Volunteer As Pre-School Dharma Teacher

May 28, 2016 | Views: 618

Guest contribution by Stella Cheang

One year and five months ago, I was plunged into close contact with pre-school children for the very first time in my life. It took quite a bit of courage on my part to take on the role as volunteer teacher. The initial reluctance came from my lack of interaction with very young children of the age 2 to 4 years old.

During my moments of hesitation, I came across a sharing1 by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche which reminded me that how lucky I am in this lifetime. I do not have to work 17-18 hours a day and can afford to put food on the table with time to spare sometimes. As I contemplated on what have I done to deserve this luxury, I realized that I can expand my role into bigger scheme of things, reach out and help spread Buddha Dharma to people instead of focusing on the enjoyment for just ourselves. And so the journey began.

Two months into teaching, my classes were frozen by my method of communication with the children. As simple as the lesson module might sound, the children were not following me. Most of the time, I found them incredibly excited to tell me something totally irrelevant rather than being engaged by the lesson. I had no choice but allowed them to butt in even though we were in the middle of something. But I quickly realized this was a way the children sought attention.

Many a time, they also exhibited tantrums and disappointments during social conflicts with their peers. It was hard to calm them without being a disciplinarian, and by being one, I quickly lost their trust because it was evidential that they plead for guidance rather than being reprimanded. This was when I discovered each and every one of the children felt very strongly about their sense of entitlement. It was really disheartening because each week felt like a blow of failure to the perfectionist in me who wanted very much to instill Dharma values in the little ones. I felt I had let everyone down.

 When the lesson is not interesting, children will display unwillingness to cooperate at class

When the lesson is not interesting, children will display unwillingness to cooperate at class

Then, I read that “A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard”. I took a step back and analyzed the situation. I was being reactive most of the time, lacking in the correct composure when interacting with children. I also realized the fact that I was always thinking in my adult capacity and trying to project my thoughts and communications onto 2 to 4 years old. I did research and proceeded to confirm my comprehension and ameliorated methods with seniors.

And so, in the following months, a variation of enriched methods were applied during the classes.

One of the most important adult-children interaction is to be at the same level as the child. During class activities, I started looking for natural openings in children’s play and then join in at their physical level, perhaps as a pretend play partners. One game I found very handy was letting the adult played patient while the children took turns to play doctor. This removed the barrier rapidly because the children were suddenly placed on a levelled position with an adult and of one that they can relate to.

Joining the children at their physical level

Joining the children at their physical level

It was correspondingly important to focus on helping children become familiar with words and language that project Dharma value. I found role play an effective way to accomplish this. Role play is deemed as the safe way to explore strong emotions, which directly help children understand frightening events like sickness, pains and even death in mock up circumstances. Acting out the emotions and overcoming it through rationalization is, in my opinion, the foundation to building emotional resiliency in the future.

As educator, the children naturally looked up to our words for instruction and guidance. Aware of the impact, I started making conscious effort to only use encouragement instead of praise. I avoided statements that evaluate or judge, but focus on making objective, specific comments that encourage children to continue their good effort, or halt their bad behavior. The main objective is to expand their descriptive language and let them think about what they are doing.

It is good to always thrive to use vocabularies that the children are comfortable with, it helped make the reading, singing, storytelling and role play more fun for both adult and children. Pre-school children tend to learn better with singular words that are made up of different letters, syllables and sounds, and the words should be accompanied by colorful pictures.

Using simple vocabularies help with children’s learning

Using simple vocabularies help with children’s learning

Knowing when to stop and how to stop the lesson is significant as well. I had learnt to pay attention to children’s reaction to the lesson, and stop when I noticed many of them are not enjoying it. I like to play bubble games or balloons with them when the energy level dropped and attention wandered. It is helpful to make a simple routine on when and how to stop the lesson, the children will gradually grow to follow the pace of the lesson.

The biggest joy is knowing the children are improving and they have Dharma values in them now

The biggest joy is knowing the children are improving and they have Dharma values in them now

Now, looking back, I am glad that I took on the role and did not give up. We can all make a difference in the lives of children, through perseverance, innovation and consistency. My heartfelt gratitude to His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara Pastors, kind sponsor and all Kecharians; without which, I would not had this opportunity to contribute for such a wonderful cause.

