Visiting Hong Kong

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I like to visit Hong Kong from time to time . There is nothing really much in the city for someone like me, except on Hollywood Road, where they have a string of art galleries that always contain interesting “antique” thangkas, statues, and tibetan artifacts. I find those interesting, although overly priced. And the other place which is one of my favorites in the world is the Lantau Island Buddha. 

So my visit to Hong Kong this time around was to make a pilgrimage to Lantau Island Buddha, and along with me came JP, Beng Kooi, Su Ming, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Bryan, Carmen, and we met up with some friends here, namely Run Run and Race. Also Sean flew in from Shanghai to join us. We have been meeting a variety of friends here, and we have had stimulating interesting conversations.

We’re staying in a comfortable hotel that is in a centralized area. From our window we have a direct view of harbor and surprisingly the water is tending towards turquoise. The weather has been quite nice – not much rain, warm, pleasant.

We visited various eateries ,and they are amazingly fast in their service and quick in their customer assistance. I am pleasantly surprised that the restaurants and eateries are very very good in the service industry. 

The taxi drivers in Hong Kong are no nonsense, direct, quick and really really efficient. They know where they are going, no fuss, no hassle and whatever is on the meter without any sign of haggling you just pay.  And in such a large metropolitan city like Hong Kong, it’s amazing how easy the taxis are to obtain and to go from point A to B.

When you come to Hong Kong, and you wander around and look around, it feels like any huge extremely modern metropolitan city. such as Tokyo, Bangkok, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, etc. Hong Kong is alive, pulsating, throbbing, and very very happening. In many ways, it’s extremely advanced organized, clean, and has a very safe feeling. We even walked around the streets and lanes and it’s dense with people needless to say, but I really kept getting a deja vu that i was in New York City. But a much cleaner and safer version. 

Salespeople in Hong Kong are generally friendly, easy, fast and efficient. It is different from the Hong Kong of 15 years ago when I first visited. And if you don’t speak Chinese, like myself, everywhere you go, English is quite predominant and you can get by without speaking any Chinese so it’s really an easy city to get around in. 

Last night we went on a tour of the city by one of our friends, Run Run, and we basically drove up and down all over the city in Hong Kong island and Kowloon for over 4 hours. It was very nice and our tour culminated at The Address to be at in Hong Kong which is The Peak . The Peak is on top of a mountain in the middle of Hong Kong and it has the very privileged residences of the very wealthy and elite of Hong Kong. It was windy, airy and had spectacular skyline views of the whole city. There seems to be a very interesting restaurant up there, also called The Peak, which by the time we got up there it was closed but we hope to go back another day perhaps because it boasts of great views.  

We were warned of a Grade 3 typhoon for today  (July 1, 2013)… whatever that means because I don’t know how many grades of typhoon there are… and a part of our group went up to Lantau Island by taxi and they arrived within 40 minutes at the cable cars and from the cable car station it took them another 30 minutes to ascend to the actual place where the holy Buddha of Lantau Island resides. So on a normal day, with normal routes, it would take a person from the centre of HK to Lantau Island probably 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to the top which is quite pleasant because the drive up is scenic.  

At the cable car station, there are large shopping malls, eateries, trains, buses, taxis… whatever you need. It is far and it is on a huge island but it’s far from not having civilization. From the cable car (which everyone should experience) you go up to the top of the mountain where the holy Buddha is. This Buddha is in this area and it is managed by the Chinese Mahayana monastery called Po Lin and they have extended to having Ngong Ping village at the top. Ngong Ping village has a lot of traditional shops selling statues, traditional masks, opera dolls, key chains and very interesting curios. It is a must to visit. 

I was having some tailbone problems and pains so I decided to sleep in and not go and our people went. I went to sleep around 3.30 am and got up around 12 midday and my tailbone problem felt so much better so I decided to take a taxi and surprise everyone and go up there. We hired a car from the hotel and the normal 40 minutes drive turned into a 1 hour and 20 minute drive because there was a bus accident along the freeway and traffic was at a standstill. Luckily, our driver was very nice and accommodating. 

When we arrived at the cable cars, the typhoon had started. Rain and wind but no thunder, and it comes on and off, on and off. Well, the cable cars were closed down understandably, so we had to take another taxi to go to the top which took another 30 minutes. And it was just raining really heavily, but was overall a pleasant and safe drive along the way, where you can see the turquoise ocean, green foliage and a dam.

We finally got to the top, and I was a little disorientated for awhile because they had built and expanded from what I last remembered. But pretty soon, Bryan and Carmen came running up and brought me over to the rest of our group. But I offered 3 large incense to the Buddha first. 

Then we went to Ngong Ping village and looked in some of the very interesting curio shops there, of which some were closed due to the typhoon. To my surprise, there were quite a lot of tourists, although much more quieter than the last time I was here, and there were people scaling the stairs up and down to pay homage to the Buddha on top.  

