Malaysian Ghosts: Orang Minyak

By | May 12, 2018 | Views: 2,110

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(by Tsem Rinpoche and Cindy Hew)

Of the many types of Malaysian ghost, one of the most perplexing is the Orang Minyak, literally translated as ‘Oily Man’. Interestingly, Michael Newton in his “Encyclopedia of Cryptozology: A Global Guide” (McFarland and Co., 2005) defines the Orang Minyak as

“An aggressive unknown hominid or primate reported from peninsular Malaysia.”

He further states that,

“Natives of the region claim that this large biped attacks rural villages by night and carries off young women.”

However, the exact nature of the Orang Minyak is unknown and local opinions remain divided as to whether it is actually a ghost or a man consumed by black magic.

 

Origins

The differing opinions stem from two popular theories as to the origins of the Orang Minyak. According to one school of thought, the Orang Minyak gave up his humanity to the devil by bartering his soul in exchange for either supernatural powers or to win back a loved one. In this regard, not only is there a lifetime commitment to enslave oneself to the devil, but this devilish pact also obligates the Orang Minyak to rape 21 virgin women within seven days of his initiation, failing which he will not receive his promised rewards.

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It is common knowledge that the Orang Minyak has to rape virgin girls in order to receive or retain his dark supernatural powers

The other theory maintains that the Orang Minyak is a selfish and deluded human who sought out the dark mystical powers of black magic to satisfy his worldly desires. According to an Islamic faith healer from Kasturi Syifa, the top common wishes of Orang Minyak are to be good looking, to have the ability to sweet-talk and charm young women, to have the ability to be invisible, and also the ability to vanish into thin air.

Similar to the first theory, the black magic hypothesis also comes with the requirement to rape virgin women but differs in terms of the quota. Depending on which sources one subscribes to, it can be 21, 44 or 99, with no specific prescribed timelines. It is further believed that these rapes serve to boost as well as seal the dark supernatural powers of the Orang Minyak.

The existence of differing theories can be attributed to the vagueness of the legend of the first Orang Minyak found in Malay folklore. Passed down verbally over generations, it is one of the primary sources of information about the Orang Minyak.

The Legend of the First Orang Minyak

Legend has it that the first Orang Minyak was an orphan born with really ugly features including a disfigured face, a prominent hunchback and huge visible boils all over his body. He lived in a small village in Malaysia but was always bullied due to his less than desirable physique and obvious limping gait.

Apart from cruel taunts, the unfortunate fellow was subjected to violent beatings from some of the villagers for no apparent reason. It is also said that children and women avoided him like the plague.

This early Malaysian equivalent of “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” subsequently fell in love with a girl in his village but knew that his love would never be requited. Consumed by anger and frustration, he either chanced upon or sought out the devil who gave him the black magic practice of Orang Minyak. In return, the devil demanded his full subservience and also the rape of 21 virgin women within seven days, failing which the dark powers would not come to be.

In 1958, this particular legend was adapted into an award-winning movie, ‘Sumpah Orang Minyak’ by the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia’s most celebrated filmmaker. His portrayal of the villain in the movie typifies the Orang Minyak of the 50s and 60s. The following video highlights selected clips of P. Ramlee’s artistic interpretation of the Orang Minyak’s pact with the devil.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Origin-of-Orang-Minyak.mp4

 

Appearance and Characteristics

The strong emphasis on the requirement of rape in both prevailing origin theories has led to a general consensus that the Orang Minyak is exclusively male. His trademark state of undress, coated only in slippery black oil or grease, fits in well with his standard modus operandi of breaking and entering at night with the primary intention of rape or the secondary objective of theft.

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An artistic depiction of the Orang Minyak

The Orang Minyak is also said to have red eyes which are hauntingly hollow yet penetrative. Some victims have claimed to be arrested by his gaze, leaving them physically helpless in the face of the Orang Minyak. Others have testified to being stuck in a nightmarish state of paralysis while the Orang Minyak was having his way with them. Apart from a trail of greasy residue, the Orang Minyak is said to always leave a signature black grease mark on his victim’s forehead.

According to Malay folklore, the scattering of either banana blossom petals (kelopak jantung pisang) or a specific type of yam leaves (daun keladi bira) across the bedroom floor of any young maiden can serve to ward off uninvited visits from the Orang Minyak.

