Must Watch: The Battle is a Good Sign

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Dear friends around the world,

I came across this wonderful quote and decided to give a short explanation on it. I hope it brings some clarity to our minds at a much-needed time and daily. We all get confused or like to use confusion as an excuse to bow out of something really good for us, which more often than not causes us to end up with tons of regrets later on. Let’s not do that. Listen to the video and have a different perspective.

I wish you the best!

Tsem Rinpoche

Most people feel cosy enough in samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond samsara; they just want samsara to be a little bit better.

The underlying motivation to go beyond samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres.

There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realizing that this may be a good sign, they think there is something wrong with Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more.

~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

 


 

The Battle is a Good Sign

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So, when you’re feeling bad about Dharma work, Dharma volunteering, Dharma commitment to time, Dharma commitments… when you’re feeling bad, contrary to thinking that the Dharma is making you feel bad, your guru is making you feel guilty, or the Dharma community is negative, it is a good sign.

It is a good sign that your wisdom, clear mind is arising. Instead of running away, go full force; do more Dharma, engage in more Dharma, practice more Dharma, do more Dharma work, take on more responsibilities, because you’re going in the right direction. Because that process is the natural, correct process of our mind becoming better.

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Every single day, I do a little bit of social media, in order to express thoughts, and passages, and realisations, and understandings, and other things I’ve read about the Dharma. I tweet and I social media, on Facebook on different subjects, blog on different subjects. But of course, my favourite and my passion has always been the Dharma.

I guess the passion for Dharma arises from knowing that there is no escape from Samsara, there is no pleasure in Samsara, and everything that’s really in Samsara may be made out to look like it’s really nice, but in the end it brings some kind of unhappiness and suffering.

The peaks that we experience in Samsara, the happiness peaks for whatever you want to call it for lack of a better name, the happiness peaks that we experience in Samsara comes from a very high price we have to pay.

And eventually the peaks become lesser and nil as we become older because what we experience when we’re younger, it won’t be possible when we’re older.

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Anyway, when I was going through my Facebook wall today, I came across a profound, deep, and extremely thought-provoking, evocative speech, or write up, by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

As you know, Jetsunma is a very advanced and a great nun who has meditated in solitary retreat for more than a decade. If my memory serves me right, 12 years. And then she proceeded to work for women’s opportunities in Dharma, building her own nunnery, and at the same time travelling the world and expounding the holy teachings of our Lord Buddha.

This I find very profound, and it can only arise from someone who has attained something in their mind, a level in meditation that doesn’t reverse, doesn’t go backwards. Let me read it to you, let me give you a short explanation.

Most people feel cosy in Samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond Samsara; they just want Samsara to be a little bit better.

The underlying motivation to go beyond Samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres. There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realising that this may be a good sign, they think that there is something wrong with the Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison anymore.

– Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

The first line what she said is that most people feel cosy enough in Samsara, they do not really have the genuine aspirations to go beyond Samsara, they just want Samsara to be a little bit better.

So many people actually just want to make their situation better. For some more money, a bigger house, a cooler room, more clothes, better food, and that’s what the general aspiration of the general public is. It’s more of to be more comfortable.

And the second thing that she says here is that the underlying motivation for people who go beyond Samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres.

And there are people who genuinely think that, “Wow, you know, Samsara is a really difficult place: it has no end, it is an endless cycle, it promotes and deludes. It promotes a lot of suffering and it deludes us into further suffering and that I want to do something better. I’m going to look for the Dharma, I’m going to look for a teacher, and perhaps I need to go to a Dharma centre.” That type of thinking is extremely rare, even among people who go to Dharma centres.

Most people who go to Dharma centres are actually looking for a quick fix; some are looking for a better way of dealing with guilt, a better way of dealing with their happiness or wealth; or they’re looking for an easy way out of their problems, or betterment of a situation, or an improvement of the situation.