As we entered Ngong Ping Village, which is the eatery and shopping area, it started to rain, so we stopped by a little place to have some french fries and hot tea and wait for the rain to pass which it did quickly. Then we proceeded to the base of the where the Buddha and we slowly ascended the stairs, stopping many times for jokes, pictures and to be in awe of this great Buddha edifice. 

We reached the top and did circumambulations and then I gave a short Dharma explanation as it was raining and it was getting a little late. And I also gave refuge vows for the people who had already taken refuge to energize their vows. And then we all did fervent prayers for gaining Bodhicitta and the realization of wisdom in this life. Supplications were made to the Buddha to bless us that in all our lives we may never be separated from the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and qualified spiritual teachers. We also did prayers for our Kechara members, Kechara projects and Kechara Forest Retreat along with the movie we are intending to do.  The security guards up there were very accommodating because they saw us doing our prayers and meditations although it was already time to close. As you can see in the video, it was windy and raining but very pleasant and cooling. And I, for lack of a better word, enjoyed it thoroughly. 

The Buddha is spectacular and well made, and I was awestruck again and I definitely want to be back to make a pilgrimage. And below this, I am going to include some statistical information on the Buddha image for you and you can see our interesting video. After the prayers were done, we descended the stairs carefully, grabbed more photos and some fans of Race Wong called her over and wanted to take some pictures with her because she was a singer in Hong Kong and also did some acting. Run Run and our group were very helpful in assisting me down the stairs because it was slightly slippery. At the base, the taxi driver was waiting and whisked me to the cable car area. And there, the hotel taxi was eveready and took us back to the hotel without any incident and quite quickly this time around as there was no traffic.  We got back, took a hot shower because we were caught in the rain, ordered some food and rested and put up this post. I am comfortable, cool, and without much pain from my tailbone as in a little while, I will be giving a light Dharma talk to a small group again in the hotel. Questions and answers will ensue and I am sure it will be interesting. 

Tomorrow, I have a whole day lined up with meeting different people, executives, actors and socialites. And that’s been my trip in Hong Kong so far. Without a mention, JP was extremely efficient in finding our hotel, preparing the place, buying books that I like, stocking the pantry with snacks and food and drinks, flowers in the room, and even putting water in the toilet because I usually use a bidet but there is no bidet here so he provided water. I can’t really take soft mattresses so he even went to the extent of having the hotel put a plank to make my mattress more firm. And this was all topped off with JP’s friendly smile, helpful demeanor and a welcoming card. I was touched by JP’s preparations for my stay here, and all his attention to detail. And I’m very happy to have Bryan, Su Min, Beng Kooi, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and Carmen also assisting on this trip.  

JP, Beng Kooi, Su Ming, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and I have been a team for a few years now and we’ve done quite well together. So this was a nice pilgrimage to join us together from our individual busy schedules and works in Kechara. And besides the blessed pilgrimage to the Lantau Island Buddha, I really was looking forward to and enjoyed my time with JP, Beng Kooi, Su Ming and Pastor Loh Seng Piow. Run Run was a great help on this trip… accommodating and really made himself available for all of us and I must thank him very much .

I do recommend everyone to please visit the holy Buddha of Lantau Island because it really really is the gateway to the Pearl of the Orient. Enjoy the video, and the great pictures that we have. 

Tsem Rinpoche


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Lantau Island Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha

 

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Cable car ride to the Big Buddha statue

 

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These cable cars have a see-thru floor!

 

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Seeing the Lantau Island Buddha for the first time

 

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Picturesque Ngong Ping Village

 

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The Big Buddha can be seen from the village

 

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More details about Ngong Ping Village

 

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Offering 3 large incense sticks to the Buddha

 

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In a Chinese opera store. I have always liked Chinese opera

 

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Very interesting curio shops in the village

 

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Making my way up the steps to the Buddha. As you can see, the ground is very wet and slippery.

 

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From left to right: Beng Kooi, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, myself, JP, Su Ming

 

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With my team

 

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Our team that went on pilgrimage to Lantau Island

 

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Resting along the walk up

 

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The 268 steps that we walked up!

 

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Front view of the Lantau Island Buddha

 

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Taking a breather at the very top of the mountain

 

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Another view of the Big Buddha

 

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I gave a little dharma explanation at the feet of the Buddha. Watch the video above to listen to the talk.

 

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Making aspirational prayers individually…

 

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…and as a group!

 

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Myself with Sean from Shanghai

 

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Myself with Race Wong

 

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Myself and Run Run

 

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Myself and JP

 

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Myself and Pastor Loh Seng Piow

 

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Myself and Bryan

 

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Myself and BK

 

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Myself and Su Ming

 

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Myself and Carmen

 

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With my liaisons

 

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Another photo with my group from Malaysia

 

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Tian Tan Buddha

Widely touted as one of the most significant Lantau tourist spots, Tian Tan Buddha takes visitors on a sacred land tour of enlightenment. It is the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue and sits calmly next to Po Lin Monastery.

