Sir Edmund Hillary’s Yeti

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Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

The legendary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a mountain climber and an explorer of the Antarctic. He was born on 20 July 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand and lived until the ripe old age of 88. Together with the Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, he made history by being the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, 29,029 feet (8,848 metres) above sea level.

Although he became legendary for climbing Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary described himself as “a small and rather lonely child” during his early years. Hillary grew up in a small village called Tuakau, where he attended Tuakau Primary School. During his childhood in New Zealand, Hillary’s father worked as a beekeeper, a profession that he would later pursue as well. On the other hand, his mother was a schoolteacher and wanted to ensure her son attended a good school in the city. So, Hillary travelled to Auckland Grammar School for his secondary education. As a child, he was shy and studious, often burying himself in books, but he soon grew into a lanky teenager, towering at 6 feet 5 inches.

Sir Edmund Hillary at 9 months old

Sir Edmund Hillary at 9 months old

At the age of 16, he discovered his love of snow and climbing during a school ski trip to Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park. He also began climbing the Southern Alps of New Zealand while he was still in high school. Hillary’s first major climbing expedition was scaling Mount Ollivier, in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, at the age of 20. While at the University of Auckland, he studied mathematics and science but was also very active and joined outdoor clubs, which allowed him to develop his interest in climbing even further.

Despite having serious reservations, he was conscripted into the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During military service in the Solomon Islands, he suffered serious burn injuries in a boat accident and returned home to New Zealand. After World War II, he went back to mountain climbing and became determined to scale Mount Everest. It was then that Hillary and his brother Rex, following in the footsteps of their father, became beekeepers, which allowed them spare time to pursue mountain climbing during winter. Soon after, he joined a New Zealand party to the Himalayas and later that year, they joined a British reconnaissance expedition to climb the South Col, which is the sharp-edged notch or pass between Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse.

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Together with the Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hillary made history by being the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

Following this, he received an invitation to join a team of mountaineers planning a historic climb up Mount Everest itself. In the spring of 1953, a base camp was established by the middle of May as a starting point for groups of mountaineers launching their expeditions up Mount Everest. After another pair of climbers failed to reach the top, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out early on May 29 and were standing on the summit of Mount Everest by late morning. The two climbers shook hands in celebration and Norgay embraced his partner while Hillary took photographs.

After that, they searched for signs of George Mallory, a British climber lost on Everest in 1924. Just before leaving, Hillary planted a crucifix in the snow and Norgay, who was a Buddhist, made a food offering of chocolates. They spent approximately 15 minutes on the peak before beginning their descent. Hillary made other expeditions to the Everest region during the early 1960s but never again tried to conquer the summit of the mountain. His historic conquest of Everest was announced on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and the new queen knighted Hillary when he travelled to London.

Tenzing Norgay or often known as Sherpa Tenzing was one of the first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Tenzing Norgay, also known as Sherpa Tenzing, was one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of Mount Everest

After achieving international fame as the first to climb Mount Everest, Hillary turned to exploration. From 1955 to 1958, he headed the New Zealand group in the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which was led by Vivian Fuchs (later knighted Sir Vivian Fuchs). Hillary finally reached the South Pole with a tractor on 4 January 1958, and wrote about his experience in the book, The Crossing of Antarctica in 1958 (co-authored with Fuchs) and No Latitude for Error in 1961.

During the Antarctic expedition of 1967, Hillary was among those who scaled Mount Herschel, 10,941 feet (3,335 metres) above sea level, for the first time. In 1968, he traversed the wild rivers of Nepal on a jet boat, and then in 1977, he led the first jet boat expedition up the River Ganges, all the way back to its source in the Himalayas. In 1985, Hillary and the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong flew a small twin-engine plane to the North Pole, a feat that cemented Hillary in the history books as the first person to stand on both poles and the summit of Everest, which became known as the “third pole.”

Another warm picture of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Another warm picture of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

His autobiography, Nothing Venture, Nothing Win, that detailed his expeditions and personal life was published in 1975, in which he said that he never anticipated the acclaim that would follow his historic ascent to the summit of Everest. From 1985 to 1988, he served as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Over the years, he was awarded numerous honours, including the Order of the Garter in 1995.

