Vladimir Putin ‘Sights a Yeti Family’

Apr 4, 2016 | Views: 3,391

Dear Bigfoot enthusiasts around the world,

This article was published by Siberian Times at the end of March 2016 and it caught my attention. Bigfoot is the name given to a mythological ape or hominid-like creature that is said to inhabit forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest and in the Himalayan regions named Yeti. In North American folklore, Bigfoot is usually described as a large and hairy humanoid. Scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore and hoax rather than a living animal because of the ‘lack of physical evidence’. Nevertheless, there have been many accounts of people sighting Bigfoot in the mountains, finding footprints for thousands of years. Ever since I was very young, I have always been fascinated by Bigfoot and my passion towards them have grew stronger as years pass by, I believe that they exist. My Tibetan and Mongolian countrymen do not doubt it’s existence. In fact in Tibet, it is common to speak to people who have sighted Bigfoots or Migyors as they are called.

It is said that Russia’s best known Yeti hunter Igor Burtsev (Head of the Russian International Centre of Hominology) has previously estimated that as many as 30 Yetis roam Kemerovo region. There has been many reported sightings in this region as well.

I hope you enjoy the article as it’s very rare for someone to spot a Bigfoot and Vladimir Putin did the impossible. I’ve been keeping my eyes open for the pictures to be released a few days later but so far nothing yet. But one question, why not release the pictures the same time this article was published? What do you think?

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Vladimir Putin ‘sights a Yeti family’ in remote Siberian mountains

By The Siberian Times reporter | 01 April 2016

Russian president discovers ‘proof’ that fabled creature exists while on short vacation in Kemerovo region.

The sighting is understood to have been confirmed by 63 year old President Putin’s security detachment after they inspected the footprints. Picture: Kuzbass Pravda

Environmental rangers and hunters in remote mountain terrain say the Kremlin leader ‘personally witnessed’ three Yetis while on a recent helicopter trip to a remote location famous for claimed sightings.

‘He and his entourage saw an adult male and female, and a smaller child Yeti, at a distance of about 150 metres,’ said Dmitry Ivanov, a national park wildlife expert who was with the group.

‘At first the creatures stood and watched, then took big strides into the trees. Briefly, they reappeared as if curious about the presidential group, but then vanished again. The were covered in thick grey coloured hair and took giant steps, far bigger than a man.’

It is unknown if they were taken by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, a noted photographer, who was on the same trip. Pictures: Kremlin.ru

The sighting is understood to have been confirmed by 63 year old President Putin’s security detachment after they inspected the footprints in the newly-fallen snow. Pictures of the creatures will be be released later on Friday April 1 by the Kremlin press service, it is understood.

It is unknown if they were taken by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, a noted photographer, who was on the same trip, according to local newspaper reports in Kemerovo.

The Yeti family sighting came on President Putin’s latest wildlife visit to remote regions of Siberia. He was said to be ‘awestruck’ by the sighting.

The location of the sensational ‘discovery’ was some 32 kilometres from the Azass Cave, a place where Yeti-believers have previously said there were sightings. Pictures: The Siberian Times, TAA

Now scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science have been ordered to investigate the discovery, but the Russians will do everything to ‘protect the Yeti in their natural habitat’.

The president is well known for his exploits to protect Siberian wildlife – including tigers, leopards, polar bears and along with Pacific whales – but if the Yeti ‘find’ is confirmed this will be his most remarkable achievement yet. On one occasion in 2012 he flew in a hang glider over Arctic Siberia in an attempted to teach white cranes to fly south to migrate.

On one occasion in 2012 he flew in a hang glider over Arctic Siberia in an attempted to teach white cranes to fly south to migrate. Picture: Kremlin.ru

Yeti are also known as Big Foot or Abominable Snowmen.Sightings have been made in North America as well as Russia and other areas of Asia over many decades, but sceptics always dismissed the claims. The location of the sensational ‘discovery’ was some 32 kilometres from the Azass Cave, a place where Yeti-believers have previously said there were sightings.

Igor Burtsev, Director of the International Centre of Hominology in Moscow, said: ‘This is extraordinary news. Yeti-deniers will now have to eat their words. We previously found hair from the Yeti in the Azass Cave even if the Americans and British disputed out findings.’

Source: http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/vladimir-putin-sights-a-yeti-family-in-remote-siberian-mountains/

 
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  1. Tsem Rinpoche on May 2, 2019 at 1:37 am

    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

    yeti

  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    (Part 1 of 8)

    This museum in Pokhara, Nepal has a section dedicated to Yetis (Bigfoot). Very interesting. I am including some pictures of the inside of this wonderful museum. Do enjoy. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 0

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    (Part 2 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 1

    Yeti 2

    Yeti 3

    Yeti 4

    Yeti 5

    Yeti 6

    Yeti 7

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    (Part 3 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 8

    Yeti 9

    Yeti 10

    Yeti 11

    Yeti 12

    Yeti 13

    Yeti 14

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    (Part 4 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 15

    Yeti 16

    Yeti 17

    Yeti 18

    Yeti 19

    Yeti 20

    Yeti 21

  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    (Part 5 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 22

    Yeti 23

    Yeti 24

    Yeti 25

    Yeti 26

    Yeti 27

    Yeti 28

  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    (Part 6 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 29

    Yeti 30

    Yeti 31

    Yeti 32

    Yeti 33

    Yeti 34

    Yeti 35

  8. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    (Part 7 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 36

    Yeti 37

    Yeti 38

    Yeti 39

    Yeti 40

    Yeti 41

    Yeti 42

  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    (Part 8 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

    Yeti 43

    Yeti 44

    Yeti 45

    Yeti 46

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    Yeti 50

  10. Joy Kam on Nov 28, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Curious about the legendary Yeti? Not sure what to believe? Here is an article that explores a range of sources, from folktales to newspaper reports, detailing sightings and encounters with the elusive creature, who has been a part of the very fabric of various Himalayan communities for thousands of years. Read about religious beliefs, myths, fables and stories by scholars and travellers alike, and realise that there is more to the Yeti than you previously thought.

