Hari Wesak di Malaysia

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Saya amat bertuah dapat tinggal di Malaysia dan berbangga memanggilnya kampung halaman saya. Malaysia membolehkan saya untuk menjadi diri saya, meneruskan minat saya dan bertemu dengan insan-insan yang baik. Bertahun yang dahulu, salah seorang guru dan pelindung saya, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche dari biara Gaden Shartse, meminta untuk saya berada di sini. Pada waktu itu saya tidak memahami kenapa, tapi saya kini sudah mengerti. Saya bersyukur telah dihantar untuk tinggal di Negara yang penuh dengan macam-macam peluang, dapat bersama dengan rakan-rakan yang baik hati dengan persekitaran yang bagus. Saya sangat menghargai kepelbagaian dan kekayaan kebudayaan yang ada di Malaysia. Sebagai contoh perayaan Hari Wesak. Hari ini disambut di seluruh dunia, tetapi di Malaysia, hari ini juga merupakan hari cuti umum.

Perayaan Hari Wesak, juga dieja Vesak, merupakan hari untuk penganut Buddha menyambut tiga peristiwa penting dalam kehidupan Buddha Shakyamuni yang bersejarah, iaitu hari keputeraannya, pencerahan agung sewaktu umurnya 35 tahun dan kemangkatannya di umur 80 tahun. Fahaman Buddha itu sendiri boleh dikelaskan sebagai sebuah falsafah dan agama. Sebagai sebuah falsafah, ia mengajar kita cara menjalani kehidupan seharian dan sebagai sebuah agama ia mengajar kita untuk menghapuskan penderitaan dan mencapai matlamat untuk menjadi seorang Buddha. Adalah tidak mustahil untuk menghapuskan penderitaan dari fikiran kita dan apabila tercapai peringkat ini, ia dipanggil Nirvana. Hari kejadian Buddha mendapat pencerahan atau mencapai nirvana, disambut oleh penganut Buddha seluruh dunia, kerana kita semua juga berhasrat untuk mencapai tahap yang sama. Hari Wesak disambut untuk mengingatkan kita kepada matlamat kita dan sekaligus tujuan kita beramal serta menghubungkan setiap individu dengan potensi Buddha dalam diri mereka. Ia bukan hanya sekadar sambutan, bahkan merupakan ruang peringatan spiritual dan peluang untuk perubahan sebenar dalam diri kita.

Agama Buddha merupakan salah satu daripada agama tertua dunia, berusia lebih 2,500 tahun dan diasaskan oleh Buddha Shakyamuni, seorang putera dari Utara India. Berbanding dengan tanggapan sesetengah orang, beliau bukanlah watak dari lagenda tetapi merupakan seorang tokoh sejarah. Buddha bermeditasi memikirkan hakikat kehidupan, tentang kewujudan, masyarakat dan keluarga, dan beliau sedar bahawa segala yang kita lakukan dalam kehidupan seharian membawa kepada kesedihan dan keperitan. Beliau sedar bahawa kita terus melakukan perkara yang sama tanpa disedari, membuta-tuli meneruskan kitaran kesedihan dan keperitan.

Menyedari hakikat ini, dan atas kebesaran rasa belas kasihnya, beliau mengajar kaedah dan cara-cara untuk kita menangani kehidupan seharian, cara kita melihat dan berinteraksi dengan persekitaran dan orang lain. Beliau mengajar kita bagaimana untuk menukar reaksi kita untuk mengurangi kesedihan dan keperitan yang kita hasilkan. Matlamat seseorang penganut Buddha adalah untuk mencapai pencerahan, agar kita tidak menambahkan lagi kesengsaraan untuk diri sendiri mahupun yang lain, dan apabila kita telah mencapai tahap tersebut, untuk kita turut membantu orang lain untuk mencapainya juga. Ianya tentang menghapuskan kesengsaraan dari kehidupan kita sendiri terlebih dahulu dan kemudiannya dari kehidupan yang lain. Oleh kerana itulah, pentingnya menghormati seluruh makhluk, haiwan, manusia, budaya dan cara menjalankan kerja. Ini amat ditekankan dalam ajaran Buddha.

 

Asal-usul Wesak

The auspicious birth of Prince Siddhartha

Hari bertuah kelahiran Putera Siddhartha

Menurut sejarah kehidupan Buddha dan cara penyampaian cerita sastera India kuno yang berdasarkan kasta, Putera Siddhartha Gautama adalah dari puak pahlawan Shakya yang dilahirkan secara ajaib dari rusuk Permaisuri Maya saat baginda menumpang berehat pada sepohon Sara, dalam perjalanan baginda pulang ke istana ayahanda dan bondanya. Menjadi kebiasaan para wanita pada ketika itu untuk pulang ke rumah ibubapa mereka untuk bersalin. Dalam perjalanannya, baginda berhenti untuk berehat di sebuah hutan yang dipenuhi bunga-bungaan yang cantik, dengan kicauan burung dan burung-burung merak cantik mengembangkan ekor mereka yang mengagumkan. Lokasi ini kini dikenali sebagai Lumbini, Nepal, sebagaimana penemuan arkeologi terbaru yang mendakwa telah mengenalpasti lokasi sebenar tempat kelahiran Putera Siddhartha.

Sebelum kelahiran Putera Siddharta, bondanya, Permaisuri Maya dari puak Shakya telah bermimpi didatangi seekor gajah bergading enam yang turun dari kayangan. Gajah itu berkulit seputih salji dan belalainya membawa sekuntum bunga teratai yang cantik. Diletakkannya bunga teratai itu ke dalam rahim Permaisuri Maya dan terus ghaib ke dalam perut baginda bersama-sama bunga itu. Apabila terjaga dari mimpinya, baginda dipenuhi kegembiraan dan ketenangan.

Keesokan harinya, Raja Shuddhodana, kekanda kepada Permaisuri Maya, memanggil mengadap kesemua ahli alim ulama dari seluruh jajahannya untuk menafsirkan mimpi tersebut. Mereka memutuskan bahawa permaisuri sedang sedang hamil dengan seorang putera yang bakal menjadi seorang guru atau ketua. Takdirnya, antara menjadi seorang guru spiritual yang hebat dan menyebarkan kebenaran dan jalan untuk mencapai syurga, atau seorang raja yang hebat dan berkuasa yang akan memerintah ke segenap kawasan.

Prince Siddhartha leaving the palace with Channa

Putera Siddhartha dan Channa meninggalkan istana

Meneruskan kisah, putera itu dilahirkan penuh petanda bertuah tetapi membesar terkurung dalam istana diraja kerana raja merasakan tepat untuk puteranya menjadi seorang pemerintah yang hebat berbanding seorang guru spiritual. Kemudiannya, putera itu terlihat empat pemerhatian penting, iaitu usia tua, penyakit, kematian dan zahid pertapa berkelana. Melihat semua ini, putera itu menyedari satu-satunya cara untuk menghentikan penyakit, usia tua dan kematian adalah untuk mengabdikan hidup sesorang itu untuk mengejar pencapaian spiritual dan akhirnya mencapai ‘pencerahan’ atau menjadi seorang Buddha, kewujudan yang bebas dari bentuk-bentuk penderitaan tersebut. Pertemuannya dengan seorang tua, seorang yang sakit, sekujur mayat dan zahid pertapa meninggalkan kesan yang mendalam dalam mindanya. Begitu mendalam kesannya sampaikan baginda nekad untuk meninggalkan istana dan pergi bermeditasi di dalam hutan sehingga baginda dapat menemui jawapan yang dicari, dan kaedah untuk menghapuskan penderitaan yang dilihatnya.

