Natural flavored water

Jan 7, 2013 | Views: 39,200

Dear students and friends,

This morning, I came across this wonderful website that teaches you how to make flavored water using fruits and herbs. I thought that I’d give it a try… The Ladrang made these drinks for me, and I particularly like the watermelon and pineapple flavored water. I thought that I’d share this recipe with everyone here as it is a much healthier option than drinking soda water or soft drinks.

Do give the recipes a try – it is extremely quick and easy! You can even make it in bulk to last you for 3 days, so it saves a lot of time. I wish all my students and friends to have great health always. Share with everyone in the comment section below if you’ve tried any other different combinations of fruits and herbs!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Pictures of flavor water made by the Ladrang

William and Bryan made these for me this morning. I had some of it when I woke up this morning… very nice.

 

The fruit drinks are kept chilled so that it stays fresh.

 


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How To Make Naturally Flavored Water

Supplies needed:

  • Fruit – Whatever kind you like (except bananas); make sure it’s good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor. Use all kinds of citrus and berries. Pineapple and watermelon work well for flavoring water. 
  • Herbs – These are optional, but many herbs are a surprising complement to fruit flavors; almost any herb will work depending on your personal preference
  • Jars or pitchers – Use 2 quart mason jars primarily, but any 2 quart pitcher will do. Fruit infusion pitcher is another option if you think you’ll be making infused waters regulary; a very easy, tidy way to strain fruit from water.
  • Muddler or wooden spoon for mashing fruit and herbs
  • Ice
  • Water – Use filtered water, but regular tap water is fine if it is hygienic.

 

Fresh or Frozen fruits

When in season, it is preferably to use fresh fruit. However, when fruit is out of season, the fresh version can be tart or flavorless. Because fruit that is to be frozen is picked at the peak of ripeness, it is often the better option for the best flavor, sweetness, and nutrients. This is especially in the case with berries and peaches.

 

A variety of fresh herbs. 

Use whatever herbs you like or happen to have on hand. It’s surprising how well they blend with most fruit flavors, and they amp up the refreshing factor of the water. Mint is the most obvious herb choice. Basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender, and tarragon; all good.

You can combine most fruits and herbs according to your favorite flavors and what you have on hand in your fridge. Here you will learn how to make 5 flavor combos. You can take it from there, creating endless flavor combos of your own.

 

Quantities

The quantities in the flavored water recipes are all for 2 quart jars or pitchers. You can adjust the quantity according to the jar size. 

 

Recipe

Fruit Flavored Water

1) All Citrus Flavored Water – adds refreshing tartness to water

What you need: 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon, 1 two quart jar, wooden spoon, ice, filtered water

Slice 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. Add to jar, press and twist with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Press enough to release some of the juices, but don’t pulverize the fruit into pieces. Fill the jar with ice. Pour in water to the top. Stir it with the handle of a wooden spoon or a chopstick. Put a lid on it, put it in the fridge, and chill. 

You can drink it right away, but the flavor intensifies if it’s made an hour or two ahead. It’s even better the next day. 24 hours later straight from the fridge, the ice still hasn’t melted completely. The ice at the top serves as a sieve so that you can pour the flavored water without getting fruit bits in your glass.

 

2. Raspberry Lime Flavored Water – beautiful color and mildly tart

What you need: 2 limes, generous amount of raspberry, muddler, 1 two quart jar, ice, filtered water

Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add raspberries. Press and twist with a muddler to release some of the juices (don’t pulverize the fruit). Fill the jar with ice, then add water to the top. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.

 

Flavored Water with Fruits and Herbs

3) Pineapple Mint Flavored Water – a hint of minty sweetness

What you need: Mint leaves, some pineapple, 1 two quart jar, muddler, ice, filtered water.

Add a sprig of mint to the jar–you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar. Muddle the mint–the goal is to bruise the leaves and release their flavor–don’t pulverize them into bits. Add pineapple pieces, press and twist with the muddler to release juices. Add ice to the top and then water. Stir, cover, and refrigerate. 