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Malay folklore recommends batik cloth as the weapon of choice against the Orang Minyak. Photo Credit: Karyaneka

Malay folklore also reveals that the Orang Minyak is weakened by batik cloth, but no further explanation is given. Nonetheless, batik cloth remains the traditional weapon of choice in any attempt to capture an Orang Minyak. The same prescription goes on to state that the Orang Minyak can be exterminated by biting or chopping off his big toes whilst he is trapped in batik cloth.

 

Recent Sightings

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The 1958 award-winning movie, ‘Sumpah Orang Minyak’, acted, directed and produced by the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia’s most celebrated filmmaker, typifies the Orang Minyak of the 50s and 60s.

Whether it is a result of fact, fantasy or otherwise, real-life attacks and sightings of the Orang Minyak are abundant throughout Malaysia.

The Orang Minyak phenomenon reached its height in the 1960s when reports of Orang Minyak attacks and disturbances became prevalent across several villages and a few major Malaysian towns. It resulted in many unmarried women, typically those living in student dormitories, borrowing sweaty clothes to mislead the Orang Minyak into thinking that they were with a man.

From that time until the 2000s, reported Orang Minyak sightings have reduced steadily in frequency. However, to date, there are still occasional reports of Orang Minyak appearances with the latest being reported on 1st April 2018, where a 17-year-old teenager was allegedly attacked as she was hanging laundry in the backyard of her family home in the village of Pengkalan Demit, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

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Nik Anis Ashira Kamarulzaman (centre) was found in a dishevelled state after an alleged encounter with an Orang Minyak. Photo Credit: NSTP

According to the news report, the victim, Nik Anis Ashira Kamarulzaman, claimed that she was grabbed from behind and forcibly brought into the living room where she was strangled and her hands, feet and waist were bound. Grease marks were also visible on her neck and feet.

I felt as if I was under a spell; I didn’t know who this person was. I only realised what was happening when I felt the person’s hands clutched around my neck. My hands, feet and waist were also tied up. I couldn’t breathe due to the rope knotted tightly around my waist. I could only cry and scream for help before the person fled through the kitchen window. – Nik Anis Ashira Kamarulzaman

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/04/351725/teen-girl-attacked-orang-minyak-kelantan-village

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Traces of what appeared to be grease were found on the victim’s legs. Photo Credit: NSTP

A few months prior to this incident, around December 2017, an alleged Orang Minyak was caught on CCTV committing a burglary in the residential neighbourhood of Lorong Dewan Simpang 3, Gombak, Selangor. The CCTV footage revealed a naked greasy humanoid figure escaping with a bag on his shoulder and was uploaded to the victim’s Facebook account.

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The victim’s Facebook posting about the robbery allegedly committed by an Orang Minyak.

The 17-second-long CCTV footage received over 300,000 views. The then Gombak Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad, also confirmed that a police report had been lodged and, in fact, the police had located the bag in question which was abandoned a short distance from the crime scene.

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A still shot of the alleged Orang Minyak from the CCTV footage

In 2016, a year before the Gombak incident, a Malay woman was nearly raped by an Orang Minyak at a petrol station washroom in Bandar Batu Rawang, Selangor. According to the report in the local daily Berita Harian, the woman narrowly escaped after putting up a fight and escaping, screaming at the top of her lungs for help. The alleged Orang Minyak perpetrator escaped in the midst of the chaos. These facts were also confirmed by Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad.

However, despite many newspaper reports seemingly lending credence to paranormal tales of the Orang Minyak, there are also many reports debunking it. A notable example is the capture of an alleged Orang Minyak during the Chinese New Year holidays in 2014 through the collective efforts of the community around Dataran Pahlawan in Melaka. According to the report in the local daily China Press, the so-called Orang Minyak was caught whilst attempting to harass young women in the area and had a bottle of unidentified dark oil with him. He has since been handed over to the police.

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Alleged capture of an Orang Minyak at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka in 2014 through the collective efforts of the community.

Although debates, contradictions and uncertainties are aplenty when it comes to determining the existence of as well as the true nature of the Orang Minyak, the legend of the Orang Minyak is definitely here to stay. As long as Orang Minyak sightings continue to be reported, public fascination with the phenomenon will continue to persist.

 

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  1. Julia Tan on Apr 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I used to hear about orang minyak story since I was very young. I was told orang minyak will come out at night to catch girls. But when I grown up I knew it’s not anything like ghost or spirits but thieves that painted themselves with black colour old for them to get away easily whenever they get caught steeling things or molesting women. Today, minyak doesn’t work anymore. LOL.

