Baba dan Nyonya

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Baba Nyonya, juga dikenali sebagai Peranakan atau Cina Selat, ialah keturunan pendatang Cina yang berkahwin dan berasimilasi dengan komuniti tempatan di Malaysia, Singapura dan Indonesia, di antara abad kelima belas dan ketujuh belas. Bilangan pendatang Cina meningkat ketika lombong timah di Kesang, Johor dibuka dan mula beroperasi. Dengan Melaka sebagai pusatnya, budaya Baba Nyonya telah berkembang dan membangun menjadi satu identiti campuran tersendiri. Komuniti Baba Nyonya ini berbeza daripada komuniti etnik Cina, tetapi mereka tetap menganggap diri mereka sebagai orang Cina.

“Baba” ialah satu gelaran hormat yang digunakan untuk lelaki Cina Selat, manakala “Nyonya” digunakan untuk perempuan. Kebanyakan mereka telah tinggal di sepanjang Selat Melaka sejak turun-temurun, dan berpendidikan Inggeris. Disebabkan latar belakang mereka, mereka boleh bertutur dalam dua atau lebih bahasa, dan selalu bertindak sebagai orang tengah bagi orang Cina dan British, serta Melayu dan Cina.

 

Mitos asal usul Baba Nyonya

Salah satu mitos atau cerita tentang asal usul Baba Nyonya boleh didapati di blog Humanity. Secara ringkasnya, mitos tersebut mendakwa bahawa Zheng He dari China telah melawat Melaka pada abad ke-15 dan menghadiahkan Puteri Hang Li Po kepada Sultan Mansur Shah, iaitu Sultan Melaka pada ketika itu. Pengiring-pengiring Puteri Hang Li Po kemudiannya membina penempatan di Bukit Cina dan memulakan pembangunan budaya Baba Nyonya.

Kaum Peranakan mengekalkan kebanyakan amalan etnik dan keagamaan asal (penyembahan roh nenek moyang) tetapi mengasimilasi bahasa dan budaya Melayu. Mereka mewujudkan budaya dan makanan yang unik. Banyak sumber mengatakan yang kaum Peranakan awal berkahwin campur dengan populasi Melayu tempatan. Namun demikian, kurangnya persamaan fizikal membuatkan ramai pakar percaya bahawa etnisiti Cina Peranakan tidak berkurangan. Orang Peranakan lazimnya menghantar anak lelaki dan perempuan ke China untuk mencari pasangan. Kenyataan ini dikuatkan lagi memandangkan agama populasi Melayu tempatan ialah Islam, yang melarang perkahwinan campur dengan berlainan agama tanpa memeluk Islam terlebih dahulu. Pada awal 1800, pendatang Cina baharu ke Penempatan Selat mengukuhkan populasi kaum Peranakan.

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Pada pertengahan abad kedua puluh, kebanyakan orang Peranakan berpendidikan Inggeris, hasil daripada kolonisasi British ke atas Tanah Melayu, dan juga kecenderungan semula jadi orang Peranakan yang mudah untuk menerima budaya baru. Disebabkan kesediaan mereka menerima budaya dan pendidikan Inggeris ini, jawatan-jawatan pentadbiran dan perkhidmatan awam selalunya diisi oleh orang Cina Selat yang terkemuka. Interaksi dengan orang British ini juga menyebabkan ramai komuniti Peranakan memeluk agama Kristian. Komuniti Peranakan menjadi sangat berpengaruh di Melaka dan Singapura dan turut dikenali sebagai ‘King’s Chinese’ (Cina Raja) kerana kesetiaan mereka kepada Kerajaan British. Interaksi pelbagai bahasa dan budaya ini menyebabkan, sehingga ke pertengahan 1900, kebanyakan Peranakan boleh bertutur dalam tiga bahasa, dan bercakap dengan orang Cina, Melayu dan British. Antara kerjaya yang diceburi mereka termasuk saudagar, pedagang dan orang tengah yang menguruskan perhubungan antara China, Tanah Melayu dan kuasa Barat; yang mana amat dihargai oleh British memandangkan Baba mempunyai hubungan baik dengan komuniti Melayu dan berkhidmat sebagai penasihat kepada mahkamah Melayu. Hakikatnya, istilah “Baba” ialah gelaran hormat dalam bahasa Melayu; yang mungkin diambil daripada bahasa Hindi/Sanskrit [Baba: secara literal bermaksud datuk atau ayah dan digunakan sebagai istilah hormat dan mesra untuk seorang lelaki tua.]