    Imagining-the-Wild-Man-Yeti-Sightings-in-Folktales-and-Newspapers.pdf

  11. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    This is a real awesome documentary on bigfoot. One of the best – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5eV9nIEjk&feature=youtu.be

  12. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 10, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake.

    Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage. ?

  13. LaVerne Zimmerman on Apr 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for this article. I belong to Carolina CryptidCrew and am a believer of Sassquatch. South Carolina, United States of America.

  14. randy on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    The “footprints” shown above are just a fox,rabbit,wolf ect jumping from one hole to the next in a straight line. Footprints from a hominid (especially the 3 they claim seen together)would make at least slight offsets, in three rows. So, adding that pic w/ this story is just more bull^%$#

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 30, 2016 at 4:15 am

      Hi Randy,
      It seems you are quite knowledgeable about Big Foot. Perhaps you are a Big Foot enthusiast? Do share if you have any sighting experience or your background, I’m interested to learn more.

  15. randy on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    SO where is the PHOTOS then????

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Dear Randy,
      Welcome to Tsemrinpoche.com. That’s exactly the question that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche asked in the introduction to this article.

      “But one question, why not release the pictures the same time this article was published? ”

      I guess this could be an April Fools’ joke published by the Siberian Times.

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 23, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Russia, remains the largest land mass on this planet, and has plenty of spots and areas bereft of humans for Yetis to hide in.

    Furthermore, Putin was an ex KGB agent and now President of one of the most powerful nations in the world, his awareness levels are way up there. So I think Putin would not have mistakenly identified something else as Yetis.

  17. Roger Mook-Jodouin on May 7, 2016 at 1:48 am

    The date on the linked article is actually April 1st. Likely that it is an April fools joke.

    Not generally a skeptic about this stuff, but very skeptical of anything published on that date!

    Metta

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on May 7, 2016 at 5:50 am

      Hey Roger! The date did leave me a little skeptical too hehehe

      Did you see this video by the way? (https://www.facebook.com/natgeo/videos/10153606615528951/) It’s of a jellyfish just discovered in the last week, in the Mariana Trench. It makes you think if new animals are still being discovered today, there leaves a lot about this planet that we don’t know about and it’s highly possible we have never found creatures like Bigfoot and the Yeti, and found conclusive evidence because they have been hiding so well because they really really don’t want to be found.

  18. Miriam Pia on May 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    This is nice to see. Humans simply have not documented all the other creatures who share our world. During the past few years giant squid and a few other species have been ‘discovered’. Until 1930, most Western cultures did not ‘believe in’ gorillas but that turned out to be true. I think they are just some kind of hominid…small numbers but they have managed to not go extinct. Nice that someone famous like Putin got to see some for himself. Thanks for posting this.

  19. Alice Tay on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    世界之大,无奇不有。我们看不到的并不代表不存在。就如我们所知道的宇宙,具体的或是大型的星系固然被天文学家或是物理宇宙学家有所发现。但到底有还有多少行星、恒星或是其他的小星系还未被发现呢?

    相比之下的生物或是动物界,不是也一样吗?在很久以前曾在陆地上出现的恐龙,或是可以潜水的恐龙更或者是可以飞上天的恐龙或是龙类,我们不也是未曾亲眼看过?难道它们就不存在吗?

    不过很庆幸,我们可以根据历史的记载,阅读有关恐龙的故事。本人觉得此篇博文所提到的Yeti有点类似恐龙的事件,在还没有得到任何可靠资料之前,Yeti的存在的确会令人难以置信。不过本人相信,总有一天会揭晓Yeti到底是不是存在的。

    无论Yeti是不是存在的,我们都希望他们可以继续的生存在他们原有的地方,不受任何外界的干扰与伤害。非常希望到时不只是俄国人而是全世界的人可以一起保护Yeti和他们栖息的地方。

    感谢仁波切分享此有趣的博文。

  20. Pastor Loh Seng Piow on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The president’s credibility is of utmost importance, so when he publicly admit to seeing bigfoot, it must be real. Russia’s Siberia is like USA’s northwest, thousands of acres of virgin forest, no man has ever gone there, so definitely there are unknown species like bigfoot. Let these wilderness remain as they are, we human should not encroach further on other species’ habitat, we need to co-exist.

  21. Pastor Adeline on Apr 19, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Vladimir Putin confirms sighting of bigfoot is very significance due to his position and influence. Many skeptics will be shaken by it while the believers gain stronger conviction in the existence of bigfoot. This is a good news!

    There are many beings and creatures out there we have not seen or heard of, but this doesn’t means that they are non-existence. This just shows how ignorant we are with our surroundings and fellow earthlings. It is impossible for everyone of us to see every single beings on earth, so evidence from others should serve as our point of reference of the unknown. Instead of denying them, view them with an open heart.

    I hope that President Putin will have the pictures published soon and bigfoot will be recognised as a type of existing animal soon.

