I spoke to Ms. Bette Davis

Jul 4, 2019 | Views: 209
American superstar Ms. Bette Davis. I could have worked for her but I blew my chance.

American superstar Ms. Bette Davis. I could have worked for her but I blew my chance.

When I was growing up in New Jersey (USA), I lived with my parents in a two-storey, four-bedroom, 1.5-bath colonial house with a dining room, kitchen, living room and study. It was not a very big house, neither was it small, but it was big enough for three people because it was just my father, my mother and me living there (my sister was already married and had left to establish her own home).

We lived in a quiet and very nice neighbourhood, on probably half an acre of land. That was two lots which is pretty big, especially for a kid. In the front, we had a huge lawn with rich, luxurious green grass and hundreds of flowers. Marigolds, roses – you name it, we had all types of flowers because my mother was very much into all of that. In our backyard, we had a luscious garden with a lot of grass and flowers (like sunflowers), as well as vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and so on.

My childhood home in Howell, New Jersey on West 3rd Street. I was in charge of keeping everything inside and outside clean, trimmed and polished. That also meant gardening and cultivating the flowers and vegetables in my mother’s garden. So I was trained to do this since young and later on, it turned out to be quite helpful.

Of course, taking care of the yard and the garden, and doing the weeding and watering was my job. After school every day, I would spend at least two, sometimes three, hours watering the grass, the flowers and the vegetable garden. How much time I spent depended on whether or not it had rained. Once a week, I was also required to weed and once a month, I would have to cut the grass (which was a very big production) and put fertiliser on it.

The inside of the house was also left to me to do. This included doing the laundry, changing the sheets, laundering my parents’ clothing, washing, ironing, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the glass and the windows, washing the dishes, cleaning out the refrigerator, keeping everything sanitised and smelling good – all of those were my duties and my mother trained me to do all of that.

So basically, what I did growing up, besides my schoolwork and playing with friends, was a lot of housework. Laundry, cleaning and even polishing my mother’s two sets of pure silverware and her China dishes. Polishing, cleaning, vacuuming, washing dishes, washing laundry, yard work – I did all of that and I became quite good at it because I had to do it and my mother had a very sharp, eagle eye. She could walk into a room and instantly see any dirt and dust, and anything out of place.

My adoptive mom and I. She trained me from a very young age to clean, polish, garden and cook and I would do it well because I did not want to be punished.

My adoptive mom and I. She trained me from a very young age to clean, polish, garden and cook and I would do it well because I did not want to be punished.

Not only did the house and yard have to be perfect, clean, trimmed and neat, but things also had to be placed in the right order. If I cleaned her bedroom for example, I would also have to clean her bureau where she had all her perfume, jewellery and her doilies. She had a lot of her things on the bureau, in front of her mirror when she got dressed and I would have to remove all that, dust off the bureau and spray it with Pledge for wood. Then I would have to wash the doilies that she had hand-made – there were a lot of doilies – and I would have to starch, dry, clean and put them back. All of her perfume bottles, which she had many of, and her jewellery also had to be put back on the bureau in exactly the same way she had put it.

And remember, I did not have phone cameras back then to take a picture and capture how the bureau looked before I started cleaning. I had to memorise what it looked like and put it back exactly as it was, or my mother would not be happy.

So it was like that throughout the house. Everything had to be put back perfectly and I had to memorise it. There were many, many times when I was punished for not putting things back correctly, not washing things correctly, not vacuuming correctly, missing corners, etc. So you know, living like that for years as a kid, you grew up with very sharp eyes, and you knew how to take care of the house and the yard.

On top of that, I was trained by my mom to cook. I did not advance very far in that because I left home at 15 but by then, she had started teaching me how to cook various Mongolian-Kalmyk dishes and some American dishes. I was not a very good cook but I picked things up quickly because I just did not want to be punished. One thing I was good at is memorising things. I could memorise things very quickly because I did not want to upset her. If you upset her, she would be very unhappy for days and I would be grounded and all that stuff.

Standing in front of Mark Keppel High School when I returned to Los Angeles in 2014. I was enrolled here for a short time after arriving in Los Angeles. After I got my GED, I dropped out of high school for good.

Standing in front of Mark Keppel High School when I returned to Los Angeles in 2014. I was enrolled here for a short time after arriving in Los Angeles. After I got my GED, I dropped out of high school for good.