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Budaya

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Baba Nyonya ialah hasil daripada perkahwinan perempuan Melayu dan lelaki Cina. Adalah perkara biasa bagi pedagang Cina pada zaman dahulu untuk mengahwini perempuan Melayu dari Semenanjung Malaysia atau mengambil mereka sebagai gundik. Kesannya, Baba Nyonya menghasilkan campuran unik ciri budaya Melayu. Komuniti Peranakan pada waktu itu dikahwinkan sesama mereka menerusi aturan keluarga. Perkahwinan pada waktu dahulu tidaklah semudah dan seringkas seperti sekarang; perkahwinan sedarjat dan setempat merupakan kebiasaan ketika itu.

Komuniti Baba Nyonya mempunyai pelbagai adat dan tradisi unik terutamanya dalam hal perkahwinan. Hantaran lamaran diletakkan dalam bakul berkilat dua tingkat, juga dikenali sebagai Bakul Siah, dan diberikan kepada ibu bapa pengantin perempuan oleh pengantara yang bercakap bagi pihak yang menghantar lamaran. Kadangkala, sebagai ganti Bakul Siah, orang Peranakan yang kaya akan menggunakan talam yang berbentuk pagoda yang disulam indah (dalam Bahasa Indonesia dikenali sebagai Botekan Candi).

Bakul Siah and Gilded Pagoda Trays (or Botekan Candi in Indonesian)

Bakul Siah dan talam yang berbentuk pagoda yang disulam indah (atau Botekan Candi dalam Bahasa Indonesian)

Jemputan perkahwinan bertemakan merah kerana warna merah melambangkan kebahagiaan dan keharmonian. Kad jemputan selalunya dihantar oleh penghantar yang dikenali sebagai “Pak Chindek”, yang mengambil masa lebih kurang enam hari untuk menghantar kesemua kad jemputan tersebut.

Majlis perkahwinan mereka banyak berasaskan tradisi masyarakat Cina dan merupakan salah satu majlis perkahwinan yang paling menarik dan berwarna-warni di Malaysia. Kemuncak majlis tersebut ialah majlis dan jamuan selama 12 hari yang dinamakan ‘makan tok panjang’ yang membawa maksud pesta meja panjang.

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Dondang Sayang

Dalam budaya masyarakat Cina, adalah amat penting untuk melangsungkan perkahwinan pada hari yang bertuah dan pada masa yang tertentu. Adat yang sama dipraktikkan bagi masyarakat Baba Nyonya. Hari tersebut akan dipilih berdasarkan lapan huruf Cina yang dipanggil “pek ji” oleh masyarakat Hokkien, berdasarkan tarikh dan masa kelahiran seseorang. Pada masa tersebut, segala pantang-larang akan dipatuhi sepenuhnya. Perkahwinan yang diadakan kebanyakannya diaturkan dan keputusan untuk melangsungkan perkahwinan diputuskan oleh ibubapa atau orang tua, walaupun pengantin perempuan dan lelaki telah dirunding terlebih dahulu. Tatacara perkahwinan disaksikan oleh nenek moyang, orang tua dan para dewa. Hantaran perkahwinan biasanya bercirikan warna-warna yang melambangkan kemewahan seperti merah, merah jambu, jingga, emas dan kuning dan serta disulamkan dengan motif-motif unik untuk mewujudkan perkahwinan yang baik. Seperti masyarakat Cina, mereka percaya bahawa barang yang berpasangan membawa tuah, atas sebab tu, setiap jenis hantaran perkahwinan akan diberikan secara berpasangan.

