Tom Ford explains why he was unhappy

Aug 26, 2011 | Views: 1,986

You don’t have to be fashionable or interested in the fashion world to know the brand Gucci. This luxurious and glamorous brand was on the verge of bankruptcy, till a man named Tom Ford stepped in. Gucci is now worth billions due to Tom Ford.

In 1990, Tom Ford joined Gucci and steadily climbed the corporate ladder. 4 years later, he became the creative director of Gucci. This means overseeing everything… conceptualizing and being responsible for all of the designs for the many products at Gucci: male and female clothing, jewelry, perfume etc. He also had to create the company’s image, the store designs and advertising campaigns. So he was involved from the top to the bottom of the company.

During the time he was the creative director at Gucci, Gucci group bought a controlling stake in Yves Saint Laurent or YSL, where he was also appointed as creative director. YSL is another huge fashion brand that is very popular so joining them as their creative director means Tom Ford had undertaken another second huge responsibility.

During his tenure at Gucci (1994-2004), between 1995 and 1996, sales at Gucci increased from $230 million to approximately $3 billion… that’s a 90% increase and Tom Ford helped them to achieve it!!

Born in 1962, Tom Ford studied at New York University (NYU) studying Art History. He later dropped out and became an actor in commercials… he was successful doing commercials but didn’t enjoy it. He then transferred to Parsons School of Design to study architecture.

Upon graduation he called a designer of a mid-price sportswear company, Cathy Hardwick, every single day for one month! Cathy is a Korean-born designer in New York who after 1 month agreed to see him. It was from there where Tom Ford started his career in the fashion industry.

Later on, he moved out of America to Paris. He said, “If I was ever going to become a good designer, I had to leave America. My own culture was inhibiting me. Too much style in America is tacky. Europeans, however, appreciate style.”

Last week, he was interviewed by TalkAsia, CNN. People have been interested in his every move since retiring from Gucci. He said in the interview:

“I went home the day that I resigned from Gucci – my last day. And my calendar was just blank. And I don’t think I anticipated how empty I would feel. And, when you’re used to having a voice in popular culture, how much I would miss that. And I had been fortunate enough to have everything happen to me very early in life. You know, by my mid-30s, I had enough money to live for the rest of my life. I had houses everywhere I wanted them. I had someone that I loved and that I’d lived with for a long time. My family is all still alive. My mother, my father, my sister has three kids that I adore. I had, you know, two dogs, a successful career – I had everything. Yet, I wasn’t actually really happy.

And maybe you have to be fortunate enough to have a very rich material life to understand, really, that materialism doesn’t make you happy. And so, I was having a mid-life crisis. And I put my mid-life crisis on screen. And it – you know, it was a rough seven years. It started when I was about 40, 41. And I don’t think I really pulled myself together until I was about 46. It was a long process. And it was a process that led me to a much more spiritual life, which I realize I had always really possessed. And a spiritual life in an Eastern way as opposed to a Western way.

We’re in China, and so I’m not just saying this because I’m in China. But if I had to pick a religious philosophy that most suited my own or spoke to me, it would Taoism. And the Tao Te Ching is something I travel with, you know. And I try to live my life in a way of being present.”

Tom has since started his own self-named brand, Tom Ford which has been nothing but successful. The interview between him and a CNN interviewer took place in one of his recently opened stores in Shanghai, China. In the interview, he shares about his personal and career growth and struggles.

He has been expanding very quickly in China and remarked, “… I think that a lot of Americans don’t travel enough. I mean, we know this statistically. How many Americans have passports? And Americans are so used to now seeing so many things made in China that come into America, but I don’t know that they really understand what is happening in China. And I really think that all Americans should stand on the bank of the river on the Bund and look across at Pudong and they would get it.”

Take a look at the interview of a man who has been successful because of his passion, his drive and his intense attention to detail.

I like Tom Ford’s directness and honesty. I like it when he says he has everything yet he is not happy or was not happy… that’s when he started to find himself and something deeper… He has found meaning in Eastern thoughts and is a Taoist. It’s a very candid and open interview. Why am I blogging about Tom Ford? Simple, he is honest and says clearly that material gains does not make you happy… that is wisdom… pure wisdom… that is what Buddha says too. Take a look at the short and interesting interview.

