The Thangka of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini

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Chakrasamvara is the principal deity of the most important Sanskrit Tantra text of the Anuttarayoga Wisdom (mother) classification of the Vajrayana Buddhist Tradition. Chakrasamvara can also be included amongst the most popular deities in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. His purpose and function in the Buddhist Vajrayana religious system is as a model for meditation practice employed by serious Tantric practitioners. There is a vast collection of written texts and literature on the subject of Chakrasamvara. The original source material is written in the Indian Sanskrit language with dozens of Sanskrit commentaries, and hundreds of later Tibetan commentaries exist, including ritual texts, dance performance instruction, and meditation manuals, all written in the Tibetan language.

This form of the deity is known as Sahaja Heruka Chakrasamvara. He appears in a simplified form with only one face and two arms embracing the consort Vajrayogini. In some ritual texts she is referred to as Vajra Varahi; however, her most common name is Vajrayogini, or Vajra Dakini. The colour of Chakrasamvara is blue and Vajrayogini is red. Their general mood and appearance is semi-peaceful and semi-wrathful.

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The Story Behind The Thangka

By: Tom Kenyon

This thangka was commissioned by my wife, Judi Sion Kenyon, and me in 2006. Our intention in commissioning this unusual thangka was to depict the inherent balance that exists between the enlightened male and female aspects of consciousness.

The central figures are two potent Tibetan Buddhist Tutelary Deities: Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini.

The image on the left side of The Thangka shows Chakrasamvara facing the viewer while embracing his consort, Vajrayogini. This is the traditional way these two deities are represented in tantric embrace within Tibetan Buddhist iconography—with Chakrasamvara in the dominant position.

On the right side of the thangka the positions are reversed, with Vajrayogini facing the viewer while embracing her consort Chakrasamvara. This is a highly unusual depiction of the deities in which a feminine aspect of Enlightened Mind is shown in the dominant position.

In point of fact this representation is so unorthodox the original thangka painter we commissioned to paint The Thangka said he could not, in good conscience, show Chakrasamvara in a lesser position to Vajrayogini. He could only paint the portion of The Thangka that depicted the traditional visual relationship between the two deities—with Chakrasamvara in the dominant position. At this juncture in the project, another thangka painter stepped forward to complete the work. He was also a very talented thangka painter and was able to paint the remaining portion in the same style as the first painter.

Between the two figures is a non-Buddhist element—the Taoist Yin and Yang symbol—an artistic element the artist added to show the ever-constant interplay between yin (the feminine principle) and yang (the masculine principle).

In my opinion, the reluctance of the original painter to complete the project due to his discomfort with the act of depicting a new presentation of the two deities speaks volumes. For him there could only be one depiction and to paint something so radically different as to bring the feminine deity into equal footing and equality with the masculine deity was, perhaps, a type of heresy.

I was not able to actually speak with him about his inability to finish the project as our connection was through a third party. But his reluctance to complete the painting was, for me, a poignant statement. Here we had a highly regarded Tibetan Buddhist thangka painter who, at first, was very excited about the prospect of such a thangka. But as he engaged his skills to execute the vision, he encountered a deep vein of apprehension in himself that he did not, at first, recognize. I imagine had he known about his unconscious reluctance to raise the feminine in balance to the male, he would not have accepted the commission to begin with.

I suspect that as he entered into the meditative states required by highly gifted thangka painters, he ran into a type of philosophical “brick wall.” This wall had been laid brick-by-brick over the course of his life. Each brick reflected the values he had absorbed from his culture and from his sangha, which evidently viewed the place of feminine deities in relation to male deities in a rather rigid manner. Furthermore, if we look into his choice-making more deeply, I suspect that some of the bricks in his philosophical wall included attitudes regarding the rightful place of women in general. All of these elements, and perhaps others, contributed to a type of artistic paralysis. And the vision of a new iconography stalled as he held his brush to the canvas.

When Judi and I finally received The Thangka and were presented with the dramatic story of its creation, it spoke directly to the impediments within a patriarchal society that arise whenever one attempts to raise the feminine to an equal footing with the masculine.

