Water Louse

Mar 2, 2011 | Views: 1,959

Descriptions:

  • Greenish color and semi-transparent
  • 2-3mm in size
  • Swims in water very fast
  • Multiple legs (looks similar to the land tic except color/transparent bodies)
  • Attaches themselves to tropical fish and sucks their blood until death
  • Very fast swimmers
  • Lays eggs very quick
  • They come from the pet stores from infested fish tanks
  • louse (singular) lice (plural)
  • Can be seen with naked eye. They  look like dark green/dark spots on the fishes, and if you look close, they move.

Three days ago Fm and Joy bought fish from a careless seller in Cheras. When the lionheads came back they were infested with these lice which multiplies at incredibly super fast speed. They attach themselves to the pearlscale/lionhead fishes, sucks their blood leaving dark lesions on the fishes until death. We had a professional come last night to inspect the pond. He came around 10:30PM and worked with some of our people until 2AM physically picking up each fish (I’ve over 200 fishes) and removing the lice from their bodies. Medicines had to be added to the pond which takes full effect in 3-5 days after louse removal. If you don’t remove the lice, the fishes will die. The fear is there are many eggs floating in the water still ready to hatch. We have removed the fishes from the pond and put them in a few large quarantine tanks. They have to be observed for the next few days carefully and medication continued. Many have died.

I told Fm and Joy they have to check carefully what they buy. As they are the ones who went to buy the fishes. That day, Joy brought back the batch of fishes and I took a look and rejected them because they had spots on them. I told Joy she has to check carefully and not simply buy and then just get the job done. She returned the fishes unopened to the pet store and brought ANOTHER SMALLER BATCH back, and that’s when the louse problem started it seems.

Half the ladrang people were at the ladrang with many kind volunteers stringing pearls for Vajra Yogini statues last night and the other half of the ladrang was at my place removing lice from the poor fishes. Fm was at home without informing anyone early to sleep while everyone worked. I had a few people wake him up and he joined the rest of the ladrang team to help finally. Fm usually leaves people behind to sleep. It’s ‘interesting’ to blog all the facets of my happenings and the people around me. I have very interesting people around me. Some are very sincere, dharmic and hardworking and some are on a different thinking zone. Some you just inform once and they remember. Some you can remind them the same things for ten years now and repeat hundreds of times and they still ‘forget’.

Beng Kooi was instrumental in working with the professional until late to learn about medication, catching the fishes, removing the louse from their bodies. She works super hard as usual. Su Ming, Jp, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Jean Ai, Monlam, Bonita were also here working super super super hard removing the all the lice. James and Shin were here too. Joy came over later to assist as she was painting a statue. Bonita and Monlam work very hard all the time. You don’t have to tell them much at all. They just do it. Jean Ai and Su Ming are another two students who are sincere, fast and very hardworking….it’s unnecessary to scold them because they just do their best always. I appreciate all these people who cared so much for other beings in this case the fishes and worked hard to help release them from the louse. The hardworkers I mentioned always work hard in all situations I must say…it’s incredible…they just give their all.

Whenever you buy fishes, you must check very carefully for louse. It is good to have a extra quarantine tank separate from your main tank with the other fishes. Put them in quarantine tank and observe/medicate if necessary BEFORE mixing new fishes in your main tank for a few days. This prevents infection to the other fishes and easier to medicate. You don’t have to medicate the healthy fishes. The quarantine tank must have plenty of oxygen and in some cases you put a filter with no carbon (must check with qualified pet stores) so the carbon does not absorb the medication. Some medication, the carbon is ok. Check first.

I have never seen these water lice ever in my life or heard of them. It was a shock to see them. When we plucked them off and put them in a bottle, they live for days and just swim super fast. This picture was taken of them last night.

I hope the remaining pearlscales/lionheads survive, as I was very distressed and still am. I am very worried. For each fish that died because of our carelesness, we put holy water on their little bodies and recited Medicine Buddha mantras onto them. May they take a good rebirth.

Tsem Rinpoche

PS I thank the students like Beng Kooi, Monlam, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Jp, Bonita who will be monitoring the survivor fishes for the next few days until they are well.  I appreciate their care so very much.

 

The three dark green spots you see are lice which has killed this poor little pearlscale. They sucked his blood until his dead.

This lionhead has survived the attack of the lice so far. Near his eye, you can see a gaping black hole and a line, that is where the lice was sucking him and eating him at the same time. We were able to resuce this lionhead in time. Lionheads are so gentle. I hope he will live now that the parasites have been physically removed. The parasites are very vicious. They attack the head, the fins and the underside. Leave very big lesions.

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  1. Sofi on Oct 31, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Wow, this is the first time I had heard of or seen an water louse. Those poor fishes are just like dogs who gets the ticks and lice but being bigger, they are more able to cope. However, some dogs develop tick fever if the tick is infected. Thank you Rinpoche for this article which will help many towards learning what to look out for when we do buy fishes for our home.

  2. Pastor Adeline on Oct 31, 2018 at 8:25 am

    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. A must watch short video!! Tsem Rinpoche

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGQcQh3S12U&feature=youtu.be

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche’s little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche’s two adorable cute Schnauzer dogs Oser girl (white) and Dharma boy up to their various antics. Short videos that will warm up your day and give you a ‘cute attack!’ Enjoy!