  22. MartinC on Apr 19, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I accept that the Yeti exist as do many other beings that have not been discovered. The reason I am not completely awe-struck by news of Yeti sightings is because it is just impossible that we already know everything about life, the planet and universe and all the life form within it. Frankly, I would rather that the Yeti are not [fully] discovered and their abode(s) exposed to mankind because we have destroyed many things in the name of discovery and progress.

    What intrigues me much more is what lies deep in the ocean and seeing that the earth is mostly covered by water, it is logical that there are a lot more of the earth we have not explored and learned about.

    As for this story of Vladimir Putin sighting a Yeti family, it is very odd that there are no accompanying pictures. Who wouldn’t be clicking away with their phone-cameras if they saw something like this?

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Apr 19, 2016 at 1:32 am

      You bring up a good point Martin. There are some creatures whose existence we know of, that are sighted only once every few years. There are other creatures that were previously deemed extinct, which was later found to be not the case and survivors were found at a later date. And every day, scientists are finding new flora and fauna that was previously undiscovered. So to conclude that Yetis do not exist on the basis that we lack definitive proof judged acceptable by today’s scientific standards, is arrogant and dismissive.

  23. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Whether or not Putin came across tracks or a Yeti family, there is a lot of evidence of Bigfoot in Russia. The first time I heard about this was through the documentary “Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives”. It was about the Dyatlov Pass incident when a group of nine students were reportedly so terrified by something, they tore through their tent from the inside and escaped into the snow wearing very little clothing. They were found frozen to death, some of their bodies having been mutilated (one of the victims was missing her tongue).

    Of course, critics will always say that there is not enough evidence for the existence of the Yeti or Bigfoot but for me, when you put together everything we have found, it makes a compelling argument for their existence…the footprints founded embedded in boulders? Calls heard by experienced trackers not prone to hallucinations? Wood stacked up into shelter-like formations impossible under natural circumstances?

    Absence of absolute proof is not absolute proof of absence!

  24. kb thapa on Apr 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Evidence of yeti life of the creature has allegedly been found in the Himalayas of Nepal where it is know as Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. This is awesome…me and the rest of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti believers and enthusiasts in the world are very excited and look forward to a further description of the sighting and photos.

  25. Pastor David Lai on Apr 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    It may or many not be a April Fool’s joke but it really doesn’t take Vladimir Putin to catch sight of a Yeti to prove that they do exist. I am sure they do and I think no one is able to come up with concrete evidence of their existence is because they are far more agile and have a great deal of stealth despite their huge lumbering figures. Physically, they are much stronger and faster than any humans alive and they are totally attuned to the wilderness.

    Nonetheless, this little picture has kindled quite a lot of spotlight on Yeti and for a short while, it has brought the towering beast out of the woodworks to be in the limelight for a change. I think Yetis, sasquatch, migyur and whatever names they are known as have continue to inspire the imagination of a number of people in the west. Part of the mystique is the fact that these towering giants are able to evade mankind despite being in the advent of satellites and manner of technology that we have these days. This adds to the enduring allure of these mysterious giants.

  26. Joy on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I am so glad to hear that the Russians will do everything to ‘protect the Yeti in their natural habitat’. I never knew they were so caring towards animals let alone ‘big foot’ creatures. I never thought they would even believe in big foot seeing they are a communist nation. It is really refreshing nice to know that the Vladimir Putin is a wildlife conservationist.

    I do believe that big foot exist however it is very strange, how come there is so many sighting but unfortunately no one has ever been able to capture a clear image of the big foot except the famous Patterson big foot footage. It must be they are intelligent enough to know that people are trying to capture their image and hence they never ever appear when you are trying your best to photograph them. And I think this is for the best as human are well known to destroy, hurt, harm, experiment on things they are not familiar with, so better the Yetis remain a mysterious creatures than be captured by humans.

  27. Pastor Niral Patel on Apr 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I really hope this isn’t an April Fools joke. hehe. I find it a little strange that the photographs were not posted with the article, that’s why i believe it may be a joke.

    On the other hand, I do believe that Yetis or Bigfoot does exist and it’s nice to see such main stream coverage, especially it the president did in fact see the yeti family and got the pictures. There is even a legend of the yeti within my own culture. It is said that they are the offspring of a mythical figure called Ashwathama. This figure was cursed to live until the end of the world and to be shunned by society, that is why yetis do not like human society, and prefer to live in seclusion in natural environments. It is said that they are extremely powerful beings, with incredible strength.

  28. Vinnie Tan on Apr 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    It is really incredible that President Putin has made such progress. I too hope that the pictures of what he saw will be released soon. With the release of the information it will really make a huge impact. However, I think that the Yeti’s and Big foots are very much smarter as compared to us. Thus, even if we do not have strong evidences that they do exist, I believe they are part of our world.

    I believe that these creatures are touched by compassion and kindness. Knowing how President Putin shows kindness and compassion to animals, helping so many of them, they might have been touched by his actions and shown him how they look like.

    However, this is a really nice article as it shows that even if you are a big figure head to a country, you can still be doing good deeds to give back to the world. It is just really nice to see this side of President Putin.

  29. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 18, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    It is amazing! For many years, I have heard of many yeti sightings although no one has ever taken a clear documented pictures (if they did many would doubt the originality of the pictures). But once someone who is high profile like President Putin, sights yeti, it immediately brings greater credibility to the yeti existence theory.