 

4) Blackberry Sage Flavored Water – subtle, refreshing flavor

What you need: Sage leaves, blackberry, muddler, ice, filtered water, 1 two quart jar.

Add sage leaves to jar and bruise with a muddler. Add blackberries; press and twist with muddler to release their juices. Fill jar with ice cubes, add water to the top, stir, cover and refrigerate.

5) Watermelon Rosemary Flavored Water – lovely flavor combo

What you need: Rosemary leaves, watermelon, 1 two quart jar, muddler, ice, filtered water

Add a sprig of rosemary to jar and muddle gently (rosemary releases a strong flavor without much muddling). Add watermelon cubes; twist and press gently to release juices. Fill jar with ice cubes, add water to the top, stir, cover and refrigerate.

 

All five flavored water:

How long will they keep? 

Put a lid on them, put them in fridge, and they will keep for up to 3 days. It only takes a few minutes to make several varieties to keep on hand. No more boring water!

 

Pour into a glass.

When there’s still ice left in the jar, it will filter out the fruit/herb bits as you pour the water into a glass. After the ice melts, if you don’t want to drink fruit bits along with the water, use a small wire strainer to remove them as you pour the water into your drinking glass. UPDATE: Another option is to use a sprout strainer lid made to fit wide mouth mason jars.

 

Sweeten it up, if you must. 

If you have a sweet tooth and find these flavored waters undrinkable without some sweetener, go ahead and stir in some simple sugar syrup, honey, agave syrup, or whatever sweetener you prefer. 1 teaspoon of sugar only has 15 calories, so go ahead and add one to your glass. Given that a single can of soda or juice has the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar, you are still way better off drinking slightly sweetened water. If you are hooked on sweet tasting drinks and want to reduce or eliminate sugar or artificial sweeteners, you may need to wean yourself gradually. Unsweetened beverages are an acquired taste. 

 

Great for entertaining! 

Flavored waters are very popular now, as more people are avoiding soda and juice. Make a variety of flavored waters to offer at your next party. Look how gorgeous they are! Refreshing, healthy, inexpensive, and beautiful. Plus you can make and refrigerate them well in advance of the party.

 

Flavored Water Recipe – in brief

Ingredients

Fruit – 2 cups berries, citrus, melons, pineapple…most fruits will work (see recommended amounts in directions)
Herbs – A sprig of mint, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, or lavender
Water (tap or filtered)
Ice

Directions
Supplies needed: 2 quart pitcher or jar with lid; muddler or wooden spoon

General formula for whatever fruit/herb combo you desire.
1. If using herbs, add a sprig of fresh herbs to jar/pitcher; press and twist with muddler or handle of wooden spoon to bruise leaves and release flavor; don’t pulverize the herbs into bits.
2. Add approx. 2 cups of fruit to jar/pitcher; press and twist with muddler or handle of wooden spoon, just enough to release some of the juices
3. Fill jar/pitcher with ice cubes.
4. Add water to top of jar/pitcher.
5. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Suggested flavor combinations:
ALL CITRUS (no herbs) – Slice 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. Add to jar and proceed with muddling, add ice & water.
RASPBERRY LIME (no herbs) – Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add 2 cups raspberries. Muddle, add ice & water.
PINEAPPLE MINT – Add a sprig of mint to the jar (you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar). Muddle the mint. Add 2 cups pineapple pieces, muddle, add ice & water.
BLACKBERRY SAGE – Add sage sprig to jar and muddle. Add 2 cups blackberries; muddle, add ice & water.
WATERMELON ROSEMARY – Add rosemary sprig to jar & muddle. Add 2 cups watermelon cubes; muddle, add ice and water.

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  1. Anne Ong on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing the recipe for Natural Flavored Water. I should be great to drink on a hot and humid weather like this in Malaysia. 🙂 Thank You Rinpoche and Ladrang crew for these great recipes and pictures!

  2. CindyH on Jul 12, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Flavoured water really is a healthier alternative and a great pick-me-up on a hot day. And as seen from the post and pictures, it is really not hard to do and pretty handy to whip up when entertaining.

