Vegetarianism – A Diet of Loving Kindness

Sep 18, 2010 | Views: 2,652

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For a start, let us understand one thing – Vegetarian is not just a lifestyle choice or a conscious choice, it is a healthy conscientious choice.

It is a diet of loving kindness because we are kinder to ourselves by eating better and healthier. In addition, we are kinder to animals and they need not suffer in order to feed us.

There are plenty of health benefits that comes with the virtue of being vegetarian. Not only does vegetarianism meets all one’s nutrient needs, it promotes less health risks that come with eating meat. Well-known doctors in the USA such as Dean Ornish and John MacDougall have discovered that plant-based diets have the power to reverse heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. So, this is about treating yourself with real loving kindness, and being well informed about the choices you make in what you eat.

For many people, be it out of tradition and habituation, becoming a vegetarian may seem alien and painfully hard. However, by allowing one’s mind and choices to change on a daily basis, you will see amazing results. It will not happen overnight, but it will definitely happen in due course. In this respect, vegetarianism is a journey about changing how you live and think.

In 2008, Oprah Winfrey even had a show on making consciouecs choices regarding the food we eat. Although it is not about vegetarian per say, but it highlights the cruelty against animals in farms across USA. Oprah actually brought in the cages in which cattle, pigs and chicken are housed onto her show and stood next to them to stress the animals’ dire living conditions.

You can watch the episode on http://www.oprah.com/world/Lisa-Ling-Investigates-Treatment-of-Animals-on-Farms

So, we may start with the kindness to ourselves and to our own bodies by becoming a vegetarian, but it will extend to the kindness to all around us. From the animals which will be spared, to our everyday living environment and even to our planet earth.

This is an all-encompassing compassion that extends to all of earth and its inhabitants. It requires less fuel, water, and other precious resources. As such, a plant based diet is les taxing on the planet. In addition, it helps our soil and water, as it is cleaner. In this way, our atmosphere gets healthy in the process.

Vegetarianism reduces planetary suffering on all levels. Hence, following a plant-based diet is really the “greenest thing” you can do.

Here, it is important to know that vegetarianism is not some new fad or lifestyle concept invented by the West and therefore, one will not find much vegetarian eateries or vegetarian choices in our own city.

In the Klang Valley, there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops. In fact, they are fast growing in numbers. This shows that our community are becoming more educated and health-conscious.

I have compiled a list of interesting vegetarian places and organic stores to eat in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya for everyone’s easy reference.

 

The List of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in our city:

 
1. Blue Boy
Address: No.6001 Blue Boy Mansion, Jalan Tong Shin (Jalan Pudu Lama), Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 pm (Daily)

Review: http://www.friedchillies.com/index.php/site/detail/blue_boy/

Source: http://babeinthecitykl.blogspot.com/2006/08/review-blue-boy-vegetarian-food-centre.html

Worthy Notes: The economy rice selection can put most shops to shame. Blue Boy vegetarian serves everything for the local herbivore. Even those who swears by meat will find something tasty and satisfying here.

 
2. Gandhi’s

Address: Gandhi’s Scott Sentral Serviced Apartments Jalan Scott Brickfields

Telephone: 03-22733190 For catering enquries: 017-283 856, 012-335 6074

Review: http://www.friedchillies.com/index.php/site/detail/gandhis/ and http://masak-masak.blogspot.com/2009/11/vegetarian-food-gandhis-brickfields.html

Worthy Notes: The best thing at Gandhi’s – the cannot-stop-eating cauliflower with curry leaves.

 
3. Vegetarian fast Food Centre (near KLCC)

Address: Dharma Realm Guan Yin Sagely Monastery, No. 161, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2164 8055

Fax: 03-2163 7118

Review: http://visit-malaysia.yinteing.com/2009/10/10/where-to-get-great-vegetarian-food-in-kuala-lumpur/ and http://crazeeeat.blogspot.com/2009/05/vegetarian-fast-food-centre-affordable.html

Worthy Notes: This is a favourite among office workers in KLCC.

 
4. EcoGreen Organic Restaurant @ BAKTI

Address: Bangunan BAKTI Siti Hasmah, 6 Changkat Abang Hj Openg, TTDI KL

Telephone: 03-7729 2789 / 019-2626 168

Review: http://alilfatmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/04/ecogreen-organic-restaurant-bakti-ttdi.html

Worthy Notes: Complete lack of use of artificial flavorings and colorings in all their dishes. It’s fresh and local. So much healthier!

 
5. Woods Macrobiotic

Address: Woods Eco-Cuisine Sdn. Bhd., 25 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: 03-2287 0959

Fax: 03 2287 0969

Website: www.macrobiotics-malaysia.com

 
6. Organic Recipe

Address: B3-07-09, Casa Utama, Lorong Lebuh Bandar Utama, PJU 6A, 47400 PJ

Telephone: 03-7729 0236, 012-319 2357

Review: http://foongpc.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-lunch-at-organic-recipe.html and http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/organic-recipe-fid-437113

 
7. Yishensu

Address: Located at Lot G207, opposite TGIF in the old wing of One Utama.

