Driving in West Hollywood today

Mar 16, 2014 | Views: 1,303

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014. I was in West Hollywood today on my own. I was re-familiarizing myself with driving again. I stopped in a place to have a slice of pizza on Hollywood Blvd. While there I saw a young homeless girl walk in to buy a slice too. She didn’t have enough money, so she asked other people in the pizza shop for just one dollar. They ignored her and the owner was telling her to stop begging the customers. I offered her the dollar and a drink. She got her pizza and sat to eat and she kept talking to herself. I looked over to see what else she might have needed. She wanted to use the bathroom too. So I got the key from the owner for myself to use (the restrooms are locked) and kept the door open for the girl so she can use it hoping the owner wouldn’t notice. The owner of the pizza place did not notice I was glad. I don’t think the owner wanted her to use the restroom.

I also noticed some other homeless people outside the pizza shop. One guy was in a wheelchair around 30+ years old with his lovely loyal adorable dog. I went and bought hot food and cold drinks for him and his dog. I got nice food for the doggie. When I gave the food to the gentle man in the wheelchair, he folded his hands and looked me in the eye and thanked me. I was humbled. I gave him some extra money for tomorrow too.

After giving the man in the wheelchair food, I saw a older gentleman sitting on a bus stop across the street. Totally disheveled. Very unwashed. Extremely skinny. And just staring down on the ground. It broke my heart. You can see this man has been on the streets homeless for years. I went to buy sandwiches and drinks for him. I was a little apprehensive to walk up to him because in the past some of them being on the streets so long, do not know how to react when you give them food. Some will scream really loud at you or just run away fast. But anyways, I thought it doesn’t matter, let me try. I did some prayers on the way to him. I prayed I can always give food to many others in the future. I don’t like to see animals and humans hungry. I walked toward the man sitting at the bus stop, when I offered him the food, he looked at me lucidly and THANKED ME. I was glad he would eat and accept these items from me. I gave him the food and drinks and described to him what I purchased for him and I apologized to him that I had a home and he didn’t.

I drove home without getting too lost and feeling really happy I did something useful today for someone else. As the sun started to set, during my drive I know those three people will be full at least for tonight.

I will continue doing this. I never get ‘tired’ of giving food to people and animals. I pray I can do it big scale and influence many others to do the same around here as there are a lot of homeless in Los Angeles.

I had a good drive all over West Hollywood. Some areas brought me memories of when I was a teenager growing up here. I will go practice driving more, ‘explore’ Hollywood and find more homeless people.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Lin Mun on Feb 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Rinpoche is very kind and compassionate. Always help those in need no matter where. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing so can inspire us to be ready to help anytime and anywhere.

  2. Hee TS on Dec 1, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    仁波切總是以身作則。每时每刻心里只有其他人及学生们(或動物)不求回报,唯一關心的福祉。這真是我们该学習的高尚行为,也提醒大家,别只停留在理義中,忘了付諸行动的重要性。感谢仁波切的身教。

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    That is the mark of a bodhisattva who is always concerned about people 24 hours all the time. Thinking of ways to help them make the better or make them grow.

  4. Lucas Roth on Apr 24, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Rinpoche is so giving and always cares for other beings. He is so loving to everything and we do owe him so many things. Thank you for always being there for them Rinpoche.

  5. Junior on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you for showing us what compassion and kindness.

  6. AdelineTan on Mar 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Rinpoche always shows us the example of caring for others wherever He goes. Whenever Rinpoche sees hungry and homeless people on the streets He will buy food and drinks for them and not only this, Rinpoche also brings along dog food in his car so that whenever He sees the hungry stray dogs looking for food He will stop by to feed them while He was in Malaysia. Hope that some generous and caring people in the States can start a soup kitchen there after reading this heartwarming and touching post. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Felix Kong on Mar 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Rinpoche always help others no matter is in what places, day time or night time. Is inspire me that happiness is come from giving help and care for others tirelessly, feel touching when they are happy and thanks to you at the moment.

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing.