Walaupun dengan pelbagai cubaan dari raja untuk menghalang putera itu dari meninggalkan istana, baginda berjaya melarikan diri pada waktu malam bersama pengiring rapatnya Channa dan juga kudanya. Secara misteri, kesemua pengawal dan pengiring istana nyenyak tidur semasa baginda melarikan diri ke hutan. Sebaik selamat sampai ke pinggir hutan, baginda memotong rambut panjangnya, sebagai simbolik melepaskan kehidupan kebendaan dan menyerahkan persalinan dirajanya kepada Channa untuk dipulangkan ke istana.

At dawn, Siddhartha attained the varja-like concentration and removed the final veils of ignorance from his mind. Immediately after that, he became a Buddha - a fully enlightened being

Subuh itu, Siddharta mencapai tahap penumpuan varja dan membuka selubung kejahilan terakhir dari mindanya. Sejurus kemudian, baginda menjadi seorang Buddha – kewujudan penuh pencerahan

Dengan penuh nekad untuk mempelajari kebenaran realiti, putera itu menuntut dengan dua orang guru bernama Alara Kalama dan Uddaka Ramaputta. Baginda malah menjalani pertapaan intensif selama enam tahun dan hanya memakan sebutir nasi sehari. Satu hari, semasa sedang bermeditasi di bawah sebuah pohon, Siddhartha terdengar perbualan antara seorang pemuzik tua dan perantis mudanya di dalam sebuah sampan di sungai berhampiran. Pemuzik tua itu memberitahu muridnya jika tali alat muzik itu terlalu tegang, ia akan terputus, manakala jika terlalu kendur, ia akan berbunyi sumbang. Sebaik mendengar kata-kata itu, Siddhartha sedar pertapaan adalah satu jalan yang keterlaluan dan salah. Baginda bangun menuju ke sungai dan membasuh dirinya serta mengambil secawan susu untuk memulihkan tenaganya. Selepas itu, baginda duduk di bawah pohon Bodhi dan bernekad untuk tidak bangkit sehingga baginda mendapat pencerahan penuh. Baginda mendapat pencerahan penuh di bawah pohon Bodhi di usia 35 tahun, dan seterusnya dikenali sebagai Buddha Shakyamuni, permata puak Shakya.

Selama 45 tahun seterusnya selepas pencerahan penuh Buddha, baginda tidak berhenti menyampaikan Dharma kepada semua yang ditemuinya. Apabila mencapai usia 80 tahun, Buddha mendapat sakit kuat dan menunjukkan tanda-tanda pemergiannya. Ananda, sepupu dan pembantu peribadi kepada Buddha, memintanya meninggalkan ajaran akhirnya kepada sangha, dan katanya:

“Oleh itu Ananda, jadilah pulau untuk dirimu, pelindung untuk dirimu, tidak mencarinya pada yang lain; dengan Dharma sebagai pulaumu, dengan Dharma sebagai pelindungmu, tidak mencarinya pada yang lain.”

Di Kushinagar, di antara dua pohon Sal, Buddha baring di atas rusuk kanannya, dengan kepalanya menghadap ke utara dan bertongkatkan tangan kanannya. Walaupun bukan musimnya, pohon-pohon Sal itu berbungga dan kelopak-kelopaknya gugur menaburi tubuh suci Buddha. Setelah memastikan ahli-ahli sangha-nya tahu mereka juga mampu mencapai pencerahan, Buddha pergi ke alam kewujudan tenang nirvana. Kata-kata terakhirnya adalah:

“Semua benda yang terbentuk akan hancur. Berusahalah dengan tekun.”

 

Hari Wesak di Malaysia

One of the floats during the Wesak Day Parade

Salah satu kereta berhias sewaktu Perarakan Hari Wesak

Di Malaysia, terdapat dua cara yang meluas digunakan untuk menyambut Wesak, iaitu memandikan Buddha dan menyertai Perarakan Hari Wesak. Bentuk utama Buddha yang digunakan untuk ritual itu adalah berhala bayi Buddha. Bentuk Buddha Shakyamuni yang ini memakai kain cawat dan tangan kanannya menunding ke udara. Mengikut kisah hidup Buddha, Putera Siddhartha Gautama dilahirkan bersih dan berseri. Sejurus kelahirannya, putera ini telah mengambil tujuh langkah. Bunga teratai muncul mekar di tanah yang telah dijejaki oleh putera ini. Dia mengangkat tangan kanannya dan menunding ke udara sementara tangan kirinya menunding ke tanah dan berkata:

“Akulah ketua di dunia,
Tertua aku di dunia,
Terutama aku di dunia.
Inilah kelahiran terakhir.
Kini tidak ada lagi yang akan mendatangi.”

Berhala bayi Buddha ini selalunya akan dipamerkan dihadapan altar utama di tokong, di dalam besin dipenuhi air dan bunga-bungaan. Para penganut akan menyiram air ke atas berhala tersebut sambil membaca serangkap doa. Upacara mencurahkan air ke atas berhala ini melambangkan pembersihan perbuatan negatif penganut itu sendiri. Selain itu, ia melambangkan kelahiran Buddha di mana tuhan-tuhan di kayangan memberi persembahan kepadanya. Upacara memandikan Buddha ini kebiasaannya dapat dilihat amalannya di tokong-tokong Buddhis Cina Mahayana di Malaysia.

Bathing of the baby Buddha

Memandikan berhala bayi Buddha

Perarakan Hari Wesak berlangsung di merata tempat di Malaysia. Antara yang paling penting serta menarik ribuan orang ramai dan pelancong, dijalankan di ibu Negara Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang dan Melaka.

Di Kuala Lumpur, perarakan terbesar bermula di Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara di Brickfields, melalui laluan sebelum kembali ke tokong. Sebelum perarakan, penganut Buddha dari tokong-tokong yang berlainan akan menghiasi kereta perarakan yang membawa berhala-berhala Buddha dari tokong mereka, dengan hiasan lampu, bunga-bungaan dan sebagainya. Sesetengah dari kenderaan ini turut membawa sami-sami dari tokong mereka yang akan memberkati mereka yang mengambil bahagian dalam perarakan tersebut.

