Racial Tensions Cause Travel Alerts for the United States

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Demonstrators march through New York’s Times Square to demand justice for Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, the two black men shot dead by police last week. Picture: Tomothy Clary

Humans are social beings. We form and live in communities not only to avoid isolation, but also to have strength in numbers. But what happens when we identify ourselves too strongly with the community we live in? It doesn’t matter whether our community is based on physical appearance, race, religion or similarities in views and opinions… when we grasp too strongly to the perceived reality in which we live and fail to see others as fellow human beings with their own virtues, then conflict arises, jeopardizing our peace of mind.

Safety and security is one of the most basic needs for any living sentient being. The absence or degradation of this basic need will drastically reduce our quality of life, which in a Buddhist perspective is already filled with suffering due to the continuous existence of underlying dissatisfaction.

I was brought up in America, a place where people make a stand for their rights of freedom and equality. But although American lawmakers have tried their best to provide the necessary freedoms to their citizens and tabulate amendments as times change, in reality superficial rights to freedom are not necessarily reflected in daily life. After all, how “free” are you if your mind is continuously plagued by thoughts of violence, be it as a victim or instigator, due to increasing civil unrest in the USA? It is unusual to see travel alerts against the US, but racism seems to be very strong and alive in parts of the US creating civil unrest. USA may be touted as a powerful, wealthy and advanced country, but they have not overcome racism still which is sad. I grew up with much racism in school back in my home town too.

It is truly difficult to watch as America suffers from this internal conflict, especially since many campaigns for Human Rights and Freedom on an international scale are initiated and spearheaded by the US.

May those who have lost their lives in this conflict be remembered by the living as the bringers of peace instead of fuel for more hate. As long as we keep on fuelling the hate, the cycle of unpleasantness and violence will continue to recur and more lives will be lost.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Several Countries Issue Travel Alerts for United States Amid Growing Racial Tensions

JULY 11, 2016 5:44PM
By Marnie O’Neill

After decades of issuing travel warnings to its citizens overseas, America is experiencing the shoe on the other foot.

The US regularly issues travel warnings urging Americans to either avoid or exercise caution in countries marred by violence or political instability.

But now four countries, two of them from the Middle East, have dispatched tourist warnings for the US as civil unrest fuelled by two more fatal shootings of black men by police last week continues to escalate.

Alton Sterling, 37, was pinned down by police and shot dead in the south-eastern city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana last Tuesday. Less than 24 hours later, police killed 32-year-old motorist Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her young daughter as he reached for his ID in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Both incidents were independently filmed and the footage widely circulated on social media.

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and New Zealand have told travellers to steer clear of protests and large crowds because of the high potential for violence.

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Protesters march at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Cincinnati on Sunday. Picture: John Minchillo. Source: AP

The Bahamas, a Caribbean nation which lies off the coast of Florida, was the first nation to put out an alert, warning against the potentially fatal consequences of interacting with American police officers.

“In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate,” the Bahamas Foreign Ministry said in a travel advisory on Friday.

“If there is any issue please allow consular offices for the Bahamas to deal with the issues. Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds,” it added.

The tiny island nation won independence from Britain in 1973 but remains a member of the Commonwealth. It has consulates in New York, Washington DC, Miami and Atlanta, as well as honorary consuls in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and Houston.

On Saturday, the Kingdom of Bahrain urged citizens via Twitter to “be cautious of protests or crowded areas occurring around the US”.

The UAE issued this alert over the weekend. Source: Supplied

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New Zealand’s advisory was of a similar tone, telling travellers: “We recommend you avoid all protests and demonstrations as on occasion civil disorder can result.”

The UAE’s warning featured language reminiscent of that used by the US State Department when warning Americans about countries that have fallen victim to attacks by extremists.

“Please be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places when possible,” the UAE embassy said in a statement that urged people to stay away from any US demonstrations. “Exercise particular caution during large festivals or events, be alert and stay safe.”

