Rose 87

Feb 15, 2013 | Views: 1,120

Dear friends,

Winners come in all sizes, shapes, ages and backgrounds. What makes us a winner? Easy. Winners never quit improving and don’t remain stagnant with ‘good’ excuses. They never quit their goals. They never let poverty, disease, bad childhoods, lack of love, addictions, family, negative comments, bad moods, difficult situations, spoiled due to ‘wealth’, age, geography be the ‘obstacles’ to stop us. Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind. So it’s how we choose to look at it. That is why some with very little problems see it as huge problems and give up. While others have monumental obstacles, and they just keep pressing forward. Heroes are people that inspire us and did you know they are ordinary people like you and me who just didn’t give up? You and I can be a hero too. Why not? Just choose it daily and consistenly pursue. If you pursue and do your work well, you are a hero and inspiration to all around you. You will be an inspiration to YOURSELF. When we feel good about ourselves arising from hard work, we are happier, lighter and bring happiness to others. We give others less worry and more hope.

Otherwise we can just label obstacles as just another learning experience. Learning is the key word. Learning means you don’t repeat your mistakes again because you have consciously worked on yourself. You are worth it!! Work on yourself! We all make mistakes believe me I know. Mistakes can hurt others, so we have to be compassionately vigilant. It is the way to go. I make many mistakes, but so what? I make more good decisions than mistakes and I refuse to be defined within myself and others by my mistakes (learning experiences) because I am mortal. Refusal to be defined by it is not in speech, but my results! My personal good point is I don’t give up (most of the time..LOL). I enjoy doing what some said I cannot achieve. Is it an ego trip to achieve what some said I cannot? No because it may be an ego trip for some to say that about me, but for me, it was and is a goal. Simply a goal before anyone said anything to me.

My goal’s achievement is not defined by you not believing in me for whatever reasons you may have. I forgive you on that, but you cannot tell me what I can and cannot do. I go along the dictates of my conscience and hard work. Many in the past told me I cannot achieve this and that. Well ‘proving’ them wrong was just a side ‘benefit’ I didn’t even consider, but they were proved wrong sorry to say anyways. I do say that humbly. The good ones will rejoice and say congratulations when you achieve although they might have really pushed you in the beginning! They are the genuine support people you should never forget. Besides those who congratulate you, forgive those who are not happy for you. That’s life.

Do read this lovely story I have blogged for about Rose and share with others. Remember, the number of winners in the world is not finite, so why don’t you become the next one?

Much Care, Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

“An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose…

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends.

Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.

Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on May 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Old is gold ..is a very old proverb that basically means that age and experience is what makes things an life valuable in the end .Rose an 87 year old college student dreamed of having a college education.With her achievement she was made an icon in her college and inspiration to other students.What i learned from this inspiring post is never give up what you dreamed of doing even though there is obstacle along the way and even age is not a problem.Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind….well said by Rinpoche. Set a goal’s achievement, work hard and go for it all the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful inspiring post.

  2. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    When we grow older, we scare of losing, we chasing fame, wealth and losing the meaning of living . Form Rose story, it really inspire me that if we really put our effort to do it, we can achieved it regardless what’s your age ! We should live our life with ” no regrets”.

  3. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Being old is not an excuse to stop learning! Age is never the limitation for us to do what we want, in fact there shouldn’t be any limitation of doing what we want! (as long as it abides the law) Rose is an inspiring person to overcome the generation gape between the elderly and the young ones. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post!

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Rose is definitely a very determined and strong woman, she knew what she was going to to do and insisted it, she was very sure. I do agree that we don’t stop playing just because we are old and we can’t stop learning because we are too old, it’s never too late, it just depends on our mindset. Thank You for sharing Rimpoche.

  5. Ck siah on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    感恩仁波切分享这感动的真人真事。很钦佩ROSE老夫人的活到老,学到老精神,始终让他可以完成她要的心愿而离世。这是值得我们向他学习的好榜样。其实我们学佛也是一样的要坚持到底,不管我们途中遇到某种障碍,我们还是一样要去面对和继续完成。只要大家的心念坚持和对上师的依止心不变,那么学佛的路也容易顺利完成。

  6. Carmen K. on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

    What a truly beautiful story of courage, determination, contentment and wisdom. She has no ego.

