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Pig Worships In Front of Temple

On the Fourth day of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep, a pig stole the show in front of a temple in Tatou village, Yongjia Bridge Town, Wenzhou province, clearly doing the gesture of worshiping by kneeling. Onlookers were moved by its gesture, chanting a buddhist mantra for the pig. Onlookers presumed that the pig hoped to gain a human body in the next life, so he or she could obtain the Buddhist teachings.

A video of the pig worshipping, was uploaded by a Chinese blogger the next day and attracted 7.7million viewers in the first 24 hours.

Some people tried to move the pig away, but the pig did not want to leave the temple, and kept kneeling. So monks in the temple came out and conducted a Buddhist ceremony for the pig, praying for a better after-life.

After the monks completed the ceremony for the pig, the pig left.


2 days later, the owner of the pig, Mr Huang alerted the media that it was one of his three pigs that ran away on Sunday morning, He found the three pigs later in the day, and sent them to the abbattoir that evening! He was so surprised and regretted his action after watching the TV news....but was too late. Mr Huang said that he would not have sent it to be killed if he knew what had happened in front of temple.

But some people said that the pig might be better off now as its wish maybe fulfilled.?

This leads to an old news report in China in 1923.

Tibetan Medal of Courage to be Awarded in London PDF Print E-mail
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The fourth Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage will be awarded in an evening ceremony this Friday 12 July in London.


The award was created by International Tibet Network in 2016 to recognise those who have shown a deep commitment to enhancing the freedom and rights of the Tibetan people at great personal risk, due to the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).


It is awarded after a vote by members of International Tibet Network’s Steering Committee, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s cousin, Geshe Nyima, and other human rights experts. The date, 12 July, commemorates the day that senior monk, community activist and human rights defender Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died in prison in 2015.


Five Tibetans will be recognised at the ceremony this year, with one of them due to be awarded the 2019 Medal of Courage. They are:


Druklo (Pen name: Shokjang): A writer and blogger known for his thought-provoking articles. He was arrested in 2016, charged with “inciting separatism” and sentenced to three years in prison.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima:  The 11th Panchen Lama. He was abducted as a six-year-old in 1996 and has not been seen since. In April Tibetans around the word marked his 30th birthday.

Jigme Gyatso: Currently serving a 15-year prison sentence following his arrest in 1996. In prison he has continued to protest. He has been beaten and tortured and his prison sentence extended.


Kunchok Tsephel: The founder of a popular Tibetan website that promotes Tibetan culture and literature. He is serving a 15-year prison sentence for “divulging state secrets”.


Tashi Rabten:   A writer and the co-editor of Shar Dungri, a Tibetan-language literary magazine that has been banned. He was detained in 2010 and sentenced to four years in prison.


The first Medal of Courage was awarded in 2016 to medical doctor and political prisoner Yeshi Choedron. In 2017 it was awarded to language advocate and political prisoner Tashi Wangchuk.

Last year the award was shared by the filmmakers, former political prisoners and human rights advocates Dhondup Wangchen and Golog Jigme.


This year attendees will also take time to recognise the life of Palden Gyatso, the Tibetan human rights advocate who passed away on 30 November

2018 .

Last Updated on Friday, 12 July 2019 10:14


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