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has not updated its Smart Traveller website since June 27 and its travel advice remains: “exercise normal safety precautions”.

However, it does contain warnings about the prevalence of gun crime, an increase in mass shootings in public places and changes to legislation in some states which may affect LGBTI visitors.

Thousands join a Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Picture: Sue Ogrocki Source: AP

Niamke Ledbetter, of Oak Cliff, Texas, holds a sign at a Black Lives Matter protest on Park Lane in Dallas, Texas on Sunday. Picture: Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP. Source: AP

“The travel advice for the United States of America on the Smartraveller website remains under constant review (and) the advice remains current at this time, DFAT said in a statement to news.com.au.

“The advice contains warnings about the risks of gun crime and active shooter incidents, and the importance of avoiding protest activity.

“It includes references to statistics that show that metropolitan areas and cities in the United States tend to have higher crime and murder rates and that the southern states have seen a slight increase in gun violence in recent years. We also note that the incidence of mass shootings are occurring more frequently.

“Our message to all Australians is that you should be vigilant to the possibility of gun crime in all parts of the United States. No matter where you intend to travel, you should do some research on which local areas or suburbs may be less safe — check travel guides and seek local advice, such as from your hotel reception or tour guide.”

Yesterday some tourists in New York’s bustling Times Square told Reuters they were nervous about the tension and recent violence.

“I don’t like to be in crowded places anymore,” Eleanor Fairbrother, who was visiting from Ireland, said.

Diamond ‘Lavish’ Reynolds live-streamed her boyfriend’s dying moments on Facebook. Source: AFP

This still from mobile phone footage appears to show police officers pinning down Alton Sterling before shooting him multiple times. Source: Supplied

Mr Sterling’s alleged murder was captured on mobile phone by a nearby shop owner. Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds streamed the horrific aftermath of Mr Castile’s shooting, followed by her own arrest, on Facebook live.

On Friday, a mass protest organised by Black Lives Matter in Dallas and attended by blacks and whites alike, turned into a horror show after a sniper picked off 12 police officers, killing five of them.

Gunman Micah Xavier Johnson told police he was avenging the deaths of Mr Sterling and Mr Castile. Johnson was killed when he detonated a police robot deployed after negotiations broke down.

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    As long as there is prejudice then there no place is safe for people. After so many years of Americans issuing travel warnings, on so many countries in the world, now other countries are issuing travel advisory against America.

    Sad to read about the death of black Americans, I hope people in the US will wake up to the fact that, the as long as people’s minds are not tamed by spirituality, such occurrences will happen again and again.

  2. Vivian Ong on Nov 12, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is always better to stay away from crowded places to avoid risk lives in gun shots or if there is any riots going on. We as human should respect one another and everyone’s lives is as precious and not less. No matter what color their skin or religion they are practicing, everyone should have peace and respect each other’s religion.

    With folded palm,
    Vivian

  3. Wah Ying on Sep 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Even in a developed state which is advanced and powerful in technology, economy and military, or a sovereign state or even a world superpower like United States of America, so long as most of the people live in the piece of land do not free from the fear of being hurt, of violence or even racial conflict most of the time, you are actually not a free or advanced state in it’s real sense. It’s of course not easy for the citizen of a multi racial country to enjoy harmony and peace, with great difference in cultural background of the people, especially when there’s a lack of real effort from the government to lessen ethnic economic differences.

    Not only for the case of America but for many of the countries around the world, we can actually witness when the social equality and rights of the citizen of the state is superficial, then the foundation of the harmony of different groups will not be solid, conflict or civil unrest will be easily happend even over a small matter. This is sad, especially when you are so powerful from external – military, economy or technology, but fragile from within – the people live there is not in harmony and peaceful, and mutual respect is very lack of.

    I would think if the spiritual aspect can be strengthen, or some universal values such as respect, acceptance, patience, equality, justice, freedom, peace, integrity and etc, were valued more, the quality of people’s life would be better, the real freedom or peace of mind enjoyed would be more and solid.

