You want to be fooled?

Sep 15, 2015 | Views: 1,155

Dear friends around the world,

Food is sustenance. Food can be enjoyment. Food can be symbolic, bonding, a sort of expressing care and also cultural, but one thing food should not be is pain for animals. Last year when I saw the Forgotten Battery Hens video (or watch the video here), I decided to stop eating eggs, although they are one of my favourite foods since I was a child. The video really broke my heart. I was very affected by the Cruel Cage Egg System and decided to create more awareness about the suffering of these poor chickens by organising a Win a Manjushri contest. By creating more awareness, we can stop this cruelty from continuing. Apart from proliferating information and awareness, taking action such as stop consuming eggs is another way to help the situation.

Fortunately, as more and more people choose a lifestyle and diet that does not exploit animals, there are alternatives or replacements that taste as good as the real thing. And it comes without the cholesterol or cruelty. For example, tofu is great for egg substitutions in recipes that call for a lot of eggs, like quiches or custards while having a low calorie count and relatively large amounts of protein. There are also egg substitutes available at health-food stores and some grocery stores for baking or preparing a dish that calls for eggs. Don’t eat these with expectation it is exactly like an egg. Eat these with an open mind and you will be fooled. Your taste buds will be fooled. This time being fooled is good. They are delicious!

I recently came across some vegan egg recipes and I thought of sharing with all of you. Vegan egg dishes contain nothing from a chicken or harms animals. I have tried some of them and you know what, they are delicious! I am putting the recipes here to bring greater awareness to vegan delicious healthy dishes and the wonderful website that hosts many more recipes you should visit. We can get the ingredients with some effort. But the effort is worth it as more adopt a lifestyle that creates less pain for animals.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

1. First Proper & Best-Ever Vegan ‘Egg Mayonnaise’ (Egg Salad) Sandwich

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG YOLK’

  • 2 tbsp vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK – also here is a link that will ship to Australia)
  • 7 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (use a little less if you prefer)
  • ¼ tsp kala namak salt, otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store
  • ¾ tsp Orgran egg replacer (or Ener-G in the US)
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine

METHOD:
Make up your mashed potato mix, add margarine and other ingredients, and mash until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk, see pic if you are uncertain, it should be thick in consistency. Mix ‘yolk’ mix really well, then place in freezer for 15-20 minutes, then remove from freezer.

NOTE:
The ratio of water/liquid versus the potato flakes or powder that you find may differ (reason being that brands and textures differ in the dried potatoes, some need less water), so you may need to slightly adjust this, ie a little more potato flakes/dehydrated potato may need to be added – make a note of how much of these quantities worked for you for your future reference. It’s a simple detail, but worth noting.

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG WHITE’

  • 2 tbsp firm silken tofu (I use Mori-Nu Organic)
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise

Extras:-

  • A sprinkle of fresh chopped chives (optional)
  • Freshly ground pepper (optional)

METHOD:

  1. Crumble the tofu into a clean bowl, then add the mayonnaise.
  2. Mix gently, then spoon in the ‘yolk’ mix – mix gently until the ‘yolk’ is covered with the mayonnaise.
  3. Refrigerate this mix for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
  4. Spoon onto fresh bread and enjoy! I suggest using the freshest and tastiest wholegrain bread, and the best possible brand of vegan mayonnaise.

NOTE:
If you wish to make ‘hard-boiled eggs’, use hen egg moulds – cut a piece of tofu to fit a half-egg mould, level it with a knife, and, using a spoon, carefully scoop out an oval shape. Then fill this cavity with your ‘egg yolk’ mix. Place in the fridge for a few hours until set, before serving.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/06/first-proper-best-ever-vegan-egg-mayonnaise-egg-salad-sandwich/

 

 

2. My Vegan Spanish Omelet (also known as Frittata)

 

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLINGS

  • 4 slices of vegan cheese of your choice, cut into 2 inch squares (or around 1½ cups grated mozzarella cheese)
  • 1 small zucchini (a.k.a. courgette), diced into small pieces
  • ¼ red pepper, diced into small pieces
  • 1 small red Spanish onion, or other of your choice, finely chopped
  • 6-8 brown mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, cooked, and cut into small pieces

