This is scary….would you allow it???

Feb 24, 2012 | Views: 1,485

Ok get ready and DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME OR ANYWHERE EVER….would you allow this? Would you feel safe? Would you not be worried…could you let this go on?? I read somewhere snakes have no loyalty. They can turn on the person feeding them even after years of care…..Would you do this?? Everything deserves compassion but we still have to be careful…Would you do this?

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A Cambodian boy and his “sister,” the python When this Cambodian boy was just three months old, his father found a half-meter python in his bed, The father did not kill the reptile, and took the snake back into the jungle, but the next day, the snake crawled in again. The python was taken back to the jungle three times, but he stubbornly came back. “Lucky” grew up to 6 feet and weighs about 100 kg. Python eats only chicken and duck; eats 10 kg per week. The snake can safely eat a boy or a horse — but the boy says he and the python enjoy a “brother-sister” relationship.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Could not imagined that the Cambodia boy named Uorn has made an unlikely friend with a python snake. The snake crawled into their lives as a baby snake , when Uorn was only three months old . Like many children, he has a snake as pet plays around with it, he even kisses and sleeps with it everyday. I have heard and read before that python will kill and eats people. Latest update ,it seem that python was sent to the zoo as the young boy was bitten by his pet. Well luckily nothing serious happened to the boy. Having a snake as pet is scary and I will be screaming for help if I saw one. I remembered few years back when one of my nephew own one as pet and brought it to my house during the Chinese New year which was the year of snake. All of us were screaming then. For me I would not have taken one as pet. The snake lives in the wild should have it free .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thanks to Adelyn Lim and Yenni for those pictures .

  2. Stella Cheang on Dec 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Snakes are innately forked tongue and spineless. No matter how much love, kindness and generosity given to them, they will not stopped being a forked tongue and spineless being. Only a true master can handle the job of subduing this venomous animal. Otherwise, it is better for normal people to exercise some wisdom to stay away. After all, even snake masters get bitten sometimes. Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche.

  3. CindyH on Jun 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    This article brings to mind the same quandary found story of the scorpion and the frog. In short, a scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back as it was vital for the scorpion to cross it. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.” The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?” Replies the scorpion: “It is my nature…”

    On one hand, one should exercise compassion towards all sentient being including snakes but on the other hand, one has to also factor in the limitation in which snakes has for any rationalisation and especially of their predatory killing tendencies. So, to be in such close proximity with a snake still appear to be risky/reckless despite of the strong bond from past life. In any event, one cannot really predict the karma at play and what is to say that things will stay “friendly” or when the killer instinct takes over?

    Inclined to think that perhaps better to have a compromise where the friendship with the snake is respected but not at such closeness where literally live and sleep with the snake without any boundaries and also for more caution to be exercised for safety purposes (the kid and others). After all, compassion is meant to go hand in hand with wisdom.

  4. Pastor Moh Mei on Mar 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Snake is one animal very few people associate with goodness. Yet there are many snake owners around the world. Many people keep snakes as pets despite its reputation. Perhaps it is a challenge. In this boy case, it seems the snake and him has a unique affinity but whether it is a good one or a bad one, that’s what makes it scary.

    I think this quote from the movie “After Earth” is very real here “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”

    The danger of keeping the snake as a pet is very real. It can turn on the boy and eat him anytime. The boy obviously does not fear the snake. Perhaps he is too young and ignorant at this time. But fear is perception of our mind. Because of how we associate snake and the information we have about snake, it makes us fear them in general.

  5. Beatrix Ooi on Jan 26, 2016 at 2:00 am

    As long as I love animals, if I were the child’s father, there’s no way I would allow my child to sleep with a snake. Yes we should be kind towards animals but snakes and dogs or cats are totally different, snakes naturally are predatory animals, it’s their natural instinct, they were born with it so we can’t really blame them.

    My mom has a friend who had kept a pet snake for more than 10 years, I forgot what type of snake but it was a huge one. His snake had been acting very weirdly for a period of time, he would always find his pet snake sleeping straight next to him. It’s not like in the picture, his snake does not curl up but instead lies straight next to him. He thought that the snake was sick or something so he called up his friend who’s a snake expert, his friend immediately warned him to release the snake because what his snake has been doing all this while was actually measuring his height to determine if it can swallow supposedly his “owner”. I had goosebumps when I heard the story from my mother, I have always been interesting in snakes but the story really freak me out.