 
8. Puremind Restaurant

Address: No. 102 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Telephone: 03-21410 376

Review: http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=13242

 
9. Yin Futt Kuok Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 52, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Kuala Lumpur (near Jalan Gereja)

Telephone: 03-20707 468

Opening hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (last order 8:30 pm)

Review: http://www.klue.com.my/articles/1434-Yin-Futt-Kuok-Vegetarian-Restaurant

 

10. Gopala Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 59, Jalan Thambipillai, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2274 1959

Review: http://seeking-restaurant.blogspot.com/2010/01/indian-
vegetarian-food.html and http://babeinthecitykl
.blogspot.com/2009/08/recently-captn-
hook-was-looking-around.html

 
11. MG’s Cafe (Vegetarian Cafe & Bakery)

Address: No. 38-G Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2300 3118

Other branches:

Taipan
No. 47, Jalan USJ 10/1A
UEP Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-5631 3023

Sunway
No. 7-G, Jalan PJS 11/28
Sunway Metro
Bandar Sunway
Tel: 03-5638 1295

Review: http://www.mgscafe.com/

 
12. South Indian Aiyer Restaurant

Address: B1 Block B Palm Court Condominium, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 6:30 am to 1:00 pm

Review: http://seeking-restaurant.blogspot.com/2010/01/indian-vegetarian-food.html

 
13. Annalakshmi

Address: 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields.

Telephone: 03-2274 3799

Review: http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2010/03/annalakshmi.html

 
14. Tian Yian Cafe Restaurant

Address: No. 5, 7 9, Jalan 3/93, Taman Miharja, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-9281 8837

Opening hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Worthy Notes: This is not your typical vegetarian restaurant serving Chinese style vegetarian fare. As you would have noticed in their name, they’re also a cafe serving Western vegetarian food like pizza, burger, steaks (yeah, steaks but using mock meat!), eggless vegetarian cakes in all sorts of flavours, fluffy buns and healthy breads.

Review: http://www.placesandfoods.com/2009/03/awesome-vegetarian-food-tian-yian-cafe-cheras.html and http://loverkim.blogspot.com/2009/10/wai-lungs-birthday-dinner-tian-yian.html

 
15. Giant Bowl Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 119A, Ground Floor, Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Klang Lama , 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: 03-7982 3869

Fax: 03-7982 3869

There is another branch located in SS2 in Petaling Jaya, in the same row as McDonald’s.

Worthy Notes: They have a good selection of noodles and rice.

 
16. Ahimsa Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: Lot 1063, 1st Floor, Endah Parade, No.1, Jalan 1/149E, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: 03-9543 1378

Fax: 03-9543 1378

Worthy Notes: Steamboat and local Chinese cuisine

 
17. Formosa Vege Café

Address: No. 48, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2026 1521

Opening Hours: 11.00am to 9.00pm

*This restaurant is the same row as previously REX Cinema*

 
18. En Hui Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No 48, Jalan 6/21D, Medan Idaman, Jalan Gombak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-4025 5816, 012-288 1361

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 3:pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 
19. Restoran Vegetarian Wan Fo Yuan

Address: No. 8, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2078 0952

Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

*This restaurant is walking distance to Gurdwara Sahib High Street*

 
20. Jing Si Vegetarian

Address: No. 146, Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught,Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Review: http://www.taufulou.com/2009/10/22/jing-si-vegetarian-restaurant-cafe-taman-connought-cheras/

 
21. Bakti Woodlands Vegetarian Food Cafe Sdn Bhd

Address: No. 55, Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2034 1399

Location: http://food.malaysiamostwanted.com/venues/bakti-woordland-vegetarian-leboh-ampang

 
22. Amata Vegetarian Restaurant Bhd

Address: No.2, Jalan Panggong (Chinatown, at Jalan Sultan), Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2026 9077

Review: http://www.vegguide.org/entry/1231

Worthy Notes: Speciality dishes are Assam fish, Balacan potato leaves, curry mutton, black pepper chicken, shark’s fin soup, seaweed fried rice, Thai style fried rice, green tea, carrot juice with milk, and Chinese pancake.

 
23. Fai Cai Xiang Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 23, Ground Floor, Plaza Danau 2, Jln 2/109F, Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-7981 9812

Review: http://healthfreakmommy.blogspot.com/2010/01/fan-cai-xiang-vegetarian-restaurant.html

 
24. Madras New Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: No. 15, Jalan Scott, Off Jalan Tun Sambatan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Worthy Notes: Serves excellent South Indian food at prices that are more affordable than those at the average vegetarian restaurant. Also available are other Malaysian and Western dishes, such as Mee Goreng and Cheese Sandwich. Their specialties are Rocket Masala Dosai, Udipi Dosai, Puri Bhaji with Channa Dhall, Uttapam, Breakfast Sets, Set Lunches, Samosa and Mango Lassi.

