Post 80’s girl practices Buddhism as a nun in snow-capped plateau

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Dear friends,

This is a wonderful recent story to share with you and lighten your heart. Please read it and share with others.

I agree with Tsechen Wongmu that it is not hard to do what she did because as she says, upon finding gold, you can just let go of the scrap iron.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

2014-06-12

“I set off with my dream,
Mercy is my ship and wisdom is my sail.
I’ll return in a day
Through the rugged path after thousands of years,
If the treasure in my heart
Is appreciated.”

The poem is found on the Weibo page of Tsechen Wongmu, or Ma Ying, before her conversion into a Buddist. The 25-year-old graduated from Qingdao University and, now practices Buddism as a nun in the Xinlongdongzhi Temple amid the snow-covered mountains of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan province, 4,200 meters above the sea level.

 


Tsechen Wongmu with Lama Tsongkhapa’s statue

 

Born in Shandong’s capital Jinan city, Ma learned about Buddhism from her grandmother since childhood. She started practicing Buddism in 2009. Three years later, she shaved her head and became a nun.

“July 2012 was my second travel to the sacred mountain (the mountain where her master stays). I didn’t think about becoming a nun before the trip, but as I climbed the mountain, I felt as if I was getting ashore and, when I look back, it was all whirlpools underneath. The next morning when I woke up, I heard myself say: I don’t want to descend the hill anymore,” Tsechen Wongmu told sina.com.

Many Weibo bloggers praised Tsechen Wongmu for her courage to make the decision and detach herself from secular life, to which she said: “I often replied that it doesn’t need any courage, just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold. As you learn and practice more of Buddhism, you’ll find every word that the Budda says is right and wise. The decision was not difficult at all.”

Like other Buddhist monks and nuns, Tsechen Wongmu also aims at delivering all living creatures from torment. She wants to help people “in every second”.

Tsechen Wongmu told a story of a Korean man who became a monk at the age of 24 after receiving his PhD in Princeton University. He prefers to be a “community monk” rather than a monk who lives in the mountain and talks “nonsense”. Tsechen Wongmu said a “community nun” is also her goal.

Tsechen Wongmu also hopes to spread the Pure Land Sect of Buddhism, especially to the rural areas.

“Villagers, particularly senior villagers, are mostly kind and honest, but not many of them can get enlightenment from Buddhism.”

As for the question that whether Tsechen Wongmu would resume secular life in the future, she said “When a man wakes up, he cannot dream on as if he were sleeping.”

She also mentioned the movie The Matrix, in which the hero Neo was given a choice from two pills: choose the blue pill he’ll live on in a virtual world, forgetting about everything; and choose the red pill he’ll learn about the reality and face various challenges.

“I’ve chosen the red pill. But I found that comparing to the reality in The Matrix, our reality is much more beautiful,” said Tsechen Wongmu.

(179xizang.com has contributed to the story)

Source: http://english.sina.com/culture/2014/0612/708826.html

 


Weibo page of Tsechen Wongmu

 


Ma Ying before she became a nun

 


Ma Ying before she became a nun

 


Ma Ying before she became a nun

 


Tsechen Wongmu (Ma Ying)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tsechen Wongmu with her parents

 


Parents of Tsechen Wongmu support her idea of becoming a nun

 


Tsechen Wongmu in a temple

 


Buddhist ceremony held by the temple where Tsechen Wongmu stays

 


Tsechen Wongmu in a snow mountain

 


Xinlongdongzhi Temple, where Ma Ying became a nun

 


Xinlongdongzhi Temple is 4,200 meters above the sea level

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  1. Yee Yin on Jan 30, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this inspiring and beautiful story of Ma Ying. She is inspiring because at a very young age, she has already realised the samsasa is a delusion. She was born in a very wealthy family, her life is very comfortable and easy but she knew it is a delusion so she decided to become a nun.

    She must have a very strong Dharma imprint that leads her to walk on the spiritual path at this young age. She reminds me of Tenzin Palmo who was also ordained at a very young age. She is also very lucky in the sense that she was born in a family that supports her decision. I truly rejoice for her. Not many people can give up a comfortable and easy life to live simply and to work hard for others without getting anything back in return.

