Chef turned HERO

Apr 8, 2011 | Views: 1,718

Narayanan Krishnan, a talented award-winning chef in a 5 star hotel group, was short listed for a prestigious job in Switzerland. Little did he know that a short family visit before leaving for Europe would change everything. What he saw in his hometown shocked him enough to rethink his course of life.

“I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food” Krishnan said.

Krishnan was visiting a temple in the south Indian city of Madurai in 2002 when he saw the man under a bridge. After that incident, Krishnan quit his job within the week and returned home for good to care for the countless people that could not care for themselves.

A year later, he founded his nonprofit Akshaya Trust and now, at 29, he has served more than 1.2 million meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – to India’s homeless and destitute, mostly elderly people abandoned by their families and often abused.

Akshaya is Sanskrit for “undecaying” or “imperishable”. Krishnan chose this name to signify that human compassion should never decay or perish.

Krishnan buying and preparing food for the homeless people in India. The group’s operations cost about $327 a day, but sponsored donations only cover 22 days a month. Krishnan subsidizes the shortfall with $88 he receives in monthly rent from a house his grandfather gave him.

 

Krishnan personally prepares and packs freshly cooked simple, vegetarian food for his 400 clients everyday.

 

The donated van which Krishnan and his team uses to seek out the homeless under bridges and in the nooks and crannies between the city’s temple. Krishnan begins his day at 4am, covering 125 miles, routinely working in temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Krishnan distributing food to the homeless in India. He often hand-feeds his clients everyday. He says many of the homeless seldom know their names or origin, and none has the capacity to beg, ask for help or offer thanks. They may be paranoid and hostile because of their conditions, but Krishnan says this only steadies his resolve to offer help.

 

Food is not all Krishnan gives to the homeless. He provides them with basic needs such as clothes as well. Krishnan carries a comb, scissors and razor and is trained in eight haircut styles that, along with a fresh shave, provide extra dignity to those he serves.

Krishnan’s good work has drawn interest from CNN and he was nominated as one of the top 10 CNN heroes of 2010.

 

CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan

 

Krishnan is a good example of a single person who places the welfare of others as his first priority. The passion, determination, thoughtfulness and care Krishnan puts into feeding the homeless is unrivaled. He shows us what it is like to be selfless in everything we do, from using what little savings he had and income he receives, to living in the kitchen where he prepares food for his clients, all in the best interest of the homeless.

Although faced with a constant shortage of funding, to the point where Akshaya Trust had to halt their construction of Akshaya Home, a dormitory they planned to build where shelter could be provided for their clients, such obstacles never deterred Krishnan because of his strong and unwavering motivation to help the needy.

Krishnan gives with so much love, care and affection. You can see he is happy and you can see he is doing something that comes from deep within his soul. What a beautiful person. What an example to let me know that compassion exists. I thank Krishnan for inspiring me beyond what I can type here.

He is certainly one of my heroes…

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  1. Lin Mun on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Krishnan’s effort and hard work in contributing to the society is very inspiring. He is willing to let go of his high paying job to Switzerland and staying back in India to operate a soup kitchen for homeless. On top of that he is willing to accept the hardship of financial restraint every month in maintaining his service for the people living in the street. I hope his good work will bring more awareness and sponsors for him especially when CNN showed the video of his work and awarded him with top 10 CNN heroes.

  2. edward ooi on Jun 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Krishnan is so kind. I think he is the kindest person in the whole wide world. Some selfish people even kill other people just to get money. And Krishnan gave almost everything he have to feed these people that he barely even knows. The world will soon be in peace if people started caring for each other.