 

The Iconography of Consciousness

Iconography is a powerful means to convey multiple layers of meaning and all Buddhist thangkas—to a greater or lesser degree—use this artistic device to emanate qualities of consciousness to the receptive minds of Tantric Practitioners.

In this section I wish to discuss some of the iconographic aspects of The Thangka: how it relates to female Bodhisattvas and Buddhas within the Exalted Sangha, how it relates to Buddhist Tantra in general, and finally how it relates to the historical place of women Practitioners and Teachers within the Buddhist Sangha. (Note: For those unfamiliar with these terms, the sangha refers to a group of Practitioners who join together, from time to time, to receive teachings and/or engage in Dharma activities. The Exalted Sangha refers to the community of the Enlightened Ones—those who have perfected themselves and have attained a high level of attainment. This includes both male and female Buddhas as well as male and female Bodhisattvas).

I offer these thoughts, not as a scholar, but rather as a fellow Practitioner. And it is my sincere desire that the iconography of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini will inspire you as much as it has inspired me to understand the Dharma and the rightful place of men and women within it more deeply.

 

The Archetypal Realm of Tutelary Deities

A Tutelary deity is used as a point of focus during some tantric meditation practices and/or rituals to contemplate the qualities associated with that deity.

Tutelary deities are not creator gods or goddesses in the usual sense. They are more like archetypal forces that can interact with the consciousness of a yogi or yogini.

Taking this a step further, in Deity Yoga a Practitioner actually merges his or her mind with the Enlightened Mind of the Deity to draw to himself/herself the qualities of Enlightened Mind that the Deity exemplifies. In this advanced form of tantric meditation, the practitioner is encouraged to recognize that these qualities of Enlightened Mind are not separate from him or her but are inherent within his or her own Buddha Nature.

While the interplay between Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini is very complex, I think it may be helpful to point out a few of the more salient points regarding this particular tantric relationship.

At a deep archetypal level, the tantric union of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini means that they are, for most intents and purposes, two aspects of the same thing—Enlightened Mind.

Within this context, both Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini are manifestations of enlightened activity in which their individual and combined qualities can be brought to bear in tantric meditations. But although they have their own unique attributes and powers, they are, in the most elevated sense, expressions of One Mind.

Before we proceed any further, it would be good to note that different tantric scriptures as well as traditions view Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini somewhat differently, and the spellings of their names are also different—especially when translated into English. For our purposes, a basic view of these two tantric deities will suffice.

From the standpoint of tantric iconography, Chakrasamvara represents the male principle or “bliss and/or right method” while Vajrayogini represents “emptiness.”

During Tantric meditations and rituals, the union of these two principles (“bliss and/or right method” and “emptiness”) is used to generate enlightened states of mind. In other words, when we are aware that all phenomena (including ourselves) are essentially empty and devoid of substance and then generate bliss—as well as engage the “right method” of meditation or tantric ritual—our consciousness will spontaneously generate highly refined and elevated states of awareness.

This type of tantric union is also symbolized by well known Tibetan Buddhist implements—the bell and dorje, where the bell represents the feminine aspect or “emptiness” while the dorje represents the male aspect and “bliss and/or right method.”

I feel it is important, at this juncture in our discussion, to point out the fact that this emptiness is not the same as nothing. The type of emptiness that Vajrayogini represents is actually a highly refined state of cognizance (transcendent awareness) and is directly related to the Prajnaparamita (sometimes referred to as The Mother of All the Buddhas). This feminine aspect of Enlightened Mind is firmly rooted in the transcendent knowledge whose ground is primordial awareness itself—specifically the awareness that all phenomena are temporary displays of consciousness, transient and possessing no substance. This insight into the empty nature of all things naturally occurs when our minds are empty, self-aware and devoid of thinking. This empty mind rests, at ease, in its own naturally aware state without the need to impose anything or any activity upon it.

Just as the relationship between the bell and dorje expresses the union of “bliss and/or right method” and “emptiness,” the relationship between Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini also depicts a similar union. But before we explore their tantric connection further, I would first like to discuss them as independent archetypal forces.