 

INGREDIENTS FOR BATTER

  • 200g firm silken tofu
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground garlic granules
  • salt to taste (or else for an “egg-ier” flavor, you could try kala namak (black salt) – available from Indian grocery stores. It adds a sulfuric, eggy taste.
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¾ cup (190 mL) soya milk, or any other vegan milk (cashew milk)
  • 1 heaped tsp tahini
  • 2 heaped Tbsp white flour *
  • *(can be made with gluten free flour – it’s best to buy a ready mixed one – if not I suggest tapioca, rice and corn mixed together to make the suggested amount)
  • Tip:- Remember that the denser you want the texture to be, the more flour you will have to add.

 

METHOD:

  1. Pre-cook the vegetables by frying them gently, including the potato (boil first, drain, then gently fry). Having set them all aside, have them ready to add onto your omelet.
  2. Combine all the batter ingredients in a plastic or metal bowl. Then simply process with an electric hand whisk or blender until thick and creamy – taste for salt before frying. (Note: You will be left with a fairy thick batter – this is necessary, and is the binding factor in the omelet. So try not to be tempted to add more liquid – it should part from the ladle when you gently pour it to your hot pan).
  3. Next, heat up a greased non-stick frying pan for a minute or two, and then add a full scoop of the mixture with a soup ladle.
  4. After 1 minute, add 2 slices of your favourite vegan cheese, and allow to cook for a further 3-4 minutes, making sure that you keep the edges from sticking by using a spatula.
  5. Now spread all the cooked vegetables evenly on top of the cheese in the pan, and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Fold the omelet in half – making sure it is not stuck to the pan, and gently tuck your spatula under the folded omelet at this point, ready to serve it onto a plate. Do this by using the pan (not the spatula) to drop into the plate – it should slide off fairly easily.
  7. Repeat the above process to make the second omelet.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2012/06/23/my-spanish-omelette/

 

 

3. The Ultimate Genius Vegan Eggs

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘HARD-BOILED EGG WHITE’

  • 1½ cups (375ml) soya milk, or any other creamy non-sweetened vegan milk of your choice
  • under ½ tsp kala namak (otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store
  • 2 tsp agar powder (if you use the flakes, you’ll need double the amount, which you can whizz in a dry blender to turn into powder)

METHOD:

  1. Put the above in the liquidizer/food blender, and liquidize on high speed until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small pan and heat on a low heat until the mixture thickens, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon (around 2 minutes).
  3. Remove from the heat, and pour into egg mould (use hen’s egg moulds, available online).
  4. Then leave in the fridge for an hour or so to solidify.
  5. This mixture makes around 6 ‘egg’ halves.

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘HARD-BOILED EGG YOLK’

  • 25g (2 Tbsp) vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK – also here is a link that will ship to Australia)
  • 3g (1 tsp) nutritional yeast
  • 1g (¼ tsp) turmeric (use a little less if you prefer)
  • 1g (¼ tsp) kala namak salt
  • 8g (1 tsp) potato starch
  • 100ml hot water
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine or 1 tsp refined pure coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sunflower or canola oil (not olive oil, as that would alter the taste)

METHOD:

  1. Make up your mashed potato mix, add margarine and other ingredients, and mash until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk, see pic – if you are uncertain, it should be thick in consistency.
  2. Mix ‘yolk’ mix really well, then place in freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Then remove from freezer, and using clean hands, form into yolk sized balls in the palms of your hands.
  4. If you want to make a runnier ‘yolk’, add some hot water to your mix in a very small bowl, and stir all the time until you reach a smooth egg yolk consistency.

NOTE:
The ratio of water/liquid versus the potato flakes or powder that you find may differ (reason being that brands and textures differ in the dried potatoes, some need less water), so you may need to slightly adjust this, i.e. a little more potato flakes/dehydrated potato may need to be added – make a note of how much of these quantities worked for you for your future reference. It’s a simple detail, but worth noting.

TO MAKE YOUR ‘EGG’ HALVES
Remove your ‘egg white’ halves from the fridge, then, using a spoon, carefully scoop out an oval shape. Fill this cavity with your ‘egg yolk’ mix, and level with a flat knife. Then place in the fridge for a few hours until set, before serving.