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnausers Oser and Dharma trying their luck”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGD7CtNmnuI

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s adorable Schnauzers Oser and Dharma have a challenge!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX1UdH7IjQ8

    “Friendly Encounter”-Oser and Dharma meet Johnny & Casper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVFk77PAOYk

    “Friendly Encounter”-Soer & Dharma meet Johnny & Casper (2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s Pet Schnauzer Oser’s Treat Time!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s doggie Oser girl and Dharma boy getting treats”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no

    “Dharma fights Chip! Showdown between Tsem Rinpoche’s pet Schnauzer and a dog on wheels!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg

    “Dharma & Oser Getting Treats in Playhouse”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

    TR Pic

  6. Riobhcah De Pêché on Apr 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Oh and by the way, I’m a veterinary nurse, so if you ever have any questions about your pets, I would be glad to help.

  7. Riobhcah De Pêché on Apr 24, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I had an experience with these fish lice several months ago, so I feel your pain. They came in on a Ryukin, a Dragon-Eye Goldfish and a fantail Goldfish. I did the same thing, picking the lice off each fish and then treating them with metronidazole to heal the wounds and CyroPro to kill any life stages of the lice that could have been remaining in the water. I lost a couple of the goldfish but thankfully was able to save one of them. So later, I bought more goldfish and thankfully they were healthy. It is so sad. I hope that in the next life beings won’t all have to eat each other and make each other sick.

  8. beatrix ooi on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I hope the fishes are healthy. It must have hurt when the lice are sucking and eating the fishes. I wish that all animals are vegetarians and may the parasites vanished from this world because I don’t want to see animals getting hurt.

  9. beatrix ooi on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    This is very scary. I have never read or studied about one of those parasites. It must be not a good feeling to have 4-5 blood suckers sucking your blood,I feel so bad for the fishes.The fish sellers must really take good care of the fishes in their shops, they feel pain too. It’s not good to cause pain to the fishes.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  10. su an on Jul 2, 2012 at 1:53 am

    oh my goodness.. i thought louse were limited to furry animals until now. and they seem more vicious than the normal louse we see… it must have been really tricky to take louse off the slippery fish! Luckily these infested fish were the ones chosen, instead of the healthy ones, otherwise they would probably have to continue to be plagued by the louse in the pet store and die. Thank you to all who helped save the fishes!

  11. ani kunzang on Mar 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Rinpoche, I am very sorry for the fishes and for your loss of beings that you care for with such tenderness of heart. It is wonderful that you have students with such willingness to help others however they can. May hatred, abuse and blood-sucking in every form – literal and figurative – cease.

  12. Anila on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I have only heard of lice in human hair but not in fishes. Thank you Rinpoche for extending knowledge of how the water lice looks like or how to prevent it from spreading. And also how to prevent it from spreading and how to take care of the fishes if they are infected. We are in a Dharma Centre with people who practice Dharma and also with a Rinpoche who cares for Animals and fishes. In the normal circumstances these fishes would not have been saved and treated. And should they die there would be prayers said for their good rebirth. These group of fishes are very lucky although they may have suffered from invested with lice.

  13. Sean Wang on Mar 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    This is terrifying news. I never heard of this sort of parasite before. Now, I know that these parasites could be infecting tons of fish in the world. I guess it is the fish’s bad karma to have to be murdered in such a horrible fashion. I wish that these fishes will have a better future life.

  14. Bonita on Mar 7, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Rinpoche is one of the most compassionate person i’ve ever met. Rinpoche uses skillful means to train His students. Like the saying goes, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, that’s precisely how things are.

    At times, Rinpoche might be fierce with some students or seemingly ’embarassing’ them publicly, these are Rinpoche’s skillful means in helping His students to change and improve, knocking of their ‘ego’ trips and becoming a humble person. Whatever ways Rinpoche chooses, it’s always to the benefits of His students.

    Rinpoche is extremely compassionate towards animals as well and always giving them the best environment for them to live in. Buddhas statues or images are placed near these animals to plant seeds in them in the future to meet the dharma. Who else will even think about this? Where else could you find such person around you. To Rinpoche, regardless you are human or animals, everyone deserves a chance to be ‘saved’.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always showing us the ways to be better person to benefit others.

  15. J on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Scenarios:

    Rid the lice and keep the pets.

    Keep the lice and rid the pets.

    Do nothing and let the pets die. Then when the pets die, the lice die. No more blood to ingest.

    However we do it, there’s negative karma.

    Just do the best we can.

  16. Alex on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Our centre years back was infested with rats. They were everywhere. In the roofs, cabinets, floors, patio, and every corner/crevice. It went on for many months.

    We set cage traps for them and caught many and then drove them faraway to release. But they were multiplying very fast and there was the threat of the health dept and we couldn’t catch all of them.

    We consulted our resident Tibetan teacher and he distressfully agreed understanding the bigger consequences of not exterminating them. We counted around 200-250 dead rats after extermination. Some of them were huge. We lived in a neighborhoud where the houses are pretty close to eachother. We had to inform our neighbours and make sure our rats didn’t spread to them.

    If we did not exterminate, they would have rapdily multiplied to 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and so on. We would have put the all the neighbours at serious health risk and many more rats would have to be exterminated eventually by law. It was a very difficult situation, but what are our choices. To choose as best as we can in the circumstances.

    We made prayers for the rats. And I am sure Rinpoche made prayers for the lice.

  17. tsemtulku on Mar 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Dear everyone,

    Sorry for the singular/plural error.

    Was in a rush, asked a student nearby for the name of this water parasite and was given the name louse. Have never heard of them before. And so I wrote it as such. Now I know louse is singular and plural is lice. Thanks. Tsem Rinpoche

  18. grace on Mar 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

    why do people think that sucking someone elses blood is more meaningless than other activities? compared to watching a movie,driving an hour to get your faviourite food, shopping, working out for 2hrs in a gym to get a beautiful body, etc etc.