  3. Paris on Feb 26, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I think what makes Krishnan even more of a hero is that he made a very deliberate and firm choice to do this, opting to serve others instead of pursuing this well-paying prestigious job in Switzerland that would perhaps have secured him better wealth / financial stability and even reputation. It’s wonderful that he starts where he is, with whatever he has to help in the best capacity that he can. Many of us make excuses that we can’t help because we don’t have enough, we’re not good enough, we’re too young or too old – Krishnan shows us how we can start at any time, in any way. He started by just going out to buy and cook the vegetables himself. Any of us can do something like this. We don’t have to cook say 1000 meals, but we can cook 10. Helping even 10 people in a small way is better than helping none while we sit & wait to be able to do 1000!

    And the best thing of all is that while Krishnan “gave up” a more prestigious job, what he’s doing now for others has probably earned him far more respect, more “prestige” than the other job would ever have.

  4. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Krishnan looks such a simple man with a humble look, yet behind this simplicity lies great culinary skills and a golden heart.

    His willingess to give up everything in order to serve many unfortunate people back at his home put me in shame when I read this. Obviously, he can have a great life just by continuing his role being a cook in the 5-star hotel or just anywhere with his talents.

    Following the rule of Karma, I believe that Krishan will live a life of abundance. He will be served with great foods, nice clothings and be respected by many, because of what he has done in this life.

    Although India is still a developing country, the difference between the rich and the poor can be very unimaginable.

    I hope very much that through the recognition that he receives from CNN, he can receive more sponsorships from people so that he can concentrate more on his charitable works. Having to worry about finances slow down good works.

    Krishnan is definitely an inspiring man. I have this hope that I can meet up with him one day.

  5. wah ying on May 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    这是一个很阳光的报道,告诉我们人人都可以是这个给别人带来阳光和希望的人。布施可以是一片面包,一个笑容,捐出一栋建筑物,借出一个耳朵倾听;我们可以从这些,从身边的人开始。

  6. skyong on Apr 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Wow such great compassionate and courageous heart. At 29 he is already a famous chef. He quit his job to serve hungry and homeless.

  7. Irene Lim on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:58 am

    He is certainly a hero. The compassion in him is really inspiring and wonderful. I pray for many more heroes like Krishnan and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to appear on Earth. The world needs them and many more. OM MANI PADME HUM…..

  8. deborah on Apr 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    He is selflessly compassionate, but the think that struck me was overcoming a very big obstacle in India – caste oppression. brahmin’s are the highest end of the caste system and they are super sticky about who they are- imagine when you cannot even marry outside your caste, how much worst to go and feed a lower caste on the street, to touch an “untouchable”.
    to me any form of oppression or bigotry is appalling and we do it in our own society even when we think we are just cracking a joke.

    i love his statement “i am a human being. for me everybody is the same”.

    We sometimes need to also look at the small things we practice in life. it may be the small actions and mindset that prevents us from doing the bigger practice of compassion and kindness

  9. Hapi Bunni on Apr 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Giving Is Receiving.

  10. Ash Ng on Apr 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    A truly inspiring man who cares for the poor and homeless without looking down on them as every human being is Equal and should be treated Equally. I like Mr. Krishnan’s phase ‘Food is physical nutrition and love is mental nutrition’ (as mentioned in June’s comment) and has made me think deeper about life.

  11. June Kang on Apr 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Mr Krishnan said “Food is a physical nutrition and love is mental nutrition”, His inspire me and made me think what had i done so far for others? He is a great example to me.

  12. Lanse on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    It touched me deeply when he said this:

    “For them to feel psychologically that…they have a hand to hold, hope to live…”

    Yes, everyone needs hope, we all need love and I always believe that true love can change everything.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an inspiring story and video.

  13. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Rinpoche, you have redefined what it means to check out someone’s blog. I used to think checking out people’s blog one is inundated with a lot of views and thoughts by a particular person. But Rinpoche brings many different information and views from all types of sources and that is very powerful! I really enjoy the content on your blog very much.