    My other favourite combinations include; cucumber with lemongrass (picked up this one after a trip to the spa); blackberries with lemon and ginger; orange and thyme as well as cucumber and mint. (which are all slightly sweet and zingy).

    Thank you Rinpoche for constantly thinking about our overall welfare including even minute details like encouraging us to drink sufficient water as well as opting for healthier drinks. And for doing it in a manner which will grab our attention and appeal to our senses.

  3. Sofi on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:22 am

    With so much artificial food and drinks in the market nowadays, it is wonderful for Rinpoche to share with us the natural way to flavour water which many do not like to drink plain. We usually just a piece of lemon to our water but with this simple to do recipes to try, will definitely try out and maybe expand to try others. I think pomegranate seeds will be a nice addition. Thank you so much Rinpoche.

  4. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 27, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    The different tastes of flavoured water with the many colours look very inviting and add another healthy drinking option.

    Indeed adding only one spoon of sugar is way less compared to the soda drinks we buy. Fresh fruits have many vitamins and the choice can vary to the seasonal fruits available. So it adds more choice and variety.

    This are easy recipes to prepare and prepare in advance for when you have guest or on a day to day basis.

    Healthy and not boring!

    Thank You Rinpoche and Ladrang crew for these great recipes and pictures!

  5. Tsem Rinpoche on May 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I really don’t like to drink much water. But with these flavorings in it will make a big difference. I can drink much more water if served like this daily.

  6. Tsem Rinpoche on May 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I would love have this daily for sure. Great offering to the Buddha too as it looks very inviting.

  7. Pastor Moh Mei on Apr 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    The kind of bottled drinks and juices we buy in the supermarket these days contain so much sugar and other preservatives. These drinks are so unhealthy. Most of us are so used to drink something with flavor sometimes plain water just doesn’t satisfy.

    These natural flavored water recipes are so easy to make and most importantly they are natural and full of healthy ingredients. A lot of people in the city these days due to time constraint usually eat out and this inevitably leads to a unhealthy diet. We think we are saving time by doing so but eventually when health problems manifest we ended up spending even more time and money on health issues which takes even longer time to heal.

    Taking the time and effort now to eat and drink healthy will ensure less time spent later on trying to deal with health problems.

  8. Chandra on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:31 am

    This seems to be the new trend among all the food bloggers! The final product with the side addition of herbs does look tempting. I might get myself to make this in the summer. Seems healthy too without the unnecessary preservatives.

  9. Liam on Jun 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I was wondering how many millilitres are there in a quart jar? having never seen one and i was wondering so i could substitute the jar for something else.

  10. Giuseppe Marotta on May 29, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Hello! Does someone knows how to preserve them? If I wanted to bottle them, for example, ir there any way to preserve them? If anybody knows it would be great! Thanks!

  11. Kaitlyn on Apr 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Does it matter if I forgot to put ice cubes in??

  12. RAJESHREE PATEL on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I WANT TO MAKE BUSINESS OF FLAVOURED WATER KINDLY SHOW ME THE WAY HOW IT CAN BE KEPT GOOD FOR ONE MONTH OR MORE

  13. Kelsey G on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:26 am

    My boyfriend and I love these flavored water drinks. They make us feel better and is a better alternative then drinking juice. He likes it with out sugar and I like mine with 1 tsp of sugar but either way it tastes better then other things.

  14. Vinnie Tan on Oct 3, 2013 at 2:32 am

    This is just really cool, the drinks are just delicious. I really enjoy how it cools the body, yet giving you that sugar rush that you may need. The best part is that the taste from the drinks are all natural, there is no artificial flavouring. Hence, it helps one to maintain that healthy diet that they may be having.

  15. kleo on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    why no banana??

  16. Danie on Jul 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Definitely going to try this. I can’t really drink water because of how sensitive my taste buds are, and these look really good 😀

  17. Alta C.French on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you so much for this site & instruction for the flavored waters.I have tried a few mixtures on my own but wasn’t sure about combinations.You have made it easy for me to do.

