Boy George is Buddhist and proud!

Feb 9, 2014 | Views: 3,914

I was a teenager in Los Angeles when Boy George or his actual name George O’Dowd, first became popular in the 1980s… I didn’t really like his music or appreciate his creativity… I would see him on TV or hear his tunes on the radio, but it was not really my style. That is not to say he is not super talented, creative and intelligent which he is. But I do appreciate his past and current music now.

Recently, I was surfing on the Internet and accidentally stumbled across the picture below. It shocked me because he had changed so much since his 80’s look. I didn’t know what happened to him since the 1980s and what happened to his career. So I started lightly researching more into his background and his life, and what I discovered really touched me…it will touch you too.

 

Boy George leaving his house in London. This was taken in January 2009, around the time he was convicted for false imprisoning someone.

 

After Culture Club disbanded, Boy George began a very successful solo career before he eventually became a DJ during the 1990s for 17 years. Things changed when he was found guilty of falsely reporting a burglary in his apartment in 2006. He was sentenced to community service for 5 days. Imagine going from a famous singer to sweeping and picking up rubbish on the streets of New York as part of your community service? Would you be embarrassed if this happened to you?

The press mercilessly followed him throughout his entire community service stint almost taunting him and ‘enjoying’ his downfall. This is much more than what most ordinary people would have to deal with if they were sentenced to community service. During the ordeal, he never retaliated with violence or anger, and quietly carried out his sentence.

 

Everywhere Boy George goes, the press followed him. This was taken in 2006 when he was sentenced to community service in New York.

 

Prior to carrying out this sentence, on 16 January 2009, Boy George was convicted for charges of false imprisonment and sentenced to 15 months jail time. At the time he was addicted to alcohol and drugs and had not written music for a very long time. His addiction was not a sign he is a bad person, but a person trying to deal with so much pressures, pains and public scrutiny. In his interviews later, he said that during his arrest, he was mistreated and humiliated by the police who called him names and denied him basic human courtesies like food and water. Uncalled for. After so many public scandals over the years, his career hit rock bottom because people did not want to work with someone who was so high risk. Music stations dropped him and his cd sales dropped.

 

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Listen to how the police degraded him down and everybody put him down for his arrest. Amazing after all that he can still speak so calmly and peacefully and even make jokes about it!

 

I was really happy to learn that Boy George launched a comeback and it was a success. I came across his latest videos and saw how much he had changed since serving his jail time. Just look at him and how different he is today! He is vibrant, graceful, very open and warm. He speaks with wit and wisdom. Genuine wisdom. Many people have had fewer struggles and obstacles and they gave up. Boy George came out calm, dignified and not bitter nor angry. Kudos!

I really admire him for having so much inner strength. Instead of letting his obstacles win and giving up, he used his comeback to prove to everyone that he is more than the insults and to show himself that he still had it in him to be a superstar. A real winner.

 

Imagine having to live with this kind of pressure where your every move and especially your downfalls are scrutinised heavily and documented in great detail.

 

When I was reading on his life, I really did not know he was a Buddhist. I thought that he was another celebrity who had been through very difficult times, who had recovered and launched a good comeback. I wanted to share his story because I found it so inspirational that a person can be at the very lowest point in their life, then make such a return without any anger or bitterness. Then I came across the interview about his life and he said he was a Buddhist and everything clicked.

 


 

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Must see video where Boy George expresses he is a Buddhist and spirituality. So beautiful, firm and yet gentle.

 


 

Boy George is so open about his beliefs and faith, and how it helped him on the road to recovery. He’s very direct with the interviewer and doesn’t hesitate to share his spirituality. And listen to the way he talks about karma. So spot on! You can tell this is not a religion that he finds simply trendy, but it is a belief that has really helped him for the last two decades. Buddhism is something many modern people find trendy, hip and a good alternative. But when they get deeper into Buddhism, they can see how much it has to offer.

I wanted to share Boy George’s story with you because I found it so inspiring how he totally turned his life around through Buddhism. It is great to see Buddhists like him who are eloquent, creative, direct, witty and exposed. They reflect Buddha’s teachings well because they show the power of Dharma to transform our minds and bring us happiness, if we put the teachings into practice.

Please enjoy some of his music. Since he started performing again, Boy George’s voice has matured and the vibrato vibrations of his voice is simply beautiful. His mature voice is art in the form of sound.

I am so happy for Boy George from the depths of my heart and I wish him further spiritual success. I hope to meet him one day to express my admiration for his journey that he has shared. I wish to present him a Buddha statue for his shrine.