  14. Judy Lam on Apr 18, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche: Thank you for sharing this touching story. It is commendable that Krishnan would give up a cushy and attractive job in Switzerland and instead care for the homeless and hungry in India. Being in Malaysia where we are used to comfort and convenience, most of us can never claim to be able to understand the hardship and difficult conditions Krishnan went through in India and yet, he struggled to continue on with his mission. This is a reminder that we all need to take a moment, sit back and ask ourselves as to ‘what are we doing today that will benefit other people’?

  15. May Ong on Apr 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Like KSK’s logo goes, Hunger Knows No Barriers and Krishnan exemplifies that regardless of his status as a Brahman or a highly paid Chef. He felt immediate connection to the feeling of helplesness of others seeing their suffering as his own. He took ownership of that suffering by giving back. He knew by giving was the way to happiness. He is everyon’s HERO who recognises his great deeds for the good of others.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Apr 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Like Rinpoche, Krishnan should be an inspiration for all to emulate – an ordinary man with such selfless and deep compassion for the sufferings of others, a Shantideva in the making. Though he had to face many paranoid and hostile ‘clientele’ who showed no appreciation but also hostility, yet he did not mind, but even undertook to attend to their barbering needs too! As Rinpoche commented on what Shin Tan said on FB, “It just goes to show that one person can make a difference and one doesnt need to be super rich or super intelligent” – like our KH with KSK as its soup-kitchen provider has today served and benefited tens of thousands of people is also a Brainchild of our Rinpoche, at that time also a one (poor) man show, but through KH has today grown into a 13 departments center to relieve the pains and sufferings of others through spirituality!

  17. lim huayling on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I admire the courage of Mr Krishnan. His selflessness and true compassion is rare in the society.Food and love make a human being healthy physically and mentally. I pray that I find my way to cultivate and bring benefits to the society.

  18. Chong Hin-KSJC on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Mr.Krishnan inspire me, just like Rinpoche.It is not easy to just give up and help other , without any agenda.Yet ,Mr.Krishnan show us example, if there is will, there is way. Thank you.

  19. So Kin Hoe on Apr 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Mr. Krishnan will be my inspiration to step out from comfort zone and help the needy.

  20. mitra on Apr 16, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    dear rinpoche thank you for share.i read all your blog.we very lucky to have our own ksk.we also can do more.we can fine few kindness people in the world.krishnan is verry good man he care many people. he alon but but he did alot.agen rinpoche thank you very much.

  21. ERIC LEE KSJC on Apr 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Thks Rinpoche, for showing us about the Krisnan’s story. it is very inspiring that actually this world was still full of compassion n we still have the ability to give more. Thks rinpoche to teach us through so many life example.

  22. Koh Hee Peng on Apr 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Actually the first time I watch the video, I don’t feel anything. Then the second or third time from the moment Krishnan mentions that due to his belonging to the brahmain family that there are objections to what he did that he is not suppoed to see the poor, touch the poor, hug the poor and feed the poor, I started crying. I don’t know why I cried. Several hours have passed and I don’t find myself being more compassionate after watching the video.

    • martin on Apr 17, 2011 at 1:26 am

      That was great sharing Hee Peng. Thank you. It would be good if you can help me organize a food distribution round in Malacca one of these weekends. You will feel that compassion has always been inside you waiting to be exercised.

  23. Koh Hee Peng on Apr 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Mr. Krishnan defies the habituation from being a Brahmin community and orthodox family that prohibits him from caring the poor, instead he quits his job and works full time in providing the poor and destitue food and also love and care by hugging them, bathing them, shaving them, spending time in talking to them, etc to make them feel human. Mr. Krishnan listens to his heart and makes a decision that has benefited so many.

    I notice that throughout the video clip his face is glowing and he is very compassionate. Mr. Krishnan does his works without agenda and yes, he is my HERO too. He is a real hero, not a hero who won a sport game, a war, or some fictional characters from comic books, but as an ordinary human being who has transform his mind for the sake of others to benefit others. I am so happy that in the world that we live in, there are still people who are selfless and compassionate, instead of wasting their energy pursuing their own materialistic goals.