 

Chakrasamvara

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The image above is from the left side of The Thangka where Chakrasamvara is the primary figure.

Chakrasamvara is also known as Samvara, a potent form of Heruka, which is one of the principal yidam meditation deities of the Sarma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Samvara is most often depicted with a blue-colored body, four faces and twelve arms.

In Western translations of meditation texts Samvara’s name is often translated as “Highest Bliss.” Meditation on Chakrasamvara is an advanced meditation practice that is transmitted by one’s lama and effectively binds the mind of the meditator to the state of enlightenment. As a result, these types of meditations should not be entered into lightly, and it is strongly advised that such advanced tantric meditations be conducted with the guidance of an authentic lama, meaning one who is clearly within the lineage.

The archetypal nature of Chakrasamvara empowers us to use our inherent enlightened ability to simultaneously operate both within the worlds of samsara (illusion) and nirvana (absolute truth and bliss). This capacity allows us to be of greater service to other sentient beings due to the fact that we gain greater insight into the circumstances of samsara and thus know how to deal with difficult situations more effectively.

 

Vajrayogini

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The image above is from the right side of The Thangka where Vajrayogini is the primary figure.Vajrayogini is a female Buddha and dakini whose essence is said to be “Great Passion.” This is a transcendent passion, free of all selfishness and samsaric illusion. She works tirelessly and intensely for the well-being of others and destroys ego clinging through her fiery nature. She is thus viewed as being well-suited for persons with strong passions by providing a means to transform all passions into enlightened virtues.

As a meditation deity her practice includes methods for transforming ordinary experiences, including death, into paths of enlightenment.

She is associated with the CHOD as well as the Six Yogas of Naropa. Vajrayogini is sometimes described with the epithet, sarvabuddhadakini, meaning “the dakini who is the Essence of all Buddhas.”

The scholar Miranda Shaw has said that Vajrayogini is “inarguably the supreme deity of the Tantric pantheon. No male Buddha, including her divine consort, Heruka-Chakrasamvara, approaches her in her metaphysical or practical import.”

 

The Union of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini

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As I mentioned earlier, Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini represent the union of bliss and/or right method along with emptiness . This type of union leads to enlightened states of mind, and this is one of their great Tantric secrets.

At another level, they represent male and female sexual energies. By this I don’t mean external sexuality as in men and women but more the internal sexual energies, what Carl Jung referred to as the animus (internal male) and anima (internal female).

This type of archetypal sexual energy expresses itself in both sexes. And the elevation and transformation of this primal energy into Enlightened Mind is one of Tantra’s great undertakings—symbolized in potent brilliance by the depictions of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini in ecstatic tantric embrace.

 

Historical Effects of Buddhist Iconography

I would now like to move our discussion from Chakrasamvara’s and Vajrayogini’s tantric natures, and their intricate relationship, to the impact of how their historical iconographies have affected, and continue to affect, Buddhist sanghas.

If we recall the story of the first thangka painter’s inability to complete The Thangka due to his issues with raising the feminine in equal footing to the male, we have—I think—the nexus or kernel of the problem.

Most schools of Buddhism acknowledge that there are innumerable feminine Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who exist throughout all realms and in all times. And it is generally acknowledged that these highly elevated feminine beings are on equal footing with their male counterparts. In spite of this, however, there is still a deep and formidable patriarchal bias that runs throughout many, if not most, Buddhist sanghas.

As a result, feminine Practitioners and Teachers are often viewed as lesser than their male contemporaries. And I believe this is the case even if such opinions are not actually spoken out loud. In fact, I feel that unspoken thoughts are often more powerful than those that are articulated openly—and can thus do more harm because they can be cloaked by outward appearances.

If the Buddhist scholar, Miranda Shaw’s, observation that Vajrayogini is “inarguably the supreme deity within the Tantric Pantheon” is true, (and I believe it is), what terrible tragedy has befallen the feminine principle within our Buddhist sanghas and throughout the world?

