5 Ways To Keep Lyme Disease Out Of Your Yard

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There are simple ways to keep disease-carrying ticks off of your property and away from your blood.

Ticks are nasty little critters. Not only is your blood their preferred food, but in the process of sucking it, they can transmit Lyme disease into your system. This infection can produce headache, fever, and other unpleasant symptoms. Without proper Lyme disease treatment, the disease can linger on for years with a wide range of side effects from sore joints and memory problems to panic attacks and acid reflux, according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. It’s important to know How To Avoid Ticks In The Woods, but what about at home? While some lawn-lovers turn to chemical interventions to keep ticks out of their yards, there are natural tick repellents that will help protect your yard—and you.

 
1. Mow the Lawn

The Organic Way To Mow Your Lawn begins by getting rid of tall grass and brush, especially at the edge of your lawn, to eliminate ticks’ favorite hangout spots. Also clean up leaf litter, and instead of tossing grass clippings and leaves into the garbage, add them to your compost pile and use the rich soil amendment in your garden. After they dry, grass clippings make great mulch that can help keep weeds from sprouting and help the soil retain water.

 
2. Irritate Their Feet

Ticks don’t like to cross paths lined with wood chips or gravel. Think of it like humans walking over glass—not pleasant. Place a gravel or wood chip buffer zone between lawns and wooded areas to help keep ticks from crossing onto your property.

 
3. Stack Woodpiles Neatly

Ticks can often be found crawling around sloppy woodpiles in shaded areas. If you keep the wood neatly stacked and in a spot that gets some sun, it’ll dry out faster. Remember, moist, wooded areas are inviting for ticks, while sunny, dry conditions are not.

 
4. Repel With A Plant

While the chemical DEET is a good chemical tick repellent, it contains ingredients that can harm both you and the environment. If you must use chemical tick repellents, be sure to follow the instructions closely, but if you want to skip it, there are ways to learn How To Stay Bug Free Without Dangerous DEET. For instance, since you can’t douse your yard with DEET—nor would you want to—you might try planting American beauty-berry bushes. They’re handsome plants and the leaves have been shown to repel ticks.

 
5. Employ A Tick Eater

It’s not an option for everyone, but consider investing in a few chickens. Raising chickens not only provides you with fresh eggs, but they’ll also peck away at ticks on your property. If you go this route, make sure you research the proper food and shelter these birds need. Robins and some other ground-feeding backyard birds eat ticks, too, so a bird-friendly yard may help keep the tick population down. However, unfortunately, some birds actually carry ticks, so be sure to keep areas near bird feeders and birdbaths clear of brush and debris so any hitchhiking ticks are less likely to survive.

Source: http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/wellbeing/natural-tick-repellants-protect-your-yard

ABOUT LYME DISEASE

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease is found in forested areas of Asia, North-western, Central and Eastern Europe, although the non-profit Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) claims it has spread to other continents in over 80 countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the USA every year.

Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete (identified in 1981 by Willy Burgdorfer) and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Its name comes from the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme in Connecticut after a number of cases were diagnosed in 1975.

Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called ‘erythema chronicm migrans’ which can resemble a bullseye target. But what makes it difficult to fully diagnose and gauge the true number of cases is that not everyone develops this rash or even remembers they were bitten by a tick.

This, in turn, can lead to diagnostic errors, especially since the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease is also called ‘The Great Imitator’ because it can spread to almost every part of the body and ‘imitate’ the symptoms of other diseases. It has been misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and other auto-immune disorders.

There is currently no vaccine available to prevent Lyme disease. The best way to prevent the condition is to be aware of the risks when you visit areas where ticks are found and to take sensible precautions.

 

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Lyme Disease occurs regularly in Northern Hemisphere temperate regions. Apart from Europe and North America where this disease is prevalent, below are some cases worth noting:

Africa

Lyme disease in sub-Saharan Africa is presently unknown, but evidence indicates it may occur in humans in this region. The abundance of hosts and tick vectors would favor the establishment of Lyme infection in Africa. In East Africa, two cases of Lyme disease have been reported in Kenya.

Asia

B. burgdorferi sensu lato-infested ticks are being found more frequently in Japan, as well as in northwest China, Nepal, Thailand and far eastern Russia. Borrelia has also been isolated in Mongolia. Some cases have been diagnosed in Taiwan, Korea and India as well.

Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand

Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand have all reported isolated incidences of Lyme disease symptoms.

Canada

Owing to changing climate, the range of ticks able to carry Lyme disease has expanded from a limited area of Ontario to include areas of southern Quebec, Manitoba, northern Ontario, southern New Brunswick, south-west Nova Scotia and limited parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as British Columbia. Cases have been reported as far east as the island of Newfoundland.

Mexico

A 2007 study suggests Borrelia burgdorferi infections are endemic to Mexico, from four cases reported between 1999 and 2000.

South America

In South America, tick-borne disease recognition and occurrence is rising. In Brazil, a Lyme-like disease known as Baggio–Yoshinari syndrome was identified, caused by microorganisms that do not belong to the B. burgdorferi sensu lato complex and transmitted by ticks of the Amblyomma and Rhipicephalus genera. The first reported case of BYS in Brazil was made in 1992 in Cotia, São Paulo.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease

SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE INFECTION

Lyme Disease is one of 28 conditions that can be spread by ticks, and if left undiagnosed or untreated, it can quickly spread throughout the organs, the central nervous system and the brain, sometimes even before the ‘bulls-eye’ rash appears. Couple this with misdiagnoses and a lack of proper treatment, and the Lyme Disease Association says the following symptoms can develop:

Several days or weeks after a bite from an infected tick, a patient usually experiences flu-like symptoms such as aches and pains in muscles and joints, low-grade fever, and/or fatigue. But no organ is spared. Other possible symptoms include:

  • Jaw — pain, difficulty chewing
  • Bladder — frequent or painful urination, repeated “urinary tract infection”
  • Lung — respiratory infection, cough, asthma, pneumonia
  • Ear — pain, hearing loss, ringing, sensitivity to noise
  • Eyes — pain due to inflammation, sensitivity to light, sclerotic drooping of eyelid, conjunctivitis, blurring or double vision
  • Throat — sore throat, swollen glands, cough, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing
  • Neurological — headaches, facial paralysis, seizures, meningitis, stiff neck, burning, tingling, or prickling sensations, loss of reflexes, loss of coordination, MS-like syndrome.
  • Stomach — pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, anorexia
  • Heart — weakness, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, myocarditis, pericarditis, palpitations, heart blockage, enlarged heart, fainting, inflammation of muscle or membrane, shortness of breath, chest pain
  • Joint — arthralgias or arthritis, muscle inflammation and pain
  • Other Organs — liver infection, elevated liver enzymes, enlarged spleen, swollen testicles, irregular or ceased menses
  • Neuropsychiatric — mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, cognitive loss, memory loss, loss of appetite, mental deterioration, depression, disorientation, sleep disturbance
  • Pregnancy — miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, stillbirth
  • Skin — single or multiple rash, hives

The symptoms may occur in any combination, in any sequence, and over any time frame.

 

TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE

The frontline of primary treatment for Lyme Disease is the use of the antibiotic Doxycycline for one to four weeks, which is effective against the Borrelia spirochete bacterium and other infections spread by ticks. Other antibiotics may be used for children under the age of 8 and women who are pregnant or nursing.

If caught early, the prognosis is usually good, and depends on how long the tick was attached. It takes 36 to 48 hours for the bacteria to move from the ticks body to its saliva. A single dose of doxycycline given within 72 hours after the removal of a tick that’s engorged or has been attached for 36 hours may reduce the risk of developing Lyme Disease.

However, late diagnosis and treatment results in a more dismal picture. In 2005, a meta-analysis which studied results from a number of studies concluded that some late-stage Lyme Disease patients present a level of symptoms and physical disability on par with patients suffering from congestive heart failure.

 

MORE ABOUT LYME DISEASE

To find out more about Lyme Disease, you can visit:

1. LymeDisease.org
http://www.lymedisease.org/

Founded in 1989, LymeDisease.org advocates nationally for quality accessible healthcare for patients with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. We are committed to shaping health policy through advocacy, legal and ethical analysis, education, physician training and medical research.

2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/signs_symptoms/index.html

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

3. International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
http://www.ilads.org/

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is a non-profit advocacy group which advocates for greater acceptance of the controversial and unrecognized diagnosis “chronic Lyme disease”. ILADS was formed by advocates for the recognition of “chronic lyme disease” including physicians, patients and laboratory personnel, and has published alternative treatment guidelines and diagnostic criteria due to the disagreement with mainstream consensus medical views on Lyme disease.

