Why some don’t think of the long term damage

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Dear friends,

It is helpful to understand the various types of minds and how people think. There are people who are ‘wired’ differently than ourselves and they can look for short term results and immediate gratification instead of long term benefit. In fact they consistently get themselves into trouble and difficulties because they always make decisions based on short term benefit and forego long term problems that might arise from their decisions. In fact you can logically point out to them the detriment of their decisions and show them many examples and logically they comprehend. They understand and acknowledge, but come the next day, their choices again are short term bringing damage to themselves and others around them. They do this over and repeatedly to the bafflement of those around them. I find that both interesting and yet disturbing. I’ve come across a few persons like that and it prompted me to read more about this type of mindset.

Psychopathy is a fairly common mental disorder that is often associated with serial killers and a lack of empathy for fellow human beings but it also includes many types of people who do not kill. Yet, the causes of psychopathy are not well understood. The workings of the minds of serial killers, for instance, have been a mystery for some time. Instant gratification without fearing long term consequences is a key factor in this.

New research from a Harvard University-led team has recently come to light that could possibly help us better understand how psychopaths make their decisions. It turns out that psychopaths are born with inherently different brain “wiring”, which is the key to their behaviour. This type of psychopathic behaviour includes all types of people and personalities.

It’s interesting how the human body can affect our behaviour so deeply. Many people suffer from psychopathy at many different levels. Not all are killers; some are also thieves, conmen, gamblers, and so on. Their strongest trait is perhaps their lack of conscience and distress at another sentient being’s suffering. It is also difficult to get a straight answer out of them. They will never answer straight and you dance in circles with them. Do you know anyone who could be suffering from psychopathy?

Do read this article and I hope we can learn something about this.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Brains of Psychopaths Have Been Found to Have “Dysfunctional Wiring”

By Robin Andrew 06/07/2017, 18:08

Defining what a psychopath is no easy feat. Franki’s/Shutterstock

Psychopaths are a misunderstood bunch. Some are evil, some are not – but to most, they seem to essentially be peculiar humans with unintelligible motives.

A new study by a Harvard University-led team has shed some light on the underlying causes of psychopathy. Explaining their findings in the journal Neuron, these researchers describe how they uncovered the neurological “wiring” that makes psychopaths so impulsive and sometimes dangerously reckless.

Although it’s previously been assumed that it’s their lack of empathy that engenders reckless choices and actions, this team have concluded that it’s the appeal of the short-term reward that’s really motivating their decisions.

“Because it’s the choices of psychopaths that cause so much trouble, we’ve been trying to understand what goes on in their brains when they make decisions that involve trade-offs between the costs and benefits of action,” senior author Josh Buckholtz, an associate professor of psychology, said in a statement.

In order to achieve this, his team took a mobile brain scanner to 50 incarcerated prison inmates that had shown psychopathic tendencies in the past. While hooked up to the MRI machine, the prisoners were then given a “delayed gratification” test, wherein they had to decide whether to take less money from a pile sooner, or wait and get more money hours down the line.

The more impulsive and thus more psychopathic individuals required gratification far sooner, as expected. Individuals with high psychopathy scores showed greater activity in the region of the brain associated with immediate reward.

This study aims to give “psychopathy” a more rigid definition. Frankie’s/Shutterstock

As they pondered on their decisions, the MRI scanners were looking at two key regions of the brain – one that is associated with “mental time travel”, which allows us to think about the future consequences of our actions, and one that is associated with more immediate decision-making.

The team found that the wiring between these two sections of the brain was far weaker in the more psychopathic inmates. Remarkably, the correlation between the strength of the wiring and the tendency towards impulsivity was so strong that they could use the brain scans alone to correctly predict how many times the inmates had been convicted of crimes.

Psychopathy is a poorly defined “condition”.

It’s not identifiable or describable by a sole characteristic; rather, it’s the tendency of a person to show a range of related traits and behaviours. These include a lack of empathy, an ability to become emotionally detached, a poor sense of self-preservation, has anti-authority proclivities, a lack of fear, and unconscientiousness.