Despite the many accolades and honours over the years, Hillary remained humble and unassuming. His main interest was the welfare of the Himalayan people of Nepal, especially the Sherpas — the community that Tenzing Norgay belonged to. With this in mind, he established the Himalayan Trust in 1960 that was tasked with the building of schools, hospitals, and airfields. His dedication to the Sherpas lasted into his later years and was recognised in 2003 during the 50th anniversary celebration of his and Norgay’s ascent of Everest, when he was given honorary citizenship of Nepal.

Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa village leader Khunjo Chumbi at a 1960 press conference in Tokyo

Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa village leader Khunjo Chumbi at a 1960 press conference in Tokyo

Sir Edmund Hillary has been hailed as “New Zealand’s most trusted individual”, various geographic regions around the world bear his name, and the current five-dollar bill from New Zealand features his image. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He passed away on 11 January 2008 in Auckland. Flags were lowered to half-mast in mourning of his passing.

 

The Abominable Snowman

The term ‘abominable snowman’ was coined in 1921, the same year that Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Howard-Bury led the British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition. He wrote about it in his book, Mount Everest The Reconnaissance, 1921, in which he related his experience at the crossing of Lhakpa La, 21,000 feet (6,400 metres) above sea level. There he found unusual footprints that he believed,

“…were probably caused by a large ‘loping’ grey wolf, which in the soft snow formed double tracks rather like those of a bare-footed man”.

He did however add that his Sherpa guides “at once volunteered that the tracks must be that of ‘The Wild Man of the Snows’, to which they gave the name ‘Metoh-kangmi’.” “Metoh” translates as “man-bear” and “Kang-mi” translates as “snowman”.

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward and photographed by Eric Shipton taken at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Edmund Hillary in Nepal

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward and photographed by Eric Shipton taken at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal

The ‘abominable snowman’ was born when Henry Newman, a longtime contributor to The Statesman in Calcutta, in which he wrote under the pen name of ‘Kim’, interviewed the porters of the Everest Reconnaissance expedition while they were returning to Darjeeling. Newman translated “metoh” as “filthy” and substituted it with the term “abominable”, perhaps out of artistic license. Thus, the abominable snowman was born and sparked the interest of mountain climbers and explorers of that time.

 

Search For the Yeti

Apart from his achievements as a climber and explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary is well-known in history as the first man who searched for the yeti, another name for the abominable snowman. In the 1950s, stories of hairy man-like creatures roaming the snowy peaks of the Himalayas were intensely popular and curiosity surrounding the abominable snowman was so widespread that Hillary was drawn to search for him.

Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest, is presented with a hairy scalp believed to be the scalp of a Yeti.

Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest, is presented with a hairy scalp believed to be the scalp of a yeti.

A number of footprints were found, indicating that yeti-like creatures were active in remote places in Nepal, Tibet, and the surrounding region. Then in 1952, Hillary along with George Lowe discovered strange hair associated with the yeti on a high pass while in the mountains. In 1953, Hillary found yeti tracks in the Barun Khola range, and the following year, two British members of Hillary’s team uncovered yeti tracks down in the Choyang Valley.

Hillary’s trusted Sherpa friends even related their firsthand sightings of the man-sized yeti. The Sherpas of Nepal knew of several types of abominable snowmen that roamed the Himalayas. Whilst searching for the yeti, Hillary and his collaborator, Desmond Doig, noted that there were several unknown primates said to be living in the Himalayan region but had yet to be discovered by the scientific community. Among the several varieties of yeti, there was one called the ‘Nyalmo’. Hillary and Doig first came across the Nyalmo in north-central Nepal. They were said to be,

“giant-sized (up to twenty feet tall), manlike, hairy, and given to shaking giant pine trees in trials of strength while other Nyalmos sit around and clap their hands.”

[2:40 AM, 11/1/2017] PDL: Drawing by Edwin Duesiester from an 1979 eyewitness account by Desmond Doig and Edmund Hillary

Drawing by Edwin Duesiester from a 1979 eyewitness account by Desmond Doig and Sir Edmund Hillary

Throughout the 1950s, Hillary was a keen supporter of the possibility of the existence of the yeti. Late in the 1960s, Sir Edmund Hillary, sponsored by the World Book encyclopedia company of Chicago, departed on his famous expedition to Nepal in pursuit of the yeti. During the expedition, he recovered a supposed yeti ‘scalp’ from Khumjung Monastery and brought it to the West for testing. Hillary explained,

“The scalp was in the house of a frightening old woman, believed to be a witch, in Khumjung. It has been in the possession of the village for 240 years. Unfortunately, the results indicated the scalp was manufactured from the skin of a serow, a goat-like Himalayan antelope.”