    We need to be very careful because animals are still animals, most of them are unpredictable and therefore we should be more aware and not out ourselves in danger.

  6. Lucas Roth on Jan 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    maybe this snake means no harm and they were friends in their past lives. It is a bit peculiar that a snake wants to be with this boy, but it doesn’t seem to do any harm so i would allow it but watch them. thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  7. Kimmie on May 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

    somethings are just meant to be, I personally like pythons, if there wasn’t a threat and hasn’t been any sign I would allow it, but I have had lotsa different animals

  8. Joy on Mar 17, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Errrmmm no thank you. This is really really strange and weird. But when you think about it, the python and the little sure does have some very strong “karmic” connection. Acknowledging there is reincarnation, I think this snake is probably a relative of this boy or someone who use to be very close to him in his previous life, maybe lovers in the past? Who knows… hence the snake keeps returning back to the boy even after being sent back to the jungle three times. So yeah perhaps there is some strong connection between them, otherwise what logic could this be? But no thank you, I would definitely be a no no for me.

  9. Law Lip Hin on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

    This sound familiar to me if you has listen some Thai buddhism story about LP Thuad. That was a snake around at LP Thuad body when he was a baby and after the snake left, stay behind the red diamond near to LP Thuad body.

    Could this boy will be another great master born?

  10. terri on Mar 29, 2012 at 4:59 am

    That is scary. I think I would not have a wild animal for a pet. I don’t think snakes are very cuddly 🙂

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Brave kid to dare to sleep with a python. I am sure they have a karmic connection from previous lives to enjoy a close relationship now.

  12. Sock Wan on Mar 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I don’t think I will be able to live with a snake like this little boy. I believe he does not have the fear because he has been with the snake since he was very young. He is conditioned to believe snake is not dangerous. For us, we have been conditioned since very young that snake is dangerous, it kills, therefore we have this fear in us.

  13. Amsterdam on Feb 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    There is love between them from previous lives, you can feel it in the pictures.

  14. Lim Han Nee on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I have mixed feelings when I see this. Yes, there is a lovely friendship between boy and python that is touching to see. There is a sense of strong affinity. Yet, the python has a potential to harm and ,as is said in the Lamrim, animals(unfortunately) are characterized by benighted ignorance. So this python has the potential to turn on the boy one day and squeeze him to death. The father should remove the python and take it somewhere far away to a place which is a natural home to it, a corner in a jungle away from all.

  15. Lucas Roth on Feb 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Its cool that he has a best friend that is a large python.because snakes have feelings too.if I had a snake as a best friend I would treasure him\her for all my life.i am born in the year of the snake in 2002 but I am born before Chinese new year on January 17 so I am not a horse. Thank you rinpoche for this blog post. :).

  16. Carmen Koo on Feb 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This is really scary!!! The python is 5 times the size of this boy, and could gobble him up anytime!

    But what I like about it is that from the photos you can see that there is something special between the boy and the python, like a kind of friendship, and both are so comfortable with one another. The smile on the boy’s face melts my heart.

  17. WT on Feb 27, 2012 at 3:50 am

    This is really freaky and scary too.
    I believe there must be some karmic connection between 2 of them but I also believe the trust in them is very strong and it is built throughout the time.
    However, I dare not try it at home. Still do not have the compassion at Buddha’s level yet. :p

  18. Wee Liang on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This is incredible. When treated with love and respect, even a snake is able to recognize family. True show that compassion and love can tame the wildest of beasts.

  19. Saikat on Feb 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Snakes and pythons are nice specimens, but are not humans. Their brains are not wired to receive and reciprocate human sentiments. Sentiments are completely human created and only humans should carry its dead weight. Many people project their own sentiments, hopes, fears, desire for love or affection onto animals and look forward to receiving it back from the animal. I think this behavior is incorrect and only shows human un-fulfillment. It works with somewhat sentimental animals like dogs or apes, but still only goes so far.