Anyway, when I left home when I was 15, I hitchhiked to Los Angeles and after I settled there, I had to go to high school for a while until I took a GED. A GED is a general education test and if you have any problems at home and all that, if you pass the GED, you are allowed to leave high school. In America, we have eight years of free education in elementary school and four years of free high school. That is 12 years of education you get free from the state and after that, if you want to go to college or university, it is up to you. However, 12 years was standard for most kids growing up at that time.

I was in my second year of high school in New Jersey when I dropped out because I went to Los Angeles. So in Los Angeles, I sat for my GED and surprisingly, I passed. Once I passed and got my high school-equivalent certificate, I fully dropped out from high school so that I could work because I was living alone in Los Angeles. The only kind of jobs I could get were part-time jobs which were unreliable and not very high-paying. Because I was under 18 at the time (therefore underaged), I could only get jobs that were part-time because legally, under-18 kids were not allowed to work a full-time job since you were required to be in school. That was the law in California at that time, I do not know about the situation now.

Ms. Bette Davis had a long and extensive movie career, captivating American audiences for decades and working up until a year before her passing.

Ms. Bette Davis had a long and extensive movie career, captivating American audiences for decades and working up until a year before her passing.

Anyway, so I had to work two or three part-time jobs in order to sustain myself, because I was living at a Dharma centre and studying with my teacher there. At the Dharma centre, I took care of the garden because although it was not my duty, it was my wish to do so because my teacher lived there. I also took care of the downstairs area of the house and my teacher’s room upstairs. That meant doing the cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, polishing and all that stuff. I was really good at it because I had been well-trained by my mom. So I was doing that in the centre and working two to three part-time jobs to support myself.

The corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue. If you are driving on Sunset and you go past Western (heading to the right), then you are on the Eastside which is where my friend and I were driving around.

The corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue. If you are driving on Sunset and you go past Western (heading to the right), then you are on the Eastside which is where my friend and I were driving around.

It is important to give you this background because of what happens next. One day, I was driving around in Los Angeles with a friend of mine, I cannot recall who it was. It was one of those friends who were short-term friends, people you were friends with for a few months and then they kind of disappeared or just fell out of contact. Anyway, I remember very clearly that I was driving around with a friend on Sunset Boulevard. Sunset’s divided by Western Avenue. Sunset goes East to West, Western goes North and South. At Western Avenue, when you go past Western Boulevard on Sunset, it becomes Eastside. When you go past Western Avenue towards the Pacific Ocean or Malibu, it is the Westside.

So we passed Western and we were in the Eastside driving around the area, I remember clearly, and my friend said to me that she has a friend working as the assistant of the huge movie star Bette Davis. I said to my friend, “Oh, really?” and then she said, “Yeah” and that she is quite good friends with this person. She said that this person has been working with Bette Davis for a while and is her personal assistant, and my friend had heard that Bette Davis was looking for an extra person, someone young to be like a Boy Friday, to run around and do things, and help the assistant with work in her house.

Ms. Bette Davis was not considered a classic beauty but her expressive eyes were the talk of the town, even lending its name to a song by Kim Carnes called "Bette Davis Eyes".

Ms. Bette Davis was not considered a classic beauty but her expressive eyes were the talk of the town, even lending its name to a song by Kim Carnes called “Bette Davis Eyes”.

I said to my friend, “Do you think I can do that?” and she said to me, “Why not? You kind of fit the bill. They want someone young, someone who can run around and is versatile.” And I said, “It’s to work for Bette Davis in her house, right?”

My friend told me, “It’s not just in her house. You would have to run around and just be available for anything. You have to be Boy Friday, which is to be available for anything.” So I said to my friend, “Okay, can you call your friend to say that I am interested?”

A part of me was thinking, “Bette Davis. I mean, does this person really know someone who knows her?” There was a part of me that was kind of like, “I don’t think it’s really real.” 50% of me believed it and 50% did not. Nevertheless, I told my friend, “Just get me the number.” So my friend called her friend, the one who was the assistant to Bette Davis, and she got the phone number to Bette Davis’s house. She gave me the number and I was like, “Really?”

So I got the number to Bette Davis’s house and I thought to myself, “Well, what can I lose?” I was kind of nervous because I was like 16, 17 years old. I knew I was really good at housework and that is what they required. I knew I could run around and clean; if they needed to do gardening, I could do that too. So I thought to myself, “Wow, the good training I had from my mom is really going to come in handy. This would be a full-time job and being exposed to Bette Davis, who knows what opportunities I’ll come across, and I’ll get better pay.” Plus they were going to pay directly in cash. It was not that I had to sign up for any official employment papers; I could just get cash, which meant I could work full-time, albeit illegally.