  18. Lucas Roth on May 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    this is quite interesting because how the water changes color and it is natural. i am very tempted to try it because it looks very good and why not? if it is good i might even make more.

  19. Ong Moh Mei on Feb 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Very creative and kind of William and Bryan to prepare these healthy fruit flavored drinks for Rinpoche. They look so yummy. We can make them next time in KFR using our homegrown organic fruits and ingredients.

  20. Jean Mei on Jan 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    These are delicious!!

    There are lots of people who don’t like drinking water, and some are even repulsed by the thought of drink plain water. These recipes for naturally flavoured water will come in very handy!!

    I tried the watermelon and rosemary flavoured water, and although I found it really weird upon the first taste – it turned out to be very refreshing and rehydrating!

    It tastes a lot better than drinking soft drinks, and you don’t have the feeling that you just gulped down 8 spoonfuls of sugar after a glass of flavoured water.

    I’m a little adverse to water flavoured with mint, sage and rosemary – if anyone has any other recipes to share – do share! 🙂

  21. Andrew Boon on Jan 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

    What a wonderful way to get liquids into your body… especially those who dislike drinking plain water. A healthy, refreshing and essential alternative indeed.

  22. Jean Ai on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:24 am

    OHHHHHHH THAT’S what we were served the other day! A few nights ago, when we were having an audience with Rinpoche, the kitchen team served the audience attendees some really lovely flavoured water. I had no idea it was this! The minty one was really delicious, and a nice change from the usual soft drinks I chug down to keep my energy levels up (what a lie hahaha let’s be honest, I drink it for the sugar). Well, it’s no surprise we’re moving in this direction as Kechara Forest Retreat is being constructed…if we’re going to be promoting mental and physical health at KFR, we gotta start practising now!

  23. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    These are great recipes. Thank you rinpoche for such recipes. Fruit drinks can be so innovative and delightful.

  24. Sean Wang on Jan 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    All the flavored water shown in the pictures here looked so delicious and refreshing. The one I really want to make is Raspberry Lime and all citrus. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the recipe. This is extremely useful and informational 😀

  25. Pastor Chia on Jan 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    All this home make fruits drink are so refreshing and healthy. Is better than always drinking soft drink all the time and contain many sugar.not good for our health. Sample of ingredient to making all the food fruits drinks are easily get the market.

    Thank you rinpoche find this interesting recipe and sharing with us.

  26. Girlie Ooi on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    There is this refreshing drink I love that is served in a Thai food restaurant in PJ — blended mint, lemongrass and crushed ice cubes. Soothing to the throat and great way to end a hot day.

    All the recipes provided here look delicious and with only natural ingredient and fresh fruits/herbs, the sugar level will not be high as in carbonated drinks.

  27. ERIC LEE KHJB on Jan 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    自然的东西是最好的,如果我们日常的生活能依据自然界的定律来做,我们一定能拥有健康的生活。谢谢仁波切与我们分享这样一篇的确报道,不止有美味的水可以品尝,同时也可以拥有健康的身体,来继续我们的修行,让我们的生活变得更美好。

  28. June Tang (KHJB) on Jan 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful recipe.All the fruits drinks here looks very tasty and refreshing,and is a very healthy choice compared to soft drinks.I like the water rosemary,will try it out ^_^

  29. Davin on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Wonderful recipes. It look gorgeous and tasty. Just need simple ingredients only and it is very healthy and refreshing too better than drinking soft drink. Will try the recipes out. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  30. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Wow, this is so cool, drinking a flavoured drinks and yet, not fake flavouring, all are real and healthy fruits.

    In today’s world, things has became more easy to obtain, information became much easy to search, no doubt there are a lot of Internet crime, but at the same time, there are also a lot of good info to share about, good or bad, it depends on us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  31. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jan 8, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Thanks for the sharing Rinpoche, these flavored drinks sure looks tasty. Will try it out at home. 🙂

  32. Milly on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    The drinks look so inviting and I’m sure they taste very good too. Its a healthier choice compared to canned drinks. The recipes given are very clear and accompanied with colourful pictures. Thank you Rinpoche for all the varied and interesting articles on your blog.