  8. Carmen K on Mar 25, 2014 at 3:20 am

    It was nice reading this post, because it feels as if you are there with Rinpoche. Regardless of who they are, animal or human, or how they look, what state they are in, where they are, Rinpoche’s kindness, generosity and wanting to serve others does not dwindle. If anyone is in need, and crosses paths with Rinpoche, Rinpoche will help, through giving food, donating, sponsoring, secretly doing prayers for them, lighting a candle or two..whatever it may be, it doesn’t go past Rinpoche without a prayer. Ive witnessed it countless of times.

    Even when people have turned around and hurt Rinpoche, it doesn’t stop Rinpoche from caring for them and wishing the best for them in his prayers.

    Thank for your this post, Rinpoche, and thank you for showing us what compassion, kindness, and bodhicitta is again and again.

  9. Wei Theng on Mar 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.
    It’s compassion in action and living examples for us to follow.
    I hope there will be Kechara Soup Kitchen in LA & all over the world to send food & warm to homeless.

  10. Darren Kecha on Mar 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    A place like Hollywood also have homeless and poor, Rinpoche never stop to help not just people he knows but anyone who come across him. Thank you Rinpoche, u inspire and motivate me again. 🙂

  11. Graceleong on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I really hope Rinpoche’s wish to have a soup kitchen in LA will manifest soon as there are many homeless in that city. On top of that it will attract many volunteers to participate and practice loving kindness towards others. As Rinpoche has mentioned before,when we volunteer in a soup kitchen the extend of benefiting others do not stop at the point of the homeless client only. This practice of loving kindness extends beyond that when volunteers learn from this generous acts and extends it to their families and friends. It may seem like a small act of virtue but the effects can multiply when the motivation and effort increases. Thank you dear Rinpoche for showing us the simplest actions of virtue that can bring so many benefits to many.

  12. Uncle Eddie on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Fanstastically, the experiences of sufferings can teach us more about compassion and can also influence us to feel more helpful towards the unfortunates, as in the case of Rinpoche in his famous “The Promise” Book, which he has quoted, “I know what the homeless feel – apart from the embarrasment and the shame, there’s the hunger and the cold. In some places where I slept, there would be frost. When I woke up, I’ll be shivering at the roadsides, in a cardboard box, or whatever”. It was this lonely experiences of being homeless, hungry and alone that inspired Rinpoche henceforth to always give food to the homeless and needy; this strong wish continues on till today and has propelled the extraordinary growth of the community action group of Kechara Soup Kitchen! True compassion is to develop such a mind to learn to live, as Lord Buddha put it “With sympathy for all living beings without exception”, just as what Rinpoche has shown us in this meaningful Blog! Thank you, Rinpoche for your kind sharing! Om mani padme hung.

  13. Shelly tai on Mar 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the Way to benefits every single being in any moment of our life, we should train our mind to think of others more than our self especially those who are weak and helpless. Whenever we get to help someone or feeding the animals I feel really relief because at least for today that person or that animal do not need to suffer from hunger .

  14. Mavis Yeh on Mar 18, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and being a role model for us. I hope to do the same when I meet a homeless next time.

  15. wansan on Mar 18, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I agree with Beatrix. Rinpoche walks the talk! Rinpoche always and constantly thinks for others wherever He goes. That night Rinpoche was sure that the three person He helped will be full at least for the night. Rinpoche always shows us examples of being compassion and caring for others. Many of us always have the why and how questions in our mind about the homeless but we never think of their feeling of actually living on the streets. All of them have their own stories to be told. Rinpoche only sees them as someone who’s living on the streets, cold, alone and hungry. Hence the motto of KSK “Hunger know no barriers”. Whoever it is, whatever their reasons are, Rinpoche just wanna be assure that all of them are not left hungry for the night. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us this compassionate act.

  16. beatrix ooi on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    This may sound cliche but its the truth, Rinpoche has been spending HIS whole life helping others in need. Through this whole article, we know that Rinpoche never stops helping others, although its only a few at a time, but at least 4 lives Rinpoche helped the other day, didn’t have to feel hungry for the day. Rinpoche doesn’t just talk, HE walks the talk.

