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Food is one of the most talked about subjects amongst people all over the world. We talk about our diet, food preference, what type of food is nice, where to get good food, how to cook food we like to eat, and so on. Some of us share our food recipes with friends, some offer to cook for others to sample and taste. Others make plans to travel long distances to try some food they heard of or read about. A new word – “foodie”, was coined over 30 years ago to describe people who love food. It is now so easy to Google for the supposedly best food in town and each country has its own unique type of food. Malaysia is considered a country that has good food due to its multiracial population. Each ethnicity has their own cuisine and in Malaysia these have even merged to create unique fusion dishes. Everyone has their own food preference. Many people love cheese, many also love durian and many do not. Hence the food industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. As the saying goes, everyone has to eat.

Carnivores have to hunt daily to live. They have no choice but to kill for their food or die from starvation. Photo credit: https://www.conservationinstitute.org/cheetah-facts/

Carnivores have to hunt daily to live. They have no choice but to kill for their food or die from starvation. Photo credit: https://www.conservationinstitute.org/cheetah-facts/

Humans being omnivorous have a far greater choice of food compared to carnivores and herbivores. Carnivores have to hunt daily to live. They have no choice but to kill for their food or die from starvation. In the animal world, they kill to live. Humans though, live to eat, and make food a pleasure: preparing, making and serving food becomes an art. Most of these foods are meat based, derived from animals butchered for human consumption.

Food companies hire marketing professionals to sell ideas to consumers to buy their beautifully packaged end products. But they do not inform the consumers how the food was produced. Meat harvested from slaughtered animals are processed and dressed with herbs, colourings and additives to make the food aromatic, nice to see and tasty. They spend a lot of money on advertisements. Chefs are employed by food companies to come out with recipes to make cooking at home easy for consumers. So much work, time and effort are put into all these for just a few seconds of pleasure – chewing and swallowing the food. Yet we go back for more because we get so attached to the sensory pleasure albeit even for a few meagre seconds. The memory that lingers on from the pleasures that we continuously seek is so strong that we ignore the plight and suffering of those animals reared in closed captivity. These animals are kept in tight and dirty enclosures, with sores and diseases; they spend their whole lives producing eggs, milk and offspring. They are continuously fed with growth hormones so they can be harvested in the shortest time possible. It is no surprise that diseases spread easily in closed quarters and unhealthy environments, hence livestock farmers give huge amounts of antibiotics to the animals. These antibiotics end up in us when we consume the meat but we do not see all of this. Yet, we enjoy such meat and we call it fresh meat. Countless animals are brutally butchered for their pelt, skin and meat, just to provide for human desire to wear leather products, to use animal by products and to consume them as food. When the time comes, these animals are killed, no sedatives are used. There is no such thing as mercy killing, in my opinion.

One of the examples of animal cruelty - countless animals are brutally butchered their for skin for human desire to wear leather products. Photo credit: https://thegreenvegans.com

One of the examples of animal cruelty – countless animals are brutally butchered their for skin for human desire to wear leather products. Photo credit: https://thegreenvegans.com

In some parts of the world, meat derived from wild exotic animals are considered a delicacy, these include the likes snakes, crocodiles, big cats, bears and primates, just to name a few. But these animals are also pets to pet lovers who, I think, would not want them to end up on dining tables in restaurants and in people’s homes. However, there are some people living in remote places like in forests, jungles, mountains who may not have access to the modern world. Hunting for game is a part of their way of life. They hunt to live, not live to hunt.

Another examples of animal cruelty - Trophy Hunting. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States

Another examples of animal cruelty – Trophy Hunting. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States

Farmers who grow vegetables and fruits for commercial profit are not innocent either. The use of chemicals in pesticides and in fertilisers kill billions of insects, worms and other living life forms that feed on vegetables and fruits. The so-called organic farms are not that many to cater for the human population, provided those farms are really organic ones. Farmers have little choice but to use chemicals for good yield else they may not be able to profit. At the end of the day, it is about profit. Farmers and companies that kill animals view animals as food. To them animals meant for the abattoir are cash in the bank, similar to robbers who see their victims as money bags and would not hesitate to hurt or even kill for it. The end does not justify the means.