Psychopaths are also more likely than others to be exhibit narcissism, just as they’re more likely to be Machiavellian (manipulative). When you think about it, capitalism is an ideal playground for ambitious psychopaths – climbing the social or career ladders without a thought to those pushed out of the way.

Still, none of these traits automatically make psychopaths “crazy” or “evil”, and in fact, although it does make those with high psychopathic tendencies appear to be somewhat ruthless and perhaps cold.

Violent psychopaths can be both good and evil, so to speak – the example of James Bond and Dr. No are often cited in this case. Non-violent psychopaths have incredibly useful roles in society for the most part. Think negotiators, surgeons, spies, astronauts, mountaineers and, funnily enough, journalists.

As you can see, it’s complicated. Ultimately then, this study is something of a game-changer.

The team hope that by finding one clearly defined neurological driver of psychopathy, the definition of the condition becomes more scientifically rigorous and tangible.

It helps to highlights the fact that the brains of psychopaths aren’t unsolvable, impenetrable enigmas. They’re just wired differently, and that in itself doesn’t necessarily make them evil or monsters – it just makes them different.

“They’re not aliens,” Buckholtz concludes. “They’re people who make bad decisions.”

Source: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/brains-psychopaths-dysfunctional-wiring/all/

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for sharing this interesting article.Psychopathy is a fairly common mental disorder that is often associated with serial killers and lack of empathy for fellow human beings but it also includes many type of people who do not kill

    Many people suffer from psychopathy at different level.By reading this article we can learn something and understanding about Psychopathy.

  2. Lin Mun on May 22, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Every human is unique in their own way. It’s an interesting article to learn about human behaviour and how our mind function. Psychopath is apparently inherent brain. If so I wonder can drugs help them? While psychopath can be good or evil then how can we help those who are evil? I believe we some how we inherited certain behaviour from our previous imprint and therefore portraying it in this life. I guess it about understanding ourselves better, accept and keep transforming to be better.

  3. Colin Tan on Aug 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

    It’s a very interesting article about human behavior. We are unaware that there are some people around us who suffer from psychopathy from many levels. Though these people might not be killers, but they treat others without conscience. The new research explained that psychopaths are born with different brain “wiring” which causes them to be very impulsive, want short term gratification and make bad decision without conscience. We then can understand better that certain people with this trait are born with this wiring and understand that these people aren’t evil or monstrous, but just their bodies making them different. Since the working of the mind of the psychopaths no longer a mystery now, then hopefully in future there will be more medical breakthrough to remedy the “wiring” and minimize the suffering caused by psychopaths in the community.

  4. Liang Jing on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I think this article is nice and interesting. I feel we must help the psychopaths, showing care and help, because they won’t hurt others or themselves

  5. Pastor Albert on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Psychopath is started since birth, when we are born, we already inherited these mind set, then where does we inherited it from? Before we are born, where are we? Who are we? And how does this mind form? It does explained this when Buddha Shakyamuni talk about reincarnation and we bring forward our mind of this life to the next, so that means our Psychopath mind are actually inherited from our past life. It became our habituation.

    I found this online:
    The traditional view on the treatment of psychopaths is that treatment just doesn’t work. Study after study has shown that the behaviors of the psychopath do not change in response to psychoanalysis, group therapy, client-centered therapy, psychodrama, psychosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or drug therapy.

    So it seems like there is no 100% cure for Psychopath yet, hopefully soon the medical team will find the cure to Psychopath so that it reduces the criminal cases and harming to other lives.

  6. Pastor Chia on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Watching those horror movie the serial killer kill many people without conscious just to satify their own desire and power are they mental disorder. It raise many question to know why they become psychopathy and can they be getting well by medical help?

    I heard about those serial killer before the get dead pushiment, the prists or monk will come to prison to counser those prisoner. Religion are social with the mind, through the meditation process, it might able to claim the mind for those have mental disorder beside to get help from medical. Thank you rinpoche sharing this article and let people how they suffer from the psychopathy.