    Once after hearing the teachings on the 6 realms of existence by Karma Chagme Rinp, I asked why do the hell beings in the hill of Shamali keep climbing the trees of blades and swords when they have been doing this for hundreds of yrs and suffered exactly the same consequences for HUNDRED of yrs? And he said “you think what YOU are doing is meaningful, thats why we dont have to practice the dharma.” Its was a great reckoning for myself.

  19. Karma S on Mar 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Dear D. Ogyen,

    “I also did not imply he was not correct in doing this in the manner he chose, that was not part of my observation. Simply again, pointing out the obvious for food for thought. People are smart, make up their own minds.”

    IF PEOPLE ARE SMART AS YOU BELIEVE, THEY DON’T NEED YOU TO POINT IT OUT. FOR YOU TO POINT IT OUT IS ASSUMING PPL ARE NOT SMART AND YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MISTAKES. I CAN THINK FOR MYSELF AND I DON’T SEE ANYTHING INHERENTLY WRONG WITH WHAT RINPOCHE HAS POSTED.

    “What seemed slightly harsh to me is that the water lice never. a. got properly given their plural name, like Rinpoche couldn’t be bothered to get this word right that he’s using when he’s speaking of someone who mindlessly left, seemed curious and telling. b. it seemed that favoring the fish over the lice was emotional attachment to the fish, but what… who cares about the lice?”

    WHY IS IT HARSH THAT WATER LICE NEVER GOT THEIR PROPER NAME. IF IT WAS A MISTAKE, THEN IT’S NOT DISPRESPECT AS IT’S NOT INTENTIONAL. WHY DO YOU ASSUME IT’S INTENTIONAL? IF YOU REALLY WAS THAT CARING YOU WOULD HAVE SENT A PRIVATE EMAIL AS LISTED ON FRONT PAGE OF THIS BLOG/WEBSITES TO HIS ASSISTANTS TO INFORM OF THE GRAMMATICAL ERROR. AND THE ERROR IS NOT A BIG DEAL AND YOU MADE MORE NOTHING FROM NOTHING.
    I AM SORRY, BUT IT’S EASY FOR YOU TO STAND BEHIND A NAME WITHOUT A FACE OR CONTACT AND JUST WRITE WHAT YOU WANT. RINPOCHE IS OPEN WITH WHO HE IS. I AM NOT IMPRESSED WITH WHAT YOU POINTED OUT AT ALL. RINPOCHE HAS SPENT SO MUCH TIME FOR SO MANY ON THIS BLOG AND YOU JUST FIND MISTAKES?
    IF YOU HAVE A DOG, A CAT, A BIRD, OR FISHES AND THEY HAVE TICKS, WHAT DO YOU DO? LET THEM STAY AND HARM YOUR PET? OR DO YOU LET THE TICKS INFECT THEM AND PERHAPS KILL THE PET EVENTUALLY? HAVE YOU REACHED THAT LEVEL OF EQUANAMITY? DO YOU LET THE TICKS COLLECT BAD KARMA TO KILL? IF YOU WERE TO LEAVE EVERYTHING NATURAL AND ACCORDING TO NATURE, THEN NEXT TIME YOU, YOUR MOM, DAD, FAMILY, SPOUSE, FRIENDS, FAMILY GET TICKS, GET SICK, GET BITTEN BY ANY INSECTS, LET IT BE. DO NOT SEEK ANY MEDICAL ATTENTION. JUST LET IT RUN IT’S NATURAL COURSE. IF YOU OR ANYONE GET BACTERIAL INFECTIONS OR ANYTHING, DO NOT TAKE MEDICATIONS, JUST LET IT RUN IT’S COURSE. DO NOT KILL THE BACTERIA OR ANY HARMFUL AGENTS IN YOUR BODY. DO NOT INCUR THE BAD KARMA TO KILL THEM.
    IN SAMSARA, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER IT IS BAD KARMA. IT’S JUST THE LESSER. THAT IS THE NATURE OF OUR EXISTENCE AT OUR LEVEL. THINK ABOUT IT. I THINK SAVING THE FISHES WAS A CHOICE VEN RINPOCHE HAD TO MAKE KNOWING THE CONSEQUENCES EITHER WAY. EITHER WAY IT’S BAD KARMA AND SOMETHING GETS HARMED.
    YOU ARE RIGHT, I AM A SMART PERSON AND CAN FIGURE THAT OUT.

    “I am not saying he did not, simply that it was not portrayed in the slightest in the telling of the entry and it seemed contrary to Rinpoche’s consistent “save life,” especially since the fish were bought at a market bred for the enjoyment of people.”