Source: http://abled.com/2013/09/08/abledhealth-lymedisease-10x-bigger-threat/

 
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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 5, 2016 at 1:40 am

    The lyme disease is such a debilitating disease it seems there is no real cure to it.
    It can really screw with your life.

    So if one is out and about, do take precautions as per above and if one is bitten by a tick in the wild in temperate areas, do look for medical help ASAp, it may just prevent Lyme disease for you.

  2. Anne Ong on Aug 26, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Very interesting topic and really educational. I love topics which has to do with health and scenery from other countries,holy sites,architecture,archaeological. I have not heard about Lyme disease or maybe we are not aware of it. But i have heard about worm disease which was shared to me by my neighour and it was really disgusting experience.Nevertheless, it is really good to read and have more general knowledge.And what we can do to prevent this horrible disease.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very informative article with us.

  3. samfoonheei on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Well i have not heard of Lyme disease before . It really opened my eyes to know more about it and to be more careful if one is bitten and whats the next step to do.This article is very helpful in away to those who have not heard of it .I will share with my friends to let them know .
    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  4. Joy Kam on Jul 6, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I have never ever heard of Lyme disease up until someone from overseas who came to visit us many years back. I must admit it, he looked really really drained and moody from this disease.

    I don’t think we have it here in Malaysia, maybe because we have the hot seasons that dries them out? However, it sure sounds like a very scary disease to have because it will just mess up your life!

    In all honesty I believe it is karma… if you are meant to get a tick on you (sucking your blood and giving you this disease), you’re meant to get it.

    Nevertheless, it is really good to know what we can do to prevent this horrible disease. It’s amazing the diversity of the subjects that are being posted here on Rinpoche blog. There’s always something we can all learn.

  5. Lin Mun on Jul 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I have not heard of Lyme disease. Thanks for sharing about this and provided detail info on prevention, symptoms and treatment.

    Since tick is so tiny, a lot of people many not even know he or she were bitten. Furthermore the symptoms is so easily diagnose. Hopefully, when people are aware of the prevention, it’ll lessen the exposure of such cases.

  6. Julien on Jul 1, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Personally I have found ticks to be quite scary little creatures. Not only are their appearances scary as they are so tiny yet deadly, but the fact that they can cause such big negative effects alarms me. Something so small can cause something so big. How ironic.

    I may not have a yard or a garden for ticks to infest as I stay in a condominium, but these tips and tricks to prevent ticks from infiltrating can be quite useful. Obviously the first suggestion about mowing your lawn is probably the easiest method and most simple to execute. But lets not talk about the most simple. Lets talk about the most interesting. Because that is always the entertaining part. The method of investing in chickens for your property came to me as a surprise and was frankly quite funny. I would have never thought of it. But after reading the article it makes perfect sense. AND, not only would you have a tick-eating machine roaming your grounds, but you would have an animal friend. More company in your home. Although i can imagine that chickens can be quite annoying..

    Thank you for sharing this article with us Rinpoche. It was very interesting to read and I hope that it benefits many people in reducing the chances of attracting any ticks and therefore attracting diseases.

  7. Pastor David Lai on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I used to know someone who had Lyme disease and honestly, before that, I have never heard of it. It sounded really exotic and even after asking, didn’t quite get what it is. What I did know was that once you catch Lyme disease, you can not get healed completely from it.

    Although it may not be fatal but it is quite a hassle because you have a whole lifetime of health problems set out for you. Although I have never heard of Lyme disease in Malaysia but this goes to show how much proper hygiene and cleanliness is so important for our health and can save one from such unnecessary health problems.

  8. nut on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Frequently it bite dogs: Ixodes_ricinus population grows in recent years so much that have child and dog can be dangerous ? Lyme have reemissions many times after even years can back, and is associated with other illnesses too. In 2016 year one lady from countryside told me that Corylus avellana tree (i like this nut) so that tree is associated very strongly with fresh many ticks habitat (mean in this tree ticks are many asciatied to good live)

  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 27, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I have heard of Lyme disease but never paid much attention to it until now as I thought it’s a disease that occurs only in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. I was so wrong.

    There are cases of Lyme disease in Asia, mostly in Japan, followed by Northwest China, as well as Taiwan, Korea and India so this is definitely something I need to pay attention to.