  7. Pastor Antoinette on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Short term benefit or long term benefit, which one to choose? In the end we need to think of what is the outcome. Depending on our karma we will be drawn more to one or the other and when we are lucky to know Buddha’s teachings, we can find a way out.

    Karma builds up and we don’t know which karma we have collected in previous lifes so it is best to engage in purification practices to help us to go into the right direction and be able to engage in more beneficial actions and practices for ourselves and for others. Here is a link to the Vajrasattva purification practice. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html

    May all be safe from engaging in negative and selfish actions and falling into the three lower realms.

  8. June Kang on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I have the same question with Pastor Henry that “what horrible deeds such people did in their previous lives for them to have the karma to take rebirth as psychopaths and socialpath”. In addition even the person take rebirth as a human, they still continue doing the negative action and continue create negative Karma. This is scary!

    But I do believe that we should just accepted who they are and they might suffer and experience dissatisfaction too. With this, we need to extend compassionate to them, hoping one of the days they can open the seed of compassionate too and help them in their next life.

  9. Mingwen on Aug 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Scientists have yet to discover the full potential of human brains, through examinations, they found that the active area in human brain is less than 15%, which mean that there are another 85% left unused. Amazing!

    There are factors that will make a person become a psychopath, etc., in-born, confronted trauma events in the past and living environment. As a Buddhist I’ll add in Karma which is the main cause that linked every other factors. What we get is what we did.

  10. Andrea Lai on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Human’s mind is the most complicating thing to analyze. Whatever problem with the brain will cause much harm to the person. I think that, psychopath victims are getting more common in this society. We can read on papers, social medias of people or kids being slaughtered for organs and some are more horrifying like baby been cook as dish! It’s so barbaric.

    It’s really pitiful to see people fall into these syndrome and the healing chances were very mild. I’m wondering what make this people so inhuman and heartless. Maybe was it their consciousness of their negative action from their previous life?

  11. Julia Tan on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Is Anggulima consider a psychopaths? What about Devadatta? They are born like that due to the brain system is off. But, non-violent psychopaths have incredibly useful roles in society for the most part. Think negotiators, surgeons, spies, astronauts, mountaineers and, funnily enough, journalists. They need to make immediate decision, need to be very sharp and quick. To me they are very brave but emotionally cold.

    What karma was created in the pass to take rebirth as a violent psychopaths?

  12. Justin Cheah on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:34 am

    It is already scary enough to know how one’s mind operates let alone psychopathic ones. What I am more intrigued about this topic is how can someone go out of their mind till the extent of killing brings no feelings to their mind. I mean it’s a human life… Then we have people who does everything in order to get what they want or feel like getting. People go out of their way to do something extreme in order to fulfil their wants. Isn’t this a result of development of a selfish mind? I see from social media these days witnessing a lot of things people who do out of norm like for example torturing a cat by setting it up on fire… or videos of someone beating someone up, movies showing someone being kept inside a cage. I start to think how crazy things are these days but then again, we have heard of people do nasty things in the past do we. I reckon this is result of over attachment to one’s greed that causes this. For people in born, I reckon this is imprints of previous life.

  13. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    The first thing that came into my mind while reading this article was the character Norman Bates in the thriller movie ‘Psycho’ by Alfred Hitchcock. The shower scene was a classic back in those days, and some say it still is. Another famous convicted cult leader, Charles Manson, is a psychopath even though he was not physically involved in the murders. Ted Bundy was also a violent psychopath who derived pleasure from killing, making him think he was God.

    I wonder what horrible deeds such people did in their previous lives for them to have the karma to take rebirth as psychopaths and socialpaths and not able to have feelings for others.

  14. nicholas on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Personally I have never really read about psychopath and through this article it really give me some understanding. Traditionally, the research done on psychopathy has really focused on the idea that psychopaths behave the way they do because they don’t feel the same things that we feel. And that has trickled down into media representations of psychopaths as cold-blooded, almost alien predators.

    I feel sympathy on them as they don’t or can’t feel how one should felt. They are living in world of feelingless and this behavior directly cause harm to others. Of course this can’t be an excuse for they wrong doing. Hope they are method to help this people and able to change their karma for future.