There are many options for healthy food aside from growing our own vegetables and fruit trees. Yes, time is needed to prepare and till the soil, plant seeds, water, weed, fertilise but it is up to us to allocate the time if we want a diet consisting of non-meat food that is healthy and which spares animals from being slaughtered. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, rhizomes, roots all have the necessary ingredients and high fibre for good health. Some people think that a non-meat diet is expensive. On the contrary, it is not. The benefits from non-meat diets outweigh medical bills one has to fork out when one has sicknesses related to eating meat filled with chemicals and antibiotics. Therefore, it is worthwhile to change our eating habits to do so. It is worthwhile for our children, family and loved ones. It is up to us, we cannot change the world but we can lead by example. People wrongly perceive that non-meat food is not filling and not nutritious but the animal kingdom has huge herbivores that debunk this notion.

“Not eating animals is only unnatural when we are not used to it.”

~ Tsem Rinpoche

My Guru, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has been a strong advocate of a vegetarian lifestyle for many years. Watching videos of how animals are slaughtered is nothing compared to what the animals themselves have to go through in the slaughter house. These videos below are in fact a way to raise people’s awareness of how to stop eating meat and stop animal cruelty in any form, especially for food.

 


 

There is no such thing as mercy killing

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No one wants to die

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Even the youngs are not spared

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Left alone

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Behind the scenes

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这个世界各个角落的人谈论得最多的话题,非食物莫属。我们谈论自己的饮食、饮食喜好、哪种食物是美食、往哪里找美食、如何烹调自己爱吃的东西等。我们当中还有人会跟朋友分享食谱,为其他人烹饪试味道;有的人会远涉他地,只为了一尝他们耳闻或阅读到的美食。“老饕”这一词就正好诠释了对食物讲究、爱吃之人。如今,只要上网一搜,就能找到城中最美味的食物,而每一个国家都有自己独特的美食。就好比拥有多个民族的马来西亚是个美食天堂,因为每个民族都有属于自己的美食。将各民族的美食结合起来,便形成了独树一格的风味。说到底,每个人都有自己的饮食喜好——有的人爱乳酪,有的爱榴莲,有的则不爱。因此,食品工业是几十亿资产的工业。毕竟,常言道:谁都必须吃。

为了生存,肉食动物每一天都必须猎食。它们别无选择,若不猎食,就会饥饿死去。图片来源:https://www.conservationinstitute.org/cheetah-facts/

为了生存,肉食动物每一天都必须猎食。它们别无选择,若不猎食,就会饥饿死去。
图片来源:https://www.conservationinstitute.org/cheetah-facts/

相较于肉食动物和草食动物,人类作为杂食者在饮食上拥有更广泛的选项。肉食动物日日为生存而必须猎食。它们除了猎食充饥而别无选择。在动物世界中,它们必须猎食才能维生,而人类则是为吃而生存,将吃当成一种享受:从备食,到烹饪和上菜,每一个过程都可以是一种艺术。人类的美食大多都是以肉为主,以被屠宰的动物为主。