I like this short and interesting interview… it’s very candid, open and honest…

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Yee Yin on Jan 2, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the interview of Tom Ford with us. From the interview, we can learn why he can be so successful and what he has realised from his past experience. His story is pretty inspiring.

    There are a few things that strike me:
    1. Tom Ford is very successful and the main factor to his success is his attitude. He is very observant and he is a very detail person. Hence he is able to know what people want and need.
    2. He is a person with vision. First, he sets a goal of what he wants to achieve and then he works on the details.
    3. He is very persistent and never gives up. When he graduated, he brought his portfolio and went to knock on people’s door trying to get a job. He continued to do that until he got the job.
    4. He is very confident because he knows what he is doing and he knows what is going on.

    Tom Ford has everything that money can buy but he realised the material stuff cannot bring real happiness. He was lost for 5-6 years until he found spirituality. It is from his spiritual pursuit that he finds the real happiness and contentment.

  2. Paris on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I think it’s great that Tom Ford can be so honest about how he felt and to admit that in spite of all his success, he was unhappy and felt so empty. It must be extremely difficult to be of that level and standing – where everyone has a certain expectation of how you must be and how ‘happy’ you must feel – and still be able to tell the world that no, you aren’t actually happy at all. Well, I guess acknowledging it is the first step to doing something more and it’s very brave for Tom to have done that, to now take that next step onto a spiritual path.

    I also that perhaps in a roundabout way, being exposed to such a material world (such as in fashion) can inadvertently be a “good” thing if it makes us realise how empty the world actually is and drives us to find a more spiritual path instead.

  3. Albert Ratchaga on Dec 30, 2012 at 3:53 am

    This is indeed very inspiring, how many people out there are striving to become rich, trying on every way to get the amount of money they want, because to them, money = happiness, money can be spent in whatever way to buy them happiness.

    But they do not realize when they have money, they will never have enough, and due to their unending greed, they will continue to strive for more. Sufferings and unhappiness starts from here, simple reason, how can you be happy when you have not enough?

    Tom Ford reaches a level that everyone thought that is the level of happiness, and in fact, he said something else: maybe you have to be fortunate enough to have a very rich material life to understand, really, that materialism doesn’t make you happy.

    He has became a real life example of Material wealth not equal to Happiness.

  4. ericchoong on Jun 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    当我重读这遍文章后。。。深深感到Tom Ford 的感受,因为我自己本身也是身处在时尚圈里。几年前的我还未曾遇见仁波切时,虽然自身纵使享受着最佳服装设计师的荣衔,但我始终觉得内心的空虚和渴望。直到五年前有缘遇上仁波切后,这一切己经慢慢的在改变。。。。
    也是另一个时尚修行的开始了。
    所以,意识到Tom Ford 的情况,尤其他身处在世界时尚圈的最高峰,他要去面对的人事物胜于我几百倍。
    可能,我们从事艺术工作者,看来难免都患有一个通病,就是凡事过于执著。
    我也经历了事业高潮与低潮,看过无数同行因不够坚持,而选择自动退出或被岁月的洪流淘汰,如今的我,因为有佛法的滋润,对名利得失己经有不同的诠释。我仍然需要它们。因为,上师詹杜固仁波切教会我。。。名利对以前的我,是一种利己的工具,而今,它己转化成利他人的动力了。。。

  5. William on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Tom Ford is one of my favourite people. And for him to say that he has everything materially and is unhappy, really speaks volume. It goes to show that whatever we chase for in this world may not bring us happiness in the end. When he starts to look into himself and develop his spiritually, he is happy and brings meaning to his life. He is also an example of someone who is passion abt life and has time for spirituality.

  6. yoke fui on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

    When one is poor, one thinks that wealth will bring happiness.

    However, this is proven not so even from the time of Buddha.

    Many who seek deeper meaning in their lives are successful people like Tom. Having reached the worldly goals in their lives, they realised that true happiness is still out of their grasps.

    When I was in China, I met people who are well off but feel empty despite material wealth. Kechara Tea House in Shanghai offers a place for spirituality and tranquility. Do visit KTH if you are in Shanghai.