    And when it comes to behaviors as above, it is a ticking time bomb. The snake is probably well fed and recognizes the boys smell. The day it is little hungry and the boy is within its reach, well …..

    … and then these very people who have publicized these photographs as some sort of achievement, will go after the snakes head. We must love animals as they are. Animal psychology is fascinating but most animals are not humans. A few like dogs and apes can get close, but that’s it. See the world as it is, not as we want it to be. We should not make animals bear the weight of our sentimentalism.

  20. Uncle Eddie on Feb 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Python it seems can most easily be tamed and reluctant to bite. A small cat could deliver a much more serious bite than an adult python. Can live for over 25 years in captivity. Males may reach 14ft while females over 20ft. Not a threat to people in their native range, and not prone to attack humans unless molested or grabbed, said Mr. Shawn Heflick, President, CentralFlorida Herpetrologists Society. Though as rule, never allow it to form a full circle around your neck as they are extremely strong and may unconsciously grab your neck for stability, excerting more than enough pressure to choke you to death accidently. Therefore, its better to take precaution, rather than “too late or never”.

    • Saikat on Feb 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      This is not completely correct as the word tame is misapplied. Burmese pythons are one of the most aggressive of all snake species. Well fed python will not attack a known feeder, but you never know. There have been many cases of grown up men owners being attacked and killed by pet pythons. Just google it. As I said, keeping pets itself is not a good thing to do and animals are not the means to download our own human frustrations. Dogs and cats cannot survive without humans, so they are an exception. But I don’t see why anything else should be made pets. If we like animals let us support conservation.

  21. su an on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    wah.. freaky….. definitely would not do this at home / keep snake as a pet.. but perhaps this boy really does have a special connection with the snake.. if people can have special bonding with dogs, cats, horses.. why not snake? it is rare but not impossible

  22. patsy on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Definitely I wouldnt try this at home. What an odd combination! They must have some karmic affinity to meet up again in this live. Look how comfortable they are with each other.

  23. Wendy Loh on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

    The boy has no fear for the snake. He is not judging him / her to be bad, ugly, good or friendly. He is coming from compassion and love. His innocence is the key. The big baby probably picked up on the vibrations radiating from the boy and so he does not see a need to attack the boy. The snake feels safe and calm when being with the boy. I am not saying we should try this, but it does portray the conditioning we have received as we are growing up.

    And translating this to our everyday situations, we are all conditioned to believe that this religion is right and that is wrong. This race is awful and that one is superior. And we fight and compete and hurt others just to be “right”. Thus, Buddhism on a whole shows to us these conditioning and teaches a way for us to transform our mind.

    Little snippets like these (boy and snake relationship) help us to break away from our conditioning and hopefully lead us a step closer to mind-transformation.

    Thank you, Rinpoche. I am sorry, I don’t think I can be friends with snakes at the moment, but I am working hard at it. 🙂

  24. Irene Lim on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    No way I would like to try this! It would be so creepy and slimy I believe. The boy and his ‘sister’ surely has close connection perhaps coming from their previous life time. This would explain why the snake never went away even disposing it into the jungle for the third time.

  25. William on Feb 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Amazing story. Nothing could explain why the boy could have this kind of relationship with the snake and the snake would not harm the boy. Must be a connection that exist before. MAybe a past life buddy or past life siblings. Would this mean reincarnation exist?

  26. zeeshan Sarwar on Feb 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I think the rule with snakes is that they must be well fed and never go hungry, for as soon as they are hungry, everything in their way looks like food… cold blooded animals need food quickly if hungry, as the snake does not look very thin, it must be well fed so far and therefore can be safe enough for the moment, but only if it is not allowed to go hungry… but still the children should perhaps learn to play with other children 🙂

  27. Kien Wong on Feb 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I think adults simply think too much. And a boy just want a simple friendship. Snake presented greedy in three poison. Like we play with fire. If we are not mindful or careless, we might get hurt in return. That could be also a karmic relationship within this boy and big python.. Do more dhamar & good things, hope i will never end up with this kind of situation in next life.