  33. Lim (KH JB) on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Wow so wonderful and tasty Naturally Flavored Water, feel very thirsty after see the photos in this article.

    This will be very good in KFR and our daily life to increase our water consumption and reduce soda water or soft drinks especially 100 plus…

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this recipe…

  34. Alan Chan ( KHJB ) on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Wow ! All flavored water shown in the pictures here looked so delicious and refreshing, Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the recipe.

  35. Grace Leu ( KHJB ) on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Very nice sharing, the fruit drink look good and refreshing..good to try..thanks for the clear step with nice picture and description. it was easy to follow.

  36. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these health tips.

    All these drinks here look very tempting. I love things that come natural, and better still if the process of doing them does not take up too much time as I am not a good cook (yet!!), so these drinks do look very good for me!!!

    With things going too commercialised nowadays where profit is the main concern, we are getting a lot more chemicals in our stomachs than the older generations. Things that are unnatural usually do much harms to our bodies.

    These drinks definitely encourage people to drink more water. Nice!!

  37. Yee Mun on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    My own recipe of flavored water are

    1. lemon + honey
    2. lemon, passion fruits + honey/salt
    3. boil roselle bud with rock sugar
    4. lemon + sea salt (this drink ease bowel movement :-p )

    With Rinpoche’s sharing, I have more choices now. Thank you Rinpoche.

    • sarahyap on Feb 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Yee Mun,

      Wow, cool! Thanks for sharing your recipes! Have you been drinking flavored water for a long time? Have you tried any of the above so far? =)

  38. tenzin llhamo on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Slurp slurp… The drinks look yummy! With the Internet, everything is super easy and convenient. Everyone can do it at home. If one were to order outside, it will be expensive and might not be as yummy.
    Just mix a few jars of any favors you like and put them into the fridge. Every morning when we wake can choose whichever we want to drink. Better than drinking plain water. A healthy drink to start the day! Thank you Rinpoche for yet another wonderful and healthy recipes…

  39. mitra on Jan 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Ladrang people for posting this great recipe.may rinpoche be well and healthy always.

  40. Jessica Yap on Jan 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    This is sucha simple recipe to follow! I really need to stop consuming canned drinks and make this flavored water instead. Not only is it east to make, it is healtier too. Rnipoche is always so kind and shares such informative posts in this blog. A new find everyday! hehe
    Thank you Rinpoche! May Rinpoche be well and healthy always!

  41. patsy on Jan 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    This flavored water is good to quench our thirst on a hot day. It looks is refreshing and yummy. As I don’t take canned drinks, this will be a good alternative as it is easy to prepare.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Will try it out:)

  42. Sharon Saw on Jan 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    These drinks sound amazing! I love fruit juices or fruit based juices and teas… and i don’t like any kind of sodas like coke, sprite etc (thank buddha, otherwise my sugar-level would go through the roof), so these drinks sound perfect for me. I especially like the sound of the blackcurrant and the watermelon drinks. A must try… and definitely this post is a must share!!

  43. Joy on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Very refreshing and healthy indeed… In fact because of the fruits and herbs, I’m sure it’s nutrients is in the water and it’s much more beneficial then to drink plain water I reckon. Definitely better then coco cola 🙂 Sometimes Rinpoche can add a little bit of honey or Agave if it still come across bitter.

    Anyway, since we’re on the drink healthy subject… here is an interesting site with 47 Smoothies for Summer thought I’d share with Rinpoche and all… I know Rinpoche’s not a huge fan of thick drinks, but some of them looks refreshing yet pack full of detox, antioxidants or nutritional contents for energy and healing, take a look… http://rebelwellness.com/blog/2012/06/47-smoothies-for-summer

  44. HelenaC on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Yum Yumzzz, Look so delicious the flavored water hehehe, Its perfect for kids and for those whom does not like to drink water as water is tasteless, they will definitely love to drink water now with this recipe hehehe. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  45. Han on Jan 7, 2013 at 8:45 am

    All look refreshing .