食品公司聘请专业行销人士向消费人销售一种概念,好让消费者购买食品公司包装华丽的食品。他们并不会向消费者透露食品的制作过程。那些从屠宰场运送出来的肉经过加工,如添加香料、色素和添加剂,使食品色香俱全。他们更会在打广告上砸重金。接着,食品公司再聘请大厨构思食谱,让消费者能在家中轻松烹食。为了那几秒的愉悦感——将食物咀嚼和吞下的那瞬间,我们是花了多少的时间和精力啊!尽管如此,我们依然一而再再而三地对那些美食念念不忘,因为我们对几秒钟的味蕾享受是如此执着。那个我们持续追求的味蕾享受不断萦绕在我们的回忆里,以至于我们可以忽视被囚禁在不见天日的空间的那些动物,它们的困境和痛苦。它们被关在既狭小又肮脏的地方,不是受伤就是患病。它们终其一生都在下蛋,给我们提供牛奶或幼子。人类为了能在最短的时间内获取它们的肉而不惜给它们注射荷尔蒙。生存条件如此恶劣,这也难怪疾病肆虐,而迫使禽畜农给动物们大量抗生素。这些抗生素最终被我们吃进肚子里,我们却看不见这一切。我们仍然将这些肉视作新鲜的肉品而垂涎之。不仅如此,为了获取动物的皮毛来满足人类穿戴皮革的欲望、为了使用动物制成品或是为了一解嘴馋,无数的动物被残忍杀害。更甚的是,在宰杀这些动物的时候,无人为它们注射麻醉药。在我看来,根本不存在什么人道的宰杀。

残害动物的其中一个例子:无数的动物被残忍杀害。这么做只为了满足人类穿戴皮革的欲望。 图片来源:https://thegreenvegans.com

残害动物的其中一个例子:无数的动物被残忍杀害。这么做只为了满足人类穿戴皮革的欲望。图片来源:https://thegreenvegans.com

在一些国家,野生动物也被视作美食,好比蛇、鳄鱼、野猫、熊和灵长目动物等。但这些动物对有的人来说是宠物,我想这些人不会愿意它们被呈上餐桌上。当然,我们也不能忽略住在偏远地区如森林、深山中的人,他们的生活方式跟城市人的不一样。对将野生动物视作美食的城市人,打猎是生活中的一种游戏,他们以打猎为乐,而非以打猎为生。

残害动物的另一个例子:竞技狩猎。图片来源:Humane Society of the United States

残害动物的另一个例子:竞技狩猎。图片来源:Humane Society of the United States

以金钱利益当先的菜农和果农也不是例外。他们大量使用的杀虫剂和肥料里头的化学成分杀死了附在蔬菜和水果上的上亿的昆虫和其他生命体。所谓的有机菜园的数量也无法满足人们的市场需要,而且是不是真正的有机,尚是个未知数。为了大量收成好确保不亏钱,菜农和果农们没有太多选择而只能选择化学品。说到底,盈利才是最重要的。将动物视作食物的禽畜农和食品公司,对他们来说,动物本来就属于屠宰场,它们是银行里的钞票,就如抢劫犯视受害者为一大个钱袋,他们会毫不犹豫地伤害,甚至杀害受害者以获取金钱。人人都有爱钱之心,但这无法合理化他们的做法。

除了自己种植蔬菜水果之外,其实还有许多获取健康食材的方法。是的,要是自己种植,我们会需要时间培养泥土、播种、浇水、除草、施肥。然而,若我们有意持健康素,有意保护动物免受杀害,我们可以自己决定安排时间进行这一切。蔬菜水果、坚果和根茎类食物都具有人体所需的营养和纤维。有的人则以为素食昂贵,但事实却恰恰相反。素食饮食所需的费用远远低于因为吃肉而衍生疾病所需的医药费。因此,改变我们的饮食习惯是值得的,对我们的孩子、亲人和至爱都是值得的。决定权在我们手中。我们或许没办法改变世界,但我们能树立榜样。人们对无肉饮食总有错误观念,认为无肉饮食吃不饱也吃不好,但动物王国里许多草食动物的存在就能证明这是个误解。

「若觉得不吃动物是不自然,那是因为我们不习惯罢了。」

——詹杜固仁波切

我的上师,尊贵的詹杜固仁波切多年来都致力于推广素食主义。或许有人认为,观看动物被宰杀的影片很残忍,但比起在屠宰场被宰杀的动物,我们的“不舒服”不及它们所承受的痛楚的万分之一。以下这些影片其实能起提高人们意识的作用,尤其能鼓励人们停止吃肉,并且善待动物。