Monk giving blessings to devotees during Wesak Day prayers

Seorang sami memberi keberkatan kepada penganut-penganut dalam upacara sembahyang sewaktu Hari Wesak

Bagi mereka yang ingin menyaksikan permulaan perarakan ini adalah dinasihatkan untuk tiba ke kawasan sekitar Brickfields sekurang-kurangnya tiga jam sebelum perarakan bermula. Jalan-jalan di persekitaran akan mula sesak sebelum perarakan bermula. Tempat terbaik untuk menyaksikan perarakan ini bagi pelancong yang berada di sekitar Bukit Bintang adalah berhampiran bangunan HSBC di Jalan Sultan Ismail, sementara mereka yang di sekitar Chinatown/Jalan Petaling boleh menyaksikan perarakan ini di hadapan bangunan Pasar Seni. Sewaktu perarakan ini kembali dari KLCC, mereka di Chinatown/Jalan Petaling boleh menyaksikannya sepanjang Jalan Pudu berhampiran Pudu Central.

One of the floats during the Wesak day parade

Salah-satu daripada kenderaan berhias sewaktu perarakan Hari Wesak

Nilai setiap perbuatan baik yang dilakukan pada hari ini akan dilipat gandakan, malah sehingga 100 juta kali. Oleh sebab itu, waktu ini sangat sesuai untuk kita mendedikasikan diri kita untuk melakukan perkara-perkara yang positif untuk diri kita dan orang lain. Sebagai seorang penganut Buddha, selain daripada mengambil bahagian dalam ritual, berdikir dan melakukan perbuatan baik pada hari Wesak, kita juga harus membuat iltizam untuk mempelajari amalan dan falsafah Buddha, untuk memahami pengajaran dari Buddha, memahami kehidupan dan ajarannya, dan menggunakannya dalam kehidupan kita untuk mengubah minda dan sikap kita terhadap persekitaran dan orang lain.

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Sambutan Perayaan

Aktiviti-aktiviti semasa hari Wesak bermula dengan berdikir dari sutra-sutra suci, pembacaan mantra-mantra serta nyanyian gita puja memuji Tiga Mustika Permata: Buddha, Dharma dan Sangha. Ini kerap kali disertai dengan persembahan-persembahan bunga-bungaan dan lilin. Aktiviti selainnya termasuklah perbuatan-perbuatan spiritual positif mengikut tradisi Buddha seperti bermeditasi, pembacaan doa-doa, menziarahi kawasan-kawasan suci yang berkaitan dengan Buddha seperti Bodhgaya, menziarahi guru-guru spiritual, bertahbis selama sebulan, menyelamatkan haiwan dan membuat perkara-perkara amal.

Ramai penganut kuat Buddha melakukan pemakanan vegetarian sehari sebelum hari sebenar perayaan untuk membersih dan menyucikan diri mereka secara fizikal untuk Hari Wesak. Di samping itu, para penganut juga akan melepaskan haiwan seperti kura-kura, ikan dan burung merpati. Perbuatan ini memberi haiwan-haiwan tersebut kebebasan daripada dibunuh, diseksa, dan dikurung tanpa kerelaan, selain menjadi isyarat simbolik membebaskan semua makhluk hidup dari penderitaan, yang juga merupakan matlamat yang hendak dicapai oleh seseorang penganut Buddha dalam amalannya.

The practice of animal liberation is adopted by Buddhists as one of the good deeds to be performed on Wesak Day

Perbuatan melepaskan haiwan diangkat oleh penganut Buddha sebagai salah satu amalan baik untuk dilakukan pada Hari Wesak

Buddha Shakyamuni merupakan seorang putera yang cintakan keamanan, pendukung kasih sayang dan belas ihsan yang merangkumi setiap makhluk yang hidup. Baginda sedar, setiap makhluk yang bernyawa mempunyai rasa sedih, gembira, sayang dan ambil berat. Oleh kerana itu, untuk meraikan belas ihsan Buddha, dan keinginan kita untuk memupuk rasa ihsan tersebut, kita memlepaskan haiwan-haiwan ini sebagai peringatan untuk memberi diri kita sepenuhnya kepada orang lain tanpa mengharapkan ucapan terima kasih sebagai balasan. Inilah makna sebenar dengan menjalani pemakanan vegetarian dan melepaskan haiwan tersebut. Kita boleh melepaskan burung-burung, lembu yang telah dikenalpasti untuk disembelih, ikan-ikan, serangga atau apa saja jenis haiwan yang kita mahu. Malah kita juga boleh memberi derma kepada rumah orang tua, anak-anak yatim, kepada mereka yang bergelandangan, kepada mereka yang kurang upaya atau memberi pakaian dan mainan kepada kanak-kanak yang kurang bernasib baik. Kita boleh melakukan kesemuanya dalam menyambut hari ini, kerana Hari Wesak bukanlah hari untuk kita menerima, sebaliknya ia adalah hari untuk kita memberi.

Terdapat dua peringkat untuk kita memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha: secara luaran dan secara dalaman. Secara luarannya kita boleh membuat persembahan bunga-bungaan, lilin, air, teh, colok dan melakukan penyembahan. Ini merupakan cara yang baik untuk memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha. Apabila kita memberi persembahan dan menunjukkan hormat kepada Buddha, kita mewujudkan tenaga dan penyebab untuk kita sendiri menjadi Buddha di masa hadapan. Apabila kita memberi penghormatan kepada tubuh Buddha, kita berhasrat untuk mencapai tahap kewujudan tubuh yang diberi pencerahan dan bebas dari penyakit. Apabila kita membuat persembahan lilin kepada Buddha, kita membuat persembahan untuk menghilangkan kegelapan, oleh itu kita mewujudkan penyebab supaya kejahilan kita akan disingkirkan dan hikmah kita akan bersinar terang. Memberikan persembahan colok membawa bau harum. Dalam tradisi India kuno, bauan harum melambangkan kita menjaga ikrar dan akhlak baik. Oleh itu, memberi persembahan colok membuatkan sebab untuk hidup penuh seimbang dan bermanfaat dengan menjaga akhlak mulia. Apabila mempersembahkan makanan, kita berdoa agar segala makhluk di dunia dan di alam lainnya bebas dari kelaparan, keperitan, kemiskinan dan penyakit. Oleh sebab itu, dalam ajaran Buddha, apabila kita memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha, ia adalah untuk menjadikan sebab untuk mengatasi keperitan dan menggalakkan kita untuk menumpukan perhatian kepada keperluan orang lain melebihi keperluan kita sendiri.

Light offerings to the Buddha

Membuat persembahan lilin kepada Buddha

Secara dalamannya pula, cara terhebat untuk memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha adalah dengan mengurangkan ciri-ciri yang mendatangkan derita, kesengsaraan, persengketaan dan kesusahan kepada persekitaran dan orang lain di sekeliling kita, dari dalam diri kita. Kerana itulah penganut Buddha melakukan amalan-amalan baik pada Hari Wesak, untuk menghasilkan sebab dan merit untuk mencapai tujuan tertinggi perubahan spiritual – supaya akhirnya mencapai Buddha.