 

Makanan

Some popular Nyonya dishes

Juadah Nyonya yang popular

Budaya Baba Nyonya adalah hasil perkembangan akulturasi yang terjadi apabila satu budaya menerima dan mengasimilasikan adat resam dan unsur dari luar. Persamaan antara budaya Baba Nyonya dan Melayu dapat dilihat pada makanan dan cara pemakaian. Terdapat banyak masakan Nyonya yang sama seperti masakan Melayu sebagai contoh “bubur cha cha”, “nasi kerabu”, “sambal” dan “embuk-embuk”.

Dipengaruhi oleh budaya Melayu, hidangan Nyonya menggunakan herba Melayu umum yang sama. Antara contoh masakan Nyonya ialah Ayam Kapitan, iaitu kari ayam kering. Laksa Nyonya merupakan masakan yang sangat popular di Malaysia dan boleh dinikmati di Melaka dan juga Singapura. Pongteh juga merupakan satu lagi masakan unik bagi komuniti Baba Nyonya. Bahan utama bagi masakan yang menyelerakan ini adalah bawang merah, taucu, ayam dan cendawan shitake.

Pencuci mulut pula, terdapat banyak kuih tradisional Nyonya yang terkenal seperti Kueh Kochi, Lepat Kacang, Apom Balik, Kueh Bongkong, Pulot Inti, Ondeh-Ondeh, Kueh Genggang dan banyak lagi. Kuih-muih tradisional ini juga disediakan semasa perayaan dan keraian.

 

Restoran Nyonya di Melaka:

1. Nancy’s Kitchen

Nancy’s Kitchen

Nancy’s Kitchen

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Ahad 11:00 – 17:30

Alamat: Jalan Hang Lekir off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca

No. Telefon: +606 283 6099
2. Kocik Kitchen

Kocik Kitchen

Kocik Kitchen

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Ahad 11:00 – 15:00

Alamat: 100, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca

No. Telefon: +6016 929 6605
3. Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant

Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant

Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restoran

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Ahad 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:30

Alamat: Hotel Equatorial Malacca, Banda Hilir, Malacca

No. Telefon: +606 282 8333
4. Restoran Peranakan

Restoran Peranakan

Restoran Peranakan

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Ahad 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:00

Alamat: 107, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca

No. Telefon: +606 284 5001
5. Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine

Waktu Operasi: Selasa – Ahad 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00

Alamat: 75, Jalan Melaka Raya, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca

No. Telefon: +606 286 8819

 

Bahasa

Masyarakat Baba Nyonya bertutur bahasa Melayu Baba, iaitu bahasa dialek yang mengandungi perkataan dari Bahasa Melayu dan Hokkien. Atas kebolehan mereka menyesuaikan diri dengan budaya tempatan, kebanyakan Baba Nyonya boleh bertutur dua jenis bahasa dan dialek, atau lebih, seperti Melayu Baba, Bahasa Inggeris dan Bahasa Cina.

Kini, dialek Melayu Baba merupakan bahasa yang hampir pupus kerana kebanyakkannya digunakan oleh generasi yang berusia. Ramai generasi muda tidak lagi tahu bertutur dalam dialek tersebut dan lebih kerap bertutur dalam Bahasa Inggeris atau Cina sebagai bahasa utama mereka.

 

Pakaian

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Pakaian tradisional Baba Nyonya termasuk Baju Panjang, dipakai bersama Kain Sarung (diperbuat daripada batik) dan 3 kerongsang. Selipar manik yang dipanggil Kasot Manek-Manek, disulam tangan dengan mahir dan teliti, menampilkan manik potongan kaca kecil pelbagai sisi (Manek Potong) dari Bohemia.

Kebanyakan Kasot Manek-Manek tradisional bertemakan bunga dan kesenian Timur, dipengaruhi kain batik sarung dan porselin Peranakan. Sebahagian besar daripada kasut ini dijadikan kasut tapak rata atau selipar bilik tidur, tetapi sejak tahun 1930-an, tumit kasut telah ditambah secara beransur-ansur.

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Baju panjang

Pakaian tradisional Baba Nyonya termasuk Baju Panjang, dipakai bersama Kain Sarung (diperbuat daripada batik) dan 3 kerongsang. Selipar manik yang dipanggil Kasot Manek-Manek, disulam tangan dengan mahir dan teliti, menampilkan manik potongan kaca kecil pelbagai sisi (Manek Potong) dari Bohemia.