I ask this questions, not as a scholar, but as a fellow Practitioner who sees within myself the harm that is done to the very underpinnings of Tantra when the feminine is divested—knowingly or unknowingly—either in the realms of iconography, philosophy or in the relationships that arise between men and women in our everyday lives where, ideally, the Dharma is actually lived.

When Judi and I commissioned a new version of the traditional Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini’s iconography, it was to introduce a new artistic vision of equality. It was just one small pebble tossed, metaphorically, into the waters of our collective mind.

How each of us embraces or rejects such a vision is, of course, a personal matter, but I believe that the future course of Buddhism and any Perennial Philosophy, for that matter, will depend upon how the feminine is viewed—meaning will she continue to be held in a submissive and less important position or will she be elevated to her rightful place of equal importance to the masculine?

 

The Nun Project

On one of our subsequent trips to Tibet, after commissioning The Thangka, we had an unexpected opportunity to put into action the vision of this new iconography.

Our guide, Ken Ballard, had arranged to take our group to hear the chanters at the Gyantse Nunnery as part of the tour. Both Judi and I were awestruck by both the beauty and the musical mastery of the nuns. To say that their voices transported us into other dimensions of awareness would be an understatement.

I remember the pivotal moment in our relationship with Tibet as a result of that chance meeting. As we boarded the bus I said nonchalantly to Judi I was glad my karma with Tibet was complete and did not need to return. To this she replied, “Well I’ll miss you… I am coming back here to record these nuns and bring their voices to the world. You are welcome to join me.”

Anyone who knows my wife well knows that she is a woman of power, and this was no bluff on her part. I immediately responded “I’m on board.”

On our next trip to Tibet, we came armed with recording equipment and recorded the nuns of Gyantse. Those recordings became part of what was to be called The Nun Project.

The vision was simple—to record indigenous female singers and chanters and to release these recordings to the world. Judi was also clear that all profits would go directly back to those whose voices were recorded—ending a long term pattern of the West—which was to take from indigenous peoples without giving anything back.

Our trip to Tibet was paid for, not by the Sound Healing Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, which oversees The Nun project, but by those who attended the tours. Even those who recorded paid their own way.

From here, we eventually wound up in Bhutan and with Ken’s connections were able to record the CHOD ceremony conducted solely by women.

To our knowledge this is the only recording of an all female CHOD choir—a tribute, to both Vajrayogini, who is directly connected with the CHOD and with Yeshe Tsogyal, Padmasambhava’s consort and a powerful Tantric Practitioner in her own right—who is also connected to the CHOD through one of her reincarnations as Machig Labdron.

We were also able to record The Bardo Prayers by a group of nuns in a remote area of Bhutan as well.

In a very real sense, these recordings express an embodiment of The Thangka’s new iconography. They do this by raising awareness of both the existence of, and appreciation for, these remarkable feminine voices, rich with the cultural history and traditions of Buddhism as realized in both Tibet and Bhutan.

You can hear a sample of these recordings and, if you so choose, purchase these recordings from our online Store knowing that all of the profits will go back to the singers’ and chanters’ nunneries.

The three recordings that comprise The Nun Project are:

The Nuns of Gyantse
Gyantse Lhatse

This two-CD set includes a White Tara Ceremony as well as A Guru Ceremony. These recordings were the seed for The Nun Project. A two-CD set.

The CHOD
The Thimphu Dudjom Choekang CHOD Centre, Bhutan

The Bardo Prayers and White Tara Ceremony
Pema Tachocholing Shedra Nunnery, Tang Bapsur, Bhutan

The above information and pictures are extracted from: Tom Kenyon. Retrieved from: https://tomkenyon.com/the-thangka-of-chakrasamvara-and-vajrayogini

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  1. Datuk May on Jun 19, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I have always been intrigued by the iconography of the physical intertwining of both a female and a male buddha. Reading this had given me a very basic understanding of its true meaning. To be able to even grasp its meaning is truly a step towards understanding the level of awakening bliss of my mind.

    The explanation of a non monastic individual, Tom Kenyon, is very within my simplistic mind to comprehend.

