Water Louse

Mar 2, 2011 | Views: 1,973

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. Samfoonheei on Nov 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    First time coming across this name water louse, not of I have known at all. The Water Louse scientific name is Asellus aquaticus related to wood lice. Well, it can be found in garden ponds, stagnant water pools and slow running streams. Reading this old post , give me new knowledge to learn more about it. I think I have seen before but not sure what it was call till I read this post. They can breed all year round, living among decaying roots and leaves. Some advice from this post, when buying fishes, we must check carefully for louse. Or else the rest of fish in our tank will be infected. Looks scary from what I see from the pictures……tinny lics. Shocking to know that sucks the fish’s blood leaving dark lesions on the fishes until death.
    It’s incredible team works , removing the all the lice from 200 fishes which were bought from a careless seller in Cheras. Kudos to those Kecharians involved.
    Thank you for this informative sharing.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

    TR Pic

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 10:56 PM
    Most people think animal cruelty is mainly people being unkind to animals. Based on the article million innocent animals were tortured and killed for their fur or skin off their backs. The fur industry is such a cruel heartless business that is bad for the environment and unnecessary.

    It’s horrendous, I can’t believe that fur from China has so much demand. Shock to see the industries cheapest and cruelest methods used in killing the animals. All the animals are victims of cruelty spent their whole lives restricted to filthy, cramped wire cages. This has to come to an end.

    The industry will continue to grow wild if there is no restriction. The success of any business depends upon how they are creating the demand for a product in the target market and then, how they are managing the supplies to fulfill that demand.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:54 PM
    Attitudes toward minorities have been marked by discrimination historically almost everywhere. In the United States’s history many forms of discrimination had been happening in U.S. Population growth and cultural has change throughout much of the U.S. Americans enjoyed legally sanctioned privileges and rights which were denied to other races and minorities. All these should happened just because of their religion, spirituality, race, economic background. Anyway it did happened in USA, as Rinpoche did experienced before where discrimination and there are people who are segregated because of their religious faith.
    In happened in the Dorje Shugden’s controversy as well all because of their faith which has affected hundred thousands of Tibetan communities . Even to this day the discrimination still continue with the Tibetan Leadership interference politics with religion.
    History has a tendency to repeat itself and those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully it will not be repeated for peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-happened-in-the-usa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:52 PM
    Beautiful rare and precious ancient thangkas . We are fortunate to have such an opportunity to see all the rare thangkas of Dorje Shugden , Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Five Foremost Deities – Mo Lha and so forth. They are all centuries old thangkas . Incredible all are private collections as well as from Rubin Museum of Art which been printed centuries ago. Merely by looking at it is a blessing and paints a thousand words.All these rare centuries thangkas has proven that the Tibetan Leadership is wrong in their judgements of the Dorje Shugden origin. It is visual proof that Dorje Shugden was practised by the other Tibetan Buddhist traditions as well and is not evil spirits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/beautiful-ancient-thangkas-to-share-with-you.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:33 PM
    She was was revered as one of the last century’s best known woman teachers and most influential women in Tibetan spiritual history.Many extraordinary stories are told of her remarkable abilities, she was an extraordinary woman.
    It is inspiring to read how much she had to endure from childhood and later under her lama but she never broke down, felt sorry for herself or got angry.Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

    https://bit.ly/3e8Zbz1
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:40 AM
    Happy to Mr. Chen and his wife, for his devotions and great care towards Guru. His good and excellent qualities are an example I wish to follows.All the flowers and plants that you have planted look so good in the pictures.
    These are the results of your care and hard work that you have put in.Mr. Chen sets a good example for us all to learn. Thank you very much for the sharing
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 11:20 PM
    What has got into them..Such an inhuman behavior. I got no heart to see all those pictures, had to scroll down as I couldn’t bear seeing this cruelty on poor animals. I have seen people watching slime videos for satisfaction, this is the first time seeing this. This has to end very soon !
    Thank you Rinpoche