Kebanyakan Kasot Manek-Manek tradisional bertemakan bunga dan kesenian Timur, dipengaruhi kain batik sarung dan porselin Peranakan. Sebahagian besar daripada kasut ini dijadikan kasut tapak rata atau selipar bilik tidur, tetapi sejak tahun 1930-an, tumit kasut telah ditambah secara beransur-ansur.

Melayu tradisional untuk wanita dan sering dipakai bersama tudung. Pada asalnya pakaian ini lebih panjang dan longgar, telah dipopularkan pada abad ke-19 oleh Sultan Abu Bakar Johor. Kini, pakaian ini merupakan pakaian kebangsaan untuk Malaysia dan Brunei.
Sarung

Kain Sarung merupakan sehelai kain panjang yang sering dibalut di sekeliling pinggang. Selalunya, Kain Sarung dipakai oleh lelaki di negara-negara Asia Tenggara seperti Malaysia, Singapura dan Brunei. Kain ini ditenun dengan corak dam atau petak dan juga dihasilkan dalam pelbagai warna, reka bentuk serta cetakan. Sekarang, kain ini boleh didapati dengan reka bentuk cetakan kulit haiwan atau tumbuh-tumbuhan.
Kerosang

Kerongsang sering dihasilkan daripada logam seperti perak dan emas serta dihiasi dengan batu permata. Kerongsang boleh digunakan sebagai perhiasan, tetapi selalunya kerongsang digunakan untuk mengancing pakaian, seperti Baju Panjang.

 

Agama

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Masyarakat Baba Nyonya telah menyesuaikan diri dengan sistem kepercayaan Cina, seperti Buddha, Konfucianisme dan Taoisme serta agama Kristian. Seperti orang Cina, mereka juga meraikan Tahun Baru Bulan, Pesta Tanglung dan pelbagai sambutan China yang lain. Budaya mereka juga dipengaruhi oleh British, Belanda, Portugis, Melayu dan Indonesia.

Seperti mana-mana budaya lain, masyarakat Baba Nyonya sangat mempercayai pantang larang, terutama generasi yang lebih tua. Terdapat beberapa pantang larang yang dianggap terlalu tegar dan rumit. Hari ini, selaras dengan zaman moden, kebanyakan Baba Nyonya tidak lagi mengamalkan pantang larang.

Masyarakat Baba Nyonya juga percaya dengan dukun (pengamal sihir). Contohnya, apabila bayi menangis tanpa henti, mereka akan mendapatkan bantuan daripada dukun kerana mereka percaya bahawa roh jahat sedang menggangu. Satu lagi pantang larang melibatkan larangan wanita hamil daripada meninggalkan rumah mereka pada waktu senja kerana mereka percaya bahawa pada waktu ini syaitan dan roh-roh jahat sedang aktif. Mereka juga percaya bahawa darah wanita hamil menarik Pontianak (wanita yang meninggal dunia ketika bersalin dan bertukar menjadi roh). Apabila seorang wanita hamil melakukan perjalanan, mereka akan selalu membawa barang-barang yang diperbuat daripada logam seperti pisau, kerana mereka percaya bahawa logam menghalau roh-roh jahat.

 

Muzium

Barangan budaya dan sejarah daripada budaya Baba Nyonya dipaparkan di Muzium Warisan Baba dan Nyonya, Muzium Perhiasan Cina Selat dan lain-lain pertubuhan sejarah yang terdapat di sekitar Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street) dan Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street) di Melaka. Tempat Peranakan lain yang terkenal ialah: Pinang Peranakan Mansion di Pulau Pinang, Malaysia; dan Muzium Peranakan, Baba House dan Muzium Intan di Singapura. Barangan pameran termasuk makanan, perabot, pakaian dan juga tradisional.