    I have learnt something important for myself as a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jun 2, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Beautiful thangka of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini paints a thousand words. The thangka colour of blue and yellow came up beautifully. This powerful depiction of Chakrasamvara embracing his yogini consort Vajravarahi is a highly energized visualization. Their posture, symbolizes the union of wisdom and compassion. Interesting story behind the thangka by Tom Kenyon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Jacinta on May 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I love the thangka. It’s very nice and brightly coloured. However, I wonder why They stepped on conch shells rather than the human forms. I think this is my first time seeing Vajrayogini as the main deity in a thangka, facing the viewer while embracing her consort Chakrasamvara.

    From the story recounted by Tom Kenyon, it seems to me that gender discrimination does exist even in the Buddhist community and the Sangha too. Male is deemed superior than the female counterpart. Ironically, even Buddhist paintings are not being spared. I still remember how Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo described the “treatment” that she has received during her stay at the monastery and which in turn, now she focuses more on her projects in building, supporting and developing more nunneries around the world.

    For me, a thangka should be a personalised holy item that one can have as long as it is iconographically correct. It supports and enhances one’s visualisation throughout meditation. In another word, it helps others to meditate better beside benefitting the artist himself during the process of developing the artwork too. The artist must be a traditional artist from the way Tom recounted his story especially about the reluctance of the first painter for not finishing the artwork as intended. His firm viewpoint on the superiority of the male tutelary deity must have deeply ingrained in his mind that he could not even finish what he has started. I’ve seen documentary about thangka painting and usually these artists have gone through a series of courses and hence they have a rather uniform way and method of painting. So, it is not surprising to hear this. However, bear in mind that in Buddhism, we should uphold the concept of equanimity and by right, for tantric practitioners, they are not allow to deride womanhood as stated in the tantric vows.

    Just a side note: From this article, one can only imagine how difficult it is to commission a Dorje Shugden thangka too as He is deemed to be a controversial deity.

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    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing. It was quite interesting to know how effective some of our garden plants can actually helps us to improve our air quality . Thanks for your recommendation of the specify species of plants. Surprisingly they are easily available in our environment and also in our neighbouring garden. All this plants are considered to grow and maintain easily.

    I had a valuable information from this article especially from money plant, all my thoughts about money plant was a good feng shui plant but it is consider to remove toxins from the air. Very soon I going to have them in my house as well.

    Thank you once again for sharing of the natural way to improve the air through plants.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 05:00 PM
    Okinawa a much sort place to visit and explore.A land of beauty of the rising sun.It is distinct from mainland Japan with its similarly ancient culture,different languages,art and distinct cuisine.

    Okinawa do have delicious and yummy foods culture for visitor to try out.It also have so many wonderful place to visit.Okinawa is a home to some of the longest living people in the world.Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/35InuRt
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:49 PM
    Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
    “Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
    -Professor Charles R. Magel

    How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the air, earth, sunshine, fresh foods, friends and natural environment?

    Well not only you but all animals would like this. Read this article on animal testing at http://bit.ly/32lnTac
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:41 PM
    After years of losing her babies and pumping out milk for humans – when the cow is too tired and weak this is how her life will end —Animals in this condition are known in the meat and dairy industry as “downers.” According to the industry’s own statistics, each year, millions of chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows arrive at the slaughterhouse either dead or too sick or injured to walk. The animals be…come severely crippled or ill after a lifetime of abuse in factory farms and a very difficult journey to the slaughterhouse, during which they are shipped through all weather extremes without any food or water. Factory farms don’t provide individualized medical care or humane euthanasia to sick animals: It’s cheaper to let the animals suffer and eventually die. The suffering caused by the meat, egg, and dairy industries’ cost-cutting measures is enormous.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2J0rH9o
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:30 PM
    Back in 2009, Tsem Ladrang in Kuala Lumpur had an aviary which was 40ft by 7ft in the garden. It was built in a way to allow the birds to stretch their wings and fly around. The aviary had lots of fresh water, fresh food, Dharma music playing in the background, many natural wooden perches, mirrors, hanging toys, ropes, uncovered space for rain to enter etc. It was a great place to rescue and rehabilitate many, many birds… like a mini sanctuary in the city!