  28. Gim Lee on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I can’t believe this… we were told by snake charmer that unlike mammal, reptile cannot be trained. Snake is ‘cold blooded’, they don’t have ‘companionship’ with us like dog, cat, horse etc… I wonder how this particular snake can have such a close relationship with the boy… I think the only explanation is their past karma connections. Perhaps this snake was the boy’s previous life mother…

  29. Wah Ying on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Yes It’s freaky, and it’s huge. Wah, personally I would not dare to try it out. I wonder also may be the boy and the snake have special connection since past live times, they know each other long time ago…

  30. Han on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I do not like reptile, definitely not this giant thingy.
    From the pics can tell they live happily together.

  31. Helena on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you for this amazing story Rinpoche.
    The first thought when i see this post and those pictures is, Wow..this is just too amazing!!! Because i will not do this, keeping a python as a pet is a big NO, its dangerous!!! But in the pictures, the relationship between them is very pure and real!!It must be their unfinished karmic relationship in their past life. The python return to this family for so many times. The connection between them must be very strong. From the picture, they are both very happy to have each other! 🙂
    Its very touching to see this unusual story. It may be scary but sweet!!

  32. Adeline on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    This looked very scary! I agreed with DR that they must have strong karmic link in their previous lives and unfinished karma,how could a boy and a python can play and sleep together since the child was only 3 months old.

  33. Li Kheng on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for the little surprise! Hmmm, I do not think I will try this at home.

    However, seeing the boy with the snake did not ignite negative emotions. In fact, like Dato Ruby shared, the thought of past life / karmic connection was the first thought that came to mind.

    Subsequently, I felt that it was fortunate that the parents or adults did not adamantly stop this karmic link from developing. Imagine a gigantic snake curling itself around a child. Most adults would react naturally and prevent any connection between the child and reptile. You know, just in case something bad happens. In this case, the relationship was permitted to open and develop.

    In reflection, I thought of our natural inclinations which, based on the belief that we each have our Buddha within, is to be beneficial. We should, also allow the goodness within us to flourish and not “prevent” it with the belief that we are protecting ourselves from the “big bad world” and the “in case something bad happens”. Most of the time, it is the “bad” things in our lives that brought us the most benefit on hind sight if we apply the teachings of Buddhadharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this mind opening post.

  34. Adelyn Lim on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Rinpoche,
    Actually we were wondering about the karma that led to this point for the boy and the snake too.
    Hope You can comment and enlighten us further.
    Thank you Rinpoche

  35. Elaine Cheah on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

    It’s the parents. Kids know no better. If the parents allowed it, the kid would think it’s ok. The parents’ influence on a child’s behaviour and attitude is significant at that age as a child’s world revolves around the parents or whoever they grow up with.

  36. henry ooi on Feb 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I hope the boys’ parents did not allow him to sleep with the python! The girth of the python is bigger than the both the boy’s thighs, I think it could easily constrict and swallow the boy. They may have a sister-brother relationship now but one never knows. Better to be safe than real sorry.

    No, I would never allow this. Heck, I would not do what the boy is doing.

  37. Yoke Fui on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:56 am

    OMB ! ! !

  38. Lisa on Feb 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

    You know what it can be a weird relationship but sometime this kind of reptile can have compassion feeling too. I have personal experienced and seen with my own eye, I have a girlfriend who has a python name “gregory” as a pet. There are time I went to her house and her pet like to hide under the blanket whereby i accidentally touch it. At first I thought it will bite me but it really friendly. Even though at that split second I have different views for snakes but it is still a unlikely friendship and freaky as quoted by Jamie.

  39. Mc on Feb 25, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I cannot feel very comfortable looking at the pictures. First thing that came to mind was a snake that is playing with his food. But then I have to make allowance for things we don’t know and understand. After all this relationship has been through a few years and perhaps even a few hungry moments. Remnants of karmic ties I guess.

    Imagine, in the endless cycle of deaths and reincarnations, that snake was once my mother.

  40. Liz Murphy on Feb 25, 2012 at 5:36 am

    : O

  41. Margaretlee on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:35 am

    It really is an odd companionship especially the companion is a super long and HUGE python. It came to me that perhaps the Cambodian boy has never heard of snakes could bite, eat or kill humans. With no fear, the boy probably approached the python with a genuine heart of having a good friend to play with. And the python reciprocated with no defense and got along like honey and bee.