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So, people have many, many different types of reasons why they go to Dharma centres but not actually have the highest required motivation in order to gain full results from Dharma practice. Very rare.

It says here that there are many people who learned to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

People do pujas, they do mantras, they perpetuate a protector; they pray to a yidam, they do special retreats, they do special meditations, they read books, they contemplate, they do breathing exercises, but very rarely do people use those Dharma practices and methods to gain a higher form of mind, in order to conquer the Samsara within them and around them.

But there’s an underlying motive, she’s saying, that they just want to feel better, they want an improvement in their lives.

Because of their underlying motive, and their actual, so-called “true motive”, that their wish to do Dharma is not really to be liberated, or to liberate others, or to go for the highest goal which is enlightenment, the Dharma practices end up making them feel worse. I repeat, it ends up making them feel worse.

Instead of realising that this may be a good sign, they feel that there’s something wrong with the Dharma.

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So, when they learn more from the teacher, they understand more from the teacher, they get more from Dharma readings, they see more from advanced students, or they understand more from their contemplations, they realise that a lot of things in their life are wrong.

They realise that their motivations, way of thinking, mode of acting, and conduct, actually instead of creating happiness, peace and harmony, growth and emergence to a better new self, a higher self, it actually self-deludes or self-deceives themselves into thinking that they’re not happy, they’re uncomfortable.

Why is that? Because for the first time in our lives, someone is telling us more money doesn’t make us happy. More luxury doesn’t make us happy.

Having the yacht, the beautiful girlfriend, the handsome boyfriend, the name, the fame, the attention, the youth, the nice hair, the nice clothes, the overseas trip, the big cars, the big houses, the luxury-branded items, does not make us happy and we should not be focused on that.

In the beginning of our spiritual journey, we accept that. We know that that’s true. We understand that that’s true. And we inherently know and look around us and see many people who have those things they’re not happy, those who aspire toward those items they’re not happy, and we know that. It’s an intellectual understanding.

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So, when we begin Dharma we understand that and we have this idealistic kind of view that, “Oh yes, I understand that materialism doesn’t make me happy, I want to explore myself, I want to find myself.”

But you see, it’s an intellectual understanding.

But when they’re actually faced with Dharma and materialism; or Dharma or materialism; Dharma practice, Dharma work or overseas trip; Dharma friends or going out to drink and party; solitary retreats or finding a new lover or maintaining a lover; Dharma volunteering work or simply lying at home doing nothing. When they are actually challenged, and they have to make a decision between Dharma and Samsara – that’s when the dilemma comes.

The dilemma comes because they have more wisdom, more understanding. They have more knowledge of what is right.

And it’s not that they intellectually don’t understand it. They intellectually understand it, but they refuse to apply it.

When they refuse to apply it, the conflict comes. What is the conflict? The conflict doesn’t come from your guru, or from Dharma, or the Dharma centre, or your Dharma brothers and sisters. The conflict comes when you know what you need to do but you are not applying it. And when you are not applying it, it makes you feel bad.

And when you feel bad, you like to say that, “The Dharma made me feel bad; my guru made me feel bad; my friends made me feel bad; the Dharma centre made me feel bad; the Dharma centre is not nice; the Dharma centre is harsh; the Dharma centre is pushy; the Dharma is difficult.”

We like to impute or say that the Dharma is making me unhappy. But you see, it’s not the Dharma is making me unhappy.

It is when you have cancer and you are given treatment. When you’re getting treatment, it’s very painful. It’s extremely painful. When you’re going for the test, it’s very painful. There’s a lot of side effects. When you go for cancer treatment you go for a lot of tests, you have to be poked, blood taken, lots of medication, injections, medicine, changes in your diet and environment.

And if we blame our pain comes from the cancer treatment and we give up the cancer treatment, then the cancer will take over our body and we will die. The pain doesn’t come from the treatment of the cancer, or the doctors, or the nurses, or the hospital. The pain comes from cancer.