  17. Karen Gan on Mar 17, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Rinpoche’s love and compassion are everywhere to everyone. Every homeless has their own story behind them,regardless what it is,we should try our very best to show our care. A small contribution from us may mean a lot to them. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  18. terri on Mar 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I wish you well in LA. i want to visit you so bad LOL I live up in norcali. I hope to visit soon. I was once homeless and all alone in LA too. I still have a long way to go. I am living on rice and canned beans at the moment. My computer broke and i cant afford to replace it so i try to read your blog on my gaming console. But I am grateful to be in my little apartment. If you stay in LA on a permanent basis I will consider relocating back to socal. I dont really care for the valley cuz its so hot and dusty but i love Long Beach and all its ghetto weirdness. LOL Your teaching gave me so much hope when I was alone and in shelters and stuff. Thank you so much.

  19. May Ong on Mar 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    The act of helping others has never stopped Rinpoche, where he goes. He could be in Nepal, India, Malaysia, Thailand, New York or Los Angeles and he would notice that someone needs help and he would go out to help without hesitation. It is just in his cells, brain, himself, thoughts and mind – always benefiting others.

    It is the act of putting action into words to bring relieve to others, although temporary.

  20. Kien Wong on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    We always simply think too much on some beggar. Whether they are the real beggar or want to cheat someone money. While come to do charity, we should have clear intention to help. But to question much question like that.
    Thanks Rinpoche showing us the kindness of helping others. I think we should pray and thankful to have the ability to help others more now and also in future.

  21. Maylin on Mar 17, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for all you have done for the homeless in Malaysia and I hope you will be able to help those in LA soon.

    • Ruby Khong on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Dear Maylin, Nice to see you on Rinpoche’s blog. Rinpoche serves the homeless regardless of which country he is in. In fact, when we started Kechara’s soup kitchen in Malaysia, Rinpoche told us that he has one condition for us , that is, we must serve without discrimination. Rinpoche quoted that “if you X-rayed the stomach of a hungry person, it does not show his age, gender, religion nor race. It just shows a hungry stomach.” Hence our motto” Hunger Knows No Barriers.

  22. Pastor Adeline on Mar 17, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Genuine act of care is what we always see and get from our Guru, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, unconditionally. He never care & expect anything in return. His sole motivation has always been for the benefit of others. Because he cares genuinely, it never stops him from doing so regardless where he is. The care just comes naturally.

  23. Wendy Loh on Mar 17, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Compassion conquers all and knows no boundaries. Thank you, Rinpoche for being a light wherever Rinpoche goes.

  24. bengkooi on Mar 17, 2014 at 12:26 am

    From the smallest to the biggest examples, Rinpoche shows us the way to PRACTICE dharma, to live it. More than just the occasional extension of help for someone less fortunate, Rinpoche helps others on a daily basis. I’ve seen it with my own eyes and there is no better example than Rinpoche of someone who has achieved bodhicitta.

    When we were in Kathmandu over 4 years ago, Rinpoche drove past the KAT animal shelter and decided to visit. Upon seeing the work they do and the struggles they faced with funding, RInpoche spontaneously decided to sponsor their entire wishlist plus a couple of kennels. Not only that, Rinpoche personally went shopping for their wishlist himself! Read more about it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html

  25. Lucas Roth on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind and he always gives. People are so lucky if they have stumbled a pun him and he helps them. Thank you Rinpoche for always being there to help us. I hope Rinpoche has a great time in America.

  26. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Rinpoche also care for others no matter who u are, where u from without barriers towards all sentient beings…

    Salute to Rinpoche endless care and love, may Rinpoche always stable health and continue turn the wheel of Dharma hence more and more students and friends able to connect to Dharma and Rinpoche teaching just like how KSK started…

    Thanks KSK teams in KL, JB, Kuantan and Indonesia that realize Rinpoche wishes to care for homeless!

  27. Low KHJB on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing .I am glad that Rinpoche is adapting well to the environment there in Hollywood.For those who is fortunate enough to cross path with Rinpoche would at least experience solace that had been long forgotten. Rinpoche would treat all living beings as equal and no one deserve to suffer in any way.
    May the Tsem Rinpoche Foundation able to set up a Soup Kitchen in those area to raise awareness to help those homeless to be sheltered and those hungry be fed.May the act of compassion and generosity generated be spontaneous and contagious.

  28. Tommie on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Your kindness Know no end. Your heart is boundless. Your compassion embraces all beings. I have no doubts in the limitless Buddha.

