VIDEO: “(Re)visiting an Extraordinary Life: The Tsem Rinpoche Biography Group in the USA”

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November 19, 2010

With Chinese subtitles

May 25, 2012

A team from Kechara went to the USA to interview my friends and family about myself. Asked them what they remembered about me growing up in New Jersey and Los Angeles.

This is a condensed video of all the interviews they did with my:

  1. Sister Lidshma
  2. Cousin Sara
  3. Childhood friend Marc Reed
  4. Childhood friend Dawn Giordano
  5. Cousin Debbie
  6. Cousin Darlene
  7. Cousin Diana
  8. Childhood friend Nina
  9. Aunt Matza
  10. Aunt Meda
  11. Dharma friends Anila Thupten (Carmen)
  12. Ven Gen Tenzin
  13. Cousin Susie
  14. Cousin Lizzie
  15. Anila Lobsang Dolma

There are short little snippets of my relatives and friends sharing about myself growing up with me. It’s a very well-made video by Kechara and it explains their thoughts of myself as a child. What we did together. I will put up the full length videos another time of each of their interviews and a book will come out as a result of the research. For now enjoy some snippets. These are people from my childhood.

Some pictures hold very strong memories. For example when I see seeing Rashi Gempil Ling Temple (Buddhist Church) and how the layout hasn’t changed at all!..I frequented Rashi Gempil Ling as my first teacher Ken Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche lived there and I often went for teachings. I love the teachings.

Most of the people in these interviews I did not meet for over 30 years now. It is really nice to see them again in this video. It is very nice to see and hear their voices.

I thank my friends and relatives for their candid thoughts about growing up with me with our Kechara Bio Team. I miss all of them and they are in my thoughts always.

I like to share this with all of you here and around the world. It is very touching for me to see all these beautiful people from my past. From my childhood. From a time long ago yet I remember all of them like it was yesterday.

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 Hehee…this is a picture of myself with a wig on when I was much younger and my cousins Naran and Sara holding me to force me take a photo..LOL. We had fun!!

My cousins Lizzie (left) and Susie. Susie use to babysit me…I was very mischievous as a kid Susie said…hehe. Notice Susie is wearing the beautiful pendant of Buddha from Kechara I designed. I wanted Susie to be safe.

 

Myself around 7 or 8 years old. That was back in 1972-73. My beautiful cousin Susie on the left and her friend (red shirt) on the right..I loved when Susie came over to babysit me. She was fun, generous, giving and she has a heart of gold. I use to play alot of pranks and tricks on her and she never gets angry. She would take the time to take me out to the boardwalk, arcade, rollerskating rink, eat, shop or just for a nice drive. She was so fun..I have so many good memories of Susie..

Myself in the centre with my wonderful childhood friends Nina (left) and her fun sister on the right..this was taken at their home. I loved going over their house to play. They were very good friends of mine. We had lots of fun with monoply..hehehe.

My birthday party with all my friends, cousins, neighbourhood kids..You can see Dawn Giordano, Nancy Nelson, Kim Albataew, Nina Noronov, Lisa Albataew, Butchy Sochorow, Shawn Nelson, Sara Andreyev, Kaminksy Andreyev, etc and my older cousins Susie and Lizzie watching over us. I am in the yellow and blue shirt in the centre….

Left in red is my cousin Sonia, centre my cousin Sara and me in the white. This was in Los Angeles, California. The girls flew out to meet me. I was so happy to meet them. I was working and living on my own in Los Angeles. Behind me is the Dharma centre Thubten Dhargye Ling I lived at. My two cousins and myself would ride around in my Volkswagon bug car. I drove them all over the city as it was there first time here. We all were young and didn’t have much money, but we made the dollar stretch and had plenty of fun. I remember the time fondly. I grew up with these cousins. Sonia lived in Philadelphia but she would be back in Howell, New Jersey couple times a year for holidays, family events, visits and all. I liked when she visited. Sara lived just couple a minutes away from where I lived in Howell. Sara has kept in contact with me for the last two decades. She always kept in contact. Sara with her m0m (Aunt Matza) visited Malaysia too. I was real happy to see them.. Those were the fun days in the 1980’s with my cousins in Los Angeles…

This is the house I grew up in Howell, New Jersey. This is what it looks like today. It is owned by other people now. But it looks basically the same as when I was living there. We have a big yard in the front and back.

Paris and our bio research team standing in front of my family home two years back. Our Kechara Team flew to the US to interview my friends and relatives for my bio book. Brings back alot of memories to see this picture. I have not been back for over 25 years….