    I THINK RINPOCHE DOES SAVE LIVES CONSTANTLY AND CONSISTENTLY. MUCH MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON. AT THE SAME TIME, JUST LIKE ANYONE, RINPOCHE HAS TO MAKE CHOICES THAT ARE DIFFICULT SOMETIMES. IF THE HOUSE IS INFESTED WITH COCKROACHES, TERMITES, TICKS, THEN THE KARMA IS THERE, BUT THERE IS NO CHOICE BUT TO TERMINATE THEM. THEY WILL MULTIPLY TREMENDOUSLY AND START TO INFECT THE NEIGHBOURS AND HEALTH OF EVERYONE CONCERNED. IT IS AGAINST GOVT HEALTH CODES TO LET THE INFESTATION GROW WHERE I LIVE. SO THEN IF ALL THE NEIGHBOURS ARE INFECTED, THEN THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE TERMINATION OF THESE BEINGS BY SO MANY MORE PPL LATER ON. THE KARMA IS HEAVIER. SO I THINK RINPOCHE IS KIND ENOUGH TO ‘TAKE ON THE KARMA’ HIMSELF AND STOP IT AT THE BEGINNING.
    YOU JUST IMPLIED ASSUMPTION RINPOCHE BOUGHT THE FISHES FOR HIS PERSONAL ENJOYMENT. YOU DO NOT PRESENT ANOTHER REASON FOR HIS KEEPING OF FISHES. YOU ‘LEAD’ THE THOUSANDS WHO READ THIS TO THINK THE SAME.
    THESE BEINGS (FISHES)TOOK REBIRTH IN THIS SITUATION. IF RINPOCHE COMPASSIONATELY PURCHASED THEM, THEY WILL HAVE A MUCH BETTER LIFE. THEY EVEN SWIM AROUND THE BUDDHAS (READ THE POST ON THE FISH POND) PLANTING IMPRINTS FOR THEIR FUTURE LIVES. THEY WILL BE CARED FOR, MANTRAS BLOWN ON THEIR FOOD, LOVED, FED WELL, NOT ABUSED, NOT ABANDONED AND EVEN HAVE DHARMA SEEDS PLANTED IN THEIR MINDS. I THINK THEIR FUTURES IS MUCH BETTER WITH RINPOCHE AND THEY WERE LUCKY TO BE TAKEN IN BY RINPOCHE. MANY HIGH LAMAS OF TIBET HAVE PETS SUCH AS FISHES, DOGS, BIRDS, ETC.
    PREVIOUS KARMAPA HAD HUGE AVIARIES IN RUMTEK. HH DALAI LAMA KEPT FISHES IN NORBULINGKA IN TIBET AND DOGS NOW. ETC ETC. MAYBE OTHER PPL BUY THE FISHES FOR ENJOYMENT, BUT RINPOCHE WE DO NOT ASSUME BOUGHT THEM FOR ENJOYMENT. HOW DO WE KNOW? WE DON’T.

    “I’m ignorant and not a Rinpoche, so I’m sure Rinpoche has his reasons to do what he does, I simply observe the obvious that appears to thousands who don’t know him personally and could easily see this contradiction lending some open questions about the value of the life that wasn’t ‘favored’ being lost. The water lice.”

    YOU OPENLY SAY YOU ARE IGNORANT AND NOT A RINPOCHE. BUT YOU OPENLY ‘SPEAK UP FOR THOUSANDS WHAT IS OBVIOUS’. THAT SOUNDS NICE, BUT SORRY OGYEN, IT IS NOT NICE. YOU DON’T KNOW RINPOCHE PERSONALLY EITHER SO YOU SHOULDN’T JUDGE EITHER WAY. YOU POINT TO CONTRADICTION, BUT YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING IN SAMSARA BY NATURE IS CONTRADICTORY. SO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO MAKE CHOICES. ALL CHOICES HAVE THE NEGATIVE SIDE. THAT IS THE NATURE OF THE KARMA WE ARE STUCK WITH AT THIS TIME. IF A TIGER KILLS AND EATS, A DEER DIES. IF WE STOP THE TIGER AND THE DEER LIVES, THEN THE TIGER DIES. THAT IS THE NATURE OF OUR EXISTENCE. EVERYTHING WE DO IS CONTAMINATED, SO WE HAVE JUST DO THE BEST WE CAN AND SLOWLY MOVE UP IN OUR GROWTH. I THINK RINPOCHE MADE A CHOICE THAT WE ARE ALL FACED WITH FROM TIME TO TIME AND HE SHARED IT WITH US.

    “My apologies for having rocked the boat I mean no disrespect, I only observed this discrepancy. But if it is clearly not an issue, then we must accept it is right because a teacher with influence, and dharma status said so. Part of “thinking for yourself” is also questioning what is JUST presented to you. I was exercising my own natural intelligence and powers of observation, but in no way have filled blanks as to Rinpoche’s intentions. “

    THERE WAS NO BOAT TO ROCK, AS RINPOCHE’S BOAT IS PRETTY FIRM FROM WHAT I READ. BUT YOU DO NOT REPRESENT THE THOUSANDS OUT THERE. YOU JUST REPRESENT YOURSELF. CERTAINLY NOT ME. IN THE US WHERE I LIVE, IT IS A HEALTH HAZARD TO LET ANY INSECT INFESTATION REMAIN, WHETHER WE BELIEVE IN KARMA OR NOT, WE HAVE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT INFECTS THE NEIGHBOURS AND GETS OUT OF HAND. I CAN’T TELL THE HEALTH DEPT I AM BUDDHIST AND CANNOT KILL. I AM BUDDHIST AND I DO NOT KILL, BUT IF THE INSECTS START TAKING OVER, I DON’T HAVE A CHOICE BY LAW AND ON MANY PERSPECTIVES AND I KNOW THE KARMA. WHEN I READ THIS ARTICLE, I FELT VERY BAD FOR THE LICE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME I UNDERSTOOD THE HARD DECISION RINPOCHE MADE. I AM SURE HE THOUGHT IT OUT. I AM ASSUMING HERE ALSO. I THOUGHT AT THE END IT WAS BLATANTLY HONEST OF RINPOCHE. I HAD READ IN THE QUESTIONS SECTIONS A FEW WEEKS BACK THAT A LADY ASKED RINPOCHE WHAT TO DO ABOUT A INSECT INFESTATION IN HER HOUSE. SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO CALL THE EXTERMINATORS. SO I THINK THIS POST WAS A TEACHING FOR MANY IN THE SAME DILEMMA NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. I SAW THIS POST AS SUCH A SKILLFUL MEANS TO AVOID EVEN HEAVIER KARMA FOR PPL IF THEY LET THE INFESTATION GROW. I THINK IN THIS ARTICLE RINPOCHE HELPED A LOT OF PPL THINK AND TAKE ACTION WHEN NECESSARY.
    IF IT IS NOT AN ISSUE, WHY ARE MAKING IT AN ISSUE. IF RINPOCHE IS A TEACHER OF STATUS AND INFLUENCE, THEN TO GET TO THAT POSITION DON’T YOU THINK HE HAS THOUGHT THINGS OUT MANY TIMES TO BENEFIT OTHERS? POSTS LIKE THIS JUST HELPS US TO MOVE ON AND DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO EVEN IF IT INCURS NEGATIVE KARMA BUT LESS HARM IN THE LONG RUN.
    YOU CAN QUESTION AS YOU LIKE. BUT QUESTIONING AND CRITICISM ARE DIFFERENT. YOU SHOULD THINK FOR YOURSELF, BUT ARE YOU THINKING OR CRITICIZING. I AM OFFENDED BY YOUR COMMENTS, BECAUSE I THINK YOU AUTOMATICALLY ASSUMED THE WORST. YOU HAVE EXERCISED YOUR NATURAL INTELLIGENCE AND THAT IS GOOD, AND YOU ARE RIGHT, I DO NOT THINK YOU HAVE IN ANY WAY FILLED THE BLANKS TO RINPOCHE’S INTENTIONS, SO PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME.