 

TO MAKE A WHOLE ‘EGG’
If you wish to make a whole ‘egg’, take two of your halves (with cavities for the yolk already scooped out). Meanwhile, having formed your yolk into an appropriately sized sphere, place it in your scooped out cavities (see above), making sure that they are levelled as much as possible, before spreading some agar paste on the faces of both white halves, and gently pressing together. The agar paste can be made using ½ tsp agar powder mixed with a bit of vegan milk, heated on the stove until thickened, and allowed to cool down for a minute or so. Ensure you brush the agar mix onto the ‘egg’ halves before it completely thickens. This is a labour of love – only done to impress guests! It took me a while to get the ‘eggs’ above as perfect to the eye as possible. Then refrigerate your ‘egg’ for an hour or so before serving.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2015/04/22/the-ultimate-genius-vegan-eggs/

 

 

4. Easy & Delicious Scrambled Egg-less Mushroom Delight

 

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1

  • olive oil
  • ½ a packet (175 grms) of firm tofu
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano, or 1 tsp freshly chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • ¼ tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (for the yellow colour)
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp light tahini

METHOD:

  1. Fry the onions in the olive oil, in a non-stick frying pan until transparent. Then add the garlic, ginger and the mushrooms, stirring every few seconds.
  2. Now crumble the tofu into the pan (and quickly rinse your hands), and mix again for a minute or so.
  3. Add the soya sauce, whilst continuing to mix, and the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Mix all up together for a minute or so, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

TIP:
May be served on wholemeal toast, accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice, to optimize the nutritional value.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2011/01/01/easy-delicious-scrambled-egg-less-mushroom-delight/

 

 

5. The Perfect Vegan Fried Egg . . . Sunny Side Up

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG YOLK’

  • (again see my Egg Mayonnaise recipe)
  • 2 heaped Tbsp vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK – also here is a link that will ship to Australia)
  • 7 tbsp (105 mL) hot water (may need a tiny bit more)
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (available in the US from here, or the UK from here)
  • ¼ tsp kala namak salt, otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store
  • ¾ tsp Orgram egg replacer (or Ener-G in the US)
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine
  • 1 tsp sunflower or canola oil (not olive oil, as that would alter the taste)

METHOD:

  1. Make up your mashed potato mix with the water, add margarine and the other ingredients including the oil.
  2. Mash using a fork until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk, but it should be thick in consistency (there is a reason for this).
  3. Then spoon out half of the mixture into a separate bowl, and set aside.

 

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG WHITE’

  • 1 x 349g(12.3 oz) pack of firm silken tofu (I use Mori-Nu non-GMO
  • TIP: you may wish to get the packet of tofu and place in the freezer for half an hour prior to opening it and cutting it up – makes for a firmer cut.

METHOD

  1. No secret or frills, it’s firm silken tofu. Using a round cutter (mine was 7cm/2¾”), cut through the centre of the tofu block, so you should be left with a cylinder around 2” thick – this will yield around 4 egg whites. All you have to do is cut this into 4 equal slices with a very sharp knife (don’t use a serrated one).
  2. Next, with a smaller round cutter (around 3cm/1¼”), press out the centre of the first ‘egg white’, which will leave space for your ‘yolk’. Do this carefully, as the tofu will be very fragile, and repeat the same with each ‘egg white’.
  3. In the meantime, you will have extra tofu left – place this in a covered container and refrigerate. I use this to make the egg mayonnaise/salad the next day – I just put together some more yolk (it only takes a couple of minutes), and then just add the mayo, as per the recipe (see link above).
  4. Now heat up some oil in a non-stick pan. Meanwhile, take 1 teaspoon of the egg yolk (make sure it has cooled down), roll it in your palms, then flatten it slightly.
  5. Then, using the smaller cutter, cut out the ‘yolk’ circle, which will fit inside the centre of the ‘egg white’ perfectly. But don’t place it in there yet at this stage.
  6. Gently place your egg white in the hot oil, one at a time, in and shallow fry it until golden around the edges on both sides.
  7. Now flip it, and place your egg yolk in the middle to fit the puzzle so to speak, and press down a little with a teaspoon.
  8. Meanwhile add some hot water to the mix in your 2nd ‘egg yolk’ bowl, and stir all the time until you reach a smooth egg yolk consistency.
  9. Using a small teaspoon, pour a tiny amount of this in the centre of the egg yolk, but don’t agitate it.
  10. Then spoon some of the oil it is frying in over the top of the yolk, to seal the top, and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
  11. Gently bring it out from the pan onto your toast, or your plate, and enjoy alone, or with your favourite sauce. We love HP.
  12. That’s it, you’ve homemade delicious vegan eggs FOR LIFE.