Rancangan mingguan percuma yang memaparkan persembahan kebudayaan tradisional Baba Nyonya dan Cina juga boleh didapati di Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), Melaka. Koleksi tradisional Peranakan lain seperti batik dan hasil daripada manik juga boleh dijumpai di dalam muzium di luar Asia Tenggara. Muzium Seni Honolulu dan Muzium Australia turut mempamerkan koleksi begini.
1. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Alamat: 29, Church St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

No. Telefon: +60 4-264 2929

Isnin hingga Ahad termasuk Cuti Umum daripada 9:30 pagi hingga 5 petang

Dewasa: RM20.00; Kanak-kanak(bawah 6): Percuma

Emel: rmhbaba@streamyx.com
2. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Muzeum

Alamat: 48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

No. Telefon: +60 6-283 1273

Waktu Lawatan Harian: 10 pagi – 1:00 tengah hari (lawatan terakhir waktu pagi jam 12 tengah hari); 2:00 petang – 5:00 petang (lawatan terakhir waktu petang jam 4 petang)

Waktu Lawatan Lanjutan Hujung Minggu: Jumaat – Ahad (lawatan terakhir waktu petang jam 5 petang)

Dewasa: RM 8; Kanak-kanak (umur 5 – 12): RM 4

Emel: admin@babanyonyamuseum.com
3. Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

Straits Chinese Jewellery Muzeum

Alamat: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

No.Telefon: +60 4-2642929

Waktu Operasi: 7 hari seminggu, 9.30 pagi – 5.30 petang

Dewasa: RM20/seorang; Kanak-kanak: RM10 (kanak-kanak 6 tahun ke bawah: Percuma)

 

Filemografi

Films that featured the Baba Nyonya culture

Filem yang memaparkan budaya Baba Nyonya

Pada tahun 1950-an, budaya Baba Nyonya dipaparkan dalam beberapa filem Hong Kong seperti Niangre/ Nyonya (娘惹,1952), Fengyu Niuche Shui/ Rainstorm in China town (风雨牛车水,1956), Niangre yu Baba/ Nyonya and Baba (娘惹与峇峇,1956), and Niangre Zhi lian/ Love with a Malaysian Girl (娘惹之恋,1969).

Di Malaysia, populariti rancangan drama komedi bertajuk “Baba Nyonya” menjadi drama bersiri TV paling lama ditayangkan. Rancangan TV tersebut ditayangkan bermula dari lewat 1990-an sehingga tahun 2000 dengan jumlah 509 episod serta dicatatkan dalam Malaysian Book of Records.

"Baba Nyonya" TV series

“Drama bersiri “Baba Nyonya”

 

Seni bina

Baba Nyonya mempunyai seni bina unik yang menggabungkan komponen Timur dan Barat seperti hasil kerja plaster dan seni seramik. Mereka sangat terkenal dengan banglo kolonial yang unik. Di kebanyakan rumah, anda akan melihat penerapan karya seni tersendiri dari budaya Melayu dan Cina, yang sudah pasti satu-satu seumpamanya.

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Seni bina harta tanah Baba dan Nyonya selalu dikaitkan dengan Gaya Eklektik Selat. Rumah Kedai Eklektik Selat mula muncul di pertengahan hingga penghujung abad ke-20 (1940 – 1990). Pada awal abad ke-20, rumah kedai di Petempatan Selat mula menggabungkan tingkap Perancis dengan bidai kayu bersaiz penuh, ambang melengkung atau segi empat tepat di atas bukaan tingkap, susunan klasik pilaster dan lepekan plaster. Konkrit bertetulang kemudiannya digunakan untuk membenarkan unjuran bumbung yang lebih luas dan braket yang dijulur lebih rumit yang terkeluar dari atas pilaster.

 

Rumah kedai

Rumah kedai, mempunyai dua tingkat atau lebih. Tingkat pertama biasanya digunakan untuk tujuan komersil seperti gudang atau kedai runcit dan tingkat kedua dijadikan sebagai tempat tinggal. Rumah kedai bukanlah bangunan tunggal. Sama seperti rumah teres, rumah kedai merupakan salah satu daripada beberapa unit yang berkongsi dinding pembahagi. Satu bangunan boleh terdiri daripada beberapa rumah kedai.