 

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Stella Cheang works as a corporate strategist, and is a teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS)

Stella Cheang works as a corporate strategist, and is a teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS)

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  1. S.Prathap on Sep 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing of your experience.Education is extremely important industry because through education we can influence the choices and decision of the future.
    The different approaches to communicate with the children instilling discipline and dharma in them.Best wishes for your commitment and hard work in learning how to deal with children.

  2. Jacinta on Apr 26, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Judging from the comments below and the article that you’ve written, I could see that your effort paid off. I am not sure if you’re still with KSDS, but wherever you go I wish that you may have a smooth and successful Dharma journey. Thanks for sharing on how we can actually think of ways in getting the result that we wanted & make our way to the top without excuses.

  3. Any on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Congratulation stella and thank you very much for your effort in ksds for the past years! As a mother of 2 of the younger age, i know is not easy to dealing with the child especially between 2-4yo. Although we joined ksds quite late in June 2016, but under your guidance, love and care for the past 6 months, my kids have a wonderful time in KH every sunday. Early wake up and distance never let them skip the class every sunday. Perhaps they like every teachers in ksds and they learned a lot. Thanks once again

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Rejoice for you Stella, kids that young have a lot of energy and think logic and rationale may not appeal to them. Rejoice for the growth in dharma in you that has allowed you to share the dharma with young children.

  5. Fong on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Well done. You have put aside your fears and insecurity to make a difference to the lives of the young children.

    Thank you for your commitment and hard work in learning how to deal with children instilling discipline and dharma in them. I can see that you carry the dharma in you as you can remember Rinpoche’s teachings at times of need.

    May you continue to grow and help the children find themselves in a life with dharma.

  6. yikming on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for your inspirational sharing of your journey and experience.

  7. Li Kheng on Jun 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Education is an extremely important industry because it forms the thoughts of our future generation. Through education, we can influence the choices and decisions of the future through people.

    Dharma education is bringing education many notches up and I thank individuals like Stella who dedicate time, care and effort to be with the children to impact on them values that will truly make them better people.

  8. William on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience with us on your journey in Dharma by contributing to the Kid’s class on Sundays. Indeed I can share your feelings of wanting to impose our adult thoughts into children and expect them to behave a certain way, our perception. However, children are the most vulnerable and will not hold back their feelings and will express out at the spur of the moment. They are unclouded by judgments, perceptions and expectations.

    The saying that goes “Live the child in us” is true to the point where when we are being a child, we tend to live the moment and that moment is our true self . Does not mean that we are being childish.

    I applaud you for taking this bold step to contribute your time and effort in bringing out the best in the children.

  9. Pastor Tat Ming on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Children are not easy to teach as they think and act with different levels of maturity. Everyone of them have their unique disposition and character.

    I can relate to your initial reluctance to take on this role as it requires from us a great amount of love, patience and care for these children. Though this is a daunting task, it is a fulfilling one as you are instilling in them the values and practice of Dharma at a young age when they could be trained and conditioned easily than when they are adults. Good habituation should start when young.

    In the process of imparting knowledge to these children, you are learning to become a better person and a better spiritual practitioner. We are the role models for these young children who act like a sponge that absorb liquids rapidly. In other words, we need to behave appropriately as our actions influence the children! These children are the Dharma mirrors for us, they reflect our actions!

    I am glad you were creative, flexible and innovative in teaching the children. You tried to use different approaches to communicate with the children and to handle the situations when things became challenging.

    We have our own projections of how things are; similarly the children. Hence the role play which you had adopted is a good way to gain the trust of these children and to understand their needs better. The children can then better appreciate the role everyone plays in life including your role as a teacher!

    Correct use of speech is indeed important as you said when teaching the children languages. Four of the ten non-virtues relate to speeches. Right speech is what we need to impart in the minds of these children. In fact it is never too young to teach the children The Noble Eightfold Path!

    I rejoice in your tireless effort and perseverance in this period volunteering as a Preschool Dharma Teacher. The best gift from you to the children is the gift of Dharma. You will be most delighted when the children put into practice the Dharma values that you have instilled in them. Eventually, these children would grow up with positive virtues and Dharma imprints. You are actually making a huge difference in the lives of these children.

    Thank You Stella for sharing your thoughts and experience here. I hope you will continue to inspire the parents the importance of educating their children from young with Dharma. Also may more people be inspired to join Kechara as educators or teachers to spread the incomparable teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Lastly, may these children continue their studies in Kechara and be guilded along the path to enlightenment.