 
25. Shiang Hai Vegetarian Restaurants

Address: No. 32A, Ground Floor, Jalan PJS 8/2, Mentari Plaza, 46160 Sunway Mentari, Petaling Jaya (Opposite Sunway Pyramid)

Telephone: 03-5621 1016, 03-5621 1017

Fax: 03-5621 1016

Review: http://www.3-meals.com/2008/04/16/shiang-hai-vegetarian-restaurant/

 

The Famous Vegans or Vegetarians around the World:

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook
  • Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
  • Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple
  • Alanis Morissette, Singer
  • Albert Einstein, renowned Scientist
  • Alicia Silverstone, Actress
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood Superstar
  • Angela Bassett, Actress
  • Anna Pacquin, Actress
  • Avril Lavigne, Singer/Musician
  • Brooke Shields, Actress
  • Carrie Underwood, Country Singer
  • Carrie Anne Moss, Actress in ‘Matrix’
  • Chris Evert, Tennis Champion
  • Chris Martin, Lead Singer of Coldplay
  • Christian Bale, Actor
  • Claudia Schiffer, Supermodel
  • Diane Keaton, Actress
  • Dustin Hoffman, Actor
  • Ian McKellan, British Actor from ‘Lord of the Rings’
  • Jesus Christ, Christian Saint
  • Joan Jett, Rock Musician
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Actor
  • John Abraham, Bollywood Star
  • k.d Lang, Musician
  • Kelly Clarkson, Singer
  • Kim Basinger, Actress
  • Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian Inventor & Painter
  • Leona Lewis, British Popstar
  • Mark Twain, Famous American writer
  • Noami Watts, Actress
  • Oliver Stone, Director
  • Orlando Bloom, Actor
  • Pink, American Popstar
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Actor
  • Sandra Oh, Actress
  • Shania Twain, Canadian Country Singer
  •  
    Sources:

  • http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/nutshell.htm
  • http://goodhealthnyou.com/healthnhygiene/index1.asp?id=58&aid=88
  • http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/06/27/MN0C1DQ2GA.DTL
  • http://compassionate-vegetarians.blogspot.com/
  • http://vegetarianstar.com/2010/09/08/facebooks-vegan-mark-zuckerberg-vanity-fair-1-100-most-influential/

 

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  1. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 18, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Vegetarianism is a diet that reflects love and kindness to oneself and others, and to our environment. We are kind to ourselves by avoiding the foods which are meat-based which research shows contributes to diseases. Furthermore, we are kind to animals as we don’t inflict pain on them or send trauma and shock waves through them by slaughtering them(directly or indirectly) -in whatever way we do this, it will still bring pain and suffering.

    From there we extend our love and compassion to our environment. As we eat less meat, we will contribute to the decreasing deforestation and acreage used to plant food for the animals whose flesh is consumed by meat-eaters. All round, it requires less fuel, water, and other precious resources to sustain a meatless diet.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us why there is every reason for us to go for a vegetarian diet.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Consuming excessive amounts of meat especially red meat is quite bad for our heart, blood vessels, and overall health. Eating meat makes you responsible for all the animal cruelty and killing that takes place daily. More people nowadays choose vegetarian diets for many reasons. Which including personal preference, health conscious and concerns as they believe a plant-based diet is much healthier.
    Many vegetarians avoid meat because they do not want animals killed or harmed. Vegetarians are linked with lower levels of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and certain types of cancers. Doctors discovered that plant-based diets could even reverse heart disease, diabetes, even cancer.Thats wonderful……It is a diet of loving kindness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

  3. Pastor Patsy on May 8, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Vegetarianism is growing and many are switching to vegetarian diet. The factors for the switch are because it is a healthier diet. Studies show that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, coronary artery diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. Another reason is because of their concern/care for animals and environment. Billions of animals are slaughtered for human consumption yearly and many dislikes the meat processing industry as most of the animals are crammed into cages where they can barely move or turned around. Many became vegetarians after realizing the devastation that the meat industry is having on the environment as factory farms are responsible for causing polluted rivers and streams.

    Nowadays, there are so many vegetarian restaurants/cafes/shops that cater to a healthy diet and there is no excuse for us to eat meat; we have such a widespread vegetarian menu.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for compiling a list of interesting vegetarian places for our easy reference.

  4. Lin Mun on May 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    We have a choice in the food we consume. However, if we ponder and concern a bit more about the source, the process of getting the food , the effect to the environment and our health, then I think we would change our mind to not eating animals and seafood.