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And whatever’s been applied to you by the doctors and nurses and hospitals, is actually the process of removing your ultimate cause of pain. Because if you’re healthy you don’t have to go for tests, you don’t have to go for chemotherapy, you don’t have to go for treatment, you don’t go for anything. Chemotherapy is very painful for some, and there’s a lot of negative side effects for some. But you see, we cannot blame our pain on chemotherapy. We have to blame it on the cancer.

So similarly, we cannot blame the Dharma centres, we cannot blame the teachers, we cannot blame the Buddha, or the teachings, or the practice, or the knowledge – we have to blame ourselves.

And when we keep blaming the Dharma, and we say it’s making us unhappy, what is actually making us unhappy? What is making us unhappy is not the Dharma, but our understanding of what we need to do, and our laziness, or selfishness, or unwillingness to do it. This is making us unhappy.

And we could even say, “I don’t care about Karma, throw caution to the wind, I don’t care anymore, I’ve reached a level where it doesn’t matter.” We can say all that. We can justify all that.

But you know what? If it didn’t matter, and we didn’t care, we wouldn’t be unhappy. We won’t be concerned or worried. We won’t be having a debate. The internal debate, the internal battle we’re having that is making us unhappy. And the battle is not between good or bad, heaven or hell, Buddha or the Devil, the internal battle is we know what we need to do, we are not doing it. And that’s what’s eating away at us.

And if we run away from the Dharma, blaming the Dharma, justifying that the Dharma is bad, the Dharma centre is bad, the Dharma people are bad, the Dharma teachers are bad, it will justify that way.

Of course, you’ll have a small legion of people that will believe you. Of course, you’ll have a small following of people that will support you and say that it’s correct, and you may even feel temporarily okay and satisfied and at peace that you have the supporters that feel the same thing. But you see, those supporters come from a few categories.

There are people just like you who do not want to apply and face the truth, or there are people who are totally ignorant.

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So, it’s like saying that you are going to a country where people have AIDS. And when you go to a country where people have AIDS, a developing country, or a very poor country, and they have no knowledge and no understanding about AIDS, and they have no idea about AIDS, and how it spreads, and how it’s treated, and it’s dangerous, and how it can affect and damage your family and your friends and people that you copulate with.

And you go to this country and you have indiscriminate, unprotected copulation, and you just copulate, and enjoy yourself, and go one after another, and you write on social media, “Hey, I met this beautiful girl, I met that girl, I met this boy, I met that boy, and you know, we’ve had a good time, and tomorrow I’ll meet another one, and another one”.

And of course, you’re going to have a bunch of people on social media that supports you and says, “Hey, that’s great! Let’s have indiscriminate, unprotected copulation!” Why? because they don’t understand the dangers of AIDS, they didn’t hear about it, they don’t know about it, they don’t understand about it. They see symptoms, they see people dying, but they don’t know where it comes from. Of course, they’re going to support you.

And then you have the other group of people that think, “Oh, I already have AIDS. I’m angry at the world. The world is at fault. I have AIDS because the world is at fault. It’s their fault. So, I don’t care, I’m going to go have fun, I’m going to go have indiscriminate copulation with anybody I like and whether it spreads or not, I don’t care,”. So, you’re going to have that category of people supporting you saying, “Yeah, indiscriminate sex or copulation is very good.”

But if you have people who know how AIDS spreads, and they know the sufferings, and they work in the AIDS hospice, or they have a relative, a friend, a husband, a partner, a wife, or a child that has AIDS, and they see the sufferings, they will say, “No don’t do that. Don’t give this suffering to others. Don’t have indiscriminate, unprotected copulation with others because you’ll bring pain, you’ll separate their families, you’ll create trouble, you’ll create financial strains”.

And then you know now, you know what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to have unprotected, indiscriminate copulation.

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And then there’s a battle. There’s a battle going on in you, and then you blame the education for AIDS awareness. You blame the people who tell you about AIDS, you blame the hospice worker, you blame the person who gave you the information. They made you feel bad. They made you feel horrible. They made you feel down.

