Fantastic Temple in Wuxi!! | 无锡灵山梵宫

Jan 4, 2011 | Views: 1,889

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Lingshan Brahma Palace in Wuxi, China

Lingshan Brahma Palace is the third-phase project of the Lingshan Buddhism Resort in Wuxi, China that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build. As a multi-functional cultural building for tourism, conferences, exhibitions, and cultural experiences, Lingshan Brahma Palace has been built beside a mountain in the integration of the Chinese Buddhist rock-cave art and traditional Buddhist building elements.

灵山梵宫坐落于烟波浩淼的无锡太湖之滨,钟灵毓秀的灵山脚下,气势恢宏的建筑与宝相庄严的灵山大佛比邻而立,瑰丽璀璨的艺术和独特深厚的佛教文化交相辉映。灵山梵总建筑面积达7万余平方米,高三层的梵宫采用退台式建筑布局,以南北为轴线,东西呈对称分布,建筑面宽150米,进深180米,顶部为错落有致的五座华塔,后侧为曼陀罗形态的圣坛。

One can experience a rich cultural atmosphere in Brahma Palace. Dongyang wood carving, mural painting by Dunhuang masters, Liuli crystal, Yangzhou lacquer ware, paintings, Cloisonné lamps, Jingdezhen masterpieces, and so on. These art treasures are interpretations of various traditional culture.

步入梵宫,浓郁的文化气息扑面而来。东阳木雕、敦煌技师的手工壁画、琉璃巨制、扬州漆器、油画组图、景泰蓝须弥灯、景德镇青花粉彩缸、瓯塑浮雕壁画,这些艺术珍品在灵山梵宫各区域演绎着优秀的传统文化。

Following the stairs, we arrive at the main venue of the 2009 World Buddhist Forum. This is a multi-functional theater that can accomodate conference or performance. The large circular rotating stage theater measures 35,000 square meters, and can accommodate 1,500 spectators. The dome on top of the theatre is more than 30 meters in height, with 1500 lotus lights and when switched on, it was as if  one is staring at the starry sky, engulfed in the vastness of the universe.

沿着楼梯,漫步走进2009年“世界佛教论坛”主会场,这是一个集会议、演出于一体多功能超大型剧场。这个超大型的旋转舞台剧场为圆形设计,建筑面积达35000平方米,可容纳1500名观众。剧场上方是高度达30多米的巨大穹顶,1500盏金光灿灿的莲花灯瞬间开启,刹那间千万盏明灯拱聚的穹顶,仿佛星光灿烂的天穹,仰望中,恍若置身浩翰的宇宙之中,绮丽而唯美。

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The west side of the atrium, surrounded by various smaller conference rooms. 西侧中庭,周围是各个小会议厅。

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The east wing of the Brahma Palace is the dining area, where vegetarian food can be served to thousands. 梵宫东侧为餐饮区,可以为千人提供斋饭。

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The panoramic view of Brahma Palace and the Lingshan Buddha. 梵宫和灵山大佛全景。

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Lingshan Buddha measures 88 meters tall, equivalent to the height of 30 storeys. 高达88米的灵山大佛,相当于30层楼的高度。


 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 10, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Truly stunning about this beautiful temple …….The Brahma Buddhist Palace in Wuxi China . Located right on the foot of Lingshan Mountain, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, the palace’s location was carefully picked according to feng shui principles. Wow…..this Brahma Palace has been named as one of the forty most beautiful sights in China. I do agreed with it after visited it a few years back. This gorgeous palace is so rich in architecture , wood carving, unique religious art paintings which shows a classic expo on the profound Buddhist culture and brilliant traditional art in China. This palace is built of stone with a symmetrical layout, which took 2 years to build and opened only in 2008. The whole of Mt. Lingshan Scenic Area is a Buddhist wonderland with many places of interest either than this palace.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. S.Prathap on Oct 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing and breathtaking temple.It has both traditional and modern elements in it.The team of people involve really put in their time ,thought and effort from planning till commissioning in order to achieve such an magnificent outcome.

    It has both elements of east and western architecture though very colourful in many sections of the temple its pleasant to look at.This is definitely a palace for Buddhism. Thank you very much for sharing this article with us.