Jika tiada tokong yang berhampiran dan kita tidak dapat untuk pergi ke tokong, kita boleh menyediakan tempat pemujaan peribadi di rumah kita. Di tempat pemujaan itu, kita boleh letakkan berhala Buddha yang cantik. Kita bukanlah bersembahyang kepada berhala tersebut tetapi sebaliknya menggunakan berhala tersebut untuk mengingatkan kita kepada nilai-nilai Buddha yang kita ingin capai. Kita boleh membuat persembahan kepada tempat pemujaan ini dan membuat penyembahan. Kita boleh duduk di hadapan tempat pemujaan dengan selesa, mendikirkan sutra-sutra atau membaca doa-doa mengikut tradisi Buddha yang kita ikuti, sama ada dalam bahasa Cina, Tibet atau Inggeris. Jika kita lebih berusia, kita boleh duduk di atas kerusi, jika tidak di atas bantal kusyen atau di atas lantai.

Kemudian, secara dalamannya, kita bertafakur memikirkan perbuatan kita sepanjang tahun sebelum Wesak yang telah mendatangkan musibah kepada orang lain, merenungi perbuatan negatif kita dan mengapa kita melakukannya. Kita memikirkan dengan jelas dan sebaiknya bahawa dengan memberi penghormatan kepad Buddha, kita mengubah nilai-nilai negatif dalam minda kita supaya kita kurang membawa keperitan untuk diri kita dan orang lain. Untuk mengakhiri sesi, kita buatlah satu azam yang utuh kepada Buddha untuk melaksanakan apa yang telah kita janjikan dan mengubah diri kita kepada yang lebih baik. Meditasi ini boleh dilakukan di tokong selepas membuat persembahan atau selepas kita selesai sesi berdikir. Inilah cara yang terbaik untuk meraikan Wesak.

A simple yet beautiful altar

Altar yang cantik dan ringkas

 

Tokong-tokong

The first World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference in Sri Lanka, 1950

Persidangan pertama Persaudaraan Buddhis Sedunia di Sri Lanka, 1950

Di Malaysia, Hari Wesak disambut oleh penganut Buddha di seluruh negara. Ia juga disambut hebat di negara-negara di mana ajaran Buddha diamalkan secara meluas seperti Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapura, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia dan Laos. Semenjak ajaran Buddha diperkenalkan di barat, penganut Buddha di sana juga turut meraikan sambutan ini. Walaupun hari Wesak telah disambut sejak berabad lamanya, keputusan untuk menyambut Wesak bagi meraikan tiga peristiwa penting dalam kehidupan Buddha, hanya diputuskan secara rasmi pada tahun 1950 di persidangan pertama Persaudaraan Buddhis Sedunia di Sri Lanka. Ketetapan itu berbunyi:

“Bahawa Persidangan Persaudaraan Buddhis Sedunia, dalam merakamkan ucapan terima kasih diatas perkenan Yang Amat Mulia, Maharaja Nepal dalam menitahkan hari bulan penuh Vesak sebagai cuti umum di Nepal, dengan ini memohon dengan ikhlas agar Ketua-ketua Kerajaan yang mempunyai penganut ajaran Buddha, sama ada kecil atau besar bilangannya, untuk mengambil langkah untuk menjadikan hari bulan penuh dalam bulan Mei sebagai hari cuti umum untuk menghormati Buddha, yang tersohor diseluruh dunia sebagai salah seorang penyumbang terbesar kepada Kemanusiaan.”

Hari Wesak disambut berdasarkan tarikh qamari atau kalendar bulan di mana tiga peristiwa penting itu dikatakan terjadi. Ia disambut pada hari yang berlainan di negara-negara yang berlainan disebabkan perbezaan dalam kalendar bulan tempatan. Mengikut kalendar qamari-suria (gabungan bulan dan matahari) Asia, tarikh Hari Wesak disambut dalam bulan Vaisakha mengikut kalendar Buddhis dan Hindu. Kerana itulah ia juga dikenali sebagai Vesak. Tarikhnya berbeza setiap tahun kerana setiap tadisi Buddhis yang berlainan menggunakan kalendar bulan yang berbeza-beza untuk menentukan tarikh tersebut. Hari Wesak di Jepun, Korea dan China kebiasaanya jatuh pada tairkh 8 April setiap tahun. Sebaliknya, negara-negara seperti Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand dan Singapura menyambutnya pada bulan Mei.

Setiap tahun di Malaysia, perayaan Hari Wesak bermula sejak subuh di tokong-tokong Buddhis di seluruh Negara. Bergantung kepada tradisi yang diikuti, para penganut Buddha selalunya berkumpul di tokong-tokong untuk menjalankan amalan-amalan baik. Ini termasuklah mengamati lapan ajaran Mahayana, melepaskan haiwan, membuat persembahan kepada sangha, menyalakan lilin, mengangkat sumpah vegetarian dan memberi perlindungan, memberi kepada yang memerlukan, bersedekah kepada tokong-tokong untuk acara-acara Dharma, membina dan menyelenggarakan tokong dan sebagainya.

Wesak Day being celebrated in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka

Hari Wesak disambut di Colombo, ibu negara Sri Lanka

Terdapat banyak tokong-tokong Buddhis yang sangat aktif semasa Hari Wesak. Di Kuala Lumpur, ini termasuklah Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara di Brickfields, Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan dan Rumah Kechara di Petaling Jaya dan Tokong Buddhis Sri Lanka di Sentul. Di utara Malaysia pula terdapat Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth di Pulau Pinang, sementara di pantai timur semenanjung Malaysia terdapat Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien di Kuantan. Di sebelah selatan Malaysia terdapat Tokong Seck Kia Eenh di Melaka yang pernah menganjurkan perarakan Hari Wesak yang telah disertai oleh 10,000 orang, sementara di Kuching, ibu negeri Sarawak di Timur Malaysia, Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka amat terkenal dengan aktiviti-aktiviti sambutan mereka.

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Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara di Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in preparation for Wesak Day

Persiapan untuk Hari Wesak Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara

Ditubuhkan pada tahun 1894 oleh masyarakat Sinhalese, Maha Vihara Buddhis telah menyediakan satu ruang untuk memelihara tradisi Theravada Sri Lanka. Ia dikenali penduduk tempatan sebagai Tokong Buddhis Brickfields dan terletak berhampiran Apartment Palm Court di Brickfields.

Setiap tahun, persiapan Wesak bermula sekurang-kurangnya seminggu sebelumnya. Ini termasuklah menghias kenderaan perarakan dengan lampu dan bunga-bungaan sebagai sebahagian daripada sambutan. Di samping itu, gerai-gerai menjual pelbagai jenis barangan dibuka di sekitar tokong, sehari sebelum perayaan bermula.

Penginapan berhampiran Maha Vihara Buddhis

Bagi mereka yang berminat untuk menyertai Perarakan Hari Wesak yang bermula dari Maha Vihara Buddhis atau berhajat untuk mengunjungi tokong ini semasa perayaan berlangsung, berikut merupakan senarai penginapan yang berdekatan dengan tokong itu sendiri.