  15. Eric kksiow on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    it’s so scary and the killers are what they doing ( that’s the most scary parts ) to everyone of us.!

    That’s i wanted to highlight : Still, none of these traits automatically make psychopaths “crazy” or “evil”, and in fact, although it does make those with high psychopathic tendencies appear to be somewhat ruthless and perhaps cold.

    Can’t they be controls themselves? Or high psychopathic tendencies carrying on from their previous KARMA?

    Petty of them.
    OM Mani Padme Hum

  16. pammie yap on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I actually feel sad for those people with dysfunctional wiring. My guess its from their enforced negative habituation led them to this from many lifetimes. I know some people who are like that. They are not the ‘physically violent’ type but their decisions do hurt others. And most of them do it and they know its wrong, yet they continue to do it. Hence, they are continuing to collect more negativities when they do that. And nowadays, what I read and see on social media, people are becoming more like psychopaths. For example, they know that stealing, lying or killing have consequences yet they still do it because they don’t think of what happens during and after it. They continue doing it till they become immune to it. I do hope that scientifically, they can come up with treatment to help those people one day.

  17. Soon Huat on Aug 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this interesting scientific article of Psychopathy. I used to think the serial killers are just behavior issue or due to bad experience they had gone through affected their decision to act in this destructive way. It seems like this character is inherent from the day they were born. It sounds to be like karma too which is the result of the act or behavior from past life.

    In fact, they are different types of psychopathy behavior, however, it is getting common nowadays and it has become our society issue. A lot of people are self centered and only look for short term benefits and lack of sympathy. I wonder even these is due to their brain wiring pattern, can education or practice such as Dharma teaching and meditation will help to “correct” these wiring pattern in their brain. In my humble opinion, I would strong think it is possible. The brain can be changed from the training, however, it is tough and make you feel uncomfortable initially. I think that is why Rinpoche said if you feel uncomfortable, that is good. I strongly believe that. I do wish one day we can bring Dharma to prison to help those prisoners (even death row inmates) to change their brain wiring which will help them in this life or even next life.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this valuable article and I can see the urgency of Dharma teaching and practice in this life.

  18. Datuk May on Aug 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    So much to contemplate and realise what is truly a psychopath. Sounds like they are people who possess a deprived state of being. As such, short term gratification are their choices without thoughts of consequences nor empathy for others.

    Therefore psychopaths are very self indulging people and also narcissistic, and basically trends of human nature that will contribute to criminal activities during circumstances that pushes them to act in self interests over anything else. For this same reason many convicts convicted of gruesome murders are psychopaths.

    On a milder level of these kind of behavioural trends, there are moments that many of us, certified “normal” are psychopathic too. It is the ability to check and rebalance that the spiral towards confirmed psychopath is averted. Thank goodness.

  19. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    This is a very interesting article, there person who chooses to take the short term gratification could have arrived at his state from habituation, perhaps even a lifetime of not getting what they want and not getting the guidance or break to achieve what they want in a wholesome way.

    I do wonder, would the practice of contentment help such persons to delay their gratification? I would think, having thinking that promotes compassion and having regard for other also helps for a person to think much more before acting it out. Perhaps having a better imagination also is helpful, as people who have better imagination can think further and plan further ahead.

  20. Fong on Aug 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    No wonder there are so many violent crimes nowadays. Everything that is introduced to this world and how the modern generation functions, promotes instant gratification. It’s a very self-centered society.

    Science itself does not really acknowledge that psychiatry/psychology is a science but rather, is pseudo-science. But, this is interesting all the same, that there is direct evidence of dysfunctional wiring of their brains. Just like the old Chinese saying of “short-circuit of the brain”. Did the Chinese know of this aspect of psychology for them to come u with that phrase?