  3. Anne Ong on Feb 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    This temple is amazingly beatutiful beyond words that I can describe. It makes my head dizzy to think how many thousands and thousands of people both tourists and residents staying around the surrounding areas have been tremendously blessed and protected by one humongous statue of Buddha.All these pictures really makes me want to make a trip to Wuxi!
    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful pictures of Wuxi temple._/\_

  4. Anne Ong on Feb 28, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    This temple is amazingly beatutiful beyond words that I can describe. It makes my head dizzy to think how many thousands and thousands of people both tourists and residents staying around the surrounding areas have been tremendously blessed and protected by one humongous statue of Buddha.All these pictures really makes me want to make a trip to Wuxi!

  5. samfoonheei on Jul 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Yes…its really amazing and very beautiful temple in Wuxi China. I visited the temple in 2013, The Brahma Palace and the Lingshan Buddha is a must place to visit in Wuxi. Its one of the tourist attraction in Wuxi,and i was there it was so crowded.The temples there was so rich in architecture ,wood carving, mural paintings ,beautiful lamps to name a few.I am so blessed to have seen it with my own eyes ..just amazing.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing at least i can know a little more of these temples’

  6. Jutika Lam on Apr 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Woah!!! Wow wow! What an amazing and breathtaking temple!

    Just seeing the wonderful pictures of the artworks of the temple as well as the resort makes me so wanna go there!

    When it comes to having the best temples I definitely have to say that China, Tibet, Nepal and some other small other countries are littrely the best at not just having big temples but big temples with totally awesome artworks and statues inside such holy places.

    What I like the most about this Temple is of course that Humongous statue of the Buddha standing.

    It makes my head dizzy to think how many thousands and thousands of people both tourists and residents staying around the surrounding areas have been tremendously blessed and protected by one humongous statue of Buddha.

    All these pictures really makes me want to make a trip to Wuxi!

    As always thank you Rinpoche for blogging about this amazing spot on Earth!

    Love
    Jutika

  7. Jean Mei on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    This is amazing! Not only a beautiful offering to the Buddhas, but it is also such a sight to behold – the building looks like an art piece of its own.

    The one thing that catches my eye is how some of the statues are depicted as having angel wings. It’s such a beautiful interpretation.

    I think it’s great to see different temples, as people have different interpretations of what is the best to offer to the Buddhas. It reminds me a lot of Catholic cathedrals, where people come in and are in awe of the architecture.

    Perhaps even this temple will open up the seeds in other people’s mind, for those who come to view the temple rather than to pray.

  8. David Lai on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Wow! This post has been here for awhile but I am still going to answer Rinpoche’s query and I think I particularly like the high ceilings and massive walkway. It gives and airy sense of grandeur to the place. I do find it strange that the central part of this ‘temple’ is a massive amphitheater because there’s really no central shrine to the Buddha or any of the Bodhisattva.

    It would have been great if they did have one and a massive indoor Buddha would be nice. I am just scrolling back and forth and not finding it. There’s only one outside but that don’t count. It is interesting that they have a tree in the middle of the amphitheater, is that a replica of the Bodhi tree, i wonder. Anyway, I like that and it would have been great, if they had an exquisite Buddha sitting meditating underneath it. That’s all. For me, the grandeur of temple seemed to be a hype up for a main feature or a main temple. That is sorely missing.

  9. Carmen Koo on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:34 am

    This post brings back so many memories when we were in China last year for Kechara Tea House’s opening (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/official-opening-of-kechara-tea-house-shanghai.html)! Whilst pulling up towards the temple, the monumental Lingshan Buddha was breathtaking. The entire temple is built over a huge area, and you actually sit on buggies to take you around to the various sites around the entire temple.

    The Brahma Palace is very grand, especially the mural that is built with precious stones and jade. It’s super pretty, and the floor tiles as well as pillars are all made from Marble. There were also carved statues made from sandalwood. Shows how giving the Chinese are, to make a temple this beautiful, offering millions of dollars for the benefit of others. Wonderful.

    xx

  10. yek yee on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Every time when I saw a great temple or huge monastery, will trigger me think more…it is very nice KWPC can come out very soon, hehehe…

    I am rejoice to Lingshan Brahma Palace which located in Wuxi, China, how lucky people nearby there. It is so bless!!!

  11. William on Jan 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    This is such a a beautiful temple. It has both traditional and modern elements in it. And they blend together very well. I love the outdoor huge Buddha the most because everyone will see this image and be blessed and create imprints in their mind. Also this Buddha can be viewed from outside also and able to bless the surroundings of Wuxi.

