也会痛?也有感觉?有一句偈语非常有意思「千百年来碗里羹,怨深似海悢难平,预知世上刀兵刧,但听夜半屠門声」。

    • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Yoke Chim,的確,動物是有靈性的,只要我們對它們好, 它們一定
      會感覺得到。 有時候, 動物會比那些不知感恩的人還來得好,因為至少它們不會做出甚麼傷天害理的事。 人類確實有很多地方必須向動物學習, 動物也是萬物之靈, 並沒有甚麼地位比誰高或類似的說法。謝謝妳的分享。:)

  30. Yoke Chim Yap on May 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    测試!

  31. Vinnie Tan on May 30, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thank you Beatrix for these fun facts about these animals. The information is really cool. What I have never thought about is the information for the goldfish. That really shocked me. I always thought they only have the memory of 3 seconds.

    I am also shocked to see that the Chinese soft shell turtle pees from its mouth. I find that weird and slightly disgusting. But I guess what is considered as disgusting will be only be defined by how we perceive things. Thank you for sharing these interesting fun facts about the animals.

    • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Dear Vinnie,

      I used to think that about the goldfish too! It’s scary how myths can affect us. In society nowadays, we really can’t afford to follow other blindly, having knowledge is very crucial.

  32. Pastor Adeline on May 30, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Such an interesting post, Beatrix. There are so many interesting facts that never crossed my mind and I am glad you share them with us. I always remember that goldfish have a short memory few seconds, that’s why they can live in a small glass tank amusing themselves with the views which always seems new and interesting for them. I mean few seconds of memory means things are always new to them. Hence, we always use “a goldfish memory” on someone who had bad memory, hehe! Thank you kindly for sharing with us.

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 30, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Dear Pastor Adeline,

      I’m glad that the article was interesting, I have never knew that goldfish have such a long term memory span because what I have been told in the past was, goldfish’s memory span can only last up to 7 secs or so. I’m glad that the myth is debunked. 🙂

      • bengkooi on Jun 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm

        So now that we know goldfish have a 5 month memory, that little bowl seems extremely cruel…

  33. Boon on May 29, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you Beatrix! This article is very entertaining! I still can’t imagine how to pee through the mouth.

    Thank you again,
    Boon

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 30, 2016 at 5:28 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article Boon! Hope to see you around more often! 🙂 Have a great week ahead!

  34. Julien Roth on May 29, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    This post was so interesting to read! One of my favourite posts for sure!

    I think for me, the most unbelievable fact that I didn’t know was that the snow leopard can jump up to 50 feet in a single jump. If I’m being honest I am not sure i believe this or not xD I mean, 50 feet is a long way up and i can’t see any animal that can do that. But i will search it up and get to the bottom of that.

    The second most interesting fact in the post was that ferrets sleep up to 20 hours a day. Thats the life i wish i could have! A life with so little responsibilities that i can sleep and sleep and sleep! How great would that be??? Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my time.

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Dear Julien,

      I’m glad that you find this post interesting, I have too learnt a lot from it. The animal kingdom is just amazing, full of wonderful and beautiful creatures. Regarding the snow leopard, I too find it slightly impossible but apparently, they are that awesome! Ferrets are cute and yes, I agree that they have a pretty good life hehe!

  35. Aldan Chan on May 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    The star-nosed mole use its nose better known as the Eimer`s organs with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer’s organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations.The mantis shrimp has two types of mantis shrimp. 1 is the smasher,its punch is so fast that water moves out of the way .2 is the spear it has mantis like claws but upside down .It ambushes its prey by stabbing it.the mantis shrimp`s eyes move indenpendently .thank you for sharing

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you for the extra information Aldan, they are very helpful 🙂 These creatures are very incredible indeed, they have the special abilities which we humans do not have. Mankind is not so superior after all 🙂 To read more about animal-related article: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism

      • Aldan Chan on May 31, 2016 at 11:48 am

        Dear jiejie Beatrix,
        did u know that the Cassowary can swallow an apple hole.If u have time go to youtube and type; Animal Facts That Will Make You Feel Weird;

        • Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:02 am

          Dear Aldan,

          Thank you very much for sharing, I never knew about that. I will definitely check it out! 🙂

  36. Hayden Chan on May 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you jiejie Beatrix for posting this blog post . I have a pond and an aquarium full of fish and small little shrimp. And there is a lot I don’t know about animals . I only know the basics of animals but this is really cool!

  37. Cecilia Goh on May 29, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Dear Beatrix

    Thank you for sharing this interesting articles. I am not an animal lover however i do not like to see animals in bad shape and ill treated. Once i was asked by my ex colleagues to have a dog as a companion. I said no as knowing my parents cannot accept it. Like what you said it is a responsibility and commitment as they are also sentient beings. They need care and love like all of us.

    Not knowing some of the existence till i read this articles of yours. Some of are huge , weird and scary.

    Keep it up.

    Rgds
    Cecilia Goh

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 4:46 am

      Hello Cecilia,

      I totally agree with what you have shared here, keeping a pet is a huge responsibility as it involves taking care something that’s alive, a sentient being. It’s definitely not something to be taken very lightly.

      I’m glad you find the article interesting, hope to see you around more often. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  38. Sharon Ong on May 29, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Dear Bea,

    Good job on this one. So many interesting facts that I didn’t know. Here’s one from me. Did you know that ostriches eat small pebbles/stones to help with their digestive system?

    I really like the one about sea otters holding hands while sleeping. So cute!

    Thank you for this post. I really enjoyed reading it. 🙂

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 4:43 am

      Dear aunty Sharon,

      Oh wow, I know some birds who eat pebbles to help with their digestion but I did not know that ostriches do the same thing as well. That’s amazing!

