Guest Contributor – Tara

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Article submitted by Tara 

[Winning article for “A Chance To Bring Home Medicine Buddha — For Free!!” – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-chance-to-bring-home-medicine-buddha-%E2%80%93-for-free.html]

 

I must admit I feel a bit awkward writing this article. I am normally not one to boast about the things I do in my private life. For any other type of contest, I would most likely be nominating someone else and gushing on and on about how they should win a placement due to their wonderful nature and abilities. However, for this contest I am actually writing about myself (and my anonymous friend who doesn’t know I am including him!), so you will have to forgive the lack of humility in this letter.

It is not so much that I think I have performed such virtuous acts that I deserve to win this wonderful statue of Menlha. I have seen more love and dedication in others when it comes to caring for animals, than the simple things I do. A great example would be the video just posted on Tsem Rinpoche’s blog about Mr. Pak Mie and his extraordinarily compassionate work with dogs and cats. He is a true hero and if I cannot be considered for the statue I at least hope one would be sent to him so he and his animals may continually be blessed and his loving work can be carried on for generations to come. If I knew his contact information, I would have included it here for you!  But please, do try to send him one if you can find his information and think it would be something he would openly receive.

 

Pak Mie and his friends.

 

As I have stated above, what I do for animals pales in comparison, but I have always had a place in my heart for the care and protection of animals. First of all, I try very hard to live a vegan lifestyle. I am not perfect and sometimes I do regretfully eat some animal products from time-to-time, but otherwise I try very hard to contribute to a humane way of living through my diet. I am very thankful as well that Tsem Rinpoche is a huge advocate of vegetarianism, and his compassion and education for this topic makes my heart sing. I feel that we are lucky to have him to lead by example and show us that all life is important. I am thankful for him and his teachings.

Aside from trying to live a vegan lifestyle, I try my best in my own little way to protect the animals– wild as well as domesticated– that I come in contact with on a day-to-day basis. I live with my friend in an old house on 2.1 acres of land with a huge creek in back in southern New Jersey, USA.  Sadly, like most places in the United States, the land is continually bought up by builders and huge mansions are built over once precious farmland and forest areas, thus driving the animals out of their homes.

This thought upsets me greatly because I feel it is not our right to continually push these poor, defenseless animals out of their homes just so we can live in a huge house to show off to our friends. And once these homes are built and the deer start jumping out onto the road and accidents ensue, people blame the deer and other animals they kill! How is this logical?

That is why I took it upon myself to try to give the deer and other animals, such as the groundhogs, skunks, birds, squirrels, bunnies, frogs, mice– you name it– a place to call their own. A mini sanctuary, if you will. We have achieved this by setting up two feeding stations. Every week we go and purchase corn, black sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, thistle, sweet feed, and when the season is right we purchase apples in bulk, and plant clover for the animals. We even have a vegetable garden in the summer that we share with the animals, and make sure that any of the left over fruits and vegetables we do not compost is left out for them to eat. Since there is nice body of water to the side and back of us, it’s the perfect area for the animals to call their home and feel safe (at least when they’re not traveling around, as do the deer). Mind you, we are not trying to domesticate the animals in any sense. We believe that to be dangerous for the animals, so we feed them quietly without them knowing really how the food got there to begin with. We want them to understand there is a food source on our land as well as a sense of safety, but not be dependent upon us and still remain wild and on guard for their own protection.

 

Some of the many sweet deer whom come to feed around the property.

 

 

 

One of our groundhogs checking out the woodpile near the barn.

A froggie I rescued at work one day.