NOTE:
You will also need extra oil for frying your egg.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/27/the-perfect-vegan-fried-egg-sunny-side-up/

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  1. sarassitham on Jun 9, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you for the awesome sharing, it can be hard to imagine a life without eggs for some people. While there are many commercial products out there, this guide is focused on simple, easy to find, solutions for vegan egg replacements for nearly everything.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing and making the effort to give awareness to the most.

  2. james on Jan 3, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    The pictures looks really yummy, but i don’t think i have the time to prepare them. I love eggs & after watching the sufferings & the conditions, i think twice every time i have eggs now. Just have to be mindful.

  3. Melinda Yap on Dec 7, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you for the recipes which I never thought that there’s ways to make eggs the vegetarian way. At the basis of vegetarianism, the bottom line which in my opinion is about killing or deprivation of a living being from being alive. I love eating eggs. My mentality of killing was eating chicken and not egg because eggs are not fully formed thus might not constitute to killing. However, after reading the blog and knowing from the Cruel Cage Egg system, eating eggs does promote animal cruelty and actually depriving the eggs from hatching into a chick. I am not a vegetarian yet but am going to try it slowly. I believe , I will be able to progress towards being a vegetarian in the future.

  4. Loh Yun Seen on Dec 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    As animal cruelty has long been a major concern in the food industry, to become a vegetarian has always been one of the major life goals for me to achieve. Have tried for three times and failed all three tries, I found it extremely difficult to change such habit as it will involve a strong will power for self-discipline. However, despite all these failed attempts, to give up shall never be an option for me as I am confident that I will be able to achieve such goal if I never give up on such task and the only question shall be sooner or later.

  5. Mingwen on Dec 5, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I’ve tried to imagine IF..
    There is no cruel animals farming in the world for the sake of feeding more human that are extremely greedy, selfish & lazy.

    Human being is making life so much convenient & easy with the use of powerful science & technology, but what is the consequences & end results?

    Human are NOW more prone to
    1) shorter life span
    2) all kind of diseases(physical & psychological) especially many of those without cure
    3) and many more that the list will keep on going

    Human are NOW creating more
    1) all types of environment pollution
    2) Global warming
    3) rubbish
    4) and many more that the list will keep on going

    What has been good that human being has ever do to the earth? What have human being give back to the earth for staying & using whatever for life? What can we do to earth, except destroying?

    04

  6. Pastor Chia on Dec 5, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Most of the people habituation eating according through their culture and family backgroup. Our food comsuption daily is important to keep up energy to live. But is important to aware while we eating meat, egg or oil which produre from animal
    Which are actually encorage killing directly to another life. Human have conciouses to earth link will find vegan food as our food source to stop killïng to animals. Stop eating food which make by animals product. Be a vegan, to stop killing and harmful for another animals life

  7. Justin Cheah on Dec 5, 2018 at 3:49 am

    I love eggs a lot and this is one item probably I wouldn’t want to leave without. I must make it a point to try vegan eggs from now on and avoid real eggs. We need to realise that we don’t need to eat meat in order to survive, it is our taste buds that We are holding back and continue eating meat.