  4. Pastor David Lai on Aug 26, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Racial tensions have always been the problem of countries and nations with a multi-racial population. It’s often hard to pinpoint exactly where the differences and tensions begin but one of the most lauded means to curb racial differences is exposure. Those who are exposed to other races tend to have less racist views especially those who grow up in schools and neighbourhoods with other races.

    That is one point and the other is to equalize or narrow the socio-economic income gaps of various races. When you have one race that are predominantly not doing very well is really just a hotbed for racism and discrimination.Therefore, a lot of work needs to be done by the government in order to rectify the problem.

    The very fact that the United States – supposed bastion of democracy and freedom of speech is mired in racist civil unrest shows that things are going down for the United States. A superpower on a decline and perhaps it will be a decline for decades to come but it will a gradual decline as other nation(s) rise to the top.

  5. Pavara Lam on Aug 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    It is really sad to hear that Black people are getting killed without reason. Most of the time the police claim that the person [the black guy] was armed and threatened them. But the truth is the guy suspected of carrying a gun is actually just a ordinary unarmed person.
    For a long time America has been a hotspot for racism, ranging from the slave trade all the way to separate places for blacks and non blacks.

    I really hope that racism and murder of people without reason will end soon.

  6. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I read recently that in the human genome, there is more diversity within a race then between races. What this means is that as humans, differences in genetics that differentiate races, i.e. skin colour, eyes colour, hair and other features that is “endemic” to a particular race is much lesser then the differences within a race i.e. height, gender, predisposition of intellect, character, tendencies, obesity etc,etc. Environment also play a huge part in conditioning individual human beings.

    What this tell us is that there is very little differences between races; because there are more differences within each race and yet many human are racist, whether we want to admit it or not. Hence, racism must derive from environmental factor such as countries, culture, demographic factor such as family, friends, economic, family and economic background.

    Human beings generally perceive these differences as a threat to self conservation and preservation. This is sad and is one of the root of suffering of human beings.

    Unfortunately this also means that as long as there are humans, there will be racism because the root cause is the ignorant of the “self”. From this we “protect” the self; going outwards, we protect the family, community, race, region, country and lastly the human race i.e. “speciesism. Sometimes this may not be the order of the scheme as we may protect our pets more than our race.

  7. Samfoonheei on Aug 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    After reading the article, feel sad for those people due the unrest there they suffered.Racial tension in the USA have been going on since a long time.It doesn’t stopped from one incident to another.Increase in recent mass shootings in public places had cause travel alerts for countries like USA ,UAE and Bahamas to mention a few.The authority should ensuring the safety and security of their people to enjoy the true freedom regardless of race, colour and so forth.Same goes to religion,we must be able to be given religion freedom.With the Dorje Shugden ban for example…it had cause many sufferings in certain countries.Do hope the ban will be lifted soon.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing .

  8. chris chong on Aug 16, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this news with us. It is very sad to the the death of the two black males due to stereotypes and racism. It’s ironic that USA which is a country of freedom still have stereotypes and racism. A community with dharma will be different. Dharma teaches us to treat everyone with kindness and compassion. Dharma will destroy delusions and wrong views in those who practice it. Racism and stereotypes are wrong views. This show me how important dharma is in our lives.

    Humbly,
    Chris Chong

  9. Choong on Aug 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Two (human) traits jump out from reading this article – tribalism and snap judgements.

    We learn tribalism early from our parents/family.
    It is a way of thinking or behaving in such a way that we are more loyal to our tribe/family. “We love you because you are family” rings out loud, that’s tribalism.

    Having perfected this form of discrimination/segregation, we extend it out further to race, religion, skin color, gender, “kampung” (community), sports teams, etc. We practise tribalism even without knowing it.