    Thank you Rinpoche and Ladrang people for posting this great recipe. I like orange, watermelon and pineapple mint. will try on these combinations ….

  46. James Long on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

    看起来好好喝哦,我喜欢鲜桔子的味道,相信这些水,除了好喝,当然也包含了所有的维他命,看来有新的法宝来哄小孩子喝水了。呵呵

  47. AdelineTan on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

    All the flavored water shown in the pictures here looked so delicious and refreshing,i like blackberry sage the most and another choice is pineapple mint. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the recipe.

  48. sarahyap on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Wonderful recipes. It truly is indeed a very healthy option compared to soft drinks, and the best thing is, it tastes better than soft drinks! We must always ensure that our body is at it’s peak of health if we want to continuously benefit others.

    One thing good about this recipe is, even if we decide to add some honey or sugar to it, the sugar content is still less than what usually is available in soft drinks. To top it off, the flavored water is like drinking water itself! Which is essential for people to drink at least 8 glasses a day.

    Now with this recipe, parents or individuals that do not like drinking plain water will not have an ‘excuse’ to not take more fluid intake since this recipe makes drinking water more palatable.

    I’m looking forward to try other combinations of fruits to make other interesting flavored water and will share it here!

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    Actually I do not like tomatoes much but this article have given me enough info on beneficial of tomatoes for overall health. Discovered that tomatoes are rich in varieties of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants which helps to prevent and to protect from diseases naturally.

    It’s time for me to add in tomatoes in my daily meal and to ensure that to get an array of nutrients which will help in better functioning of my body.
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 06:45 PM
    The Buddha Shakyamuni and Bodhisattva Manjushri worked closely to expound the Dharma, although Manjushri himself had achieved enlightenment many lifetimes ago. According to the Avatamsaka Sutra, Manjushri is actually the Buddha Nageshvaraja who achieved enlightenment many eons ago in a different world system. In Shakyamuni’s time however, he took the form of Manjushri, a student of Lord Buddha himself. Indeed, many teachings arose just because Manjushri asked a question to Buddha Shakyamuni.

    Manjushri is the embodiment of wisdom and knowledge, and this Namasanghiti text that recalls his names and qualities represents the pinnacle of all Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. Scholars classify it as a tantra of the non-dual (advaya) class, along with the Kalachakra Tantra.

    The Namasanghiti was expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha for his disciple Vajrapani and his wrathful retinue in order to lead them to Buddhahood. The essence of the Namasanghiti text is that Manjushri Bodhisattva is the embodiment of all knowledge. The Namasanghiti is a short text, consisting only of around 160 verses and a prose section, which is a fraction of the vast Sutras such as Avatamsaka Sutra and Prajnaparamita Sutras, or the endless ocean of tantras such as Manjushri-Mula-Kalpa.

    Read more about A Concert of Names of Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2Yj3d1n
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 05:54 PM
    Mekong River is incredibly important for millions of people in China. It flows through many countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and finally Vietnam. But weird and it is shocking to know the dogs cruelty, smuggling and trading just for the meat across Asia, through the famous river, What a cruel business. Need to be aware of visiting all this countries.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:32 PM
    Wat Phra Dhammakaya is worlds largest meditation Center,beautifully built, well landscaped and well maintained.The temple’s success is a collective achievement of every monk, novice and devotee who faithfully gave their time and energy day in and day out, against all odds to build the massive temple to serve all sentient beings.

    Their faith, determination and patience paid off when their dream of a sanctuary of peace to spread the Buddha’s teachings became a reality.Thank you very much for the interesting article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2RkjkKI
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:21 PM
    The veneration of relics is an ancient custom that plays an important role in major world religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Shamanism. For example, sites that house holy relics in Christianity are major pilgrimage destinations because it is believed that these relics are a benediction to the living and the deceased.