And then when you go around indiscriminately having copulation and they report you to the authorities, they let the authorities know, then you say that they’re harsh, they’re cruel.

But in actuality, they’re stopping you from spreading this disease that can damage other families financially, emotionally, physically, and cause death. In fact, they are very compassionate because they’re not thinking of one person, just you, they’re thinking about everybody around you.

So therefore, if you use social media or you want a legion of supporters that say, “Hey, indiscriminate copulation is wonderful,” then you’re going to get it from people who know nothing about AIDS. That’s an example.

You’re going to get it from people who have AIDS who don’t care anymore because they’re angry at the world, and they just want to get back, and they don’t care spreading it. In fact, they might want to spread it so that other people suffer like them.

But from people who know the sufferings, they’ve experienced it, they care, and they don’t want other people to get it, they’re going to come and tell you, “Don’t do that.” They might even report you to the authorities and say, “don’t do that”.

And if you call them cruel and harsh, that is your twisted, wrong view.

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Similarly, with that analogy, in a Dharma centre, when your Dharma teacher, and your Dharma brothers and sisters explain to you the pitfalls of Samsara, the difficulties of anger, selfishness, laziness, greediness, stealing, and lying and you’re caught doing it, and you keep doing it, and they talk to you nicely, they talk to you nicely again, and again, and again, and they confront you, and they explain to you, and they even try to stop you from doing it, that’s not control.

That’s not negative. That’s not them being evil, or harsh, or difficult. It’s from care. It is from care. It is from care, and if you label them, the Dharma centre, your teacher, or the Dharma institution as bad, you are not accepting responsibility for where it is coming from.

So therefore, if you feel guilty, and you have this battle within you, then the battle within you is actually not a bad sign.

That is what Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is saying. It is not a bad sign. Why is it not a bad sign?

Because you are having a battle between doing something virtuous and wonderful and good that you are not used to doing, as opposed to something that you’ve done thousands of times that brought you nowhere, that brought you spurts of tiny little bits and pieces of happiness but ends up unhappy. So, you are having that battle.

That battle is saying that you’re gaining knowledge, you’re gaining some ground in your contemplations, you’re gaining some ground perhaps in your meditations, or in your views, that your knowledge is increasing.

So, this battle comes from you having Dharma knowledge, and this battle makes you feel bad not because of the Dharma, but because your conscience, wisdom, clarity, good mind, is saying, “Don’t do what you were doing before any more.” Your good mind, your wisdom, the innate clarity of your mind, who you really are is saying, “Stop. Dharma is good. What it’s teaching you is good.”

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And the process of transformation isn’t when you wake up one day and you just renounce Samsara. The process of transformation comes from rejection, anger, not accepting, accepting, understanding, and then applying.

So, when you’re feeling bad about Dharma work, Dharma volunteering, Dharma commitment to time, Dharma commitments… when you’re feeling bad, contrary to thinking that the Dharma is making you feel bad, your guru is making you feel guilty, or the Dharma community is negative, it is a good sign.

It is a good sign, that your wisdom, clear mind is arising. Instead of running away, go full force, do more Dharma, engage in more Dharma, practice more Dharma, do more Dharma work, take on more responsibilities, because you’re going in the right direction. Because that process is the natural, correct process of our mind becoming better.

So, we have to stop viewing the guru as someone militant. We have to stop viewing the Dharma centre as an army camp. We have to view the Dharma as not as something that makes us feel guilty. We have to view that Dharma brothers and sisters as people who are not deluded or in a cult.

We have to view the Dharma teacher really as someone that tells you the truth for once in your life with tremendous wisdom, knowledge, and experience maybe even from many lifetimes, and listen to the words and understand he’s trying to benefit you.

We have to look at the Dharma brothers and sisters as a community who have accepted, understood, contemplated, and meditated, and got some results, that they are also committed on this path.