    • ngeowchin on Apr 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Hee Peng,
      Its wonderful you notice that Krishnan’s face glows.Yes, that is why he is a true hero. Rinpoche said those with pure motivations will enjoy whatever work they do which benefit others because they don’t see it as work but as opportunity to benefit others and also themselves.Some go even further to consider it a privilege to share/give happiness to others as ultimately we are the beneficiary of such virtuous actions.

  24. June Tang(ksjc) on Apr 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    He shows a good example,really inspiring me to do more and give more for people.So touching to know that there are kind people out there with big hearts benefit others everyday without agenda.Thank you Rinpoche find many ways to teach us.

  25. Alan Chan-KSJC on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing Mr.Krishnan’s story. His compassion really inspire me.KSJC team will start KSK soon in Jobor Bahru.Thank you.

  26. Grace Leu-KSJC on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Compassion is no barrier.Mr.Krishnan show example to us what is true compassion. Most of us will choose better life for ourself rather than scrafice to other..i should start to think now what i can do for other..

  27. adeline on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    His selflessness and compassion really inspiring.He does everything himself,marketing,cooking,deliveries and not only that,he feeds them bathes them,shaves and cut their hair for them personally.He truly shows his loving kindness to the homeless and the forgotten ones by actions! He also huggs them compassionately and joyfully liked what Mother Teresa did for the sick and poor very touching!

  28. Helena Chin on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I saw this video sometimes ago,and really touched with tears. He is truely a wonderful,kind hearted and full of compassion person. BIG TIME HERO..!! Thanks for sharing Rinpoche.

  29. Andrew Chiam on Apr 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Real life hero. very inspiring.

  30. su_zan on Apr 12, 2011 at 2:24 am

    This video is really says that all of us could make a difference. Thank you for sharing this info with us Rinpoche.

  31. Hew Li Lyn on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Such a beautiful and inspiring man. The story of Krishnan made me feel both happy and sad. Happy because in today’s world with all its ugliness and sufferings, this one man has made it beautiful again. Sad because the same man has also shown me how stupid, selfish, insignificant and useless I am, who has everything to be grateful for in my life and still not satisfied with it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for such a wonderful story and for bringing me back down to earth.

  32. Lim KSJC on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks Mr Krishnan for the kindness and compassion, and thanks for Rinpoche for sharing this video with us. I will share this video and hope there is more ppl such as Mr Krishnan and KSK may be in every way in this world that able to take care the homeless.

  33. Dee Dee Quah on Apr 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story and setting up KSK so that many of us have an avenue to do just a fraction of what you & Mr Krishnan does.

  34. henry ooi on Apr 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    What our world needs now is more Mr Krishnan to selfishly provide sustenance to others who are hard core poor, homeless and destitute. It really is inspiring to read that Mr Krishnan really wants to help without any expectations. Yet many of us are sympathizers but not doers.

  35. KH Ng on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

    It put tears to my eyes to see Mr Krishnan doing all this for humanity. Food nourishes the body, love nourishes the mind. What a saint!

  36. Siong Woan on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

    From Leonard Chia (Kuantan Study Group):-

    Have just reached home after our KSK weekly round. We just managed to serve only 3 clients for tonight. We are glad to have 4 packets of vegetarian fried noodle sponsored by both O’s Corner Café ‘s boss. (Imag0045 : Ah. Keong – centre ; Ah. Lai- right of the photo). Our team tonight consist of : Mr Yeo, Ms Aw, Ms Wong, Ms Ang & Mr Chia.

    After reading about the story of Mr Krishnan in our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s blog, it really inspire us to keep on rolling and keep up this good work.

    Regards.
    Kechara Kuantan Study Group.

  37. Siong Woan on Apr 10, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this truly inspiring video.

    This is a true HERO who have found the meaning of life – to serve others!

