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David’s Pilgrimage to India

May 11, 2014
David’s Pilgrimage to India

A few months ago, Rinpoche suggested that I take my father on a pilgrimage trip along with 15 other pilgrims to Bodhgaya.

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Jan 13, 2014

I just came across this article and was shocked to learn that Malaysia falls under one of the least racially tolerant countries in the world!

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Buddhist Mecca attacked

Jul 8, 2013
Buddhist Mecca attacked

At 5.30am early this Sunday morning, the Mahabodhi Temple was attacked by 9 bombs. 6 exploded inside the temple complex, 3 outside the temple grounds. There was another one which was defused. The Mahabodhi temple is located in Bodhgaya, India. It’s a UNESCO World heritage site, and one of the 7 wonders of the Buddhist world....

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Erik and Jim come to Kechara

May 29, 2013
Erik and Jim come to Kechara

Recently, Jim Yeh and Erik Yeh visited Kechara all the way from Canada and India! The blog team has approached Erik to learn more about him, his brother and how he has doubts about his business...

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2000-year-old Indian Buddhist documents!

Jan 31, 2013
2000-year-old Indian Buddhist documents!

I came across this interesting article where a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document is found and is currently being analyzed by experts from the Indological Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich.

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Buddha Statue of Hyderabad!!

Jan 25, 2013
Buddha Statue of Hyderabad!!

Frederick Law on Jan 25, 2013 at 4:38 am Dear Rinpoche, Good Morning ? I googled the web for this beautiful photo, the location of where the Buddha is standing is at ‘Husain Sagar’ lake, in India. According to Wikipedia: “It is a lake in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, built by Hazrat Hussain Shah...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture | 55 Comments »

Manjushri for Justin

May 8, 2012
Manjushri for Justin

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, This is wonderful and auspicious news for our beloved Justin Ripley. 1. As you know I have requested a beautiful Manjushri statue to be ordered, painted and filled with mantras and Justin's ashes and bones. This statue will be placed in the Monastic School where hundreds of young monks...

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Funniest pictures!! Take a look and laugh…

Jan 7, 2012
Funniest pictures!! Take a look and laugh…

I wanted to share some amusing pictures that I received in my email recently. Take a break, have some coffee, look at the pictures and laugh away. The pictures are just so funny...

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Kechara at the Global Buddhist Congregation

Jan 5, 2012
Kechara at the Global Buddhist Congregation

Three liaisons from Kechara went to participate in the Global Buddhist Congregation. Everyone from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to highly respected Sangha members to observers and pilgrims congregated at New Delhi for this historical event...

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Top 50 Breakfasts From Around The World

Dec 28, 2011
Top 50 Breakfasts From Around The World

Every morning, we all get up and eat the breakfast that we’re most accustomed to. Most of us in the “Western” world wake up to toast and cereal. To us, that’s normal… but what we perceive as normal eating habits are all a matter of perspective...

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Sikkim Earthquake hits India, Tibet and Nepal

Sep 20, 2011
Sikkim Earthquake hits India, Tibet and Nepal

On Sunday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim, India at approximately 6pm. Sikkim is a state North-East of India within the Himalayan region...

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‘Super monkey’ security guards

Nov 9, 2010
‘Super monkey’ security guards

Delhi authorities are to deploy a contingent of langurs — a large type of monkey — at Commonwealth Games venues to help chase away smaller simians from the sporting extravaganza. From Wednesday, 10 langurs will be put on duty outside Games venues in the Indian capital, with the boxing and hockey stadiums seen as...

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Introduction to Tibetan Astrology

Oct 26, 2010
Introduction to Tibetan Astrology

Since the late 1950s, Tibetan Buddhism has spread all over the world. These ancient teachings contain a multitude of methods to benefit sentient beings and alleviate their suffering, but some of these remain relatively unknown, including various systems of divinatory practices such as the divination dice or Tibetan astrology, which aids practitioners in both their...

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Buddhist Monastery from 700 AD found!

Apr 4, 2010
Buddhist Monastery from 700 AD found!

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Buddhist monastery from 700 AD found by Shiv Sahay Singh | Apr 03, 2010 Kolkata, India — The excavations at Moghalmari, a nondescript village at West Midnapore in West Bengal, recently brought to the fore a gateway complex of the Buddhist monastery, dating to 7th century AD. The Department of Archaeology,...

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