  10. Vinnie Tan on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experiences with all of us here. Through children we are able to learn so much yet we always think that we are better then them and we try to teach them things that they do not know.

    In my opinion, when we teach children we are actually the ones that the children are teaching new knowledge to. They have so much to offer yet as the adults we are constantly the ones that are polluting them.

    It is because we think that we know so much. In Dharma, I have learnt that everyone of us is considered as ‘damaged goods’. We all have our problems and when we do not let go of them, we ‘damage’ the next generation as well. Reason to this is because we think that what we have went through is correct and the pain and abuse that we go through is normal. Thus, we place the same pain and abuse to the next generation that they will too grow up with similar damage that we went through.

    Thank you Stella for showing that children are just mini adults that have not grown fully, but they too came with knowledge with some baggages that they have gotten from their previous lives. But, as a person that is suppose to be more ‘mature’ we should be the ones that are guiding them to the correct paths to not suffer just like what happened for us and not to damage them any further.

  11. Albert on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thank you Stella for being a teacher for KSDS, it is definitely not easy especially first time teaching kids at this age, but your perseverance has made all these challengers become nothing.

    Kids are very sensitive, they can feel that you really care for them or not, and your success today has said it all, your care and dedication has made you a great teacher, even it is just a volunteer, you still put all your heart and soul in it to bring Dharma to young kids.

    Thank you for your inspirational sharing, you are not just a Dharma teacher for kids, but also to the adults, from what you shared, there is already so much to learn from it.

  12. Echeah on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Dear Stella, you are a great inspiration to many who may be restricted by self-imposed fears and self-limiting beliefs which can result in many missed opportunities. Whatever it is, we can, if we put our minds to it. It takes a lot of patience to keep all these young children of differing personalities attentive and interested! It’s a mindfulness practice! But by your care and effort, these young minds can receive the imprints of the dharma at an early age which could be the basis for their practice. So beneficial and highly meritorious.

  13. JP on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Your article on what you’ve learnt and how you’ve adjusted yourself in teaching children is insightful and powerful. We can all apply this to not just children but to adults and animals. All it takes is care and mindfulness.

    When we focus out on others and not on our own projections on how others should be, we will find solutions to helping them.

    I visited the children exhibition during Wesak Day and you showed me around. The amount of love and care that our teachers put into the children were reflected in the art work produced by the children.

    Congratulations for putting aside your fears and focusing on benefiting the children in accordance to our guru’s teachings. Looking forward to more sharings from you and the exciting programs you all have for the children.

    I’ve attached pics of some of the art work at the exhibition.

    Regards,
    JP

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  14. Uncle Lai on Jun 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thank you Stella for telling your story and sharing your experience of teaching Dharma to pre-school kids. You are a good teacher, in this short time you are able to understand the children so well and find methods to attract their attention.

    Parents are aware that Dharma education is essential for kids of today especially when both parents are working. Children are taught discipline, self-control and learn to appreciate parents better who work so hard to provide all their necessities to their children who are enjoying now.

    KSDS of Kechara House headed by Pastor Adeline is to teach Dharma to the young so that they learn and grow with it. This is to follow the instructions of H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche instruction.

  15. shelly tai on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Stella Cheang for being so kind to volunteer your time time and effort to discover how this young children learn , it is not an easy task especially the young kids because their attention span is very short and they are very playful but once you have learn how to handle them it be fun to learn from them it kids do teach us a lot of value like patient and kindness keep up a good jobs.

  16. Kb Thapa on Jun 1, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for the sharing really admire your encouragement. We all know is not an easy to teach kids but you have doing with pure motivation and dedication to bring kids in dharma.. Your action will inspire many others do the same , this way the Dharma will grow..

  17. Callista on May 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Dear Teacher Stella,

    Indeed its a great experience shared in which I will learn from time to time on how to manage and communicate with the kids.
    Its always good to kick start Dharma teaching from young as they will grow up with an imprint in their mind. Besides that, learning Dharma will also enhance their social etiquette.

    KSDS won’t exist without everybody’s effort ….’It won’t happen if we don’t make it happen’.

    Thank you

  18. Alice Tay on May 31, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I have been once being an assistant in Teacher Stella’s class and I noticed that Teacher Stella is a caring, passionate and patience teacher. She is creative and enthusiasm made every kid interested and pays attention to her teaching. As I saw, Teacher Stella loves the kids very much and I think the kids love her too.

