Be Happy I Was Robbed?

Mar 21, 2011 | Views: 1,137

Years ago, I was on a train from Delhi to South India (Gaden) and it was a 2 night and 3 day journey. I was accompanying Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. We all went to sleep..in the middle of the night we stopped at some station, someone stuck their hands in the window (my window was broken and wouldn’t close) and stole my monk bag with my prayer book/ Buddha pictures, and 600 rupees. That was all the money I had and it was suppose to last around a month. I was distressed. From the commotion, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche woke and I told him what occurred. He couldn’t stop laughing and laughing and laughing AT ME. I was irritated but didn’t dare show it…after he wiped his tears away from laughing so long and loud at me, while I am frustrated about my bag…he got serious and said, now meditate and pray and hope the contents of your bag will benefit the person who took it.

I quieted down and did what Kyabje Lati Rinpoche said after he went back to sleep. I prayed the Heruka, Vajra Yogini, Tara pictures I had pasted into my sadhana book in the bag will be seen by the robber, his family and and neighbours and that they will recieve the imprints of these Buddhas in their minds. I even hope they will place the pictures on their altars as Indians are very respectful of holy pictures no matter how they procured it… I really meditated and prayed this way. And went to sleep feeling much better and released…I learned so much….

I prostrate to the feet of the Glorious Holder of Gaden, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche who embodied everything Tsongkapa advised us to do with our short lives. May we never be seperated from this great being.

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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:56 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 5:04 pm

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  4. Sofi on Nov 30, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I loved this story of Rinpoche which I listened to on YouTube. It had stuck in my memory and helped me change my view on my misfortunes as they arise. When karma ripens, something will happen to us as we had sowed the seed previously. However, we need not succumb to the results but instead with Dharma, we can prevent more karma from arising whilst exhausting the current one. Rinpoche’s Guru, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche certainly showed his attainments in cautioning Rinpoche ahead of the event and taught Rinpoche to generate kindness & compassion towards the thief.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this in your blog and may your experience help others transform their mind by turn something bad into positive outcome.

  5. Yin ping on Jun 16, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    When unfortunate things happened to us, it is very common that negatives emotions disturb our mind causing us frustrated, sad, moody, cursing or even take revenge on it. If we are not able to overcome negative emotions, these will only lead to more and more unhappiness, troublesome and further drag us down to misery.

    Only if we are able to change our mind and think the other way round, this particular incident might not that bad at all. Always remember to forgive and be Wise and compassionate.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  6. Lin Mun on Apr 10, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this experience.

    I’ll definitely get angry if my belongings were to be stolen. That’s how small our mind and attitude is. Always thinking about ourselves.

    From this experience, I learn that we should be compassionate to everyone even if these people stole our things. We should pray that they benefit from it and generate the understanding not to steal in the future.

    Likewise, we should pray for the people we don’t like. Slowly, the more we let go, the lesser we are attach to anger and hatred.

  7. jerry_sito on Oct 19, 2013 at 12:12 am

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    很多时候,当我们无论因什么情况下失去了我们视为珍贵的东西,财物,我们总是会伤心或抱怨,倘若是被偷去我被骗去,我们甚至乎会怨恨或报复对方

    而透过仁波切的这个开示,我学习到了,当失去时,我们应该静下心来打坐,并祈祷,希望所失去的东西,财务,能过利益与帮助到有需要的人,并祝福

    失去的已经失去,牵念不舍或怨恨生气,但既然事实已经发生,我们就不要在掉入在着里,反而依循仁波切的教诲,我们还因此多了一个累积功德的机会及转化我们的心似变的更菩提心

    在仁波切的这个开示里,最殊胜的是,这是一份传承,仁波切的其中一位上师Kyabje Lati 仁波切的开示,仁波切在这里传予给了我们,感恩仁波切,无私与大爱的给予我们佛法教诲

  8. Vinnie Tan on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us. I always get very angry and sometimes start to curse the person that steals my things. A few years ago my mother explained to me that if the person did not have to, they would not have resorted to stealing. She told me that those things that I have lost due to people stealing them have benefited those people, and we can get it again since we are able to afford. Hence, we should not get angry with those people.

    After reading this article it made me understand that it is true that if we can benefit the people that have taken our items, we should just let the matter pass. Not be angry with them as it is because of their environment that has forced them to result into such actions. Instead of being angry, this article taught me that I should pray for them, praying that they will receive the items that they would need in the future, not through stealing but getting the items through trading or buying them.

  9. David Lai on Feb 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    This is one of those amazing stories of the wisdom and blessings that Rinpoche got by being under these great Lamas. These stories are like little gems that imparts not just wisdom but also a little bit of magic and wisdom that just shows the deep guru-disciple relationship that exists between Rinpoche and these senior lamas. Each of these stories impart such wonderful blessings and the way in which Rinpoche told it makes us feel immersed into Rinpoche’s world.