    When beings come together with no fear of hurting or being hurt, the relationship gels so well. It is amazing to see this!

    • Ashley on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      @Margaretlee: I was wondering if you read the above story of how the snake came to the boy in his crib as a baby snake…the snake was drawn to the boy not the other way around…They grew up together…

  42. tfreon on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Seem they have karmic relationship. Imagine, some one you love before rebirth as animal. What will happened? This is real scary…

  43. lewkwanleng on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Seriously don’t try this at home 🙂

  44. Patricia on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:27 am

    but what if the phyton one days does not like what the boy is doing, then it gets dangerous……

  45. Patricia on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:26 am

    What a wonderful story!It is amazing! I had once such a similar relationship, but with a lizard for many years when I was a teenager. The lizard was wild, lived at the land property of my grandparents. I loved to catch lizards since I was small. One of them was very special: had a turquise colored stomach. That lizard loved to sit on my shoulder and was not running away. He loved when I was singing, then he closed his eyes. I always let him free.And catched him again when I saw him. After around 2 years the connection got that kind that when he saw me he was running to me. I have also a picture of him and some other lizards, how they are sitting on me.

  46. abby on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:18 am

    errrgh. Snakes freak me out the most.
    I think the boy and the giant snake were good friends since past life maybe?

  47. DR on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    On the onset, it looks freaky; human and huge reptile. Its not exactly a cuddly bear. But these two beings must have had a very close connection in their previous live with an unfinished karma. Otherwise how can boy take a liking to a slimy monster and vice versa???

  48. Sany Quah on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Definitely a past life connection between them. The snake kamma wasn’t enough to be reborn as a human. It will be a sad day when they have to part ways. May they be well & happy.

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    • Jake on Mar 14, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Nice thoughts and kind good wishes for the snake and his boy.

  49. Li Kim on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    When Rinpoche sent the email to check out this link, I thought ok let’s see what exciting news there is on the blog… Like Jamie puts it, “This is really freaky”. When I continued reading the post despite my fear and ‘goose pimple” feel about snakes, I find myself thinking that it is pretty amazing that such a “relationship” has developed between this young Cambodian boy and the python. Their previous lives must have been connected. It does give me a different perspective on snakes. BUT, I do not think I will be encouraging my sons to have a python as a “sibling”…. The python is HUGE…

  50. Candi on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    In their body language, I think you can see they are both really happy.

    🙂

    The snake is helping him and the boy is happy.

  51. Candi on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    This is wonderful!

    So great, thank you for this story!

  52. Paris on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    okay that is really freaky, but I guess snakes have feelings too and would enjoy companionship? A very unlikely friendship though! Or perhaps he’s getting friendly with his new prey before he has the little boy for a tea snack

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    I have seen a video of him speaking in Chinese, he speaks very well and he is also very charismatic. He is still young, I am sure he can do a lot in preserving and spreading Tibetan Buddhism.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:03 PM
    In 1987, the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe was formed. They are a professional performing arts troupe made up of 106 performers with hearing and/or visual impairments or physical disabilities. For the next 20 years, the 106 performers worked hard to turn professional in 2000. By 2004, they gave up their government allowance, began supporting themselves… and started raising money for charities! So beautiful no matter what angle you look at it from.

    Aged between 14-19, they slowly-but-steadily learned the art of dancing through sign language with other trainers. To make up for the lack of one or more of their senses, they put in more time, effort and have immense determination. Determination is the key for all success for anyone.

    For any one dance that they perform, they can spend up to one year practicing it for an average of 6-10 hours a day! Each move that they make is practiced about 100 times!!

    They have acquired international recognition and have performed in highly-recognised venues such as Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center (for Bill Clinton), the Opera House in Sydney and “The Egg” in Beijing. They have performed in more than 60 countries (10 times in the USA alone), been invited to perform at events such as the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in Athens (2004) and Miss World 2004 pageant… and was designated as “UNESCO Art for Peace” by the Director-General of UNESCO!

    Watch the video on their amazing performance at http://bit.ly/2kwvIsU
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:58 PM
    Daibutsu (or 大佛/大仏) means ‘Great Buddha’ or ‘giant Buddha’ in Japanese. It can also be used informally to refer to a big Buddha statue. One such statue is in Kamakura, Japan. The Daibutsu is a statue of Amitabha Buddha and is called The Great Buddha of Kamakura.