  8. Tek Lee on Dec 5, 2018 at 2:57 am

    The pictures look delicious. I haven’t tried vegan eggs before, if have chance, I must try one. It’s quite common to see vegetarian restaurant in Malaysia, but it’s quite unusual to see a full vegan vegetarian in Malaysia. If found, I hope they will cook the vegan egg, it is because it looks delicious, and it’s definitely something new in the market. At least in Malaysia vegetarian F&B market. There are more and more people in Malaysia start to realize and concern about vegetarian food. The vegetarian restaurants should think of more recipe like this to make more variety of vegetarian food, to attract more people to start eating vegetarian, especially the young ones.

  9. June Kang on Dec 5, 2018 at 1:49 am

    The recipes shown that there are alternatives or replacements that taste as good as the real thing. Some of the replacement food today is healthier than the meat. I always believe that human beings don’t need to eat meat in order to live. Be vegetarian today to crate less killing animals for food. Animals just like us can feel the pain. With the emergence of so many great alternatives to meat and animal products, there is no reason why we can’t all do our part to make a difference.

  10. Andrea Lai on Dec 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

    It is true that food is the most important thing in our daily consumption. We need food to keep our body warmth, function and survive! Hence, due to desire and craving for better tastier nice good food, people target meat as part of dish in their meals other than vegetables.
    Actually, human beings are the most fortunate animals because we consume both meat and vegetables. So therefore, to be a vegan, vegetarian or a carnivore is a personal choice.

  11. Nicholas on Dec 5, 2018 at 1:37 am

    There are so many varieties of vegan food out there that able to give the required nutrition for our body and it’s tasty too. There is no reason for us to say that we can’t stop eating meat for the health reason. For humanity reasoning we can definitely stop eating meat if we see or witness how the animals being treated in the slaughter house. How could we be ok to see the animals being killed and placed it on our dining plate. Eventhough we are not the one that killed them but it’s due to our demand someone will kill them for us. We are just indirectly created the reason for the killing.

    Look at the menu above and that give us no reason to say be meatless. It’s just the matter of choice and whether we realise that the animals want to live just like us.

  12. Pastor Henry Ooi on Dec 5, 2018 at 12:54 am

    There are many vegetarian restaurants in Malaysia but very few vegan food outlets. The main reason could be because Malaysians are spoilt for food choices with the rich cuisines by the Malays, Chinese and Indians. This is not to mention other ‘imported’ cuisines from other countries. Another reason may be working people prefer to have their lunch nearest to their working place to cut down on travelling time and traffic. Similarly for dinner, for cooking dinner would entail shopping, preparing, cooking, and cleaning. Some lucky people may have their partner who cooks for them, that is, if their partner is not working away from home. And some lucky people may have their mother who cooks for them. It would need awareness and time for people to adopt and adapt to this way of eating, whether it be for health reason, spiritual or out of compassion for animals.

  13. Vivian Ong on Dec 5, 2018 at 12:15 am

    The recipes shared in this article looks yummy but too time consuming to cook it. Well, it was hard for me to go on vegetarian diet last time compared to now. It is my 3rd year now doing 3 months vegetarian vow in conjunction with Rinpoche’s birthday. Even after the vow has ended, I still consume less meat compared to last time and too meat hurts my gums especially the area around my wisdom tooth. So, for those eat meaters out there, do try to be on vegetarian diet once in a while and you won’t regret.

  14. pammie yap on Dec 4, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    The recipes above, they look really good but I don’t think I can spend so much time just to prepare. Moreover, I don’t even know how to cook a proper meal. Wouldn’t it be nice if we have more vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Malaysia. More choices and at the same time, educate people the benefits. Not only we learn to be kind to other beings and cultivate a good habit, we can lessen the pain and cruelty towards the animals.
    Like what Paul McCartney said “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”

  15. Julia Tan on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I used to complained about what can I eat being a vegetarian. I was those type to rather go hungry than eating what i do not like vegetarian because i was a meat eater, i do not like vegetable. It’s been 8 years I became a vegetarian. I am glad I did it and no turning back.
    Those food above looked great and yummy but i do not think i want to spend so much time to make all those food in order to convince myself to be a vegan. Just think of the sufferings that those hens have to bear in order for you to have that egg is good enough to turn me down to eat that egg. Hence is the matter of how your mind work. How you set your motivation and how you have to answer your own karma and practice.

    Everything start from not killing.