  38. ngeow voon chin on Apr 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

    It seems like there is a common factor amongst saints, holy beings,pioneers,inventors,heroes – selflessness and compassion.
    Their consideration, care and concern for others above themselves is their primary motivation to engage in deeds which ordinary people will not do.
    I am very proud to be a Kecharian as all our members in the 13 depts under Rinpoche’s guidance are directing our energy towards the same care and concern for others, one way or another.
    We are extremely fortunate to have Rinpoche with us helping us transform to improve our selves , our motivations so that we can do more like Krishnan, mother Teresa, Buddha.

  39. David Lai on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:37 am

    What an amazing man! He must be a living Bodhisattva without the religious title and dogma. Such an amazing inspiration especially for all of us who work in Kechara. Such a selfless person opens our horizons to do so much more with whatever we can with whatever we have at this moment. Thus, Kechara Soup Kitchen does similar work and it allows anybody to have this amazing chance to feed people off the street. We are so proud of this department! We are so proud of Dato Ruby Khong and her team for making KSK what it is today.

  40. tsemtulku on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Shin Tan commented on FB:

    Shin wrote: “It just goes to show that one person CAN make a difference and one doesn’t need to be super rich or super intelligent. There is no “right time” do charity – not when the kids grow up, nor when you retire. Krishnan is 29 !!!! and he’s willing to give up his career to help others. So nice to know that there are kind people out there with big hearts serving others daily without agenda.”

  41. Shin on Apr 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I always hear people say that “yeah, the world/society is like that, what can we do…”

    I think this video shows that 1 person who is really determined can make SO MUCH difference – 1.2 million meals, and he’s only 29!!!!!

    I am very happy to know that Krishnan is taking care of the homeless in India and I hope our Kechara Soup Kitchen will grow even bigger to help more people – not just give them food, but take them off the streets, which we already have some success stories of getting jobs for the homeless in Kuala Lumpur.

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring video. It’s heartening to know that there are very kind people out there who puts others before themselves.

  42. Wendy Ho on Apr 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I really feel selfish for all my indifference towards the sufferings of others. Knowing what Krishnan has done makes me realise how little I have used my life for others.

  43. sikkigoh on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I am move to tears by his compassion in action.

  44. Lim Han Nee on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Such great compassion, that arises so spontaneously from the depths of the soul of a selfless person like Krishnan, makes him a great hero, a hero that we want to emulate.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this lovely post.

    Studying Krishnan further, we see that he readily renounces worldly pursuits of ephemeral comfort, security and happiness. Instead his true and lasting joy comes from continually and consistently putting others’ needs before his own.In fact, he’s made his needs so simple – sleeping in the kitchen where he prepares and cooks the food for his ‘family’ of largely homeless old folk. Indeed,he has found fulfillment in his work of loving and caring for the old, homeless and needy.

  45. Thierry Janssens on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I watch this today, just as I was complaining to myself about all my problems. Ayahhhh….
    Result is: I am not complaining anymore. Wake up Thierry!
    Thank you Rinpoche for an inspiring post.
    Thank you Krishnan, thank you.

  46. patsy on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Indeed a true hero. Unselfishly serving others who are less fortunate.What a meaningful life.

  47. Datuk May on Apr 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Heroes like Krishnan makes me feel so selfish and doing so little with my life or doing what is comfortable for me even when helping others.

    Time for me to change and do more with my life in service to mankind.
    Compassion should have no boundaries.

  48. Matthieu Morisset on Apr 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    This man is what we should strive to be, he quit everything to give, left his life’s work to give and care for the people who are not cared for. In you word legendary. A very moving story. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche

    Matt

  49. KYC on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Here is someone whose life is fulfilled just by serving others. What a meaningful life.

  50. Yoke Fui on Apr 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Shantideva :

    “May the naked find clothing,
    May the hungry find food,
    And may the thirsty find pure water
    And delicious drinks.

    May the poor find wealth,
    May those weak with sorrow find joy,
    And may those whose fortunes have declined
    Find replenishment and long-lasting good fortune.