    Thank you Teacher Stella for all your effort and commitment to teach dharma for this youngest group of Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). It is not an easy task, but you have done it very well with your pure motivation just to impart dharma to them. We are fortunate to have a volunteer teacher like you. Please keep it and let KSDS growing with much flourish.

  19. Jace Chong on May 31, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Thank you so much for your efforts and sharing of the journey! It’s very inspiring to read about how you learn to communicate with the kids better and better.

    From the article, I can feel how fulfilling it is, although the process go up and down and there are many internal voices to answer, by getting through it one by one, I believe everything worth than giving up.

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for leading this meaningful education project! Thanks again to Stella and all the caring teachers in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. I found things become beautiful not because of the physical look, but the internal happiness that cannot be described by words when everyone is working towards the same goal.

    Please keep up the good works! 🙂

  20. Lin Mun on May 31, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience. I am very happy for you that you have overcome your reluctance to teach young children. To me it is a great breakthrough.

    You have proven that perseverance brings positive result. Your action surely inspire me and others to work harder for dharma.

    In addition, I would also like to thank all the KSDS teachers for working so hard to bring dharma to children.

    Most importantly thank you Rinpoche for building Kechara so we are able to practice and learn dharma here.

  21. Victoria Lam on May 31, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Dear Teacher Stella,

    I’m happy to have a good read from the articles which shared by you on the educating experience with the kids from Kechara Sunday Dharma School.

    Plants the seed for the young kids are so importantly and generate the education and the right guiding are very important. The kids are so luckily to have with Dharma. To have dharma and practice Dharma during their young age, they can practice to become a better person when they grown up.

    The kids easily find their outer and inner strength of their personalities on their likes or dislikes during the class and some events from Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS) like arts, interactions, presentations skills, to get more knowledge on Dharma, act on the role play for Graduations. There are some kids which are not interested on art, but some teachers find a creative way to applied on the kids to built their strength and confidence.

    The kids can practice not easily to gives up on something which they are not confidence with, but from the practice and teachers support, the kids are transform to be more practically and be more confidence from the results.

    May KSDS growth with success and may the kids become a better person in the future and benefits to others.

    Thank you.

  22. Grace Tan on May 31, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Thank you Stella for the time and effort that you have put in to all the lovely children with one direction and that is to instill dharma in these children at an early age.. It is definitely a very challenging task for you, to handle a group of young children as compared to sitting in a corporate office. Young children are like sponges. They absorb readily and eadily. During their growing up period, it is very important to instill positive teaching in them. You have done it well and heartiest congratulations to you for another milestone achieved. Kudos to all the KSDS voluntary teachers and pastor Adeline as well for their hard work done for the children. Most people agree that raising and nurturing a child is not an easy task. We parents can’t issue a rulebook or guidelines which guarantee raising a child into a well balanced adult. However, I definitely believe dharma can help us to achieve this. Without the voluntary teachers, pastors, contributors, and most important H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, our children will not have an opportunity to get near to the dharma teaching. The children are blessed to have you all.

  23. Cecilia Goh on May 31, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Dear Stella

    Thank you for volunteer yourself at KSDS. The kids are very fortunate that their parents are able to send them to Dharma class. They are also lucky to have you as their teacher. To handle human being is an art not to mention kids however you managed to go through the hurdle by using your skillful means, observation and perseverance. Nothing is impossible if you set your motivation to benefits others

  24. NgJesvin on May 30, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you Stella for sharing your enthusiastic in getting close to the small kids.

    For me teaching small kids need a lot of patient and passion. Kids are very sensitive and they shows their respond in very genuine ways. Congrats to you Stella, another milestone for you and our younger kids. As a parent, I would like to say it is very fortunate for the kids who have you as their teacher.

  25. nicholas on May 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you Stella for your effort and patience to teach the kids. It’s not easy but you push yourself to manage what is unmanageable and turn them around for one reason, is to develop the young generation with dharma that you believe is important for their growth. You are a committed teacher and caring enough to even share how the kids does in the class with the parents. As a parents I really appreciate that.

    Kechara Sunday Dharma School is a success and will definitely keep growing due to their compassionate and caring teachers.