  29. Jennifer on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Very touched with Rinpoche write up on this particular explore of the day. Rinpoche consistently shows us by example to give and share kindness with others that are less fortunate than ourselves. How Rinpoche would go out of the way to help others is amazing. May we all extend ourselves in our action to follow in our Guru’s footsteps to do more to benefit others!

  30. Jill Yam on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Rinpoche never stopped helping those in need. He knows how it felt to be hungry and cold. That’s how Rinpoche was inspired to set up Kechara Soup Kitchen to feed the many homeless here in KL. Hunger knows no boundaries!

  31. Han on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Rinpoche never stops helping homeless and animals regardless of time and venue.
    From this article what strike me the most was when Rinpoche mentioned ” I gave him the food and drinks and described to him what I purchased for him and I apologized to him that I had a home and he didn’t.” I never thought of APOLOGIZED to a homeless in this manner until I read this article. Thank you Rinpoche for this precious teaching.

  32. Edward ooi on Mar 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I know it is quite hard to get permit in USA to open a Soup Kitchen and after that we will also have trouble raising funds but, I think it’s a good to open one. Because there are many homeless people in this world. And it’s better to do our best than doing nothing and giving up. I hope that KSK is able to have more branches in this world. Therefore, less people will starve.

  33. Wylfred on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    The compassionate actions done by Rinpoche really touched me. Although what we can help is not much, but the care mean a thousand to the homeless peoples.

    Thanks

  34. PB on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
    I feel I am so lucky as compared to them… But I always take it for granted..
    I will try to be less selfish, have more compassion to help others.

    Thank you

  35. Sofi on Mar 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us wt ur action of kindness. A simple sharing that means so much 2 others (the homeless will not b hungry 4 a day n most importantly, warm wt the thought that someone who cared).

  36. Gim Lee on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    This is our beloved Rinpoche that we all know. Yes I agreed with Benji, Rinpoche IS Bodhisattva(Quanyin P’usa).

    Rinpoche’s compassion is constant, spontaneous and without conditions.

    Rinpoche had always lead by examples. He taught us by his actions; the true meaning of compassion, he shows us how to care for others, to be alert and mindful of others’ needs, to be considerate and attentive, and always extending helps to all without any discrimination or conditions…

    The three homeless obvious have good merits to have met and helped by Rinpoche. Beside the foods and drinks, they actually received Rinpoche’s prayers and blessings.

    Here in Malaysia we have the Kechara Soup Kitchen to do the service of caring for the homeless around Kuala Lumpur. Rinpoche had started it almost the same way like this. I am sure Rinpoche will be doing more for the homeless in Los Angeles.

    • Gim Lee on Mar 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      My apology, I forgot to mention, Kechara Soup Kitche had expanded its service to homeless in Penang, Johor Baru, Kuantan and cross the border to Indonesia too.

  37. Adrian Chow on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. Yes, at least some of them won’t be feeling hungry for a night. I guess no one in this world would want to be living on the street if they were given a choice but whatever the reason is it’s not by choice. They must have felt the aura, positive and compassion energy when Rinpoche approached them and giving them food.

    With folded hands, Thank you Rinpoche.

  38. Angelshooi on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Rinpoche’s care and loving kindness for others has never stops! In Malaysia Rinpoche has established Kechara Soup Kitchen(KSK) in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuantan, Johor and other states to feed the homeless. KSK is also one of the departments of Kechara Organization.

    During when Rinpoche was in Malaysia, Rinpoche also goes out very often with some of His students to give food to others and feed dogs too. Wherever places Rinpoche goes, He will never stops giving gifts, foods and help others.

    I thank Rinpoche for His great kindness and compassion towards all sentient beings! I am very blessed and proud to be one of His students!

  39. Ruby Khong on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    This was how Kechara’s soup kitchen in Malaysia started. Back in 2006, whenever Rinpoche goes to town, he would buy freshly cooked food to give to the homeless he comes across. After weeks of doing so, Rinpoche told a small group of his students to do so. We started with 20 packets of halal food with a few volunteers. Today, our soup kitchen serves 10,000 hungry stomachs every month from KL to Penang, Kuantan, Johor Bahru AND Jakarta. Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life join us weekly in this beneficial activity in all these cities.