    Unfortunate for all of us, Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche had entered clear light. They were great teaches with Lati Rinpoche was the Lama that instructed Rinpoche to come to Malaysia to teach and Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche was the Lama that enthroned Rinpoche during his tenure as the Abbot of the monastery. It is sad that the older generation of Lamas are passing away. They are some of older generation of Lamas that were trained in Tibet and very few of such great Lamas exist anymore.

  10. Wei Theng on Feb 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teaching of Lati Rinpoche. There are so many robberies around and how many of us really can think to be compassion to the robbers… This is a very impactful teaching for me to be to learn to be compassion, regardless of who the person is, or to which beings in the six realms. Equanimity… I still have a lot to practice on.

  11. Joy on Jan 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I remembered Rinpoche sharing this story to us a long time ago when I first started volunteering in Kechara back in 2000. To me this wonderful, hilarious story had so many profound meaning but what stood out to me then and now still is that we should not be attached to anything, even to something as precious as our sadhana book cos in the end we cannot take even that to our death beads. Instead we should rejoice, I guess that is why Lati Rinpoche laughed…laughing at how silly us grasp and get easily worked up over something we are attached to.

    This teaching we can apply to so many things in our daily life… how we get so easily upset when things don’t go our way and how we react. It is funny when we look back and think about it… all that anger we had, no one else is suffering except us. If we come across a bad situation, we should keep calm and think, and watch our minds. If the problem is solvable, why bother getting upset and ruining our entire day. Thinking of a solution calmly is much better then reacting to it negatively. Laugh about it if you can, rejoice upon it if it is good…hard as it may seem but it is better than having a heavy heart.

    Thinking that perhaps the robber may get a blessing is better than thinking the robber robbed “me” and did the robber robbed my belongings or rather my attachments?

  12. patsy on Dec 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    As like most people we would be upset and angry if someone stole our belongings. However, Rinpoche will always change something negative to positive. This blog article teaches us to be forgiving, to let go of attachment and to have compassion for those who harm us.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this experience with us.

  13. Martin on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:33 am

    What a good post this is that shows how we can and should turn bad situations into positive ones. This is one of the stories I have heard personally from Rinpoche and it has always stuck in my mind. Because of this story, when one of Rinpoche’s students had her bag snatched I remember that she laughed as she recalled Rinpoche’s own account of his similar experience and instead of lamenting her loss, made an aspirational prayer for the snatch thieves.

    We owe it to Lati Rinpoche that Rinpoche is here in Malaysia to teach us because it was Lati Rinpoche’s request for our Guru to be here. We are also very fortunate to have Lati Rinpoche’s relics in the Kechara Gompa and every time I see the holy stupa which houses the relic, I am reminded of how totally devoted Rinpoche has been to his Gurus even after they have passed on.

    Here is a video of Lati Rinpoche’s relic being invited to Kechara House: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXBZ-m6DbY

  14. Darren Kechara Paradise on Dec 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing the experience Rinpoche, there is always a reason for someone to steal, i hope the robber well and may he receive the dharma soon.

  15. Jessica Yap on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Everyday,there are at least one case of someone’s bag being snatched. This nearly happened to my sister, Pam, too. Thank Buddha she’s alright. She only has a few minor scratches and bruises and the bag wasn’t snatched away.
    I will always be mindful with my surroundings and be careful. Will make sure to remind the people around me to do the same too. I will also learn to let go if at all such misfortune befalls me.

    Rinpoche is such a perfect Guru. Rinpoche not only teaches us and leads by example, Rinpoche shares His experiences as well!

    Thank you, Rinpoche!

  16. harly on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

    it a very good experience..

  17. Li Kheng on Jun 5, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Hello Rinpoche,

    With the simple act of laughter and 1 sentence of advise, Lati Rinpoche presented Rinpoche (and now many others through this blog post) a powerful learning opportunity to be forgiving, unattached to material goods that can be taken from us at any moment and compassion to others…even those who have harmed us.

    From this example, I also see that there is always an opportunity to practice Boddhicitta and benefit others. May we all use this learning and begin to identify the many opportunities everyday to progress in our Dharma practice.

  18. Anna Tan on Apr 4, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for posting this up, my bag was snatched few hours ago and this post really help me to recollect my thoughts.
    I will do a prayer for the snatch thieves now.

    Hope that you will have a good rest.

    Regards,

    Anna

  19. Sean Wang on Mar 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I had many similar things happen to me that is somehow related to this post. Sometimes, whenever people would either swipe something from my desk or “borrow” stuff without returning it. This applies to smaller objects such as paper. I will feel frustrated but in the end I just believe that what they stole might have benefited them in one way or another. That makes me happy.

    People should feel happy when they are robbed as what is stolen may benefit someone in need.