Since Hillary’s time until today, the yeti still evades explorers and mountain climbers, only offering quick eyewitness glimpses together with a steadily growing body of footprint evidence. Along with its North American cousin, the sasquatch, the yeti continues to inspire the imagination of countless bigfoot hunters and researchers around the world.

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In the 1960s, Sir Edmund Hillary arrived in Europe with what was supposedly the scalp of a yeti from the village of Khumjung in Nepal. Though he had his doubts about its authenticity, he wanted his theories confirmed by scientists. The villagers of Khumjung held the scalp in high regard and thought of it as a good luck charm. Though this particular interview is conducted in French, Hillary was fortunate to have the questions translated into English. At the end of the interview is a drawing of what Hillary believed the yeti looked like.

 

Conclusion

Sir Edmund Hillary’s life story not only serves as a testament to the determination of the human mind to conquer what was once thought unconquerable – Mount Everest, and his compassion to help others — his works in bettering the lives of the Sherpas in the Himalayas, but also how the human imagination and search for truth can lead men to new discoveries.

Since Hillary’s time, the search for the yeti and other related creatures, such as bigfoot, has become a mainstream pursuit. Hillary’s preliminary discoveries have inspired a whole new generation of researchers and professors all over the world, including notable names such as Professor Jeff Meldrum from the United States of America and Dr Igor Burtsev from Russia, not forgetting countless generations of amateur yeti/bigfoot researchers and hunters who spend their lives searching for the elusive creatures. With the latest advances in forensic science and technology, many new discoveries continue to point towards the existence of the yeti or bigfoot, and perhaps one day soon will prove once and for all that the yeti really exists.

Yeti or bigfoot are well-accepted living creatures that are considered half-human and half-animal. To the Tibetans, Nepali, Bhutanese and people from all over the Himalayas, they are actually considered to be more of an animal, and there is no doubt of the existence of the yetis amongst these people. For many thousands of years people have seen them and there are many stories of these encounters. So, for the modern man, it may seem that this type of large humanoid creature perhaps does not exist, given that people are still unable to find ‘scientific’ proof of their existence. On the other hand, someone of Sir Edmund Hillary’s stature, reputation and fame has put the search for the yeti firmly on the map. No one ever doubted what Sir Edmund Hillary witnessed and recounted. So, the mystery continues since so many people, including of great stature, have seen it. Therefore, we can conclude that although Sir Edmund Hillary did in fact see something in the mountains, it was not a bear or an ape and could possibly well be a yeti of Himalayan folklore.

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Sir Edmund Hillary painted by one of his many fans

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Sir Edmund Hillary and his wife, Louise Mary Rose, during their wedding in 1953

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Sir Edmund Hillary with his team, taken during one of his expeditions

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Sir Edmund Hillary and Lady Louise Hillary with their son Peter in 1955

New Zealand mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary arrives in London with his wife, Louise. They were married on September 3, 1953 soon after his ascent of Mount Everest. In 1975, while en route to join Hillary in Phaplu, Louise and their teenage daughter Belinda were killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport shortly after take-off.

New Zealand mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary arrives in London with his wife, Louise. They were married on September 3, 1953 soon after his ascent of Mount Everest. In 1975, while en route to join Hillary in Phaplu, Louise and their teenage daughter Belinda were killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport shortly after take-off.

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Peter Hillary (left, son of Edmund Hillary) and Jamling Tenzing Norgay (right, son of Tenzing Norgay). In May 2002, Peter climbed Mount Everest as part of a 50th anniversary celebration. Jamling Tenzing Norgay was also part of the expedition.

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A portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary in his later years

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  1. Tsem Rinpoche on May 2, 2019 at 12:50 am

    There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR

    yeti

  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:37 am

    (Part 1 of 8)

    This museum in Pokhara, Nepal has a section dedicated to Yetis (Bigfoot). Very interesting. I am including some pictures of the inside of this wonderful museum. Do enjoy. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

    (Part 2 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

    (Part 3 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

    (Part 4 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:34 am

    (Part 5 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:33 am

    (Part 6 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  8. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:33 am

    (Part 7 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

    (Part 8 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  10. Joy Kam on Nov 28, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Curious about the legendary Yeti? Not sure what to believe? Here is an article that explores a range of sources, from folktales to newspaper reports, detailing sightings and encounters with the elusive creature, who has been a part of the very fabric of various Himalayan communities for thousands of years. Read about religious beliefs, myths, fables and stories by scholars and travellers alike, and realise that there is more to the Yeti than you previously thought.