I thought, “Great, the things they require are what I can do and on top of that, it’d be a full-time job. And on top of that, it’s going to be with Bette Davis and who knows what kind of people are going to come in and out of the house.” I thought to myself, “What an opportunity!”

So I got my courage together and a few days later, when I was at home and it was in the afternoon, I made the call. I thought I had better call in the afternoon because in the morning, she might not be disposed. At night, being older, she might sleep early. So I called in the afternoon and I could not believe it. Bette Davis herself answered the phone. You know, if you watch any of her movies, you will know her voice, it is very distinctive.

She answered, “Hello?” and I went, “Oh” and thought to myself, “It’s her.

I asked, “Is this Ms. Davis?” and she replied, “Yes?” and then I said,

“Hi. I heard you needed some help and I wanted to help you.”

The minute I said that, I said to myself, “Oh god, that was the wrong thing to say.

Ms. Davis then said, “I don’t need any help” and she hung up the phone. I went, “Oh my god, what did I do?”

I just could not believe I had spoken to this American superstar. I should have said, “Ms. Davis, your assistant was looking for a young man to help with shopping, cleaning, some housework and some Boy Friday duties. I’m very interested. I’m this age and can I please come in for an interview? I’m a hard worker and I’ve been really well trained by my mother and I need a job.” I should have said that but I do not know why I said what I had over the phone.

Even when I spoke those words, I thought, “Boy, was that the wrong thing to say” because by reputation, everybody knows that Ms. Davis is a very direct person who does not put up with nonsense and she is not very patient with all kinds of calls. I mean, being the superstar she is, imagine how many crank calls she gets in a day, a week or a month.

For days and weeks after that, I kicked myself because I had totally ruined my opportunity. I asked my friend, “Should I call again?” and she told me, “By the way, you’re stupid. You should have explained more. I mean, she would have listened.”

I said to her, “But I was nervous. I was scared. I didn’t know what to say. I’ve never interviewed like that before, just over the phone. I didn’t know what to do.” I also asked my friend, “Should I call back?” and she said, “I don’t think so because the second time you call back, it’s going to sound like a crank call and people like her get weird crank calls all the time. And you know, she’s not a normal person. She’s a big somebody.”

To this day, I cannot believe that I lost my chance of working with Ms. Bette Davis. Can you imagine? All she said was, “No, thanks” and hung the phone. “I don’t need any help. No, thanks” and hung up the phone. I thought to myself, “Oh my god, what did I do?”

In any case, when I was growing up, every Sunday, around 3 to 5pm, they put all these old movies on Channel Nine. You know, Joan Crawford movies, Liz Taylor movies, Bette Davis movies. Every Sunday, my mother would watch those oldie movies with Bette Davis and all that, which was way before my time. All those movies are black and white and I thought they were boring. God, I hated those movies. They just talked, it was dramatic, there were no special effects, no phasers, no robots, no creatures from outer space. There were no creatures from the Black Lagoon and being a young boy, I was not interested in all of those black and white talkies.

Some of Ms. Bette Davis' movies would play on Sundays and my mom would watch it. As a child, I was not a fan of her movies because they were before my time. It is only recently that I have come to appreciate the cinematic mastery and acting prowess of this American screen legend.

Some of Ms. Bette Davis’ movies would play on Sundays and my mom would watch it. As a child, I was not a fan of her movies because they were before my time. It is only recently that I have come to appreciate the cinematic mastery and acting prowess of this American screen legend.

But my mother would watch all those old movies when I was growing up so I knew who Bette Davis was. I was not her fan at that time and I was not interested in her movies. I was just too young to appreciate high art because Bette Davis’s performances are really high art. She was the First Lady of the movies, the First Lady of Hollywood. You have to have very refined taste in acting and movies to appreciate her talent which, as a young kid, I did not have. I was interested in Lost in Space and Star Trek, forget about Bette Davis.

So I was not really her fan and I did not watch her movies. I was not even remotely interested back then. It is just about 10 years ago, when I was in my 40s, that I started watching a little bit of the oldies that my mother used to watch. And it was not until last year, even the year before that, that I started becoming really interested in Bette Davis movies and I realised the amount of screen presence, charisma and intensity that this woman had, and how she commanded the American screen. Americans are a very demanding audience, and this person was just so incredibly talented. It is only in the last few years that I have become a Bette Davis fan because I appreciate talent of all genres and walks of life.