  16. Datuk May on Dec 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    As always the greed of man destroys a lot of nature way of providing. Egg laying is the natural way for chickens but due to the greed of man to profit, an appetite for eggs was created especially as a breakfast staple. With creating such a tremendous appetite, chickens were abused to lay eggs beyond their natural ability.

    Due to compassion for the dire situation of chickens, new “eggs” supplement are created and the recipes contained herein are ingenious and gratifying.

    When there is a will, there is always a way. Let us continue to feed ourselves in compassionate ways.

  17. Echeah on Jul 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, I was definitely fooled! Looks like the real thing, must taste even better. Fake eggs at a whole new different level, LOL! A must try. Thank you Rinpoche for these great recipe ideas.

  18. Fong on Jul 11, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes for egg replacements!

    Food is care and in this Samsara of ours, we crave different things. Learning to do without eggs is only a small step towards learning how to lessen our cravings for other things. As Rinpoche says in the article, it is only kindness and compassion not to add to the demand for eggs so that the farms will have less battery hens. It just a link in the chain.

    Thank you for showing us that a simple gesture like deciding to lessen or cut out consumption of eggs has so very many other benefits.

  19. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Who wants to be fooled? I am sure noone – but indeed this time it is good to be fooled! Eggs have a big place in our daily food and many people think that they are beneficial to our health but they are not.

    Here is a link to a short video I saw by Dr. Greger and his blog http://www.nutritionfacts.org.

    Dr. Greger posts a lot about eggs being unhealthy like on the video below, he writes: “A similar exponential increase in carotid artery plaque buildup was found for smokers and egg eaters.” http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/

    The recipes and pictures look delicious and with an open mind we can adapt to the taste and have a healthy replacement.

    Making the effort to replace the eggs really makes a difference for the hens who have to suffer so much for our convenience.

    Thank You Rinpoche for always creating awareness and inspiring us to change.

    Humbly,
    Pastor Antoinette

  20. Pastor Shin on Dec 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    There are sub-categories of vegetarian who consume eggs and those who do not. Lacto-ovo vegetarians accept the normal consumption of eggs because they do not believe that doing so conflicts with an ethical vegetarian diet. They do not see eggs as living things and subsequently do not make the connection between consuming eggs and causing animal suffering or death.

    However, vegans and many vegetarians choose to not eat eggs because they believe that purchasing “battery hen” eggs supports an institution that cages up to nine birds together, debeaked them, and forces them to continually lay eggs until they are calcium -depleted and on the verge of death, at which point, they are slaughtered.

    Access to free-range eggs may not be easy, and contrary to popular believe, free-range regulations may not require that hens spend substantial time outdoors, only that the hens have access to the outdoors. These “free-range” chickens are housed to a similar standard as the barn. So the hens may also suffer in poor housing and other problems like a regular battery hen.

    As many of us grew up eating non- vegetarian food, it is a comfort being able to enjoy the same dishes, cruelty-free. Apart from the recipes above, there are more and more vegetarian/vegan options or alternative/ replacement recipes that replicate the taste and texture of eggs/meats that are available online, waiting for you to try 🙂

    As organic or natural food stores become more popular, more and more meat-free, egg-free and dairy-free alternatives are available. This is good news. It’s also a nice surprise to see these items in regular supermarkets nowadays due to more people choosing a healthier and cruelty-free eating.

  21. yenpin on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享与提醒有关吃素。
    二十一世纪了,吃素不仅只是一个宗教行为,而是一个比较先进的饮食文化
    一个人一生吃素,可救下几万个生命,
    吃素除了对自己的身体做体内环保外,也是為自己与家人的健康尽份心力,
    更是為了这个世界做永续环保,珍惜运用地球资源尽份心力,
    让动物不再為了人类的口腹之欲而被痛苦怨恨宰杀,
    人们其实只要吃人类自己种的蔬菜水果及五穀就非常足够
    让地球的资源不会太早消耗殆尽。
    珍惜地球,爱护生命。

  22. Lucas Roth on Oct 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    These recepies are very good and they look like they taste quite good too. They save a lot of pain and suffering thigh is the best part. One day when I switch to no eggs I will surely use these recipes they look delicious and eggs are a big part of my diet currently. So thank you Rinpoche for sharing these recipes.

