How Much Do You Know About Hair?

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Hair is predominantly made up of Dead Cells. As new cells die inside our scalp, they are pushed to the end of the hair follicle and emerge as a compressed matter called Keratin. Tiny blood vessels at the base of every follicle feed the hair root to keep it growing.

But once the hair is at the skin’s surface, the cells within the strand of hair aren’t alive anymore. Hence, hair should be well cared for if optimal style and condition needs to be achieved.

 

What Type of Hair Do You Have?

Hair is usually categorised according to its thickness and texture.

Hair thickness can be categorised as fine, medium or thick.

Hair texture can be categorised as straight, wavy, curly or kinky.

Understanding your hair type will help you manage it well. Different types of hair need different forms of care. This is with respect to both hygienic care as well as aesthetic purposes.

With regards to hygiene, the general questions are how often should you wash your hair? The optimal answer depends on the type of scalp and lifestyle of the person.

 

Types of Hair Textures and Their Care

 

Straight Hair

This is the most common hair texture and hairstyle. There are different types of straight hair.

How to Identify:

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  • Type 1 is completely flat and has little or no body. It has difficulty holding a curl. Common with Asian people.
  • Type 2 is straight but can hold a curl. It sporadically bends here and there and turns in at the ends.
  • Type 3 is generally straight but has more bends and when dried gives a tousled look without the use of any tools. This type of hair tends to be thicker and coarser.

Common Problems:
In general, straight hair is flat and limp. It is a challenge to make it voluminous as it does not hold volume.

Advantages:
Sleek and glossy look. For those who like the straight and flat look, this is the perfect wash and go hairstyle.

Care Tips:
Straight hair can be cared for using a mild shampoo. Heavy moisture/oil-based shampoos are not suitable as they will further flatten the hair texture and look. For long straight hair, conditioner on the ends is sufficient. The hair should be kept as neutral as possible in order to enhance its lightness and shine. During styling, if curling tongs and heavy blowdrying is involved, a heat protection product must be used to protect the hair from heat damage.

Style Tips:
hairAStraight flat hair is not suitable for those with a round or chubby face as the flatness will emphasise the roundness of the face. In this case, volume must be added to the hairstyle to compliment the round face. Volume can be added via skilful cutting; otherwise a perm will be the best solution. Colour highlights may be added to give the illusion of volume.

 

Wavy Hair

Wavy hair gives the most natural look. Wavy hair also comes in different categories.

How to Identify:

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  • Type 1 wavy hair is loose and non-frizzy with light S-shaped curls with a beach look. It is easily weighed down by styling products.
  • Type 2 wavy hair has slightly tighter waves which are clearly defined and may look frizzy if there is a lack of moisture. This type can be controlled by texturisers and gels.
  • Type 3 wavy hair has tight waves that form loose spirals. It is generally frizzy and bouncy. This type of hair needs more moisture. Control with gel products will give optimal results.

Common Problems:
Frizziness will set in if the hair lacks moisture or is not looked after correctly.

Care Tips:
An average moisture-based shampoo will be the best for wavy hair and conditioning is necessary too. Texturise the hair after washing with another light to medium-weight leave-in moisturiser to keep it conditioned and glossy. For longer hair, do a weekly hair mask to ensure good levels of moisture to keep the waves healthy and natural looking.

Style Tips:
hair 0.9This hair type is usually light and bouncy with natural volume. Short, medium or long styles can be easily created. Always use some leave-in products like moisturisers and hair oils. Using a diffuser to dry the hair will also give it a nice natural tousled look. Otherwise, blow dry using large round brushes to give it a smoother voluminous look.

 

Curly Hair

How do we differentiate curly hair from wavy hair? These two terms are often used interchangeably but in actual fact, they are different in terms of curl tightness, thickness and texture. Curly hair will have a tighter S-shape which holds a curl pattern even when unstyled.

How to Identify:
Curly hair consists of different degrees of curliness. It ranges from wavy to loose to tight curls and can even get kinky and frizzy.

Common Problems:
Curls usually impart a somewhat messy feel. However for those who like volume, you will have an abundance of it. Curly hair is greatly affected by the weather as well, predominantly by the moisture levels in the atmosphere. In high humidity areas, curly hair will be more frizzy.

Care Tips:
In general, curly hair needs a lot of moisturising especially at the ends. Opt for sulphate free shampoos to give the best curl results. A satin sleep cap or pillowcase will also protect your precious curls all night long from getting frizzy or flat.