 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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So much charisma!! He’s singing acapella and it’s fantastic!

 

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Really wonderful video and excellent performance. Bravo to Boy George!

 

King of Everything 

Lyrics

Put down the booze
Let the demons win the fight
Dropped my gloves to the ground
You know I’m sorry
For the times I made you cry
I made an art of letting you down

[Bridge:]
I used to say
It’s only me I’m hurting
But I saw you on the stairs
The kid was crying
And the dogs were howling
And a siren filled the air

[Chorus:]
What’s the word on the street
Have I lost my crown
Or will I be king again
What’s the word on the street
Have I lost my crown
Or will I be king of everything

Tempted myself time & time again
Like self destruction was so cool
I mocked your tears and I scarred your heart
I blamed the past and I blamed you

[Bridge]
[Chorus]

[Chorus]

Standing outside of me
Looking down

 

On the left is Boy George during the time of his arrest, and on the right is Boy George after he became clean from drugs and alcohol, and launched his comeback. He credits his Buddhist practice with teaching him about culpability and how to accept the consequences of his actions. Just look at the difference! Not only does he look healthier, but he also looks happier and brighter. Excellent!

 

A picture of Boy George’s shrine. It is very simple and clean and well-kept, and reflects his devotion to his practice. I like it when celebrities like Boy George who are intelligent and outspoken are proud of their beliefs.

 

He uses his fame and celebrity to spread wisdom that will benefit others

 

 

Boy George recites this prayer every single day as his sadhana. Tibet Buddhists do the same. Many of us do the holy *Tsongkapa prayer daily which is a great antidote to depression and self hatred as well as increasing wisdom. It is amazing because he’s so busy yet he still finds the time to fulfill his spiritual commitments daily. People like Boy George are in such a wonderful position to bring more spirituality to a world in deep need of it. I hope so much Boy George will do more to bring dharma to many others in so much need. This is not an expectation, but a humble request.

 

 

(Disclaimer: I do not own any of the videos, photos, lyrics or tweets. I am sharing them here to express my great admiration for Boy George and wish to bring more awareness of his spirituality and journey. )

*1. To become a Dharma teacher (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/to-become-a-dharma-teacher.html)

2. Tsongkhapa’s daily practice: video commentary (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html)

3. Transcript – Lama Tsongkhapa (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-lama-tsongkhapa-24th-july-2008.html)

4. Transcript – Guru Yoga Teaching (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-guru-yoga-teaching.html)

5. Transcript – Tsongkhapa Explained (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-tsongkhapa-explained.html)

6. Teachings on the Lamrim Retreat (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teachings-on-lam-rim-retreat.html

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  1. Tsem Rinpoche on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    A recent interview of Boy George in 2018. It’s lovely. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmp7d5tSU4&feature=youtu.be
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1533198071.mp4


  2. Samfoonheei on Sep 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Inspiring story of how a once famous singer journey recovered from disgraced to a better person.From grory,fame to shame ……. He was sentenced to do community work and work his way to recovery..All because of Buddhism that has hekped him.After what he has gone through from he has become stronger than before. Its wonderful and proud of him to make a change in life. He is one of the many celebrities that transformed through Buddhism to a more successful and peaceful life .He has inspired many others too .
    His songs is good ,filled with meaningful words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

  3. Lin Mun on Aug 31, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    So glad to read and to know that Buddhism helped Boy George in going through his challenging life. Being once a famous artist, I am sure it is not easy to when facing downfall and being put to jail. A person got to have a strong and focus mind to go through such experience. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. We should never give up even if we are going through terrible time.

  4. Matt on Mar 15, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful inspiring article. I never knew he was a Buddhist. Many thanks and best wishes.

  5. sandra on Feb 23, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Oh, I love this post very much Rinpoche. Stories about second chances and winning after massive failures make the world go round. What I mean by that is it gives us hope and confidence that something can be done to win again. Perhaps we didn’t have much knowledge at first and not much experience about the world, about ourselves so Boy George’s story of new knowledge, growth and happiness is refreshing indeed. The two images of his also demonstrate impermamence big time (sorry about my informal language). It’s amazing how (let’s forget about how our bodies look in old age and at death), but even in the span of two decades, i.e, our twenties and forties there’s a remarkable difference. It feels like they’re almost two different people. Impermamence is amazing! I appreciate that Rinpoche went through Boy George’s twitter page and extracted images relating to his buddhist practice to teach us and demonstrate us of how he embraced the dharma into life. I really love this story. His character seems open and unpretentious like Rinpoche mentioned. Now I’m going to like him on facebook if he has a public page. Thank you as always, Rinpoche. Please never stop teaching us. <3 <3

  6. Hee TS on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享,這的確是令人振奮和激勵的真实写照,當一個人选择信佛学佛這種變化可能發生的。他將是个活生生的例子,許多人相信並將實踐佛法。他需要強有力的支持,保持自己的信念活著,成長。

  7. Edwin Tan on Sep 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    It is amazing what Buddhism has done to Boy George. The before and after jail time pictures really showed what a come back he did.