    “A curious choice of environment for a public review of your students. Did the water lice get prayers as well for better rebirth?”

    WHY DO YOU ASSUME RINPOCHE IS PUBLICLY REVIEWING HIS STUDENTS? (HE PUBLICLY COMPLIMENTS THEM ALWAYS. I AM SURE NOT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT) WHEN WE WRITE OUR BLOGS OR PERSONAL JOURNALS, WE CAN MENTION WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND US AND THE PPL AROUND US. IT IS JUST A STATEMENT OF EVENTS. THE END.
    I’VE GONE ON TRIPS AND THE TOURIST SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE, OR A COUNTER PERSON WAS VERY CARELESS AND IF I MENTION THIS, I AM NOT CRITICIZING THEM, BUT RECALLING THE EVENTS.
    HAVEN’T YOU READ THE ENDLESS ‘CRITICAL’ COMMENTS HH DALAI LAMA HAS FOR THE CHINESE GOVT? I DON’T FEEL HE IS CRITICIZING BUT STATING WHAT HE SEES AND THE SITUATION AS HE PERCIEVE IT. I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING HE SAYS, BUT MOST OF IT IS OK. SO IF RINPOCHE HERE MENTIONS HIS STUDENTS DIDN’T CHECK OR SLEPT LATE OR WHAT NOT, IT IS JUST A MENTION OF EVENTS AND HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHAT HAPPENED. I DON’T ASSUME MORE.
    FOR ME I FEEL IT IS IMPRESSIVE THAT RINPOCHE MENTIONS THE GOOD AND ‘BAD’ OF LIFE/SITUATIONS/EVENTS. NOT EVERYTHING IS HUNKY DORY AND PERFECT, SO JUST WRITE AS IT IS. FOR ME I FIND THIS STYLE APPEALING. SOMETIMES UNCOMFORTABLE BUT MOSTLY APPEALING.
    I FIND WHAT YOU WROTE CRITICAL AND OFFENSIVE AND I AM SORRY FOR THAT. YOU ARE RIGHT, WRITTEN LANGUAGE IS FLAT SO PERHAPS I AM ASSUMING THE WORST ABOUT YOU AS YOU HAVE DONE WITH RINPOCHE.
    I MEAN NO OFFENSE TO YOU OGYEN. BUT MYSELF AND OUR DHARMA COMMUNITY READ RINPOCHE’S BLOG AND TEACHINGS AS WE DON’T HAVE A RESIDENT TEACHER AND IT BENEFITS US SO MUCH. I FOUND SOME THINGS IN WHAT RINPOCHE EXPRESSES CONFUSING AT TIMES ALSO, BUT I ASSUME THE BEST BECAUSE I HAVE BENEFITTED MORE THAN ANY ‘HARM’ ARISING FROM MY CONFUSION. I DO NOT KNOW RINPOCHE AND HOPE TO MEET HIM ONE DAY, BUT UNTIL THEN, I KNOW I HAVE BENEFITTED FROM MOST OF WHAT IS ON THE BLOG.
    I USE MY CRITICAL INTELLIGENCE TO GUAGE THE WRITINGS, BUT I CAN’T ASSUME RINPOCHE’S THOUGHTS AND MOTIVATIONS, BUT THINK THE BEST BECAUSE NINE OUT OF TEN TIMES, WHAT RINPOCHE WRITES HITS HOME AND BENEFITS. SO I AM NOT LOOKING FOR PERFECTION. I DON’T THINK RINPOCHE IS PORTRAYING PERFECTION SO I DON’T ASSUME IT ONTO HIM. I THINK RINPOCHE FROM HIS WRITINGS IS A WARM, CARING, KNOWLEDGEABLE, SINCERE, HARDWORKING PERSON AND HAS SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE IN THE DHARMA AND NOW SHARING IT. I FEEL HE DOES THE BEST HE CAN TO BE WHO HE IS. I THINK WE SHOULD LEAVE IT AT THAT.
    AGAIN NO OFFENSE, BUT I AM ONE OF THE MASSES READING THIS BLOG DAILY AND IT REALLY HELPS ME SO MUCH. SO I DECIDED TO EXPRESS WHAT I FEEL HERE.