 


 

没有人道的宰杀

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谁都想活下去

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无辜的小生命也不得幸免

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被遗弃

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幕后真相

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  1. nicholas on Nov 23, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    It’s sad to see the animals being slaughtered to satisfy our taste bud. There are so many options and choices of food to prevent such killing. The obvious reason why certain human doesn’t realize this is because they taught that human is superior to animals and the existing of animals not only to provide food but even being use as clothing and hunting sport to human. This is totally cruel. How can we treat a living being as such? Can we tolerate if people take our skin for clothes, cut our flesh for food and shoot us as a sport? If not then how can we be alright for the animals?

    Animals need care, love and peace just like us. Stop hurting animals and respect them. Give them the care, love as how we want from others. If we can’t give any of those but at very minimal pls don’t hurt them.

  2. Chris on Nov 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you, Pastor Henry, for sharing this important message. There are a lot of suffering and killings happens behind walls that people are too ignorant to find out. Killings are very common and in fact, it is a necessary part of the whole industry to produce meat that most people loves. Little did they know where and how did the meat come from.

    For us to have the meat, an animal will have to be butchered. There are plenty of suffering right from the moment where the animal is born. Usually, they will be separated from their mothers and start living in small and cramp places. Then, they will be fed an unnatural diet with plenty of growth hormones.

    When they are in good size, the animals will be butchered mercilessly without sympathy. This is the life of a farm animal. So much of suffering and pain created just for the sake of us filling our hungry stomach.

  3. Pastor Albert on Aug 26, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Remember when I first started to going into vegetarian is when one of our colleague’s father passed away, so in order to help generate some merits for her father, I vowed to take vegetarian for a week, but unexpectedly, that week has passed very slow and difficult, every single day I have been counting down and the moment the clock strike 12am, immediately i wallop in chicken, seafood, mutton, etc.. (haha, I know this is not right, but just can’t be helped??), being a day vegetarian I have no problem, but being a week vegetarian, it became a challenge.

    Until about 2-3 years later when Rinpoche gave me a DVD to watch, the title is “earthling” (this video also available in youtube), I saw how the animals being killed, how much pain they have to suffer before they die, and many more, my heart became very heavy and I struggled to watched till the end. Since then, I started to take more veges and less meat. I started to be 1 day vege a week, then increase to 2 days and eventually I only consume meat once or twice a month, almost 2 years later I decided to take long life vegetarian vow and till today I have became vegetarian for about 6 years already.

    I’m glad to be a vegetarian because now when I take my meals, I don’t feel guilty anymore and I’m more happy taking my meals now as compared to last time.

  4. Callista on Aug 22, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Henry for this article.
    Is really sad to see how our deluded mind causes so much of suffering to the animal.
    When I talked to friend, relative and etc, to stop consume meat and be a vegetarian or vegan, they will me give lots of excuse.
    Let hope that, by sharing this article on social media, will create awareness.

  5. Mark R.A. Steeves on Jul 10, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Henry for posting. My heart bleeds and mind pains for these beings, used as they are for the selfish wants of those who choose to consume their flesh. Vectors for disease, environmental disaster and unsustainability come to mind as we consider any future continuing on in such a deluded manner. The world simply can’t continue on exploiting animals to sustain human life. Unfortunately logic will not bring us to the forefront of change, we will be forced to realize the senselessness of the slaughter as we witness the cause that affects more and more suffering, which if you understand karma, will effect everyone in the long run. If you want to influence a positive result, stop eating meat. There are so many alternatives and if you think of the benefits all around, it really is a no brainer. Unfortunately a brain is required to see the lies you’ve been told to make you think your doing something healthy for yourself by eating animals. You may stave off hunger a short time, prolonging the inevitable, but you’ll die just the same, why drag so many others down with you?
    Grateful that you posted Pastor Henry, many thanks once again. Sorrow seeing the sadness of this destruction of life, happiness in knowing others see a solution in their refrain.