    I currently only am not eating meat and fish, things that were sentient and living that had to be killed, I removed from my diet. So I eat eggs, one day I will try to switch to vegan for animals because I took the first big step, for no death. Then I will try to go vegan for no suffering at all in my diet. So these substitute egg recipes are super helpful to me.

    Human beings are selfish things, kill for satisfaction for their desires that are all very temporary. Is that worth the cost of life? Is there really such thing as a cheap peace of meat? It is all so pricy, life has so much worth. Is that worth a little taste. Humans are such cruel things. That is why I am taking the steps to no suffering.

  23. Alice Tay on Sep 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享与提醒有关吃素的资料。

    其实,现在大部分的人都是以本身健康为主而少吃肉。不过也有一部分的人真的有深入去了解持素其实可以减少动物的痛苦。简单说,因为没有吃肉的需求,那么动物的牺牲也会随着减少。

    不过,要做出饮食的改变并不那么容易。但并不是不可能。由于,我们从小被灌输的教育,吃肉与鸡蛋可以帮助快高长大。但是如果,家长们本身先做出决定去了解持素的益处和实践,那么他们的孩子也会随着父母的榜样而持素。

    总而言是,当我们看清与了解一切的真相,要做出改变并不困难,这只在乎我们本身的选择。

  24. Matthieu on Sep 20, 2015 at 3:21 am

    I used to think eggs were the one of the best foods we could eat. Figures I was wrong… Its really amazing how sometimes we are convinced that animal products are good for us. The animal product industry has flooded our brains full of lies/propaganda since we were young. We are told milk is great for us, full of calcium, and we need it for our bones to be strong; but in fact is the leading cause of osteoporosis (brittle bone disease). Same with meat we are told we need a lot of meat because without it we won’t get enough protein. Last time I checked horses were herbivores and they have way more muscle than we do. Same with eggs full of cholesterol and we are told they are healthy for us. Once we get past the propaganda we have been told we see the real truth of what we are eating. The reason we are being told all this is because it drives the profits up of the people who own these industries. All the nutrients we need can be found in a plant-based diet. And there is no harm to these poor animals who have no choice but to be born in that circumstance.

    It is one of the hardest habits to change, as we eat everyday. Also sometimes it is hard to find vegetarian/vegan options in restaurants. But once we realise that the need to eat animal products is an addiction of a sort it becomes easier to address the issue.

  25. Julien Roth on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Many people do not see it, but eating eggs is just as bad as consuming meat. Now I’m not gonna lie, i myself eat eggs. But now that i know that i can have a vegan substitute for eggs, i just might give it a go.

    There are actually substitutes for all products that come from animals. We just don’t know it. A lot of people are familiar that there is a substitute for meat, and thats mock meat. But did you know there is a vegan substitute for fish? or even eggs in this matter. wow, amazing. Even for milk, instead of drinking actual milk from cows, you can take almond milk, or soya milk. They have the same substances inside them. And the best part, it almost tastes the same! There is not need to kill animals to have good tasting food 🙂 We do not need meat to have good food! If you remember that, and you accept that, then you can easily become a vegetarian for the benefit of yourself, and the animals of the world.

  26. Phng Keng Hwa on Sep 16, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I find it hard to believe that even something like eggs are tainted in blood because of human beings. Despite our good points, we really are bad people. 🙁

    I’m just glad that the people who are good have the courage to do these and expose the bad side to create awareness, even when they know they will not be universally loved.

    Sad to say, I’m not ready to give up eggs yet. 🙁 Perhaps someday in the future I will be.

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 11:31 PM
    I believe that all animals are just like humans. This includes anything from feelings to suffering with pain. As such, it should be the moral obligation of human beings to take this fact into account whenever they consider taking actions that would interfere with the needs of animals.

    Animals and humans both in common have great power and they able to achieve great things. We should find ways to control fear towards animals and prevent anxiety from taking hold.

