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Tibet: Her Customs and Culture

Feb 3, 2023
Tibet: Her Customs and Culture

  History The first unified Tibetan kingdom was known as Tubo or Tu Fan. It was established by one of the greatest leaders in the nation’s history, King Songtsen Gampo. King Songtsen was the first monarch to expand Tibet’s power beyond its traditional strongholds of Lhasa and the Yarlung Valley. He is also credited...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, China, Travel | 2 Comments »

10 Significant Chinese Buddhist Scholars

Feb 10, 2019
10 Significant Chinese Buddhist Scholars

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Shin Tan) Since the introduction of Buddhism to China by Emperor Ming of Han (28–75 CE), the religion has shaped Chinese culture in a variety of areas, such as art, politics, literature and philosophy. The availability of large quantities of Buddhist scriptures in the Chinese language and the introduction of translations over the centuries made China an important proponent of Buddhism in the world, having disseminated Buddhism to Korea, Japan, Vietnam and other places. Below are 10 contemporary Chinese Buddhist scho...

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Posted in Celebrities & People, China 中国, Great Lamas & Masters | 5 Comments »

Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal

Jul 12, 2018
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal

The connection between Vajra Yogini and the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal began with Mahasiddha Naropa and the Pamthingpa brothers. Her practice eventually became immensely popular across the country...

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Posted in Asia, Travel, Vajra Yogini | 23 Comments »

Wonderful Kedah, Malaysia

Jul 8, 2018
Wonderful Kedah, Malaysia

Kedah is a state in northwest Malaysia comprising the world famous Langkawi Island and the mainland. Famous for its endless paddy fields, Kedah is fondly known as the “rice bowl” of Malaysia...

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Posted in Asia, Malaysia, Travel | 15 Comments »


May 27, 2018

(Reuters Publishes My Reconciliation Prayers for Asia) ང་རང་ཚོ་ནང་ཕན་ཚུན་མི་མཐུན་པ་དེ་དག་འགྲིགས་འཇགས་བྱུང་བ་ཡིན་ན། ང་ཚོས་འཛམ་གླིང་འདི་ནང་མཐུན་གཤིབ་ཚད་དང་ལྡན་པ་འཁྱེར་ཐུབ། ང་རང་ཚོའི་དུས་འདིར།

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Amazing Angkor: A Guide to the Buddhist Temples of Siem Reap

May 13, 2018
Amazing Angkor: A Guide to the Buddhist Temples of Siem Reap

As the country with the largest majority of Buddhists in the world, Cambodia is a nation rich with spirituality. Buddhist temples can be found everywhere and one cannot walk down a street without passing a saffron-robed monk...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Asia, Travel | 10 Comments »

Reuters publishes my reconciliation prayers for Asia

May 4, 2018
Reuters publishes my reconciliation prayers for Asia

The reconciliation of our differences is what will bring true harmony to the world. In our day and age, there are many differences and troubles that we have inherited from the past and are trying to overcome. But what will make the most impact in the world is how we deal with them now,...

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Posted in Current Affairs & News, Dorje Shugden | 33 Comments »

Wonderful Hong Kong

Apr 10, 2018
Wonderful Hong Kong

Hong Kong. The name conjures up images of gleaming skyscrapers, long stretches of heavenly street food, endless shopping options and a vibrant nightlife. In short, carefree indulgence...

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Posted in Asia, China, China 中国, Travel | 11 Comments »

An Shigao: The Legendary Monk-Prince of Parthia

Apr 1, 2018
An Shigao: The Legendary Monk-Prince of Parthia

An Shigao (安世高), a Parthian monk also known as Parthamasiris, was the first translator of Buddhist texts into Chinese and an early Buddhist missionary to China...

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Posted in China 中国, Great Lamas & Masters, Guest Contributors | 7 Comments »

Malaysia A-Z: Everything You Need To Know

Mar 31, 2018
Malaysia A-Z: Everything You Need To Know

Right in the heart of Southeast Asia is Malaysia, where there is always something to see, experience or explore all year round. This is a haven for tourists, not just for its sunny weather but also for its many visitor attractions, both in and out of the city...

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Posted in Asia, Malaysia, Travel | 13 Comments »

Wonderful Korea – Gangwon

Dec 30, 2017
Wonderful Korea – Gangwon

There is something in the human soul that eternally yearns for open spaces; for the sight of verdant forests and imposing mountains, that smiles at the soothing tinkle of water in a country brook and finds serenity in the thundering roar of a waterfall. It is no wonder that those seeking respite from modern...

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Posted in Asia | 7 Comments »

Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

Nov 25, 2017
Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Kenneth Chan) With more than half of its 329,758 square kilometre surface covered in tropical rainforest, Malaysia is a top nature and ecotourism destination for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. It boasts the oldest rainforest in the world estimated at 130 million years old, the third highest peak in all...

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Posted in Asia, Malaysia, Travel | 24 Comments »

Wonderful Okinawa

Nov 20, 2017
Wonderful Okinawa

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline)   Introduction When the word ‘Japan’ comes to mind, people will usually think about Hokkaido, Tokyo, or Osaka, as these prefectures are the most popular tourist destinations. Another prefecture that should not be left out on any trip to Japan, one that is distinct from mainland Japan with...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Travel | 9 Comments »

Top 10 Island Holidays in Malaysia

Nov 20, 2017
Top 10 Island Holidays in Malaysia

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Kenneth Chan) Crystal clear waters lapping against white sandy beaches. Coastlines lined with palm trees against a backdrop of lush green hills and sunny blue skies. Amazing underwater life and some of the best diving sites in the world. Malaysia’s 878 islands give sun and surf lovers plenty of reason...

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Posted in Asia, Malaysia, Travel | 8 Comments »

Wonderful Japan – Shikoku

Jul 22, 2017
Wonderful Japan – Shikoku

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline) Shikoku (四国, which literally means “four countries”) is the smallest among Japan’s four main islands as well as the least populous one with over 4 million people. It is located at the southwest of Honshu Island and is east of Kyushu Island. Just as its name implies, Shikoku is divided into four prefectures that refers to the former four provinces that made up this island, namely Awa, Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo. These four provinces are replaced by today’s four prefectures of Tokushima, Ko...

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Posted in Asia, Travel | 8 Comments »

Wonderful Korea – Seoul

Jul 20, 2017
Wonderful Korea – Seoul

(By Tsem Rinpoche) The capital city of South Korea is the largest city in the country, and probably the most densely populated city in the world with over 11.8 million people in its main ‘Special City’ section alone. Considered one of East Asia’s economic and cultural hubs, Seoul will tantalise all your senses. Seoul...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Asia, Travel | 6 Comments »

Wonderful Vietnam

Jul 17, 2017
Wonderful Vietnam

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David) Vietnam is a thin strip of land that borders with China up in the North, and Laos and Cambodia to the West. It was once a lesser-known travel destination but Vietnam has since become widely popular in recent years. In fact, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi is consistently ranked among...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Asia, Travel | 18 Comments »

Greenest Cities of Asia

Mar 7, 2011
Greenest Cities of Asia

Here is some research sponsored by Siemens, to measure the environmental performance of the 22 major cities in Asia. This study has graded the cities accordingly and placed them under 5 performance categories...

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Posted in Asia, Current Affairs & News, Travel | 9 Comments »

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