    Since prevention and control of Lyme disease mainly rely on individual
    and community measures to reduce the probability of tick bite, these 5 tips are very helpful and we should share it with many. There is also no vaccine for Lyme disease, which makes it worse.

  10. Lucy Yap on Jun 27, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Pet owners are most likely to encounter ticks at some point. Tick bites are often harmless, in which case they do not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, some tick bites can be dangerous or even deadly.Now I know that it is important to learn how to recognize ticks, symptoms of tick-borne illnesses, and what to do if a tick bites especially when I have a pet dog at home.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the five prevention methods and this educative article.

  11. Stella Cheang on Jun 26, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Usually diseases transmitted through tiny beings are the deadliest. Ticks are so tiny, almost undetectable by naked eyes, yet the disease they bring about is lethal and far-reaching. Fortunately we can keep ticks away by deploying the 5 methods shared here. Thank you Rinpoche for this informative article.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  12. Beatrix Ooi on Jun 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    It’s scary how such a small tick can lead to so many complications and illnesses. If you have pets at home, you’d most likely find ticks pretty much everywhere, they are not easy to kill and of course we can prevent killing them by keeping the household tick-free.

    Ticks are everywhere, they can be in the grass, on the couch, on our bed so most importantly for pet owners, we have to ensure that when out pets go out and play, we have to clean and check them thoroughly after that.

  13. Sofi on Jun 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Its amazing how a small tick bite could bring on so many life threatening diseases. I did know that the tick bite is dangerous but had not known it was the Lyme disease. The picture helps us to look out for the symptoms but the article says that by the time its visible, the disease could have spread. Scary!
    I was actually bitten by a tick 2 months ago but I felt the prick of its bite and removed it immediately. Knowing of the diseases it brings, I will most certainly be more alert and share this article to share that awareness with others. I am surprise that chickens are actually tick eaters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this article and helping us learn more of the disease that could be at our doorstep.

  14. JP on Jun 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the info on Lyme disease. It’s very common in the US and everyone is very careful during the summer especially when there are deer roaming around at the back yard. Fortunately I’ve not heard of anyone in Malaysia getting Lyme disease. Regardless, it’s better to be aware of it and take precautions.

    I know of a person who has this disease and he’s easily tired out all the time. It’s difficult for him to stay awake all the time. So taking several naps a day is what he does and can be rather disruptive at work.

    This is all part of our negative karma manifesting. We never know when we’ll be sick and our life takes a 360 degree change.

  15. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:25 am

    The Lyme Disease is very scary. No matter how young or old you are the effect can deeply affect one’s life.

    Ticks are very far spread, and we should protect ourselves with long trousers, long-sleeves shirts and boots or closed shoes, when doing gardening work or walking through the forest.

    The 5 ways to prevent ticks in our yard are definitely helpful and we should apply them to keep ticks out.

    Thank You,
    Pastor Antoinette

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    Some of the artwork, which took hours to create, even won Rinpoche prizes at school. For his artwork, Rinpoche used a variety of mediums; some of the Buddha images would be painted and others would be coloured with crayons or magic markers. Once finished, Rinpoche would also wrap some of the drawings with Saran Wrap (cling wrap) plastic and attach a string to them, before passing the images out to friends and relatives to wear for blessings and protection.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/32Y12T2
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 08:11 PM
    It is great that Kechara Puja House is offering pet funeral service. This will give comfort to the pet owners as they can do something beneficial for their pets. After the funeral rite is performed, the owner can continue to help the pets to accumulate merits by making offerings to the 3 Jewels and dedicate the merits to them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dog-funerals-held-by-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 04:05 PM
    Stephon Marbury is an American former basketball player who played for NBA All Star in 2001 and 2003. The Two-time NBA All-Star embraced China after accepting China offer and turned his career and life around. Even though thousands of miles away from his former life in America , leaving everything behind. Through a series of remarkable games and scripted events he became one of the most beloved people in China. Stephon Marbury went from NBA outcast to Chinese legend and left behind a complicated legacy in the NBA. He is the first foreign celebrity to receive permanent residency in China.
    He never give up even though he did failed in his career with NBA and embracing China was the right choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.
    Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in our life, so never give up in whatever we do…..

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stephon-marbury-embraces-china.html

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Third 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)
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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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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. 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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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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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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