    In Buddhism, holy relics generally refer to the physical remains or personal effects of Buddha Shakyamuni. Incredibly, some of Buddha Shakyamuni’s bodily remains have survived for two and a half millennia, including the much-revered sacred tooth of the Buddha in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    Most Buddhist temples have stupas, and these stupas are often created specifically to house precious relics. Such reliquary stupas often become the initial structure around which the whole temple is later based. Today, stupas may also hold the ashes or ringsel (relics in Tibetan) of prominent or respected Buddhist masters.

    Read more about The Significance of the Buddha’s Relics and the wonderful Kandy at http://bit.ly/3624n43
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:10 PM
    Towering imposingly and majestically in the sky, mountains are believed to possess supernatural properties because they are closer to heaven than any other earthly feature. Interestingly, many mountains are linked to spirituality and enlightened beings, such as the Buddha and Jesus.

    From the earliest times, many peoples from the Greeks and Native Americans to the Indians and Polynesians have placed mountains central to their beliefs. The power of such sacred places is believed to enhance the mortal experience and sometimes, it is even forbidden to climb them out of respect.

    The mountain calls to us with its calm and serene environment and is often chosen as the site for religious retreats. Pilgrimages to holy mountains are also a way to connect to the sacred and they allow us to purify our sins through the rigour of an arduous climb. In some religions, adherents are urged to make such a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

    Here is a selection of sacred mountains scattered across the globe. They are revered by people separated by vast spaces but united in their awe and regard for these magnificent giants of nature.

    Read more about Sacred Mountains Around the World at http://bit.ly/2rg4sCu
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:57 PM
    Crystal clear waters lapping against white sandy beaches. Coastlines lined with palm trees against a backdrop of lush green hills and sunny blue skies. Amazing underwater life and some of the best diving sites in the world. Malaysia’s 878 islands give sun and surf lovers plenty of reason to visit the country.

    Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor offer easy getaways to well-developed islands with plenty of activities to choose from. Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and Rawa islands are simply paradise if you have the heart of a bohemian. Sipadan, Mabul, Layang-Layang and Kapas are rugged dive adventures listed as some of the best on the planet.

    Check out the Top 10 Island Holidays in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/366c1uh
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:52 PM
    Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, is an annual destination for tourists, Buddhists and pilgrims from around the world. They gather to witness the unveiling of the world’s largest thangka (tapestry) of Buddha, as part of the Grand Monlam Prayer festivities.

    Also called the “Sunning of the Buddha” ritual, at this time, Tibetan monks invite a giant thangka about 100-feet long and 65-feet wide of Buddha Amitabha, up a mountain near Labrang Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa.

    It is unveiled at first light on the side of the mountain so that the first rays of the sun illuminate the sacred painting.

    Read more about Monlam Festival at Labrang Monastery at http://bit.ly/2qndQUt
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:49 PM
    This is not the only story about how Rinpoche helped others. I remember reading an article about Rinpoche buying lottery tickets from a woman in Thailand so she could end her day earlier with the income she needs for the family. Rinpoche always walked the talks, he didn’t just preach but he showed us how to put his teachings in practice. Never be afraid to be kind and nice to others, and when we are kind to others, it should not be with the intention to get something back from them. Be kind and be generous always, this is how we can make our planet a better living space.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-the-roadside-seller
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:44 PM
    If we want to go on holidays, it is better to go to holy places. Even if such places are not sophisticated, they benefit us spiritually; we can take a break and collect merit, plant Dharma seeds and be blessed. This is a good way of combining the pleasure of holidays with the spirituality of collecting merit.

    Never get tired of collecting merit because it offsets negative karma that leads to suffering. People without Dharma will not know this so for them, a holiday is a holiday. They do not know that their holidays will bring no long-term benefit. With Dharma, we are wiser.

    We should go on pilgrimage to places where holy beings are known to reside or where great practitioners have engaged in profound practices. These places are vortexes of energy – an area where concentrated energy naturally converges on the planet’s surface.