    KARMA S.

  20. Shirley Maya Tan on Mar 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I am not a big fan of anything that sucks blood out of other sentient beings. So, I can’t imagine how bad a karma one must have incurred throughout many lifetimes to arrive to such a fate. Perhaps, it took lifetimes of just criticising others or putting others down for whatever reason, or being judgemental and negative to the point of downright bitter and resentful. May be.

    Personally, I have always appreciate Rinpoche’s kind teachings. I say, kind, because Rinpoche’s teachings can be translated and incorporated in every aspect of life, any environment, in any situation. It took me a while, but I am beginning to see that “Dharma is life and life is Dharma”.

    Every situation, any environment and anyone whom we meet present a chance for great learning and transformation.

    Whether one gets it or not, it shows in their actions, speech and mind set. Of course, the results in their every day lives speak the loudest of them all.

    I thank Rinpoche deeply for always taking the time and trouble to teach us, to show us how we can learn and grow in our every day lives.

  21. Tom Myro on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Eminence, Dharma Prince,

    It seems as if you are doing everything right with these horrible parasites. Prayers to you and your team, who are attempting to save these beautiful creatures from these monstrous parasites.

    I know that you do not “wish harm” on the parasites, but it is not appropriate to let them kill fish, which we have made a “promise” to, by bringing them home.

    There are times when we all must make difficult decisions regarding killing. I, personally support whatever decisions you make with regard to these horrible animals.

    Love, and prayers for the recovery of your beautiful fishes,

    –Tom

  22. Jean Mei on Mar 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Mannn… that’s so sad. I read up on water lice and immediately felt really sorry for the fishes.

    It’s like having 3-4 mosquitoes sucking on our blood constantly. Same constant irritation while your blood gets sucked till you die. How horrible is that!!

    I feel so sorry for the poor fishes. I heard that they are highly irritated when the water lice is on them, that even after the lice are taken off and they’re cured, they might die from the stress from the ordeal. Poor poor things.

    I’m really sorry that Rinpoche had to see Rinpoche’s fishes suffer.

  23. Maria on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    ,,,what about the louses who die too???,,,they are sentins beens too,,,,!! They deserve holly water and Medicine Buddha mantras,,,,good luck,,,

    • Li Kim on Mar 4, 2011 at 3:26 am

      Absolutely!
      This is what you can do for the louses as a practice of compassion, and we shall keep it simple:
      Recite OM MANI PEME HUNG and visualize beautiful white light radiating out of the Buddha of Compassion (Chenrezig) heart enveloping the louses. Then make a profound dedication that they be reborn into Chenrezig’s pure land.

  24. D.Ogyen on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    A curious choice of environment for a public review of your students. Did the water lice get prayers as well for better rebirth?

    _/|\_
    D.Ogyen

    • Elena on Mar 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      Really? I don’t think so – it’s Rinpoche’s blog so isn’t it up to him what he wants to write? 🙂

      Besides, if I (we?) accept Rinpoche as correct in everything else he does to train us, why not this too?

      x

      • D.Ogyen on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

        It is indeed Rinpoche’s blog and I never meant to imply it wasn’t. I simply observed an obvious point which I’m sure I’m not the first to notice, that you take it any way is up to you, I didn’t mean it any way you probably took it anyway. Such is the way of flat mediums like language, you just lunge at ghosts and shadows.

        I also did not imply he was not correct in doing this in the manner he chose, that was not part of my observation. Simply again, pointing out the obvious for food for thought. People are smart, make up their own minds.

        What seemed slightly harsh to me is that the water lice never. a. got properly given their plural name, like Rinpoche couldn’t be bothered to get this word right that he’s using when he’s speaking of someone who mindlessly left, seemed curious and telling. b. it seemed that favoring the fish over the lice was emotional attachment to the fish, but what… who cares about the lice?

        I am not saying he did not, simply that it was not portrayed in the slightest in the telling of the entry and it seemed contrary to Rinpoche’s consistent “save life,” especially since the fish were bought at a market bred for the enjoyment of people.

        I’m ignorant and not a Rinpoche, so I’m sure Rinpoche has his reasons to do what he does, I simply observe the obvious that appears to thousands who don’t know him personally and could easily see this contradiction lending some open questions about the value of the life that wasn’t ‘favored’ being lost. The water lice.

        As you pointed, his blog, he writes whatever he wants, I just felt that it was an ethical issue he raised, meaning to or not…

        My apologies for having rocked the boat I mean no disrespect, I only observed this discrepancy. But if it is clearly not an issue, then we must accept it is right because a teacher with influence, and dharma status said so. Part of “thinking for yourself” is also questioning what is JUST presented to you. I was exercising my own natural intelligence and powers of observation, but in no way have filled blanks as to Rinpoche’s intentions.

        I would appreciate a clarification though, if he were so inclined to give one. If not, he owes no one one, especially not me a perfect stranger.

        🙂

        _/|\_
        D.Ogyen

        • David Lai on Mar 4, 2011 at 1:22 am

          I don’t think it is a big deal that Rinpoche got the plural word for louse wrong. I actually don’t see that there is anything wrong ethically with saving the goldfishes from the water lice that is killing them. How can anybody say that it is favoritism or emotional attachment for a victim when a wrong choice of word is used for a murderer. It doesn’t sound logical and in fact saving the lives of ‘murderers’ would be ethically wrong. That would be like supporting their act of killing.