 

I didn’t realize just how much the animals felt safe here until a few weeks ago. Sadly, a deer that I had suspected that was sick died on the property. My friend found him by the barn near one of the feeding stations. There wasn’t any sign of harm on the deer’s body, so we believe he was just a sickly deer. My heart broke when I heard the news, because I would see this deer alone at odd hours during the day by himself, looking frail. I felt bad I could not help him, and wished there was something else I could have done to make him healthier. However, my friend and I were honored he died on our property, and were happy that he was finally at peace and no longer suffering. For some reason I just couldn’t let his body be eaten by the other animals in the area– as ironic as that sounds– seeing how the worms and maggots would feed on him eventually anyway. But we ended up burying him; we wanted to give him a more (in our minds) loving send off, and let his body rest in the place he felt the safest. I kept a

locket of his hair from his tail and keep it next to my small buddha statue and incense. I prayed that he be born to a better life, if not going straight to a state of nirvana. (In my mind, all animals are pure and perfect, and I cannot see how they wouldn’t reach nirvana right away. But that’s just my personal feeling on things, regardless of what the dharma teaches.)

 

 

 

The deer during better times. I named her Daisy until I realized it was a male, then he became Duke instead.

We are pretty sure it was the same deer, even though the pictures look totally different. Considering we haven’t seen him since, we are quite positive it was Duke. 🙁

 

So, yes, the deer are very important for us to protect here (and thus it helps to protect people driving on the road as well by giving the deer a safe haven), and even the smaller animals as well. As I have stated before, we live in a very old house, so it tends to be a refuge for mice. We love our little friends and our two dogs are always aware of their presence. Do not get me wrong– we are not overrun with mice, but from time-to-time we do have them staying when it is very cold out in the winter. Normally in the spring and autumn we catch the mice in humane traps and set them free a few miles away with food and nesting material in the forest, but in the winter months we let them stay and sometimes even leave food out for them when we know it is safer to stay in our house than it is to possibly stay in someone else’s house with poison or kill traps. Luckily most of the mice seemed to have taken refuge in the barn, where one of our feeding stations is located.

 

Look closely in the center and you will see one of our many mousey friends. 🙂

 

As I have mentioned above, we have two dogs.  My one dog is a Yorkshire Terrier and I love her to pieces. I always say, “I couldn’t love you anymore, Moxie, if I had given birth to you myself!” Our other “daughter” is a fairly new edition to our home. Last summer we rescued a Greyound. Her name is Ellie Mae and she has had it rough. We are not sure if she had been abused or is just naturally skittish or it is a combination of both, but she has gone from being a very scared, sickly dog to a dog who now trusts people and is thriving. If we had the time and money we would just fill this house with dogs.  My dream has always been to have a no kill shelter. Maybe or maybe not that will happen in this lifetime for me, who knows? But until then I will focus on my two current loves who bring us so much joy.

 

The loves of my life; my beautiful daughters.

 

I have always grown up with dogs, but if I wasn’t allergic to cats I would probably house them as well (although I would fear for the birds outside…!).  But we are always up for helping out cats when the moment arises. Growing up I used to carry around cans of cat food in my purse in case I would find strays. It would happen more often than not!

However the last time we helped out a cat was a rather sad situation. My friend (who is a landlord) had one of his tenants leave a pregnant cat in his basement after they moved out (they claimed it was not their cat). Everyone’s first reaction was “Call animal control!” or “Take it to the pound!” but we could not do that, considering it would lead to an almost certain death. Even though the cat was not our responsibility, we wanted it to be. So we ended up taking a very long journey with the cat which included helping it have its kittens, getting the mommy spayed, getting all the kittens and mommy their shots, then placing the kittens and the mommy in homes. I even named the mommy “Dharma” while we temporarily cared for it; I figured it was a fitting name.

 

“Dharma” with her kittens. They were truly sweet kitties.

I literally could go on and on for pages about the small things my friend and I do for the animals we encounter, but I will stop here. The only thing else I can say is that my friend is so good with animals and they love him, and I feel a special connection to animals as well. We try hard to educate others who are willing to listen and promote humane ways of living by our actions. We feel that every sentient being– no matter how small– deserves a chance at life. Even though it has taken me many years to overcome my phobia of certain bugs, even when they are in the house (and trust me there are a lot, especially when you live in an old house with lots of trees and shrubbery around!), we try to respect their life and take them outside or just leave them alone. We want this house to be a safe place for all sentient beings, not just the “cute” furry ones.

 

 

 

Ladybugs love visiting us.

Cool little fella, eh?

 

 

A nice instagram-ed picture of one of our many Cardinal friends. Isn’t he handsome?