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Rumah kedai mudah dijumpai di kawasan bandar di Malaysia. Ada yang suka untuk tinggal di rumah kedai ini tanpa mempunyai niat untuk menjalankan perniagaan. Bangunan itu akan mempunyai pintu masuk besar dengan kayu yang diselak pada pintu dan dilengkapi dengan tingkap. Kaki lima atau laluan jalan kaki dengan beranda merupakan salah satu ciri unik rumah ini. Kaki lima tertutup biasanya memaparkan bukaan lengkung yang menyambungkan rumah dengan bahagian berhadapan dengan jalan. Ciri yang menonjol ini telah menjadi ciri rumah Baba Nyonya yang mudah dikenali.
Sumber:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan
  • http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/article/viewFile/651/592
  • https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/峇峇娘惹
  • http://geographyhumanity.blogspot.my/2010/04/story-of-baba-baba-nyonya.html

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    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:28 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura is one of the most iconic landmarks in Japan. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue , that’s attracted many thousands of tourists and locals yearly. Been the second largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. Wow it seem that the Great Buddha of Kamakura has a long and illustrious history, reflected in its architectural legacy, especially its numerous shrines and temples. Truly amazing having gone through many disaster yet it still remind to this day with many renovation done to restore the beauty. Have not been to Japan before but have heard many stories regarding the beauty of this amazing statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-love-kamakura-buddha-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:27 PM
    In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Offerings such as objects such as a lit candle or butter lamp, burning incense, flowers, food, fruit, water or drinks. Each material offerings is imbued representing each different symbolic meanings . Example the lighting of a candle or an butter lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance while the burning of incense represents the fragrant scent of morality and so on.
    Great knowledge and teachings from this post , explaining with details the importance of offerings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-note-on-offerings-by-panchen-otrul-rinpoche.html?
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for having made a Wealth Box in the beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). It will attracts powerful energies of abundance and to attract the resources as well for the growth and expansion of Kechara Forest Retreat . We are fortunate and have the rare opportunity able to take part in this an extremely meritorious Dharma activity. Many thousands have seen benefited from this.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/get-involved-in-the-wealth-box-project-in-kfr.html?
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:39 PM
    Truly an amazing and informative article that every parent should read.This school does not focus just the academic results but it also emphasises on living in harmony with our environment.

    The design concept for Green School is simply superb having constructed with bamboo,local grass and renewable resources.Thank you very much for sharing such a good article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kF3oF5
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:34 PM
    I am not surprised to know that trees are good to the human’s body. I remember my grandparents used to live in a village where there was a lot of green, not so much concrete and traffic, they were healthy and seldom sick. I like to live there too because the air was very fresh.

    In the cities where there are fewer trees, people tend to get sick easily due to pollutant caused by vehicles, industrial waste, etc. It is proven that trees are a good provider of oxygen and they can absorb and filter pollutants. Many metropolitan cities in Europe have started to plant more trees and they have a plan to grow more trees in the city for the wellbeings of the residents.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:07 PM
    Malaysia has visitors from all over the world as our country here is beautiful, peaceful and diverse. I am fortunate to be in Malaysia with wonderful friends here too. So many people from all over the world visit our Kechara stalls, outlets and Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. They really are happy to invite Dorje Shugden home with them along with his prayers, photo, poster, mantra and information booklet. Many of them return and or contact to tell us their wishes has been fulfilled when they sincerely pray to World Peace Buddha protector Dorje Shugden. It makes me so happy to benefit others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lU7XLM
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:02 PM
    Arya Nagarjuna was a famous Mahasiddha, Buddhist philosopher, and alchemist who was born 400 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana.

    He is known for establishing the Middle Path (Madhyamaka) Buddhist tradition, making gold to fulfil the needs of the Sangha, and retrieving the Prajnaparamita Sutra from the Naga realm.

    Read more about him here http://bit.ly/2kkUDQa
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:51 PM
    Today, the practical applications of Einstein’s theories include the development of the television, remote control devices, automatic door openers, lasers, and DVD-players. Recognized as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Century” in 1999, Einstein’s intellect, coupled his strong passion for social justice and dedication to pacifism, left the world with infinite knowledge and pioneering moral leadership. So was his passion for Buddhism and its teachings. Today we present you Einstein’s world famous quotes on Buddhism that will be of a great value to understand how much the Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart.