Those with curly hair should not use hairbrushes. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb or just comb your fingers through your hair.

Caring for curly hair can be quite interesting as it may not follow the norm. Certain types of curly hair cannot be washed too often with shampoo. There’s a concept known as “Co Washing” which means using conditioner to wash the hair instead of shampoo, which can produce beautifully nourished curls. Conditioner does contain a very small amount of detergent.

However, if the scalp is suffering from oiliness, dandruff or sensitivity, co washing is not recommended. In this case, one can alternate co washing with normal washing as the scalp needs to be clean to avoid further problems. Co washing conditioners are available in the market.

Style Tips:
Curly hair is better suited to longer styles if one is not keen to spend time on styling the hair. Alternatively it is nice in a tight crop style. Otherwise, it has to be styled to look fashionable and orderly. There is a wide choice of equipment and gadgets in the market to help style curly hair; examples are straightening irons, curling irons, electrical curling brushes, hot rollers, etc.

Use a diffuser when blowdrying curly hair. For best results, leave the hair to dry naturally. In addition, twisting the hair in small clumps will keep it less frizzy. Use water soluble gels or a light mousse to give it control and hold.

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Types of Scalp Conditions

Oily Scalp

If you have an oily scalp, wash daily with a shampoo that will clean your scalp well but not strip off all the nutrients from your hair. Oily scalps are caused by excessive sebum from overactive sebaceous glands. If the oil is not properly cleaned off, it will clog up the hair follicles, weaken them and result in hair loss.

Oily scalps are common amongst men. Ladies with long hair also tend to have a combination of oily scalps and dry ends. Oily scalps are more common in those living in hot climates.

If you have a combination of an oily scalp and dry hair, take special note to use a shampoo for oily scalps and combine it with a conditioner that is suitable for dry ends. Extra leave-in conditioner can also be used on the ends to give it more moisture and prevent split ends.

Those with oily scalps will struggle to maintain the form or shape of their hairstyle, as the top of the head will generally look flat and “wet”. Hence, choose a hairstyle that has a shorter top, opt for a fringe or bangs to provide volume. The hair of those with oily scalps is good for colouring, perming and other chemical processes, as the sebum provides a good layer of protection and the hair is less likely to be damaged by the chemicals. Hence, if your top is flat and oily, do a perm to give it a natural root lift, to enhance your hairstyle and overall look.

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Oily scalp

 

Flaky Scalp

Flaky/scaly scalp can be categorised as Seborrheic dermatitis, Scalp psoriasis or Eczema. The general term is dandruff. The underlying cause could be the immune system triggering excessive growth of cells, a fungal or bacteria infection, or just simply an allergic reaction, all of which can result in redness, itching and flakiness.

Flaky scalps can occur on both dry and oily scalps. If the scalp is very dry, use an anti-dandruff shampoo that can exfoliate the flakes and wash your hair at least three times a week. In some cases, one may feel sore or sensitive after the exfoliation. Apply a soothing scalp conditioner to calm the soreness and provide a balance to the scalp.

If the scalp is oily, exfoliation and deep cleansing are necessary and daily washing is recommended. Excessive sebum and flakes on the scalp can hamper its growth and health, resulting in hair loss and unhealthy hair.

Flaky scalp can be embarrassing as the flakes may fall onto your clothes and give you an unpleasant look. Hence many are shy to admit that they are having dandruff. Dandruff isn’t caused by poor hygiene, although it may be more obvious if you don’t wash your hair regularly. Stress and cold weather may also make it worse.

Dandruff may disappear after treatment and correct usage of shampoos and anti-dandruff products. However, it may often reemerge again every now and then depending on various conditions. This type of scalp situation is difficult to cure and a ritual for prevention must be done regularly i.e. use anti-dandruff products the moment you see the flakes.

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Dandruff scalp

 

Hair Loss

Hair loss is another serious concern. There are many reasons that can result in hair loss. It is primarily related to ageing and genetics. Hair loss can also occur due to hormonal imbalances, stress, childbirth, burns, injuries and X-rays. Medical conditions such as cancer, lupus, thyroid, diabetes, iron deficiency and auto-immune diseases as well as eating disorders and low protein diets can also lead to hair loss. Hair loss can also arise from an unhealthy scalp due to oiliness and dandruff.

For men, the most common form of hair loss is male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is related to the genes and male sex hormones. It usually begins with a receding hairline at the temples to form an “M” shape with thinning hair on the crown. During the initial stages, a skilful haircut can help to camouflage the baldness. Male pattern baldness can set in as early as the teenage years though it is more common in adults, with the likelihood increasing with age. Genetics also plays a big role. Men who have close relatives with male pattern baldness are at higher risk. This is particularly true when their relatives are on the maternal side of the family.

