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Trisong Detsen, the Great Dharma King of Tibet

Apr 24, 2019
Trisong Detsen, the Great Dharma King of Tibet

King Trisong Detsen, the second of Tibet’s Three Dharma Kings, was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet and for putting it under royal patronage...

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Osiris: The Egyptian God of the Underworld

Feb 9, 2019
Osiris: The Egyptian God of the Underworld

Osiris was one of the chief deities of ancient Egypt and considered the empire’s first ruler. Commonly referred to as the ‘King of Kings,’ he has been known throughout the ages by different names, including Usiris, Asar, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir and Ausare. The name Osiris comes from Latin but its root originates from...

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Is There Any Such Thing As “Vermin”?

Jan 25, 2019
Is There Any Such Thing As “Vermin”?

In this essay I will be discussing how the term ‘vermin’ might be accurately or inaccurately applied contemporarily. To do this, I will primarily look at what classifies something as vermin in detail...

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Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov: The Dharma King of Buryatia

Nov 28, 2018
Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov: The Dharma King of Buryatia

Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov was a charismatic Buddhist master and visionary from Buryatia in Siberia. He was born at a time when Buddhism was flourishing in the region. However, as he had foreseen challenging times ahead, he did not let the favourable circumstances blind him. When the Russian civil war broke out, Tsydenov’s decision to...

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Chariots of the Gods

Nov 26, 2018
Chariots of the Gods

Here is another one of my favourite videos. Before the videos, it was the best selling book! I read this book decades ago several times and it really ‘made sense’ to me. I loved the book and I loved this documentary based on the book. I remember being in my bedroom laying down on...

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Posted in Aliens, Film, TV & Music, Me, Mythology and Mysteries, Science & Mysteries, Videos, Videos | 15 Comments »

Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Soul

Oct 14, 2018
Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Soul

Mahatma Gandhi was a politician, lawyer, activist, writer, and the leader of the nationalist movement in India. He is also considered to be the father of the nation state of India...

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Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

Oct 14, 2018
Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai) Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen is commonly referred to by his abbreviated name, ‘Sapan’. He was one of the most famous 13th Century Tibetan spiritual masters and scholars of the Sakya tradition. Sakya Pandita was not his name but a title attributed to him due to his scholarly...

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The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

Aug 11, 2018
The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

In 2012, a White Tara statue in Surabaya, Indonesia, was thrust into the spotlight when her eyes, sculpted closed in meditation, suddenly opened and glanced to the side...

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The Sakya Lineage & Dorje Shugden

Jul 30, 2018
The Sakya Lineage & Dorje Shugden

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David) Dear friends, It is a well-known fact that Dorje Shugden has a long history of association and practice within the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. In fact, Dorje Shugden was first enthroned and propitiated within the Sakya School before becoming a widespread protector practice within the Gelug tradition....

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The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery

Jul 27, 2018
The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery

(by Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)   The Founding of Ratsag Monastery According to an inscription, Ra Bende Yonten Gyalpo founded Ratsag Monastery in the Yab Valley of Tolung, near Lhasa in the early half of the 11th century. It was built through the generous patronage of the noble Sego family. However, Go...

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The Guangxi Community in Bentong

Jul 26, 2018
The Guangxi Community in Bentong

Bentong is one of the few towns in Malaysia which has a majority of Guangxi Chinese within the Chinese community. Around 75% of the Chinese population in Bentong...

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Sonam Chopel

Apr 22, 2018
Sonam Chopel

Sonam Chopel was born in 1595 at Gyale in Tibet’s Tolung valley to the west of Lhasa. When he was eight, he was enrolled at the great Geluk monastery of Drepung...

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The Controversial Pope Leo X

Apr 20, 2018
The Controversial Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X's papacy was known for making Rome a cultural and political centre of Europe but at the expense of the papal treasury due to his lavish spending. He also failed to take the development of the Protestant Reformation movement seriously...

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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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Buddhism in the Mongol Empire

Mar 22, 2018
Buddhism in the Mongol Empire

How Buddhism spread throughout the Mongol Empire provides an important insight into the cultural and political situation at the time, and illustrates how many high lamas worked skilfully to benefit the Mongols...

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Prominent Bentong Figures in the Pre-WWII Era

Mar 15, 2018
Prominent Bentong Figures in the Pre-WWII Era

A small town with a colourful history, Bentong has been fortunate to have people such as the noble Mr Loke Yew who have contributed significantly to its development...

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A Lost Underwater City Has Been Found 1,700 Years After It Sank

Mar 10, 2018
A Lost Underwater City Has Been Found 1,700 Years After It Sank

Dear friends around the world, I recently came across reports of the discovery of an underwater Roman settlement off the coast of Tunisia. For almost a decade, archaeologists have been searching for the Roman city of Neapolis, which was believed to have been sunk by a tsunami 1,700 years ago. The ruins of the...

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The Intriguing Green Children of Woolpit

Mar 10, 2018
The Intriguing Green Children of Woolpit

(by Tsem Rinpoche and Cindy Hew) In current times, the phrase “little green men” brings to mind alien beings from outer space, reminiscent of the hype surrounding flying saucers during the turn of the 20th Century. The earliest linking of this phrase with extra-terrestrials can be traced to an article about a little green-skinned...

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The Mysterious Vault B Door at Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Feb 14, 2018
The Mysterious Vault B Door at Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Dear friends around the world, I have always been a big fan of spiritual, metaphysical, mystical, historical and paranormal related subjects. I even have a special section on this blog dedicated to paranormal articles. What interests me is discovering how ancient knowledge has made an impact on the modern era. For instance, there are...

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Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula Maha Thera: The Theravadan Academic

Feb 11, 2018
Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula Maha Thera: The Theravadan Academic

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai) Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula Maha Thera is widely acclaimed to have been one of the greatest luminaries amongst Sri Lankan scholars of the 20th century. He was a fully ordained monk of the Theravada tradition, an erudite scholar and author of a number of important books on...

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