The easiest way to reach the Buddha is through the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, which takes merely 25 minutes and allows visitors to breathe in the beautiful scenery along the journey. Visitors can also choose to walk along the Ngong Ping trail.

If you look up to the southwest from Tei Tan square in the middle of the Po Lin Monastery Plaza, you will see a flight of 268 steps leading to the world’s largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha – Tian Tan Buddha, which symbolises Sakyamuni, who meditated deeply under the Bodhi tree and attained enlightenment and awakening to true reality. Walking up the steps, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Lantau and the South China Sea from the podium. The huge statue body is a breathtaking sight, and the kind smile on his face instills a sense of peacefulness.

Outstanding stats

Tian Tan Buddha sits solemnly atop the 482m Muk Yue Shan. The whole complex stands opposite to the monastery and is 6,547 m2 in size.

Facing North, the 34-metre tall Tian Tan Buddha statue sits on a three-storey pedestal.

Remarkable feat of engineering

The planning of the Tian Tan Buddha started in 1976. Constructed by the China Aeronautic Department, the works were completed in 1993.

It was named one of the “Ten Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong” and was awarded the “Merit of Unique Artistic Features” by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2000. Since its opening in 1993, it has consistently ranked as a top Lantau tourist spot.

Fine details of the statue

Featuring the pronounced facial expression of the Buddha and the statue craftsmanship of the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the Tian Tan Buddha was built with bronze and weighs over 250 tonnes. Gold was used for the face, portraying the beauty and solemnity of the Buddha.

The right hand of the Buddha is held up as a “Fear-Not mudra” – a manifestation of the great vow to eliminate suffering from all sentient beings. The left hand is placed on the Buddha’s thigh with his palm facing out and fingers slightly pointing downwards. This is known as the “Wish-Granting mudra“, signifying the compassionate vow to grant happiness to all men.

The Dharma cakra in the palm represents the everlasting turning of the Wheel of Dharma and the dissemination of the Dharma to every corner of the world. Inside the pedestal of the Tian Tan Buddha there is a three-storey exhibition hall presenting a number of invaluable Buddhist items, including:

  • Buddha’s relic
  • Four paintings
  • The Bell
  • Hua Yan Dharma Preaching
  • Statue of Ksitigarbha
  • Six Devas outside the Giant Buddha
  • Lotus petals

How to get there

Take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping – 25 minutes

Extracted from: http://www.np360.com.hk/

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  1. Alice Tay on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:23 am

    看了这篇文章与照片,让我回想起8年前第一次观光香港。

    在这里,我还记得的当时下着很大雨。因为大雨的关系造成只有我单独一个人走上阶梯靠近佛像,而我的朋友们就在阶梯下面的寺庙里等我归队。。

    由于当时正的下很大雨,所以没有机会拍下这么壮严的佛像。。。

    感谢仁波切以及其他同行的佛友把当时的情景拍摄下来分享。。。

  2. Wylfred Ng on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing. I never thought that Hong Kong have such an interesting place to visit.

    The outdoor Buddha is so beautiful.

    Hope that one day i will be able to visit there.

    Thanks

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    So breathtaking this buddha is may malaysia have just an amazing buddha statue to bring peace, calm , harmony and blessings for all involved and all the people in this area.

  4. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    閱讀上師這次香港之旅,感覺很溫馨。JP 為上師在香港旅程中準備的一切,還有學生對上師情誼,都是值得學習。佛像在山頂祥和坐在蓮花座上,讓到訪的游客慢慢走上登頂的同時仰望着佛像,那感覺是超棒的。

  5. keng nam on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Wow, such a great place to be. And amidst the hullabaloo of a weather, Rinpoche and his team brought us this informational and inspiring video and write-up. This is a place I will visit with my family next month and we hope the weather will be fine, then. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  6. jp on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    The Big Buddha statue was stunning! At sight it was both awesome and calming. It was my first time to Lantau Island. I will definitely go again.

    The typhoon made the pilgrimage more exciting! hehe. We were holding on to our umbrellas and in the end we just walked around without umbrellas coz the wind was too strong.

    Doing prayers and circumabulating there was great. It was very peaceful and calming to the mind although there was a typhoon. It reminded me of how turbulent samsara is, but as long as we keep our mind still and continue walking through the turbulence, we will still have peace and happiness.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the pilgrimage! It’s been a while since Beng Kooi, Su Ming, Seng Piow and I went on a trip together with Rinpoche.

    Love always,
    JP

  7. Sock Wan on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for working so tirelessly for us. Rinpoche was not feeling quite well at the tailbone area, the flight journey even though was not long but must have been difficult for Rinpoche, but Rinpoche was so willingly to take on the sufferings so that KFR will be able to get more sponsors and manifest very very soon. The short trip to HK was very exhausting, it was meeting after meeting. A big thank you to the team who were serving Rinpoche too, they were very efficient and made sure Rinpoche was well taken care of. They too, worked tirelessly.