  7. Datuk May on Aug 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Recently I mentioned that in the Taoism belief it is very lucky for a place of business if it is about 3 steps lower than the surrounding area and then someone retorted that she was surprised that I am a taoist and for once I was dumbfounded and could not reply and thought “I am a buddhist and now what is up with me?”

    With reading ST’s explanation I feel more relaxed that I am not a mistaken identity but may even be a whole being with both parts of spiritually intact. What a relief!

  8. May Ong on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I like both ST and Tsem Rinpoche’s comment on this video – valid, direct, open, honest like Tom Ford’s interview.

    Tim Ford is highly intelligent, sensitive, fully aware of who he is, what he is capable of and an open mind to OTHER options in life to explore possibilities. He does not cling nor attached to his own success. He knew there were more to fame, ego and possession. He cherished his family alot, respect individuals for who they are and even make them feel good about themself although he can be very critical for being a perfectionist.

    I enjoyed watching this relevant video suited to this day and age and thank you for sharing it.

  9. VC on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Tom Ford is very handsome.Just like Tsem Rinpoche. 🙂

  10. Steven Parker on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I just recently cam upon this site, always been facinated with other religons and so far this is my favorite explination of Taoism i found as of yet

  11. Shirley Maya Tan on Aug 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    I love this Blog post on Tom Ford. I am very glad to be reading this now. It comes at the most opportune time. Some friends have written to me saying how much they love this post as they read it from my Facebook, thanks to Rinpoche’s tag.

    As far as I am concerned, the House of Gucci had the most wonderful collection during Tom Ford’s time. After he left, everything went downhill. I do not think Gucci has ever regained that void which Tom Ford left. And style has definitely not been the same without Tom Ford. He truly defines sexy and chic.

    I thought I’d share what Rita Wilson wrote about Tom Ford in Time Magazine when Tom Ford was named Time’s Most Influential 100 people in 2011. Rita Wilson is also Tom Hanks’s wife and a close friend to Tom Ford. It gives a lovely intimate insight to the man and not so much the designer that is Tom Ford.

    Tom Ford
    Fashion and Film Director

    By RITA WILSON

    Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011

    “Thomas Carlyle Ford. Even his given name reflects the elegance with which it would become synonymous. The world knows him as the designer who brought sexy back in the ’90s and has kept it there. I know him as the other Tom (after my husband Mr. Hanks) whose shoulder I can also cry on, who makes me laugh as hard as my main Tom. Tom Ford, 48, the closet comedian, who can keenly copy an expression, person or walk. He Skypes from his bed, on the opposite end of the planet, to check in with me in mine. But this sexy guy is kind and deeply loyal. Friendships are his other art. No flip-flopping. No fly by night. Tom has manners that are rare these days. Handwritten notes are common for the man who wore a three-piece suit every day while directing his visionary first film, A Single Man. Tom might be one of the TIME 100, but to me he is one in a million.”

  12. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. I always like people who make it on their own with their passion and effort. People who persevere despite all the challenges that they face are the people that I admire the most.

    I love when he stated that he detached someone’s appearance from who that person is. We are a collections of appearances based on places and situations how we want other to see/ perceive us. It’s surface as he said. I think this is someone who have gained a lot of wisdom from his observation alone.

    Much care

    Valentina

  13. Nicholas on Aug 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    It is interesting to know such a successful person, which have almost everything he wants at his mid-30’s and still feel unhappy.
    This is a journey of life. If he didn’t reach that level he would not be able to feel the emptiness of real life.

    His details of work, passion, setting clear vision and how he find and groom his people to make them realize the vision is so like Rinpoche. Tom Ford mentioned that he loves to build and this is just what I can see in Rinpoche. This is definitely the quality of a successful person.

    To be successful in our work we have to go all the way regardless what people says as long as we are at the right path and right motivation. There are always 2 sides if seeing things. Is the matter of which constructive path we choose.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  14. Chia Song Peng on Aug 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Tom has great attention to details and he has foresight. someone who’s adventurous and daring enough to try new things without fear. Also, the point about some Americans not having passport and they should visit China- many people are ignorant and don’t know how big and different the world is from what they perceive. Tom shares similar characters and point of view with Rinpoche – to have vision, and is very clear on what he wants to do or achieve. Also, he’s aware of his mid-life crisis and also expressed it through directing a movie, from a novel he read. It’s great that he found spirituality and realise that life is more than just gathering material possessions.