This is Rashi Gempil Ling Temple (Buddhist Church) which is 10 mins from my childhood home in Howell, New Jersey. I have a spectacular teacher here Most Ven. Ken Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche who has passed away now. I use to ride my bike to this temple as a kid to receive the holy dharma in this temple from this great master…. I love this place. I love my teacher so much.

Here our Kechara Bio Team from Malaysia visits the temple together with my childhood friend Ani Thupten (centre). She is a wonderful nun and person ( Anila’s interview here:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19028 ). I am happy the bio team were able to visit my childhood home and interview many of my friends and relatives.

I have posted just a few pictures here, I will post many more in the future..

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:31 am

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:27 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  5. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:24 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  6. Lin Mun on Dec 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you Bio team for doing the video on Rinpoche Biography and thank you Rinpoche for sharing his life story in USA.

    It is really amazing to see a young child who has such a strong imprint in dharma. No matter how much challenges and obstacles he face from family rejection on him practicing dharma, Rinpoche did not give up and still live a very happy person.

    Rinpoche’s determination in learning dharma is very inspiring. Thank you again for sharing the life story of Rinpoche.

  7. R.P Thundup on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Rinpoche!
    I am practicing Buddhism since 1998 and became a student of Lama Zopa in 2006, but my main adviser was Lama Lhundrup. Oh how I miss him! It is hard to continue on the path when the counsellor, the best one I could find available just left this world. But I am grateful that he really put me on the path when every time we met he gave me “dharma work” to do… and I did. The last practice he gave me to do, in december before he died, was The Guru Yoga of Jay Tsong Khapa. I found it hard to start and had to discover it all by myself without any further indication, but since the moment he told me “Now, you will practice Jay Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga” I can say tha my life has been moving fast.

    Ups and downs, faith and doubts, leading week-end meditation retreats and so often doubting I could help with it (although the few people I have accompanied came out transformed and happy.. and still are). Looking forward for growing, blooming, I frequently pray that all I need to quickly reach enlightenment be granted to me for the benefit of others.

    This august, for the 9th time I am returning to Ladakh, where I went for the first time in 2001. This land, Likir Gompa especially, is a land I know in my cells. There, the first time I visited Likir Monastery, when I sat in the main temple with the monks, I cried, having the strong undeniable feelings of knowing that place, its smell, the sounds, the pictures of the previous Panchen Lama, etc. everything was soooo familiar although I had never been there. Every time I returned since, I always sit and become “kind of” emotionally upside down. It’s and unusual story around me and I rarely told it!

    Reading your blog and story and viewing some of your documentaries, I felt a strong need to tell you that I was touch. I felt I could also give you glimpses of my “secret” relation with Ladakh. You know wath: I have adopted a family (or have been adopted by them :-), in Hemis Shukpachan, where the children have given me a name “Thundup” and to honour it, when I took refuge with Lama Zopa, I asked him… begged him… to give me that name and after a few joking like : “Who gave you this name? The birds? The trees? The mountains?”, he asked the monk beside him to write in down in a refuge booklet and gave it to me with a mala. Two years before an old Ladakhi (83), ex monk with Bakula Rinpoche in his teenage, told me “You will be reborn here in your next life and if you pray the Dalaï-Lama every day in this present life, you will be reborn as a good monk”. Later, in 2010, in my little himalayan Ladalhi village, working in “my family” garden, an old amchi stopped his peaceful walk to talk with me, inviting me to come to have diner at his house. That night I was there. After a long moment of sharing, he became silent, looked in my eyes and said “we met before. We met in another life, that is why I talked so easily to you this morning”.

    I don’t know how all these glimpses work or will work on me. All I know is that I have to work, work, work, although I am so un-perfect, although some days I have hard time to deal with my inner weakness.

    I have sponsored the kids of my ladakhi family with the help of many people here, in Montreal, so that they can get the best education as possible, and they repay me zoo much in the words they send me through Faecebook. I have been with a disable boyfriend for 27 years now, taking care of him with the best I could give, so imperfectly sometimes, but still give him all I can and he repay me with so much kindness and love when I want to travel to the Himalayas, India and Nepal, every second year, for visiting my friends and retreating at Tushita, Namgyal monastery, and Root Institute. Again I will have the good fortune to be in Kopan to receive Lama Zopa’s teachings and also in Ranjung Yeshe Institute to receive some teaching from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (I am dubbing Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche in french on his Tara Triple Excellence online course). All this happen in my life and I am soooo grateful!

    I know, my post is long! I apologize! Just needed toi share and fought you were a wonderful human being I could share with!

    May you be healthy, happy, peaceful and live long!
    I hope I will ever have the chance to meet with you!