    Then there’s snap judgement. We also do that all the time.
    Where does it come from? Well, for sure it is largely based on the predisposed discriminatory thoughts or habitual thinking we have stored up inside us.

    In turn, these would have come from direct experience, from peer influence, and from all forms of media we readily consume daily and store.

    Both of these play out in everyday life all over the world. In the United States, there was a strong confluence of the two recently.

  10. Jace Chong on Aug 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche and writers for sharing this alerting issue in US.

    To be born in what race is not a personal choice, being discriminated due to race is unfair as there is really nothing the person can do with his/her race.

    Looking the the cases that invoke the demonstrations, it’s so unfair to see people were killed by police even they were pinned down, and it’s several shots that cause their death. I wonder why being Black is wrong and deserved to be shot to death.

    US is a country that promotes freedom. The Statue of Liberty standing tall signifying a total freedom and welcome all immigrants to enjoy the basic and crucial rights a human needs; but yet these recent racial tensions that cause travel alerts are just something contradicting.

    May the leaders have the clarity to what people really need, to enforce laws ensuring the safety and security of their people to enjoy the true freedom.

    Thank you.

  11. Uncle Eddie on Aug 15, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Yes, humans too are social beings. To avoid isolation, we form and live in communities. We do value our peace of mind too! It does not matter whether our community is based on physical appearances, race, religion or similarities. Of course our safety, peace and security form one of the most basic essential needs for any living beings. As pointed out by Rinpoche who grow up in America, racial tensions still seem to be very strong and very much alive in certain parts of U.S.A. and also the outside World. So to speak, this has thus created and caused a lot of unnecessarry unrest and tensions, which is tuly sad, dangerous and could be provocative in Racism in where-ever this excist. Perhaps, a dynamic and lasting peace could be achieved if we, as sentient beings, could turn our attention inwards and focus upon our own thoughts of the real-self, as peace is in fact a corollary of purity. When the mind is clear and free of all impurities, peace and happiness will dwell therein naturally. Thus through this way, we lay the foundation of establishing peace in ourselves and in the World. From the man who grew up in America, Rinpoche has indeed expressed all our sincere thoughts too when he said, “It is truly difficult to watch America suffers from this internal conflict, especially since many campaigns for Human Rights and freedom on an international scale are initiated and spearheaded by the US.” As such, like what Rinpoche has expressed that the cycle of racism unpleasantness, violence and hatred should be defused out to reduce racial tensions and to save more lives. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  12. sonny tan on Aug 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting the never ending racial tension in United States, it is known to most people living in the US especially the colored people are mistreated , inequality exist even in this most advanced country and these people are being still being classified as migrants. When one look into the history of US it is a country of migrants except for the indigenous Indians. There are various factors why the colored citizen relationship with their other counterparts has deteriorated and being reclassified as different class citizen mainly because one race predominate another race. The domineering factor is in terms of numbers where one race is more domineering because it has the numbers.
    The superiority mindset of the majority has never changed in every country; it’s all about power, racism, schism brought about by their egoistical mentality. Many have fought against these institutions; some are even killed fighting for their freedom rights. I really do not see it ending anytime soon however harmony can resurfaced again if more efforts by religious institutions to create more awareness that racial riots, wars do not make anyone any happier except having more pains, anger and eventually turning this emotion into hatred. Perhaps Buddhism being known as a religion of peace can be more exploited by the many Buddhist quarters.

  13. Stella Cheang on Aug 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Racial tension in the United States is not something new. The extremist residing in the United States had been rather blunt in their selective treatment towards colored persons since the days of the black slaves and subsequently the infamous Klu Klax Klan era. Whether “outside” people are aware of the degree of those harmful racial incidents depend largely on the media and publications.

    I agree with Pastor Jean Ai that the law on discrimination is not the issue here; as it is, the United States is one of the fore frontier in law against discrimination. It is about the societal behavior of certain individuals or groups of people, who are entrenched by negative views of colored people through upbringing, culture and cognition from media, entertainment, surrounding.