    I like how she used the scene in Matrix to describe her decision to be ordained. She said we have 2 choices, 1 is to continue to live in a delusional world; 1 is to learn about the reality and face various challenges. It is hard to face challenges or to see the flaws in us, but if we overcome them and transform, we will become better and that will liberate us from the sufferings we create for ourselves.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Inspiring there are young people who can let go of their samsaric life just like that. I suppose the teachings have really sunk into her and she realises there is no essence to her worldly life. The movie Matrix whether it was intentional or not, does point to the fact that there is reality that is hidden from our sight. Anyways I do rejoice in her taking the monastic vows to benefit sentient beings.

  3. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Jul 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu for letting go of worldly objects, inspired by the her determinations and thus encouragement to us for grasped as much of Dharma teachings and practises in this very much precious lifetime. Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this.

  4. HEE TS on Jul 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story. This story reminded me that money and attachment is not important in our life. Spiritual practice should be the most important things in our life.

  5. PB on Jul 8, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
    She is so brave and determine. Rejoice for her.
    I like to wash movie Matrix as well. If I were given the pills: I would like to choose the red pill as well. But I not enough determination, wisdom and compassion to do that yet.

  6. Irene Lim on Jul 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Tsechen Wongmu’s past life imprints must be very strong for her to begin her spiritual practice early in her life and with good motivation. I truly rejoice for her.

  7. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I like the Tsechen Wongmu’s statment : “I often replied that it doesn’t need any courage, just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold. As you learn and practice more of Buddhism, you’ll find every word that the Budda says is right and wise. The decision was not difficult at all.”
    Simple yet profile.

  8. Penang Study Group on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this story. Indeed, Ma Ying is an inspirational to all of us in this day and age. All of our members applauded for her firm decision to become a nun. It is not easy for most of us especially in this degenerate time. She has everything but she has chosen to walk the Buddha’s path. Besides, we admired her straightforward yet truthful replied, when she was being asked the reason for her decision. Indeed, Dharma is ‘gold’ and everything else are scrap iron. May we treasure this ‘gold’ too. May many more sentient beings will be touched by her story and especially by her works.

    Attendees:Soon Huat, Kong, Kai Lynn, Swee Ching, Kat, Louis Lit and Jacinta.

  9. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu. She’s such a courageous young girl with such supportive family. There are obstacles around us in our dharma path & she has managed to overcome it & detached herself from the worldly ‘scrap iron’ because she has found her ‘pot of gold’ .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us such an inspirational story.

  10. Gordon on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:04 am

    did post Ma Ying story on my facebook when I came across in local Chinese newspaper, last months ago. It is Inspiration story that such a young girl who willing let go secular life to become nun, which very rare case happened nowadays. May I wish Ma Ying continue propagating Buddha teaching and achieve liberation.

  11. Li Kheng on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Tsechen Wonmu’s view has such great clarity and resolve. The part where she describes her journey up to the sacred mountain where her Guru lived as climbing ashore, away from the “whirlpool” of samsara was very powerful. Many of us have had the opportunity to ascend from the “whirlpool below” but, due to our three poisons of ignorance, ego and anger, we find ourselves descending back into the uncontrolled turmoil os samsara.

    Tsechen Wongmu is a great example to all of us as she embarks on a journey dedicated to benefitting others and in pursuit of inner peace and happiness.

  12. Soon Huat (Penang) on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such wonderful and inspiring story with us. I truly rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu for her big decision. She can hold her vow so strongly and faithfully. I like her two sentences: “just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold” and “When a man wakes up, he cannot dream on as if he were sleeping.”

    “just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold” indicated that she is able to renounce everything for Buddhism such as youth, wealth and beauty. It reminded me the Rinpoche article “Good Investment”, we need to invest our youth, wealth and energy wisely. We should invest all our energy and time to learn Dharma knowledge and put into practice to benefit others

    I love this sentence: “When a man wakes up, he cannot dream on as if he were sleeping.” Waking up from our worldly dream should be our goal.A lot of us are still staying in the dream and pursuing the worldly goals such as reputation, wealth etc. In fact, we are creating negative karma daily when we pursuing these goals and that is why we are always stuck in samsara.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this story with us. Tsechen Wongmu indeed is very good example for us to learn.