    Respect and gratitude for being just what you are,
    R.P. Thubten Thundup

  8. Janna Weiss on Nov 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Wonderful, not only a celebration of Rinpoche, but of the Kalymk community, the family, friends, students, and of course the teachers and the sangha. Truly wonderful, moving. That is really what a biography of a great and humble spiritual master is, isn’t it? Selfless tribute and gratitude to all the beings. My first time to Rinpoche’s website. Thank you, Rinpoche and all of you, for the wonderful teaching.

  9. Julia Tan on Jul 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    No one knows what’s happening to Rinpoche when the party ended, when all the guests went home. No one knows how Rinpoche has been abused after the cousins and friends had left. Rinpoche never complain nor telling any one about what His foster mother did to him. Despite of all the hardship, Rinpoche always bring laugher and happiness to others since very young age.

  10. Wei Theng on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Thanks so much to the BIO team that we got to know so much more about the life story of Rinpoche.
    Rinpoche has been very consistent and persistent in his Dharma practice. Rinpoche has been compassion and kind throughout his life to the people around him despite all the abuse and difficulties that he has been through. Besides, the determination and strong faith that Rinpoche has towards Dharma is unbelievable. I could not imagine if I am him, would i run away so far for the sake of learning Dharma.
    Rinpoche is also the living example of Guru devotions, serves his Gurus without any questions and doubt, just followed his Guru instructions like what is shared by Anila Lobsang Dolma. I have so much more to learn from Rinpoche.
    Thank you so much Rinpoche for giving us the great lessons of your life.

  11. adrian cho on May 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

    This video really touching me and inspiring me.
    Also we can know more about how Rinpoche grew up in childhood.
    Really appreciate it and thank you Rinpoche for sharing to us.

    • Wan Wai Meng on Jun 23, 2012 at 4:07 am

      There was a really fantastic team who headed over to US to do the bio. Thank you for bringing back so much information and knowledge back to the world and all over the internet.

  12. abby F on May 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    What impressed me the most is, even though Rinpoche has gone through so much hardships, He is still a cheerful and loving person. Even when Rinpoche was still a kid and life was very tough, He was never a burden to someone.

    And today, Rinpoche is the Guru who guides, loves and cares for thousands of people for so many years. Rinpoche shows us the real Dharma.

  13. Irene Lim on May 21, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has very strong karmic link with Mongolians.

  14. Su Ming on May 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I was very fortunate to be part of the BIO team who visited in 2010. I sat down and listened to the intreviews conducted by the writers ie Paris & Sharon. Some, you really laughed out loud cause it is so Tsem Rinpoche with Rinpoche teasing and pranks. But most of it, you are so touched and it brings tears to your eyes as the suffering Rinpoche had to endeavoured during his child/teenage “hood” even during his monkhood.

    I do put myself sometimes at Rinpoche shoes and I always wonder what will I do. Will I submit to my parents’ demand/expectation or do I choose to go the same path as Rinpoche. Well, I will probably choose the “easy” short term path as I am spoiled.

    Well, that is the question US as a student should to ASK ourselves.WHY?

    Then we will appreciate our Guru more. WE DID NOT “give up” 47 years of our life like Rinpoche did and whatever he “gave up” was the results of what Kechara is today.

  15. Victor Phang on May 20, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Thank you very much to Kechara Bio Team that traveled so many different places, interviewed so many people and produced such a meaningful video for everyone of us.

    Very touching production. Really amazed by Rinpoche’s very strong faith, mind, hardwork, commitment and determination to learn Dharma despite countless obstacles from time to time.

    We are really blessed students who so fortunate to have such a compassionate and knowledgeable Guru in this life time. I don’t know what I had done in my previous life to have enough merits to meet you now. I’m truly grateful! _/\_ Om Mani Pedme Hung.

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche.
    Take good care.
    With love,
    VP

  16. tenzin llhamo on May 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This shows that Rinpoche is always kind, fun, happy, loving, caring and compassionate. It is not something that someone spoke and promoted it with no experience of feeling it. Even as a growing child, Rinpoche already showed so many signs of the above. Although Rinpoche’s cousins have no blood relations but they treated Rinpoche with love and care always. The ending part of the video brought tears to my eyes because all those people are happy, proud and remember all the fond memories that Rinpoche brought them. Thank you Bio Team for the hard work. The interviews let us know how much Rinpoche went through growing up.

  17. mayy on May 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Though Rinpoche has to go through the hardships and abuse in the family for years, he would always display the fun, caring, loving and giving side of him consistently even till todate. Something that many of us have to check ourselves and to assimilate these qualities consistently into our mindstream to be a better person for others.