    Why ? Because our demand in meat would encourage suffering to other living beings, killing and some entrepreneurs may even apply unscrupulous method to produce the meat and added chemicals to bring down the cost of food. Hence, vegetarianism will encourage the loving and kindness value in us to grow. Of course vegetarian will also lead us to have healthier diet.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the articles and the list of vegetarian restaurant.

  5. Fong on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Vegetarianism is a choice. It is about not killing, one of the Refuge precepts. Most Mahayana Buddhists tend towards vegetarianism on specific days of the month which, to me, is better than not making any effort towards a more compassionate eating.

    Some of the restaurants listed above have since closed but more has taken their place. It is very convenient being vegetarian now as there are more and more vegetarian outlets especially in the Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur area.

    And, there are many articles in this website for recipes and recommendations.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for taking the effort to educate us on being a vegetarian.

  6. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice, a health choice as well as a compassionate choice. it is also a choice that impacts our environment.In the latter case, think of how feeding animals destined to be on our dinner plate requiries acres and acres of land to be cleared of vegetation and forests,much of which are the abodes of animals, and which then impacts the climate negatively as well.

    The health benefits are many . It’s not just for nutrition, but according to research,plant-based diets have the power to reverse heart disease, diabetes, even cancer.

    Choosing a vegetarian diet impacts our everyday life. Initially, it might be difficult to handle it, as most of our friends and family members, with whom we have our meals regularly, are non-vegetarians. However, over time, people have come to accept that we are vegetarian, and are ready to accommodate us. Our habituated fondness for, and craving for, meat , can be dealt with easily. Over time, it becomes easier, and with more practice, it becomes possible.

    In fact today, this compassion for ourselves that prompted us to become vegetarian, can be seen to have extended itself beyond not wanting to be party to the killing of animals for our food , to not wanting to harm other animals as well. The loving-kindness and compassion have become more all-encompassing to include even our environment.

    We recognise, more and more , the interdependence of all beings and our environment.

  7. Grace Tan on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Aside from being compassion and religious, I agreed that there are plenty of health benefits being on vegan diet. The meat that human are consuming now is full of hormones, parasites, preservative and antibiotic, all of which make animals grow faster and or produce leaner meat for food. These are facts but majority people still have a misconception that meat can provide vitamins and minerals to a human that veg can’t and therefore affecting their will to be a vegetarian. I am blessed that my family can adapt to vegetarian diet and I will continue to encourage my children to observe vegetarianism. I find the following article link quite interesting about “Humans are naturally plant-eaters” http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html

  8. KB Thapa on Dec 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Those who are not yet a vegetarian, pls be consider. Being vegetarian is not about us anymore, it’s about the world’s future.

    As Rinpoche said being vegetarian for good for Heath and one animals die for us one day , – vegetarian is sometimes hard, but We have stick to that.

    Instead of choosing what food to eat we chose to focus on the countless lives that being killed for food everyday.

    Thank you Rinpoche,

  9. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I actually became a vegetarian quite accidentally and unintentionally. When I joined Tsem Ladrang in August 2012, most of the close students in Rinpoche’s ladrang were already vegetarian and since I was always having meals either in Ladrang or with one of them outside, every meal was naturally vegetarian. Before I knew it I was a full time vegetarian because it became a natural habit.

    The transition was much easier than I thought because there was never any shortage of meal options and having the support from the people I go out to eat with helped a lot.

  10. Edward Ooi on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Dear Rinpoche, after being vegetarian for about 1 year . I feel that my fart is not as smelly as it used to be, before I became a vegetarian, my fart smells like rotten meat. Now I can barely smell my fart thanks to the vegetables, but my fart will only smell horrible when I eat durian. There was also a event made by Oprah Winfrey, it’s about going vegan for a week. And all the participants were very happy with the results.

  11. Julien Roth on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I think that people becoming vegetarian is a very good thing. Ever since i have become vegetarian, I have noticed a change in my health and my fitness. I hope that more people choose to have this same diet as me, and that they will stop killing animals around the world.

  12. Girlie Ooi on Feb 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I have eaten at EcoGreen Bakti, Organic Recipe, Yishensu and Giant Bowl … love their food.

  13. Helena on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I went to Woods Macrobiotic at Bangsar, but quite sometimes ago, they serve lots of Organic dishes too,very delicious, worth to try.
    Giant Bowl Vegetarian Restaurant is very near my house, they are famous in their Noodles and rice, but normally i go for noodle. I like Organic Recipe most, varieties of selection, western and chinese, i love the black pepper bitter gourd noodle 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for these informations, so that i know where to go for vegetarian restaurant 🙂

  14. Sharon Saw on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve been to Organic recipe (i love the bah kut teh there!), McG’s (nice sushi!), Woods Macrobiotics (the pizza is yummy but i haven’t been there for awhile) and Giant Bowl ss2 (nice noodles) and Yishensu (i think i had the western dish which was quite nice). Thank you for sharing this list of vegetarian restaurants. I will definitely look into trying them out! I still think Kechara Oasis is way up there for delicious vegetarian food though – no bias intended!