    To commend Rose’s wisdom with words alone wouldn’t be suffice. She proves to us that age is just a label which allows the human minds to limit our own capabilities. It reminds me very much of a teaching Rinpoche gave, where Rinpoche said that yes the body will grow old, but the mind doesn’t, the mind stays the same. In this case, it is proven by Rose.

    “The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

    I have heard umpteen times from my seniors, that they have regret on something they did not do when younger. But what is stopping you from doing it now?

    “Growing up is hard. Growing up by always finding opportunity in change.” I take it as getting out of one’s comfort zone, then one can truly grow. If you stay forever stagnant in what you are comfortable in and with, you can rarely grow, because you are not challenging yourself. Growth comes from challenging yourself, from being defeated and succeeding. From trying after falling. Growing up comes when you choose to grow up.

  7. Girlie Ooi on Mar 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Rose may have been nearing 90 when she enrolled for college but what kept her going was her young-at-heart attitude. Like she said, if she had spent a year in bed and not done anything, it would have been a year lost. She chose to spend her time in college, something she has always dreamed of. Rose showed us that we are never too old to do anything.

  8. William C on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It is never too late to live your dreams, just like the story of Rose. A lot of people give alot of excuses for themselves for not going after their dreams because they are afraid that they will fail. Because of this, they will never know wha tit is like to succeed and will always remain a dream. And at the end of their life, regret kicks in for they have not tried. This happens to most people.

    Also they let circumstances that are in their way to remain there and did not pursue what is more important. Rinpoche’s story of rising against the odds are an inspiration to all to achieve their goals. If Rinppoche can make it, it also means that we can make it, if we are focused on our goal and work hard towards it.

    Remember it is never too late to start.

  9. Cliff on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

    Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.”

    What a wonderful lady, I would have enjoyed my college days more if she joined us haha. At her age she had set out to reach her goal I wonder what she had accomplished during her younger days. Its sad to hear her pass away on the week of her graduation but at the same time its beautiful she manage to reach her goal with no regrets. We all get old, its something everyone cannot run away from, yet its still very hard for some people to accept it. Trying their hardest to put on products, remedies, methods, life styles just to slow down their aging, when the time, money and efforts spent could have been directed to a better cause.

    Hope she has a wonderful rebirth. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. I hope Rinpoche is feeling better.

  10. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I really enjoy reading this story about Rose, the only part that saddens me is her death just a week after her graduation.

    Rose is so optimistic. She is such a rare gem in this world. If I had a grandmother like her, I trust that I would be so happy every single day, knowing that there is someone back home who can always be such an inspirational person for me. No matter how many times I fall, while I do feel pain, I will feel better when I see her.

    She is such a simple and yet uplifting person!

    I too enjoy what Rinpoche has written. At the end of the day, it is about our minds, it is about our hearts. Not many things will come to us as we wished, and so we all need to have stout hearts. Never give up.

  11. HelenaC on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    This post really touches my heart deeply and very inspiring as well. It shows that age it does really a matter! She reminds us to age gracefully and be positive. I love her words alot!!
    REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

    We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post 🙂

  12. beatrix ooi on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is very inspiring and amazing. Rose has shown us that it will never be too late to learn if you’re willing to put in the effort. She sure has inspired a lot of students in that school, also not to mention about people who have read about her. I think this is the biggest goal in her life, she died with no regrets. May she take a good rebirth.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  13. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Rose is truly inspirational. She reminds me of the Chinese Proverb. Live till old, Learn till old. (活到老,學到老). A little fact about Rose is that she has been immortalised on the internet as an internet meme, usually joking about her age and being in school but still she will be remembered by our future generation as someone who will continue learning and not giving up despite their age.

  14. henry ooi on Feb 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful. Growing old gracefully and happily, pursuing, doing and working on goals lead one to success, the success of being fulfilled and happy. Rose showed the way.

  15. Colin Tan on Feb 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    By doing all the things that we have dreamt about and not giving up will be the key to success and no regret when we die. This lady really is incredible. Having the courage to even go to the college is already amazing. Finishing it with pride and is an inpiration to others is something not everyone can do.
    Thank u Rinpoche for this inspring story.