    The birds in the Ladrang aviary are not released as they are quite tame and would probably not survive outside. However, wild birds that come to us injured will be nursed back to health and released back to nature.

    At Kechara Forest Retreat, we have an aviary that is right next to the Ladrang. The aviary is over 15 feet in height and over 4000 sq ft!! It built in such a way that it didn’t destroy the original jungle land and trees, but it’s enclosed to protect the birds from other animals like boars, snakes and dogs. It also has some natural pools of water, and lots of toys and mirrors to keep them active, and the floor of the aviary is soft sand so if they choose to land on the ground, which is safe from predators, they don’t have to stand on hard concrete. The very best that we can do is to create a living environment that is most similar to their natural environment.

    Check out the video on the aviary, a few pictures of the birds and the aviary, and a short description of each bird for anyone who’s interested at http://bit.ly/2VPy2to
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:27 PM
    Wonderful Korea – Gyeongsang

    This is the land where folklores, tales of heroes, and the ancient history of the Korean imperial kingdom are well-preserved. During the Joseon dynasty, Daegu was the provincial capital, and was the origin of the Silla Kingdom that ruled for almost a thousand years. Gyeongsang may no longer be the capital, but it continues to play an important role in modern day Korea, with half of the country’s presidents coming from this region.

    Read more of this place worth a visit in Korea: http://bit.ly/Gyeongsang
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:19 PM
    Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

    For the benefit of people who are elderly and also do not have time, I did a light explanation with not too much details but enough for you to engage in a daily sadhana practice. Those of you who are in Kuala Lumpur and you are serious about the practice you may borrow the text from me. Just let my private office know. For those of you not in Kuala Lumpur you may order the text from the translator online (Dechen Ling press). I have provided the link below also.

    Read more of this eficacious Amitayus practice: http://bit.ly/AmitayusPractice
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:13 PM
    This is really something that will touch your heart and you will be amazed how much love and patient some people have.

    On a daily basis, there are many stories on the Internet of how animals are abused and neglected. A few days ago, I came across a story that I wanted to share with all of you…

    A man in the UK, Leighton Naylor, felt sorry for his goldfish when he became ill and unable to swim. Instead of discarding him, and getting a new fish… he made him a life jacket!

    When I read about this story of Einstein the goldfish, I was so touched by Naylor’s kindness! I love fishes too, and have many in my Ladrang. They are very smart and will come near me whenever I’m about to feed them… very cute.

    Naylor who treats all of his pets as a family member couldn’t bear to see poor Einstein in such a state… so he did something about it. It’s amazing how true care can bring out within us strength and creativity. I guess that’s why those who care always manage to find a way to make a positive difference in other people’s lives.

    Do read this touching story of Naylor and his friend Einster at http://bit.ly/2BiZMx5
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:10 PM
    Sometimes you come across someone so unusual, don’t complain, don’t expect others to do things for them and just get things done themselves. These types of people amaze me! This man, Mr. Leo Grillo is an exceptional human being and he uplifts my spirits. I pray and wish him a very long life and admire his compassion. Mr. Grillo is a real hero!

    Many people like dogs or animals, but rarely will they get out of their comfort zones or commitments to do something more. Some I understand have genuine commitments they can’t escape. When we don’t want to do something, we can come up with all types of excuses that seem valid or we make them valid. When we want to do something, we just get it done without blame or name.

    Read more on what to consider opening a shelter or have one at http://bit.ly/35JbnmT
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:06 PM
    Applicable Dharma Talks from Around the World

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has always had Dharma in mind as it is the state of living correctly that benefits all beings. Even on travels, Rinpoche uses different methods to instill the Dharma in the people around him.

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

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

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

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

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

    Learn more of our lineage great master: http://bit.ly/LamaTsongkapa

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

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    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
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    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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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    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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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is a good story teller. Children enjoy listening to his dharma sharing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Melinda guided children to recite mantra during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children and teachers practise some moves for the Graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So many happy moments for teachers and students during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Graduation 2018 - Video recording for the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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