  15. Mei Mei on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Dear all, please include Kechara Oasis at Jaya One and Viva Home on your list of vegetarian restaurant. It is surely one place many people do not want to miss! The food offering is great, unique and delicious. If you have not tried you must surely do immediately. Kechara Oasis was inspired by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche himself who is promoting compassionate eating and world peace.

  16. Philip Yong on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I have visited Organic Recipe in BU and Yishensu in One Utama before.

    I like Organic Recipe because of their wide variety. They have chinese, western, fusion..My favourite food there are their BAKKUTTEH and Cabonara spaghetti…all vegetarian of course! Theres both indoor and outdoor seating so it is convenient for all! Pricing wise is average, a little pricy on my opinion but the food is worth it!

    Yishensu in One Utama impressed me because of the price! I was surprised that the pricing is rather cheap for a restaurant in a mall. and the food was not bad..I only went there once but I will definitely go again. The downside is the variety isn’t many.

    I will go to more of the restaurants listed above to taste the food and hopefully to put on weight! hehe..which are the nice ones you guys propose?

  17. lewkwanleng on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

    From the above list, I have been to:

    Organic Recipe: They recently “revamped” their western menu. Must try: “House Burger”.

    McG’s Cafe: Very nice Asam Laksa!

    Giant Bowl Vegetarian: Yellow rice with mutton curry is my favorite

    🙂

    • DR on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Yes Lew, I agree with your above choices. There are so many choices and varieties of vegetarian food. I can never understand comments like “you are a vegetarian? what is there to eat?”.

      There are so many choices to satisfy one’s appetite without having to cause so much fear and suffering to another being. All for afew minutes of satisfaction to be excreted the next day. Is it really worth it??

  18. Eli on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Please sign the petition you’ll find here : STOP THE SEAL HUNT http://www.change.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-support-a-total-ban-on-seal-products#?opt_new=f

    It is a crucial time to protect seals from cruel, commercial hunting and the IFAW desperately need your help for a final push to ensure a ban on seal products across the whole of the European Union. Please take a few moments to contact José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission and ask him to support a total ban on the trade in seal products.

    It will only take a moment of your time.

    Thank you.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-support-a-total-ban-on-seal-products#?opt_new=f

  19. Eli on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:16 am

    It is impossible to justify the intense suffering of the lives and deaths of animals for the few seconds they spend on our tastebuds, impossible. It just does not add up.

    Stop exploiting animals and start helping them.

    You will feel better. The animals will definitely feel better. And you will help the environment, too.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_7311457

  20. Elsie Toy on Oct 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    When I was a kid, my parents slaughters chickens and ducks to make a living. It didnt occur to me then that these poultry were frigthen as they watch they counterparts slaughter by my dad and blood drain into a bowl. I know the meat of these poultry must be full of negativity and the fear were in them. But what can my dad and mom do. Survival for the family. I may have also inherited bad karma from those time of my parents. My dad had severals operations then later liver cancer. Most people would have qualms killing an animal, I can say I have no problem with that I would speak to my ex that I am capable of killing and and dispose it without any evidence. I harbour alot of negative energy then and hatre. But as I moved on in life and met Rinpoche’s meeting and slowly i begin to understand and come to senses of kindness. Even stray cats and neighbours.. I love to be vegetarian but I got bad companion who nags at me that they are put in this world to eat or it wont strike a balance. Again it is my fault no determination.

  21. Uncle Eddie on Oct 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    In the wisdom words of our Lama, Vegetarianism is a diet of Loving kindness:- (1) To ourselves by eating better and healthier (2) To Animals as they need not suffer to feed us. It is also a healthy conscientious choice of diet. Since I went on my vegetarian diet at the advice of my guru, my blood pressure count has dropped from a constant high of 164/100 down to 135/80. So was my colesteral level at the high of 7.2 down to 4.6 now. (KL general hospital acceptable level is at 5.2) (this is not counting my weight reduction which has gone down tremendously). To go vegetarianism is actually to adopt an act of all-encompassing compassion – to help cleansed the earth of all its impurities, and particularly, to save the animals from greater fears,strife tortures and finally to end up in the frying pans, cooking pots and the sharp ends of choppers and knives for human cravings and attachments. If only animals can talk, they will fill you with shame, remorse, tears and deep regrets. Since they cannot, we are strongly requested by our Lama to view the two videos entitled “Dog Meat Trade” and “please watch & leave your thoughts & comments for me…. to convince yourselves why you should go vegeterianism. In one of the brochures printed out by U.S.Dept of Agriculture, 6.1 billion animals in the form of sheeps, cattles chickens and turkeys were slaughtered and killed every year to satisfy the stomachs of the people there. In our dharma practice we are taught the law of cause and effect, where these golden words of Lord Buddha should move us “All tremble at Punishments, All fear death (Life is dear to all) Comparing others with oneself, one should neither kill nor cause to kill”. Happy Vegeteriansm to one and All.