    Not only did he transform his mind, his thoughts, his actions, he also transformed himself physically. Understanding the Buddha Dharma and Karma really helped him, as it does help others.

    It’s no wonder why he advocates Buddhism to his followers. And he is proud if it.

    Beautiful.

  8. Edwin Tan on Sep 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    It is amazing what Buddhism has done to Boy George. The before and after jail time pictures really showed what a come back he did.

    Not only did he transform his mind, his thoughts, his actions, he also transformed himself physically. Understanding the Buddha Dharma and Karma really helped him, as it would to help others.

    It’s no wonder why he advocates Buddhism to his followers. And he is proud if it.

    Beautiful.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Boy George is a true survivor, there are stories of celebrities or stars who have fallen down and not recovered. Perhaps his songs do not have the appeal like before but it is different now, more matured than before. However he seems to be more at ease and even happy about himself no matter the condition or situation.

  10. Antoinette on Mar 31, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I liked some of Boy George’s songs in the eighties. Thank you sharing his story with us.
    Nothing is permanent! Not the fame and glory. But also not the shame and the suffering.

    Wow, what a transformation! Boy George can be proud and I rejoice for what he has achieved.

    I hope Rinpoche is well. May all Your prayers come true. Thank You for Your care.

  11. Pastor Adeline on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:42 am

    The Buddha’s teachings never fail us eventhough it was given by the Buddha more than 2500 years ago. It is suitable then & now, never runs out of fashion! It suits all mind & lift us to higher state if we put it into practice sincerely. Thank you Boy George for proving it to us all.

  12. Uncle Eddie on Feb 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing of Boy George,s story. It,s really wonderful, inspiring and touching too, to see him becoming a Buddhist. Like the saying goes, “He has been to hell and back”, and with the power of Buddhism to be thankful for in his change! Yes,he truly is a real winner who looks much better, healthier and much relaxed now than before. He will certainly make himself a true and good Buddhist. We feel happier for him to have met with his good Karma, and will pray hard that he will grow with the Dharma! Om mani padme hung.

  13. Alex C.J.Tan on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I totally agreed with Boy George that understanding and putting Buddhism into practice will give us back our humanity. And without doubt Buddhism is a great and trusted companion in good and bad times. It’s great that Boy George re-connected with Buddhism again and embracing it fully now. He finally GOT it!

  14. Low KHJB on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.It good to know that Boy George,being a westerner,he was brave and proud to announce to the world that he is a Buddhist.We certainly hope that by his sharing,he could help others in need or in time of despair to follow his foot steps to find solace in something that is simple and yet tangible for others to practice.
    May Boy George be successful in his Buddhist practice and his career to lead others to the right path….

  15. AdelineTan on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:05 am

    I didn’t really fancy Boy George’s songs even though he has strong and beautiful voice. I did admire his talents for artistic, creative feminine facial make up very beautiful! I am glad that Boy George has strong faith in the Buddha and he recites his prayer every single day and i believed this is how he solved his problems and made a successful come back. May all his negative karma be purified and all his wishes be fulfilled. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this touching and inspiring life story of Boy George.

  16. Girlie OOI on Feb 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Boy George is such a colorful character, literally. I remember him from Culture Club and Karma Chameleon until he faded from the entertainment, and I sort of forgot about him.

    It’s inspiring that someone who was so famous, hit rock bottom and picked himself up.

  17. Darren Kechara on Feb 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I am glad Boy George overcome his difficulty and his Buddhist practice really help him a lot. He is kind and even share his beliefs to everyone in hope everyone to have peace.

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  19. Shelly tai on Feb 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post with us is very inspiring to know that any human being out there who has benefited from Buddha teaching. I think a lot of people out there who not as lucky as Boy George they have to suffer tremendously from their problems and a lot of them can’t withstand their suffering they end up killing themselves .