    May everyone who is sick
    Be swiftly healed,
    And may every disease that affects living beings
    Be permanently eradicated.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for constantly looking out for examples to teach and motivate us to the ultimate goal.

  51. bluesapphire on Apr 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

    He is like someone I know! Buddha sent.

  52. Taras Zhukovskyi on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:05 am

    He is a hero 🙂

  53. Ethan C on Apr 9, 2011 at 2:38 am

    it’s beautiful beautiful story Rinpoche. how wonderful to know there are people like Khrisnan at the other part of the world with so much compassionate and really practice the act of givings. It is wonderful to know that many have come to realize it is time to give back to the society. There are so much sufferings and disaster in today’s world, we shouldn’t create more problems for ourselves, instead we should do what we can for one another…

  54. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. I love the stories and I am humbled by Khrisnan’s compassion, selflessness, and consistencies.

    Warm regards

    Valentina

  55. Rita van der Wijden on Apr 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I had seen this Youtube item before and put the link on my facebook, just some weeks ago, and I was also so moved by the way he gives dignity to the people he meets. The movie stayed with me for several days clear in my mind. I hope, one day I will be able to respond to people like he does. I will work on it, but a lot more to do. Thank you for the reminder here on your blog. rita

  56. Francis Docherty on Apr 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing this. How humbling to read this story of a modern day Saint. Compassion in action indeed.

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    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 08:32 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen

    Tsongkhapa praised Drakpa Gyeltsen for his strict mastery of the monastic codes. He is known for his writing on the Vinaya as well as on the Sarvadurgatiparisodhana tantra. Most of his known compositions are currently unaccounted for.

    Learn more of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s past incarnation and his promise made: http://bit.ly/DuldzinDrakpaGyeltsen
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 08:13 PM
    Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu

    As with any story of success, there always comes with it tales of jealousy and envy. In Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s life story, this is represented in the form of Depa Norbu. It was at Depa Norbu’s hand and under his orders that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was murdered. While the run-up to the actual murder differs according to varying traditions, the end result is always the same — a hugely popular lama of high repute, erudite scholarship and unstained reputation was found dead with a khata (ritual silk scarf) stuffed down his throat.

    Learn of the treachery in Tibetan government that is still being practiced today: http://bit.ly/DepaNorbu
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 05:27 PM
    Everyone who visits these places can receive blessings, positive imprints, find an opportunity for introspection, and be inspired by their own potential to gain higher states of mind.

    To date Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery and Norbuglinka Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thank you for sharing this informative article which will definitely made things easier for those travelling there.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/374e5Ex
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:25 PM
    I rejoice to see the 11th Panchen Lama has started to teach, fulfilling his duty as a high lama. The Panchen Lama reincarnation lineage is as important as the Dalai Lama reincarnation lineage. The previous Panchen Lama was highly respected by Tibetans and Chinese, he was a very high lama. The current incarnation has learned from a very qualified teacher and thus he is also very qualified to teach.

    I have seen a video of him speaking in Chinese, he speaks very well and he is also very charismatic. He is still young, I am sure he can do a lot in preserving and spreading Tibetan Buddhism.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 04:03 PM
    In 1987, the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe was formed. They are a professional performing arts troupe made up of 106 performers with hearing and/or visual impairments or physical disabilities. For the next 20 years, the 106 performers worked hard to turn professional in 2000. By 2004, they gave up their government allowance, began supporting themselves… and started raising money for charities! So beautiful no matter what angle you look at it from.

    Aged between 14-19, they slowly-but-steadily learned the art of dancing through sign language with other trainers. To make up for the lack of one or more of their senses, they put in more time, effort and have immense determination. Determination is the key for all success for anyone.

    For any one dance that they perform, they can spend up to one year practicing it for an average of 6-10 hours a day! Each move that they make is practiced about 100 times!!