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We must also think that there are different methods that apply for different people, that it cannot be all across the board. With some people you have to be very direct, with some people you have to be very gentle, and with some people you have to go around the bush. There are many types of people. So, one method doesn’t apply to all. Therefore, don’t expect your teacher to have just one method.

On top of that, you shouldn’t think that the Dharma centre as a burden. You should think of the Dharma centre as a place that comes from people’s donations, love, energy, time, and their contributions to create a physical place where we can gather to do good Dharma work and to benefit others.

And to disparage the teacher, disparage the Dharma institution, disparage the people within, is to disparage all the donations, all the hard work, all the contributions that everybody else did.

So that doesn’t make sense either. Why would we want to do that? Why would we want to disparage something that someone has invested so much into, even yourself?

So therefore, it is not the Dharma, or your teacher, or the centre, or the Dharma brothers and sisters, that make you feel bad. They’re not the ones that are harsh, they’re not the ones that are difficult.

Your clear conscience, and your understanding is starting to rise, and you’re having that battle. And now, your duty is to win that battle.

“We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more”.

So, if we change locations, we quit, change clothes, go on trips, meet people, go for more dinners, hang out in ritzy places, go to nice restaurants, buy a new car; it’s like just changing the location and changing the situation around us to change what we know inside, it’s not going to work.

Unless we’re very good at self-denial, self-deception, and we are willing to take the consequences, and the consequences will be regret, loneliness, a waste of time, and lots and lots of losses of great opportunities that would have gotten you somewhere.

So, if we’re willing to take the consequences, and when the consequences come, don’t complain.

If in the past, we’ve had difficulties with certain situations, and it has made us testy, uncomfortable, belligerent, and unhappy, then it is a sign to us that we are not ready for the consequences, because those are the consequences of actions that we’ve created in the past.

So, don’t just blatantly say, “I don’t care about Karma, I don’t care about consequences, I’ve reached the stage I don’t care about what people think, or the karmic consequences, or anything.”

Because if you didn’t care, you wouldn’t be talking, you won’t be battling. You do care. You definitely do care.

So therefore, this wonderful Dharma paragraph from Jetsunma was very beautiful, very simple, and yet, extremely profound. I wanted to give that little explanation because I came across it today on Facebook. Let me read it for you one more time and conclude.

Most people feel cosy in Samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond Samsara; they just want Samsara to be a little bit better.

The underlying motivation to go beyond Samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres. There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realising that this may be a good sign, they think that there is something wrong with the Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison anymore.

– Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Now, if she was your teacher, and you’re having this internal battle and she tells you this, you might even be offended, or feel that she’s targeting you, or feel that she’s telling you hurtful things.

But if you read this, you might think that, “Oh yeah, that’s nice.” You see, it’s our perspective. What’s our perspective is whether we want to accept the truth or not.

If we see things from the side of truth, it doesn’t hurt. It’s enlightening. It’s freedom.

So, therefore I hope this one helps, and I want to reiterate: Dharma teachers, Dharma centres, Dharma people, brothers and sisters, the Dharma teachings, the Buddha, the yidams, the Dharma protectors, are all here to help us, are all here to give their best to us, and that’s very important to know.

And if we keep thinking they’re our enemies, we are actually attacking the wrong enemy. The enemies are not these above-mentioned. The enemy is inside of us. And that is what we need to battle. And when we understand this, that is when we feel uncomfortable.

The uncomfortable feeling comes from our conscience, and knowing what we should do, so we should just go ahead and do the right thing. Do Dharma. Thank you.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Wonderful quote by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Yes it is a profound, very deep, and extremely thought-provoking, evocative speech, or write up , I do not quite understand till Rinpoche explained clearly and precisely about the deeper meaning of the write up. Learning , practicing and applying the dharma practice and methods to gain a higher form of mind. We have to accept the way we are and accept our own responsibility for the future instead of blaming others. All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault we find with another, and regardless of how much we blame others, it will not change us. We need to accept reality .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation.