  22. benji on Oct 2, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Come the NINTH LUNAR MONTH of the Chinese calendar, i shall rejoice! Then, many Chinese in Penang will observe the Taoist 9- Emperor-gods festival, where the devotees will go VEGETARIAN for nine days. No, i am not a devotee, but i will go crazy over the VEGETARIAN FOOD sold all over Penang; at restaurants, hawker stalls and even Buddhist temples! It’s the time you can buy the most variety of vegetarian food – aromatic ‘nasi ulam'(herb-rice), “po-lay ikan”(perut ikan), “acat awak”(tangy, crunchy, chunky vegetable pickle), succulent “lor-bark”(mock meat-rolls), laksa, Hokkien-mee and Curry-mee etc. Absolutely heavenly and definitely “ho-ciak lo!”. The amazing fact is, (due to the LOWER DEMAND for meat, fish and meat-based food), many other restaurants, hawkers, fresh meat sellers and fishmongers had been known to CLOSE DOWN during that period of time! Some of them even RESORT TO SELLING VEGETARIAN FOOD then. Ssso, see you in Penang then – Sharon, Seng Piow and Girlie, bring the gang lah! Heheh!

  23. Anila on Sep 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I guess I am one of the lucky persons to take vegetarian without any problems. Even as a child I have to be forced to take meat and seafood. In the early years of my marriage I remember I had a severe illness of hyperthyroid toxicosis which has caused a lot of problems in my marriage. which was detected very much later. This sickness makes a person very irritable and fault finding. This sickness is due to lack of iodine lacking in me because I did not take seafood. I was also anaemic as I did not take meat. All these were treated after a major sugery. With proper vegn supplements I am well and happy to be a vegetarian without having to eat meat that are slaughtered and killed.

  24. Paris on Sep 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    We were talking about pets and vegetarianism with Rinpoche the other day, when Rinpoche said to us, “Next time you want to eat some meat, think that you’re eating your cat” (or dog or hamster or rabbit – circle as appropriate, whatever pet you have). This helps VERY much in contemplating the sufferings of animals and abstaining from eating meat. (every time I want to buy a KFC bucket now, I think that it’s all chopped up pieces of my cat Grumbles, battered and deep fried – gross).

    We tend to create a separate between animals that our pets (alive, a member of the family, cute, cuddly, with personalities and characters) and animals that we eat (not really an animal, no feelings, no personality, faceless). There is of course no difference – cute cuddly Fluffy the Dog may as well be the cow that was just butchered up for your burger. It’s still a being, with all the same capacity to feel, think, fear, suffer as Fluffy the Dog.

    So next time you want to chomp into a steak, think that someone chopped up your Fluffy Happy Cutesy Pooch, put him through a meat tenderizer, seasoned him with Barbecue sauce and then sizzled him on a grill. Poor Fluffy!

  25. Judy Lam on Sep 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Most of us are aware that being vegetarian is good for us. However, it is not easy to break that habituation of having a meatless diet as most of the time, we never give it a second thought of eating meat. We eat whatever that comes by, at family meals, wedding dinners, BBQs, social gatherings etc without battling an eyelid. We eat meat to satisfy our taste buds because we know no better. Nowdays, we are exposed to delicious vegetarian food in many restaurants around town (Kechara Oasis still serves the best quality vegetarian food!). I am glad I am in an environment where I am reminded not to be selfish. I am glad that I have been having vegetarian lunches for some time now, and working on being a vegetarian soon.

  26. Anila on Sep 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    It is so easy and convenient to go vegetarian nowadays.In the old days if we need to eat vegetarian we have to go to the hassle of cooking at home. Even if you have money you won’t be able to buy v egetarian food. There are no shops or restaurants around. Being on vegetarian diet does not have to tax on your pocket. If you have to spend within your budget there are vegetarian stalls that are very cheap which charge only RM3 to RM4 for a meal of three portions of vegetable. For people who really must economise they have subsidise meals at RM2 per meal at some shops started by a Chinese Mahayana Temple called Foh Kwang San. Being a vegetarian serves two purposes. Its good for your health and also you don’t have to kill as a compassion to the animals.

  27. Andrew James Boon on Sep 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Once again Rinpoche has gone way beyond in your kindness. Not only has Rinpoche on countless occasions stressed on the importance of being vegetarian, now Rinppoche has even shared with us a list of 25 vegetarian restaurants AND names of people who are vegetarian whom we possibly do not know are in the hope to make us realize there are options and we are not alone… 😉

    Being vegetarian myself, I know it is not only a choice but THE choice. I started this ‘journey’ of mine for health reasons and being a Buddhist now, it really is icing on the cake so to speak as it gives it a moral purpose as well as a benefitial one. It is truly much better on many levels.