    Another interesting story – about one year ago, when my Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, was visiting Willow Creek – the bigfoot sighting place – he received a message from one monk that his previous incarnation had been served by yeti/ bigfoot. Bigfoot is known to serve many lamas who are in retreat in remote places. They helped to provide necessities or deliver messages.

    For me, that is the part where the story became interesting – bigfoot serving high lamas and retreatants.

    Valentina

  30. nicholas on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

    It’s always interesting to discover different being living with us in this planet. Personally for me it’s good to know different unique being living among us and how they live their life. It’s glad to know that President Putin’s is such protective towards wild animals. With his position he would able to do more in protecting the animals.

    Yeti/Bigfoot indeed is a unique hermit creature that has been living for a long time. There are so many sightings of their existence not only in one place but in so many places and country. I believe in them and hope when the pic being published it will not affect their life from people that curious of them.

    They are just like any being exists in the realms that driven by their karma. We shall respect and help and not creating harm for any selfish reason.

  31. Pastor Chia on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I always felt interesting and big foot existing.Many people has reported discovering around the world. Is good to heard President Vladimir Putin order to protect the Yeti in their natural habitat.So they get protected and can live among us in this world

    Since i was at the childhood time,my grandma did told me one about big foot story. In fact,seeing big foot story is happen at Malaysia at Pahang state about 70 ago. Grandma told me that my grand uncle worked at Pahang state before cutting wood in the deep jungle. One of worker was kidnapped by female big foot over many year.When they fond the worker,he barley can talk as human language. According from worker, when female big foot kidnapped him,he was lock inside the cave alone, than he was force having sexual intercourse with it . It sound crazy but he always see female big foot alone, never see other big foot existing. The worker felt the female big foot might lose her partner,that lead it to kidnapped him. That was story told by the worker to the people who rescued him. Hope your enjoy reading the story.

  32. Li kheng on Apr 15, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Yeti sightings and all these paranormal events, phenomena and elements are really not that . Why? They are reported consistently over time by sincere peoplease who would not benefit from disclosure of such news. These natural happenings are simply rare gems if we have the heart and wisdom to recognise and accept things outside our comfort zone.

    Perhaps the president thought better of it than to disclose the yeti sighting because it may draw greedy opportunists to the sight to take advantage of the discovery.

    I hope yetis continue to live amongst us on earth as they have been known to help many lamas who retreat in remote places by gathering firewood etc. Indirectly they contribute to the growth of dharma this way.

  33. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Apr 15, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Yeti has been seen by many people traveling through isolated regions like the Himalayas or part of the huge forests in US.

    I really want to see the pictures too but there must be a reason why they are not released… probably we can see them clearly on the pictures for once?

    There are many things out there which we don’t know. Yeti or Bigfoot is part of the wonderful world we are living in. They have managed to hide themselves for so long. And they are known to be messengers between Lamas in retreat, staying in isolated places. How wonderful!

    Thank You, Rinpoche, for sharing these exciting news.
    Pastor Antoinette

  34. June Kang on Apr 15, 2016 at 12:13 am

    i always believe all this exist, they may live in the different dimension which we can not see them or enter to their world. May be there is something like ” inner Earth ‘s mysterious channel” , as long as we can find these channels , we can enter the mysterious world……Yeti exist but in “different world”. It is just like Six realms in Buddhism which you can’t see hell realm and god realm.

  35. Khoo Hou Haw on Apr 15, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I think this is the most reliable proof of Yeti as it was sighted by a leader of a country who will not risk his reputation for some pranks or getting attention.
    It is also lucky the Yeti were discovered by Mr. Vladmir Putin who is well known for protecting the Siberian wildlife.
    Sightings of Yeti or creature with similiar description have been reported around different region of the world have somehow proof that this creature does exist and so far no concrete evidence of them also shows that they are highly intelligent to protect themselve from potential harassment of human.
    I agreed with decision of Mr. Vladmir Putin to protect the Yeti in their natural habitat. Maybe one day when they realise human will not harm them, they will show themselve willingly in front of human.

  36. Julia Tan on Apr 15, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I am too very exciting about the story. Hoping so much to see the picture if they captured one at that time. The story about Yeti is always mystery. Yeti disappeared fast into the woods. Has anyone come very close and face to face with the yeti? I do believe Yeti exist. I wonder if one day people caught a Yeti, what will they do to him? Will Yeti turn aggressive? Will people kill him? What would scientist do to him? By thinking of that I would prefer the Yeti never to be found and remain mystery.

  37. Pastor Moh Mei on Apr 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    While there are countless tales of bigfoot “encounters”, it still lack hard core physical proof. I do not think all the encounters are hoax but I do question if these creatures physically supposed to exist in the human realm. If they do, then perhaps they are of an intelligent species who have co-existed with human since the beginning of time and have mastered the art of evading human. Similarly we also can make ourselves “disappear” to the world and never be seen again if we consciously make the effort to avoid human contact. It’s not impossible.

    But for me it would be more interesting if they came from another realm and somehow found a way to travel inter-dimension between our world and theirs which explains their appearances, sudden disappearances and the lack of physical evidence such as their abode and corpses.

    On Vladimir Putin sightings of Yeti, I only got one question – where are the photos. We live in an era of smart phone. People has taken videos of crimes, of accidents, of nature disasters on the spot. We are a society whose reaction to seeing something is to immediately take out our phone and snap photos and take videos. So how is it that there are still no clear photos and videos of bigfoot – and I don’t mean the blurry, grainy ones we often seen online.