    As long as they do not see the wrong in their bias views and as long as they refuse to uphold equality (even though the constitution explicitly said so), they will always hold themselves more superior and holier compared to the colored people they loathe today, and only god knows who’s next. According to statistic, income of 26% of the colored families in the United States live below poverty level. In 1998, the year where highest incidents of racial hate crime were reported to the police, 65% were reported by colored persons. Between 1975 and 1997, colored people in the United States of unemployment rate. And the list goes on.

    And this does not include physical intimidation, bodily harm and abuse as well as murder of the colored people in the United States.

    And sadly, the United States are alone in the plethora of discrimination. We can see the same societal behavior fueled by supremacy and ignorance among the Tibetan in exile community too. As much as Buddha’s teaching explicitly command equality YET discrimination against Dorje Shugden people had been rampantly administered since 20 years ago. As long as the ban on Dorje Shugden remains, targeted structural discrimination will not require the animus of the public to flourish.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us.

    • Stella Cheang on Aug 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Correction:
      And sadly, the United States are NOT alone…

  14. Sofi on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us. As I was reading this article, the thought of pack mentality just came to me. I think that we tend to gravitate towards people of the same nature and thoughts, people that share the same common ground, ie. religion, interest, work, etc. We need to be careful and examine if we are drawn together to encourage each other’s good side or brings out the bad. Examples would be where volunteers of charity works together to help others or where volunteers join together to wage war on others.

    USA had over the ages been on the forefront of working towards being a progressive country championing human rights and freedom from oppression. However as Rinpoche mentioned, rules and regulations can be in place but if the mentality of the people does not change, then progress is only on paper. Equality is one of the hardest to achieve as we grow up developing perception from the environment around us, our parents, teachers, friends, etc. stereotyping to simplify our minds into neat little categories when in actual fact everyone or situation is different from the next. It is terrible the way that Mr. Sterling and Mr. Castile was killed but the revenge shooting in Dallas where five Police Officers died and seven wounded was wrong. The shooter had generalised and categorised Police as prejudicial towards “blacks”. Wrong views that resulted in tragedy.

    As countries become more prosperous, more and more are focused on materialism and the satisfaction of the “Self”. As we learn in Buddhism, seeking fulfilment in the “Self” will never lead us to happiness. Thus the people are becoming more dissatisfied but not understanding why which often times lead to anger and frustration. It is in this degenerate times that we need Protector Dorje Shugden the most as he helps us overcome our “self-cherishing”. The ban on his beneficial practise need to come down quickly as the people is in need of his help and not to be discouraged by the controversy. With folded hands, may His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in his compassion lift the ban to allow more to receive Dharma which is the antidote to all the unhappiness in the world.

  15. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Aug 15, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Actually, I don’t think the amount of civil unrest in the United States has changed THAT much over the years. It just looks like it has on the outside but for minority communities, they have always suffered discrimination. The only difference, the only change over the years is how willing the rest of the population are to express this discrimination openly. In the 1920s, thanks to racial segregation laws, people were allowed by law to express their racism; their racism was legitimised and legalise.

    Today, although the law bans open discrimination, the law itself has not done enough to change societal attitudes towards different races and cultures. Hence, because of unchanged attitudes (which are only kept in check thanks to the law), some people only need a strong enough trigger to push them to express their views, law be damned.

    So the underlying issue here is not the law but the ignorance and lack of exposure to other countries and cultures. This has resulted in a poor understanding and acceptance of differences, which is exploited by people in positions of influence who have something to gain. Many a time we have seen TV personalities, ‘journalists’ and newscasters engaging in fear-mongering among the American population. Why? Because sensationalism sells column inches and pixels. This happens all over the world. With the Dorje Shugden ban for example, Tibetans and Western supporters who don’t know any better, are whipped into a frenzy by their leadership who feed them misinformation.