    Imagining-the-Wild-Man-Yeti-Sightings-in-Folktales-and-Newspapers.pdf

  11. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    This is a real awesome documentary on bigfoot. One of the best – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5eV9nIEjk&feature=youtu.be

  12. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake.

    Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage.

  13. Stella Cheang on Dec 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you, Pastor David, for this interesting sharing. Sir Edmund Yeti is a shining example of a true fearless explorer. A lifetime of determination and dedication towards causes that he believe deeply in without consideration for fame and wealth. May we too, can ignite that hidden passion in us and go all the way with what we believe in.

  14. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 19, 2017 at 2:06 am

    A joy to watch a good natured person become one of the first persons to scale the Everests. It is also quite rare of successful people to care for the welfare of people from the developing world like Nepal and that he took a deep interest into the Sherpas.

    Sir Edmund Hilary has much fame after his climbs up the Everest he does not need to mar his reputation, by indicating he saw a mythical creature like the Yeti. Yet he did so. He obviously believed the existence of Yeti, and mounted expeditions to search for it. Probably what he never expected was how determined Yetis were to make themselves hidden.

  15. Lim Han Nee on Nov 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this was most interesting post.

  16. Lim Han Nee on Nov 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Sir Edmund Hillary made world history by being the first mountaineer to scale Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, together with fellow Nepalese mountaineer Tenzin Norgay .
    This is a fine example of Hillary as a man of grit and determination.Hillary continued to show his zest for exploration by participating in exploration expeditions to the North and South Poles, and even the Ganges and the wild rivers in Nepal!

    Sir Edmund Hillary was also the first man to go in search of the yeti or Bigfoot. Hillary became fascinated with the Bigfoot upon hearing stories of first sightings by his close Sherpa friends. His search for the yeti and some preliminary findings have inspired a whole wave of research and study on the yeti. All this and new sightings point to a strong possibility of the yeti’s existence being proven to be real in the near future.

    Hillary will also be well-remembered for his devotion to bettering the lives of the Himalayan people of Nepal, particularly the Sherpas, Tenzin Norgay’s people.He established the Himalayan Trust which was tasked with the building of schools, hospitals, and airfield for these Himalayan people.He was recognized for this by his being awarded honorary citizenship of Nepal. The warm spirit of comradeship of their fathers appeared to
    have continued in the sons. Fifty years after the event, Peter Hillary and Jaming Tenzin Norgay together joined the expedition that successfully scaled Mt Everest, as their fathers had done before.

  17. Cc on Nov 5, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lai for sharing.

    Passion > drive > attitude > curiosity > determination > mission

  18. Wah Ying on Nov 2, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you for this post on Sir Edmund Hillary and yeti. It’s a good read and must read for those who are interested in Yeti, Snowman or Bigfoot. It was written in a simple way easy to understand yet highlighted what we can learn from Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition and passion.

    From his story I learn not only the determination, persistency and believe in what he wishes to do to scale Mount Everest. Even he became famous and received many accolades and honours; he did not stop there. He continue to do things he is passionate of including helping to improve the welfare of Sherpas, the people he has close association with and sharing the same dreams with. With imagination, as the famous saying “will often carry us to worlds that never were…”

  19. Sharon Ong on Nov 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    One of Sir Edmund Hillary’s best quotes – It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

    His life story and feat conquering the highest mountain in the world serves as an inspiration of strength and true human grit. I remember reading about Sir Hillary’s story when I was a child and recalled about him seeing an abominable snowman aka yeti during his expedition. I was fascinated but initially did not connect Yeti to BigFoot until many years later. Am glad to be able to read more about BigFoot, Yeti and the like on Rinpoche’s blog. (It’s always good to have a variety of interests!) While many do not believe in BigFoot’s existence, I personally do believe that BigFoots do exist, just extremely shy and hence, prefers to hide away from humans. I also think Chewbacca in Star Wars is probably based on BigFoot. 🙂

    Thank you for the good read.