    We may not be close to Rinpoche to serve him, but by helping to look for sponsors, making sure Kechara Organisation’s operation is running smoothly we are already helping to take a bit of burden off Rinpoche’s shoulders. If you have not involved in making KFR a reality yet, it is still not too late to start!

    May KFR manifest soonest, may all our Lama’s wishes come true.

  8. Cliff on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I’m glad Rinpoche had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong. JP and the team had planned everything out really well to take care of Rinpoche. It is a wonderful place and I am glad to have my parents bring me there for vacation to visit the wonderful sights of Tian Tan Buddha and the scenery. I really liked the vegetarian food they had served in the canteen. I really enjoyed looking through the photos of your trip and they were taken really well. I remembered the place to have been very peaceful and the air was fresh as compared to the metropolitan city of Hong Kong down below from the mountain. I remember Rinpoche telling us that they built such a big statue that looks towards to sea to protect the sailors and that Rinpoche too wanted to build a statue just as big to bless people in Malaysia. I hope Rinpoche’s back heals and feels better soon.

  9. So Kin Hoe on Jul 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the Tian Tan Buddha and valuable teachings through the video captured in Hong Kong. It is a great blessing to be able to see Tian Tan Buddha through this wonderful blog.

  10. James Long on Jul 6, 2013 at 1:22 am

    开心仁波切有个圆满的旅程。也谢谢在哪儿接应和照顾仁波切的人们。香港户外大佛真的好美。希望马来西亚也一定要有几个!

    陈绮贞唱旅行的意义是离开一个人。一些人旅行是为了逃避现实的工作压力,一些是充实自己,一些是留下爱给当地的人们。你们旅行的目的是什么?

  11. Grace Leu KHJB on Jul 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for the sharing. I wish I could visit Tian Tan Buddha.I will remind myself of the teaching of Rinpoche, let go self centric mind, think more for others.

  12. Jay Jae on Jul 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Buddha statues are made to represent the Buddha virtue which the Buddha represents. Compassion, Wisdom, peace, harmony are just about a few qualities to mention which helps the perceiver to realize this potential in them and also to encourage them towards that direction.

    Rinpoche loves Buddha images from since a young age. It is a very instinctual peaceful feeling when we see a Buddha image and it helps us to remind ourselves of the virtues which we wanna achieve on the path to ultimate happiness.

  13. KYC on Jul 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I’m very happy Rinpoche had an enjoyable trip to Hong Kong. I really enjoyed reading about the group’s visit to Lantau island and how helpful JP and the others were to make Rinpoche’s stay happy and comfortable. The Buddha is beautiful and I like the pictures very much.

  14. Sean Pang on Jul 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank You for taking me on this pilgrimage to Lantau Island to pay respect to the Big Buddha. I very much enjoyed Your talks and the prayers. It was a very spiritual and blessed experience for me, and it gave me a sense of calm just when I most needed it. I pray that I will have the privilege to go on future pilgrimages with Rinpoche! I will also remember the advice You gave me and I will follow them with an open heart.

    To the Malaysian Group (SP, JP, SM, BK, BH, CK): you guys are such an inspiration to me! I salute you! Thank you for the time in HK.

    With love, respect and folded hands,
    Sean in Shanghai

  15. Uncle Eddie Yee on Jul 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Rinpoche and his entourage have made the most spectacular and significant prilgrimage to Lantau Island Tourist spot, Tian Tan Buddha (symbolishing Lord Sakyamuni Buddha), which takes the limelight of enlightenment in its attraction. Known as the World’s largest seated outdoor Buddhist statue, it sits calmly next to Po Lin Monastry. From within the vicinity of Po Lin Monastry, one would see the 268 stepsleading up to the seated Buddha’s statue, 482m atop the “Muk Yue Shan” which represents an outstanding unique and remarkable feat of engineering! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the beautiful, inspiring and fascinating photos. The group looks extremely happy and full of excitement. It really looks an exciting good trip, but what wouldn,t with a bodisattva-Guru around! Om mani padme hum.

  16. Wendy Loh on Jul 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Rinpoche shows so much of respect to all beings at all the holy places and is always willing to share and teach whether in a Dharma center or at a tourist spot.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  17. wong mee kim on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I made it a point to visit the Great Buddha when I visited Hkong this April . I was so excited to see the One from afar in the cable car overlooking and watching after us . I felt at peace when I saw him and also chanted the mantra -OM Mani Padme Hum .I have come home .

  18. Davin on Jul 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful post and photo of Rinpoche’s trip. I am happy that Rinpoche is enjoying the trip. The Tian Tian Buddha is so very huge and so beautiful. Wish that I may visit one day.

  19. Jessica Yap on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I’m very glad that Rinpoche is well and Rinpoche’s tailbone problem is much better.am also glad that Rinpoche is enjoying is enjoying the HK trip..