    Things in the United States won’t change any time soon, because there is a general unwillingness among the monied and powerful to push for real change. Gun violence? That won’t go down as long as gun lobbyists have their way. There have been so many mass shootings over the last six months but people are still debating over gun control. Police brutality? That won’t go down as long as the society at large continues to lack exposure to different cultures and races.

    So over time, we may in fact see more and more countries adding the USA to their travel watchlist, and it won’t be limited to just the UAE, Bahrain, New Zealand and Australia anymore.

  16. Lew on Aug 15, 2016 at 2:11 am

    It is always sad to see racial tension. I really hope that this racial tension will be eased but unfortunately, racial issues are not easy to resolve, because it usually involves a lot of emotions. I just hope that this racial issue will not be exploded and it will not turn into a whole country rally.

    We all have differences. We have different colour skins, different culture, different education, different faith, etc. There should not be any discrimination against another group of people based on whatever differences. I really hope this world can have less tension or war because of the differences.

  17. Echeah on Aug 15, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I read yesterday that even Shah Rukh Khan was singled out and held up at an American airport once again. This happened several times in the past and he believes it was due to unfair treatment, discrimination and racial & religious profiling. He said, “I became so sick of being mistaken for some crazed terrorist who coincidentally carries the same last name as mine that I made a film, subtly titled My Name is Khan (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point,” he said. “I wonder, at times, whether the same treatment is given to everyone whose last name just happens to be McVeigh (as in Timothy)?”. Ref: http://bit.ly/2bqBtAv
    America seems to be getting more and more paranoid. I can understand it comes from having been a victim in the past and a resultant feeling of lack of security. But the tit-for-tat kind of reaction at national level does no good in the larger scheme of things and sets the example for the man on the street to react the same way. Then there would be no end of violence which in fact could only escalate. America is quick to put security/travel alerts on other countries at the slightest whim. It’s no wonder that they now get the same treatment.

  18. JP on Aug 14, 2016 at 11:37 am

    USA may be one of the most developed countries in the world, but spiritually, they lag behind tremendously. Being a country who spearheads freedom and human rights around the world, it’s ironic that internally, racism and other sorts of discrimination still exist.

    The entire American culture promotes narcism and amassing wealth. Ego centricity is the main focus of making oneself “happy”. This is the American dream. Obviously, material wealth doesn’t equate to happiness. Material wealth brings comfort and convenience but not happiness.

    Because most people are nurtured to focus on the ME, they will never be truly satisfied with their life no matter how successful they are secularly. This dissatisfaction will grow and feed the negativity in them. Hate, anger, depression, anxiety, jealously and so on increase overtime, leading to violence.

    As Rinpoche wrote, “As long as we keep on fuelling the hate, the cycle of unpleasantness and violence will continue to recur and more lives will be lost.”

  19. Vinnie Tan on Aug 13, 2016 at 12:09 am

    This is exactly what discrimination dies to all of us. Even if there is laws, but if people do not follow what is going on, the laws are as good as dead.

    The discrimination against other colours in the States has been going on for many decades yet the issue is not being solved even though there are so many regulations that go together with it. So when we think that just because the legalisations say so, people will change is something that is a very wishful thinking of ourselves. Reason being that with this case study of what is going on in the States we can see that this is not the situation, what makes the rest of the world so different? Nothing.

    Thus, when the issue is not being addressed at the core, discrimination will not be stopped. I hope that when the ban on Dorje Shugden is being lifted, discrimination against Dorje Shudgen practitioners will not persist. Reason being that many people will suffer even after many generations later. There is not reason for the advocation of hate at all. It is really upsetting to see what is happening in the States, I hope that this racism will be resolved soon.

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    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as Milarepa

    As is clearly seen in Helmut Gassner’s account, two of the most influential and trailblazing Tibetan lamas who taught in the West both practised Dorje Shugden and held him in high regard. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was not only once the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery but was a well-known meditator, debator, tantric adept and teacher of thousands of monks and laypeople all over the world.