I have grown to admire Bette Davis very, very much and some of my favourite movies of hers includes Strangers, with her and Ms Gena Rowlands. That was really a touching movie about how a daughter had fallen out of favour with her mother and how they reconnected. It was filmed when Ms. Bette Davis was already older but you have to remember, she worked for over 60 years. She was in the cinema for 60 years and she worked until one year before she passed away when she was like 81, 82.

A still from the cult classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", one of my favourite movies of all time.

A still from the cult classic “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, one of my favourite movies of all time.

Yes, she worked until the end and she was not one of these actresses where after 50, she had no more jobs. She worked all the way to the end and some of my favourite movies of hers includes Strangers and also Escape to Witch Mountain. I liked that because Christopher Lee was in it with her. I also like Voyager and Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, that is like my top favourite, it is so fabulous. There is another movie of hers called The Star that I like and also The Virgin Queen.

Dark Victory was excellent and very touching, and another one of my favourites is All About Eve. So it was Dark Victory, All About Eve, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – those are really some of my top favourites and she was spectacular, whether she was acting when she was younger or when she was older. She worked all the way until the end, only stopping just a year before she passed away in 1989 and unfortunately, I became a fan too late.

Oh, I remember why I had talked to her in such a strange way to ask for employment. It is because I did not expect her to answer her phone. I mean, it is not every day you get a superstar’s telephone number and when you call up, they answer the phone, right? I thought her assistant or somebody else would answer, and so I would just be more relaxed. When she answered however, and I recognised her voice immediately, I was caught off guard and that is why I really stumbled. So that was the reason I stumbled and lost my chance.

Anyway, that was my little interaction with the First Lady of American Screen and one of the top actresses of the last century, and I blew it by introducing myself wrongly.

Tsem Rinpoche

Ms. Bette Davis was not the first time I missed the chance to work in Hollywood: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=198877

When I attempted to interview for a job with Ms. Bette Davis, it was the 1980s and at that time, I was living in Hollywood: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4603

In Los Angeles, I had the great fortune to live in the Dharma centre of my guru, Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen who was immeasurably kind to me: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=188163

While living with Geshe-la in Thubten Dhargye Ling, I did part-time jobs outside while serving the centre: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23449

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [The Original]

Starring Ms. Bette Davis and Ms. Joan Crawford, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 American psychological thriller-horror film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich. The movie is about an ageing former child actress who holds her paraplegic ex-movie star sister captive in an old Hollywood mansion.

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [Kecharian version!]

Our talented Kecharians rehearsed this parody and performed it for me as a birthday gift, knowing that it is one of my favourite movies. I love it when people are creative and spontaneous like this, and really appreciated their efforts. Although Ms. Bette Davis’ talent remains unrivalled, nevertheless this is a must-watch video and EXTREMELY funny!

Two Hollywood legends and icons of American cinema, Ms. Bette Davis (left) and Ms. Joan Crawford (right). They starred together in one of my all-time favourite movies, "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?". The women were well-known to be rivals, and engaged in a highly publicised feud that lasted for decades.

Two Hollywood legends and icons of American cinema, Ms. Bette Davis (left) and Ms. Joan Crawford (right). They starred together in one of my all-time favourite movies, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”. The women were well-known to be rivals, and engaged in a highly publicised feud that lasted for decades.

Ms Gena Rowlands and Ms. Bette Davis when she was older. They were in the movie "Strangers" together. Ms. Bette Davis worked all of her life, starring in movies up until a year before her passing.

Ms Gena Rowlands and Ms. Bette Davis when she was older. They were in the movie “Strangers” together. Ms. Bette Davis worked all of her life, starring in movies up until a year before her passing.

Ms Gena Rowlands on Ms. Bette Davis

Ms Gena Rowlands on Ms. Bette Davis

Ms. Bette Davis was famously outspoken and direct, and everybody knew this, even fellow Hollywood legends like Mr Humphrey Bogart.

Ms. Bette Davis was famously outspoken and direct, and everybody knew this, even fellow Hollywood legends like Mr Humphrey Bogart.

Lauren Bacall was widely considered a Hollywood beauty, sex symbol and cinematic legend in her own right. She too greatly admired Ms. Bette Davis' talent and found it inspirational.