  13. Julia Tan on Jun 25, 2014 at 1:52 am

    I truly agree with what Tsechen Wangmu said, you do not need courage nor to be brave to do so because when you realize that you are chasing for something highest of the high you will let go of those meaningless to you. Just like Pastor Jean Ai, everything just came so naturally. May I become like Tsechen Wangmu and Pastor Jean Ai soon, giving my best to others.

  14. Jacinta Goh on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    For some, it will be a hard decision but for her, she seemed determined.
    Tsechen Wongmu, to you I rejoice from the depths of my heart.

    Despite having to live and practice an ascetic lifestyle, you also aspire to become a ‘community nun’ that vowed to work tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient being. All that I can do is to put my two thumbs up, but for you, your limitless deeds cover the grounds far and wide.

    To Rinpoche, I thank you so much for sharing this. It will be a joy to see more of this story especially in Kechara. It will be the greatest joy to You and for all.

  15. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this inspiring true example of a young person to become a nun or Sangha member. I truly rejoice and feel happy for Ma Ying as she receives full support from her both parents to spend the rest of her life to become an ordained person and letting go all of the worldly materials, career, secular life, entertainment, pleasures and so on.. at her very young age. At her young age, she has already renounced to the world and realize only Dharma and Buddhism can bring us out from sufferings and unhappiness in this life and many lifetimes ahead. I respect her to wish to become a community nun and brings more benefits and Dharma to the people who have yet to meet with Buddhism and yet to realize the Truth as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni 2600 years ago…

  16. May Ong on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    This inspiration life story of a young person leaving the secular world to practice dharma is always inspiring, especially in this degenerate age, for the continuity of spirituality and lineage.

    It reaffirms the concept of instilling dharma in our minds so we may practice dharma in future lives, just like Tsechen Wongmu who have the seeds in her.

    May she attain enlightenment in this lifetime.

  17. Wylfred Ng on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    This is really an inspiring real life story.
    Really rejoice to her that she is able to practice Buddhism and her family support her decision.

    Hope that she will inspire more people to practice Buddhism in a very young age.

    Thanks

  18. sarahyap on Jun 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Wow such an inspiring story. It is not often we get to see such a young and beautiful girl renouncing samsara and decide to live a spiritual life. She may be physically young, but her spiritual maturity surpasses so many of us.

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story with us Rinpochela. And yes, it is true that when we see the true nature and value of Dharma, we will never want to part with it and will find it natural to pursue a spiritual path instead of a samsaric one.

  19. Grace Leong on Jun 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Ma Ying had the perfect conditions for her to meet and practice the Dharma. She met the Dharma at a young age from her grandma, studied it and very quickly understood and opened up imprints of her past life, whereby she must already have accumulated wisdom and merits to be able to renounce at such a young age. Totally rejoice for her !

  20. Boon on Jun 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    众生因无明的原故,经常错误的将世间法当成长法来看待,因此遭遇了许多烦恼及痛苦。这位美丽动人的女生,马滢肯放下了世间的娱乐等而出家为僧的精神实在值得我们的赞赏。祈愿她能够顺利的将佛法传予更多的人,以便他们能够减少所面对的烦恼,产生心灵转化,最终得以早日证果。

  21. Sean Wang on Jun 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this inspirational story about this beautiful young lady who chose to lead a spiritual lifestyle. I rejoice for her accomplishment. It is people like her that show that it is possible for people to be born in the modern age and still be great practitioners.

  22. Edwin Tan on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is such a beautiful story of such a young girl that gained so much wisdom at such a young age. Letting go of attachments and serving the community. Truly a strong act of compassion displayed in most sangha.

    May she touch the many lives she meets and spread the Dharma

    Thank u

  23. AdelineTan on Jun 20, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Very wise and compassionate young Tsechen Wongmu who gave up her youth to benefit others! May her spiritual path flourish and all her wishes be fulfilled. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and inspiring post.

  24. Yee Mun on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Rejoice for Tsechen Wongmu. She is lucky that she get the support from her parents and she has found her “gold” and let go of the scrap iron at such a young age. May she continue to turn the dharma wheel and benefit many beings.