      I find the sea otters really cute as well, this shows that animals are just like us, they need love and companions.

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading the post, have a great weekend! 🙂

  39. Pema Thinley on May 29, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Thaank you so much Beatrix lah sharing such amazing facts, i learnt lots of new animals though. They are very mind blowing ones… creatures are created in unique ways. Some are really weird hehe. Thank you

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 4:40 am

      Dear Mr. Pema,

      I’m glad that you find the article interesting and educational, I myself have learnt a lot from this article. Animals are truly amazing creatures and yes, just likes humans, some are really weird hehehe! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  40. Pastor Niral Patel on May 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Wow, the animal kingdom sure is absolutely fascinating! This page has so many interesting facts that i did not know about. Some of them however, i did, especially the one about the giraffe’s tongue. I remember a holiday in Kenya, during which i was able to feed a giraffe in the wild, and their tongues are really long and feel like sandpaper. That is one event that I’m not going to forget any time soon!

    I really like the picture and fact about the sea otters. It is incredible to see that they do this and is very cute to see. It shows that animals are sentient beings, something that we all need to remember as Buddhist practitioners.

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 4:37 am

      Giraffes do have very rough tongues! I remember when I was young, I went to the safari and there was a session where the public was allowed to feed the giraffes some bananas. When I saw their super long tongues, I backed down really quickly and did not dare to feed them. My brother did however, and the giraffe almost swallowed his hand, it was so funny hahaha!

      The sea otters are truly cute, I agreed with what you have written, this goes to show that animals do have feelings 🙂

      Glad you likes the article.

  41. May Ong on May 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Like you, I also prefer dogs as my pets rather than any other animals. Since young, my family had dogs all our lives. We have received lots of protection from our dogs including their love and attention but taking care of them is huge responsibility that we cannot neglect, especially when we need to be away.

    Anyhow, I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the many weird characters you shared on other animals which I didn’t know existed.

    My particular favorites were ostrich roars like a lion. I would have mistaken them to a real lion’s roar. To get rid of scorpions were to place alcohol on them? Maybe not so cruel. Particularly cancer cannot affect sharks at all? Perhaps medical research can find out if that can help cure human cancer illness too. Lastly, the Chinese soft-shelled turtle can pee through its mouth? That’s rather grose.

    DO keep up your writing as this was an interesting article to learn about on ‘weirdness’ of animals.

    • Beatrix Ooi on May 29, 2016 at 4:31 am

      Thank you aunty May, I’m glad that you have enjoyed reading the article. I must say that the ostrich and shark ones were really interesting. It’d be exciting to hear an ostrich roar hehehe!

  42. samfoonheei on May 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Dear Beatrix Ooi
    Thanks for sharing this interesting article.I didn’t know at all till i read it.
    Do agree with you that kindness is the greatest wisdom.
    Thanks again.

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/mongols-believed-5th-dalai-lama-was-someone-else.html
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    If Dorje Shugden is indeed a spirit, then all the high lamas would have broken their vow and reborn in the lower realms. But many highly attained lamas reincarnate and continue to spread the dharma for example, HH Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche and many more.

    Therefore it is important for us to understand the ban and the real reason it is initiated by CTA , of which is driven by personal agenda.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
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    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for this amazing article. Panchen Sonam Drakpa, in my opinion, is the most erudite and powerful lama among all other Dorje Shugden’s incarnations. He is the only who served as the Gaden Tripa as well as the Abbot of all three major monasteries of the Gelug traditions

    There are no other lamas in the history that manage to do that. This is how good he is. So, how can a high lama with such calibre or attainments become an evil spirit when he dies? Lamas that have such attainments or accomplishment will be regarded as enlightened due to the nature of their work. Minds that have such level of attainments will not degenerate, unlike normal minds.

    Hence, it is not logical to say that the reincarnation of this very same mind which is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen will become an evil spirit that will harm Tibet and also His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is just not possible. Anyone that actually knows a little bit about Tibetan Buddhism will be able to know that it is a lie. That is why it is safe for us to conclude that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector because before he arose as a Dharma Protector, his mind had already reached enlightenment.

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    In life all of us have the right to make decisions and have choices about how we live our life. Making our own choices about the things we do is very important because it gives us the meaning of life to be happy and those around us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:25 PM
    The practice of Dorje Shugden has been passed down within the Sakya lineage for several generations. Dorje Shugden was first practised by the Sakyas in the early 17th century. There were many other great Sakya throneholders who practised and proliferated Dorje Shugden Tanag within the Sakya tradition. This unique form of Dorje Shugden riding on a black horse can found on numerous older Sakya thangkas. We are fortunate able to see now with this new printing as shown in this post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/sakya-dorje-shugden-tanag
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    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 12:22 AM
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    Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India for over six decades while other refugees need to return to their own country? Why is His Holiness being two-faced when it comes to this issue? Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India and be a freeloader for so long while other refugees from another nation need to return to their own country.

    Tibetans have been freeloading in India for over six decades now and India still continues to host them. India’s kindness should not be taken granted for and Tibetans should at least contribute back to Indian’s society. I don’t think they will be going back to Tibet looking at the current government and how they are sabotaging their chance to return to Tibet by irritating China with their actions here and there.

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
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    An interesting read of Hippies in America. I think that hippies are unique to America as I had not read of any in other countries

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies.html

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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
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Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
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Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
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Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
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Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
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The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more-  https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
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Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother\'s daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
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Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In Gaden Monastery.

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
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My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
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This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Do share this picture message with friends.
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Faster, Faster!!! Can't you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow\'s beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
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Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
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It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
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Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
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A very sad true story Please sign to help end animal experimentation: https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
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Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
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A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
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Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    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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    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.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Living off the grid in Australia
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  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
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    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
7 days ago
1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
7 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
7 days ago
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
7 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
7 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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