  16. Jean Ai on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Wow. So much wisdom in this one line: “The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” trouble is, most people realise this when they’re dying and it’s too late to do anything about it.

    When I was younger and people asked me what I fear, I said dying alone, dying slowly, dying in pain and dying with regrets. I now know that dying alone is in my control, and I have come to realise we’re all dying slowly so that no longer scares me as much. Dying in pain, well we always have morphine for that (hehe). As for dying with regret, that is also in my control. If I have only so many years on this earth, I want to make it a life worth living and not lie on my deathbed wondering what I could’ve done differently, and wondering what kind of memory I’ll leave in people’s minds when I’m gone.

    If we take thought process into consideration, since we don’t know when death will come, we should live every moment as though it’s our last 🙂

  17. AdelineTan on Feb 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Rose’s story is so inspiring! The road of learning has no end, no matter how old you are like Rose at age 87 years still wanted to learn and study, its all up to us.Rose is the role model for everyone.

  18. Joy on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I completely agree with Rose wise words…

    “You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
    Have no regrets. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

    This is so true if you think about it, how many times have we died and wasted much time even though we are young in age? Many. And how many people we see living their lives not really living but more doing the norm and just getting by, wait till they grow old and expect their kids to take care of them or grow old bitter thinking the world owe them something. This is a person as good as dead, and the scary part is the kind of consciousness they will take with them.

    I think the key is like what Rinpoche always say… it is to “never give up” no matter how many times you tried and fail, how quick you bounce back from any negative experience is most important. To stay “stagnant” is the most dangerous as you don’t move forward. This is as good as a living dead.

  19. Kelvin Yong on Feb 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    A meaningful word that i get out from this great share is “Everyone grows older every day and every year but how many of us grow up and and grew up happily with their dreams fulfilled”
    Thanks Rinpoche

  20. Felix Kong on Feb 19, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . This really inspiring me “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

    Rose already 87 years old but still doing what she want. I will remember this ” Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind. So it’s how we choose to look at it. That is why some with very little problems see it as huge problems and give up.”

  21. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Learning and growing is optional, how apt and wise from ROSE and aging does not take much talent the moment we are born the process of again starts and zips us towards the end. I thank rose for showing that at 87 she wants to and still is able to learn, despite the fact she already has so much to offer others and share.

  22. Sharon Saw on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Rose is an inspirational lady, though i think she had not intended to be. She is inspirational because she just decided she wanted to do something and went ahead and did it – to the max. I know many people my age (mid forties) who will say “i can’t do this and i can’t do that because i’m too old”. Look at Rose!

    I like this teaching by Rinpoche on why are excuses impermanent. http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-are-excuses-impermanent.html. Here, Rinpoche says, “To use excuses such as I am too old, too habituated, or this is how I am used to it, really cuts away any sort of betterment we can offer ourselves and others.”

    All our limitations are created by ourselves…when our capabilities are actually much much more than we imagine and this is what Rinpoche is constantly encouraging us to realise.

  23. Albert Ratchaga on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Many people said we are not functioning as well because we are so old and can’t think or do fast enough compare to the youngsters, but look at Rose, she has proved the above statement wrong, whether we can do it or not, it is not depending on our age, it is our mind, our body may aged, but our mind won’t, if we keep it up with our mind, we can still be as young as ever…

    I like what she said about this,

    “You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.”

    Yes, everyone can grow older as this is the nature of fact, we grow old even without doing anything, but growing old doesn’t mean growing up, people can be in the 40’s but still act like a 20 year old kid…. Although growing up is optional but it is so important for us to grow up so that when we grow old, our life will not be wasted… Live life with no regret

    Rose died with her dream fulfilled, she has achieved what many young people cannot achieve, we should adopt the the attitude of Rose so we can be like her to be so passionate even though we aged, the fire of life should not put off, keep it burning until the day we say goodbye to the world, then our job is fulfilled.

  24. sweekeong on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:33 am

    This is a very good inspirational message of giving. There is no fixed time of giving, only how often we can give to others while we are still alive. Rose gave more than what she took. She used her life fully and because of what she did she lives in the heart of the students and people who have known her. We are never too old to give and the best gift is the how we live our life for others. Thank you, Rose 🙂

  25. Davin on Feb 18, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this awesome and inspiring story. Growing Old is Mandatory – Growing Up Is Optional . I love this quote. It’s never too late to be what you might have been, don’t give up. Have no regrets.