    They have acquired international recognition and have performed in highly-recognised venues such as Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center (for Bill Clinton), the Opera House in Sydney and “The Egg” in Beijing. They have performed in more than 60 countries (10 times in the USA alone), been invited to perform at events such as the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in Athens (2004) and Miss World 2004 pageant… and was designated as “UNESCO Art for Peace” by the Director-General of UNESCO!

    Watch the video on their amazing performance at http://bit.ly/2kwvIsU
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:58 PM
    Daibutsu (or 大佛/大仏) means ‘Great Buddha’ or ‘giant Buddha’ in Japanese. It can also be used informally to refer to a big Buddha statue. One such statue is in Kamakura, Japan. The Daibutsu is a statue of Amitabha Buddha and is called The Great Buddha of Kamakura.

    The statue dates back to 1252 AD, and is of Amitabha Buddha in sitting position. The statue is approximately 13.35 meters tall, weighing approximately 93 tons and is made from bronze. It is hollow and visitors can enter to view the interior.

    According to the temple records, the current statue was preceded by another wooden Daibutsu. A court lady named Inadano-Tsubone, who was an attendant of Shogun Yorimoto, had raised funds together with a priest named Joko. When they collected enough funds, they started the construction work in 1238. That statue took 5 years of construction, but was destroyed after a storm hit the area in 1248. The hall that covered the statue was also destroyed.

    They constructed it again, but this time they collected more funds and made a bronze statue. They then constructed a hall to shelter the statue… but it was yet again destroyed in 1335 during a large storm. The hall reconstructed once again, but a typhoon in 1368 brought it down. The 4th (and final) reconstruction of the hall stood for 127 years, until a tsunami hit Japan and destroyed it. However, the bronze statue remained intact and it has been left under the open air since.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2k4bbvL
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:53 PM
    The serene and majestic Mount Fanjing (or Fanjing Shan 梵凈山), its peaks towering above the cloud banks, is steeped in Buddhist lore and tradition. ‘Fanjing’ (梵凈) means ‘Buddhist tranquillity’. In another explanation, the mountain received its name “Fanjing”, as an abbreviation of Fantianjingtu, a Buddhist term which means “Brahma’s Pure Land”. Mount Fanjing is also called Yuejing (Moon Mirror) Mountain because the temple at its peak can be seen reflected on the surrounding smooth rock on a clear moonlit night.

    Mount Fanjing is part of the Wuling Range in south-western China’s Guizhou Province. Its highest point stands 2,572 meters above sea level and the misty summit is the highest of the entire range. For centuries, both the mountain and the surrounding jungles have been a sanctuary for Buddhist masters seeking solitude in nature. Numerous Buddhist temples are spread across the peaks and slopes, most dedicated to Maitreya and Buddha Shakyamuni. Maitreya, or The Next Buddha, is the patron Bodhisattva of Mount Fanjing.

    Read more about Fanjing Mountain at http://bit.ly/2Qhdnhb
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:44 PM
    In an area of some 120 square kilometres, not far from the picturesque Mount Huangshan, and located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, is a haven that is nestled between the Yangtze River and the Yellow Mountain. Here, in a verdant landscape of pine trees and walls of tall swaying bamboo, lined with streams, waterfalls, hidden caves and rocky configurations, 99 peaks rise up from the soil and protrude through the clouds. The tallest peak is called Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings) that sits at an elevation of 1,342 metres above sea level. This summit is well known, as are eight of the nearby peaks – Tiantai Peak, Tianwang Peak, Lianhua Peak, Duxiu Peak, Luohan Peak, Wulao Peak, Fuhu Peak and Furong Peak.

    Together, the peaks are known as Jiu Hua Shan (Mount Jiu Hua) or the Nine Glorious/Heavenly Mountains and are considered to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, known as Dizangwang Pusa in Chinese.

    Jiu Hua Shan is one of the four holiest sites of Chinese Buddhism. The other three are Mount Wutai in Shanxi province, Mount Emei in Sichuan and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang.