  15. yek yee on Aug 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Tom’s very talented in the beauty/creative industry, with imprints triggered by his grandmother. His career path is quite smooth because of this. This reminded me of Eric Choong who has a similar background. Although he’s in a material world, he’s a very pragmatic person. I believe he has a good relationship with his family and colleague- this is reflected from what he said in the interview. I feel what he thinks is similar with Rinpoche. To have a vision, to have a group of people to support and realise the vision, and to provide a good environment for these people to do their best to help realise the vision. I feel it’s a bit late for him to find spirituality after mid-life crisis. If he had realise it earlier, he could use his fame to benefit others. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!!!

  16. Frederick Law on Aug 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    wow, for a amazing personality like Tom Ford who has it all in his mid 30’s, which many people been drooling and wanting, he is not happy with every material thing he has. amazingly spirituality in Tao-ism makes his life more happy and keep himself in check. no matter what religion, no matter what belief we are in, spirituality is the final destination of bringing inner happiness to oneself, and bring happiness to others.

  17. Helena Chin on Aug 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you so much for the explanation ST, Now i know more about it 🙂

  18. Helena Chin on Aug 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Very inspiring indeed.I like what Karen comment!! I always believed that no matter how fortunate your life is to find peace and happiness is not easy till you really Been through it yourselve. I love his positive way of living his life. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing, love the video very much 🙂

  19. VC on Aug 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Seeking the Middle Way in all you do.That is the teaching of all Buddhas.Fame and No Fame.Seek the Middle Way.Profit and Loss.Seek the Middle Way.By this effort.Thus,’The Way’ will be perfected.I guess.kekeke.

  20. Karen Chong on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Tom Ford said that his perception of beauty doesn’t last forever. This to me, is similar to impermanence in Dharma. It’s better to do something than just talk about it. From a person in the same industry, I admire his courage. It’s surprising to hear from someone like him that materialism doesn’t bring happiness, not many are spiritual, especially for people in his position who’s very successful and in the fashion industry. It proves that it is possible to be spiritual while being in glamorous fashion industry where there are so many fake faces, superficial characters, wicked motivation, etc..Similarly, for me, I’m starting a line of mantra t-shirts, showing that it’s possible to still pursue fashion, although I’m in Dharma.

  21. Sock Wan on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I learned that you must know clearly what you want and work towards that. Don’t look at the surface, that could be deceiving. Tom Ford was very different after his mid-life crisis, pursuing and doing what he really wants.

  22. tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    When I was first enthroned in Gaden as Rinpoche years back, many were very happy and rejoiced. Even deities who took trance rejoiced they told me. But there were a few people from my old centres in LA/New Jersey and a new friend who wrote me letters/or later I found out they were jealous. I was in shock. I mean the Rinpoche name is not a title, it is what I was born with I guess for lack of a better word. I was recognized by the highest authorities within the Tibetan Monastic system. What shall I do? Don’t be recognized? I mean they recognized me and said it should be done..

    Also when I started teaching and more people attended, there were some other people who were not happy and spread rumours. But before I was teaching or became known, they were ‘close’ friends and we had association for years. They became unhappy when I became known and they showed it….yes, they did… I didn’t know who they were till this happened…sorry to say..really sorry… I was also amazed back then…but I wouldn’t be now anymore. So I can relate very much to what Tom Ford is saying…I think people are people everywhere and throughout time. No matter what, we have to just do what we wish to do..as long as it doesn’t hurt others.