    The Tian Tian Buddha is so magnificent!!! How I wish I could visit there too! But very soon, our KFR would be up and other people would be coming to KFR instead! Hehe

    Hope Rinpoche have a good and safe trip. Rest well and safe flight back, Rinpoche!
    Thank you, Rinpoche!

  20. Soon Huat on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching. We should seize the golden opportunity of being in human form and being so close to the Dharma and Guru to do as much as possible to benefit others. We are not animal.
    I would do whatever I can to help to setup KFR, I promised.

  21. Lim Han Nee on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for taking us as it were , through these lovely pictures and your most powerful Dharma teaching,on pilgrimage to the 34-meter Tien Tan Buddha on Lantau Island.

    The storm, created by the typhoon, was a purification for those who were about to listen to a mind-shattering teaching that could change minds and hearts instantly. Buddhism,as a religion, is mainly a label. Only Buddhism, seen as Buddha’s teachings that recorded his discovery of something universal,something primordial,the truth and reality, will move and transform us to a level beyond self-centricism and suffering.

    The only way to practice Dharma is to listen, absorb and let the truth penetrate the mind, and transform. Listening, we acquire knowledge. Applying this knowledge by practicing until it becomes a habituation leads us to wisdom.

    When practice becomes real and earnest, and when one has transformed,the mind moves from its self-centric state to a state of wanting to benefit others. So, going on a pilgrimage to the Buddha on Lantau Island, is the reaffirmation of a mind of wanting to work hard for others and benefit others. Similarly,wanting to build KFR is wanting to benefit others, for KFR is for others.

    I hope that Rinpoche has recovered from your tail-bone problem. i hope that the trip has fulfilled all of Rinpoche’s wishes and hopes in making the trip.

  22. Frances on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the awesome sharing!

  23. Darren Kechara on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Great and nice place! Would love to visit one day! May Rinpoche movie project run smooth and successful !

  24. Joy on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Although I am not there, it feels like I am there with you all. I enjoyed the short video teaching very much because it is TRUE! Just because we are working for a Dharma organisation, just because we have a teacher, we are close to our teacher or near our teacher, all this does not mean we are practising the Dharma if we do not listen or study the Dharma and apply it to transform our minds. We would just be going through the motions, which makes us no different from working on the outside. Perhaps this is why so many older students fall out from the Dharma even though they have been in the Dharma for many years. This would make perfect sense.

    It is so nice to see Rinpoche enjoying Rinpoche’s Hong Kong trip and that it was a fruitful one. Everything Rinpoche does always somehow is for the Dharma and to benefit others, long and short term and for the bigger goal… to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage. The purpose of this life becomes so meaningful when there is a goal far greater than oneself.

    Lantau Island’s Buddha sure is spectacular and a great pilgrimage trip I would like to visit one day. It would also be very interesting to experience the fast efficient culture of Hong Kong… Would be good to use is as a bench mark or as comparison to know how slow we are here, so we can improve. I guess this is what makes the Hongkies successful people, but I would not want to be cold and shrewd which often comes with this type of fast pace culture. Glad that we have Dharma infused in us so there is a good balance.

  25. adelinewoon on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Lantau island Tian Tan Buddha is one of the must visit place in Hong Kong! It’s been a long while since I visited it, but I remember the vegetarian food at the Poh Lin temple was really delicious – an added bonus to the visit for sure! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the details of your trip that brought back lots of fond memories I had for the place. I wish very much that all things go well with the movie deal and glad to learn about Rinpoche’s tailbone improvement.

  26. Julia Tan on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful teachings from Hong Kong. Rinpoche’s teachings is always simple yet deep.

    Taking refuge, being or calling ourselves Buddhists, going for prayers, being a sponsor or even being near to our guru are wonderful. If our mind still think and react the same and selfish as before we take refuge, before we meet our guru and before we understand more about Dharma etc then these does not benefit us much. Understand that we should think differently, change our motives and place others’ benefit above ours. By thinking this way often enough, we will naturally be kind to others.

  27. beatrix ooi on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Lantau Island was one of my favourite visits when we were in Macau 3-4 years ago, we took a speedboat from Macau to Hong Kong, then we took MRT from Tung Chung(it’s the last stop after Disneyland) and finally we took the cable car from Tung Chung up to Ngong Ping. It was a very mesmerising day, we walked our way up to to the top, it was very tiring but worth it.
    While we were walking around the place, there was a gallery under the Buddha statue, my mum saw Anita Mui’s memorial tablet in there as well. She was a very famous Hong Kong singer and actress who died of womb cancer.
    I wish that I could visit Lantau Island again with my family next time, it’s a very nice and holy place.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  28. pavara on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Hong Kong is just so amazing!!
    As there was a storm Rinpoche concentrating on the teaching.
    Rinpoche always thinks about others even though it was raining.
    Hope Rinpoche had a great trip and time in Hong Kong.