    Read more about Jiu Hua Shan at http://bit.ly/2CNeo8x
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:36 PM
    Pu Tuo Shan, also known as Mount Putuo is located on an island southeast of Shanghai, in the Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang province in China. Pu Tuo Shan is believed to be the bodhimanda (place of awakening) of Avalokitesvara, more familiarly known as Guan Yin in China. Due to this believe, Pu Tuo Shan gained its place as one of the five holy mountains in Buddhism and flocks of pilgrims visit this place all year round to get blessings.



    During the Tang Dynasty, Pu Tuo Shan became the center of Chinese Buddhism solely for Guan Yin, while the silk road was being constructed and developed. Ever since then, Pu Tuo Shan has been the main destination for all Guan Yin worshipers. Guan Yin (or Chenrezig, or Avaloketishvara), resides as the patron Bodhisattva on Mount Putuo.

    Pu Tuo Shan consists of many temples and monastic institutes, besides being a place of study for the holy Dharma, it is also a place where many people visit for geological, marine and forestry studies.

    Learn more about Buddhist Practice in Putuo Shan at http://bit.ly/32Jp0jq
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 03:18 PM
    Being together as a family builds family unity, creates wonderful memories for children and is a great way to relieve stress and instill family values. Nice to know about Kechara’s land is rich to to grow organic vegetables that is free of pesticides and chemicals. As we know that organic foods are much more healthier than non organic for many reason. It is pricey but rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

    Though organic foods have become more and more popular recently, parents need to start making the correct choices for their children on a daily basis. Thanks for the sharing, had a good view of the fresh and healthy greenery vegetables. Felt very happy for the son who had a great time to work together with his father.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:49 PM
    Despite of all those hardships, Rinpoche had gone through, with Rinpoche having a strong imprint, courage and determination Rinpoche was where today. Rinpoche had to work at Fotomat, for a living to support himself , got robbed , meeting customers and so forth. Rinpoche yet remained happy as Rinpoche could carry on as usual doing long sadhana of Vajra Yogini and Heruka and many mantras.
    Back at his studio apt of Fenmore Apts, Rinpoche could do sadhana and prostrations in the room while his friends will be singing. Not everyone could concentrate with the noise but Rinpoche could. That’s incredible in such a situation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Rinpoche’s encounter happening before during and after Rinpoche met HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Its an encouragement , inspiration for us .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoche-in-an-american-tantric-dress.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:46 PM
    Rinpoche was indeed a man of multi task ,from a friend, teacher, planner, writer to a coordinator to name a few. Rinpoche down to earth doing all for everyone,benefiting them more than himself. Wow …Rinpoche for seen in all the constructions of Kechara Forest Retreat . Truly amazing, the planning of the hall and those statues as well . Rinpoche would always involved whatever he could for the benefits of all from A to Z. Rinpoche has such wisdom, compassion, love, care and true connection with all of us.. It’s the connection and humanity of a teacher and that is something really beautiful to see.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-its-all-in-the-details
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 15. 2019 01:44 PM
    Sentient beings come to this present life from their previous lives and take rebirth. Positive karma are created and their imprints remain on the consciousness. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has always wanted to be a monk, since young. He had a very strong imprints from a previous existence , that Rinpoche enjoyed drawing images of Buddha and keen to read Buddhist books. Rinpoche will somehow go and looked for Buddhist Temple to practice Dharma teachings without his foster parent knowledge. Rinpoche could be a movie star but Rinpoche chose to be a monk where Rinpoche would benefit to all sentient beings. Well, Rinpoche had since kept his vows until the last day . Rinpoche did say before that the happiest days of his life was at the monastery serving his teachers.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this short post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-on-being-a-monk

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

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

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    5 months ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    5 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    5 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    5 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    7 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    7 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    7 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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.
    7 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    8 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    8 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    10 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    10 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    10 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    10 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    11 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    2 yearss ago
    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” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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