  26. Datuk May on May 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you Stella, your story of how you transformed to be an educator to the children brings to mind Rinpoche’s book of ‘NOTHING CHANGES AND EVERYTHING CHANGES’.

    It is your perseverance and tenacity to teach the children that made you a good teacher. Otherwise nothing changed but because you did, everything changed and having good results.

    Congratulations and may your contribution of the Dharma be the greatest gift to these children.

  27. Pee Bee Chong on May 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Congratulation.
    Thank you for the sharing, really admire your encouragement and persistency volunteering as the pre-school dharma teacher to help and educating children.

    Pee Bee Chong

  28. Pastor Adeline on May 30, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Stella is one of the many caring, committed and patience teachers at the Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). She always challenges her limits and ready to learn and excel. It is definitely not easy to take on a role to teach the youngest group of KSDS, yet she finds ways to succeed. She is versatile and takes her own initiatives to help in many areas in addition to the teaching role. She is an asset, to say the least.

    It is teachers like her that keep the KSDS growing and continue to bring dharma to the younger generations.

  29. Julien Roth on May 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Children are the future of our generation and it is important that they are educated well and using the right techniques.

    If children are taught wrong things or even bad habits, those negative traits may stay with them for the rest of their lives. Therefore the art of teaching is very essential so establish a bright foundation among children. And so because of this i respect all hard working and devoted teachers, like Stella here.

    What I respect the most from what Stella has done is that she pushed herself out of her comfort zone into a place where she did not feel completely secure or confident. She had never had much experience with children and yet she still wanted to teach, very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Martin on May 29, 2016 at 7:39 am

    One thing I am very certain of, is that it takes a great deal of patience to be a teacher and even more, to work with children. And so, the very fact that Stella can work so successfully with the little ones and this not being a job she is forced to do, says a lot about her. It can only be a labor of love and driven by kindness and wish to see the children grow up on strong foundations.

    I like a quote by George Bernard Shaw that says, “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself ” and essentially, this is saying that we have to teach children only by example. The Kechara Sunday Class is a success story and Stella is one of the reasons for its success.

  31. pat ng on May 29, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Thank you Stella,for volunteering yourself as a pre-school dharma teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma class.These kids are so lucky to be conected with Dharma teachings at such an early age. Teaching kids requires extraordinary levels of patience and care.I think it’s quite enjoying and fun too to teach young kids cos they are so innocent and cute.Some times they will be too active and might test your limits but at the end of the day it is very fulfilling and happy … with these little kids learning and soaking up everything that u have taught them.

  32. Lew on May 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you Stella for contributing articles to Tsem Rinpoche’s blog. It will indeed add variety to this ever dynamic blog.

    I do send my kids to Kechara Sunday Dharma School, and it is heart warming to see the teachers, though they are not trained in teaching and have their own career, they took their time to volunteer in teaching the kids. In fact, not only did they take their time to teach the kids, they even took their time to LEARN, to me, that is really touching.

    We at Kechara are indeed blessed to have people like Stella who would work to benefit others.

    • Stella Cheang on May 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Dear Mr Lew,

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are really appreciative of your continuous support to Kechara Dharma Sunday School. Many parents are not aware of the importance of letting young children receive Dharma values at the onset of life, to develop a proper sense of values that emphasis on self-effort, self-control, and respect for others. And it is precisely these sets of values that I have observed from your 3 beautiful, kind and gifted children. From time to time, I noticed they are not shy to focus out and help others during lessons and after classes. They are also polite and have good manners. Even the more timid little one has become cheerful and participates in activities.

      On the other hand, Kechara Sunday Dharma School will not cease to bring Buddha’s Dharma that the teachers learnt from His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to children in an innovative and unconventional manner. Learning Dharma can be fun and enjoyable too.

      Many thanks,
      Stella Cheang

      • CindyH on May 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Hi Stella, Even in responding to Lew you reflect your passion and enthusiasm 🙂 . In any event, thank you for a heartfelt sharing of your experience volunteering as a Dharma teacher connecting the younger generation with Dharma teachings. Reading about the challenges you had, how you find ways to overcome it and things you have learnt along the way is inspiring and really goes to show the extent of your efforts and sincerity in applying Dharma in your life and working for the benefits of others. Your kindness, enthusiasm and tenacity really shines through and same goes for all the other volunteer teachers too.