Even bats like to hide out on the 3rd floor.

 

In conclusion, I know that there are probably other individuals out there who deserve the Menlha statue more than I do.  I have seen so many examples of selfless, beautiful work with animals over the years by other individuals, and they are the ones who have inspired me to perform small acts of kindness to the animals I encounter on a day-to-day basis. However, when I read the following description for this contest, I knew that it would truly be a blessing to have this statue on our property, watching over our beloved friends:

“Menlha’s energy is especially wonderful for animals, bestowing them with good health and powerful, positive imprints for their future lives…. This statue will bless all other creatures, big and small, which abide within the area.”

Therefore, even though I may not deserve the statute as much as the next person, I believe the many sentient beings that live on and around our property do deserve that great blessing. I am writing this article in honor of them, in order to win it for them, so that they may continue to be protected and blessed in this life and future lives to come.

Thank you for taking the time to read this as well as holding this generous contest.

 

With Metta ~

~ Tara

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  1. Girlie OOI on Mar 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Dear Tara

    Thank you for an interesting post.

    You home is like a mini zoo, housing visitors like insects and animals. They can sense your love for them.

    I hope more sponsors can come to you in your quest to help out these beings.

  2. mitra on Mar 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Tara,

    I really enjoy reading your post very much.to me
    that is the result that practiced Dharma in our daily life.

  3. Jutika Lam on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Tara,

    To me it is not awkward for you to write and boast once in a while… besides what is the point of having this competition when people don’t want to boast/write about themselves?

    So think about it.. not to awkward right?

    Getting back to the reason why you are writing this post about why you should deserve a Medicine Buddha Statue.

    I am extremely awed by the way you treat any animals that come to your house as well as your 2 acre land.

    I agree with you that the Honorable Pak Mie should indeed get one of our Medicine Buddha Statues to be place in his shelter so that his 600 dogs as well as his 100 cats can always be blessed as well for their good health and even if they were to pass away while in pain or sickness Medicine Buddha can guide them to take rebirth as a human so that they too can learn and enjoy practicing Dharma too!

    It is amazing how you shelter so many mice, bats, dogs, cats small insects as well as other animals.

    To me there is totally know reason why you should not win the Medicine Buddha Statue as there are not many people like you who would do such a thing to innocent animals.

    Congratulations on winning the Medicine Buddha Statue!!!!

    Keep up the good work and may Medicine Buddha bless you and all the pets, animals you now have as well as all the future animals to come.

    P.S Heard you have Instagram right? Do go and follow H.E Tsem Rinpoche’s Fanpage Account @tsemrinpoche http://statigr.am/search/tsemrinpoche ….. inform us when you are done!

    Love
    Jutika

  4. Felix Kong on Mar 18, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Thank you Tara sharing your touching story here . You are so good and love animals , setting up a place for them. May all the animals within your house area be bless and protect by Menlha .

  5. patsy on Mar 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you, Tara, for writing in with a wish to invite a Medicine Buddha to your home to bless all the beings roaming around your home. Your house is like a mini zoo; a haven safe and welcoming for the wildlife.

    Congratulations on winning the Medicine Buddha statue. May Menhla blesses you and your family including all those animals in your home.

  6. Sean Wang on Mar 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Tara, you post is extremely enjoyable. It is great to know that you transformed your house into a miniature animal sanctuary. There is so much humility and compassion at play here. Normally, people would not want to care for other animals due to their superiority complex but you are different and that’s what makes you beautiful! I wish for you to win the Medicine Buddha statue as your love for animals is so sincere!

    Love,
    Sean
    https://www.facebook.com/AnimalBefriendersCoalition

  7. sarahyap on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Dear Tara,

    Beautiful write up. Thank you for telling us your story and sharing all these wonderful pictures.
    Congratulations on winning the Menlha statue. May Menlha bless all these wonderful beings that roam around your house.

  8. hecelus tan on Mar 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    If we start to care about others sentient beings like animals and take care of them like taking care on our own family members and friends.Then we will find that our mind become light,happy and peaceful.These are the result that we really practicing Dharma in our daily life.