  1. Lotus Hotel KL Sentral (0.12 miles/0.2 km)
    250, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
    Brickfields, KL Sentral,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  2. OYO Rooms Little India Junction (0.12 miles/0.2 km)
    Plot No 250, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
    Brickfields, KL Sentral,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  3. Brickfields Park Hotel (0.18 miles/0.3 km)
    No. 262 A-C, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
    KL Sentral,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Maha Vihara Buddhis

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 47 minit dengan teksi (33.7 batu/ 54.3 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. Dari Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur: 14 minit berjalan kaki (0.7 batu/ 1.1 km)
  4. Dari Stesen Tun Sambanthan: 5 minit berjalan kaki (0.2 batu/ 0.4km)
Map to Buddhist Maha Vihara

Peta ke Maha Vihara Buddhis

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

123, Jalan Berhala,
Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2274 1141

 

Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan di Petaling Jaya

Devotees flock to the temple to get blessings, and to make offerings to the Buddha and sangha at Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple

Para penganut mengunjungi tokong untuk mendapat keberkatan dan membuat persembahan kepada Buddha dan sangha di Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

Menggunakan reka bentuk tradisional Thai yang halus, Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan dibina di kawasan perumahan di Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. Tokong ini mempunyai bumbung berlapis perlbagai warna, dan beberapa bangunan dan ruang sembahyang yang berbeza untuk para penganut. Terdapat sebuah mata air semulajadi di bahagian belakangnya, yang dapat membantu proses penyembuhan untuk mereka yang mempunyai masalah kesihatan. Ia juga turut dipanggil sebagai Tokong Siam PJ oleh penduduk tempatan dan dibanjiri orang ramai untuk perayaan dan hari-hari penting seperti Loy Krathong (perayaan bakul terapung) dan Songkran (tahun baru tradisi Thai).

Semasa perayaan Wesak, orang ramai datang ke Tokong ini untuk menerima keberkatan dari sami dan diikuti dengan aktiviti-aktiviti seperti persembahan daun emas kepada berhala Buddha, meletakkan syilling ke dalam mangkuk sedekah Buddha emas, memandikan bayi Buddha, membunyikan loceng di astaka Guan Yin, membuat jubah persembahan dan sebagainya.

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

  1. Hilton Petaling Jaya (0.5 miles/0.8 km)
    2 Jalan Barat,
    Petaling Jaya,
    46200 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  2. Hotel Armada PJ (0.6 Miles/0.96 km)
    Lot 6, Lorong Utara C,
    Section 52, Petaling Jaya,
    46200 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  3. Crystal Crown Hotel Petaling Jaya (0.6 Miles/0.96 km)
    12, Lorong Utara A,
    Off Jalan Utara,
    Petaling Jaya,
    65352 Selangor,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 49 minit dengan teksi (34.5 batu/55.6 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. Dari Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur: 18 minit dengan KTM menuju Stesen Taman Jaya, berjalan kaki lebih kurang 10 minit
Map to Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 24 Jalan Pantai,
Off Jalan Gasing,
46000 Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7955 2443

 

Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara di Petaling Jaya

His Eminence snaps his fingers while reciting a verse on impermanence before sitting on the throne in Kechara House

Yang Mulia memetik jarinya sambil membaca rangkap tentang kefanaan sebelum duduk di takhta di Rumah Kechara

Rumah Kechara diasaskan oleh Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke 25 pada tahun 2000. Ia merupakan organisasi Buddhis Tibet yang merupakan sebahagian dari tradisi Gelug yang diasaskan oleh Lama Tsongkhapa. Dengan matlamat dan visi untuk memelihara tradisi ajaran-ajaran yang berharga, Yang Mulia telah mengilhamkan dan membina Kechara Forest Retreat yang damai dan moden di Jalan Chamang, Bentong dalam negeri Pahang, Malaysia. Lebih dikenali sebagai ‘Tokong Lama’ oleh penduduk tempatan, ia merupakan tempat untuk penyembuhan, yang memberi manfaat secara fizikal dan spiritual kepada orang ramai.

Sewaktu perayaan Wesak, para penganut melawati kedua-dua tokong di Petaling Jaya dan juga pusat wacana harmoni (retreat) di Bentong untuk mengambil bahagian dalam pelbagai aktiviti seperti melepaskan haiwan, mengamati lapan ajaran Mahayana dan mengambil sumpah vegetarian. Mereka juga boleh menyaksikan acara yang memberikan inspirasi, iaitu pentahbisan paderi Buddhis yang mengambil sumpah untuk mendedikasikan hidup mereka untuk memberi manfaat kepada yang lain dengan berkongsi ajaran-ajaran Buddha. Di samping itu, upacara Lama Chopa Puja (Sanskrit: Guru Puja) dan sembahyang turut berlangsung pada hari itu untuk meminta agar Yang Mulia diberi kesihatan dan hidup yang panjang, sebagai tanda penghargaan dan terima kasih kepada seorang penasihat spiritual yang penyayang dan baik hati, yang telah mendedikasikan hidupnya untuk berbakti kepada masyarakat dan umat manusia tanpa mengira penat lelah.

Penginapan berhampiran Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara

  1. O’Boutique Suites (1.80 Miles/2.90 km)
    B2-01, Casa Utama,
    PJU6A, Petaling Jaya,
    47400 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  2. My Home Hotel (2.48 miles/4.00 km)
    F-G-5, Pusat Komersial Parklane,
    Petaling Jaya,
    47301 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  3. Eiffel Hotel (4.35 Miles/7.00 km)
    12, Lorong Utara A,
    No. 21, Jalan SS7/26,
    Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya,
    47301 Selangor,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 50 minit dengan teksi (37.15 batu/59.80 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. Dari Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur: 1 jam dengan LRT menghala ke Stesen Kelana Jaya, 10 minit dengan teksi ke Kechara House
Map to Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia

Peta ke Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara Malaysia

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
SunwayMas Commercial Center,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7803 3908

His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche conducting a prayer at Kechara Forest Retreat, accompanied by traditional Tibetan ritual instruments

Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke 25 menjalankan upacara sembahyang di Kechara Forest Retreat, diiringi peralatan ritual tradisional Tibet

Penginapan berhampiran Kechara Forest Retreat

  1. Tumike Hotel (2.92 miles/4.70 km)
    P.6-G, Jalan MG3,
    Pusat Perniagaan Mutiaramas Gemilang,
    28700 Bentong,
    Malaysia
  2. Tras Mutiara Hotel (3.17 Miles/5.10 km)
    P.22, Jalan MG2,
    28700 Bentong,
    Malaysia
  3. EV World Hotel (3.48 Miles/5.60 km)
    No. 107-108, Jalan Loke Yew,
    Off Jalan Utara,
    28700 Bentong,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Kechara Forest Retreat
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 1 hour 55 minutes by cab (82.64 miles/133 km)

Map to Kechara Forest Retreat

Map to Kechara Forest Retreat

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang,
28700 Bentong,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7803 3908

 

Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti di Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Tokong Buddha Sri Jayanti turut dikenali sebagai Tokong Buddhis Sri Lanka. Ia merupakan Tokong Buddha Theravada Sri Lanka yang terletak di Sentul. Tokong ini adalah sekutu kepada Organisasi Kebajikan Sri Jayanti yang membantu golongan miskin dan memerlukan selain golongan lanjut usia.