    Read his quote at http://bit.ly/2lRoRea
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:36 PM
    An Introduction To The Buddha Form And Iconography

    In this book, Tsem Rinpoche introduces us to a rich range of Buddha forms, providing basic information to kindle our interest in the iconography of statues –their postures, gestures and mudras, the ornaments and the implements they hold. Each one of these is a symbolic teaching in itself. Indeed the entire iconography, colour and pose of each Buddha statue combined presents a path to ultimate enlightenment.

    Read more to understand the Buddha’s icongraphy at http://bit.ly/2kEQxCP
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:22 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy in life. Everyone wants to achieve happiness. For an athlete, for instance, his idea of ultimate happiness is to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

    For the glory of a gold medal and a few minutes on the podium with your national flag going up while they play your national anthem, you deprive yourself of the pleasure of nightlife, relationships, fun, going out with friends or even your partner. You will subject yourself to a special and stringent diet, train eight hours a day, sleep early and not stay up. You will stay away from friends and curtail many activities because you have to train and work hard. You have to push and discipline yourself.

    You really have to transform yourself and change your schedule in order to get your body ready in the next four to eight years in the hope that when the day of the Olympics arrives you will be selected to participate.

    Read more how we can make changes in our motivation to gain real happiness at http://bit.ly/2kl55Hv
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 04:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and motivating article. People can say many things about us but we will know very well how we are and how we are. We should not react to the comments people make on us.

    However, I do agree that we have to contemplate on what people say about us. If what they say about us is true, especially our bad qualities, we have to change. If it is not true, we just have to move on and ignore the comments.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/7-ways-to-ignore-insults.html
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:49 PM
    In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kCTofx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:48 PM
    John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (John Blofeld) (1913 – 1987) was a renowned writer of Chinese culture, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhist tradition. His literary endeavours had helped in introducing Buddhism to the Western world and inspired many to follow his path on the journey of spiritual discoveries.

    During his lifetime, John Blofeld had travelled widely around China and other countries, visited sacred mountains and monasteries, and met with hermits, sages and great Buddhist masters of various traditions. As his popularity grew, he used his fame to inspire younger writers to follow his path and helped to launch their career by writing forewords or providing constructive feedback to their maiden literary effort. Those who had the privilege to be acquainted with this extraordinary man, remembered his generosity, warmth, and sincerity. Even today, his writing and unique experiences continue to inspire others to the path of spirituality and give insight to the world of China when the refined Chinese civilisation was omnipresent

    Read more about Blofeld at http://bit.ly/2kLSRry
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:40 PM
    Following our habituated way of thinking, the source of whatever happiness we seek from marriage appears to be the picture of an ideal partner. In fact, even as we embark on a long-term relationship with our partners, we already have expectations and projections on our partner. We expect to be happy when our partner conforms to our own set of norms, way of thinking, and expectations. In order to correct this mistaken view, we need to look deeply into ourselves and see that happiness does not come from holding mistaken projections and expectations. In fact, when these expectations and projections are unfulfilled, they are likely to cause us disappointment, pain, and anguish instead.

    Read more about our actions and pursuits at finding happiness at http://bit.ly/2mgjgOx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:27 PM
    Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502 – 1566 CE) was a famous master and the founder of the Tsarpa lineage of the Sakya tradition centred at Dar Drangmoche Monastery in the central Tsang province of Tibet.

    The great Tsarchen Losal Gyatso is the 21st lineage holder of the Vajrayogini tantric tradition stemming from the Mahasiddha Naropa himself. In fact, by engaging in Vajrayogini as his main practice, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso gained high realisations and went on to have several important visionary experiences associated with her. Due to his high realisations, Tsarchen also beheld pure visions of Padmasambhava, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Yamantaka, other tantric deities and masters.

    Read more about Tsarchen Losal Gyatso at http://bit.ly/2kj8bM9

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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
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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
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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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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
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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
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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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    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
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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
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    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.
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    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.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    8 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    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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    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
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    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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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    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.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    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.
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