    This service to serve food to the homeless actually started way before Rinpoche came to Malaysia. In India, Rinpoche often serves the poor too; giving food to poor families in the camps and homeless for years. Like JP said, Rinpoche also bought a lot of food for the homeless when he was in NYC and now LA. All these homeless who were so fortunate to cross path with Rinpoche not only went to sleep with a warm,full stomach but received a blessing too. May they in all their future lives come under the protection of the Three Jewels and be able to practice the Dharma.

  40. benji on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Rinpoche is a wish-fulfilling jewel really; he IS Quanyin P’usa; and a big bright shining star, BLAZING THE TRAIL(showing us how to be kind and compassionate).

  41. KH Ng on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Rinpoche is really a shinning example of what compassion and loving kindness is about. It is not just the grand schemes and projects but just simple day to day acts of kindness can count daily.

    Thank you Rinpoche!

  42. Patsy on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Rinpoche caught us by surprise by going out all by himself and we were all very worried as Rinpoche has not driven for a long time. Moreover, Rinpoche was not feeling well as he had a fever the previous night.

    We were very happy that Rinpoche came back not too late as there were no street lights leading to where we stay. I am happy to know that Rinpoche had a good drive all over West Hollywood besides feeding the homeless and giving some blessings and hope to the less fortunate out on the streets.

  43. henry ooi on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Wherever and whenever Tsem Rinpoche chanced upon a homeless person or a stray animal, Rinpoche always do his best they are fed.Some people may say the homeless deserved it and that they are too lazy to get a decent job. Well, it is wrong to judge not knowing why. Rinpoche knows how it feels like to be homeless, he was once homeless. Everyone needs food and Rinpoche does his best to provide without asking why. That is compassion.

  44. jp on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Rinpoche never stops helping people in need. When we were in New York city a few months ago, Rinpoche saw a homeless person with his dog. Rinpoche went to ask him whether he’d like any food. He said yes. So Rinpoche, Seng Piow and I went to a nearest shop to buy him and his dog some hot food and drinks. Then we went to a pharmacy to buy him winter gloves, dried and canned dog food.

    The person was very relieved and thankful that he received so much from Rinpoche, especially the gloves because it was extremely cold. When Rinpoche noticed that he was opened to Buddhism because he showed us a card of Buddha, Rinpoche immediately gave him the Buddha pendant Rinpoche was wearing so that he can be blessed and protected all the time.

    • lewkwanleng on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Rinpoche always lead by example. Day in day out, He is only concern about other peoples (or animals) well being.

      Before meeting Rinpoche, I felt that Buddhism is too idealistic and so difficult to practice and all the teachings seems so “far” away. After meeting Rinpcohe and seeing Him in action, I learnt that Buddhism can be practiced everyday… and apparently, it is the way 🙂

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    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is perhaps one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden. In this incarnation, he is said to have made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa, thus laying the foundation for Dorje Shugden to manifest later, in another incarnation.

    Duldzin, which is an abbreviation of Dulwa Zinpa, literally means “Vinaya Holder” in Tibetan. This is actually a title bestowed upon him in recognition of his pure monkhood and incredible knowledge and understanding of the Vinaya texts — scriptures that contain teachings by Lord Buddha on monastic discipline.

    Read more about Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen at http://bit.ly/2lUdNwQ
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:36 PM
    Prayer wheels, a common part of Tibetan Buddhist paraphernalia, are often underrated by those new to Buddhism. Tibetans, however, believe that spinning prayer wheels (the bigger the better) is a powerful way of generating tremendous amounts of merit necessary for spiritual awakening and that installing prayer wheels in a place is an immensely effective way to transform the environment.

