Malaysian Government shows Care

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Dear All,

I have some great news to share with everyone today!

A few days ago, I received this joyous news from one of my students Liaison Khong Jean Ai about recent happenings concerning animal abuse laws in Malaysia. I can never bear to see animals so poorly treated by people who are just not caring towards the pain that they cause towards any animal… may it be intentional or unintentional.

I am glad that the government of Malaysia is very supportive against animal abuse and are now looking at implementing stricter laws to reprimand these abusers. May this law be approved as soon as possible to deter these abusers from carrying their act of cruelty. I thank the Government for this. It is so wonderful to know you care and moving toward a more compassionate society.

If anyone has any news on recent developments regarding The Animal Welfare Bill, do share in the comments below!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Some information about animal abusers

In animal abuse, there are three categories of abusers:

  1. Unwitting abusers: They do not realize how they treat the animal is considered cruel. Example, keeping the dog on a short chain for long hours.
  2. Immature abusers: People that actually intentionally hurt animals but lack the mental and emotional maturity to realize the nature and extent of their harm. Example, a person intentionally scaring a cat away, or throwing a rock to a frog in a pond.
  3. Serious intentional abusers: These abusers derive satisfaction from hurting animals. Making animals fight for the purpose of money also falls into this category.

A lot of evidence based on psychology states that most animal cruelty cases is all about power or control. The abuser feels powerless and develops a warped sense of self-respect. Eventually they feel strong only by being able to dominate a person or animal. 

According to Robert K. Ressler, a profiler of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said “Murderers… very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids”, a connection that was recognized by the FBI since the 1970’s. In Psychology studies, according to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without  a history of animal abuse. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the past 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders often have history of animal abuse since childhood.

Take for example, society’s most notorious serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer who murdered 17 men and boys. He was known to have dismembered animals since a young age

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Video interview Jeffery Dahmer by NBC

The Boston Strangler aka Albert Desalvo, who killed 13 women was known to have trapped dogs and cats in orange crates and shoot arrows through the boxes in his youth.

It is well known by professionals that animal abuse is a form of mental abnormality. According to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), although it is not classified as an exclusive mental condition, it is however, one of the criteria in diagnosing conduct disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD).

There is certainly something more to animal abuse than just a ‘phase’. 

Youthful violence toward animals is a very serious issue, and it needs to be taken seriously by not only animal advocates like myself, but by those who are concerned about violence in our society.” – Margo DeMello, Ph.D.

 


 

New Law to Bite Back at Animal Abusers

Friday, February 22, 2013

by Joseph Sipalan

PUTRAJAYA: A new law that is ready for tabling in Parliament is about to get nasty with animal abusers.

The Animal Welfare Bill proposes that first time offenders be fined between RM20,000 and RM100,000 or sit behind bars for up to three years.

Commit the crime again, and they will not only be fined up to double the amount imposed for their previous offence, but also face at least three months in jail.

The final draft of the Bill which included several amendments suggested by participants in a series of public engagements was also aimed at more extensive and intensive enforcement of the law, said Veterinary Department director-general Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Jamaluddin.

“Animals cannot talk, they cannot take to the streets and hold a demonstration. We need to have something punitive to act as a deterrent (against animal abuse).

“The severity of the penalties was proposed by the public, not just by us,” he said.

Now, the penalty for animal abuse is a fine of up to RM50,000, not more than a year’s jail, or both, following last year’s amendments to the Animal Act 1953.

Prior to the amendments, the penalty was a paltry RM200 fine, six months’ jail or both.

How the new regulations are to be enforced is a major aspect of the final draft, with the proposed creation of Malaysia’s own Animal Cops – a team of officers who will keep a close watch on the treatment of animals.

Unlike the department’s existing enforcement officers – who are only mobilised for specific operations – the animal welfare officers would be on the ground at all times to make sure nobody took advantage of hapless animals, Dr Abdul Aziz said.

“Just like welfare officers, they will inspect and monitor their areas to make sure the law is upheld. There will be no need to wait for cases to be reported before we send people over.

“If, for example, they come across a pet that has not been fed for days, they will have the power to investigate the case and take the owner to court … so you had better make sure your pet is taken care of before flying off for your holiday,” he added.