On average, we have 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on our heads. Each day, an average of 100 hairs will fall out. We may not notice this as they do not all fall out at once but throughout the day. So how do you know if your hair is falling or not? The most simple test is to run your hands through your hair. If your hair comes out easily without any tugging and happens each time you run your fingers through your hair, then most likely you are having some form of hair loss. You can also go to the professionals to have your hair and scalp scanned. If the results show weak follicles and thinning strands, then likely there is hair loss too.

However, some types of hair loss are temporary especially those related to childbirth and hormonal changes. Caring for hair loss with appropriate products can stop the hair fall and in some cases, rejuvenate new growth too. For very serious balding, hair transplants via grafting can also be done.

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Hair loss

 

Sensitive Scalp

Many people experience sensitivity, tenderness or soreness on their scalps. This may or may not result in flakes. This sensitive scalp condition can result from stress, changes in climate, changes in water content in different countries, hormonal imbalances and allergies. The scalp becomes reddish and feels sore or sensitive to the touch or products. This is usually short term and the scalp will normalise with time. However, during the period when it is sore, we can use a scalp calming shampoo, conditioner and scalp tonic to ease the sensitivity. Chemical processes like colours or perms should be avoided if the scalp is in a sensitive state, otherwise the condition will worsen.

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Sensitive Scalp

 

Other Scalp Conditions

Some of the rarer scalp conditions that you may experience are ringworm (more common in children), cysts and folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles due to products or shaving which will result in little pus bumps like pimples). All these conditions can be treated by the doctor.

Lice contamination in hair can also occur in children or adults. The symptoms include itchiness, soreness in serious cases, a ticklish sensation on the scalp and the appearance of lice eggs (white substances on the scalp and hair). Some may not realise they have lice contamination until six weeks into the infection. Lice infestations are highly contagious via sharing of personal belongings like hair brushes or combs, hair clips, hats, pillows and sheets. Hair lice can be treated with anti-lice solutions that come with a special lice comb. This is easily purchased from a chemist/pharmacy. Family members of the infected person should also treat their hair as a preventive measure.

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Hair Lice

 

More Factors

Other factors which affect the scalp and hair are:

  • Lifestyle: If you live a very active outdoor lifestyle, then a daily wash will be necessary to keep your hair clean. Otherwise it is good enough to wash your hair three to four times a week.
  • Health: Medicines and drugs may effect the condition of your scalp and hair.
  • Age: Common hair challenges resulting from ageing are greying and hair loss.
  • Chemical Treatments: If you often subject your hair to colors, perms and straightening processes, then extra care rituals have to be observed. For instance, use appropriate shampoos, conditioners, texturisers, masks, heat protection products and scalp tonics that are suitable to optimise your style. Regular in-salon tailor-made rituals give great results too.

 

More Care Tips

It’s common to spend more time and money on our face and less on our hair. This concept should change. An effective routine should be set for caring for the scalp and hair. A detailed scalp and hair diagnosis can be done in a professional salon and a customised ritual can be recommended to clients to guide them on how to care for their scalp and hair. Hair plays a big part in achieving the perfect look! It is after all our crowning glory.

  • Choose a shampoo that suits your scalp condition. If you have a normal scalp, then choose a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type.
  • Avoid using very hot water to wash your hair.
  • If your scalp is dry, condition it with a scalp conditioner or scalp masque. If your scalp is oily or if your hair is falling, do not condition your scalp.
  • Lessen the usage of high heat tools when styling your hair. In particular, do not use them on a regular basis without using heat protection products.
  • Hair generally needs conditioning especially on longer lengths. If your hair is chemically treated with a colour, perm or straightener, extra care needs to be put in to ensure it is healthy and glossy.
  • If you intend to do more than one chemical process, schedule them in the correct sequence. The general rule is to always do your hair colour last. Also, space out the timing of these processes.
  • When problems arise, do not procrastinate getting a solution from the professionals. If the problems are ignored, they can become chronic and it will be much harder to treat.
  • It is also important to maintain a nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle in order to have great hair.

 

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  1. Justin Cheah on May 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I always thought I am so called blessed with nice hair count and quality. I never bothered much about maintaining it though but after reading this article, thanks to you Grace, now I know where to have my hair cut and treated for your professionalism and talent dealing with hairs. Interesting article which provides all sorts of tips for us to maintain it.