  18. Uncle Eddie on May 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    The little snippets certainly provide refreshing memories and lovely thoughts of Rinpoche’s early life, but a full video cum a book of complete results of the Research will be more ideal and complete. Like the saying goes, “A picture speaks more louder than a thousand words”. Perhaps like some people remarked, “This should be made into a movie to bring people through enlightenment of Rinpoche’s life. Part of whatever captured in the snippets of Rinpoche with his real and foster family can also be potrayed into the movie in support of the full live story up till now. How Kechara House was so gracefully established and set up by Rinpoche should also be potrayed. It will also be like how a Buddha “grew” up in a samaric World of today.

  19. Yoke Fui on May 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I’m glad that Rinpoche did have some fun filled times in his childhood. It always sadden me to read about the difficulties he faced as a young boy with foster parents at both Taiwan & USA.

    It takes a person like Rinpoche, of very strong will and powerful positive imprints from previous lives to turn out to be a shining example of virtues for others despite of all the abuses and neglect he received in his childhood.

  20. Han on May 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I love this video. Very touching!
    Young Rinpoche was remembered as :
    A Happy person, special boy, funny, always smiling, always looking ways to make other happy, caring, compassionate…etc , In this video, what struck in my mind is CONSISTENCY.
    Today, Rinpoche well known as a compassionate, generous, fun loving Guru at all times…

    Thank you Bio Team !

  21. Carmen Koo on Sep 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Rinpoche’s life in the US is such a huge teaching in itself for us, for me, as Rinpoche’s student.

    The struggles, the accomplishments, the perseverance, success, and the coincidence (or not) of events that occurred throughout Rinpoche’s life constantly is my inspiration for me when its ‘one of those days’, a motivation for me to do more, to do better. Rinpoche, like Mother Theresa, is my walking, living inspiration.

    It is hard to even keep your character stable and consistent for one week let alone one day, but for Rinpoche, he has been consistent since his childhood days. If that isn’t a feat, I don’t know what is. Rinpoche really is something.

    I am anxiously waiting in anticipation for Rinpoche’s bioraphy series to come out!! 🙂

  22. Anila on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    When you tell your Biography and life story you must have real life interview with people who have been involved. Yes, people will believe what has been said and told. But the impact that goes with it will be so much greater. Rinpoche has so much forsight in organisng this project. Securing finance to fund the Project and getting the right people to do it. Imagine going to America will cost a lot of money. Through his determination and help from his students he has accomplished his vision. I am sure this will benefit viewers a lot. The video interview will also attract many people to learn from Rinpoche’s life experiences in his life story. Kechara will be known now and Rinpoche’s teachings will benefit more people.

  23. martin on Dec 3, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I cannot think of anyone i know other than Rinpoche who has been so consistent in character since childhood, regardless of what he went through. Most of us tasted some of life’s vicissitudes and became cynical, if not bitter. Although i was aware of Rinpoche’s difficulties as a child, for me, watching this short video makes it very personal. Rinpoche lives his teachings and his life is a rich teaching even unspoken. He has lived the lessons that he teaches us now. And this is only the begining of his bio expose’. I am inspired and i am in complete awe of how well the video is made by the Bio Team. Thank you so much for your work, the result of which tell us so clearly how fortunate we are to have Tsem Rinpoche as our Guru.

  24. Koh Hee Peng on Nov 20, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Looking forward to the full videos of the interviews 😀 Many thanks to The Biography Group in their works in producing Rinpoche’s Biography!!

    Rinpoche’s life is very, very inspiring. In comparison to the obstacles and hardships that Rinpoche had to endure when he was a kid back then, whatever obstacles I faced in reaching out for dharma are indeed very, very insignificant. In fact, most of the time the obstacles that I face stem from my own self, not others – lazines, discomfort with change, etc.

    Despite all the challenges and difficulties, Rinpoche has managed to find the path that led him to become what he his today – an enlighten being, the founder of Kechara Organisation and a compassionate, generous, fun loving Guru who at all times place the interest of other beings before him who works hard to bring dharma closer to as many beings as possible.

    Truly Inspiring~!!

  25. Goh Soon Eng on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I love the video. It is short sweet and very informative. Thanks Bio Team.

  26. mima on Nov 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Wonderful video!
    Very nicely done.Very inspiring and moving! Thank you!
    I love to hear all the stories. especially the one when the electric went off and how Rinpoche was always so kind and giving, thinking about others.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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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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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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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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.
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
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    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
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    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    8 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
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    9 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
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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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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    10 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.
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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.
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    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    10 months ago
    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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    11 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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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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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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    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...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    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.
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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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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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