  21. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Aug 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts about psychopathy and the article written by Robin Andrew, which scientifically explains about the behavior and cause of psychopathy. Upon reading and understanding the article, we should no longer portray psychopaths as evil doers or persons who react violently as not every psychopath will commit crimes or other negativity that cause the disruption to the . This research is worth to be further explored as once we have identified and categorized the different types of psychopathy, there will be opportunities for us to come out with solutions and ways to handle those psychopaths who commit crime and go against the law. By thinking out loud, I personally believe that through meditations applied by psychopaths to focus on the positive aspects such as compassion, kindness, forgiveness and generosity, there could be chances for the psychopaths to control their way of thinking from negative to positive states although it has been scientifically proven that the physical cause of psychopathy is mainly due to the dysfunctional wiring of their brains.

  22. Sharon Ong on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    An interesting read on the working of the minds of the psychopaths. I used to think that psychopaths are just wired differently but this article offers scientific proof.

    It would be interesting to see how the mind of serial killers like Ted Bundy works through the series of tests like the ones conducted on the 50 inmates. I wonder if there will come a day when there will be methods to rehabilitate these psychopaths by using the findings of the studies on how their minds are wired.

  23. Sarah on Jul 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    In Buddhism we believe in karma. So these psychopaths with ‘dysfunctional wiring’ must have done something in the past to have this type of karma in this life. But Buddhism also believes that karma is not fixed. Things change depending on the causes and immediate conditions. So can hard core criminals change? Can psychopaths with ‘dysfunctional wiring’ change for the better? I suppose it depends on the individual and his/her karma.

  24. Pastor David Lai on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Oh wow! This short article does point a few useful traits in identifying psychopathic individuals – their reckless pursuit of short-term gratification and goals along with their lack of empathy.

    I find this pretty much sums up some of the psychopathic individuals I have encountered. But on the other hand, I do notice they are almost always very charming and almost convincing in their ability to persuade one to think they have realized their mistake. This article is really short and does not explain enough but it does offer pretty insightful definitions and ideas about them. I also like the fact, that it introduces the daredevil good side of psychopathic individuals that pursue challenging careers and hobbies. This is something i have not thought of before. All in all, it is a fascinating read into an aspect of the human psyche.

  25. Vivian Ong on Jul 29, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short yet informative article about Psychopaths. It is good to read and know about the behaviour of the Psychopaths have so that we know how to handle these type of people when we come across one.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  26. Joey Tan on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    An interesting article. Thank you Rinpoche for published this article. I had learned about what is psychopathy and about the mind that matter which lead to the decision making as result of short term or long term. I am attracted about this statement too: “They’re not aliens,” Buckholtz concludes. “They’re people who make bad decisions.”

  27. Stella Cheang on Jul 28, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    It is interesting to read scientific findings that indicate the composition of our body affects our behavior. While it is not conclusive in the report that the behavior is acceptable, but the message “(psychopath) are just wired differently, and that in itself doesn’t necessarily make them evil or monsters – it just makes them different” somewhat gives an impression that their behavior is justified. It may be a break through to see more findings that decipher psychopath’s mind, but it is important for the researcher to maintain an impartial point of view. Afterall, there are irreparable damages done by psychopath whether they are wired differently or not.

  28. Lim Han Nee on Jul 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Psychopaths are people with a mental disorder. Studies show that their brains are wired differently/dysfunctionally. They appear to focus on short term gains and gratification, and ignore or overlook long term consequences.This attitude and outlook have been deeply habituated inside them. Their decisions are generally impulsive and reckless. The stronger the pull of short term gratification, the more reckless or impulsive they became. They appear to have no regard for self-preservation and give little thought to long term consequences of their actions. Their common traits are – a lack of empathy, emotionally detached, lack of conscience or distress over others’ suffering!

    There is in most of them a narcissistic attitude or frame of mind. They are mostly absorbed in themselves and their appearance . THey are extremely selfish and craving for admiration and attention. If you were their competitor in business, they don’t mind driving you to bankruptcy! However, the non-violent ones can be deployed to play incredibly useful roles in society – as surgeons,negotiators, spies , astronauts and the like.

    The thing is to train them to make good rather than bad decisions which bring more problems in the long run. The question is -how do we awaken compassion in them?

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    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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    9 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    10 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    10 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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