  26. patsy on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Rose is an amazing and inspiring lady. She did not let her age deter her from pursuing her dreams and goals. Most people have dreams but not doing anything out of laziness and fear of failing prevent them for achieving their dreams. They remained comfortable with failure and in the end they carry that regret their entire life. Rose story is an inspiration and encouragement that age is not a barrier/excuse if we set our hearts and push our self to achieve our goal.

    “Be who you want to be and achieve what you want to achieve by doing it one day at a time.” – Tsem Rinpoche

  27. Andrew Boon on Feb 17, 2013 at 1:14 am

    This inspirational story reminds me of a wonderful phrase by Mahatma Ghandi which goes like this:

    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

    People like Rose are truly an inspiration and a blossom that never wilts! Perfect role model!!

  28. sockwan on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    It is never too old to learn or chase our dream. Like what Rose said, if we do not have a dream, we are as good as being dead. Without a dream or a goal in life, we will be lost, not knowing what to do, where to go.

    Rose’s story gives us hope that no matter how old we are, as long as we do not give up, we will achieve our goals.

  29. Lim Han Nee on Feb 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I still remember what Rinpoche had said about the mind. The mind has no limits in growth and development. The mind does not grow old.It continues on to the next and next rebirths. Hence it’s important to be driven, like Rose, by a dream.To develop the mind to be the best we can possibly be in this life.

    But the story of Rose was not just about one woman achieving all that she wanted to achieve. By living life to the full, she gave others inspiration to do likewise. She gave others hope to become the best they can yet be. So bravo to you, Rose, for being such a great role model.

  30. Paris on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I love this sentence the most from the article: “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

    This is wonderful! It calls attention to the fact that we all have within us that neverending sense of wonder and capacity to play, to see positivity and novelty in everything that we are doing. If we embodied Rose’s energy, we’d learn to truly live in the present, seeing the potential of every current moment and being able to enjoy it, rather than to be weighed down by the heaviness of the past or worries of the future.

    I like this concept that age is really not a barrier. When we consider reincarnation and the fact that we have had millions of lifetimes, then our age in this lifetime really whittles down to nothing. We may be old in this lifetime, but still very young in the larger spectrum of things – and anyway, the mind doesn’t age, really; just our bodies do and while we may not be able to physically do as much as we did when we were younger, our minds, reactions, ability to learn and perceive doesn’t ever have to slow down unless we wish it to. So keep that sense of wonder and play, remember Rose and the beauty of that childhood joy we all started life with, just like St Exupery’s Little Prince!

  31. jennifer on Feb 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    What an amazing lady !!!! Rose did not allow her age to stop her from fulfilling her dream and her goal, and upon attaining her goal, she passed away peacefully and fulfilled – with no regrets i am sure.

    Age is only a number. We can achieve anything if we put our mind to it, and not make excuses after excuses – sometimes to ‘save’ face, sometimes just being lazy, sometimes out of lack of self esteem. We are limited to only what we can do , when we set limits for ourselves.

    There is a whole brave new world out there. We only have to reach out for it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching and the article showing us we place the obstacles upon ourselves, that we limit ourselves and eventually we die , we are only filled with regrets .

  32. sarahyap on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Amazing… this is one story that truly touched me deeply.

    I never thought that there was a difference between ‘growing old’ and ‘growing up’… I thought ‘growing up’ came complementary as we age… but I suppose I am so naive, after all, there are many people around me that are advanced in age whom are still ‘childish’ in behavior. While there are some who are younger than me that are more ‘mature’ than me. So what Rose said here is so true…

    We can choose if we want to grow up or not… we just need to make the effort.

    Rinpoche taught us and advised us tirelessly that age is never a barrier to learning and improving ourselves. It is indeed more difficult to learn when we are older, but it is not impossible… it is just more difficult because of so many years of habituation to our current state.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post. I too want to be a hero by being less of a burden and inspiring others… hehe…

  33. Wah Ying on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    To be a winner or loser in life actually depends on us, in our hand. To improve and better myself is not to tell people I am better actually is to tell myself I can do it, I can live my life another way, a new way, a better way. Gambateh to all!