    The unknown and the unexplained is interesting and intriguing but I feel that we believe more often base on choice and not proof. To believe or not to believe in bigfoot is your choice.

    Like what The Paranormal Zone host Phng Li Kim always says:
    “What we see may not be real. What is real we may not see.”

  38. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 14, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    It’s interesting that the Russian president claimed the sighting. It’ll be more interesting if pictures taken of these elusive beings are released to the public. Unless it’s really an April Fools’ Day prank, and what a great prank it would be. On the other hand it may be best if photos of them, if it is not a prank, not be released. I would be thrilled to learn of their proven existence but not at the expense of their survival if mankind set out to capture them. Let them live in their beautiful world while we live in our not so beautiful world.

    • Beatrix Ooi on Apr 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Very well said Pastor Henry, it would be very interesting and surprised to see a real life big foot but the downside of it is that it may cost their lives. Humans are known to be very selfish, they can do almost everything to get whatever they want even if it means killing another human being or animals. Humans are really capable of doing all these nasty things.

      We should not disturb them and just let them be, they have a good condition to survive and live their own lives and therefore I’m very sure they are perfectly fine without our ‘help’.

  39. pammie yap on Apr 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I am always interested in bigfoot articles.
    I always wonder why there are no follow up on the prints and see where they lead to. It would really be interesting if someone can really get close and personal to see how bigfoot really look like and study them.
    And another interesting point is when I read that Nepal has a team that specially search for bigfoots and to give a report on what they find.
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/its-in-the-scriptures-they-exist.html

    Even in the scriptures, it is said that they exist! To the Tibetans, it is so normal for them. Can’t imagine if I were to see one. I’d probably run before I can take a photo!

    KFR team had a discussion just, about this topic.
    Points to ponder, are they from this realm?
    What if they were just passing through and not really live here.
    Maybe, they just happen to come through a ‘portal’ for something.

  40. Datuk May on Apr 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Although I have read this article, I felt that saying I believe in the existence because my Guru said so was inviting unnecessary comments. Tonight the KFR team set down and had a discussion on the topic of the existence of Yeti and logically I believe it exists.

    Like it is believed that there is a Naga realm, there too is a Yeti realm. The theory by Pastor Moh Mei that due to so many sightings and yet unable to track the “home” of the Yeti is that Yetis are actually from another realm and grant the human race an opportunity to sight them and after that through a portal return to their realm of existence.

    Like the last sighting of Loch Ness was so long ago and never was there any recent sighting of the Dragons, Mermaids and many other mystical beings, do not mean that they do not exist as vivid paintings had been made of them. It is just that the human race can no longer sight them.

    As such Yetis, for now still provide us the possibilities to have sighted them and I do believe that they exist.

    For now I am waiting anxiously for President Putin to release some photos of his valuable sighting of the Yeti Family.

  41. Lucas Roth on Apr 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I’m not too sure what to think of this because it is an interesting story. I am no stranger to bigfoot or yeti tales. I believe in them but this sounds a bit fishy. I think it is just strange because Vladimir Putin was there XD.

    This is a strange thing but I honestly love and believe in these tales and mysteries. I wonder what the world will think of this. I wonder what the conclusion will come to. But for now I am a bit sketchy on this and probably won’t believe it just yet.

  42. JP on Apr 11, 2016 at 12:12 am

    I do hope this is real and not a hoax. Finally, someone of this stature announces that they will investigate further on yetis. I always believe in the existence of yetis and bigfoot.

    Even Tibetan monks have seen them. There is no reason for the monks to lie. It would be superb to have clearer footage of the yetis and more knowledge of how they live.

    I remember Rinpoche telling me that he read that wherever yetis or bigfoot sightings have been reported, UFO sightings in these locations have also been reported. I wonder what the correlation is.

  43. Julien Roth on Apr 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    To be honest, I am not really surprised with this article. I have always believed that Yeti’s existed and therefore it was only about time before they were found or seen by people.

    I know there are probably not many of them out there, but there are definitely a few and there have to show themselves eventually. They cannot possibly keep to themselves and hide for their whole lives. I am also quite happy that someone of such a high position like Putin has seen these creatures. I puts reliability to the source and would probably convince many that Yeti’s do indeed exist. I am sure that many people think they are fictional.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us. I would not have gotten a chance to read it if it wasn’t for you Rinpoche.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Apr 10, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Dear Julien

      Thank you for your comment. Just like you, I also believe that Yeti exist. I heard that yetis help practitioners who are in retreat, act as their messengers, provide their daily necessities.

      I sincerely believe that they exist 🙂

  44. Uncle Eddie on Apr 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Vladmir Putin, the Russian President who has personally witnessed “three yetis” while on a recent helicopter trip to a remote Location, is considered indeed exceptionally lucky! This sighting was confirmed by the 63 years old President Putin’s security personel after inspecting footprints in the newly fallen snow. The Russian President was said to be ‘awestruck’ by the sighting! Who wouldn’t, as it was such a surprise! Yeti are commonly known as “Bigfoot” or Abominable snowman in our blogging excercise. Sightings have also been discovered in North America as well as Russia and other areas, but sceptics always dismissed the claims. Let’s hope that our Russian President can make these doubtful yeti-deniers eat their own words this time by releasing pictures of these creatures soonest possible!