    Why we still choose to delude ourselves into sticking to our attachments is beyond me. I often think to myself and have little debates in my head that perhaps it is easy to say all this as I am a vegetarian… however I have to catch myself and say “hang on a moment, I was very much a meat eater myself. Perhaps not so much of the red meat variety but most definitely chicken and fish. And if I can do it, anyone can! It really is NOT hard at all”.

    Please allow me to add to Rinpoche’s worthy notes on the following restaurants as they are some of my favourites:

    5. Woods Macrobiotic
    They have really good set meals which are done according to days of the week. Some days I must add are better than others. The shiitake burger is to die for! There is also a lemongrass drink concoction which is just yummmm. And they also sell fresh organic produce in the restaurant itself.

    6. Organic Receipe
    They have a brilliant selection of items ranging from mock meat chinese style dishes with brown rice to western delicacies. All very consistant and delicious! Love the fresh spring rolls and pizzas. The noodles are really yummy too. All ingredients are organic and made on site. They too have an in store grocery area where you can find all sorts of heathly substitutes!

    Thierry and I must go try some of the restautants on Rinpoche’s list… Much love… Andrew

  28. benji on Sep 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    It is such a touching gesture, that Rinpoche has not only advised us accordingly, but also made the effort to list the vegetarian eateries! It really has a place in his heart! Sharon’s so right; we are so driven by selfish desires to eat meat! Om Mani Padme Hum!

  29. Sharon Saw on Sep 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Being vegetarian is only difficult because of our selfishness – when we want to indulge our taste buds in eating meat because of habituation. I personally don’t like vegetables very much – especially chinese style, though i do enjoy western salads and pastas etc.

    However, it is very much Dharma practice to put others above our own selfish desires. I decided to go vegetarian because it was time to stop being selfish. There is no need for meat in our diet as there are many other protein sources in a vegetarian diet. It’s heartening to see the number of celebrities who are vegetarian – they are people who can choose to eat anything they want – all the luxurious foods are at their fingertips because of their wealth, but yet they choose to be vegetarian, so that should be inspirational to others.

    Rinpoche always advises us to be vegetarian because of compassion to animals. If we like pets, or animals in a farm, we should not think of eating them! We may not be able to do prayers all day long but choosing what we eat is definitely something any of us can do, at any time, anywhere. If it’s difficult to be vegetarian, that difficulty would be the exact reason why we should do it. To overcome our attachments for the benefit of others. If we cannot even control our desire for a certain taste, which is such a small thing, how can we think about mind transformation.

    I must admit i would never have become vegetarian if not for Rinpoche’s teachings and advice. Thank you Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s kindness in showing me how to overcome myself.

  30. Joyce Hobby on Sep 19, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Rinpoche, It makes me happy to see others such as yourself have the compassion to become vegetarian. While it comes very natural to you and me, I know it’s not very natural for other’s and it does make me sad. This is where I use my Buddhist wisdom to feel my sadness, not judge them, then let go.

    – Joyce

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    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Zasep Rinpoche Speaks Plainly About Dorje Shugden

    Unimpressed with wealth, fame, name or looking politically correct, Zasep Rinpoche is a devoted Dorje Shugden practitioner whose practice has been described by him as being “very close to [his] heart.” He remains loyal to the Protector practice passed to him by his masters, and is very dedicated in his determination to uphold the lineage and be of benefit to others. Having taken his practice as his life, Zasep Rinpoche also believes in the importance of respecting other traditions, and for monasteries and Dharma centres to support each other instead of being divided.

    Read more of this great Guru: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
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    It is good to know that house plant can purify the air in our house,elevate mode and promote wellness too.Some of the plant also look good as a decorative item.

    Most importantly the recommended list of plant here are not difficult to maintain and easy to take care.Thank you very much for sharing the good write up about benefits of the indoor plants.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2L4cfJy
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    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your memories and your precious and wonderful times with your guru. All the wonderful and precious times with your guru remains me of many things that passes through in our life journey. Your thoughts on writing up this article and giving us to read is extremely precious for me too. I gained some understand and some good info and ideas for us to follow.