  6. Pastor Lanse on Jul 8, 2019 at 4:00 am

    每天上社交媒体,最多人刊登,也获得最热烈反应的,往往都是跟美食相关的帖子。中国人说“民以食为天”,又说“食色性也”,人类爱美食似乎是自然不过的事。这其实并不过分,毕竟作为人类,我们时时刻刻都受到各种感官上的诱惑,相对而言,爱美食并不伤害他人,而且跟其他欲望比起来,这算是无伤大雅的。然而,我们往往忽略了一点,即如果你是肉食者,你的爱美食其实就不是那么单纯,因为你送进口里的每一口肉类美食,其实都代表着一个生命的牺牲。动物的确必须因为你口舌之欲而牺牲,这是个事实,但很多不想听,不想看,或根本不敢看这些宰杀场的视频。敢吃而不敢看,那跟掩耳盗铃有什么两样呢?

  7. Datuk May on Jul 6, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    It is true that a lot of emphasis is based on food and the human consumption of same, whether we are meat eaters or vegetarians. Is this obsession of food be an imprint from having suffered hunger in our lives? It is pretty amazing that the first thing asked of a greeting amongst friends especially the Chinese is HAVE YOU EATEN.

    Family members spend hours talking about what food they have consumed for lunch and dinner when they met before the close of the day.

    Pastor Henry is correct that we HUMAN BEINGS live to eat. Something we will not avoid nor will let go off. So why not do something worthy with this attachment and to a certain degree our need to survive starvation. Eat with compassion and not kill for our food.

    One compelling point to letting go of being so obsessed with our food is to remember how good food we consume, they all come out of us the same mess of waste.

    Eat sufficiently not to die of starvation and eat compassionately. Most of all do not waste food.

  8. Samfoonheei on Jul 5, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Interesting article……thank you Pastor Henry Ooi to bring awareness of how animals were killed for human consumptions. Do agree when it comes to foods , every one will be thinking of what to eat but will not realised the source of it. Malaysia is food heaven with a wide variety of foods and dishes from different ethnic groups. Generally people are eating more and eating higher-caloried food, and its time to change for more healthier foods. The cornerstone of a healthy diet should be to replace meat and processed food with real food such as vegetables, fruits and so on whenever possible. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel. Eating a variety of foods promotes good health and can help reduce the risk of disease in many ways.

  9. Ummamageswari on Jul 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about foods. It is true that Malaysia is considered a country that has good food due to its multiracial population. Humans being non-vegetarian have a far greater choice of food compared to the vegetarian ones.

    At the same time, countless animals are brutally butchered for their pelt, skin and meat, just to provide for human desire to wear leather products, to use animal by products and to consume them as food.

  10. Jacinta on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Thank You Pastor Henry for this post.

    I believe awareness is the key here. We are not being aware that we actually KILLING these animals for our food. For many years, I’ve been having this wrong concept too, whereby animals are God’s given right for us to eat and stay healthy. Nonetheless, I was wrong. Very wrong.

    Okay, maybe my upbringing did shape the person who I was previously but that doesn’t justify the person for who I am now. Being aware is the first step but next, we have to take charge of it NOW and decide what’s going in my mouth next. Watching these videos, is so heartbreaking. Can I take it anymore? Nope. I am sorry. Even if it’s God’s given right, I will still opt for being a vegetarian. Their suffering is real. Their pain is real. Meat is off my plate for 5 years now and I’m happy about it, and I will be so for the rest of my life. Just like Pastor Henry has mentioned, thanks to Rinpoche for keep highlighting their plight.