  9. hecelus tan on Mar 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    If we start to take care all types of animals like our own family members.Then it showed that we are compassionate and we will see that our own mind will become peaceful,light and happy.That is the result that practiced Dharma in our daily life.

  10. sweekeong on Mar 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you Tara for writing and wanting to win the Menlha statue for the animals you care for. You’re really deserving of Medicine Buddha’s blessing and protection. From your writing you are very concerned on how others treated the animals they encountered and you have taken the decision to do something about it to the best what you can do. What is very nice is making your land you’re living on animal friendly. Animals do not have sheltered to speak of unlike the humans. They are very much exposed to the elements especially in countries with four seasons. Although you’re giving food to the animals that happen to pass by to your property you make it a point that food is available but they do need to be independent to fence for themselves when they move to other areas.

  11. beatrix ooi on Mar 10, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Dear Tara, thank you for sharing your wonderful story. It’s really amazing to have people like you to care about the animals, I feel so happy for them. You are doing a great great job on helping those animals, may you have good health and long life so that you can benefit more animals. Thank You.

  12. Joy on Mar 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Dear Tara,

    Thank you for submitting your beautiful story and letting us all know that there are kind hearted people out there who really is doing all they can to help the animals around them. It is not often we hear people helping wild animals and this is the first time I am reading about this!

    ANimals have a sixth sense so I am sure they know that your property is a place they can find some solace and refuge in, hence they come. It is amazing to see your love and care for them and I am sure you and your friend do what you can to help them. Thank you for having a compassionate heart 🙂 I am sure a Menlha sitting outside in your garden area will bless the birds, deers and all the beautiful wild friends who come to visit.

  13. tsemtulku on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Read this beautiful story by Giel-Frédéric Foubert. He contributed to our contest of winning a Medicine Buddha statue. This young man will touch your heart. See here: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/?p=39751

    Contest: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/?p=39695
    Would you like to win? It’s not too late! TR

  14. Sharon Saw on Mar 9, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Dear Tara,

    Thanks for sharing your lovely story and all the photos!! You really love animals and even reflect it in your almost vegan lifestyle. i am happy that a Menlha statue will be blessing all the wildlife in your mini sanctuary. Animals can sense where there is love and i am sure that they flock to your land because of the positive energy you give out. Menlha will add his enlightened energies and blessings to your kind generosity. Congratulations!

  15. edward ooi on Mar 9, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche, it is good to see that there are peoples that loves animals other than the people among ourselves. Tara I wish you all the best on getting more sponsors so that you can spend it on buying supplies and save more wild animals. Thank you for helping these animals.

  16. Paris on Mar 9, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Tara, I am so awed by your incredible story, your humility and your amazing efforts to help these animals in your area. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your humility is especially astounding and I am so so glad that you did write in with your story and the beautiful pictures.

    I have never heard of someone doing animal rescues for wildlife like this, in a personal capacity and your story is so inspiring! There are many people who do rescues of domestic animals, such as dogs and cats so it must have been real unchartered territory for you to go out to help this very, very large and varied range of animals. I think it’s wonderful that you even just provide them a safe place to go to – animals can definitely feel that compassion and love of others and know that it’s a good place for them to be in.

    I am really happy that a Menlha will be coming over to you. His energies (especially blessed by Tsem Rinpoche) will definitely be of great benefit and immense blessings to all the animals who will come by him. And of course, great blessings for you and your friend too!

    Much love and appreciation for all you are doing xxxx

  17. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Tara,

    I really enjoy reading your post very much. Your house is like a little zoo, housed by various types of animals and insects.

    I really like your idea of setting up feeding places for the animals, I agree with what you have said, unless we take it upon ourselves to take care of them for the rest of their lives, we have to make them learned that they cannot depend on us for foods and everything.

    I love places where there are four seasons so that we can enjoy the differences. All seasons have beauty of their own.