Lauren Bacall was widely considered a Hollywood beauty, sex symbol and cinematic legend in her own right. She too greatly admired Ms. Bette Davis’ talent and found it inspirational.

 

Quotes by Ms. Bette Davis

People did not always agree with her opinions, nor appreciate them but Ms. Bette Davis was certainly direct, witty, highly intelligent and very powerful.

One of Ms. Bette Davis' quotes

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on Jul 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I always enjoy reading about Rinpoche’s younger days and really respect that Rinpoche was able to manage all the housework and schoolwork as a teenager.👏👍😎 I don’t know much about Bette Davis but love her wise quotes😍. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for this lovely sharing🙏😍🌻💥🌈

  2. Samfoonheei on Jul 9, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Wow……account of Rinpoche’s younger days on the phone with Bette Davis an American actress of film, television and theatre at Los Angeles. She was one of Hollywood’s greatest actresses at that time and was looking around for an extra person who could help the assistant with work in her house. Just a phone call mistakes , Rinpoche lost the opportunity to work with this famous actress.
    I am not a movie fan and not heard of her before, so I really do not know much of this great actress till reading this article. What supressed Rinpoche , is that Bette Davis actually answered the call herself. Rinpoche was overjoyed hearing her voice but caught off guard.
    Watched the video of Kecharian verson on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Wow ….. hilarious dialogue between the two Hollywood legends and icons of American cinema, Ms. Bette Davis and Ms. Joan Crawford so called reacted scene. ….by Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David Lai.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    • Jacinta on Jul 10, 2019 at 4:13 am

      Dear SamFoonHei,

      That was … Hilarious! Thanks for bringing this up again. I also thought about it when I was reading this article.

  3. Freon on Jul 8, 2019 at 1:43 am

    I do not know about this actress much, but, when i read through her quote, she is a person who have wisdom mind.

    On the phone call that Rinpoche had with her, it is really a surprised to Rinpoche that she could pick up the phone by herself and answered. It is also a lesson for me to learn that, always be prepare in any situation and also never aspect everything should be happen on what we think.

    To think deeper, i myself have lost many good opportunities because of not being aware and being too into my own world and thought.

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    This is how it should be when it comes to religion. People should not discriminate based on the differences in their belief system.

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    Rinpoche have always advice us that we should go to places full of spiritual power such to Bodh Gaya, Lumbini , Wu Tai San and so forth. Have an auspicious and meritorious trip instead of going for holidays to see places of interest. Rejoice to Pastor David for bringing your dad and your friend Paul with his mother for this wonderful meaningful pilgrimage to Nepal and India visiting powerful places of the tantric deity Vajrayogini and so on. And visiting Serpom monastery as suggested by Rinpoche to make offerings to the monks. Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words.
    I wish I could go on a pilgrimage to such Holy and scared place of Nepal and India some day.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing your memorable account of your pilgrimage with your dad, Paul and his mother.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pilgrimage-through-india-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 19. 2019 02:59 PM
    Very informative post of this Gyenze fire Puja or sometime known as the Fire Puja of the Wealth. In Buddhism, ceremonies are meant to provide a blessing. Gyenze fire Puja is no exception, is a very effective and powerful puja within the Tibetan Buddhism. And is considered the king of all pujas. Well its basically to remove all obstacles ,purifying negative karma, increase merits, dispel negative energies and pacifies unseen beings, that obstruct us from doing our Dharma practice. Wow……these are the 13 ingredients been offered during this fire Puja. I am fortunate to have witnessed one at Kechara Forest Retreat before and looking forward to the next Fire Puja this coming Saturday.
    Thanks Rinpoche for having those monks to perform this meritorious puja . And thank you all sponsors and those hardworking team making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/gyenze-fire-puja-or-the-fire-puja-of-the-wealth-increasing-form-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 11:04 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as Milarepa

    As is clearly seen in Helmut Gassner’s account, two of the most influential and trailblazing Tibetan lamas who taught in the West both practised Dorje Shugden and held him in high regard. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was not only once the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery but was a well-known meditator, debator, tantric adept and teacher of thousands of monks and laypeople all over the world.

    Find out more of this great monk: http://bit.ly/2SRJrHB
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 10:52 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: You’ve got mail

    Rinpoche, if people take the time to write and express their thoughts and feelings, that is something that should be appreciated and respected. And if people confide in Rinpoche, that information is always treated as sacred because it is not always easy for people to trust someone else enough to open up to them.