  20. Jacinta Goh on Nov 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Although unfortunately the scalp couldn’t prove anything concrete but from taking the account of Sir Edmund Hillary’s statement, one can only believe what he has seen.

    Thank you Pastor David.

  21. Samfoonheei on Nov 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I love to read articles on the legendary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary. Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who with Tenzing Norgay, his Nepalese Sherpa guide been the first to reach the summit of Mt Everest.
    Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reported seeing large footprints while scaling Mount Everest. Follow by other expedition also discovered similar yeti-like footprints even a supposed yeti ‘scalp’ .A number of footprints were also found, indicating that yeti-like creatures were active in remote places in Nepal, Tibet, and the surrounding region. That’s sounds interesting but the scientific researcher had not discovered .
    He had a beautiful life story proving nothing is impossible if we make an effort to pursue our dreams .His determination to conquer what was once thought unconquerable – Mount Everest, and his compassion to help others. And to search for truth can lead men to new discoveries of yetis.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for these interesting article.

  22. Fong on Nov 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    As a kid growing up in the backwoods, we hear of Sir Edmund Hillary and his adventures up Mount Everest and the forsaken Antarctica.The adventures were made more exciting by the fact that it was in a very very cold place and gained our admiration for his bravery and adventurous spirit.

    Now, reading of his other works like bettering the very lives of the sherpas without whose help these expeditions up Mount Everest would not have been possible, is very heartwarming. He is a man of facts and objectives, and for him to come out say what he had seen up in the snowy mountains, must hold some water. Makes one sit up and take notice and believe in yetis or the more romantic version, the abominable snowman.

    Thank you for sharing about Sir Edmund Hillary and his adventures.

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    The Importance of Tibet Befriending China

    An interesting article on the importance of Tibet befriending China. On the one hand, the Tibetan leadership are (understandably) always criticising the Chinese leadership. But what is done is done, and whatever Tibet was or was not in relations to China and its sovereignty is not in the cards anymore. So do not keep talking about what Tibet was. If they want a better deal for Tibet, then it is high time they tone down the negative rhetoric and humbly reach out to China. So it is important that at every get-together with foreign dignitaries and their citizens, the Tibetan leadership stops criticising and talking about the evils of China.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/TibetChinaFriends
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 10:10 PM
    Rejoice for Jie that he can now speaks. All appreciation to the kindness of Guru, Tsem Rinpoche for blessing him and all the children. Besides, I believe it is because Chef Au has been working as a vegetarian chef and retrained himself from meat that have accumulated the merits to help his son. A wonderful miracle story to share to all. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this story.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:49 PM
    First time coming across this game, sound interesting and challenging with difficult questions. Its through the way we answering will some how reveal individual’s behaviour and personality. Rinpoche is able to see the weaker and stronger side of us individually. It is a game of fun and laughter, learning as well even though it reveals each psyche behaviour .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-famous-pick-game
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:47 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s connection with the Sakya School began hundreds of years ago. The truth is Dorje Shugden was first practiced within the great Sakya tradition where Dorje Shugden was first enthroned as an enlightened Dharma Protector before becoming a widespread protector practice within the Gelug tradition. Many Sakya throne holders and many great lamas had practiced Dorje Shugden and proliferated the practice. Even though Sakya and Gelug are from a different schools and traditions the core teachings in Buddhism is the same. We are all connected to each other though the teachings comes from a different tradition. Living in a way that embraces respect, and tolerance, without violence, physically, mentally and spiritually. We should practice the Buddha Dharma, the benefits will be immeasurable, support the Guru and to benefit all sentient beings .
    (What we all want is peace, both inside and around us, for ourselves and for others.)….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-we-are-all-connected
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:45 PM
    Wow…… incredible experiences with Rinpoche. I could imagine the joy of witnessing and feeling the powerful energy at that time. We won’nt see this happening often. Reading this article , I understand much better now. Wow….. that’s a miraculous picture , seeing a streaming of lights out from Rinpoche , that was after looking at the photo taken earlier. I am fortunate to see and first time coming across picture of lighting phenomena. Hence visualization in our prayers is very important whether we can see or not do not matter as long as we trust and have faith in our guru in the practice.
    (To keep our Samaya clean with our teacher, we will always see our teacher and Buddha as one.)…. I will keep in mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-invoking-the-buddhas-to-come-forth
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:26 PM
    UFO is another interesting paranormal subject. There were many sighting reports on UFOs all around the world. It is not an isolated report. The universe is so big, there are still many things we have not explored. Therefore, there is a very high possibility there are UFOs out there.