Sri Jayanti Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti di Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Tokong ini juga mempunyai sebuah klinik asas yang menawarkan rundingan percuma untuk golongan kurang bernasib baik, dan sebuah pagoda kolumbarium yang menempatkan abu si mati, berserta bangunan setinggi tiga tingkat untuk tujuan pembelajaran dengan ruang kelas untuk aktiviti dan pengajaran dharma.

Semasa Wesak, tokong ini menyediakan pelbagai aktiviti termasuklah persembahan bunga dan lilin, penerimaan pemberkatan dari sami dan sebagainya. Di luar dewan sembahyang, terdapat sebuah berhala Buddha emas yang dihias indah dengan bunga-bungaan dan lilin untuk penganut-penganut menyampaikan persembahan mereka.

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti

  1. Archeotel Hotel (0.08 miles/0.14 km)
    No 10 & 12, Jalan Haji Salleh,
    51100 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  2. Archeotel Hotel (0.22 miles/0.37 km)
    10, Jalan Haji Salleh,
    Sentul,
    51100 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  3. Tamarind Stays (0.29 miles/0.48 km)
    E1A-25-7, The Tamarind,
    2, Jalan Sentul Indah,
    Sentul,
    51000 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 59 minit dengan teksi (39.7 batu/63.9 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. From Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station: 14 minit dengan KTM menuju Stesen Taman Jaya, berjalan kaki lebih kurang 10 minit
Map to Sri Jayanti Buddhist Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

Jalan Tujuh, Sentul Selatan,
51000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: +016 311 0009

 

Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth, Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Devotees making their offerings at Butterworth Buddhist Association

Penganut-penganut memberi persembahan mereka di Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

Tokong Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth terletak dalam kesibukan bandar perindustrian Mak Mandin. Tokong ini mengumpulkan penganut Buddha dari seluruh Butterworth pada Hari Wesak untuk upacara memberkati, sembahyang, persembahan dan ritual seperti memandikan bayi Buddha. Terdapat gerai-gerai makanan di sekitar tokong dan kempen menderma darah sewaktu Hari Wesak untuk menggalakkan vegetarianisma dan sifat kemurahan hati.

Penginapan berhampiran Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

  1. Aroma Hotel (1.67 miles/2.7 km)
    11, Butterworth Business City Centre,
    Jalan Raja Uda,
    12300 Butterworth,
    Malaysia
  2. De Garden Hotel Butterworth (2.05 miles/3.3 km)
    Lorong Cempa (Off Jalan Telaga Air),
    12200 Butterworth,
    Malaysia
  3. T+ Hotel Butterworth (2.29 miles/3.7 km)
    4476, 4477, 4478, Jalan Bagan Luar,
    12000 Butterworth,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang: 32 minit dengan teksi (18.2 batu/ 29.3 km)

Map to Butterworth Buddhist Association

Peta to Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

7156, Tingkat Mak Mandin 3,
Mak Mandin,
Butterworth,
Malaysia
Tel: +604 333 4499

 

Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien, Kuantan, Pahang

Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien, juga dikenali sebagai Dewan Sepuluh Ribu Buddha, adalah bersekutu dengan Persatuan Buddhis Pahang. Dari atas hingga ke bawah dinding di bahagian dalam tokong ini dipenuhi dengan jubin berukiran Buddha. Di atas altar di dalam dewan sembahyang utama, terletak berhala Buddha dari jed putih yang sangat indah.

The serene surroundings of Wan Fo Tien Buddhist Temple

Persekitaran tenang di Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

Pada Hari Wesak, para penganut menyertai sambutan dengan melawat tokong dan mengambil bahagian dalam macam-macam aktiviti seperti ceramah Dharma, berdikir, pameran dan pelbagai amal jariah. Makanan vegetarian dihidangkan, diiringi persembahan-persembahan muzik yang bertempat di taman bersebelahan tokong.

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

  1. Sri Manja Boutique Hotel (1.67 miles/2.7 km)
    B2-34, Jalan IM 7/1,
    Bandar Indera Mahkota,
    25300 Kuantan,
    Malaysia
  2. Arenaa Batik Boutique Hotel (2.29 miles/3.7 km)
    E2324-2326, Jalan Dato’ Wong Ah Jang,
    25100 Kuantan,
    Malaysia
  3. Hotel Sentral Kuantan (2.54 miles/4.1 km)
    No. 45-P, Jalan Besar,
    Kuantan City,
    25000 Kuantan,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

Dari Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ahmad Shah Kuantan: 16 minit dengan teksi (9.87 batu/ 15.9 km)

Map to Wan Fo Tien Buddhist Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

Jalan Sungai Lembing,
Bandar Indera Mahkota,
25200 Kuantan
Malaysia
Tel: +609 573 9744

 

Tokong Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka

Since 1960, Wesak day celebrations in Melaka have been organised by Seck Kia Eenh Temple. The Wesak Day Parade in Melaka attracts many people as it is believed that the late Venerable Ananda Mangala Maha Nayaka Thera would bless the parade vehicles on the eve of Wesak day.

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Tokong Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka

Sejak 1960, sambutan Hari Wesak di Melaka telah dianjurkan oleh Tokong Seck Kia Eenh. Perarakan Hari Wesak di Melaka menarik ramai orang kerana dipercayai mendiang Yang Mulia Ananda Mangala Maha Nayaka Thera akan memberkati kenderaan perarakan pada malam sebelum Hari Wesak.

Perayaan Wesak disambut selama tujuh hari berturut-turut di Tokong Seck Kia Eenh. Antara aktiviti yang dijalankan termasuklah pengamatan lapan ajaran Mahayana, ceramah Dharma dan berdikir. Selain itu, tradisi suci ‘Pindapata’ diikuti di mana orang ramai membuat persembahan makanan kepada sangha.

Sebelum perarakan bermula, para penganut akan berkumpul di Tokong Seck Kia Eenh dari jam 5.00 petang untuk turut sama berdikir bacaan doa dan kemudian akan berdiri di samping kenderaan perarakan masing-masing. Pada jam 7.00 petang, perarakan bermula dari tokong di Jalan Gajah Berang, melalui Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Pengkalan Rama ke Jalan Laksamana menyeberangi jambatan Tan Kim Seng dan bergerak melalui Lorong Hang Jebat, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street) dan akhirnya melalui Jalan Tengkera, sebelum kembali ke tokong. Lebih daripada 30 buah tokong dan persatuan Buddhis menyertai perarakan tersebut yang akan berakhir jam 10.30 malam. Sambutan ini bagaimanapun akan berterusan sepanjang malam dengan pelbagai dikir doa di tokong.