  2. Wei Theng on May 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you Grace for sharing on different types of hairs & scalp. It is very detailed and informative. As there are so many types of shampoo available in the market, i learned that we should “Choose a shampoo that suits your scalp condition. If you have a normal scalp, then choose a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type.” Treat the scalp first then on the hair type.

    Thanks Grace!

  3. Andrea Lai on May 7, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I think my hair is the typical type. In my teenage, my hair is rough, thick and many. As I grow older, my hair quality starts reducing due to too much chemical treatment such as hair dye and perm. As a result, my hair suffered dry and split ends. Much information I received advice from hairstylist was never rub your hair with towel because the force fricative between hair and towel will damage hair moisture which later caused split ends.
    To prevent my hair from further damaged, I only used olive oil to maintain my hair moisture. Thank you Grace for sharing your knowledge and some hair tips in this article.

  4. Pastor David Lai on May 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Interesting article that’s different. I think I experience hair thinning, which i think I get it from my maternal side as my mom experience the same thing in her younger years. I don’t really have male pattern balding. What I experience is literally thinning of my hair and the fact that they are getting more sparse especially around the crown area of my head. I guess eventually, I would have to go bald as my hair would become more and more sparse.

    On the other hand, I also have grey hair as more and more of my hair are turning white over time. This process began way in my teenage years but have become particularly pronounce in recent years, probably owing to my irregular sleeping pattern and diet. I used to dye it a lot but I have decided to let it turn naturally white. I guess, as I get older, I just prefer a simple daily regiment and let nature takes it course.

  5. Cynthia Lee on May 2, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Thank you Grace for the insightful sharing. Not only do I suffer from very fine hair, but I suffer from very oily scalp. Hopefully one day I am brave enough to shave it all off like the monks and nuns. In the meantime, tips as simple as choosing the right shampoo and avoiding very hot water for oily scalp definitely help without too much effort. Life is about a balance. We should look presentable yet not spend all our time looking good.

  6. KarenC on May 2, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Dear Grace, thanks for the informative article. I understand more about my hair now and how to tackle my scalp problem that bothers me for long time. Many of us when deal with hair/scalp problem, we do not really research enough to understand the root of problem and yet we keep on trying different products in the market hoping to solve our problem, it’s really important to read up and understand if we want a real solution to our problem, so thanks for this article 🙂

  7. Fong on May 2, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Wow, I knew hair care was complex but never truly appreciated it true depth and breadth. The last point to note ass stated in the list “It is also important to maintain a nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle in order to have great hair.” is what most people would overloook. What a tell-tale sign that is to have hair that is less than lustrous, that it is time to make an appointment with your primary healthcare personnel.

    This is also great to know, as then we can look out for other members of the family such that we can help them better to stay healthy.

    Thank you, Grace for the great tips.

  8. William Chua on Apr 25, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you Grace for sharing your experience and knowledge on hair. The hair care tips are very useful for me as it make me aware on how to care for my thinning hair better. We should not have attachments on our hair but we still need to look presentable for someone who is practicing Dharma so that we can be an example for others to follow.

  9. Stella Cheang on Apr 25, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you, Grace, for sharing with us the many tips on how to care for and maintain our hair. Personal grooming is important because when we care for our appearance, we are respecting the people who have to deal with us. Caring for our hair, making sure that it is neat and clean should be something we need to take care of since young as it is part of personal grooming. The key is not to be attached to our body and outer-images, that results in spending much time and resources just to make ourselves look good.

  10. Anne Ong on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you Grace for this interesting informative article about hair. There is really a lot of knowledge and tips to learn from your write up and from someone whom i can really trust with such experience! Thanks again for your wonderful effort 🙂

  11. Echeah on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks Grace for this informative article. First impressions count when people size you up and hair is often noticed first. I think the greatest fear of most people is hair loss. Other hair problems like greying, dandruff, oiliness, texture etc, can be treated or is not unacceptable, but hair loss is dreaded as there is nothing much you can do about it and it’s a dead end! Yes there is perhaps transplantation or wigs, but not really the same as the real crowning glory and it comes at a cost. It also becomes the butt of people’s jokes. Nice hair comes with praise and admiration. But the underlying issue is the ego, right? If there was none, none of it would matter.

  12. wan wai meng on Apr 24, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Thank you Grace for sharing your insights into people’s hair and the various way to keep it healthy, and how to look as perfect as we can. As our appearance is the first thing people will come in contact with, and it is always good to make a good impression.