      • Wei Theng on May 30, 2016 at 1:52 am

        Great sharing Stella! It is great to see your article being posted. Like your heartwarming sharing about your journey of volunteering as a Kids Dharma Class teachers. I rejoice in seeing you applying Dharma and transforming you & your life throughout these years from the teaching from Rinpoche & the nurturing of Pastors.

        Indeed it is not easy to teach children, especially pre-school children. They are cute, sensitive, and need lots of love and patience to bring Dharma to them. However, you and the team do not afraid of learning and keep trying out new ways to bring Dharma to the kids. Salute!

        Lastly, thank you for all the effort especially to my little monster. She likes Teacher Stella very much! 😉

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:51 PM
    China is a very blessed place for Buddhists. There are four sacred places in China of the four different Buddhas. Mount Wu Tai is the abode of Manjushri; Mount Hua Yan is he abode of Ksirtigarbha; Mount E-mei is the abode of Samantabhadra; Mount Pu Xian is the abode of Chenrezig (Guan Yin).

    Throughout history, many highly attained masters had made pilgrimage trips to these sacred mountains to pray, do retreat and pay homage to the Buddhas. These places are charged with lots of positive energy.

    When we go to these places, we should make very good motivations and aspirations. The energy here might help to open our good karma to walk on the spiritual path or change our life for good.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/holy-place-of-kuan-yin-at-mt-putuo-putuoshan.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:44 PM
    Lord Tsongkapa, King of the Dharma

    “If one keeps even a drop of the nectar of the name of this holy being – Lama Tsongkhapa – in a devotional heart, it plants the seed of liberation and one receives the fortune to practice and enjoy happiness from this life up to enlightenment.” ~ Pabongka Rinpoche

    Learn more of our lineage great master: http://bit.ly/LamaTsongkapa
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:34 PM
    Tibetan Astrology

    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Learn more of how Tibetan Astrology can help your life: http://bit.ly/TibetanAstrology
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:32 PM
    The practice of offering butter lamps or lights to the Enlightened beings is a very profound and important practice. It is practised by many different religions, light is something wonderful, pure and uplifting darkness. Offering light is a special door of dependent arising to quickly complete the accumulation of merit and receive blessings. It is a very good method for cutting through obstacles. Reciting the auspicious prayer and meditation would be good to alleviate suffering and especially help the deceased. With a right motivation , we offer it will contains much more force, merit and positive energy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the wonderful benefits of offering lamps.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/butterlamps.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:22 PM
    The practice of offering butter lamps or lights to the Enlightened beings is a very profound and important practice. It is practised by many different religions, light is something wonderful, pure and uplifting darkness. Offering light is a special door of dependent arising to quickly complete the accumulation of merit and receive blessings. It is a very good method for cutting through obstacles. Reciting the auspicious prayer and meditation would be good to alleviate suffering and especially help the deceased. With a right motivation , we offer it will contains much more force, merit and positive energy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the wonderful benefits of offering lamps.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/butterlamps.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:19 PM
    The truth is truth cannot be hidden ,many of us as Dorje Shugden practitioners and non-practitioners should get to the bottom of the truth. Its more than decades the Tibetan Leadership still could not accept the reality of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was murdered by Depa Norbu and manifested to become the Protector of Our Time as promise. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen rose as Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector who is an emanation of Manjushri who appears in mundane form. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was a great scholar, powerful Tantric master and was well known for his teachings. Due to jealousy , masterminded by Depa Norbu , the officers murdered the great master. It is also a fact that Depa Norbu’s murder of a high religious Lama is recorded in Tibetan history but he was never brought to justice. Interesting history and the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen ,may more people get to read this interesting article.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-articles/murder-in-drepung-monastery-depa-norbu.html
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:19 PM
    Wow! Viva La Vegan Grocery is the largest vegan grocery stall on Earth! The whole store does not sell a single meat product… and they do not even accept refined white sugars unless they are certified for vegans!

    Viva La Vegan grocery is a grocery in Rancho Cucamonga, California. They have stated that they would not sell or make profit off meat. Co-created by Isaak Iftikhar, this vegan grocery is spreading across various parts of America… one even starting in Santa Monica, called Viva La Vegan Express! They have also been going global through the internet by having a recipe forum, online shopping page and an events page.

    This initiative to create a vegan grocer is extremely beneficial to not only to the customer’s health, but it also educates the customers on animal rights and their website tells us that all races, creeds and even species deserve to be equal.