    The fact that we are not able to encounter one face to face could mean that they are much more advanced and intelligent than human beings. They do not want to have direct connection with human beings because they know we will keep them in captivity and hurt them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/second-ufo-sighting-baffles-china-malaysia.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:57 PM
    Ganden Sumtseling or Songzanlin or Guihua Monastery is also known as “Little Potala Palace”. Sumtseling Monastery is located just outside the city of Zhongdian (later renamed to Shangri-la in 2001). It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. Established by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama in 1679, the monastery was built during the rule of Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi, who fully patronized the development of the monastery. One of the most special features of the monastery is its blending of Tibetan and Chinese-style architecture.

    Read more about this monastery at https://bit.ly/2xiTMCC
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:52 PM
    Archaeologists have come across a vast network of underwater ruins making up the ancient Roman city once known as Neapolis, which was largely washed away by a powerful tsunami around 1,700 years ago.

    Read more this at https://bit.ly/2ZNWVXi
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:47 PM
    He is known as the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. He is aware of the radiation he is subject to on a daily basis, but says that he “refuses to worry about it.” He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the zone.

    See more about his work https://bit.ly/2IQlI76
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:50 AM
    Over the last decades , China have since built more, huge impressive mega statues around the Chinese landscape. It seem these mega-statues are even more stunning than its towering skyscrapers and indeed very impressive. China is a great Buddhist land, with Buddha statues of all sizes rising up through history. And some of which are among the largest or tallest in the world. China has a long history of Buddhist art and sculpture. Through out history China been a great Buddhist land had built many awe-inspiring, Buddha statues, from been the highest to the largest statues in the world. I wish I could visit and see those huge Buddhist statues in future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures of those huge statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/chinas-huge-buddha-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:48 AM
    China is a vast country with many huge statues been built over the centuries. Having a long history of Buddhism, the statues been built with ancient architectures ,art and sculpture of various sizes . Some of those seem to be the world largest and tallest . Amazing to look at those beautiful statues been rich in their culture for thousands of years. They are built all over China, every province there are at least one or two amazing structure. Buddha statues are getting bigger on mainland China in bid to lure pilgrims and tourists. I would love to see those amazing structures Buddhist statues. Out of those 24 huge Statues in China , I have only visited Big Buddha of Lingshan (Buddha Shakyamuni), Big Buddha of Leshan, Sichuan, Samantabhadra, Sichuan Province and Manjushri, Shanxi Province.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/chinas-huge-buddha-statues-chinese.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:47 AM
    Wow ….what a fantastic discovery by astronomers’ search . There are other habitable planets out in the sky. Planets like earth in the out space are not rare to the scientist. There’s more to life on earth and earth is often referred to as a Goldilocks planet. Astronomers found a first truly earth-like planet in habitable zone after years of research. New discovery lead by Steven Vogt and Paul Butler suggested our galaxy may be teeming with potentially habitable planets . Could not have imagine there are 200 billion stars in the universe, there could be a possibility that there are more life in other planets which are not yet found. Steven Scott Vogt and Paul Butler are one of those astronomer whose main interest is the search for extra solar planets. The planet Earth was believed to be the center of the universe, there are innumerable beings in the universe. Interesting read.
    According to the Buddha, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe. I do believe that as found in other Buddhist scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-planet-discovered-that-could-have-life.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:30 AM
    HONG KONG: Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

    Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83 per cent of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

    The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94 per cent, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

    Read more about this article at https://bit.ly/2xRfi1x
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:22 AM
    Every time you buy a fashion item made from leather – be it a trendy handbag, a piece of comfortable shoes – please think about the tremendous cruelty that stands at the foundation of that product. This petition targets both the Chinese government – who has repeatedly failed to adopt animal welfare laws and has allowed this industry to thrive – as well as consumers worldwide, to take the pledge to go cruel-free and stop purchasing leather products.

    Please stop buying leather products from today https://bit.ly/2sWcGMW

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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.
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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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.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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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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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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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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
1 week ago
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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