Dr Abdul Aziz hoped the Bill could be debated and passed by Parliament this year for it to be gazetted and enforced in 2014.

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  1. chris chong on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Finally the government had did something to protect the animals. Animals are sentient beings which means they can feel emotions, pain and fear as well. It is not right for us to abuse them. With the new law, it can protect the animals abit more and make sure animal abusers to think twice before committing the horrible act.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  2. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    It’s indeed a very good news for us, finally the government is doing something and putting things into actions. Animals do not deserve all these, why bring them home when you’re planning on abusing them already? Keeping a pet was never an easy thing to do, so please be prepared before you bring one home.

  3. Lucas Roth on Nov 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I hate it when animals are killed for meat, fur and other products. It is just so sad how cruel people can be now. It is sick and horrible of how some lives do not even see daylight then they are killed. Please be vegetarian and save animals, amd i am so sic of animals being abused as well. I am happy malaysia is against that too

  4. Jessica Yap on Jun 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Any form of abuse is an abuse, whether it is minor or not. The abuse might scar the animal for life. I don’t understand how people can abuse animals and be nonchalant about it and then go berserk when they learn that humans are being abused. Both the human and animals are living and breathing creatures. Both species feel pain and they bleed just the same. Just because we are slightly more ‘advanced’ in the intelligence part, doesn’t make us anymore superior than the animals.

    I am so very happy to know that Malaysian gov. is taking strict measures to prevent animal abuse. As a resident in Malaysia, this comes as a great news because generally, the ruling system doesn’t really put much emphasis on how the animals are being treated.

    Now, with the newly implemented law, hopefully the animal abusers would think twice about treating animals cruelly.

    Thank you for sharing, Jean Ai.
    and thank you Rinpoche for sharing. =)

  5. wei theng on Jun 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    It’s great news to know it will have rules that would help to prevent animals/pets being abused. Pets and strays are living beings too.
    I hope the Government would also support Kechara Animal Sanctuary. Currently they are looking for land and resources to get a shelter for stray dogs and cats around Kechara Forest Retreat. http://retreat.kechara.com/news/helping-hope-and-other-dogs-at-kfr/

  6. Albert Ratchaga on May 29, 2013 at 7:03 am

    It is very good and important to have strict law to prevent more animal abuse, because we should respect every life in this world, whether human or animal deserved the right to live, no one has the power to take away their life.

    As a kid, some were born and some was affected by the family, when a family was having problem and was living under pressured or disharmony environment, many chances the kids will be very much affected and some will choose to abuse animal as a release, in the beginning they might just abusing the animal, but later once they get the hook up on it, they will realize abusing them can’t satisfy them anymore, they will start to kill them, and as when they grow, if this situation is not rectified, their mentality will get worse and upgrade to more serious crime. This was mentioned in the documentary I’ve watched many years back.

    I’m very glad to see this news and hopefully the law was carried out consistently to make sure animal are well protected by this law.

  7. Girlie OOI on May 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    “The severity of the penalties was proposed by the public,…”

    This says alot of how much the Malaysian public really cares for the animals. Previously, a small fine did not deter the animal abusers. Now with this higher and stiffer penalty, we should see a marked decline in the abuse cases.

  8. tenzin llhamo on May 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    A BIG thank you to Malaysia’s government for imposing stricter rules to punish the animal abusers. I believe its enough to see such abuse happening all around us. And many of us just dont care and hope that someone else will take care of it. The government should employ more people to be those officers (more job opportunities for people who needs it). Educate people/owners to care for the helpless animals who will never have the chance to speak up for themselves. Especially the younger generation. Lets all be kind to everyone around us.

  9. Darren Kechara Paradise on May 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Great to know that government implement new law to protect animals. No one should abuse or hurt animals, if we cannot help them but at least please don’t hurt them…

  10. Cliff on May 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Well this is a very good start for Malaysian Animal Right Laws. Although I feel these aren’t as strict as they seem to be stated but I guess we can consider this as a victorious start for Animal Rights. We have witnessed too many animal cruelty acts in the past few years and finally the government has taken notice of the detrimental effects it has on a person and society if they are allowed to commit such acts. I really agree to the psychological effects it produces in a person, getting to chance to be cruel to animals is only a start to which later can be further iterated towards other human beings.