    I’ve changed. Are you next? I

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 15. 2020 01:21 PM
    Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears. There is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. Everything in life is just for a while and everything is impermanent. By contemplating the impermanence of everything in the world, we are forced to recognize that every time we do something could be the last time we do it. Everything is changing all the time that is the basic message we have to accept. Reading these precious teachings in this article had me think that what makes every single day so precious. We should not waste a single moment we have , live till the fullness meaningfully with no regrets.
    Thank you for sharing this article to remind us of our impermanent life. Choosing to learn, practice Buddhism is the best choice I have made.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/the-reason.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 15. 2020 01:19 PM
    Everyone’s dream home is different and often includes some pretty crazy features or has a design that’s fantastic in a fictional sense. To me I rather chose one simple and comfortable concepts. Beautiful and simple makes a perfect place to live in. The design concepts as mentioned by Rinpoche is simple , spacious with greeneries surrounding ,making it more comfortable as to sit there to have a quiet moments to ourselves.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this architecture design.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 15. 2020 01:18 PM
    Happy ending story of how Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden helped Joy Kam. This is one of the many miracle stories that Dorje Shugden has helped saving lives from sickness, accidents and so forth. Reading this story again as its simply amazing of how the miracles happened. When we truly have trust and faith on our Dharma Protector , it will help us nor matter what happen and help us regardless of race as well.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-14.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:44 PM
    Tengboche monastery survive until now as a leading Buddhist center of spirituality and pilgrims in the Himalayan area, half way to Everest Base Camp trek, the monastery has become a house name to trekkers and climbers to Everest Base Camp.
    With the colourful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with religious gathering, songs have attracted tourist as well to Tengboche Monastery every October.Thank you for sharing this article.


    https://bit.ly/3g0Cpdn
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:06 PM
    Nothing is Impermanent, for sure can you imagine a beautiful just simply disappeared under sea due to natural disaster . It sunk and was discovered only after 1700 years later. It is an important reminder of impermanence for us all. Letting go whatever we hold on in this life as we came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing too. I have heard of tales and myths of lost civilizations in books. But this is interesting. The famous ancient city of Neapolis, a quasi-mythical city that sunk beneath the waters of the Atlantic Ocean was discovered after so many thousand years. It was the divers who discovered the lost city then during one of their sea exploration. Its must be a massive tsunami that had taken place and sunk the whole city.Interesting discoveries.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/a-lost-underwater-city-has-been-found-1700-years-after-it-sank.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:05 PM
    Truly a Buddhist practitioner who not want to waste time even on a train where most of the travellers were fast asleep . He had a quiet, peaceful sitting posture meditation. He was captured on camera and won in category of National Geographic’s 2017 photography contest. This pictures tell us a thousand words. Deep in a meditation , all I can say …..a beautiful pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/postcard-from-raymond-monks-posture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:04 PM
    Beautiful spiritual painting of Dorje Shugden to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche on such an auspicious Wesak day by Tsem Ladrang team and some Kechara students. Now with Vietnamese Dorje Shugden paintings to share , more people will get to know of this powerful protector. We are all blessed merely by looking at this beautiful paintings of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/wesak-day-2018-vietnamese-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 03:18 PM
    Dorje Shugden statue in Wisdom Hall located in Kechara Forest Retreat seen to be the largest in the world. We are fortunate to have such a huge Dorje Shugden Statue blessing all the sentient beings, environment and unseen beings . The bigger the statue ,it has brought more tremendous benefits to the surrounding area of Bentong. Over the years this largest Dorje Shugden have attracted many tourist as well as locals to see for themselves the beauty of statue and Kechara Forest Retreat. This huge statue serves to be a light for many, giving hope, blessing, inspiration and merit field for all those who come to receive the blessings of Shugden. Interesting write up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for founding this beautiful place away from the city hectic life

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/largest-dorje-shugden-in-the-world.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 03:00 PM
    A place where many people around the world experience the art of mindful living. Plum village has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life.