  29. sarahyap on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Wow! nice pictures of Rinpoche and a few close students in Lantau Island. Can’t wait to hear all about this trip from Carmen/Bryan hehe…

  30. Datuk May on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing with us Rinpoche’s visit to Hongkong and Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. As always the Dharma teaching is wonderful.

    I am so glad that Rinpoche is enjoying the short visit to Hongkong and rejoice that JP, SM, BK, SP, Bryan and Carmen had the opportunity to renew their refuge vows in such a holy place.

  31. Julien Roth on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hong Kong is surely one of my favourite places to go. The last time i went there was with my mum and my two brothers, and we also went to see the giant buddha. Its amazing, i was actually surprised how so many people went to see it, the place as packed! And i can understand, everyone wants to see such an amazing site. I love Hong Kong, one of my favourite places to go to. Thank you for sharing you wonderful trip with us Rinpoche.

  32. tenzin llhamo on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful updates and also the beautiful pictures! I am happy that Rinpoche is enjoying the trip and it is a pleasant one. The place is really beautiful! But NO cable car ride for me..Especially if it has see thru glass! I would really love to visit the place one day if I can but I will settle for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) anytime! As KFR will also be having a huge Medicine Buddha on a hill and overlooking KFR! So happy to see that everyone else is enjoying the time with Rinpoche.

  33. Leonard Ooi on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful pictures and the dharma talk in the video. I have never been to Hong Kong and now I would love to visit HK and pay homage to Tian Tan Buddha. I ‘ll visit Lantau island one day: soon I hope.

    In the video, I could here the strong winds blowing in the background.Encountering the strong winds and rain, Rinpoche sat there holding on to his umbrella, delivering his talk about listening to dharma that can help us transform ourselves – inwardly and outwardly.

    Listening to the dharma via the video is the fastest way for me to learn the dharma as the day goes by.

    Thank you Rinpoche and May you be in good health to share the dharma with us.

    Regards

    leonard

  34. mitra dukhi on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    wonderful photos of Rinpoche’s trip owa What a great and amazing place to visit.Thank you Rinpoche.

  35. tenzinkhenchen on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    What an incredible place to visit. I am glad to know that Rinpoche is having a good trip in HK. I will plan to go with my mother to go to Lantau Island one day in the future as I want to see the big statue and I am sure that she will too.

  36. Lucas Roth on Jul 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    i have been there and Hong Kong is totally amazing and i went to the big buddha and it is beautiful! i always loved Hong Kong and it amazing thing to eat, do, explore etc. i cannot wait to visit again!

  37. Janice Kwok on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing the pictures. What a beautiful place to renew vows. It’s been sometime since my last visit, at that time, we drove up and I remembered feeling so happy and peaceful at the top. The climb up is easy and gradual. Though a popular tourist spot, nevetheless it gives each Buddhist an opportunity to make offerings, prayers and circumbulations. This is what I have learned from my dear Rinpoche, that a temple is not just a physical structure or boundary and that we can do our practice and take the chance to do it when and wherever we can. I will certainly hold this and do it in my travels to come. Thank you.

  38. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for introduce such holy place and scene for us even in rain and typhoon situation …

    Rinpoche please take care ur tailbone, however Rinpoche still climb up 268 steps and give Dharma talk on the top…

  39. Patsy on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing these photos of Rinpoche’s trip. It is nice to know that Rinpoche’s tailbone is getting better and that Rinpoche trip is comfortable, thanks to dedicated and loyal liaisons, team and friends.

    The Tian Tan Buddha is very majestic and beautiful and all these wonderful people accompanying Rinpoche are so fortunate and blessed to be able to receive and renew their refuge vows in such a holy site as well as received dharma teachings directly from Rinpoche.

    May this be a fruitful trip and that the movie project will be a success. Have a pleasant and good trip.

  40. Choongs on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Race must be too powerful for Riponche to hold her hands 🙂
    And she seems to be wearing crocodile skin pants!

  41. Shelly tai on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Shelly tai on 2 July at 430pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these beautiful picture with us. I personally went there once The Buddha is very grand and very calm I like it very much there is always very bless when look at The Buddha statute. May Rinpoche have a safe journey home to Malaysia and the rest of the kecharian .

  42. Elena on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    What I like most about this post is the fact that in the video, there’s a typhoon raging in the background. Whilst most people would be easily distracted by the strong winds, Rinpoche was totally focused on giving the teachings! Rinpoche never once turned to look at the trees, or look around him…it’s like Rinpoche is this strong tree standing strong against the external elements, through the power of Dharma…beautiful!

  43. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Lama

    I wish to be able to go on pilgrimage with you and spend considerable time with my guru.

    Valentina

  44. Sharon Saw on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of Rinpoche’s trip. I have visited the Lantau Buddha a few years ago and it is very beautiful. It is wonderful that Rinpoche could go on this pilgrimage with the very dedicated and lovely Ladrang Liaisons and crew. I’m glad Rinpoche’s tailbone is better and hope it doesn’t act up during Rinpoche’s trip. I hope all goes well for discussions on the movie also. That will be a very exciting project!