    Being cruel to animals does give the person a sense of power and control over another living being only to think they can continue to get away with it, i believe that this evil would only continue to grow in a person until they start to feel that this addiction isnt enough and soon want something more, continuing to commit more evil on other/bigger animals till it may even reach a human being. Animals do not deserve these sort of treatments and such cruel acts shouldn’t be tolerate.

    Im really glad this law was made and hope that the public is really aware of the fact that this does exist. Even if it weren’t such cruel acts like physically harming an animal, leaving your pet to suffer without food or water at home whilst you go on a selfish luxurious holiday is just as cruel. I hope this law would create oet owners the awareness to be not selfish and irresponsible and start to take more responsibility for their pets.

    Maybe soon Malaysia may even have animal police taking care of animals and going through pet owners who are irresponsible over their pets. Still though the issue of stray dogs are still seen as pest to the government, i hope they would find ways to resort in taking care of the animals in a humane way in rather than killing them, to just spay the animals and control overpopulation. There is no need to kill another living being.

    Thank you for sharing this good news Rinpoche. I hope you are well.

  11. uncle eddie on May 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    In the Buddhist way to real happiness, it is said that:- -Pure happiness is a mind that finds the sufferings of others, even for animals, unbearable. It needs a close karmic circle into a selfless compassion for all living beings. Developing compassion and wisdom, and helping those in need whenever possible, is the true meaning of life!! By training our mind to recognise the spiritual lessons in all our experiences, we can purify them through purification practices and finding more likely solutions to respond constructively. As always said, helping others is not always easy, it often involves considerable hardship and inconvenience – and going against the wishes of our “self-cherishing mind”. However, through gradual training to practise on taking the sufferings of others and giving with a good motivation, this will guarantee to purify our non-virtuous and delusion mind, making it strong and compassionate. Nevertheless, heartfelt thanks to ourMalaysian Government who shows they care, even for the animals.

  12. Julien Roth on May 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Its so nice to see the country that i love and live in be nice to animals. Its about time that people started to behave in such a smart way. I am very happy to hear about this news. Animals in Malaysia are getting hurt, and this is sure to help them. Thank you to all the people that are involved in this. I really wish them the best of luck into helping all the animals in need. This is the real 1 Malaysia to me.

  13. Sharon Saw on May 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    this is great news for animals. Malaysians have a notorious reputation for not caring about animals so this would be good for Malaysia and good for the animals. People do need education about how animals are sentient beings – in that they also feel pain like human beings – and should be treated better. Kechara Animal Sanctuary, as envisioned by Tsem Rinpoche, will be taking an active role in raising awareness about animals.

    Rinpoche has even inspired several children to start the Animal Befrienders Coalition http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/animal-befrienders-coalition-abc.html and http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/abc-fundraising.html to care and raise awareness about cruelty to animals.

    Combining this kind of legal protection for animals and strong well-thought out education about animals will greatly improve attitudes to animals which will benefit both people and animals to coexist happily together.

  14. David Lai on May 21, 2013 at 2:10 am

    This is wonderful news. It is always good news when society treats animals better. Malaysia I must admit is not the most progressive in terms of the awareness of animals rights. However, it looks like things are about to change and I am sure that the Internet has a part to play with this because from the look with the few examples above, social media and the Internet at large has a part to play with this. That’s just the wonder of the Internet and it is somewhat of a catalyst for social change.

    It is interesting that studies have shown that animal abuse in kids often results in them growing up to be adults that commit violent crimes. The video of Jeffery Dahmer is pretty creepy and it is very obvious that there’s something wrong about him and what he fantasizes. I violence of any sort is just a stepping stone to murder and if it can be curbed early, it would make the world a much better place with less anger and violence.

  15. Jutika Lam on May 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    WOW!!! This is really some really good news to know…. especially the fact that it will put a decrease to animal abusers in Malaysia.

    It really shows that the Malaysian Government is really in to taking a big step up to really put a stop to animal abusers in Malaysia.

    It is good to know that after all those year of hardly “doing and good” Laws we now have 2x better punishments for those who break these laws.