    Thanking you for your thoughtfullness sharing and being kind to animals.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:13 PM
    Wow…..great biography of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, who wrote the Liberation in the Palm of your hand or Lamrim known to many of us. He was definitely a bodhisattva and one of the greatest masters of the 20th century and one the most influential teachers in Tibet. Well respected by hundred thousands of people, many have learn and benefit from his Dharma teachings. Incredible he had a very powerful voice that everyone could hear him clearly in the crowd, even those seated behind.
    Pabongka Rinpoche’s classics writings and collected works are highly sought after and very much used till these day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring biography

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-wikipedia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:11 PM
    Reading this article on Lama Zopa’s view on Dorje Shugden practice gives us a clear understanding . Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator . He is a Gelugpa lineage holder, having received teachings from many of the great Gelugpa masters. He gave a very good advice for students on Dorje Shugden practice. Guru devotion is the key to gaining spiritual attainments. Lama Zopa did mentioned that once we have made a Dharma connection with our Guru, we cannot simply give up this relationship unless the Guru told us to give up. Well regardless of whether a lama practises Dorje Shugden or not, we need to apply the rule, is the practice of Guru Devotion for sure. Letting whatever be nor matter what instance, we should not speak negatively against Dorje Shugden or about other Gurus. A good advice and profound teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/what-lama-zopa-teaches-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban-2.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 12:23 PM
    In life we will be facing lots of negative things from others. never mind right or wrong, true or false, I must learn how to take it or see it as a positive steps for our personal improvement and growth.

    The 7 great methods in above are not just to cope with insult but advise, comment & opinion from others toward ourselves. Insults and criticism follow us everywhere, so learn with great patience to use them as a guide to self improvement .

    https://bit.ly/2XAATIN
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 04:44 PM
    His writing style is clear and direct, added with his personal experiences, thoughts and direct realizations at that point of time. I am fond of reading those past masters’ writings as opposed to the modern ones.
    John Blofeld spiritual journey and his affinity so strong in Buddhism are really showed that he had a very strong connection to Buddhism in his previous life.Thank you very much for sharing this article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:33 PM
    Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us thinking and working on it. Just by reading and understand help and inspired us too. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing which I truly love to read and have a thought on it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/inspirational-quotes-part-3-of-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:32 PM
    Revisit this post again. Thank you Valencia for this vast post of Loed Tsongkhapa’s life story and his achievements . Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition and as an enlightened being, having the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. He was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani , hence his practice is so powerful and beneficial. We have to thank our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this practice to Malaysia. Many great gurus, lamas and teachers has been teaching this very powerful, yet accessible practice across the globe. We are very fortunate and blessed to practice all the teachings. As for me I am still learning ,reading this post had strengthen my belief. Love reciting Migtsema as its very beneficial indeed. Interesting read very profound Lama Tsongkhapa biography.
    Thanks again .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 01:13 AM
    Meditation is suitable for everyone from kids to the elderly or those in their prime and in pursuit of all the wealth (material and spiritual) life has to offer. It is an exciting journey of discovery that is extremely rewarding.
    Being in nature have so much to offer to someone who wants to be engaged in meditation.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 04:32 PM
    Thank you for wonderful information sharing on healing with herbs. The effect of plant based herbs incense has great benefits and much more safer. It’s amazing to discover
    the natural qualities keeps us healthier and prevent us from various illness.

    I loved to have sandalwood for my prayer offering it’s so much soothing and keeps the environment calms and relax.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:48 PM
    Beautiful pictures taken during H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Ceremony . I am fortunate to be there , volunteering , joining most of all the following pujas. It once a life time able to witness a Tibetan Parinirvana Ceremony with a heavy heart .
    Thank you writer teams for this beautiful write up and great pictures shared. Looking at those pictures have me recalling the great moments at Kechara Forest Retreat at that very moment. It paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/album-kyabje-tsem-rinpoches-parinirvana-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:44 PM
    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 01:08 AM
    We should consider changing our diet and lifestyle to one that gives the minimum negative impact on our environment, we are responsible to give our future generation a better place to live.
    This article show the designers have seriously consider to make this easily available to more everywhere with affordable price; and make cities around the world greener, more self sustainable and the city people healthier.
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

    http://bitly.ws/9f5H
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html

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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
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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
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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