  45. paolorossi4444 on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:44 am

    There are yeti around everest camp base.Namche bazar Lawudo so on.Paolorossi4444

    • Valentina Suhendra on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Dear Paolo

      Interesting information. Where did you get the information? I heard that yeti often bring the necessities and help to pass messages for those who are in retreat. If yeti is in the area you mentioned, i wonder about the purpose they are in those places

      Valentina

  46. Stella Cheang on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I hope the officials will release more photos of the yeti that Russian President Vladimir Putin sighted. To be able to come into close vicinity (150m) with a Yeti family in the remote Kemerovo areas is such a thrill. What more with a Yeti family consist of a male, female and a younger Yeti.

    Thank you so much Rinpoche for posting this amazing news.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  47. Pastor Shin on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Siberian Kemerovo is one of the few places where relic hominids are thought to be living, along with the Himalayas, the American Pacific Northwest and other remote regions. Since 2009, hunters have reported seeing two-meter-tall ape-like animals in the Tashtagol area.

    It is also famous for the suspected ‘Yeti hair’ that reveals the existence of ‘an unknown mammal closely related to man’. It is said that the alleged Yeti hair was found by Dr Igor Burtsev in a 2011 expedition to the remote cave of Azasskaya in Kemerovo. Here I attach some pictures for reference. Apparently the analysis was conducted in the Russia and US and ‘agreed the hair came from a human-like creature which is not a Homo sapien yet is more closely related to man than a monkey’.

    There were many sightings or signs. Another popular one was a 12-year-old Denis Alexandrov claims to have found the footprint of the fabled Yeti (picture attached) while camping in Shorsky National Park in Kemerovo. In another incident, a footage which apparently shows a baby Yeti with its mother or father was taken by Yevgeny Anisimov, using a mobile phone near the frozen Ur River in Kemerovo region.

    Whether or not Putin did see a Yeti, these various sightings and signs in the region show that there is a high chance Yeti resides in the region. Hopefully more expeditions will be conducted to finally produce some “solid” evidence. Kemerovo Governor Aman Tuleyev is offering a one million ruble, or about $31,500, reward to anyone who finds a Yeti, so let’s hope more enthusiasts will work their way to Kemerovo.

    Kemerovo

    azasskaya

    yeti hair

    Kemerovo2

    • M. Petrov on Apr 19, 2016 at 6:20 am

      Maybe this is an April Fool’s joke but I believe in bigfoots and Yetis. I read that there have been many sightings in Siberia, especially in Kemerovo region.

      I remember reading about a young boy who noticed massive footprint on an early morning walk with other children in the mountainous Shorsky National Park in Kemerovo region. There was also the guy who says the abominable snowman even gave him an autograph.

      It cannot be that people in this region just made up stories. It is too coincidental because in the Himayalas there are also bigfoots or Yetis. So, even if this news is not real, I believe that bigfoots and Yetis exist.

      You can search for Kemerovo region and you will find many reportings/ news online about bigfoots and Yeti. Very interesting to know Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is interested in bigfoots/ Yetis.

  48. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Although there aren’t any substantial proofs to prove Bigfoot’s existence, but I am sure that they exist. They are not easily spotted and I understand why. They need t stay away from humans because we all know that if we ever captured one, people will do all sorts of experiments and even inflict harm.

    They have to be smart just like how people have to be smart when they are working, office politics exists in almost every single company, we have to be smart and quick to produce results. But in Bigfoot’s case, they have to try their best to stay unseen by the outside world, of course there will be times they kind of ‘slip’ and people see them. I think it’s best to leave them alone and not disturb their habitats.

    I too don’t quite believe in Vladimir Putin’s encounter with Bigfoot, they say that pictures will be released on the 1st of April but up to today, none of the picture have been released. I’m starting to suspect if it’s an april fool thing…

    • Mingwen on Apr 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Dear Beatrix,

      I agreed on what you’ve said. Those special ones will be in danger if they are in the hands of selfish human beings. I heard the Yetis does burry their own kind when they passed away to hide any possible evidence from the hunters to track them. I think they must have certain level of intelligence but yet certain level of carelessness that make them “slip” so frequent, in result there are numbers of sighting reports on the Yetis. When it comes to Yeti, I always think of messenger, as I have heard that the Yetis were the messengers of the people in retreat. They are fast walkers, and big in size, can’t stop thinking they are in the postman uniforms with messenger bags. =D

      May all sentient beings be free from all kind of sufferings and ultimately, find the state of enlightenment.

  49. Jutika Lam on Apr 4, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    While there may not yet be any pictures released yet of the Yeti family that Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin saw. The Yeti/Bigfoot exists, the discovery of large footprints could in my opinion be a very solid evidence to proof the existence of Yeti.

    I admire Vladimir Putin for his hard work and efforts in conserving endangered species such as tigers, polar bears, leopards and many more.

    Hoping that pictures of the yeti sighting will be released soon!

  50. LaVerne Zimmerman on Apr 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I am a BigFoot Yeti believer and researcher in the United States. There are many more eye witnesses who have seen the yeti than known. Many never tell their stories for fear of ridicule causing them to lose their employment or not to ever be taken seriously, even though they are known to be honest people… Others still doubt them.

    My question is necessary to due to so many hoaxes. Why are the pictures of what Putin saw being posted on April Fools Day and not the day of this article?

    • Tsem Rinpoche on Apr 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Dear LaVerne Zimmerman,

      I agree with you that there are many more people who sight bigfoot/yeti and do not talk about it for various reasons. People often discount the Native Americans who have a very rich cultural identity and connection with bigfoot and it’s in their oral traditions and art. I believe the Native Americans very much.