  20. xiao s on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    what a powerful story!

  21. Elena on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I am humbled reading this post because it reminds me of yet another instance in Rinpoche’s life where forgiveness is learned. Learning to forgive those who ‘hurt’ you teaches you so many lessons about compassion and freeing the other person from the full karma of hurting you, about real generosity and being able to give freely to those who hurt you, and even about how an ‘I’ doesn’t really exist (so therefore there is nothing to hurt).

    I fold my hands to Rinpoche for the great guru devotion he has, that has led him to Malaysia to teach us.

  22. Ahimsa on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Appreciates the mantra, “Catch your mind! Don’t let it be bitchy!”

    I struggle with so many things right now but every time I remember this mantra, it helps a lot.

    Tsem Rinpoche talks in a way that makes you listen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gaPa6a5TpI&feature=related

    • Ahimsa on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Sorry, maybe I should have said, “slogan” instead of mantra.

  23. ck liew on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Lets work and put all effort for the rest of our lives to achieve even the 1% mind of Lati Rinpoche.

  24. Ahimsa on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    “Hatred cannot coexist with loving-kindness, and dissipates if supplanted with thoughts based on loving-kindness.” Please bless me to develop loving-kindness.

  25. Elsie Toy on Mar 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us. I really hope that the robber benefited from all the teachings he received from your bag. Hopefully, the power of the prayer books and holy pictures could have change his fate as a robber. May your books and holy pictures bless him and his family. Early this month it was my first time to visit the Gompa. My very first time to see the stupa that contains Lati Rinpochi at the altar of Lama Tsong Khapa, I couldnt stop crying. I dont know why but tears just comes to my eyes. Till Gim Lee had to tell me to stop crying.

  26. ngawang on Mar 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    thank u for posting this wonderful experience
    I have the habit of losing things and when my things get stolen, my mother used to tell me that it will take away all my misfortunes and barche
    from now i will pray that they get benefit from it, instead of misfortunes
    thank you for opening my heart

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    The word Voodoo is a term used to cover many religious practices, stemming from West Africa. The original religion still has millions of adherents in countries such as Benin, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria, especially among the Fon, Ewe, Yoruba and Kongo peoples. During the 17th and 18th centuries as European colonialists enslaved West Africans and had them forcefully shipped off to the Americas, they took with them their indigenous faith.

    Learn of Voodoo’s origins and the persecutions the practitioners suffered due to misconception. Learn how this relate to CTA’s actions: http://bit.ly/VoodooNCTA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 09:16 PM
    The Chinese Buddhist Billionaire Who Wants to Fix Your Brain

    Have you ever thought about why it is that people who have EVERYTHING are not happy? Probably because having everything in the world doesn’t actually bring happiness, but only leads to an extremely depressed, empty and bitter life because happiness is from the inside. Therefore it is very refreshing to read what Mr Chen has to say.

    Find out what did Mr. Chen said and how is he going to fix our brains: http://bit.ly/BillionaireFixYourBrain
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 07:08 PM
    Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal

    Today, there are five main Vajra Yogini power places in Nepal and, including Sankhu, they are Pharping, Patan, Bidjeswori and Guhyeshwari. The first four accept visitors from all over the world, while Guhyeshwari remains the only Vajra Yogini sacred power place that does not permit foreign visitors.

    Read of Naropa’s close connections with these places: http://bit.ly/4SacredVYSties
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 06:59 PM
    Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।

    When visiting the Bhagawan Dorje Shugden Chapel in Chabahil and the sacred Boudhanath Stupa, both in Kathmandu, Megnath just had to share Dorje Shugden with as many people as he could. Even back in his home town, Megnath wanted his friends, family and all the townsfolk to be blessed by Bhagawan Dorje Shugden. This included the local school, right next door to his family home. Just take a look below and see how he shared the sacred practice with many others. He is the type of person who, when he finds something good, he really wants to share it with others. Megnath is a kind, gentle and sincere person.

    Read and rejoice in Megnath’s sharing of Dorje Shugden which will greatly benefit his people: http://bit.ly/DSinNepaliSchool
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Nov 17. 2019 05:23 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the origin of Namkar Barzin, how he became one of the entourage of Dorje Shugden. From this story, we also learned that a high lama has the ability to subdue an unenlightened being and bind it by oaths to help to protect Dharma and Dharma practitioner.

    Since this is the case, there must be a high lama who can subdue Dorje Shugden and bind him by oaths so he does not harm people. Why is that until today, no one manages to subdue Dorje Shugden? The only explanation is Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being, therefore he cannot be subdued. We can safely rely on Dorje Shugden to help us to remove our obstacles in life and provide us a conducive environment to practice Dharma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/invocation-to-namkar-barzin.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    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
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    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
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    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.
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    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!!
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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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
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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