  34. tenzin llhamo on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! Rose is truly an inspirational person! I love the the quote,
    “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.”
    Yes Rinpoche. It doesnt matter what and how people view me so long as I know I can do it and I do it. Not to prove them wrong but to let them know that anyone can do what they want if they just put their heart to it. Rose is 1 of the perfect example.

  35. Martin on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    If we find this story amazing, it is because (and I am sorry to say this) at eighty something years old, or even younger, most people would take the view that they have already lived out their lives and are now just waiting for the death. But this is not about being old or elderly people. People do not suddenly lose their drive and someone like Rose would have been the same motivated person even when she was young. A person’s attitude doesn’t age and when we are old we are merely continuing on with the same attitude and mentality that we have when we were younger and if our attitude is one where we give up every time we meet with an obstacle, then we will find more and more obstacles to stop us. Sadly for most people it doesn’t even have to be a real obstacle and for them to give up, it only requires a less-than-perfect condition. When it becomes slightly too difficult, we give up.

    Obstacles will always be there regardless. And it is not up to us why it is there or even if its fair that the obstacles are there. The question is whether we allow the obstacle to stop us dead in our tracks or we focus on what is beyond the obstacle(our goal) which makes overcoming the obstacle part of the process of achieving our goals.

    This story about Rose raises a question in my mind. How many people out there have dreams that linger in their minds but they never work on it because they defeated themselves even before they start. They look for reason why they cannot and should not instead of going ahead and doing it. Rose’s story is very inspiring and should be an encouragement for many out there to start living their dreams instead of failures.

  36. Jessica Yap on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Age is just a number. Literally. We are as old as we feel. I’ve met people in their 60s and they are as fit a 20 year old and very eager to do things. Truly inspiring..

    When we set our mind to do something, the only standing in between us and the goal is US.

    Thank you for inspiring, Rose.

    And thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  37. abby f on Feb 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Rose’s idea of there is difference between growing older and growing up blown my mind away! Everyone grows old and it don’t need any talent/ability, but to grow up, we need to always finding opportunity in change. This match with what Buddhism teaches, transformation. Transformation is so important that even an ordinary people like Rose is talking about it and believe in. So there is no age limitation for growing up, everyone can grow up, growing up is about changing, only growing older is about age.

    It is sad to know that Rose passed away a week after her graduation, but at the same time we know that she did want she wanted to do in her life, she goes all the way to accomplish it and die with no regret.

    Another article to read, about what people told Rinpoche that He can’t do/accomplish since He was a kid… But Rinpoche overcome every obstacles and He make it: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/you-havent-seen-the-last-of-me.html

  38. Irene Lim on Feb 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    This is truly inspirational.

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 05:30 PM
    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche: Birth, Death & Bardo

    Birth, death and bardo: what are these three things? How do people die? We have to understand what we mean by birth, death and bardo in general. We must know how the bardo is entered. We die, go into bardo, take birth, again die going yet again into bardo. There is an unending cycle of the three; no end to it at all. It is useful to develop aversion to Samsara (or Cyclic Existence) and very good for practice to know this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zong-rinpoche-birth-death-and-bardo.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 04:02 PM
    This is interesting and good article to read and provided many information of holy places.It is always good to visit spiritual power places. it can open up dharma seeds within us and bless our minds to engage in spiritual practice.
    Great to get know what we suppose to do at these Holy place ,recite prayers, make offerings and so forth to intoxicate one selves with the blessings of the place.Thank you so much for the article and beautiful pictures.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Pw2Jko
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 01:43 PM
    People often relate witchcraft to evil practice. However, in this modern time, no one is penalised for practising witchcraft. It is not a main stream religious practice and people can practise it freely.

