Snakes, Roosters and Pigs

9 June 2010 - 4:03pm 3 Comments

Snakes, Roosters and Pigs explains that at the heart of all the problems, frustrations and disappointment we experience are just three things: hatred, desire and ignorance. In traditional Buddhist teachings, these states of mind are represented by a snake, rooster and pig, showing us clearly how almost all our thoughts, speech and actions are dictated by these “beasts” within.

In this dynamic and lively teaching, Tsem Rinpoche gets right to the crux of all our problems – the three animals, karma and how we get ourselves out of this never-ending loop. He shows us, with much clarity and relevant daily examples, how we are the authors of our own happiness, sadness, successes or failures, and how we can make a practical and immediate change in our lives for the better.

Author: Tsem Rinpoche
Pages: 94
Language: English
Published: May 2010

About the Author: Tsem Rinpoche

Beloved for his unconventional, contemporary approach to Dharma, Tsem Rinpoche brings more than 2,500 years of Buddhist wisdom and teachings to the modern spiritual seeker by connecting ancient worlds with new people, cultures, attitudes and lifestyles.

Rinpoche shares largely progressive teaching methods, which use elements as diverse as Madonna’s music, sacred sutras, feeding the homeless and caring for animals to convey authentic Buddhist teachings.

More information about Tsem Rinpoche and his works are available at

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3 Responses to Snakes, Roosters and Pigs

  1. Love the video teaching. One of the funniest Dharma teaching by Rinpoche.

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