    Read more of Rinpoche’s kindness and care: http://bit.ly/2SNcf3O
  • Chris
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:21 PM
    China is one of the most powerful countries in the world nowadays and many countries had chosen to be in China’s good books. It is only a matter of time where all the Tibetan government’s supporter will stop supporting them and be on China’s side.

    Let’s face it. The struggle for Tibet’s independence has been on-going for 60 years but there is no progress at all. Now, even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is telling the Tibetans to go for Umaylam instead of Rangzen. However, Umaylam requires their cooperation with the Chinese government.

    It is good for Tibetans or Tibetan government to befriend China because they will need their mercy to get back to Tibet because China has all the reasons for not letting the Tibetans go back to Tibet. They certainly do not need Tibetans.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:15 PM
    This is something I don’t understand. In the beginning, the 14th Dalai Lama was practising Dorje Shugden and he did not say anything about Dorje Shugden. Suddenly in 1996, he banned everyone from practising Dorje Shugden saying Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit.

    Dorje Shugden is a practice given to the Dalai Lama by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche. Trijang Rinpoche would never harm the Dalai Lama by giving the Dalai Lama the practice of an evil spirit. This does not make sense at all. Is the Dalai Lama implying his teacher was not good and wanted to harm him when he said Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:49 PM
    Voyage to the Colossus of Rhodes

    In school, I remember we had a competition to make anything we wanted with the sole condition that it had to use LED lights. It was around the time that out of all the various figures of ancient Greek mythology, my fascination with Medusa was at its highest. Her story is an interesting one. She was once a beautiful maiden who, cursed by the goddess Athena, was made to look so terrible that the mere sight of her would turn anyone to stone. Over time her anger overtook her and she became a scourge, plaguing mankind. The demi-god Perseus slayed her and used her dreadful head to turn to stone monsters, beasts and other men alike in his self-serving yet glorified journey which ended with the founding of the ancient city-state Mycenae.

    Journey with Pastor Niral as he travel the the country rich in mythology: http://bit.ly/2LMkhJA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:42 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: Putting down roots

    Rinpoche is never interested in secular activities just for the sake of it, but always uses his knowledge, interest and experience to see how he can improve the lives of those around him and how he can bring Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to the next level in terms of serving others. So for Rinpoche, a vegetable farm is not just a vegetable farm, but an activity that can bring Dharma to others.

    Find out what exciting plans that Rinpoche has: http://bit.ly/32NjBsV
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:29 PM
    Over the years reading Rinpoche blog’s post , I have come across many true stories of how Rinpoche has helped countless of students and people in their career, sickness, business and so forth. Reading this post story is really amazing how relying on Setrap Protector and having trust and faith in our Guru has help Dato Eric Tan in his business . Dato’ Eric Tan’s achievements today is truly amazing all due his trust and never give up what ever happened.
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing. May more people read this post and be inspired.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-6.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:28 PM
    Heartfelt watching the beginning of the video. Could imagine the fear the furry Edie encountered, so much so hiding at the corner. Edie was so scared and just needed is a hug and pad from some kind soul . Bronwyne Mirkovich is so compassionate , kind for saving Edie’s life. Thank you too Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this wonderful project to rescue animals. Life is so precious nor matter what it is , it is still a life……human or doggie. Dogs are our best friends, never harm, abuse or hurt them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/all-she-needed-was-a-hug.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this auspicious post with us. It is amazing that Kechara has the chance to make such offerings to the high lamas and monks in the monastery. This is a clear example of the generosity of Rinpoche that wishes each and every one of us to adopt.

    Making offerings to the sangha is very meritorious and we can collect a lot of merit with such actions because we are directly supporting the growth of Dharma and those high lamas are Buddhas. Seeing such pictures warms my heart and I rejoice to see those happy faces of those monks who received those very much needed offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-offerings-to-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:29 PM
    Wow ….. there have been so many UFO sightings in so many different countries. There are altogether eight UFO sightings within 10 days witnessed by people across the globe. They saw shiny unidentified flying objects flying past in the sky as reported. Very interesting….. strange object sparked theories of possible extra terrestrial sightings and they do definitely exist after all. Many UFO sightings have been reported in the last decades yet scientist or researchers yet to confirm the details or evidence to proof it. But the strange sightings in different countries at the same month could not be wrong as we know “they’ have been watching at the earth from some where up there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing …..simple amazing caught on camera by those eye witness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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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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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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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.
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    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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    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
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    7 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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    8 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    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...
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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.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
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After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
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Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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