    The statue dates back to 1252 AD, and is of Amitabha Buddha in sitting position. The statue is approximately 13.35 meters tall, weighing approximately 93 tons and is made from bronze. It is hollow and visitors can enter to view the interior.

    According to the temple records, the current statue was preceded by another wooden Daibutsu. A court lady named Inadano-Tsubone, who was an attendant of Shogun Yorimoto, had raised funds together with a priest named Joko. When they collected enough funds, they started the construction work in 1238. That statue took 5 years of construction, but was destroyed after a storm hit the area in 1248. The hall that covered the statue was also destroyed.

    They constructed it again, but this time they collected more funds and made a bronze statue. They then constructed a hall to shelter the statue… but it was yet again destroyed in 1335 during a large storm. The hall reconstructed once again, but a typhoon in 1368 brought it down. The 4th (and final) reconstruction of the hall stood for 127 years, until a tsunami hit Japan and destroyed it. However, the bronze statue remained intact and it has been left under the open air since.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2k4bbvL
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:53 PM
    The serene and majestic Mount Fanjing (or Fanjing Shan 梵凈山), its peaks towering above the cloud banks, is steeped in Buddhist lore and tradition. ‘Fanjing’ (梵凈) means ‘Buddhist tranquillity’. In another explanation, the mountain received its name “Fanjing”, as an abbreviation of Fantianjingtu, a Buddhist term which means “Brahma’s Pure Land”. Mount Fanjing is also called Yuejing (Moon Mirror) Mountain because the temple at its peak can be seen reflected on the surrounding smooth rock on a clear moonlit night.

    Mount Fanjing is part of the Wuling Range in south-western China’s Guizhou Province. Its highest point stands 2,572 meters above sea level and the misty summit is the highest of the entire range. For centuries, both the mountain and the surrounding jungles have been a sanctuary for Buddhist masters seeking solitude in nature. Numerous Buddhist temples are spread across the peaks and slopes, most dedicated to Maitreya and Buddha Shakyamuni. Maitreya, or The Next Buddha, is the patron Bodhisattva of Mount Fanjing.

    Read more about Fanjing Mountain at http://bit.ly/2Qhdnhb
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:44 PM
    In an area of some 120 square kilometres, not far from the picturesque Mount Huangshan, and located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, is a haven that is nestled between the Yangtze River and the Yellow Mountain. Here, in a verdant landscape of pine trees and walls of tall swaying bamboo, lined with streams, waterfalls, hidden caves and rocky configurations, 99 peaks rise up from the soil and protrude through the clouds. The tallest peak is called Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings) that sits at an elevation of 1,342 metres above sea level. This summit is well known, as are eight of the nearby peaks – Tiantai Peak, Tianwang Peak, Lianhua Peak, Duxiu Peak, Luohan Peak, Wulao Peak, Fuhu Peak and Furong Peak.

    Together, the peaks are known as Jiu Hua Shan (Mount Jiu Hua) or the Nine Glorious/Heavenly Mountains and are considered to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, known as Dizangwang Pusa in Chinese.

    Jiu Hua Shan is one of the four holiest sites of Chinese Buddhism. The other three are Mount Wutai in Shanxi province, Mount Emei in Sichuan and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang.

    Read more about Jiu Hua Shan at http://bit.ly/2CNeo8x
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:36 PM
    Pu Tuo Shan, also known as Mount Putuo is located on an island southeast of Shanghai, in the Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang province in China. Pu Tuo Shan is believed to be the bodhimanda (place of awakening) of Avalokitesvara, more familiarly known as Guan Yin in China. Due to this believe, Pu Tuo Shan gained its place as one of the five holy mountains in Buddhism and flocks of pilgrims visit this place all year round to get blessings.



    During the Tang Dynasty, Pu Tuo Shan became the center of Chinese Buddhism solely for Guan Yin, while the silk road was being constructed and developed. Ever since then, Pu Tuo Shan has been the main destination for all Guan Yin worshipers. Guan Yin (or Chenrezig, or Avaloketishvara), resides as the patron Bodhisattva on Mount Putuo.