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing such an inspirational story.

  25. Nancy Loo on Jun 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring story about this young nun. At such young age she is able to understand so much about her inner thoughts and needs. Therefore, she has chosen the spiritual path and left all her attachments, comforts and baggage behind without looking back. Really admired her decision and courage. She is indeed fortunate to have her parents blessings and support. May she has a smooth sailing path to be the benefit of many and may those who has come across this story be able to wake up and practise the dharma without any further delay.

  26. Pastor Adeline on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Such an inspiring story for all of us! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing! Indeed it is easy to make life changing decision when we choose to go all the way. Difficult in making decision are due to us wanting the chance to fall back in samsara. Making decision is very easy when we see the truth and understand nothing else is more important than that!

  27. Patsy on Jun 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    She is an inspiration. Ma Ying is young, educated and comes from a well to do family yet she made the right choice to abandon worldly affairs and chose to be a nun. She reminds me of Pastor Jean Ai who has chosen the spiritual path at a young age. I rejoice for them!

  28. Shelly tai on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story about Ma Ying. This young nun has choose to renounce in her early age not interested in all the worldly life this is something a lot of people should learn from . Along our spiritual journey if we need to forgo something worldly I think is no big deal look at this young nun who give up everything that we think is pleasure. I rejoice for Ma Ling may three jewels bless her and may she be able to spread Dharma to more people.

  29. Uncle Eddie on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Tsechen Wongmu, who was highly praised by many of the bloggers to have made the brave decision to be a nun at Xinlongdongci Temple, amidst snow-covered mountains at Sichuan Province, hopefully can later on turn-out to be another “Cheng Yen” like the Taiwanese buddhist nun of Tzu Chi Organisation, who was initially a teacher, philanthropist,and later on often being called “The mother Teresa of Asia”. Perhaps, she truly has the devotion,dedication and determination to become a successful compassionate nun, when she said in the blog, that “as you learn and practise more buddhism, you find every word that Buddha said is right and wise”. She has expressed her aims to help people every second and hope to deliver all living creatures from torment. She also has the wish to spread the pure land sect of Buddhism specially to the rural areas, and for this and her pure bright legitimate future we wish her every success! Om mani Padme Hung.

  30. Wendy Loh on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I truly rejoice for Tsechen Wongmu (Ma Ying)’s wise decision to be a nun. I pray that her path in spreading the Buddha-Dharma be smooth and victorious. May many benefit from her kindness and compassion.

  31. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    In a world that is so full of distractions, and coming from a wealthy family as well as having gone to a University and graduated from it, this young lady, in her twenties,has such rare wisdom as to choose to leave her comfortable secular life,to become a renunciate, a nun to serve all beings and deliver them from suffering.

    Her extraordinary wisdom and awakened state have allowed her to see that Dharma is gold and, having found gold, to just let go of the scrap iron, which are the trappings of secular life and materialism.

    Yes, it must be strong imprints from past lives, and she is continuing her spiritual journey in this life, armed with such a high level of spiritual realization.

    I rejoice for her and am deeply inspired by her. Indeed her story will be very inspirational,especially for young people.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspirational story on this blog.

  32. LT Loo on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Upon seeing ordained picture of her, I will refrain myself of writing beautiful praising words as no amount of words could justify it.(no capable of writing it it anyway)I just visualize her as a big sister, a teacher to the kids and a daughter to many elders in the nearby villages…._/\_

  33. KYC on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This young nun has inspired many people, young and old. I rejoice for her and hope she will fulfill her wish to be a community nun and bring Dharma to the ordinary people she cares so much about. This is surely due to strong imprints from her past life.

  34. freon on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Amazing!
    A young girl at her age is so determine to be a nun! Especially in this era where lots of “entertainment” and distraction, it is not easy to renounce.
    She is lucky that her parents supported her on this idea. Rejoice

  35. keng tan on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Oh Wow, truly inspiring…

  36. patriciasnodgrass on Jun 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I am SO happy for her!

