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Bishwo Shanti Stupa – the Peace Pagoda in Pokhara, Nepal

May 20, 2011
Bishwo Shanti Stupa – the Peace Pagoda in Pokhara, Nepal

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Few aspects of Man’s nature showcase his ingenuity more clearly than his talent for cruelty and conflict. Fortunately, another of those aspects is his capacity for compassion and forgiveness. It is from roots borne of these two diametrically opposite traits that the Pokhara Shanti Stupa – and 79 other Peace Pagodas...

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Kechara Discovery’s very 1st in-house clay statue!

May 17, 2011
Kechara Discovery’s very 1st in-house clay statue!

Kechara Discovery (KD) has been working on their very first clay statue! Previously, they specialized in making Buddha images made of bronze and copper. Now they are starting to make statues IN-HOUSE with clay...

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The Ethnics Groups of China

May 16, 2011
The Ethnics Groups of China

Here are some pictures I found of the different ethnic groups in China, and I thought it would be interesting to share. I love the study of people, their clothes, customs, beliefs, where they come from, why they are the way they are. Fascinating to me…so many beautiful and exotic people in the world. Tsem...

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Some comments from Observer/Roy Martinez

Mar 15, 2011
Some comments from Observer/Roy Martinez

Dear blog readers, Again, thank you for visiting my space here where I share many varied interests with you. I also share my life, thoughts both positive/negative, dreams, disappointments, hopes, goals and wishes. Some of them you may agree, some you may not, but it’s ok because I have to be who I am...

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Seychelles

Feb 26, 2011
Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles is a 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is a paradise of spectacular nature, white beaches with crystal clear waters, and unusual flora and fauna. If you flew there, you could land on either of 2 different islands: Mahe Island or Praslin Island. Depending on which airline you take,...

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Indoor Garden

Feb 9, 2011
Indoor Garden

When I visit Singapore, I like to just stop by Shangrila Hotel not far from Orchard Rd, the main shopping street… Grab a cuppa at the coffee house and visit the indoor garden. I like to sit at the indoor garden (free of mosquitoes) and do my sadhanas and just visualize I live in...

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Great Vegetarian restaurant – Anada Bhavan in Singapore!

Feb 7, 2011
Great Vegetarian restaurant – Anada Bhavan in Singapore!

There is one opposite Mustafa Centre, Serangoon (Little India). Whenever I visit Singapore, I visit Mustafa’s. You can find almost anything inside and open 24 hours. Can you imagine a dept store open 24 hours?? How convenient for people. We do not have anything like that here in Kuala Lumpur. Then just 15 seconds...

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Posted in Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment, Asia, Food & Recipes, Travel | 16 Comments »

1000-Armed Kuan Yin-Foo Hai Ch’an Monastery

Feb 7, 2011
1000-Armed Kuan Yin-Foo Hai Ch’an Monastery

Around 8 years ago in Singapore (Geylang), I happened across this Monastery by chance…I stopped the taxi and went inside to look…it was under massive renovations…but it had this huge Kuan Yin and I was so attracted…I wanted to visit the place again when it was done but for years forget where this Monastery...

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Socotra Island

Jan 30, 2011
Socotra Island

One of my students found this and sent it to me…it is of an island that is known to be the most alien-looking place on Earth. Socotra is a small Yemeni archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. Although part of Yemen, it looks like it’s on a completely different planet! It is...

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Flying Vajrayogini in Patan, Nepal

Jan 28, 2011
Flying Vajrayogini in Patan, Nepal

(By Tsem Rinpoche) My students and friends have been in Kathmandu (Nepal) on a pilgrimage. JP (Head liaison of Tsem Ladrang) is leading a group of 7 people, where for 4 of them it is their first time to Nepal. Together with him is Adrian, Phoebe, William (from Penang study group), Wee Liang (Kechara...

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Hard to Face, But True…..

Nov 12, 2010
Hard to Face, But True…..

This is the kind of place I WOULD DREAM TO LIVE. On top of a hill, with no surrounding villages or people. Green with lots of trees, prayer flags, wind, mountains, fresh air and simple housing. I would have wonderful large statues of Buddhas inside with perpetual abundant offerings offered daily. I would do...

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Tsem Rinpoche Bio Group Goes to USA

Oct 11, 2010
Tsem Rinpoche Bio Group Goes to USA

Kechara is doing a book and creating a movie on my life story. Actually I’m not anyone special, but my teacher in the past around 8 years back (2002) insisted I do a bio book on myself in which I vehemently asked to be excused from doing..But my teacher insisted…But as time passes, many...

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Holy Place of Kuan Yin

Oct 3, 2010
Holy Place of Kuan Yin

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Mt. Putuo lies to the east of Zhoushan City. Zhoushan City is situated on Zhoushan Island that in turn gives its name to a group of some four hundred small islands off the east coast of China in Zhejiang Province. These islands are in fact the peaks of submerged mountains and...

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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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