    I have been reading and sharing most of your thoughts, and articles with friends and family member. Your sharing are extremely amazing with powerful message beautiful teaching. Hope it will soon reach many more people around the world. A lovey and precious article to read.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 02:06 PM
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche who was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. Been the philosophical assistant and junior tutor of the HH 14th Dalai Lama for more than forty years. A direct disciple of the great HH Pabongka Rinpoche. He had edited the book Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand written by HH pabongka Rinpoche .These Lam-Rim texts which is still been studied up to this day in the Gelugpa lineage. He was one of many Gelug Lamas who had taught in the West. Here he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri.
    Thank you for this sharing of a beautiful art piece.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-teacher-of-teachers-his-holiness-kyabje-trijang-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 02:01 PM
    Truly amazing looking through those pictures of greenery and hilly landscapes, snow caped mountains, natural flowing watercourse river and beautiful flowers. All is nature , the natural beauty of lakes, rivers, mountains , waterfall , lush green valley and so forth is amazing. The environment and the scene of the places are melodious, beautiful and charming. Simply love to look at it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/beautiful-scenes-free-download.html
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    Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 06:30 PM
    This is such a beautiful story. When Joao found Jinjing the penguin, out of compassion, he rescued Jinjing. He made sure Jinjing has recuperated before releasing Jinjing back to where it came from. Joao didn’t expect anything from Jinjing.

    However, Jinjing remembers the kindness of Joao and comes back to visit Joao every year. Animals may not be able to talk but they can feel the sincerity of human beings. Jinjing knows that Joao is very kind and will never hurt it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/jinjing-the-penguin-swims-5000-miles-every-year-to-visit-the-man-who-saved-him
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    Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 02:52 PM
    Thank you very much for beautiful and good article about pilgrimage to Bodhgaya.Buddhist around the world is encourage to make a trip to Bodhgaya.Just Bodhgaya itself there is so many beautiful places to visit.

    The Bodhi tree where Buddha Shakyamuni attain enlightenment is consider the most significant of the 7 sacred sites in Bodhgaya.Here the details enough for us to plan a trip to Bodhgaya.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2TPVu8I
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    Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 02:11 PM
    It’s a great experience where a small group of Kechatians of a live time going on a meritorious journey to Shar Gaden Monastery in Mundgod, South India . On behalf of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara in making an offerings to all 650 monks of the monastery. Wow…..that’s really wonderful , looking through at those beautiful pictures tell us a thousands words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/journey-to-shar-gaden-monastery-2019-making-offerings-to-the-sangha.html
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    Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 02:10 PM
    Wow beautiful photos of Buddhas and Great Lamas paints a thousands words. Found this old post which is amazing with many old photos. ….a safe keeping of Rinpoche collected over the years. Some of those photos where rare such as the one of HH Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang and the Kuan Yin statue kept in Rinpoche’s audience room in Kechara. Well maintained even it’s a decade ago. We are also fortunate to see the sacred altar of Pelden Hlamo in Rashi Gempil Ling Temple in Howell, New Jersey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of those old photos in Rinpoche’s photo album.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/photo-album-buddhas-and-great-lamas.html
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    If you can’t bear the pain of watching these videos, why do you bring them pain? | 若你不忍心看这些视频,那为何却忍心伤害它们?

    Eating meat causes killings which is a choice you make at every meal. Make the conscious choice of kindness. Don’t eat meat and their wishes to be alive are yours to fulfill.

    http://bit.ly/2YapO3B
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    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 10:08 PM
    The Importance of Tibet Befriending China

    After 60 years of strife, is it time to mend the fences for mutual benefits and harmony? Read more here and decide for yourself: http://bit.ly/2ZegOXs
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    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 10:00 PM
    Racism Against Tibetans in America

    When I was sent the article below today by one of my friends, I was not surprised because from my experience growing up in America, I know many people have experienced and continue to experience racism just because of something they cannot change which is their ethnicity and skin colour. So while I was not happy to read what Tenzin has experienced, sad to say but now he knows what it feels like as a Tibetan to be called something derogatory because of who you are.

    Read more here how where there is discrimination, there is suffering: http://bit.ly/2YxFY2k
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    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:55 PM
    Mokele-Mbembe: The Last Living Dinosaur | 摩克拉姆贝贝: 地球上仅存的恐龙

    Do dinosaur still exists? Find out more of this creature whom the natives know as Mokele-Mbembe and all the close-encounters that most often will end in disasters.

    http://bit.ly/2SNKCrv
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 09:50 PM
    What is andagu?

    Today, Pagan is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site because over 2,200 of these ancient temples and pagodas still survive. The Pagan plains, by the way, are only 104 square kilometres so you can imagine how the landscape must have looked with so many monasteries, temples and stupas. The city itself must have been teeming with artisans, carvers, painters and sculptors all working on these holy sites. After all, if people were building the temples and monasteries, there had to be other people creating the Buddha images to be enshrined within.

    Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2Ygq29q
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    Puja to Guru Chakrasamvara

    According to the Heruka Tantras, Buddha Shakyamuni himself laid down the practices they contain. To do this, the Buddha manifested on Mount Kailash as Buddha Heruka Chakrasamvara in sacred union with Vajra Yogini and the 62 deities in his entourage.

    Read more of this authentic practice by Buddha himself: http://bit.ly/2K4n91a

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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
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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 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
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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
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
4 months ago
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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