    I didn’t write this to bad mouth, but just to say it has happened and will happen to many people, and don’t hang on and be in shock too long as I was, but just move on. Do what you want to do and be successful. It doesn’t matter if others are jealous and spread rumours. They don’t feed you. You don’t rely on them. You focus on your goals, and if you fail, get up and try again. Because real failure is letting rumours win. And the best way to silence those jealous types is to be successful. Just do it..forgive them and don’t put more energy into them and do it…..Tsem Rinpoche

  23. tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Dear everyone, watch tihis interview..no matter who you are, how much you have and even if you have enough money, something is always missing…so what Tom says….also a Korean Lady Cathy gave Tom his first job…interview is interesting. TR

  24. tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    You do what you have to do and you do it all the way. You get it done without quitting and that is how you make a mark in your lives and others. But at the same time he likes and enjoys being alone…me too. I can relate to that. Also when… he became well known, some person was nasty and hostile to him..i had that happen also..at the time I was amazed, but now I know that is how some are..when we do what we do and do it, we make them insecure, scared and remind them of things they wanted and didn’t do I would guess…so much understanding comes with age…

  25. ST on Aug 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    It is said that Taoism is an educational system that teaches us how to relate with Nature and the universe. Buddhism teaches us how to relate to oneself and other sentient beings. To be complete, that is why some Chinese sage combines the practice of Tao with Buddhism. Like these sages, maybe Tom Ford is still looking for the other half of the total system in finding happiness and meaning in life.

    • tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Dear ST,

      What a beautiful explanation of Taoism. I really like it. And I like very much how you find Buddhism would match very well with Taoism.

      Thank you. TR

      • Eizabeth on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        I, too, really like this explanation of Taoism. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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    The claim that Dorje Shugden sends you to the three lower realms is used by the Tibetan leadership to worry their community into giving up the Dorje Shugden practice because now, it negatively affects your rebirth. According to the Tibetan leadership, they are banning the practice because they do not want people to go to the three lower realms and take rebirth as spirits or worse. And this reasoning is further used by the Tibetan leadership to create a false sense of compassion, because it compels Tibetans to encourage one another to give up the practice. Why? Because you would not want your loved ones going to the three lower realms, would you?

    If Dorje Shugden practice sends you to the three lower realms, how come the Tibetan leadership keeps recognizing the reincarnations of lamas who engaged in the practice? Shouldn’t they be spirits or reborn in the hell realms, according to the Tibetan leadership? Some of these lamas passed away before the ban on Dorje Shugden began, which means they practiced Dorje Shugden until their last breath in their previous incarnations. They did not have the ‘chance’ to give up the practice. So shouldn’t these lamas have taken rebirth in the three lower realms? And if they took rebirths as animals, spirits or hell beings, who are the individuals being recognized as their reincarnations?

    How come the Tibetan leadership has their own candidate for Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s reincarnation? The previous Domo Geshe Rinpoche was a huge and prominent Dorje Shugden practitioner and he passed away still practicing Dorje Shugden. Since he never gave up this practice of so-called ‘spirit worship’ and supposedly ‘broke’ his vows right until the end of his life, how come he did not take rebirth in the three lower realms as the Tibetan leadership said he would? Even more ironically, why did they recognize a candidate for his reincarnation instead?

    Another major example is His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, the Junior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang practiced Dorje Shugden, again till the end of his life, and never gave up the practice. According to the Tibetan leadership, this means that the Dalai Lama’s own tutor died a spirit worshipper and therefore, according their basis for banning the practice, Trijang Rinpoche should have taken rebirth in the three lower realms. So why then is the Dalai Lama himself recognizing the reincarnation of his teacher, Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche?

    Check out the truth of Dorje Shugden People Do Not Go to the Three Lower Realms at http://bit.ly/2OVIIVo
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:03 PM
    The divine and enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form suits the needs of the people of that time and place in order to help them. They are truly compassionate in that way, and show their immense spiritual ability to be able to do so. The emanation of Lord Manjushri, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is no different. It is with that in mind that I envisioned commissioning different forms of Dorje Shugden painted and drawn in different cultural styles to better suit the temperaments of practitioners the world over.

    The usual style that Dorje Shugden is depicted is very Tibetan, but even within his holy entourage there are differences of culture and variation across different countries. For example, the 10 Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, warrior emanations of Dorje Shugden who help avert both inner and outer obstacles, appear in different forms. They take on the physical appearance of Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, Kashmiri, Indian and Nepali warriors. This clearly shows that as an enlightened being, Dorje Shugden is above and beyond cultural differences, or location-based variations, etc. He transcends all of that but will emanate in forms that appeal the most to the practitioner. The more styles there are, the more wider the appeal will be. My hope is that many will be blessed by Dorje Shugden and enter his practice and be protected.