  37. abby foo on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. Her words are full with wisdom: ‘you throw away scrap iron when you get gold. As you learn and practice more of Buddhism, you’ll find every word that the Budda says is right and wise. The decision was not difficult at all.’

    Dharma is the best gold in life, and it cannot be taken away by anyone and it cannot fade with time or space. Dharma is the one thing that worth to ‘chase after’. And Dharma is the one and last thing that can help us during our death. This is what Rinpoche always remind us.

  38. Choongs on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    The world is blessed by her decision. I’m so so happy.

  39. Alan Chan (KHJB) on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It amazing story , it must be previous life merit to reconnect to the dharma path. She know that dharma is a gold that why she really cherish it as treasure. Rejoice .

  40. Jace Chong on Jun 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Very beautiful story, thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.

    Not everyone in the modern society will choose this path as most of us think life is about how much materials you have. Chasing after fame and wealth is what most of us do, and thought this is the only path and ultimately I would be happy when I gain the maximum wealth.

    Ma Ying sees through that, and she took one step further to show us, what’s a meaningful life. I can see how happy and fulfilled she is after she shaved and become a nun.

    Thanks Ma Ying, may more people take on your path for others.

  41. ron wong on Jun 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The story of Ma Ying is really an inspiration & encouraging to read. She seems to know what path to take at her very young age, when the time & condition ripen at the peak of her life she immediately took on the path as if she is just continuing what she has been doing before.

    She has demonstrate much wisdom & compassion in the way she deliver her messages & reply to challenging question asked. She will be a role model to both practitioner & ordinary people to practice kindness to others.

    I truly rejoice for her. I wish her well & may her spiritual journey be fruitful & benefit many.

  42. Choi Sheem on Jun 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Rinpoche, this is a very inspiring account of a young girl leaving everything to become a nun. Ma Ying is young, educated and a bright samsaric future awaiting her. Yet she has chosen to renounce the worldly affair to become a nun to benefit others. I am so happy for Ma Ying to have the support of her parents to become a nun and pray that she would inspire more young and educated individuals to the path chosen by her. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us this message.

  43. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jun 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu (Ma Ying), her previous accumulate Merits become a powerful imprint that make her able to become a nun without obstacles hence have supports from her family also…

    May she blessed by 3 jewels always hence have a swift Dharma path…

  44. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I knew this young nun is from social media, her family gave her strong support for her become a sangha. When she was in university study she already knew her future will not same with her friends. Deep inside she know she will go and look for what her inner needs.

    The amazing thing is she is beautiful, smart and intelligent, but she too choose the most intelligent path for her rest of her life.

    Now she is do prayer, sharing Dharma and give blessing to people she meet. So powerful example she is showing us. Her determination become a nun, really tell the world directly, we need to listen our inner voice rather than external noise.

    I really feel happy for her determination and courage!Rejoice for her!!!

  45. Victor Choi on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Very inspiring story. My heart felt deeply with her decision to let go the scrap that we appreciate and chasing for it. Dharma is Gold, the gold that can carry along to our next life with our mind ( centre of our heart chakra )

    Thank you so much Rinpoche!

  46. tsemtulku on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    From Sock Wan: I have read about her. She is from a wealthy family and received good education. At a very young age she has already realised what normal people are chasing for, money, career, relationship etc are not bringing us to any where. She reminds me of Pastor Jean Ai, who also at a very young age already decided to pursue spiritual practice. They must have very strong imprints from their past lives. I truly rejoice!

  47. sky81 on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    At a young age she can let go of so much, talk about spiritual maturity. The way is she answered the questions posed to her is very skillful and showed she has much wisdom. What is perplexing or crazy is that people have the nerve of asking her whether she want to resume secular life. She just become a nun. It’s like you just become a parent and you were asked whether you’re going to be single again. There are people who would test your conviction when they see you challenging convention and their way of thinking. I wish her best of luck and and be the inspiration for others to follow her footstep to benefit others through practicing Dharma.

  48. Sharon Ong on Jun 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this inspirational story about this beautiful young woman who chose a beautiful spiritual path in life. It is very refreshing to read about someone so young who is certain about what she wants in terms of spirituality. At her age, I was still grappling with a career choice. Am very happy for her and pray that she will flourish in her path.