  2. Mingwen on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I believe that orang minyak is only 1 of the many beings out there who stir the peace on earth. It’s common to hear stories & see materials that are related to the black magic world.

    People who choose this path because they have strong desires etc., power to control, wealth, immorality, love & many more. Many would not able to fulfill such desires in a regular method like some lucky people do. Hence, they source for alternative ways to achieve their goals. These dark methods, for sure can achieve many goals, but it’s definetely for short term & it’ll bound back strongly which will harm oneself & the others who are around because it involve harming another being for the sake of to achieve one’s goals. It’s the cause & effect.

    I’m not trying to promote Dharma, but it’s the only way to achieve goals in life in a right way. Things in life have changed for many committed buddhist. Of course, if we compare with black magic, the result from practicing Dharma would be slower but it has no negative side effects for sure.

  3. June Kang on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

    The orang minyak at one time was very famous during my childhood. At that time, my parents use to threaten us to sleep early otherwise orang minyak will came and take us away. However at that time, as a child we already knew that orang minyak is a human not a ghost but was a bad person. Some others said they are actually human who put on oil on his whole body so that people cant caught him so easily. After sometime this just gone and no more heard about that.

  4. Pastor Chia on Apr 10, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Since i was a young child, my mother ofter told me about orang minyak particular at the night if i not closing a window or door before sleep. I still remember clearly my mother use to said orang minyak like to steal thing and caught woman. It create fear for many people in 70s. I think theif this day not using orang minyak way to steal thing because housing area in city have good alam system, not easy to steal thing.It onĺy work at the village .

  5. Andrea Lai on Apr 10, 2019 at 1:26 am

    I think Orang Minyak is a creation by the local people of committing crimes. In order to achieve their personal desire, these people will went into practicing black magic and attack victims in hypnotic situation. Applying oil/ grease onto body, might be to boost up the desire or own fulfillment and likewise easy access of crimes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM0HLaA_fY

  6. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I heard stories of orang minyak in the 60s and 70s, not that that are supernatural beings but thieves and burglars who sometimes molest women. The grease/oil applied onto their body allows the thieves and burglars easy access to places like gates, fences, ceiling holes. Also the grease/oil is slippery and prevents them from being easily apprehended when caught.

  7. Vivian Ong on Apr 9, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    This “Orang Minyak” may be some sex maniac trying to rape virgin girls and trying to cover up their faces. Hence they put on grease so that the victim will not be able to recognize them. Same goes for the burglary case.

  8. pammie yap on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I believe that orang minyak is just a man who put oil all over his body to do stuff and easily get away with due to the slippery oil. Moreover, with oil covering the whole body, nobody can recognize how he look like especially in the dark. It’s just someone was smarter in covering their crimes. Anyway, thieves got smarter and found ways to deceive many.

  9. Tek Lee on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    In the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, there are many folklore, about Orang Minyak, Pontianak, Hantu Susu etc. But until now, there’s no firm evidence proving the existence of such beings. In this particular case, I think those who so called orang minyak are thieves that stole and pervert that like to disturb young female. They pirlosely disguise like that so that people can’t recognise them and not easily catch them. As time passed, nowadays harder to notice people disguise like that, as the modern society have modern security device that easily prevent them to enter a premise and even to catch a female. In modern days, there are less and less people believe in these folklore.

  10. Justin on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Orang Minyak is no stranger to anyone from Malaysia. I used to be heading and watching stories from Malay folklore about the doings of Orang Minyak. As to why they have to rape virgin females in order to maintain their power is something I am unaware of and rather bemusing as to why specifically virgins? I have heard of such claims whereby some potions are mixed with urine belonging to virgins in order to fend off spirits. So there might be something got to do with virginity.

  11. freon on Dec 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    This is a very interesting and yet informative article on Orang Minyak that cover the aspect that the orang minyak could be normal human being who wanted to do bad things or a ghost or beings.

    I remember when I was young, we are very cautious on this story as the orang minyak is known to rape young girl, thus, during nite time, we are forbidden to open window when we slept.

    One things I notice on how the orang minyak came about, it is because of desire and also the attachment. When came to strong desire and attachment, it really can drive people crazy and do not hesitate to do anything just to get what they want. No matter what methods they can use, thus, I realise if the person have dharma, at least, they could try to use the dharma methods to purify their bad karma and gain merits. Perhaps their wish could be fulfilled and less bad karma could be accumulate.