    I wish that you can have your wish come true that you be awarded the Medicine Buddha statue, so that many more animals will be blessed in every trip that they come to your compound.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:50 PM
    In general jealousy seems to be bad for any relationships. It’s a feeling of resentment against someone, feeling of insecurity and conflict. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Well it becomes problematic when we act out in jealousy. Everything happen for a reason, some people have been doing well , wealthy and some do not , all these are our past karma. We should not feel jealous but rejoice for them. We should try self-confidence letting go the situation. Jealousy can be harmful as it will hijack our mind, ruin our relationships, destroy our family, and some extreme cases such stealing or killing as well . At times jealousy becomes lethal, as do domestic fights, and ends up killing others or themselves.
    To avoid jealousy we should accept and begin to appreciate who and what we are. Always rejoice to others and take them as an inspiration example. We should think less about ourselves, and more about others. Learning Dharma , practicing Dharma and putting into action , our jealousy will disappear. It’s the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/question-on-jealousy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:48 PM
    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
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    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
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    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

    https://bit.ly/2TeCHnH
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:36 PM
    In Dharma, we learned that everything is impermanent, good thing will never last forever, that’s why we should not be attached to it as when it was gone, we will suffer tremendously, and a good news is, bad things never lasts.
    Life is a journey filled with opportunities, hardships, heartaches and its test for our courage. There is always a reason of our existence in this life.Thank you very much for this good article.

    https://bit.ly/37PSlv3
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. I believe that everything happens for a reason ,and there is a reason behind everything. That’s why Rinpoche asked to think carefully and consider certain things. Due to Rinpoche’s clairvoyance, Rinpoche knew the consequent. Rinpoche wanted us to learn to be responsible for our decisions that is beneficial to all and not jumping into anything blindly. And that is how I pray to what I want to come to be published.
    Glad to know some knowledge of Mount Shasta which I have not heard before being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing with important explanations, some knowledge to learn and guidelines for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/growing-up-with-rinpoche-mount-shasta-and-our-first-dorje-shugden-post.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    It won’t be supress Rinpoche felt more Indian as Rinpoche have been staying in India long enough. His early life spent in the monastery in India, serving his teachers and the monastic community, has taught Rinpoche cooking more Indian foods than western foods. Even all these years in Malaysia, Rinpoche preferred Indian cuisine which is rich in spices and masala such as dhal, paneer tikka, aloo mattar and paneer butter masala. Rinpoche will go all the way his students to serve Indian food to visiting Sangha so they would get a taste of home. Glad to know more of Rinpoche through this article. With Rinpoche explanation of how he felt and inherent in the Indian tradition culture, traditional spiritual practice and devotion to a spiritual teacher. All these points that Rinpoche was more Indian as what Rinpoche felt and having a strong connection with it.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoche-felt-he-was-more-indian
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 23. 2020 09:17 PM
    So brave of Raden to risk his life to save the dog. How many of us would dare to take this step? It is an inspiring story that we all should care and love all living beings. They deserve to live freely too. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heart warming story.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aussie-model-saves-dog-read.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 23. 2020 09:00 PM
    It is ridiculous to think that a rabbinical court would sentence a dog just because they believe he was the reincarnation of a lawyer who offended the judge before. How would the judge know and can confirm that the dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer? Isn’t it abusing of power to make baseless allegation? This is us human trying to be more superior than animals and make decision based on own interest. Horrible act.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-lawyer-dog.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 22. 2020 07:42 PM
    Beautiful artwork done on these two Vajra Yogini statues by KSA team . Just from a simple statues to a colorful blinking beautiful realistic images of Vajra Yogini. Well done to KSA. Merely looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these stunning pictures of Vajra Yogini.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/thupten-la-and-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 22. 2020 07:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post explaining each and every steps the importance of starting our Dharma practice on Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini being one. Besides our daily sadhana we should engage in Vajrayogini’s practice without delay. Life is short, not to waste our time . Start now learning from stretch, as Rinpoche has create the beautiful pure land for us to practice Dharma. For me,I still have plenty to learn and improve myself . I am one of those lucky one to have meet Rinpoche in this life and to become part of Kechara. Reading this post gave us a better understanding of how to prepare ourselves before receiving the practice of Vajrayogini . We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche sharing this post , once again thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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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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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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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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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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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