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    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:19 PM
    The truth is truth cannot be hidden ,many of us as Dorje Shugden practitioners and non-practitioners should get to the bottom of the truth. Its more than decades the Tibetan Leadership still could not accept the reality of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was murdered by Depa Norbu and manifested to become the Protector of Our Time as promise. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen rose as Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector who is an emanation of Manjushri who appears in mundane form. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was a great scholar, powerful Tantric master and was well known for his teachings. Due to jealousy , masterminded by Depa Norbu , the officers murdered the great master. It is also a fact that Depa Norbu’s murder of a high religious Lama is recorded in Tibetan history but he was never brought to justice. Interesting history and the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen ,may more people get to read this interesting article.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-articles/murder-in-drepung-monastery-depa-norbu.html
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:19 PM
    Wow! Viva La Vegan Grocery is the largest vegan grocery stall on Earth! The whole store does not sell a single meat product… and they do not even accept refined white sugars unless they are certified for vegans!

    Viva La Vegan grocery is a grocery in Rancho Cucamonga, California. They have stated that they would not sell or make profit off meat. Co-created by Isaak Iftikhar, this vegan grocery is spreading across various parts of America… one even starting in Santa Monica, called Viva La Vegan Express! They have also been going global through the internet by having a recipe forum, online shopping page and an events page.

    This initiative to create a vegan grocer is extremely beneficial to not only to the customer’s health, but it also educates the customers on animal rights and their website tells us that all races, creeds and even species deserve to be equal.

    This is very exciting, wish we could have this in more countries!!! It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:17 PM
    Yes ….we need more stories like this. A kind man a kind soul…..Frank Pomodoro a Boston Police Officer is caught on picture comforting his partner a police horse, Fritz. Fritz, has fallen into a sidewalk construction hole and needed immediate help. It was really amazing, when strangers , more officers, ex-convicts came running over to help Fritz. Team work and intelligence of about 20 men making sure Fritz stayed put. Unbelievable with the help of a crane , they managed to pulled out Fritz almost 1500 pound horse from a hole. Compassion conquers all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-need-more-stories-like-this.html
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 12:36 AM
    On cold winter’s night in New York City, Tsem Rinpoche saw a homeless man and dog. Moved by his plight, Rinpoche bought warm food for the man and his dog, as well as gloves and other cold weather gear and personal care items. Rinpoche even gave the man his personal rosary beads, which Rinpoche has used to make many daily prayers. By by the person having it, it will bless him tremendously…

    Watch the video here http://bit.ly/35B9clD
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 12:10 AM
    Some short videos do not need a lot of explanation. This is one of them.

    This video and the people involved touched me to the core. People who go out of their way to make life better for another living being are the greatest minds to walk the earth. People who care and do their best to make a difference are people who are really using their human potential for something with meaning. People who actually do something.

    Please watch this video and share with others. Why share? Because you care enough to create awareness which will lead to understanding and eradication of these types of unnecessary sufferings. It’s the least you and I can do is to create awareness.

    Have compassion. Practice in life what you admire in conversation-compassion.

    Watch this http://bit.ly/33AZHB4
  • m.priyaa
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 09:41 PM
    Thank u Rinpoche. Such an insipiring story. This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India.
    For more details https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:41 PM
    Well its truly a very effective practice and should be included in our daily sahdana. A effective way to purify our negative karma, which has accumulated over the years. With the proper practice and visualization we could transform what is negative and turning them into sublime offerings. It will then allow Dorje Shugden to help us further through the creation of conducive conditions for Dharma practice and the elimination of obstacles.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor David for this well explained sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kawang-a-dorje-shugden-confessional-practice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:38 PM
    Beautiful pictures of H.E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master conferring the initiation of Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden to a crowd of 10,000 people. He was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. A great scholar within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, he wrote numerous volumes of philosophic writings which are still been used till today. Interesting read of a GREAT Lama.
    Thank you for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:35 PM
    Lama Thubten Phurbu is truly an incredible , respected Gelug high Lama with his incredible achievements and accomplishments. Having up hold the lineage of Tsongkhapa and the practice of Dorje Shugden . He has done so much speaking up on the ban on Dorje Shugden and has contributed many beneficial projects in Tibet and China. Lama Thubten Phurbu is outspoken about Dorje Shugden and spreading Shugden’s practice and Tsongkhapa’s lineage to as many as to the West, India and Nepal .
    Lama Thubten Phurbu have done much more for the Tibetan people than the CTA have. He travels occasionally to give teachings to preserve these precious lineages for the future. While the CTA is opposing the Chinese and creating mistrust, Lama Thubten Phurbu is building trust with the Chinese government while at the same time upholding the greater welfare of all Tibetans. Wow… Lama Thubten Phurbu has even compiled many prayer texts for the benefits of all sentient beings. Interesting read.
    Thank you for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, some people love to senses excitement through supernatural power. I have seen the video it scary because it is true from experience. When it come for movies it is interesting to understand how curious our mind works.