          On the other hand, I think it is very kind of Rinpoche to talk about his students’ faults openly so they will transform and be ready for higher practices. There are not that many people in our lives that care to be so direct with us. In fact, it is Rinpoche’s job as a Lama to challenge his students’ ego with such criticism. Instead of scorning them, we should be inspired by them. In Tibet, direct and wrathful Lamas are highly revered and sought after. Only in degenerate times and in lands where Dharma has not taken root do people criticize such Lamas.

  25. Terri on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    i owned a little fish before and i never heard of these before either.

    • Maggie Chang on Mar 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      This louses commonly infecting the goldfishes, so remember never let your goldfishes share the same tank/pool with the Japanese Carps cause it infecting the carps too.

      There’s medicine for removing these louses, can be purchased at Japanese Carp Farm.

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  • Chris
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Henry, for sharing this important message. There are a lot of suffering and killings happens behind walls that people are too ignorant to find out. Killings are very common and in fact, it is a necessary part of the whole industry to produce meat that most people loves. Little did they know where and how did the meat come from.

    For us to have the meat, an animal will have to be butchered. There are plenty of suffering right from the moment where the animal is born. Usually, they will be separated from their mothers and start living in small and cramp places. Then, they will be fed an unnatural diet with plenty of growth hormones.

    When they are in good size, the animals will be butchered mercilessly without sympathy. This is the life of a farm animal. So much of suffering and pain created just for the sake of us filling our hungry stomach.

    http://bit.ly/2KhtK9G
  • m.priyaa
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 06:44 PM
    நன்றி ரின்போச்சே அவா்கேள இந்த தினத்தை பற்றி விழக்கியதற்க்கு.மலேசியாவில் விசாக தினம் ஒரு பொது விடுமுறையாக பிரகடனம் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது.விசாக் என்றும் அழைக்கப்படும் விசாக தினமானது, சாக்கியமுனி புத்தரின் வாழ்க்கை வரலாற்றில் மூன்று முக்கிய நிகழ்வுகளான அவருடைய பிறப்பு, 35-ஆவது வயதில் ஞானம் பெற்றது மற்றும் 80-ஆவது வயதில் உலகை விட்டு மறைந்தது ஆகியவற்றை பௌத்தர்கள் நினைவுகூர்ந்து கொண்டாடும் நாள் ஆகும்.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 04:51 PM
    The Peace book teaches us the truth that we need very badly. In our daily life, so many things draw us away from the truth, by entertainment, shopping, and so on.Harmony, love, care and forgiveness is what we need to practice day after day so that it becomes natural with time.
    One thing good is that nothing is permanent, not even our deluded mind and we all have a choice we can make each and every day when we wake up. We can choose to be positive and negative and the path we take for that day creates positive or negative circumstances in the future.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Xa6dMT
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 03:55 PM
    Beautiful underwater restaurant in the Maldives called ‘Ithaa’, and it is built 5 meters (16 feet) below sea level making it completely submerged in the sea. The acrylic view allows the restaurant diners to have a 180-degree panoramic view of the sea.

    This is the world’s first underwater restaurant. It is highly popular but is only able to host 14 people at one time, so diners are advised to make a booking 14 days in advance.

    The concept is really unique. The structure was conceptualized in New Zealand, and built in Singapore. After construction, it was shipped over to Maldives where the restaurant currently is. It really is amazing how engineers and architects can create such magnificent structures. There really are no limitations to creating something from our imagination… Do have a look at the beautiful pictures of the underwater restaurant at http://bit.ly/2CD9L0P
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 03:45 PM
    Beautiful Buddha standing at ‘Husain Sagar’ lake, in India.

    It is a lake in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. It was 5.7 square kilometres built on a tributary of the River Musi to meet the water and irrigation needs of the city. There is a large monolithic statue of the Gautam Buddha in the middle of the lake which was erected in 1992.

    In another source: Buddha Statue of Hyderabad. Hyderabad is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Between 1983 and 1989, N. T. Rama Rao served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. During his tenure, he spent large sums to erect several statues of people from the region’s political and religious history. During his visit to New York, he saw the Statue of Liberty and was inspired by the efforts to restore it. He said “I wanted something like that… That would have been my contribution to society.” Rama Rao chose to depict Gautama Buddha because “he was a humanitarian who told the whole truth to the people. It is our pride.”

    Read and check out the pictures at http://bit.ly/2QhIIQH
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 03:39 PM
    Oprah Winfrey and some of her staff recently took on a challenge… to go vegan for one week!

    For seven days, Oprah and her members of staff decided to go without meat, fish, milk, eggs, cheese etc… basically any product or by-product that comes from an animal. The charge was led by New York Times best-selling author Kathy Freston, who has sworn by a vegan lifestyle for seven years now.

    She said that “Everyone [at Harpo] was so excited and interested in it. I think knowing that it can be such a game-changer — that it can really affect you in your body and your spirit — I think so many people were just excited to give it a whirl.”

    In order for meat to arrive at our dinner plates, IT HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE. In this case, animals have to be slaughtered and killed. It’s worse when the animal is mistreated right up to the point of death…

    We can’t always turn a blind eye to where our meat comes from… it comes from the blood and life of another being that is NOT WILLING to give it up just so that we can pleasure our tastebuds.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2pifUMY
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 03:26 PM
    Narrated by and starring Sir Paul McCartney, PETA’s shocking new video takes its inspiration from the most well-known quote in the animal rights movement and offers a brief glimpse behind the walls of slaughterhouses, factory farms, live-animal transport and the fishing industry.