    Find out more of this great monk: http://bit.ly/2SRJrHB
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 10:52 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: You’ve got mail

    Rinpoche, if people take the time to write and express their thoughts and feelings, that is something that should be appreciated and respected. And if people confide in Rinpoche, that information is always treated as sacred because it is not always easy for people to trust someone else enough to open up to them.

    Read more of Rinpoche’s kindness and care: http://bit.ly/2SNcf3O
  • Chris
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:21 PM
    China is one of the most powerful countries in the world nowadays and many countries had chosen to be in China’s good books. It is only a matter of time where all the Tibetan government’s supporter will stop supporting them and be on China’s side.

    Let’s face it. The struggle for Tibet’s independence has been on-going for 60 years but there is no progress at all. Now, even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is telling the Tibetans to go for Umaylam instead of Rangzen. However, Umaylam requires their cooperation with the Chinese government.

    It is good for Tibetans or Tibetan government to befriend China because they will need their mercy to get back to Tibet because China has all the reasons for not letting the Tibetans go back to Tibet. They certainly do not need Tibetans.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:15 PM
    This is something I don’t understand. In the beginning, the 14th Dalai Lama was practising Dorje Shugden and he did not say anything about Dorje Shugden. Suddenly in 1996, he banned everyone from practising Dorje Shugden saying Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit.

    Dorje Shugden is a practice given to the Dalai Lama by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche. Trijang Rinpoche would never harm the Dalai Lama by giving the Dalai Lama the practice of an evil spirit. This does not make sense at all. Is the Dalai Lama implying his teacher was not good and wanted to harm him when he said Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:49 PM
    Voyage to the Colossus of Rhodes

    In school, I remember we had a competition to make anything we wanted with the sole condition that it had to use LED lights. It was around the time that out of all the various figures of ancient Greek mythology, my fascination with Medusa was at its highest. Her story is an interesting one. She was once a beautiful maiden who, cursed by the goddess Athena, was made to look so terrible that the mere sight of her would turn anyone to stone. Over time her anger overtook her and she became a scourge, plaguing mankind. The demi-god Perseus slayed her and used her dreadful head to turn to stone monsters, beasts and other men alike in his self-serving yet glorified journey which ended with the founding of the ancient city-state Mycenae.

    Journey with Pastor Niral as he travel the the country rich in mythology: http://bit.ly/2LMkhJA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:42 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: Putting down roots

    Rinpoche is never interested in secular activities just for the sake of it, but always uses his knowledge, interest and experience to see how he can improve the lives of those around him and how he can bring Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to the next level in terms of serving others. So for Rinpoche, a vegetable farm is not just a vegetable farm, but an activity that can bring Dharma to others.

    Find out what exciting plans that Rinpoche has: http://bit.ly/32NjBsV
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:29 PM
    Over the years reading Rinpoche blog’s post , I have come across many true stories of how Rinpoche has helped countless of students and people in their career, sickness, business and so forth. Reading this post story is really amazing how relying on Setrap Protector and having trust and faith in our Guru has help Dato Eric Tan in his business . Dato’ Eric Tan’s achievements today is truly amazing all due his trust and never give up what ever happened.
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing. May more people read this post and be inspired.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-6.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:28 PM
    Heartfelt watching the beginning of the video. Could imagine the fear the furry Edie encountered, so much so hiding at the corner. Edie was so scared and just needed is a hug and pad from some kind soul . Bronwyne Mirkovich is so compassionate , kind for saving Edie’s life. Thank you too Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this wonderful project to rescue animals. Life is so precious nor matter what it is , it is still a life……human or doggie. Dogs are our best friends, never harm, abuse or hurt them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/all-she-needed-was-a-hug.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this auspicious post with us. It is amazing that Kechara has the chance to make such offerings to the high lamas and monks in the monastery. This is a clear example of the generosity of Rinpoche that wishes each and every one of us to adopt.