      I’ve spoken to a few Tibetans and they have sighted bigfoot and they don’t say much about it as it’s pretty common and ‘no big deal.’ I guess when it’s a common occurrence, why bother to mention it. I know of a Tibetan and as he was climbing the Himalayas to cross over to Nepal as a refugee, he sighted a yeti on the way. He said he was scared but the elders warn them to not move or make sudden sounds and the yeti will pass which it did.

      I suspect Putin will release the pictures later after ‘official’ examination? I am not sure. It does create doubt though. I can only speculate. I am still looking for the pictures and keeping my eyes open for it. When I do find it, I will post it here.

      Thank you.

      TR

    • Lai on Apr 4, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Since Putin never deny it, let believe it for now.
      (*゚∀゚)

      • janajanchen on Apr 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        I think it looks like fun story for 1st April pretty much. In this age of so many virtual delusions someone can lie not knowing that in reality he is saying the truth and I can understand that people who really saw yettis do not go and say it everywhere. And Putin is a mystery himself.

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Unknown

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?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
1 year ago
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
1 year ago
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
1 year ago
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
1 year ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
1 year ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
1 year ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
1 year ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
1 year ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
1 year ago
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
2 yearss ago
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
2 yearss ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
2 yearss ago
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!!!
2 yearss ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
2 yearss ago
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 yearss ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
2 yearss ago
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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
2 yearss ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
2 yearss ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
2 yearss ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
2 yearss ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss 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
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    You have no legal rights to use my images for www.tsemrinpoche.com without my permission! It's unlawful! This is a violation of my rights! You must replace them here and now! asked: Hi there! This is Melynda and I am a licensed illustrator. I was confused, putting it lightly, when I saw my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner's license, you should be aware that you could be sued by the owner. It's against the law to use stolen images and it's so wicked! Here is this document with the links to my images you used at www.tsemrinpoche.com and my earlier publications to get the evidence of my copyrights. Download it right now and check this out for yourself: https://sites.google.com/view/2309845384250334/drive/folders/storage/shared/download?f=1361582044492171 If you don't remove the images mentioned in the file above during the next few days, I'll file a complaint on you to your hosting provider informing them that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property. And if it doesn't help, trust me I am going to report and sue you! And you won't receive the second notice from me.
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  • April 21, 2021 03:13
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, When one experiences the outcome of negative karmas, how does one have compassion for oneself and overcome tough times? Relying on buddhas is definitely top of the list but I find my fear and self doubt and bad temper sabotages all the outer dharma practice I do. I am weak in the practical side of applying dharma!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. What you have expressed is something that a lot of people go through, because of the accumulation of negative karma from previous lifetimes. What you must remember is that our negative habitual patterns from previous lives are very strong, hence effort is needed in the spiritual path. That is why Joyous Effort is one of the Six Perfections. Karma, our habitual patterns, fear and self-doubt will try to knock us of the path of self-transformation at every turn until we are strong enough to withstand them. One way to overcome this is to develop strong faith in the Three Jewels, and the way to do this is to engage in the practice of Taking Refuge. I'm not just talking about Talking Refuge at the beginning of formal Dharma practice such as your sadhana or pujas. But actually Taking Refuge remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels. When I first came to Kechara, I had a lot of physical obstacles manifest, a lot of fear and doubt. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche suggested that I read the section of the Lamrim that talks about Taking Refuge, and explains how to do it properly, remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels and the benefits they grant on the spiritual path. When you practice Taking Refuge, you remember these and you contemplate them. Then your faith in the application of the Dharma increases, and your fear, self-doubt, etc, disappear. When that happens, even if your negative karma and habits try to knock you off the path, you find yourself back on the path. Another thing you must remember is that when we are practicing the Dharma, due to our habits, we will not be perfect at something directly after learning about it. It takes time to train ourselves. That is why the central teaching in the Gelug tradition we practice is called the Lamrim, or the Graded Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. It is step-by-step. It is a process. It is not instant. So you shouldn't let fear, self-doubt, etc get in the way. Instead calmly apply the antidote to these, which is strong refuge. When you develop strong refuge, you will have faith and confidence in the teachings. When you have these, you will practice the teachings, no matter what happens. The compassion for yourself and overcoming tough times comes through faith in the Three Jewels and the teachings of self-transformation. I met someone the other day who said self-transformation was not possible for him, but then why did Buddha Shakyamuni and the enlightened beings teach the Dharma? Of course, it is possible, and in order to progress on the spiritual path, you must have faith and conviction. This comes from the simple, yet foundational practice of Taking Refuge. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 19, 2021 02:53
    Sandra asked: Hello respected pastors, I heard once from here that too much mantra recitations produce wind in the body? Did I hear right? What are the repercussions of that? I do find I cough during mantra recitations these days...I only do about 6 malas though!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Mantras are the form of the enlightened beings in sound. Hence, when you recite mantras they are very powerful. All mantras move the psychic winds in the body. They don't actually produce physical wind in the body. The psychic winds move naturally due to the power of the mantras, and only have a beneficial effect on the body. If you are not initiated into the Higher Yoga Tantra practices, any of the common mantras are fine to recite. These include Lama Tsongkhapa's Migtsema, your Guru's mantra, Chenrezig, Tara, Manjushri, etc. These will move the winds in your body naturally, so there will be no untoward side effect. However, mantras of Higher Yoga Tantra deities, such as Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, Heruka, etc, should only be known and recited by those who have received initiation into the practice and received the commentary to the practice from a qualified guru. These mantras move the psychic winds in the body more forcefully hence can have negative side effects if not done properly. If you are having any negative effects when reciting mantras, such as coughing, that could be due to a number of other more ordinary reasons, such as reciting too loudly or being out of breath when reciting. When you are reciting mantras during your sadhana, you should only recite loud enough for yourself to hear, and not disturb others if they are around. If you are in a puja, you follow the puja lead to either recite out aloud or quietly. If you are getting out of breath, slow down your mantra recitation, or reduce the amount of mantras you are doing until you are used to it. Then you can slowly increase to however many you want to recite. The main issue is consistency, you should recite mantras as part of your sadhana every day. You can also recite extra mantras throughout the day, but the key is to make sure that you finish your daily sadhana. And you should not rush through your mantra recitation, but recite the mantra clearly. I hope this helps.