    Wonderful for all involved looking for peace and calm. The natural surroundings surely enhances the experience. It will also teach the younger generation to appreciate nature.
    Thank you for sharing this article.

    https://bit.ly/3fZqkpa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 02:39 PM
    Hermits are monks and nuns looking for wisdom. Many go up the remote mountains , spending their time in solitude meditation in order to master their spiritually practice, gaining profundity and knowledge. Its in the mountains away from the city they find a piece of mind to mediate and practice to transform their mind. Watching the video tells us all. Each of the hermits specks with words of wisdom that’s where they earns respect in Chinese society.
    An inspiring man Bill Porter one of the foremost Chinese poetry and essay translators in the world went searching for an answer of the lives of hermits. Bill Porter is the author of the book Road to Heaven, he travelled to hash, remote mountains of Zhongnan Mountain describing his journeys and encounter with Chinese Hermits in the book. Very inspiring documentary which tell us a thousand inspiring words . Life is simple yet the hermits are happy letting go all the worries of the world outside. He discovered then the hermit tradition is very much alive, as dozens of monks and nuns continue to lead solitary lives in quiet contemplation of their faith deep in the mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/hermit-a-profound-documentary-by-bill-porter.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 05:29 PM
    Getting quality sleep is one of the best things that we can do to maintaining a good lifestyle throughout our entire lifetime. People often give up good sleep due to busy lifestyle.

    In fact we need sleep to survive, just like we need food and water, in fact there are many biological processes happen during sleep. Lack of sleep can result in decreased immune system function, decreased body temperature as well as a decreased release of growth hormone.

    Thank you very much for your valuable sharing and all these 10 pointers are good guidelines for those who have trouble sleeping.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:11 PM
    Lady Lhalu Lhacham Yangdzom Tsering, an incredible lady and important aristocratic students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. A great and influential Gelug lady who devotion to her guru the great Kyabje Pabongka Dorjechang never change despite her life changes from a wealthy lady living luxuries to living in a store room. She received all the teachings and practiced devotedly to her guru, till the end of her life. Inspiring life story of a lady . We shall never leave our guru nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-and-his-yogini-student-the-lady-lhalu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:09 PM
    Very inspiring nun Ani Ngawang Pema a Tibetan Buddhist who stayed in solitary meditation for 45 years. Once in a while it’s good to remind ourselves that there are true spiritual seekers in the world today. She was a student of H.H Trulshik Rinpoche. She was known as the most beautiful girl when she was young in the northeast of Nepal. Many rich and famous families would seek her marriage but she chose a monastery life instead to practice Dharma. Later she stayed in a small hut in solitary meditation for 45 years where nobody see her at all. Soon she became a legend and every one who passed her hut to receive blessings, recite prayers and even circumambulate her small hut.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ani-ngawang-pema-45-years-solitary-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:07 PM
    A beautiful picture of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche cutting our lama’s hairs back in 1984 tells us a thousand words . That’s where our lama begin a long life spiritual journey travelling a thousand miles to India to be a monk. A promise made to his root guru to take ordination and go to Gaden Monastery. Meeting Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had changed our Lama’s life for the better forever. With all the sufferings and hardship our lama had gone through since young had not deter Rinpoche from becoming a monk. The promise was kept, even though Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had since passed away. Rinpoche became a monk and was advised coming to Malaysia and that’s where we have Kechara Forest Retreat today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. The pictures indeed have a great memories.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/kyabje-zong-rinpoche-cuts-my-hair.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 12:59 PM
    What a nice and breathtaking statue that there is in Macau!It would be nice if I had the wonderful chance to go to Macau to see this statue. Kuan Yin will prevent huge obstacles from hitting Macau also attract more and more tourist to come to Macau to visit and pay respects to Kuan Yin.
    Its good to know the reason why this Kuan Yin statue looks a little westernized compared to the ones in Mainland China. Strange thing is, no matter how one depicts Kuan Yin, She always looks beautiful. Thank you very much for the sharing

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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