    Mainland Thai culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism. However, unlike most other Buddhist countries of East Asia, Thai Buddhists follow the Theravada school of Buddhism. Thai temples, known as wats, are usually adorned with lavish gold ornaments, and are easily identifiable by their multi-coloured pointed roofs. Pre-Buddhist traditions have been infused with the values of Buddhism, making Thailand a cultural powerhouse.

    Read more about Wonderful Thailand at http://bit.ly/33QRPv1
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 01:14 PM
    According to Buddhist history, the first recorded use of incense occurred during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, when a woman named Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Magadha Sangmo was the daughter of the Buddha main patron, Suddatta. She mirrored her father’s immense faith in Buddha Shakyamuni and was his ardent devotee.

    After marrying and moving to a village where Buddhism was not practised, she wished very much to meet her guru, the Buddha, again. So one day, she climbed to the roof of her in-law’s house, offered incense and sincerely prayed for the Buddha to visit her. Hearing her prayers, Buddha Shakyamuni, together with his entourage, descended from the sky to fulfil her request. It is said that upon meeting the Buddha and hearing his teachings, the entire village became Buddhists. In this way, Magadha Sangmo’s heartfelt request to the Buddha also benefited those around her and succeeding generations.

    Magadha Sangmo recited the following verse while engaged in prayer to the Buddha:

    MA LU SEM CHEN KUN GYI GON GYUR CHING
    DU TE PUNG CHAY MI ZAY JOM DZAY LHA
    NGO NAM MA LU YANG DA KYEN GYUR PAY
    CHOM DEN KOR CHAY NAY DIR SHEG SU SOL

    Protector of all beings without exception,
    Divine subduer of innumerable negative forces,
    Deity, perfect knower of all things,
    Bhagawan and attendants, please come here.

    Read more about Incense Offering to Dorje Shugdenat http://bit.ly/33R1cuk
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 12:56 PM
    Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity is reflected in the country’s packed calendar of events and festivals. Most of these celebrations have religious or cultural origins and many are also designated as either state or national holidays.

    Celebrated by everyone in the country, the colourful festivities which observe the ethnic traditions and beliefs of the varied backgrounds of the population are what gives Malaysia the label of “Truly Asia” that it is so well known for.

    The national events and festivals of Malaysia are occasions for family reunions and for joyful community get-togethers. They are world-class examples of how diversity can be inclusive and celebrated.

    Many of these days of observation follow the lunar calendar, thus the dates they fall on vary from year to year.

    Check out the Top Ten Events and Festivals to Visit in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2qiDrh8
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 12:50 PM
    Before our globalised world of jet-setting travel, cosmopolitan cities and urban migration, the entire region of the Malay archipelago was, for more than 600 years, an international destination for Arab, Indian and Chinese maritime traders and European explorers who, through the centuries, settled down for trade or for love in these parts, thus creating cosmopolitan communities.

    A true melting pot, Malaysia is one of those rare places in the world where people of different ethnic origins, cultures, traditions and religious beliefs have infused harmoniously to form a distinct multicultural society.

    This country’s rich heritage includes hundreds-of-years-old temples, churches and mosques — some of these located within doors of each other, others having in one place shrines dedicated to deities of different faiths or denominations. All of them have played a key role (and still do!) in shaping the nation by being centres for the community to convene and connect spiritually.

    Check out the Top 10 Spiritual Power Places in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2sBuVdU
  • Chris
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 11:16 AM
    Thank you for sharing this story with us Pastor Niral. It is a very warm story that fills my heart with joy and warmth. Rinpoche had always taught us to focus out and take care of the people around us and this will bring us great joy. Our little actions will have an unimaginable impact on those people who are in need of warmth.

    http://bit.ly/2LpuoCp

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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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
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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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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.
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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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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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
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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.
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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    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    6 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    6 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • 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
    7 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
    8 months ago
    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
    8 months ago
    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
    8 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
    8 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.
    8 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.
    8 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    11 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    11 months 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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    11 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    12 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    12 months 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).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    12 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • 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?
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    2 yearss ago
    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.
    2 yearss ago
    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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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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