  12. Cynthia on Sep 19, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I went to this cultural temple last month with some Kecharians – Dato Ruby, Henry, Beng Kooi, Carmen, Lew and KB. The Brahma Palace was our focus, we mingled there mostly. The paintings were huge, intricate and meaningful. Each depicting the story of the Buddha. Before we entered the building, we were given a pair of “socks” for our shoes because of the marble floor. We made a joke about how they are using this method so that we can help polish the floor and we should think strongly that we are cleaning the temple and purifying our body karma. Hehe. We entered the panoramic theatre to watch a show. It was well recommended by Datuk May to not miss it. It was truly magnificient. The visual effects, stage and performance was awesome. What I love most was when water poured down from an opening on top of the stage in between the stage and the audience to create a rain effect. Very nice. Reminded me of China’s olympic opening. I was very happy to experience it first hand.

  13. Anila on Jan 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I am breathless already looking at the pictures without even have to walk thru this fantastic and huge Lingshan Brahma Palace, Wuxi. I notice the decor and the implements put into this Resort and certain versions extracted from the Eastern and Western countries like the Domes and Churches in Europe. A combination of Tibetan and Chinese decorative items like door knobs and 8 Auspicious signs. Part of the Arch structures resembles the Maharani Palace in Kashmir. And Lingshan Buddha reminds me of the statue of Liberty in New York. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us such beautiful photography of Lingshan Brahma Palace in Wuxi, China. My wish for Rinpoche is for him to be able to visit this beautiful place one day very soon.

  14. Lim Han Nee on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for the lovely pictures of this magnificent, nay, awesome palace of a temple.
    I love the lovely dakinis who seem to come alive! However, I love the serene setting of this temple best and its beautiful reflection in the water.

  15. Elsie Toy on Jan 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    OMG!! I got no words for it except OPULENCE!!! Everything is so perfect and intricate and so Grand. I personally feel that is nicer then those stain glass images in Churches or Cathedrals and so detailed. Those people who involved in building it must have alot of merits. How I wish I have these kind of merits too and the resources to have this temple up. Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing with us it is not just an eye opener. A reflection of what I have done so far and that is nothing great in this life.

  16. henryooi on Jan 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Grand, colourful, good lighting, ornate, spacious with high ceilings.

    Maintenance must be a nightmare! Changing light bulbs, cleaning, dusting, vacuuming….

    I find the 88 meters high Buddha statue awesome and facade of the temple eye catching.

  17. Thierry on Jan 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Very grand setting!
    What I find remarquable is:
    1. The proportions, harmonious AND grand, (not an easy task)
    2. The attention to the details and how the “parts” connect with each other (the articulation)
    3. The professional attention given to the lighting
    4. The symmetry giving a sense of balance and stability
    5. The high ceilings and large scales, beyond human scale

  18. Shirley Maya Tan on Jan 9, 2011 at 5:16 am

    This is really about putting OPULENCE AND GRANDEUR back into Spirituality.

    Reminds me of the old days when they used to build majestic Cathedrals and Churches. I guess, there is some measure of value and impact in walking into a place of worship and just be completely blown away by its sheer architecture and decor. After all, we are such visual creatures. And size, in this particular case, does seem to matter.

    I have always loved high ceilings and walkaways/hallways for some reason. So, these are the things that appeal to me. Its the idea of walking through a hallway, in anticipation of arriving to a desired location and being in awe as we approach our destination.

    The Dome Skylight is personal pet favourite. Always have loved domes and skylights.

    This is definitely a Palace for Buddhism. I will definitely want to make a trip out there and experience it for myself. Thank you so much, Rinpoche for sharing with us all.

  19. Alex C.J.Tan on Jan 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    The whole temple is simply mind-blowing and definitely will attract many tourists, buddhists or non-buddhists. Seeds of enlightenment will be planted on these visitors…rejoice! I like the domes a lot as they remind me of mandalas. However, my favourite is the gigantic outdoor Buddha. It’s so awesome!

    May we create the causes ane merits to have something similar in KWPC. Thank you very much for sharing with us, Rinpoche.

  20. Andrew James Boon on Jan 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Deareast Rinpoche,

    I absolutely love picture 005 which is the circular dome which look ups into what seems like a constellation… beautiful!

    I also like the wall of Jade (picture 27)… amazing!

    And lastly picture 2 with the temple reflected in the clear waters of the lake. Stuning!

    Architecturally though, high ceilings and impeccable mood lighting (that highlights the intricacy of the carvings) is to me the utmost flattery for any building inside or outside. And they seem to have done this pretty well in this temple. Well done! Can’t wait for our very own KWPC!!!!