  20. David Lai on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I love Boy George now. I have never really liked his music but I do like him now probably because I relate to his journey of self-discovery through Buddhism. I like the fact that he is vocal about his beliefs and he is very frank and honest about his experiences, even the unsavoury ones like being arrest and stuff. It is nice to have stars and celebrities that have found peace and transformation through Buddhism. Very inspiring indeed.

  21. Sofi on Feb 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Nice to learn bout Boy George. Grew up wt his songs in UK but as most, he disappear fr radar after a few hits. Its nice to know that he has strong faith in Buddhism and how he had put his belief into practise throughout his low times. May he be blessed wt success in his comeback and share wt the world his songs. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing his story with us.

  22. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    For Boy George, after all the hard knocks of hie earlier years with drugs, it is a story that has a happy ending.Being a celebrity, his story of how Buddhism has helped him fight and vanquish his demons, will resonate well with people all over who can identify with him and find this most inspiring and encouraging.He recognizes, as a Buddhist, that he and everyone of us, are ‘culpable’ for all our action. At the same time that he accepts the consequences of his actions, he knows that we can ‘change our karma’.

    Hence he has these words of prayer –
    “I pray to bring forth Buddhahood from within my life,
    Change my karma,
    And fulfill my wishes in the present and future”.

    Positive words that are charged with a determination to bring forth all the best in him to conquer demons and adversaries, and let the torch of dharma shine from within.

  23. Mavis Yeh on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:12 am

    It’s great to see how much an individual can benefit from the Buddha dharma. Love the before and after look! A very inspiring story indeed! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  24. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Wow! This is another great example of how Buddhism has saved someone from falling into deeper depression due to one’s downfall and coming back into healthier life, clearer mind and becoming more successful with spiritual practice as the basis of everything in life. I wish Boy George all the best in both his career and spiritual path,especially in spreading the Dharma to all his fans and friends around the world. Thank you Rinpoche for posting the beautiful story of Boy George’s real life experience with his comeback in music industry. This is a very inspirational and motivational example we should embrace whenever we come across with any obstacles or challenges in both spiritual and secular life experience. Nothing is permanent and so does failure in life!

  25. Sean Wang on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I am very happy to see the transformation that Buddhism has brought forth to his life. Buddhism helped him overcome his problems and allowed for his return to the music scene. It is good that he shares his experiences. Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche.

  26. Jim Yeh on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche. Very inspiring story. The media fed on this suffering and kicked him when he was down. Instead of hurling insults back at the world, he strived to be successful and launched a comeback. Very inspiring!

    • Jim Yeh on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      P.S. Been listening to King of Everything for the 89th time.

      • tsemtulku on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:19 am

        Dear Jim,
        I like the song very much too. The video is great. Creative. TR

  27. Joy on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Wow!!! What an inspiring story about Boy George! I used to listen to his songs when I was growing up. I never knew he hit rock bottom so hard and how because of his Buddhist faith he managed to pull himself back up. He was once a huge pop star, a “celebrity” and to know what he went through, how he was mistreated by the police, even in the hospitals, now giving him a drink of water, how he was made fun off, being put down, cursed etc. he never reacted back with anger and accepted his “karma”, consequences of his actions, which in Buddhism this is what we called purification.

    He instead of reacting negatively, Boy George repented, regreted, and he purify the negativities he’s done by serving time, doing community work, and did his mantra recitation that gave him the strength to rise above it all, and he has turned out to be even better person than who he was before. This is so inspiring for all Buddhist and non-Buddhist! It goes to proof that Buddha’s words are real, that mantras do help and if one wishes to change to become better, to transform ones life for the better, you can, we can and it’s never too late. I am proud of Boy George and how far he has come, giving many hope and light who may have gone through a similar downhill. And it’s awesome to know that his Buddhist faith gave him the strength when he needed it most! Brovo!!!

  28. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you for Rinpoche’s sharing . Boy George’ story is really inspiring and how the Buddha Teaching have lead him towards positive Journey instead only complaint or blaming others .

  29. Datuk May on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I rejoice to read how Dharma has helped Boy George and his acceptance of the ”down” period of his life so clearly explained by him due to cause and effects which is Karma.

    His realisation of the goodness of the Dharma and his realisations thereon are also very well reflected in his new songs especially “King of Everything”.

    May great celebrities like him go all the way out to spread the Dharma to grow strongly.

  30. Lum Kok Luen on Feb 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    It is indeed inspiring and motivating that such changes can happen when one embraces Buddhism. I am very happy that he has changed and that he will be the example to many others to believe and practice the Dharma. He will need strong support group and others to keep his faith alive and to grow.