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    The Buddha Shakyamuni and Bodhisattva Manjushri worked closely to expound the Dharma, although Manjushri himself had achieved enlightenment many lifetimes ago. According to the Avatamsaka Sutra, Manjushri is actually the Buddha Nageshvaraja who achieved enlightenment many eons ago in a different world system. In Shakyamuni’s time however, he took the form of Manjushri, a student of Lord Buddha himself. Indeed, many teachings arose just because Manjushri asked a question to Buddha Shakyamuni.

    Manjushri is the embodiment of wisdom and knowledge, and this Namasanghiti text that recalls his names and qualities represents the pinnacle of all Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. Scholars classify it as a tantra of the non-dual (advaya) class, along with the Kalachakra Tantra.

    The Namasanghiti was expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha for his disciple Vajrapani and his wrathful retinue in order to lead them to Buddhahood. The essence of the Namasanghiti text is that Manjushri Bodhisattva is the embodiment of all knowledge. The Namasanghiti is a short text, consisting only of around 160 verses and a prose section, which is a fraction of the vast Sutras such as Avatamsaka Sutra and Prajnaparamita Sutras, or the endless ocean of tantras such as Manjushri-Mula-Kalpa.

    Read more about A Concert of Names of Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2Yj3d1n
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 05:54 PM
    Mekong River is incredibly important for millions of people in China. It flows through many countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and finally Vietnam. But weird and it is shocking to know the dogs cruelty, smuggling and trading just for the meat across Asia, through the famous river, What a cruel business. Need to be aware of visiting all this countries.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:32 PM
    Wat Phra Dhammakaya is worlds largest meditation Center,beautifully built, well landscaped and well maintained.The temple’s success is a collective achievement of every monk, novice and devotee who faithfully gave their time and energy day in and day out, against all odds to build the massive temple to serve all sentient beings.

    Their faith, determination and patience paid off when their dream of a sanctuary of peace to spread the Buddha’s teachings became a reality.Thank you very much for the interesting article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2RkjkKI
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:21 PM
    The veneration of relics is an ancient custom that plays an important role in major world religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Shamanism. For example, sites that house holy relics in Christianity are major pilgrimage destinations because it is believed that these relics are a benediction to the living and the deceased.

    In Buddhism, holy relics generally refer to the physical remains or personal effects of Buddha Shakyamuni. Incredibly, some of Buddha Shakyamuni’s bodily remains have survived for two and a half millennia, including the much-revered sacred tooth of the Buddha in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    Most Buddhist temples have stupas, and these stupas are often created specifically to house precious relics. Such reliquary stupas often become the initial structure around which the whole temple is later based. Today, stupas may also hold the ashes or ringsel (relics in Tibetan) of prominent or respected Buddhist masters.

    Read more about The Significance of the Buddha’s Relics and the wonderful Kandy at http://bit.ly/3624n43
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:10 PM
    Towering imposingly and majestically in the sky, mountains are believed to possess supernatural properties because they are closer to heaven than any other earthly feature. Interestingly, many mountains are linked to spirituality and enlightened beings, such as the Buddha and Jesus.

    From the earliest times, many peoples from the Greeks and Native Americans to the Indians and Polynesians have placed mountains central to their beliefs. The power of such sacred places is believed to enhance the mortal experience and sometimes, it is even forbidden to climb them out of respect.

    The mountain calls to us with its calm and serene environment and is often chosen as the site for religious retreats. Pilgrimages to holy mountains are also a way to connect to the sacred and they allow us to purify our sins through the rigour of an arduous climb. In some religions, adherents are urged to make such a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

    Here is a selection of sacred mountains scattered across the globe. They are revered by people separated by vast spaces but united in their awe and regard for these magnificent giants of nature.