    Much love… Andrew

  21. Lanse on Jan 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this. It really is an eye-opener for me. I’m impressed by the scale of the building, but since I’m a very boring person, things that touched my heart are only the stupa and the outdoor Buddha. However, I believe that this grand and beautiful temple will sure become one of the tourist hotspot, and this is very very good.

  22. Paris on Jan 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing these photos with us Rinpoche. It certainly shows us the extent of what can be accomplished, especially when it’s something completely out of the ordinary!

    I think what’s stuck out most for me was the natural surroundings of the temple – the beautiful mountains and lake set a beautiful backdrop to the temple and I imagine would provide a most conducive place for meditation and prayer.

    I have to say that the architecture and design doesn’t appeal to me personally, but they must be applauded for daring to do something so very different from most traditional Buddhist temples, and pulling it off so well. It’s a beautiful offering that they have paid so much attention to the detail of the interiors and given it their best.

    It’s certainly an effective way of drawing people in (even if it’s just as visitors or tourists) and therefore connect somehow, indirectly, to the blessings of the Buddhas and Dharma too.

    Thank you 🙂

  23. Ethan C on Jan 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This temple looks magnificent! Simply breathtaking, i Love it how they incorporated the ancient inspired with a modern way… this is a must visit. I personally like the sculptures, paintings and the masterpieces.. how exquisite! the fine detailing on the ceiling and wall are beautiful… the theater is massive and nicely done. It is amazing to see there are some many people to work so hard to spread Buddha’s teachings and implement it in our modern era.

  24. JP on Jan 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The Wuxi Temple is truly amazing! I was there August 2010 and I was really taken aback by the grandeur and vastness of the entire complex. I felt like I was in a buddhist theme park. I had to pay RMB180 to get in!

    With regards to Yee Ling’s commment, whether it feels commercialized or spiritual, I feel it doesn’t really matter for now because everyone who enters this park is blessed by the huge outdoor buddha statue and the many buddha statues in the complex. Frankly speaking, how many people out there are really into true spirituality. As rinpoche says, true spirituality requires mind transformation and not just read spiritual books, attend classes and pray.

    We can definitely learn a lot from this project for the conceptualisation and design of Kechara World Peace Centre. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us this example. It proves to us once again that KWPC is highly possible.

    Love,
    JP

  25. Lin Kechara on Jan 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Dear rinpoche
    It definitely has a “wow” factor because it is very obvious a lot of time, money, planning has gone into it. My first impression is that is is like a Las Vegas casino in China.Very ornate, over the top, definitely will draw the visitors, with chinese elements.
    But what really appeal to me is the location, where the building is reflected in the very clear pool of water and the beautiful dakinis.

    With some parts of the temple, it looks more like a hotel , even making it seem like a building with middle eastern and turkish overtones.
    With KWPC I hope we can see buildings/ place that is beautiful, fill one with awe and yet tranquil, with great spiritual energy yet
    able to draw the people because it is so different.
    Not easy huh?! But I pray it will manifest with your guidance!
    Thank you for sharing, rinpoche

  26. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    The temple is very beautiful and I like one of the main multi colored murals with Buddha Shakyamuni surrounded arhats and bdohisattva.

    I also like the very tall and high ceilings too makes it look very grand and imperial.
    Kuan Yin with wings I think I saw very cool. I like the massive bells, wish we can have something like that at KWPC 🙂

    It has both elements of east and western architecture, though very colorful in many sections of the temple its pleasant to look at.

  27. patsy on Jan 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Wow what a majestic looking temple. Full of grandeur .A combination of the West meets East style of architecture. I may not like this style of temple as I feel that it is too cold, it is too commercialized, there is no feeling of spirituality. However,I like the detailed sculptures on the ceilings. It reminds me of celestial beings making beautiful offerings to the Three Jewels.

    Nevertheless, I am very impressed by the time and investment put in creating such a detailed beautiful Temple! Would love to visit this place.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.

  28. Nicholas on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    Wow….it’s really awesome. It’s gave me a combination of traditional art in a modern way of finishing/presentation. Like a temple in a very very high class Hotel. The interior of the temple look so grand with the high ceiling & huge pillars …..just like a palace. I love the ceiling…..high and the design is so nice. The details of every single wall & corners were so fine and able to produce the Wa! effect.

    The team of people involve really put in their time, thought & effort from planning till commissioning in order achieve such an magnificent outcome

    The Lingshan Buddha standing tall…look stunning. Just like giving blessing to anyone that able to see him……even from very far away as long as you can see him. I like that.