  31. Sharon Ong on Feb 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    As one who was listening to Culture Club, I did wonder what happened to Boy George as he was one of the most outstanding artiste in the 80s. Thank you for posting this, Rinpoche. Am happy that he has chosen his path in Buddhism which helped turned his life around. His new songs are different from his previous hits like “Karma Charmeleon” and “Do you really wanna hurt me”. But they are great as his voice has matured and I particularly like King of Everything. The lyrics are meaningful and inspirational.

    Thank you with folded hands.

  32. Graceleong on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

    After all that Boy George has gone through in his life he is totally convinced by the law of “Cause and Effect” “KARMA” ! Its refreshing to see someone who has actually made a realization on such an important teaching. Rejoice to see his turnaround in life !

  33. LT Loo on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    It is by relying on the same ground that one fall on to stand up. by contemplating and accepting the unpleasant situation we are now at and how we ended up in it,the draw back of it. Not wanting for the similar situation to happen again in the future. One take the necessary opposing actions to ensure that it would never happen again.

  34. Beatrix Ooi on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    It’s great to know that Buddhism helped him through his difficult times, he DOES look healthier, brighter and more confident. This is the first time I have ever heard of him, and his voice is awesome, so much power! Thank You for sharing Rinpoche, may he gain more inner strength and peace through Buddhism.

  35. Julien Roth on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Its so good to have well known people who are Buddhist and proud. This creates awareness among the world and its people. I hope that Boy George uses his popularity for good things and to help spread the Dharma.

  36. KYC on Feb 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I’m very happy Buddhism has helped Boy George overcome his problems and make a comeback in his music career. His practice has proved to be good for him. He is sharing his experience and promoting his Buddhist practice! This shows that if one can face one’s demons, one will find the peace and happiness that one seeks.

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 04:19 PM
    There is no one that can help us, but us. Methods are given, but whether we grasp, apply and practise it is entirely up to oneself. If we don’t change then there is no point in learning the Dharma.
    A transformed mind is our own best protection. That mind can only come from consistent practice over time.When we see results, we will be encouraged to push ourselves more to practice well.Thank you very much for sharing a good article.

    https://bit.ly/2thDjjL
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:26 PM
    Wonderful news ……the Chinese government has introduced a plan to encourage and reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, It’s a great move that China has done in the effort to avoid runaway global warming and for health reasons. The climate campaigners has been hoping for it. New dietary guidelines by the Chinese health officials have recommend and advise individuals to limit their meat consumption. As more evidence of chronic diseases such as heart attack, strokes ,hypertension and so forth are related to meat consumption. And for most to maintain a healthy life styles. They also implement dietary guidelines encouraging the general public to consume plenty of cereals, tubers, whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits as well. The Chinese government also put up billboards in attempt to reduce meat consumption by highlighting health risks associated with consuming meat. What we eat contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions and every one of us is responsible. People nowadays are reducing their meat consumption and opting for vegan and plant-based protein to improve their health . Hopefully more countries will follow China reducing the meat consumption. In a way more animals could be save in the slaughter house. And for the future generations to come .
    Thank you for this wonderful news .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/look-what-chinas-doing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:23 PM
    Different parts of the world have each various interesting traditions and customs which individual will celebrate and follow. Religious festivals like Gadhimai festival, which is an animal sacrificial ceremony, and dog meat festival where dogs are slaughtered to celebrate the summer solstice have gathered cultural significance over the centuries. In Gadhimai festival , they believe that animal sacrifices to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai will end evil and bring prosperity. In Spain bulls festival or the Toro de la Vega, bulls are torture and kill. Same goes to the Pero Palo Festival where scared donkey being dragged unwillingly through the packed streets . Drive hunting where dolphins and whales are caught and killed for their meat. All these are some of the hidden cruelty and crime against animals in the world which many are not aware of it and do not want to know. But with social media , more and more got to know about it and are trying to end all these animals cruelty. The Indian officials are cracking down and trying to stop the transportation of animals for this festivals. It is good that the number of animals slaughtered during the Gadhimai festival has dropped sharply over the years. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year is a gruesome display of the dog meat trade. Chinese officials are doing their best and discouraging people from eating dog meat which is harmful in long term. Recent years there has been a drop in the consumption of dog meat in the China. Many people are aware of the abuses and torture of those poor dogs before been kill as meat. Looking at those pictures in the articles, tells a thousand words of all the suffering of these animals in the moment before death.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this sharing raising awareness of animals been abuse , torture and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/crimes-against-animals-the-world-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 03:54 PM
    This is what i like about being Malaysia expose with different religion yet there live harmony in society. It is awesome to read about this former Malaysian lady with a big heart and took actions to feed many .
    She understand the pain and sufferings of the people especially students had gone through without food. She was brought up in away she saw how her parents had the unprivileged and she is following their foot steps. Thank you very much for this touching article.