    Therefore, it is very ridiculous for the Tibetan leadership to penalise Dorje Shugden practitioners because of their faith. Dorje Shugden practice started about 300-400 years ago and it has never been a threat to national security, there is no reason it should be banned. May the ban be lifted soon and no more discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/witches.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 05:13 PM
    Rinpoche have shown us an example to have faith and trust in Buddha. When pray sincerely, have trust and faith our wishes will be fulfilled.Buddha will bless us when we have sincere motivation.
    Really a good article about Medicine Buddha .It is really inspiring and thank you very much for sharing with us.
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 05:04 PM
    The Rain Stopper

    A few years ago, I think in 2005, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a few of us went to Kathmandu, Nepal to buy Buddha statues for our outlets in Malaysia, it was around July and it was a rainy season in Nepal, so it rained almost daily during the daytime and it made the shopping trip somewhat troublesome, because the statue shops in Nepal are mostly in Boudanath and it was not a covered shopping mall, you have to go from shop to shop in the rain. We were staying in Hyatt Regency Kathmandu then and it was raining quite heavily as we were waiting at the lobby for the taxis to bring us to Boudanath, Rinpoche commented that it was another tiresome rainy day, and he said to us “You guys wait here, I am going to talk to my friends”, then Rinpoche left the seat, walked towards the hotel entrance, and start staring at the gloomy sky while mumbling something. The few of us who looked at each other, and all turned to stared at Rinpoche, this lasted for about 5 minutes, then Rinpoche walked back to us and said “It’s ok now, I just talked to them and they are OK with it, we can leave soon.” True enough, in about 5 minutes, the downpour turned into drizzle, and we hopped into the taxis, by the time the taxis were speeding along the bustling streets of Kathmandu, the rain stopped completely.

    http://bit.ly/2m9CLIr
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 03:11 PM
    It is extremely worrying to know that parts of America such as Texas and Florida are experiencing the impact of powerful hurricanes. The horrendous natural disasters have destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, offices and facilities in these areas. Sadly however, during such disasters, animals are often the first ones to be left behind, and saving the life of a human takes precedence over the life of an animal. The same thing happened during the recent Hurricane Harvey in Florida. But this time around, what was most disturbing was the fact that animals were left behind to die during the disaster.

    The helpless animals, such as dogs in this case, have had to suffer immensely during the storms. As can be seen in the article, there is an uproar regarding dogs being tied up during the hurricanes which made it impossible for them to escape. In fact, the authorities may have encouraged people to leave their pets behind in some areas, but they should not have been tied up and left to suffer from the strong winds and rain. No one wants to be put in such a position, and neither do animals.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2E8aHuY
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 03:01 PM
    The mere mention of the Lizard Man conjures creepy images of mutant-like humanoid reptilians. Interestingly, despite possible disapproval from the grammar police, the term “Lizard Man” is used interchangeably to refer to a broad spectrum of bipedal hominid-like reptilian creatures (sometimes also referred to as “Homo-subterreptus) instead of just one specific cryptid. Thus, reported sightings of Lizard Man vary from scaly humans to large bipedal lizards, small dinosaurs and everything else in-between.

    It is no surprise that many theories have been put forward in an attempt to crystallise the undefined nature and origin of the Lizard Man. Essentially, there are two leading theories – one based on evolution and the other on extra-terrestrials.

    Read more about the Creepy Tales of the Lizard Man at http://bit.ly/348HLxA
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 02:55 PM
    Buddha Shakyamuni gave three reasons as to why He had chosen Kushinagar (in today’s northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh) to pass away:

    It was the proper venue for teaching the Maha-Sudassana Sutra (Story of the Great King of Glory).
    Subhadda, whom Buddha Shakyamuni felt still needed to be given teachings, was there. Subhadda consequently became the last monk to be ordained by Buddha Shakyamuni; upon meditating on the teachings received directly from the Buddha, he swiftly became an arhat (perfected) and entered Parinirvana shortly before Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Buddha Shakyamuni foresaw that His disciples would argue over the sharing of His relics. He wanted Doha, a wise and respected old Brahmin of Kushinagar, to mediate the disciples’ disagreements.

    Read more about the Important Sites of Buddhist Pilgrimage – Kushinagar, India at http://bit.ly/2P9tU5A
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 02:39 PM
    On June 21, 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche briefly describes here the history and background of trances, and what happened on the day itself.

    For the first time in history, a Tibetan oracle had the invocation done for the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to enter or take trance, and there were no Tibetan monks involved. It was all local, lay Malaysians who did the invocation. Our people practiced very hard and diligently with a lot of sincerity and commitment for many weeks, to do the chanting, to learn the rituals and to ensure the procedure was done right. And everything was a great success.