Parade float from Seck Kia Eenh Temple

Kereta berhias dari Tokong Seck Kia Eenh

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Seck Kia Eenh

  1. Hotel Puri Melaka (0.4 miles/0.64 km)
    118, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
    Jonker,
    75200 Malacca
    Malaysia
  2. The Baba House Hotel (0.4 miles/0.64 km)
    No. 121 – 127, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
    Jonker,
    75200 Malacca
    Malaysia
  3. Casa Del Rio Melaka Hotel (0.4 miles/0.64 km)
    88, Jalan Kota Laksamana,
    Malacca City Center,
    75200 Malacca
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Seck Kia Eenh

Dari Lapangan Terbang Melaka: 19 minit dengan teksi (5.40 batu/ 8.7 km)

Map to Seck Kia Eenh Temple

Peta ke Tokong Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 57, Jalan Gajah Berang,
75200 Melaka,
Malaysia
Tel: +606 283 7440

 

Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka, Kuching, Sarawak

Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka dibina pada tahun 1900 dan bertempat di Simpang Tiga, Kuching. Ia merupakan salah satu tokong Buddhis tertua di Malaysia. Terdapat perancangan untuk membina bersebelahan dengannya, sebuah bangunan biara setinggi tiga tingkat, yang dipanggil Biara Poh Ka dan dijangka akan siap dalam masa tiga tahun. Perayaan Hari Wesak di Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka menyaksikan para penganut dan pelawat mengambil bahagian dalam upacara sembahyang, berdikir, persembahan dan upacara khas memperingati kehidupan Buddha.

Devotees engaging the ritual to bathe the baby Buddha

Para penganut mengambil bahagian dalam ritual memandikan bayi Buddha

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka

  1. Citadines Uplands Kuching (6 minutes walking distance)
    No. 55 Jalan SPG,
    93300 Kuching,
    Malaysia
  2. Public Lodge Kuching (4 minutes walking distance)
    1st & 2nd Floor, Lot 8644, Jalan Simpang Tiga,
    93300 Kuching,
    Malaysia
  3. Mega Inn (14 minutes walking distance)
    King’s Centre, Jalan Simpang Tiga,
    93300 Kuching,
    Malaysia

Getting to Poh Ka Buddhist Temple

Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching: 14 minit dengan teksi (5.28 batu/ 8.5 km)

Map to Poh Ka Buddhist Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 2222, Jalan Uplands,
Simpang Tiga,
93200 Kuching,
Sarawak
Tel: +6082 231 007

 

Kesimpulan

Begitu baik melihat perayaan yang indah ini telah bertapak di Malaysia dan diintegrasikan dengan budaya tempatan namun masih mengekalkan intisari dan kepentingannya. Wesak telah diiktiraf meluas di negara-negara berpegangan Buddha dan tidak di seluruh dunia, namun di Malaysia ia juga merupakan satu hari cuti umum. Sambutan Wesak merupakan sambutan meraikan kebaikan, ketenangan dan belas ihsan kemanusiaan itu sendiri. Sebagaimana ajaran Buddha, menerusi penghormatan kepada Buddha, kita berusaha untuk memperbaiki diri sendiri untuk mencapai nilai-nilai hidup tersebut.

Kita perlulah menghormati tradisi keagamaan orang lain tanpa mengira agama apa yang kita sendiri anuti. Malaysia merupakan satu contoh baik penerimaan dan toleransi agama kerana penganut agama Buddha diberikan kebebasan untuk meraikan hari yang suci ini. Setiap orang berhak mendapat kebahagiaan, belas ihsan dan kasih sayang yang setara tanpa mengambil kira kepercayaan mereka. Kita harus berpegang kepada pemikiran ini dan dunia pasti akan menjadi aman. Beginilah cara kita harus menyambut Wesak – untuk mengukuhkan azam kita untuk menjalani hidup yang kurang dengan penderitaan, mengubah minda kita, mengamalkan sifat ihsan dan membawa keamanan dan keharmonian kepada seluruh umat manusia.

 
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  1. wan wai meng on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Hope many more Malay readers and speakers will be able to understand about Wesak day which is an integral celebration for Buddhists. I do feel Buddhism adds a lot of dimensions and diversity to Malaysian culture and society.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 19. 2018 12:16 PM
    I have enjoyed reading books or watching paranormal videos from time to time.. I do believed unseen beings definitely do exist. As long as we do no harm or disturb them , they too do us no harm. But in all we got to accept it seriously as in some cases the unseen beings might be aggressive. We are fortunate we have Dorje Shugden protecting us ….having trust and faith in our practice , respecting the unseen being by making offerings to them. All the paranormal stories which Rinpoche experiences were interesting and scary. I do enjoyed the snake spirit , Banging Pots to name . Seem to be interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/paranormal-collection.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 19. 2018 12:15 PM
    Amazing ……The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It was once the residence of the HH Dalai Lama until the HH 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. It is one of the most famous attractions in Tibet and it seem to be the highest ancient palace around the world. Its in my bucket list to go there for a pilgrimage. That’s my wish after reading and seeing those beautiful pictures of the place. Potala Palace is a must-see attraction in Lhasa.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 11:05 PM
    This article is a very precious sharing on Gen Nyima and Dorje Shugden oracle. I appreciate very much and would like to share some of my thoughts here:

    The Significance of Dorje Shugden
    a. Although Gen Nyima did not practice Dorje Shugden but he confirmed that Dorje Shugden is Manjushri and everyone knows this especially all the high lamas.
    b. There was one time HH the 98th Gaden Tripa Jetsun Jampel Shenpen was very ill and his secretary came to visit Gen Nyima. Gen Nyima advised to perform a full Dorje Shugden Torgya ritual. This is because Dorje Shugden has become the principal Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition and therefore by performing these pujas, Gaden Tripa would recover.

    The importance of guru devotion
    Dorje Shugden always protects, helps and guides faithful practitioners in spiritual path. If one person does not practice the dharma, against the guru’s advice or disrespecting guru, will not lead the person to enlightenment path. For this instance, Rinpoche asked the Protector Dorje Shugden not to take trance in the lady. After that, it was told that Dorje Shugden never took trance through her again. The lady went to monasteries and requested to become an oracle again, but she was told to repair her samaya with her teacher.

    Focus and have faith in practice
    It is believed that Gen Nyima practiced and focused on Yamantaka. Gen Nyima practiced Yamantaka diligently that included daily sadhana for 4 times per day with rituals and offerings, mantra recitations and full meditation. Gen Nyima said if practice Yamantaka, do not need any other Protector because Yamantaka is also a Protector. Gen Nyima only relied on Yamantaka for many matters included divinations, bless and heal the people and control the weather etc.

    It is said that if you reveal the deity you practise, you will not gain attainments. But, Gen Nyima told Rinpoche about his practice on Yamantaka and this implied that he has achieved higher levels of spiritual attainments and he is no different from Yamantaka. Furthermore, HH the 14th Dalai Lama believed and certified Gen Nyima’s meditational attainments and abilities. HH the 14th Dalai Lama asked Gen Nyima not to die or show signs of old age and sickness. Gen Nyima replied that he will follow the instruction.