    https://bit.ly/2Ri4suG
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:35 PM
    For centuries, humans have been gazed at galaxies and peered deep inside atoms for more answers to the space. No one knows for sure what it is up there. Scientist, astronomers and so forth are busy scanning the skies for more discoveries and seeking answers to the mysteries of space. World scientists are doing experiments in an effort to gain insight of it. After years of exploration , they are still looking for more discoveries. Interesting discoveries……..of the dark energy, eagle nebula , galaxy , UFO and more of what is existing beyond our imagination.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/top10-space-mysteries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:33 PM
    Peter Byrne is an absolute legend , been an icon, in search for Bigfoot, yeti and Sasquatch or abominable snowmen of the Himalaya. He was a real icon questing for the truth about the Yeti or snowmen. Since his much younger years , he was fascinated in the unknown and the mysterious that turned hunting as a hobby. In one of his hunting trip , he came across a tiger suffering that changed his whole life. From that time he stopped the cruel act of killing animals , ending his 16 years of hunting and founded a non-profit organization called the International Wildlife Conservation Society. He has lived a long and dedicated life in the conservations of animals and in the pursuit of searching for Sasquatch, Yeti and so forth. For decades, he search for Bigfoot, Yeti in the Himalayan has become more of a hobby for him. He has written multiple books on Bigfoot and other aspects of his life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post and sharing of those videos.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-parts.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 04:45 PM
    This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain was built in such away that it will deliver healing waters which were energized with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas. Those natural crystals were imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.
    With the new healing fountain, visitors can bring home the holy healing energy in a bottle. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Kechara for making this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for everyone.

    https://bit.ly/35WE0Mi
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 04:27 PM
    This article really inspired me, every year we live is formative year for us as it affects our future life, so we should really let go those bad influence from our parents. What Rinpoche wrote is so true, most of us are either positive or negative after getting influenced by our parents.

    Dharma will make us face ourselves, acknowledge our weak and negative aspects of character and will then guide us to move forward in a positively transformative direction.Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/3a28XCh
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 03:37 PM
    Ratsag Monastery is a popular pilgrimage site located in the Yab Valley in Tolung near to Lhasa, Tibet. Its a beautiful place located with interesting history behind it. It’s the statue of Vajra Yogini that attracted many pilgrims there. This monastery been built to purify the heavy negative karma associated with Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa (1016-1128 CE) by the locals who is well known for introducing the Vajrabhairava-Yamantaka Tantras to Tibet.
    Interesting read of Vajra Yogini scared statues and about the history of the monastery. May the original statue of Vajra Yogini will be returned to Ratsag Monastery one day.
    I did made a trip last May with friends and saw those beautiful scared statues at the monastery. Merely by looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Pastor David for this interesting post with the history of the Sacred Vajrayogini Statue been explained.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sacred-vajrayogini-of-ratsag-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 03:34 PM
    Shailendra Dynasty was the name of an influential Indonesian dynasty that emerged in 8th-century Java. Shailendras were active influencer of Mahayana Buddhism whose reign signified a cultural renaissance in the region. The glorious Buddhist monuments was then built across the fertile volcanic plain named as Kedu Plain .
    The most incredible of them all was the massive stupa of Borobudur which is a very popular pilgrimage site for locals, tourist and Buddhist practitioners. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wow ….incredible it took more than 50 years to complete this architectural monument . Read and heard about this amazing monuments and all the beautiful stone inscriptions there. I have not been there before but wish to in the near future. Interesting read of all about this historical information on the Shailendra Dynasty.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-shailendra-dynasty-progenitor-of-mahayana-buddhism-in-indonesia.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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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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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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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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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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
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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 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
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
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    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
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    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    7 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!
    7 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?
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    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
    7 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
    9 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    9 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.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    10 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.
    10 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • 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.
    10 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
    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    10 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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
    10 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
    11 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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    1 years 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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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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).
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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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    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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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
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Kids camp 2019 - Exciting stack up game. The kids enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Super delicious fried rice and decorated with heart. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Beautiful farm in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Completion of puzzle game. Look at their happy faces. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Kangkung or water spinach.
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Gui Hua Chai
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