    Read more about prayer wheel at http://bit.ly/2kFxw3b
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:25 PM
    In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle; His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

    Bottles are provided for people to collect the water for their personal use. Some suggested uses for the consecrated water include:

    Consumption by the sick to heal the body and clear the mind of negative emotions
    Consumption by the dying to clear the mind in preparation for the final journey
    Giving to heal stray animals and pets
    Giving to dying or deceased animals in order to implant blessings and Dharma imprints to surface in future lives
    Sprinkling on new Buddha statues and shrines as an act of consecration

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mo2ltB
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:28 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura is one of the most iconic landmarks in Japan. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue , that’s attracted many thousands of tourists and locals yearly. Been the second largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. Wow it seem that the Great Buddha of Kamakura has a long and illustrious history, reflected in its architectural legacy, especially its numerous shrines and temples. Truly amazing having gone through many disaster yet it still remind to this day with many renovation done to restore the beauty. Have not been to Japan before but have heard many stories regarding the beauty of this amazing statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-love-kamakura-buddha-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:27 PM
    In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Offerings such as objects such as a lit candle or butter lamp, burning incense, flowers, food, fruit, water or drinks. Each material offerings is imbued representing each different symbolic meanings . Example the lighting of a candle or an butter lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance while the burning of incense represents the fragrant scent of morality and so on.
    Great knowledge and teachings from this post , explaining with details the importance of offerings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-note-on-offerings-by-panchen-otrul-rinpoche.html?
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for having made a Wealth Box in the beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). It will attracts powerful energies of abundance and to attract the resources as well for the growth and expansion of Kechara Forest Retreat . We are fortunate and have the rare opportunity able to take part in this an extremely meritorious Dharma activity. Many thousands have seen benefited from this.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/get-involved-in-the-wealth-box-project-in-kfr.html?
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:39 PM
    Truly an amazing and informative article that every parent should read.This school does not focus just the academic results but it also emphasises on living in harmony with our environment.

    The design concept for Green School is simply superb having constructed with bamboo,local grass and renewable resources.Thank you very much for sharing such a good article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kF3oF5
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:34 PM
    I am not surprised to know that trees are good to the human’s body. I remember my grandparents used to live in a village where there was a lot of green, not so much concrete and traffic, they were healthy and seldom sick. I like to live there too because the air was very fresh.

    In the cities where there are fewer trees, people tend to get sick easily due to pollutant caused by vehicles, industrial waste, etc. It is proven that trees are a good provider of oxygen and they can absorb and filter pollutants. Many metropolitan cities in Europe have started to plant more trees and they have a plan to grow more trees in the city for the wellbeings of the residents.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:07 PM
    Malaysia has visitors from all over the world as our country here is beautiful, peaceful and diverse. I am fortunate to be in Malaysia with wonderful friends here too. So many people from all over the world visit our Kechara stalls, outlets and Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. They really are happy to invite Dorje Shugden home with them along with his prayers, photo, poster, mantra and information booklet. Many of them return and or contact to tell us their wishes has been fulfilled when they sincerely pray to World Peace Buddha protector Dorje Shugden. It makes me so happy to benefit others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lU7XLM
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:02 PM
    Arya Nagarjuna was a famous Mahasiddha, Buddhist philosopher, and alchemist who was born 400 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana.

    He is known for establishing the Middle Path (Madhyamaka) Buddhist tradition, making gold to fulfil the needs of the Sangha, and retrieving the Prajnaparamita Sutra from the Naga realm.

    Read more about him here http://bit.ly/2kkUDQa
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:51 PM
    Today, the practical applications of Einstein’s theories include the development of the television, remote control devices, automatic door openers, lasers, and DVD-players. Recognized as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Century” in 1999, Einstein’s intellect, coupled his strong passion for social justice and dedication to pacifism, left the world with infinite knowledge and pioneering moral leadership. So was his passion for Buddhism and its teachings. Today we present you Einstein’s world famous quotes on Buddhism that will be of a great value to understand how much the Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart.

    Read his quote at http://bit.ly/2lRoRea
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:36 PM
    An Introduction To The Buddha Form And Iconography

    In this book, Tsem Rinpoche introduces us to a rich range of Buddha forms, providing basic information to kindle our interest in the iconography of statues –their postures, gestures and mudras, the ornaments and the implements they hold. Each one of these is a symbolic teaching in itself. Indeed the entire iconography, colour and pose of each Buddha statue combined presents a path to ultimate enlightenment.

    Read more to understand the Buddha’s icongraphy at http://bit.ly/2kEQxCP

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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
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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!
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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
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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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
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    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.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    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
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    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
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    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.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    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.
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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