    Read more about Sacred Mountains Around the World at http://bit.ly/2rg4sCu
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:57 PM
    Crystal clear waters lapping against white sandy beaches. Coastlines lined with palm trees against a backdrop of lush green hills and sunny blue skies. Amazing underwater life and some of the best diving sites in the world. Malaysia’s 878 islands give sun and surf lovers plenty of reason to visit the country.

    Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor offer easy getaways to well-developed islands with plenty of activities to choose from. Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and Rawa islands are simply paradise if you have the heart of a bohemian. Sipadan, Mabul, Layang-Layang and Kapas are rugged dive adventures listed as some of the best on the planet.

    Check out the Top 10 Island Holidays in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/366c1uh
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:52 PM
    Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, is an annual destination for tourists, Buddhists and pilgrims from around the world. They gather to witness the unveiling of the world’s largest thangka (tapestry) of Buddha, as part of the Grand Monlam Prayer festivities.

    Also called the “Sunning of the Buddha” ritual, at this time, Tibetan monks invite a giant thangka about 100-feet long and 65-feet wide of Buddha Amitabha, up a mountain near Labrang Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa.

    It is unveiled at first light on the side of the mountain so that the first rays of the sun illuminate the sacred painting.

    Read more about Monlam Festival at Labrang Monastery at http://bit.ly/2qndQUt
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:49 PM
    This is not the only story about how Rinpoche helped others. I remember reading an article about Rinpoche buying lottery tickets from a woman in Thailand so she could end her day earlier with the income she needs for the family. Rinpoche always walked the talks, he didn’t just preach but he showed us how to put his teachings in practice. Never be afraid to be kind and nice to others, and when we are kind to others, it should not be with the intention to get something back from them. Be kind and be generous always, this is how we can make our planet a better living space.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-the-roadside-seller
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:44 PM
    If we want to go on holidays, it is better to go to holy places. Even if such places are not sophisticated, they benefit us spiritually; we can take a break and collect merit, plant Dharma seeds and be blessed. This is a good way of combining the pleasure of holidays with the spirituality of collecting merit.

    Never get tired of collecting merit because it offsets negative karma that leads to suffering. People without Dharma will not know this so for them, a holiday is a holiday. They do not know that their holidays will bring no long-term benefit. With Dharma, we are wiser.

    We should go on pilgrimage to places where holy beings are known to reside or where great practitioners have engaged in profound practices. These places are vortexes of energy – an area where concentrated energy naturally converges on the planet’s surface.

    Mainland Thai culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism. However, unlike most other Buddhist countries of East Asia, Thai Buddhists follow the Theravada school of Buddhism. Thai temples, known as wats, are usually adorned with lavish gold ornaments, and are easily identifiable by their multi-coloured pointed roofs. Pre-Buddhist traditions have been infused with the values of Buddhism, making Thailand a cultural powerhouse.

    Read more about Wonderful Thailand at http://bit.ly/33QRPv1
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 01:14 PM
    According to Buddhist history, the first recorded use of incense occurred during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, when a woman named Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Magadha Sangmo was the daughter of the Buddha main patron, Suddatta. She mirrored her father’s immense faith in Buddha Shakyamuni and was his ardent devotee.

    After marrying and moving to a village where Buddhism was not practised, she wished very much to meet her guru, the Buddha, again. So one day, she climbed to the roof of her in-law’s house, offered incense and sincerely prayed for the Buddha to visit her. Hearing her prayers, Buddha Shakyamuni, together with his entourage, descended from the sky to fulfil her request. It is said that upon meeting the Buddha and hearing his teachings, the entire village became Buddhists. In this way, Magadha Sangmo’s heartfelt request to the Buddha also benefited those around her and succeeding generations.

    Magadha Sangmo recited the following verse while engaged in prayer to the Buddha:

    MA LU SEM CHEN KUN GYI GON GYUR CHING
    DU TE PUNG CHAY MI ZAY JOM DZAY LHA
    NGO NAM MA LU YANG DA KYEN GYUR PAY
    CHOM DEN KOR CHAY NAY DIR SHEG SU SOL

    Protector of all beings without exception,
    Divine subduer of innumerable negative forces,
    Deity, perfect knower of all things,
    Bhagawan and attendants, please come here.