    Not only was the sentence to weak a few years ago I have also heard that some of the abusers just paid the fines and turned over a new leaf some of them even started to abuse animals again.

    It’s true what the Veterinary Department director-general Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Jamaluddin said that “Animals cannot talk, they cannot take to the streets and hold a demonstration. We need to have something punitive to act as a deterrent’

    I am sure that this will definitively be good news to all the animal rights groups and I hope that if these new laws are not strong enough and people still abuse animals I hope that they will make it even more severe.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such great news!

    Love
    Jutika

  16. pavara on May 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    It is really good news to hear that our government is taking action against animal abuse.
    It is so sad to hear that animals are abused every day for no reason,as i have heard not long ago that a Chinese man boiled a cat alive.
    I am so happy that the Malaysian government is doing something for all these little innocent creatures who does not do any harm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing news.

  17. tenzinkhenchen on May 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    It is nice to know that Malaysia is finally changing it’s heart towards animal abuse. Malaysian Government has exiled dogs to small islands to kill them off but now they care! I wish this was done earlier. Imagine all the deaths prevented.

    My dog, Lester, is a victim of a hawker store owner who poured hot oil on his skin. His fur never fully grew back. So, I hope that animal abuse laws will enforced strictly.

  18. William on May 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    This is really good news. Finally, there is some progress in Malaysia where some animal rights are protected. Hopefully this will curb some animal abuse. Animals are all living beings which have feelings also even though they can’t verbalise them out. They can show affection in their own ways and most of the time stay loyal to their owners.

    Let’s hope that this bill will stop humans from abusing their pets.

  19. lewkwanleng on May 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    It is good to know that there are laws to prevent people from hurting animals, but this is not the ultimate solution. In long run we need to educate our people, especially the younger generations to love animal and not hurt them.

  20. DR on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

    This new law is a step forward for our community. However, stray dogs are still classified as pests in our Bill. This means it is legal to shoot down a stray dog. Is there any animal movement lobbying and working on this law to be changed?

  21. sarahyap on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Great news! Animal cruelty is something that happens worldwide, but Malaysia was still one of the countries that did not put much effort to curb it… at least until recently.

    It is excellent that the fine for carrying out animal cruelty is being implemented.

  22. Thierry on May 17, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I find it very disturbing for a human being to abuse animals.
    It is the abuse that disturbs me greatly.

    I do not say this from a Buddhist platform, I say this from a basic. a basic, ethical platform by which someone, anyone, any being, in POWER over a weaker being uses that power to hurt instead of helping.

    Just as a car driver must give priority to a pedestrian, because the pedestrian is weaker against a body of speed and hard metal.

    Just as an adult over a child should use his POWER of strength and experience to help a child and not use, for a more accurate word: ABUSE, his power to hurt or exploit a child.

    Just as a “superior” in any company should use his power to support, nurture and collaborate and not exploit.

    Just as a hotel guest, an employer, a rich person, a politically empowered person should use his POWER to help the weaker one, not abuse the POWER to gain more at the expenses of the social betterment.

    Just as a parent should support his children, just as a son should help his parents, his grand-parents.

    I see no difference with animals.
    When we have the power to help why do we get tempted to abuse it, and why do we abuse it?
    Why?

    I am happy to hear that animal rights are being recognized. This is the least we should do.
    It is not about Buddhism, it is about ethic, it is about being a responsible human being, it is about taking responsibility for a weaker being.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.

  23. Adrian Cho on May 17, 2013 at 1:25 am

    This is nice and wonderful new law for the abusers animal. I’m so glad to know about this news of new law to fight back those people’s likes so cruel treat the animals. This time all the abusers definitely will get the punishment by new law of Malaysian government.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful post to us.

  24. beatrix ooi on May 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I’m very glad to know about this, it shows that Malaysians and Malaysian government really do care about the animals. At least the government is doing something for the poor animals, hopefully that the cases of animal abuse will cut down after the law has taken place.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/question-on-jealousy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:48 PM
    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


    https://bit.ly/386stv0

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

    https://bit.ly/2TeCHnH
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

    https://bit.ly/2uxPmtO

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    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
    12 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
    12 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
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    1 years ago
    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!!
    1 years ago
    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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    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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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
1 month ago
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
1 month ago
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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