  45. MayOng on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    May Rinpoche’s trip be fruitful for the coming movie and may your wishes and vision be fulfilled with the help of those in Hong Kong.

    The Buddha and Lantau Island is spectacular. Even more impressive is the room where the holy Buddha relics are kept. They only allow a certain number of people to go in this room each time. I visited twice and plan to go again for pilgrimage. Have a good trip, keep safe and healthy.

  46. Adrian Chow on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the interesting article and pictures about the trip so far. As i scrolled down and looking at the pictures i felt a bliss and happy for the group who is visiting Lantau Island together with Rinpoche. I hope Rinpoche will have a fruitful meeting with the respective people for the movie.

    With Folded Hands,

    Adrian Chow

  47. Edwin Tan on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am definitely going back there. I remembered we used to take a bus up there. Will love to bask in the same scenery where Rinpoche sees. It was the trip that time that I got closer to Dharma. Thank you Rinpoche.

    I pray that the trip to HK was fruitful and arrangements for the movie is in order.

    Love,
    Edwin

  48. Doreen Teoh on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

    What a great place to visit, and i am glad that Rinpoche has a good trip to HK. I will inspire to visit Lantau Island, to see the huge Buddha Shakyamuni and to pay homage and offerings.

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  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 10:01 PM
    This is really great news for having SFS campaign to help the stray dogs. Other than to urge and educate the public to treat the stray dogs with compassionately, SFS campaign encourages for all quarters to work together to spay or neuter stray animals which is an effective method to control the amount of stray dogs. Indirectly, this may reduce the suffering of stray dogs from being abused or die because of starvation.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 10:00 PM
    Good news finally Selangor becaome the first state free from stray dogs. With the support of the royalties and the Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) organised the campaign to make
    the state free of stray dogs and create the awareness of compassionate love towards stray animals.They are working work towards a radical change,thats a worderful news.
    Well ,do hope more states will follow Selangor to replace the inhumane way of dealing with stray animals too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful news.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 05:29 PM
    These iconographically correct Buddha images set in precious gemstones are one of its kind and unique in every sense of the word. And the designs are versatile to suit any apparels and occasions, redefining the Buddhist sense of fashion in a big way. Thank you, Rinpoche and Louise for this sharing. I hope the pendants will bring protections to the wearer and connections to the Buddha to those who admire it by sight.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 03:29 PM
    Very inspiring true story of a monk…Master Xuyun after going through many hardships and illness to pursue what he wanted to be. What he did was amazing travelling in harsh conditions to so many places just to preach chinese buddhism from one country to another. Master Xuyun has spent his entired life devoted to the Dharma,During the war many monasteries and holy sites was destroyed but somehow Master Xuyun managed to restore once again.Because of him ,those monasteries and holy sites were till today. He was a household name at that time and have inspired many modern spiritual seeker to strive along the path towards enlightenment.
    Thank you Pastor Adeline Woon for such an interesting and inspiring article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html#tabs-7
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 11:47 AM
    It is ironic that Dalai Lama would have given a remarks to discourage country such as Germany to accept refugees and that refugees should return to homeland and to build the country. I think this is really a callous statement to be mentioned. Dalai Lama being the Tibetan Buddhist leader should portray compassion and extending help to those in need. All these refugees are running away for their life because their own country is not safe to stay anymore. Just like what Tibetan has encountered in the late 1950s.

    This kind of contrary statement is also very obvious in the Dorje Shugden ban. Dorje Shugden have been practised by many high lamas since 400 years ago and also by Dalai Lama’s Guru but it is ban by Tibetan leadership.

    Dalai Lama is a high lama and is believed to be the emanation of Chenrezig. Although his statements were contrary sometimes but I believe he would have the reason that we may not understand yet. Hopefully all the issues would be resolve in peace.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:34 AM
    Wonderful good news to learn about this first of its kind progressive campaign to help the stray animals in Malaysia by the Sultan and Permaisuri of Selangor. While stray animals can be a nuisance to the public at large but bear in mind, the strays do not have a choice, and we have a role to play. Neutering strays is a humane and compassionate ways of resolving the program of stray animals in the long run because it largely reduces the numbers of strays on the streets. Neutering and proving proper shelters to strays can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized inhumanely. I have read somewhere that says spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:15 AM
    Humans and animals, as well as other sentient beings within the six realms of samsara, are subjected to the law of cyclic of existence. Karma or generally known as the law of cause and effect will determine where we take our next rebirth. It is extremely rare for sentient beings to take the form of a human body and in perfect condition. Hence we must not let this precious lifetime go to waste by indulging in silly actions and harmful ways. If we are born in the animals realms or lower, there is close to zero way for us to collect merits and get out of that realm.

    From the stories above, I find the story about Dalawong most unusual because he seemed to be able to determine the destination of his next rebirth after he was being killed as a snake. After he had taken rebirth in human form, he continued to remember the incident in his past life. Amazing!