  13. Vivian Ong on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Thank you Grace for this informative sharing about our hair. After reading through this article, I learn something from it. I can share this article with family members and friends who problem with their hair or scalp. Thank you for the useful tips too.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  14. Lin Mun on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you Grace for this interesting articles about hair. There are just so much info which we do not know previously. Most of the time we may neglect the details, thinking as long as we clean our hair everyday it is sufficient. But there are so many things we need to know for example types of hair, scalp condition, our environment and our physical condition which may affect our hair. Great tips.

  15. Datuk May on Apr 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Every human being’s crowning glory is that headful of hair. It is so beneficial that we in Kechara, a diverse organisation, have various professional Buddhist members, resulting in having this very extensive article of advices for us to maintain our crowning glory.

    It is the amazing diversity of interests, that our Guru has created that benefits all both physically and spiritually that makes https://www.tsemrinpoche.com a living temple of empowerment.

    Thank you, Grace for this article.

  16. Samfoonheei on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Well i do not have much knowledge obout hair till i read these imformative article.Thank you Ms Grace Leong,,,i do enjoyed reading it as i learned some knowledge from it at least i could know what hair type i do have and taking caring of it.Very useful tips too.
    Yes it true,most of us spend more time and money on our face and less on our hair. With your useful tips ,i am sure more people will be taking care of their hair and scalp too .
    Thank again Ms Grace Leong for sharing

  17. Sofi on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Thank you Grace for this interesting article on hair with the various types and conditions we may face. It helps us to understand how best to take better care of our hair. It is true that we do spent more on our facial products and neglect the quality of hair products that we use. Now with your detailed explanation, I am sure that many will be having lovely tresses soon.

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    Tsunami Memorial in Sri Lanka is a monument remembering the 35,000 people who lost their lives just in Sri Lanka during the 2004 tsunami. In loving memory of the 40,000 people who died in the tsunami and the thousands largest single rail disaster in world history. The powerful Sri Lanka tsunami-rail disaster occurred when a crowded passenger train was destroyed on a coastal railway in Sri Lanka by a tsunami. Built by Japanese Buddhist community to commemorate this tragedy, Sri Lanka has erected a Buddha Statue dedicated to everyone who lost their lives, as well as the people who survived. A beautiful place of sad memory . Having this Buddha statue built there will definitely plant the seeds of enlightenment for who visited this place and seeing is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/touching-and-beautiful-tsunami-memorial-in-sri-lanka
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 11:01 PM
    Thank you for the sharing the Buddhist Tsunami Memorial in Sri Lanka. Very touching article, heart breaking to read and to see pictures of the Tsunami tragedy. It was Sri Lanka’s worst and biggest natural disaster in recorded history. Many people were killed and thousands lost their home and family.

    As we know horrify incident always remarks many unpleasant feelings and memories.
    Despite the widespread wreckage and the unfathomable lives claimed, there remains a sense of optimism in the country.

    Appreciation the people involved to build a Buddha statue to purify the mind, builds up the serenity within ones and motivates to overcome the negative emotions of fear, hence uplifting the mind and focusing the attention on the reality of the materialistic world. May Buddha bless and calm all those that passed away from the tsunami.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 02:13 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a protector that is karmically very close to us which enables him to help us with such effectiveness and speed. There are many similar testimonies which prove to us that this protector is very beneficial for us.
    Due to the power of Dorje Shugden , miracles happened and she is well after many offerings such as incense, light and pujas following Rinpoche’s advice.Thank you for this amazing miracle story of Dorje Shugden.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-dorje-shugden-miracle
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:46 PM
    Venerable Geshe Sopa-lah a learned-monk spoke from his heart feelings and thoughts about what happening around the Dorje Shugden controversy and Dalai Lama as well. Those years back in India Geshe-lah did helped in the many buildings in Gaden Shartse Monastery where our Lama helped in the funds. He paints the truth of his experience sharing what he knew and gave a few points of advice. A friend of our lama for over 20 years, Venerable Geshe Lobsang Sopa-lah visited Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia in 2016. Geshe Sopa-lah has been actively involved in the campaign against the Dorje Shugden ban since 1996. He is in fact blacklisted, ostracised and persecuted, family tides cut as he bravely spoke about ban and even attended the protests. Sadly all of his family have since cut communications with him. Geshe Lobsang Sopa-lah now lives in Vermont, USA ,serving HH Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/learned-monk-geshe-sopa-lah-really-shares-his-experiences.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:45 PM
    Ooh dear could not imagine a well known man …James Jameson heir to the whiskey empire did such a cruel act. Well he might have his reason to do but I am sure the horrific incident will haunt him foe life. He was the grandson of the man whose signature appears on the whiskey bottles. Heartfelt reading what he did, bought an 11-year-old girl for the price of six handkerchiefs and gave her to a local chief where cannibalism existed at that time in Africa. He witnessed the most horribly sickening sight of the girl being dismembered piece by pieces , cooked and eaten without a particle remained, while he sketched the whole process. This is the most horrific, shocking story I came across.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sad sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/james-jameson-disturbing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 26. 2020 01:44 PM
    Everyone of us have the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In this modern time I would not imagine such incident of religious liberty exist. In a school of Louisiana, USA, a teacher spoke against a Asian student CC of his religious beliefs in a number of ways. CC was berated, harassed by teachers, administrators and even to that extend of receiving calls to his house. CC ‘s parents could not tolerate anymore and decided to file a lawsuit and won the case. Religious freedom, should be allow to all. Freedom of religion requires not only freeing religion from undue government regulation and interference from any one.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/so-much-ignorance.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 10:57 PM
    Surprise to know our colon contain of poison due to unbalance diet of food intake. It really true, our body is often conceded toxins as a result of an unhealthy food consumed. However i think it is best to keep a food journal correctly to maintain and track our food intake.