    From my experiences I have realized that the feeling of terror is the special aspect, unexpected, suspense and the surprise. Usually horror movies often teach us how to protect, to overcome difficult situation, to control the fear, prayer and meditation. The smart and brave characters of a person can be seen with a lot of much struggle.

    I enjoyed this article, it made me to recall some of my doubt and fear memories during my young days.
  • Chris
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 02:44 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this special rare Buddha with us. Enlightened beings are very compassionate to have manifested in various forms for various purposes for us to get blessings. This Buddha is manifested specifically for us to curb with our own laziness.

    According to Rinpoche, laziness comes in various forms and not just the superficial laziness that we can easily identify. There are some form of laziness is much more ingrained in us and it may manifest into some other behaviours.

    http://bit.ly/2CDZf9p
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 02:35 PM
    This afternoon, Tsem Rinpoche, Ladrang Liaison Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi, Fat Monk, and Monlam were in a fish shop in Cheras to look for some fishes for the Ladrang’s pond.

    Rinpoche took the group for a meal in a restaurant nearby. While in the restaurant, Rinpoche saw many fishes in 2 crowded glass tanks, and Rinpoche couldn’t bear it as Rinpoche knew the fate of these fishes – they will take turn to be on dinner plates throughout the Chinese New Year period. The fishes were huge, about 8 or 9 inches long and all of them will be gone in a few days!

    After some negotiation, Fat Monk convinced the restaurant owner to sell the fishes at a reduced price. The owner also gave us all their eels free, knowing that we bought the fishes to be liberated. We also took all the frogs in the restaurant. They were so kind that they told us to liberate the fishes fast and come back to pay later or the next day! They let us go without any payment! I think they were touched by Rinpoche’s act of kindness and reciprocated. No restaurant will let go of their fishes easily during this period as supply of fishes are scarce, and the festive season is the peak period to make maximum profit.

    Read more about this compasionate story at http://bit.ly/2P1rsPh
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 02:12 PM
    This is so horrible, the way how the horse is being slaughtered! It is not humane at all. Imagine the fear the horse has to go through before its last moment.

    How can we still enjoy our meat dishes knowing how much pain the animals have to suffer? We use horses for horse racing when they are still young and strong. When they are older, we kill them for their meat. This is life but we are treating them like an object.

    If we want a more peaceful world, less violence, we have to learn to generate compassion. One of the ways to develop our compassion is to stop eating meat because we don’t want animals to suffer. If we can afford and have time, we can also consider adopting animals from the shelters. As the demand for meat decreases, there will be less killing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/please-sign-this.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 10:49 PM
    Mantras – Holy Words of Power

    Learn the power of holy words or better known as mantras that may be able to change the course of your life. How do mantras help with your obstacles or enhance your wishes? H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche explains here in clear simple teaching to help us in our lives.

    http://bit.ly/MantrasPower
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 15. 2019 10:19 PM
    The Icchantikas

    It is stated that this group of beings are beyond the possibility of enlightenment. Read more of this type of beings and do they really exist within our realm?

    http://bit.ly/TheIcchantikas

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    6 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    7 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    7 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    7 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
    7 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
    8 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    9 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    9 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    9 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    10 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    10 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    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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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is a good story teller. Children enjoy listening to his dharma sharing. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So many happy moments for teachers and students during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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