    This is very exciting, wish we could have this in more countries!!! It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 01:17 PM
    Yes ….we need more stories like this. A kind man a kind soul…..Frank Pomodoro a Boston Police Officer is caught on picture comforting his partner a police horse, Fritz. Fritz, has fallen into a sidewalk construction hole and needed immediate help. It was really amazing, when strangers , more officers, ex-convicts came running over to help Fritz. Team work and intelligence of about 20 men making sure Fritz stayed put. Unbelievable with the help of a crane , they managed to pulled out Fritz almost 1500 pound horse from a hole. Compassion conquers all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-need-more-stories-like-this.html
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 12:36 AM
    On cold winter’s night in New York City, Tsem Rinpoche saw a homeless man and dog. Moved by his plight, Rinpoche bought warm food for the man and his dog, as well as gloves and other cold weather gear and personal care items. Rinpoche even gave the man his personal rosary beads, which Rinpoche has used to make many daily prayers. By by the person having it, it will bless him tremendously…

    Watch the video here http://bit.ly/35B9clD
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 12:10 AM
    Some short videos do not need a lot of explanation. This is one of them.

    This video and the people involved touched me to the core. People who go out of their way to make life better for another living being are the greatest minds to walk the earth. People who care and do their best to make a difference are people who are really using their human potential for something with meaning. People who actually do something.

    Please watch this video and share with others. Why share? Because you care enough to create awareness which will lead to understanding and eradication of these types of unnecessary sufferings. It’s the least you and I can do is to create awareness.

    Have compassion. Practice in life what you admire in conversation-compassion.

    Watch this http://bit.ly/33AZHB4
  • m.priyaa
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 09:41 PM
    Thank u Rinpoche. Such an insipiring story. This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India.
    For more details https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:41 PM
    Well its truly a very effective practice and should be included in our daily sahdana. A effective way to purify our negative karma, which has accumulated over the years. With the proper practice and visualization we could transform what is negative and turning them into sublime offerings. It will then allow Dorje Shugden to help us further through the creation of conducive conditions for Dharma practice and the elimination of obstacles.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor David for this well explained sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kawang-a-dorje-shugden-confessional-practice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:38 PM
    Beautiful pictures of H.E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master conferring the initiation of Yamantaka and Dorje Shugden to a crowd of 10,000 people. He was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. A great scholar within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, he wrote numerous volumes of philosophic writings which are still been used till today. Interesting read of a GREAT Lama.
    Thank you for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:35 PM
    Lama Thubten Phurbu is truly an incredible , respected Gelug high Lama with his incredible achievements and accomplishments. Having up hold the lineage of Tsongkhapa and the practice of Dorje Shugden . He has done so much speaking up on the ban on Dorje Shugden and has contributed many beneficial projects in Tibet and China. Lama Thubten Phurbu is outspoken about Dorje Shugden and spreading Shugden’s practice and Tsongkhapa’s lineage to as many as to the West, India and Nepal .
    Lama Thubten Phurbu have done much more for the Tibetan people than the CTA have. He travels occasionally to give teachings to preserve these precious lineages for the future. While the CTA is opposing the Chinese and creating mistrust, Lama Thubten Phurbu is building trust with the Chinese government while at the same time upholding the greater welfare of all Tibetans. Wow… Lama Thubten Phurbu has even compiled many prayer texts for the benefits of all sentient beings. Interesting read.
    Thank you for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 16. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, some people love to senses excitement through supernatural power. I have seen the video it scary because it is true from experience. When it come for movies it is interesting to understand how curious our mind works.

    From my experiences I have realized that the feeling of terror is the special aspect, unexpected, suspense and the surprise. Usually horror movies often teach us how to protect, to overcome difficult situation, to control the fear, prayer and meditation. The smart and brave characters of a person can be seen with a lot of much struggle.

    I enjoyed this article, it made me to recall some of my doubt and fear memories during my young days.

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
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.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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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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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    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
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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
  • 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
    6 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
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    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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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    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
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    6 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.
    6 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.
    7 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.
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    7 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    7 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
    7 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
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    8 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    9 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    9 months ago
    Cute!
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    9 months ago
    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    10 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    10 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    10 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is a good story teller. Children enjoy listening to his dharma sharing. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So many happy moments for teachers and students during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared about Rinpoche’s biography from the Promise book. Lin Mun KSDS
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