    Pu Tuo Shan consists of many temples and monastic institutes, besides being a place of study for the holy Dharma, it is also a place where many people visit for geological, marine and forestry studies.

    Learn more about Buddhist Practice in Putuo Shan at http://bit.ly/32Jp0jq
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:18 PM
    Being together as a family builds family unity, creates wonderful memories for children and is a great way to relieve stress and instill family values. Nice to know about Kechara’s land is rich to to grow organic vegetables that is free of pesticides and chemicals. As we know that organic foods are much more healthier than non organic for many reason. It is pricey but rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

    Though organic foods have become more and more popular recently, parents need to start making the correct choices for their children on a daily basis. Thanks for the sharing, had a good view of the fresh and healthy greenery vegetables. Felt very happy for the son who had a great time to work together with his father.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:49 PM
    Despite of all those hardships, Rinpoche had gone through, with Rinpoche having a strong imprint, courage and determination Rinpoche was where today. Rinpoche had to work at Fotomat, for a living to support himself , got robbed , meeting customers and so forth. Rinpoche yet remained happy as Rinpoche could carry on as usual doing long sadhana of Vajra Yogini and Heruka and many mantras.
    Back at his studio apt of Fenmore Apts, Rinpoche could do sadhana and prostrations in the room while his friends will be singing. Not everyone could concentrate with the noise but Rinpoche could. That’s incredible in such a situation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Rinpoche’s encounter happening before during and after Rinpoche met HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Its an encouragement , inspiration for us .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoche-in-an-american-tantric-dress.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:46 PM
    Rinpoche was indeed a man of multi task ,from a friend, teacher, planner, writer to a coordinator to name a few. Rinpoche down to earth doing all for everyone,benefiting them more than himself. Wow …Rinpoche for seen in all the constructions of Kechara Forest Retreat . Truly amazing, the planning of the hall and those statues as well . Rinpoche would always involved whatever he could for the benefits of all from A to Z. Rinpoche has such wisdom, compassion, love, care and true connection with all of us.. It’s the connection and humanity of a teacher and that is something really beautiful to see.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-its-all-in-the-details
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:44 PM
    Sentient beings come to this present life from their previous lives and take rebirth. Positive karma are created and their imprints remain on the consciousness. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has always wanted to be a monk, since young. He had a very strong imprints from a previous existence , that Rinpoche enjoyed drawing images of Buddha and keen to read Buddhist books. Rinpoche will somehow go and looked for Buddhist Temple to practice Dharma teachings without his foster parent knowledge. Rinpoche could be a movie star but Rinpoche chose to be a monk where Rinpoche would benefit to all sentient beings. Well, Rinpoche had since kept his vows until the last day . Rinpoche did say before that the happiest days of his life was at the monastery serving his teachers.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this short post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-on-being-a-monk
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 10:19 AM
    The Guangxi Community in Bentong

    Bentong is one of the few towns in Malaysia which has a majority of Guangxi Chinese within the Chinese community. Based on the information I gathered from the Bentong Guangxi Association, it is estimated that around 75% of the Chinese population in Bentong can safely trace their ancestry back to Guangxi Province, China. Notably, about 90% of the Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    Find out more of Bentong’s community: http://bit.ly/BentongGuangXi
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 10:04 AM
    The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery

    Ratsag is a contraction of Ra Lotsawa’s clan name and the Tibetan expression tsagsutsu, which means “success.” This indicates that Ratsag Monastery was the last of the set of 108 monasteries that Ra Lotsawa pledged to build. His connection to Ra Bende Yonten Gyalpo of the inscription, aside from sharing the same family name, remains unknown. Nevertheless, the occupants of the monastery and the local people all continue to regard Ratsag Monastery as being founded by Ra Lotsawa.

    Read more of this monastery’s interesting history: http://bit.ly/RatsagMonastery

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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.
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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.
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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)
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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
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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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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

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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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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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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
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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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    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    5 months ago
    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
    7 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.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    7 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
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 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.
    7 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.
    8 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
    8 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    8 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
    8 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
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    10 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    10 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    10 months ago
    Uncle Wong
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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.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    11 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 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.
    11 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.
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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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    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
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    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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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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