    By teaming up with PETA to produce the powerful video – titled, “Glass Walls” – Sir Paul is helping to uncover the horrific abuse that the meat and dairy industries inflict on animals to provide consumers with cheap burgers, nuggets and other products. He also explains the massive cost to the environment for which the meat industry is directly responsible.

    Billions of individual animals are violently killed for their flesh every year – whilst others spend almost their entire lives confined in filthy, cramped conditions, where they are forced to produce seemingly endless supplies of eggs or gallons of milk.

    Narrated by and starring Sir Paul McCartney, PETA’s shocking new video takes its inspiration from the most well-known quote in the animal rights movement and offers a brief glimpse behind the walls of slaughterhouses, factory farms, live-animal transport and the fishing industry.

    By teaming up with PETA to produce the powerful video – titled, “Glass Walls” – Sir Paul is helping to uncover the horrific abuse that the meat and dairy industries inflict on animals to provide consumers with cheap burgers, nuggets and other products. He also explains the massive cost to the environment for which the meat industry is directly responsible.

    Billions of individual animals are violently killed for their flesh every year – whilst others spend almost their entire lives confined in filthy, cramped conditions, where they are forced to produce seemingly endless supplies of eggs or gallons of milk.

    Watch the video here at http://bit.ly/2XbaYGj
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 03:21 PM
    The concept of a meatless diet may be a hard sell for many athletes and their fans. The demands of strenuous activity necessary for games/matches or regular practices may require as many as 6,000 calories and 200 grams of protein daily depending upon the player and his or her sport. How can famous vegetarian athletes possibly meet that need without eating meat?

    While plant-based diets have been proven to help reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease, as well as speed along the repair of torn muscles and tendons and improve blood and oxygen flow, some still emphasize the difficulty vegetarian/vegan athletes face when attempting to reach their athletic goals. NFL Nutritionist Mitzi Dulan explains that reaching the massive caloric and protein intake levels necessary is easier for some players to reach by eating protein-dense, higher calorie animal foods. However, the body itself more easily processes grains, veggies, legumes and fruit into energy. The only problem, according to Dulan, is that it takes a LOT of the latter foods to fuel NFL player body demands—as well as strict vigilance about the nutrients they’re consuming. Quinoa, beans, hemp, nuts, seeds and vegetarian/vegan protein shakes can help these famous vegetarian athletes meet their needs.

    Let’s meet some famous athletes who’ve gone meatless despite the naysayers and find out how it’s working for these vegetarian athletes at http://bit.ly/2CFdBqi
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 01:56 PM
    Most of us has taken it for granted that we have a connection with Dharma, let a lone met a qualified teacher. When we have met a qualified teacher, we must not let go of the teacher because we are not sure when we will meet a qualified teacher to have him guide us in our spiritual journey. In order to be connected to our teacher and the three Jewels not only in this life but all of our future life times, we must take the opportunity to make offerings and do the practice. Sometimes, our negative karma is so strong that we cannot see the truth, but have faith in our teacher and follow his instruction without having a doubt. When we have purified our negative karma and collected enough merits, we will have the realisation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/in-the-presence-of-manjushri.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 12:27 PM
    There are no second chances in life, except to feel remorse. Chances are given only once I do believe. If there is, it will be a miracle or considered you are truly lucky. Once you lose it , there is no turning back. One always have a choice and chance, grab it when opportunity come or else it will be too late. Having it , appreciate it once for all before our time is out. Learning , practicing Dharma is the best choice
    I have chosen even though I started late. Its never too late after all ,I found Tsem Rinpoche’s blog and since then it have changed my life.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/are-you-static.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 12:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful inspirational quote. Everything is from within ourselves. We gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which we come across. Courage is knowing what not to fear. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.
    We practice compassion, kindness , caring and respect each other in whatever situation, turning negatives to positive.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/34504.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 12:25 PM
    Timely advice for us. We have little control over the circumstances around us. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing it. Live our life with the understanding of how precious every single day would be. Our time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life . Engage in those essential activities such as learning and practicing Dharma that will give us true purpose, clarity, and meaningful in life. All of us are worthy if we transform ourselves, turning negatives to positives, laziness to working hard towards our goal in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-%20%20worthy-words/u-are-worth-it.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 08:27 PM
    The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

    Supriyono lived in a village in Indonesia’s East Java Province. In early October 2011, he dreamt of a bluish-red dragon surrounding his village before it finally dived into an old well. Supriyono took the dream as a sign and located the old well in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of East Java Province.

    Read about the miracles of this White Tara statue: http://bit.ly/WhiteTaraStatue
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 08:00 PM
    Tales with My Lama: A Snapshot of Rinpoche’s Room

    Tsem Rinpoche had always been a private person and his bedroom was basically his personal domain. However, as a lama or a spiritual guide, Rinpoche would allow a number of his students and friends to intrude upon his personal space for gatherings, meetings and sometimes just to talk or watch a movie on his computer. Many people are probably curious about what Rinpoche’s room looks like and would perhaps like a snapshot that reveals a little bit more of Rinpoche’s world.

    Join Pastor David in his sharing of his direct experiences with Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/RinpocheRoom
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 07:52 PM
    Postcard from Raymond: “Monk’s Posture”

    To some, it may just look like a photograph of people sleeping on a fast-moving train in China, but it has deep significance. Sprawled around in the picture are men, women and children sleeping, but what is remarkable is the beautiful Chinese Mahayana monk, sitting crossed-legged in meditation posture with his head slightly bent.

    Find out what sparked Rinpoche’s sharing: http://bit.ly/MonkPosture

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
6 months ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
6 months ago
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.
6 months ago
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.
6 months ago
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.
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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 

www.tsemrinpoche.com
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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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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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