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:35 PM
    nspiration worthy words compiled by Tsem Rinpoche. All the quotes are meaningful for us to ponder. Simple quotes yet very meaningful. Buddha ‘s words is a teaching , we should listen and put into action will lead us to mind transformation and happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/and-buddha-spoke-you-should-listen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:33 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, and is recognized as one of six official religions. Numerous stupa, statues , inscriptions from the earlier history of Indonesian has suggested c Buddhism came to Indonesia a few hundred years after Hinduism. Buddhism is the second oldest religion in Indonesia, after Hinduism recording to history. Temples been built since then which still exist and came under the world heritage site. Borobudur,is one of them which is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple, in Central Java, Indonesia. The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amazing just in the Borobudur itself there were over 500 Buddha statues . I have been to there yet , wish I could. Heard from friends the beauty of it, a peaceful place good for meditation and do prayers . Buddhism in Indonesia has an interesting history behind it. The Srivijaya Kingdom and its kings were influential factors in the spreading of Buddhism then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:32 PM
    Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness when we put into action. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in our soul. Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. Learn to be thankful for what we already have. Once we begin to take note of the things we are grateful for, we begin to lose sight of the things that we lack. Once expressed, it changes our attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective. When we express gratitude it improves our self-esteem and enhances empathy.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for this great teachings which I deeply appreciate.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/gratitude-makes-us-happier.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 05:34 PM
    Great teachers are rare. It is a privilege and special opportunity when we have a great one. They are able to take a variety of styles and mold them into their own unique style to meet the needs of the students.

    The purpose of a teaching is to teach us to put into practice and learning from there to improve by keeping the end in mind. The spirit of the instructions is meant to benefit and nurture the student along the spiritual path. Thank you for the sharing
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is very touching when organizations are set up solely for the benefit of animals. I salute the World Federation for the Protection of Animals (WFPA) for creating a movement on a global scale to protect and care for animals whilst educating humans on human.

    This organization is around the globe and their mission is to build a global animal welfare movement.They are really doing a fantastic work.Thank you very much for sharing this article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2YZlJOm

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 01:51 PM
    Great sharing of a great master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who has reincarnated lifetime after lifetime so as to benefit all beings . A beautiful praise of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. We are fortunate to have H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here in Malaysia , guiding, giving all the teachings and powerful practice such as Dorje Shugden’s practice sharing with us. Dorje Shugden reincarnated as a Dharma Protector in order to benefit all. He arose from a long line of incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short biography .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/golden-undefeated-lama-of-blessings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 6. 2020 01:50 PM
    “Way of Compassion” by Tsongkhapa and “Meditations of a Tantric Abbot” by Kensur Lekden , both of these books I have not catch hold of it.“ Reading from those summaries by Freon and Swee Keong ,tells all. I did google to know more. “Kensur Lekden was one of the bright stars of the firmament of Tibetan Buddhism. In this book represent clear and compelling instructions from an accomplished master on how to set out on the bodhisattva path.” It details the attitudes cultivated in meditation—ranging from turning away from cyclic existence to developing love and compassion for all beings, to understanding the profound view of emptiness.
    Buddha Je Tsongkhapa is regarded as the manifestation of Buddha’s compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. The book “Way of Compassion” by Tsongkhapa is all about the powerful practice helps bring compassion and happiness.
    Good read on both Freon and Swee keong summaries. From there I could understand more and learn from there. Will read it from time to time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/tsongkhapas-way-of-compassion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 5. 2020 01:15 PM
    Beautiful poem of reality and at the moment of death by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Cherished the wonderful moments , meaningful hours working towards Dharma and for others. Life is short and impermanent, we only live once and nothing is permanent. But fortunately, life is nothing but a continuing of birth and death. Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears. There is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. Sometimes later becomes never, start now its never been late if we put in much effort. Good things never come from comfort zones we have to work it up. Always think what is not done and not what was done, working to benefit other will be great joy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/heartspoon-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 5. 2020 01:13 PM
    Palden Tenpai Nyima was the seventh Panchen Lama of Tibet and is considered to be emanations of Buddha Amitabha. Being the second-highest line of incarnations in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama. Palden Tenpai Nyima compiled and edited a voluminous collection of tantric deity sadhanas called the Rinjung Lhantab. Rinjung Lhantab which is a spiritual practices or a manual’ of instructions for achieving Enlightenment mainly for higher tantric students.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/rinjung-lhantab-the-panchen-lamas-collection-of-sadhanas.html

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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
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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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
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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
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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