    H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche recently commissioned very special images of Dorje Shugden in Indian style, Fauvistic style, Byzantine style, Malaysian style, Chinese style, New Age style and Japanese anime style. And there are many more to come. Do check back here every few weeks as there are more different styles of Dorje Shugden art and will add here in time.

    Check out http://bit.ly/2PyTqCb
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 05:14 PM
    Although Manjushri currently appears as a bodhisattva, in actuality he has traversed the bodhisattva path. In a time long gone, he became a fully enlightened Buddha who was known as the Tathagatha Lamp of the Nagas. Due to the strong karmic connection with the sentient beings of our time, he manifested as a bodhisattva disciple of the Buddha, called Manjushri, who is famed for his great wisdom.

    Manjushri is also indeed very unique and special as he is practised in all lineages and traditions present today. As the main yidam of Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri constantly appears to Lama Tsongkhapa and was able to clarify the subtlest aspects of the teachings and transmit many teachings and transmissions. Hence, it is said that lineage and practices of Lama Tsongkhapa are especially blessed by Manjushri for practitioners to gain quicker attainments.

    Sharing with you a meditation upon Orange or Arapachana Manjushri composed by none other than the Great Fifth Dalai Lama who unified Tibet after many damaging civil wars, established diplomatic relations with China and other countries, and wrote a massive 24 volumes’ worth of scholarly and religious works on a wide range of subjects including a prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    Orange Manjushri is the main form of Manjushri, appearing as a Bodhisattva prince sitting in full lotus posture while holding a flaming wisdom sword with his right hand. With his left hand at his heart, he grasps the stem of a utpala blossom upon which the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra rests. The propitiation of this form of Manjushri develops wisdom within us, clarity of mind, better memory, critical thinking and artistic talents, purifies negative speech karma and finally, creates the causes for us to develop powerful, beneficial and influential speech.

    Learn more about Orange Manjushri: A Meditation by the 5th Dalai Lama at http://bit.ly/2DTN3lz
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 03:01 PM
    This is a very beautiful temple in a very serene environment. The temple is on a small hill, overlooking the villages. The tall outdoor Buddha in the temple gives people a sense of peace. It will be nice to go there to pay homage to the Buddha and do the meditation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-standing-buddha-of-thaton-thailand
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Dec 6. 2019 04:39 PM
    A Pilgrimage to Lumbini, will be wonderful as that where the Buddha’s birthplace and get connected and make a good aspiration.There are many impressive beautiful structures and beautiful Sacred temples to see.
    Visiting Lumbini, the Buddha’s birth place creates the karma to have control of our own rebirth and the causes to be born in pleasant places where we will have the right conditions and opportunities to practice Dharma.Thank you for the wonderful article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2DT88gd
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Dec 6. 2019 03:57 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, this article best describe the powerful health benefits, nutritional value of consuming tomatoes in daily diet. This article has given good picture on varieties of tomatoes widely available in many forms and colour.

    Actually I do not like tomatoes much but this article have given me enough info on beneficial of tomatoes for overall health. Discovered that tomatoes are rich in varieties of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants which helps to prevent and to protect from diseases naturally.

    It’s time for me to add in tomatoes in my daily meal and to ensure that to get an array of nutrients which will help in better functioning of my body.
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 06:45 PM
    The Buddha Shakyamuni and Bodhisattva Manjushri worked closely to expound the Dharma, although Manjushri himself had achieved enlightenment many lifetimes ago. According to the Avatamsaka Sutra, Manjushri is actually the Buddha Nageshvaraja who achieved enlightenment many eons ago in a different world system. In Shakyamuni’s time however, he took the form of Manjushri, a student of Lord Buddha himself. Indeed, many teachings arose just because Manjushri asked a question to Buddha Shakyamuni.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Read more about The Significance of the Buddha’s Relics and the wonderful Kandy at http://bit.ly/3624n43

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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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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 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
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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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    7 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    8 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    8 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    8 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    8 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    9 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    11 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    11 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    11 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    12 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    12 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    12 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    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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