    Making offerings to the sangha is very meritorious and we can collect a lot of merit with such actions because we are directly supporting the growth of Dharma and those high lamas are Buddhas. Seeing such pictures warms my heart and I rejoice to see those happy faces of those monks who received those very much needed offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-offerings-to-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:29 PM
    Wow ….. there have been so many UFO sightings in so many different countries. There are altogether eight UFO sightings within 10 days witnessed by people across the globe. They saw shiny unidentified flying objects flying past in the sky as reported. Very interesting….. strange object sparked theories of possible extra terrestrial sightings and they do definitely exist after all. Many UFO sightings have been reported in the last decades yet scientist or researchers yet to confirm the details or evidence to proof it. But the strange sightings in different countries at the same month could not be wrong as we know “they’ have been watching at the earth from some where up there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing …..simple amazing caught on camera by those eye witness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:27 PM
    There may have been a chance for a civilization to start billions of years before life began on Earth as discovered by scientists. Several discoveries and theories from some of the greatest minds in science point to the likelihood that there is something beyond out there in the universe. I do believe that we are not alone in the universe. Well, there many on going research that has taken place to look for signs of extra terrestrial life such as aliens. Scientist have been using telescope and specimen data to radios to detect and send communication signals. Currently, scientist do not have any evidence to support that aliens exist but the research work still going on with the discovery of a varieties of beings in the universal . Stories of the sighting of aliens and other species by eye witnesses yet to proof their existence. Researcher and scientists have not given up hope to research for evidence. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/mysteries-surrounding-ancient-aliens.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 04:32 PM
    Buddha Manjushri is very compassionate. He will manifest in the forms that can benefit us. In this case, he manifested as an enlightened Dharma protector to help us remove our obstacles so we can practise and have realiation on Buddha’s teachings.

    I have read many stories about how Dorje Shugden has helped people including Tsem Rinpoche. Kechara is growing and flourishing because of the assistance from Dorje Shugden. As long as our motivation is right, Dorje Shugden will provide a conducive environment to fulfil our wishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:47 PM
    A Personal Account of Events with My Teacher – Honouring the Potential in All Sentient Beings

    Rinpoche’s bond with animals is even more palpable. Abandoned dogs find not only shelter but a loving home wherever Rinpoche is. Injured and unwanted birds find healing and a safe haven created to resemble their natural habitat. Fish are given clean, pure water and plenty of food. Even insects are not forgotten. Most important of all, their surroundings are designed to leave positive Dharma imprints in their mind streams and help them gain good rebirths.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2y5PyP1
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:41 PM
    My mother’s White Tara

    The previous Telo Rinpoche had lived in Mongolia and during the Communist upheaval in his country, he was imprisoned along with many other monks and religious figures. Telo Rinpoche prayed to this image of White Tara, which he had with him and in the middle of the night, his cell doors miraculously swung open and he was able to just walk out. Later, with the help of some American scientists, he escaped and travelled to the United States where he connected with the Mongolian-Kalmyk community there, which included my parents.

    Read here: http://bit.ly/2Me6Sd3
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:35 PM
    Stories from a Chela – Real Transformation

    “Rinpoche’s drive to create a lasting mental change in a person’s life is nothing but pure compassion. Rinpoche certainly doesn’t get anything out of the person changing to become a better person, in fact, it often takes an emotional and physical toll on Rinpoche himself. Yet, Rinpoche goes out of his way to help his students and others to the best of his ability. Rinpoche does this in a number of ways, I’ll only touch on a few” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Learn more from Pastor Niral why he said that: http://bit.ly/2K3DmUj

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

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

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

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    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
    4 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.
    4 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    4 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 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
    4 months ago
    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
    4 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
    5 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.
    5 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.
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    7 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    7 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    8 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 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.
    8 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    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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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
1 week ago
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
1 week ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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