    Read more about Incense Offering to Dorje Shugdenat http://bit.ly/33R1cuk
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 12:56 PM
    Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity is reflected in the country’s packed calendar of events and festivals. Most of these celebrations have religious or cultural origins and many are also designated as either state or national holidays.

    Celebrated by everyone in the country, the colourful festivities which observe the ethnic traditions and beliefs of the varied backgrounds of the population are what gives Malaysia the label of “Truly Asia” that it is so well known for.

    The national events and festivals of Malaysia are occasions for family reunions and for joyful community get-togethers. They are world-class examples of how diversity can be inclusive and celebrated.

    Many of these days of observation follow the lunar calendar, thus the dates they fall on vary from year to year.

    Check out the Top Ten Events and Festivals to Visit in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2qiDrh8
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 12:50 PM
    Before our globalised world of jet-setting travel, cosmopolitan cities and urban migration, the entire region of the Malay archipelago was, for more than 600 years, an international destination for Arab, Indian and Chinese maritime traders and European explorers who, through the centuries, settled down for trade or for love in these parts, thus creating cosmopolitan communities.

    A true melting pot, Malaysia is one of those rare places in the world where people of different ethnic origins, cultures, traditions and religious beliefs have infused harmoniously to form a distinct multicultural society.

    This country’s rich heritage includes hundreds-of-years-old temples, churches and mosques — some of these located within doors of each other, others having in one place shrines dedicated to deities of different faiths or denominations. All of them have played a key role (and still do!) in shaping the nation by being centres for the community to convene and connect spiritually.

    Check out the Top 10 Spiritual Power Places in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2sBuVdU
  • Chris
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 11:16 AM
    Thank you for sharing this story with us Pastor Niral. It is a very warm story that fills my heart with joy and warmth. Rinpoche had always taught us to focus out and take care of the people around us and this will bring us great joy. Our little actions will have an unimaginable impact on those people who are in need of warmth.

    http://bit.ly/2LpuoCp
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Dec 4. 2019 03:26 PM
    This article is all about the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery as known as the Xiangshui (Water Burble) Nunnery which is located in China’s Shandong Province where it was originally built during the Ming Dynasty.
    Beautiful story of Qiaoyun who was considered as the emanation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy to many who took rebirth as a human returning to release the suffering of people.Thank you so much for the informative article ad beautiful pictures.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2OKpC4C
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 4. 2019 03:10 PM
    If you were in Flatwoods in Braxton Country, West Virginia around September 1952, chances are you would have been caught up in the hype surrounding the first sighting of an unknown creature. Back in 1952, the town of Flatwoods was practically unknown. Hence, the media of the time opted to name the controversial creature ‘the Braxton Country Monster’.

    However, as interest in the creature grew, the media adopted the more geographically-correct name of ‘Flatwoods Monster’. It was also named ‘The Phantom of Flatwoods’ and ‘The Green Monster’.

    The Flatwoods Monster is widely claimed to be some form of extra-terrestrial, primarily because it has been sighted near a large unidentified flying object (UFO).

    In fact, due to the nature of the sighting, many ufologists consider it to be a close encounter of the third kind i.e. a UFO encounter in which at least one animated creature, in the form of humanoid or robot, is the pilot or occupant of the UFO.

    Read more about this Flatwoods Monster at http://bit.ly/2OLMPmN

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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)
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
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
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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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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
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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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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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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    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
  • Bodha stupa July 2019-
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    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
  • Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
    5 months ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    6 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    6 months ago
    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.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    6 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    6 months ago
    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!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    6 months ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • 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
    6 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
  • 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
    7 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
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    7 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    8 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    8 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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
    8 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    8 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    8 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    9 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    11 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    11 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    11 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    12 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    12 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    12 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    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” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    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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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    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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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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