  • April 13, 2021 21:55
    ray asked: Dear Pastors, Thank you for clearing my doubts previously about purification practices. Today i have a question about reciting praises to buddhas, why do we recite praises and how does reciting praises to buddhas like Tara, Dorje shugden etc. help and benefit us? Because ive seen certain prayer texts to mother tara which i think is referring to the 21 tara praises stating that : ~If this prayer is recited two, three, or seven times, It will pacify all the sufferings of torments Caused by spirits, fevers, and poisons, And by other beings as well. If you wish for a child, you will get a child; If you wish for wealth, you will receive wealth. All your wishes will be fulfilled And all obstacles pacified.~ Will reciting praises to buddhas also be able to fulfill our wishes as stated? Thank you very much.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. As I am sure you are aware, there are many different types of prayers. Praises are one type of prayer, or commonly included in longer prayers. When we praise the enlightened beings, we generate merit. This is due to the power of the enlightened beings. Generally speaking these prayers are praises of the qualities of either the enlightened being's body, speech, mind or benefits derived from their practices. Or the praise can be a combination of these. The merit generated from praising an enlightened being is immense. Some prayers even have the power to grant certain specific benefits due to the merits generated from the praise. Hence, some prayers even have the benefits listed in them. So yes, if you recite the praise with strong faith and refuge in the particular enlightened being, you will generate merit which will help to achieve the benefits stated. On a normal level, you will receive the benefits. On a higher level, you create the merit to achieve the same body, speech, mind and qualities of the enlightened being, meaning you create the causes to be enlightened yourself. I hope this helps.
  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your questions. 1. Buddhism does not believe in a 1st life, and the reason being is the Buddhist view of time. Most people think of time and existence as linear. It has a definitive starting point and a certain end point. But Buddhism views time as a cyclic. Hence, our universe as we understand it, will at one point cease to exist, and then a new universe will come into existence. However, even though our current universe will end, due to the force of karma and reincarnation, we will take rebirth into the new universe and have many rebirths there. So in Buddhism we say that we have had "countless" rebirths, as you would never be able to count how many lifetimes you have had. This cycle is vicious and leads us to take rebirth endlessly. The only way to stop this cycle is to transcend it altogether, which is the state of Buddhahood, in which you are completely liberated from the cycle, known as "samsara". Also the way in which we think about karma is not linear either. It is not one for one. By this I mean, if you do one negative action, it is not that you will experience only one negative result. You will actually experience many negative results, with differing levels of severity until the karma is exhausted. How you respond to the negative results can lead to either more negative karma, or positive karma. Hence, the law of karma according to the Buddhist view point is much more nuanced then the general understanding of karma that people have these days. The Buddha explained this process in a teaching known as the 12 Links of Dependent Origination, which is quite complex. If you want to learn more about this teaching, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave a very profound teaching on it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teaching-on-the-twelve-links-of-dependent-origination.html Hence, according to Buddhism, the understand of time is a never-ending cycle in which universes are created, destroyed and created again due to the power of karma. Since it is a cycle, there is no "beginning" or "1st life" for sentient beings. 2. In regards to your career pathway, I would suggest you engage in the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. We have heard of many people who are either stuck in their career or who need to find good jobs, succeed in the their goals after engaging in this practice with a sincere motivation. There is a book available regarding the practice here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/the-dorje-shugden-handbook. We also have an entire section of this website dedicated to various aspects of the practice, including history, other prayers, etc. (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Lara, I'm sorry to hear that your family member is going through this. When someone is going through such a difficult time, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised that the person themselves seek qualified medical help as well as engage in the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is well-known to help overcome things like depression. From your side you should be as supportive as possible. Take the time to understand what your family member is going through, and in which ways you can support them to overcome their depression and heal. You can watch a fantastic teaching about the practice of Lama Tsongkha here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sayonara-to-depression.html. The prayer text for the practice can be found here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#19 However, sometimes family members may not be open to the engaging in the practice themselves. In that case, you can engage in the practice yourself and dedicate the merits for the family member to heal, but this will not be as effective as the family member doing the practice themselves. Another thing that you can do, it to make abundant offerings or engage in virtuous activities like as helping the less fortunate, and dedicating the merits from those activities to your family member. You can also have pujas sponsored for your family member. The following two pujas would be excellent: Medicine Buddha Puja - which is good for healing, both physical and mental (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund) Dorje Shugden Puja - to remove obstacles for a swift recovery (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund) These are the various methods in which you can help. You can do just one or a combination of the methods mentioned to generate as much positive energy and merit as possible for your family member. I hope this helps.
  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
5 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
7 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
7 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
7 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
8 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
8 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
11 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
11 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
11 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
11 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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