    On the fateful day as preordained, we escorted Chojela to the prayer hall where there were 700 people (by invitation only) waiting to witness and to get blessings of the trance. We then assisted him in dressing in the correct regalia of the official oracle, including the hat and the boots. The instruments of trance such as the sword and spears were nearby along with the noose. The invocation was done and Dorje Shugden entered very smoothly into the oracle. He immediately got up as per tradition and did a very special Vajra dance in our prayer hall, which is the dance of clearing the obstacles.

    Read more about this historical moment of 700 Meet A Buddha at http://bit.ly/38oe0vP
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 02:29 PM
    The rabbis call on their “fellow Jews to transition toward animal-free, plant-based diets.This approach to sustenance is an expression of sharing Jewish values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for our physical and spiritual well-being.”

    Read more about Rabbis Urge Jews to Go Vegan in Global Campaign at http://bit.ly/2RF5vGT
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 01:40 PM
    The crow pheasant is a beautiful bird, I saw this bird just yesterday. It is good to know that it is a good omen. It somehow gives me an assurance that things will only get better. Sometimes when people are lost and not sure if they have made the right decision, seeing signs like this can really calm people’s mind.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-crow-pheasant-bringer-of-auspicious-omens.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 12:37 AM
    The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden

    This is the prayer to Dorje Shugden as composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Dungkar Monastery of Domo Geshe Rinpoche. It is good to recite daily or when in need of help. You can see in the prayer His Holiness enthrones Dorje Shugden as the “supreme collected nature of all Gurus and Protective Deities and requests to grant siddhis” (attainments). Ordinary spirits cannot grant siddhis therefore in this prayer, Dalai Lama recognized Dorje Shugden as a superior being who can grant two types of siddhis. Ordinary and extra-ordinary siddhis. His Holiness surely could not be tricked by a spirit. His Holiness saw Dorje Shugden as a superior being embodying the gurus and Protective Deities who can grant two types of siddhis.

    Read of the 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden: http://bit.ly/14DalaiLamaDSPrayer
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 12:32 AM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

    Apart from his visions related to Dorje Shugden, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is said to have had numerous other mystical experiences. During a stay at Chubzang he had a vision of the sixty-two deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara, from whom he received the four initiations (dbang bzhi). He was also able to reveal the location of a sacred cave called Takten (rtag brtan) near Chubzang, which is related to Heruka. During a retreat at the Nyang caves (nyang phug) near Samye Monastery (bsam yas), he had a vision of Padmasambhava, his consorts, and his entourage of disciples. Although this may be interpreted as contradictory to the often perceived sectarian nature of this lineage, Padmasambhava appears to have been held in high regard. Trijang Lobzang Tendzin Gyatso, for example, also bestowed Padmasambhava empowerments and related teachings.

    Read about this great visionary Master who left precious legacies of practices: http://bit.ly/TakpuPemaVajra
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 04:35 PM
    Happy to see so many people attended this Dorje Shugden puja in Malacca Chapel . May more people know about Dorje Shugden Chapel to receive his blessings.It so happened to be in a historical and peak street of Malacca center point.
    May Dorje Shugden’s practice spread to all direction to benefit many more people in Malacca. As Malacca is a tourist destination for many tourist from all over the world. Thank you very much for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/36lnXIA
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 04:01 PM
    Rob Lowe is a famous actor and celebrity from Hollywood who has starred in such films as St Elmo’s Fire and also the very popular hit TV series The West Wing. Recently he and his sons did a series called The Lowe Files which is something like an X Files series. The family investigates strange happenings, occurrences, mysterious creatures, supernatural lore, unsolved mysteries and the like. Between the three of them, Rob Lowe has previously said that they have varying levels of skepticism. While Rob Lowe is more ready to believe in supernatural phenomenon, his sons profess to be more grounded and skeptical than their father.

    But with a show that focuses on such topics, of course it was only a matter of time that they covered Bigfoot. I was pleasantly surprised to see this episode because not many people, especially famous people, want to be associated with this genre of investigation. Let’s be honest – society thinks that people who investigate things like poltergeists and Bigfoot are generally regarded as a little different and quirky. So for someone who is famous to openly investigate, talk about and be interested in Bigfoot, is good for the field of investigation which is known as cryptozoology.

    Read more about Rob Lowe Face-To-Face with Bigfoot

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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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!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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
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
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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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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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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