    It is really important to eliminate waste from your body every day to maintain a good lifestyle and stay healthy. Hoping to keep the simple ingredients in mind and help many to keep their colon healthy.

    Thank you very much for the article sharing a great fact that we need to take it
    seriously to save life.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 04:09 PM
    A very good choice to place a Buddha statue there to bless the beings that are around that area. Many people had lost their lives during the tsunami in 2004 and I believe that area will be full of the spirits of the people that lost their lives during disaster.
    It good that Sri Lanka has since built and dedicated a Buddha statue for the deceased and to plant the seeds of enlightenment for all who visit and see it. Thank you for sharing nice article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2UC2g2K
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:45 PM
    Winston Churchill was a British politician, military officer and writer who did twice served as the prime minister of Great Britain. Churchill did helped to lead a successful Allied strategy with the U.S. and Soviet Union during World War II. I did not know of his dark side till this post. Winston Churchill was in fact a clear racist and a stubborn imperialist. To many historians Churchill was seen as at the most brutal and brutish end of the British imperialist spectrum. Churchill’s imperialism was motivated only by an altruistic desire to elevate the putatively lower races. Winston thinks only of the colour of their skin. He hate Indians recording to him they are a beastly people with a beastly religion. These are another side to Churchill’s politics and career that should not be forgotten amid the endless parade of eulogies.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing of this great statesman with a darker side behind.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/not-his-finest-hour-the-dark-side-of-winston-churchill.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:44 PM
    Thank you H.E. Gyara Rinpoche for spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many thousands Tibetans in Tibet . H.E. Gyara Rinpoche an erudite scholar recently gave Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation to thousands of monks and lay people in Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has claimed that Dorje Shugden practice is a minor practice on many occasions. This is not true at all, looking at the pictures tells all. Thousands of Tibetans gathers at Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery, listening to Gyara Rinpoche’s teachings as well as the Guhyasamaja initiation clearly has proven it. He also gave commentary on Dorje Shugden’s qualities, history to strengthen the people’s faith in Dorje Shugden and explaining about the controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great news and may more people have knowledge and understanding of Dorje Shugden . May the ban on it be lifted soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 25. 2020 03:41 PM
    Truly a selfless heroine indeed Neerja Bhanot an Indian senior flight attendant who died while saving 340 passengers on Pan Am Flight 73. The plane was hijacked by terrorists dressed as security guards during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan. She died heroically helping cockpit crews escape in order to ground the plane so it could not be flown. Amazingly her quick action she hid passports of passengers so the hijackers could not determine passenger nationalities. She also managed to open the emergency door assisting a number of passengers to escape from the plane. But sadly as the hijackers opened fire on passengers and crew, Neerja Bhanot lost her life shielding the three children from bullets. Her bravery, courage and noble qualities , she was awarded awards for her selfless act and a film entitled “Neerja” was released, portraying her herioc life. A trust fund was set up in memory of this amazing woman. Even till today the Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust fund continues to do great work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story of a selfless heroine.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/neerja-bhanot-a-selfless-heroine.html

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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    12 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    12 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    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
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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
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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
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