    Thank you Cindy for good article

  12. Yee Yin on Jul 30, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this article on Orang Minyak. I have heard of Orang Minyak when I was younger but didn’t really know what it was. I thought it was some black magic used for people to steal money. It is scary to think that Orang Minyak abducts girls and rapes them. I wonder if in other places there are also being like Orang Minyak in Malaysia.

    Even though I have not seen an Orang Minyak before but I believe in their existence. There are many things we cannot see but it does not mean they don’t exist. For example, we cannot see gravity but how come we can believe there is gravity? Our world is bigger than what we think it is.

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    Nice short video of a new LED signage reminding us of who we can go to for blessings in case of need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0

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  15. wan wai meng on Jun 22, 2018 at 1:36 am

    My idea of the orang minyak is a person who is trying to have an edge over others, by putting oil all over their body it is hoped they will not be easily caught.

    I wasn’t aware that there is a version of Orang Minyak brought about via supernatural means. I suppose want to have super powers to do as they like and wish and get away with it.

  16. Sofi on Jun 19, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Thank you Cindy for such an interesting story. When I was young we had a scare when an “Orang Minyak” was on the rampant in town. The police tried to catch him but he somehow manage to slip through their cordons. However this was a naked man who smothered himself in grease to gain easy access through metal grills and to escape. He was just too greasy to be caught by hands. After a while the news died when he stopped his activities. I did not know that Orang Minyak was some amorous being that uses this form to take advantage of the females. Its great that tsemrinpoche.com has so many articles for us to learn from. Thank you Rinpoche.

  17. Liang Jing on Jun 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    This is a very interesting article. I think those who put on black oil on their body as Orang Minyak is very bad because they destroy people’s house and stealing people’s belonging. They are using the fear factor of people to steal which is not good to do. So we should not do things like stealing and hurting people.

  18. Cc on Jun 2, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you Cindy for sharing.

    Believed that some trying to be orang minyak to hide their identity so that they can continue to do evil things like rape, robbery ,killing and etc.

    It happened to my neighbour in my hometown where a man trying to intrude the house by pretending to be orang minyak. He had a gun with him. The neighbourhood was terrified for months after the incident.

  19. Anne Ong on May 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Very interesting write up and background about Orang Minyak which I grew up hearing and watching P. Ramlee movies. Really scary for me when during that time when i was young. Don’t really fancy ghost stories. ..hehehe 😜. Thank you Rinpoche and Cindy for sharing 👍

  20. Samfoonheei on May 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I have long been fascinated by supernatural beings, enjoyed hearing and watching films. Heard of the stories of ‘oliy Man” orang minyak as it was called by many. There was many stories related , whether it’s a urban legend or supposedly supernatural as well as black magic. There were countless stories of the orang minyak. Legend has it that the orang minyak is a greasy figure with black underpants, which creeps into a room through an open window of homes. All these claims has such cause unnecessary anxiety and panic among villagers. Well , nobody knows the exact nature of the Orang Minyak . During 50’s and 60’s , stories of the oily man seem common especially in smaller village then. Well due to the popularity of these legends it has appeared in a number of films .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Cindy Hew for this interesting write-up.

  21. Sharon Ong on May 14, 2018 at 2:03 am

    We used to get spooked by stories about Orang Minyak as kids. At the height of the “Orang Minyak rampage”ladies dare not go out after dark for fear of getting caught by Orang Minyak. One of the stories that I remember is the Orang Minyak is actually a rapist who poured oil all over his body so that when he is caught, his greasy body made it easy for him to escape. Whether he was a man or a ghost, it was enough to terrify us.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Cindy for this interesting write-up on Orang Minyak.

  22. Lin Mun on May 13, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you Cindy for sharing this interesting article about orang minyak. I remember my grandma keep talking about them when I was very young. I always thought they are thief who puts oil on their body so people can’t catch them. Never thought that it actually relates to dark mystical power and they need to rape certain number of girls in order to stay or sustain their power. Really scary. All sorts of things that people do when they have bad intention.

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    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • 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

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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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.
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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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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)
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
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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!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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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 – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
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
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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
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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
    8 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
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    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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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    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
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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
    11 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
  • Uncle Wong
    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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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    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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