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing these researches with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 09:42 PM
    If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 03:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about tsa tsa. Didn’t know there are many steps and holy materials used in making a tsa tsa. In addition, the maker of tsa tsa would need to do prayer in the morning depending of what tsa tsa they are making on the day, for example, the maker will do Dorje Shugden practise before making Dorje Shugden tsa tsa.

    Only by knowing the process, we will appreciate the items more. Tsa tsa is a precious item.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 09:28 AM
    Dalawong: A Child Recalls a Past Life as a Cobra in Thailand

    This case was actually researched by the late Francis Story, a British citizen who was fascinated with Buddhism and spent many years in Asia. He was also very interested in the topic of reincarnation and assisted Dr. Stevenson in investigating a number of very important reincarnation cases in Burma and Sri Lanka. Francis interviewed the subject of this case, a Thai boy named Dalowong, along with his father, mother and sister. He also had access to a pamphlet that was previously published regarding the case, which was also summarized in an article in the Bangkok Times.

    Dalawong actually claimed two past animal incarnations. He recalled a past lifetime as a deer, which he said was killed by a hunter. Subsequently, he stated he was reincarnated as a snake, more specifically, as a cobra.

    As the snake, Dalawong remembered that he was in a cave when two dogs entered and attacked him. A ferocious struggle ensued between the cobra and the dogs. The owner of the dogs then entered the cave and killed the snake. Apparently, the snake was able to bite the human invader on the shoulder, prior to succumbing to death.

    The human took the cobra’s body back home, where the snake was cooked for a meal. This man shared the snake meat with an acquaintance, who would become Dalawong’s father in the near future. The man who killed the cobra had the name Mr. Hiew.

    Read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 08:40 PM
    谢谢Paul Yap 为我们介绍马来西亚彭亨州文东必定参观的地方之一~克切拉禅修林。就如照片显示,克切拉禅修林的确是一个环境清幽、山明水秀以及令人有宁静舒适的感觉。

    如果有机会到马来西亚游玩,千万不要错过由Paul Yap介绍克切拉禅修林里的几个优美与神圣的地方,包括:
    1. 金泽”财王”
    2. 金刚瑜伽母佛塔
    3. 绿度母石雕像
    4. 药师佛山
    5. 梦幻文殊菩萨
    6. 詹仁波切的货柜屋
    7. 文殊山
    8. 智慧堂(释迦摩尼佛像和多杰雄登像)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 08:09 PM
    The sculpture of Kuan Yin in Macau is simple but elegant. Most importantly, this big Kuan Yin in Macau is built to bring peace, harmony and prosperity to the people.

    I remember Rinpoche mentioned before a big Buddha statue will have positive impact on the environment and plant the Buddha’s seeds in all sentient beings that not only humans but also including animals and many others. Therefore, the bigger Buddha statue the more beneficial to all sentient beings where they can see and be blessed by this big Buddha statue from far.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/kuan-yin-of-macau-city.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 03:29 PM
    Krishnan’s effort and hard work in contributing to the society is very inspiring. He is willing to let go of his high paying job to Switzerland and staying back in India to operate a soup kitchen for homeless. On top of that he is willing to accept the hardship of financial restraint every month in maintaining his service for the people living in the street. I hope his good work will bring more awareness and sponsors for him especially when CNN showed the video of his work and awarded him with top 10 CNN heroes.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chef-turned-hero.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein

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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
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A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
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Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • March 28, 2017 09:11
    Lia asked: If the ushnisha is actually supposed to be a bump, then do we change the visualization of the top knot and replace it with a bump covered in hair or do we keep the ushnisha as the thangkas show?
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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Butterlamp offering to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Butterlamp offering to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and volunteers outing session. Stella,
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and volunteers outing session. Stella,
Dorje Shugden the powerful World Peace Protector taking full trance in an oracle.
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Dorje Shugden the powerful World Peace Protector taking full trance in an oracle.
Visitors have the opportunity to pay respect to this holy statue, in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall!
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Visitors have the opportunity to pay respect to this holy statue, in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall!
Group photo of Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and trainer after the Teachers Training program in 2016. Stella, KSDS
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Group photo of Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and trainer after the Teachers Training program in 2016. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers attended the weekly Blogchat Dharma sharing session every Monday. Stella, KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers attended the weekly Blogchat Dharma sharing session every Monday. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students and parents made a day trip to Kechara forest Retreat during school holidays. What a good way to spend a weekend. Stella, KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School students and parents made a day trip to Kechara forest Retreat during school holidays. What a good way to spend a weekend. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students, Kayene and her brother Karlson made a day trip to visit Kechara Forest Retreat with their parents. Stella, KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School students, Kayene and her brother Karlson made a day trip to visit Kechara Forest Retreat with their parents. Stella, KSDS
Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
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Lovely visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
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Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
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The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
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The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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