    The practice of Eight Worldly Concerns
    Gen Nyima had studied up to the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) philosophy level in the monastery. Gen Nyima was very humble, sincere and he did not want to sit the examinations and earn a degree. He just wanted to meditate.

    When Gen Nyima lived in deep forest of Bhutan, he had helped and healed many people including the Queen Mother of Bhutan. There was no greed or selfishness in Gen Nyima. He only took very little of the money that needed for his and his assistant’s subsistence. While the balance of the money would offer to HH the Dalai Lama and Gaden Monastery. Another example was Gen Nyima just used an Amul cheese container for divinations instead of silver, brass, wood or clay divination boxes.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-jolenpa-bodhisattva-gen-nyima.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 10:20 PM
    Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 09:43 PM
    Some of the pictures are so funny, cute and some very heartwarming. I like the best is the huge dog caring for the small kitten. It’s like a mom taking care of the young baby. So warm and so much love. All animals have feelings like us. Treat them good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/very-heartwarming-photos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 02:37 PM
    Inspiring yet powerful article and transcript of Mr Chen, the Chinese Buddhist billionaire. He has started an online games company and had accumulated worth of billions yet feeling unhappy and streesful. He eventually decided he had to salvage his own health after experiencing panic attacks. At the peak of his career he decided to put his wealth for something more meaningful. Combined with his Buddhist beliefs, convinced him to study and commit to researching the human brain and to transcend suffering.
    He gave out most of his fortune to support brain research.
    And even gave millions to various causes, including education, charities, healthcare, disaster relief, and poverty relief. He realised at end of the day , wealth is not everything , we should let go , afterall dealth is unpreditable. An example to all of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-chinese-buddhist-billionaire-who-wants-to-fix-your-brain.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 02:37 PM
    A wonderful details write-up for anyone who is planning a pilgrimage or visiting there. Its will makes the trip such easier. A very profound teachings and explanations of the four Sacred sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal. Beautiful pictures of 4 important sites of Vajra Yogini which I am fortunate to have a look at. I have not been to Kathmandu before but would love to visit if I have the opportunity. In fact getting excited after reading this article and watching those videos. Learning some new knowledge of what to do after visiting each site and at the end of trip and making the four aspirational prayers as recommended.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/four-sacred-sites-of-vajrayogini-in-nepal.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 10:36 AM
    Thank you for this brief introduction of the most recognisable landmark in Lhasa, the Potala Palace. At the centre of the Tibetan government and also the winter palace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this magnificent 13-storey building is indeed a architecture masterpieces. It is also interesting to note the mystical Demoness of Tibet that illustrates the physical location of important monasteries in Tibet.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 02:48 PM
    Voodoo is an Afro-Caribbean religion where by their practices revolve around specific beliefs and a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. These African Voodoo practice has been going on for many hundreds of years. It was once misunderstood. Some claimed as witchcraft but they are not and it is still practiced today. It was declared as a true religion where everyone can practices freely and worship as they like without discrimination.
    Because of the Tibetan Leadership (CTA) political agenda and due to the differences from their own belief, they instituted the ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners. At this century everyone should given the freedom to choose what they believes and what to practise without discrimination.
    Is heart breaking to read articles on the CTA’s official website of the ban which has indeed cause disharmony among the Tibetan communities. The Tibetan Leadership at one side said that everyone can have the freedom to practise but at one end they are against it. They are not truly democratic at all. Dorje Shugden practice is banned by the Tibetan leadership while the Voodoo was banned by European colonisers previously. As times goes by the authority accepted the voodoo practice. The CTA should followed the example of what actually a democratic country like by lifting the ban so as people can practice freely to what they want .
    Its wonderful to know of the Voodoo’s practice from the videos.
    May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban soon to create a peaceful and harmonious communities .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/voodoo-and-the-tibetan-leadership.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 02:47 PM
    Great post for many to have a better understanding of our own Malaysian land…..state of Kedah. Many of us are not aware of the beauty of Kedah. I have been twice there yet still could not cover all corners as it is a vast State. Yes ..its definitely a place to visit this ‘ Rice bowl of Malaysia’ which was sometimes called. Visited the mainland and Langkawi Island which has plenty to offer to locals as well as foreigner. The many places of interests are fantastic which has a historical stories and legends behind it. I have visited those common places like … Paddy Museum, Pulau Payar Marine Park, Tasik Dayang Bunting , Mahsuri’s Tomb and so forth to name a few.
    Visitors to Kedah must try their delicacies which are different from those other states of Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon Ong for this sharing .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-kedah-malaysia.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 12:38 AM
    Where can you find Buddhist texts, scriptures, ebooks and other documents for download at ZERO COST??
    Here –> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/free-downloads-texts

    There are texts from General Buddhism to Buddhist Philosophy, Tantra and more, suitable for everyone from the beginner spiritual seeker to the advanced practitioner.

    Do come back regularly as we will be adding more texts.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:47 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche’s private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:18 PM
    Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these useful tips when we engage in a retreat. I think it is very important to set the highest motivation before engaging in a retreat and then focus on it during the retreat. We are really very fortunate to have all the guidance from Rinpoche and pastors and comfortable venue to do retreat here in Kechara. Appreciate Rinpoche’s kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/5-practical-tips-for-a-spiritual-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 08:40 PM
    Retreat is indeed a great way to breakaway from our busy schedule to seek for a calm and peaceful mind. Not only that, it is a great way to connect with the Buddha for a few days without any disturbance, just us and Buddha. We are all very fortunate that Rinpoche created Kechara Forest Retreat where we have a conducive environment for retreat. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/6-signs-you-need-a-retreat-pronto.html

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Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
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Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
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Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
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Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
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Tsem Rinpoche's private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- 
 https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
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Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here -  https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here - https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
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Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini\'s practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
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Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215 This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini's practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
Sakya tradition\'s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Sakya tradition's thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s shrine next to his working table
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Tsem Rinpoche's shrine next to his working table
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
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A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
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I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
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My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
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Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
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Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
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Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
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Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
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Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
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Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
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Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
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Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
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Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
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A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
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Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
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Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
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It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
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Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
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Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
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Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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Grateful to Kloth Malaysia and Sime Darby Initiative Programme for the invite to The Fabric Recycling Launch by HH Tengku Zatasha. Justin is beaming to have met En. Zaki as they mutually found solutions to each others problems. Finer details to be worked out on a later date. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Grateful to Kloth Malaysia and Sime Darby Initiative Programme for the invite to The Fabric Recycling Launch by HH Tengku Zatasha. Justin is beaming to have met En. Zaki as they mutually found solutions to each others problems. Finer details to be worked out on a later date. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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A wonderful Monday to have 2 young teenagers, Su Lin and Kieren together with Polly, Say Fong and Lisa Tan serving lunch to our clients. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Every kids will be given opportunity to lead the class to do prostrations. Alice Tay, KSDS
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You Qian is a smart and loving kindess boy made donation for animal liberation. Alice Tay, KSDS
The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
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Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
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Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
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Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
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