  29. Sharon Saw on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche. What stands out for me is how they have designed this temple to be contemporary, contrasting with the old style of temples. I like the Baroque-influenced design, with the detailed lotus and dakini sculptures on the various architectural elements etc. However, the theatre is too busy for my personal taste. The overall effect is very grand and opulent.

    The statue reminds me of the Lantau island statue, just that this is standing up.

    I like the setting of the temple with the statue on the side and on the water… it looks very majestic!

    Thank you again for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  30. keng tan on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I cannot imagine a temple that is unlike any temple apart from the grand Buddha statue and Stupa outside. Some parts remind me of a hotel lobby, or/and a museum. Very tastefully done nonetheless. I like the domes best – very ethereal feel to it. I can just imagine the wide ranging visitors to this place, including spiritual tourists which I know some do not agree. But this is a modern world and spiritual tourism is an essential tool to bring people into the serious spiritual practice.

  31. Andrew Chiam on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

    This is one great treasure of the world. Simply amazing. The Dharma version of Vatican City. Thanks for sharing.

  32. xiao s on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I like the flying deities on the ceiling. Reflection on the water giving sense of serenity. simple outside look vs grand interior, wa~

  33. Green on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these images, they are so much better than the ones I have seen 🙂 My parents and brother visited this temple and they told me I had to visit it sometime in the future. They were very impressed with the architecture there. They told me that it was so amazing the way it was architecturally built that although the temperature outside was hot, inside the temple, it was cool. I think it had this wind tunnel thing going on. I liked the Buddha outside, the wall where Buddha is surrounded by the sangha, as well as the sculptures of the Dakinis( I am assuming them to be).

    Best Wishes,
    Green

  34. ngeowchin on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:24 am

    WOW! After looking at the pics a few times, I realize the designers had incorporated ideas from many different continents.
    The first pics with the 5 domes with pond reflections is so much like Angkor Wat; the interior and ceiling work in Brahma palace reminds me of St Peter’s and pic no.6, white structure with multiple minarets and stupas is reminiscent of Thai designs in the Royal Palace.
    Thank you Rinpoche for opening our eyes to what our minds can create in celebration of goodness and the truth.

  35. yoke fui on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Chinese Temple has come a long way from the traditional, stereotyped Shao Lin version to this awe inspiring & ultra modern Brahma Palace.

    Every nook and corner reflects careful thought, planning and execution has been put into this Temple. It also personifies the adventurous and ambitious quality of the modern day Chinese.

    However, I do hope that in the midst of material advancement and pursuit, the Chinese would balance it with virtues and traditional values that had proven to work in the moral & spiritual foundation of the people.

    Brahma Palace has fantastic hardware, let’s hope it also has a smooth running software towards the development and spread of spirituality.

    Nonetheless, I truly rejoice in the efforts put in by all those behind this fantastic Buddhist Temple. It certainly gives a new meaning to the word “temple” !

  36. ruby khong on Jan 6, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us. It opens up a new horizon for me. The Chinese (with their foresight)again plan for now AND the future as they always do. Places of worship during the imperial times later became places of tourists attractions which brought in alot of tourists dollars for them. It is not just the sheer size of this building but the details which shows that alot of thought and planning went into it to cater to what attracts tourists. Another note worth highlighting is that this is an expression of the Chinese trying to break away from conventional mentality that a temple should be how it traditionally looked. Bold step but considering the commercial side of it, this building serves many purposes. I am impressed and am looking forward to visiting it one day.

  37. Irene Lim on Jan 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

    It is fantastically grand, imperialist, artistically built, a fusion of the east and west. I am awe-stricken…… Kechara can certainly learn from them. Thank you Rinpoche.

  38. Valentina on Jan 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    I am really in awe!!! I am really amazed with the amount of details that the statues and decoration. It takes a huge amount of devotion and faith to be able to build such a marvel. Everytime I see a beautiful Buddhist monument, I always thought of the people who initiate it, and I rejoice for them, for their effort, faith and devotion. What I like the most about this temple is the fact that it generates more faith to the visitors, and it shows us Kecharians that nothing is impossible. KWPC will manifest. Many people before us have done it, and there is no reason that we cannot do it.

    Warm regards

    Valentina

  39. Cheryl Petersen on Jan 6, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Wow, thanks for sharing the temple with me, who can see the magnificent care and grace you all are bestowing on China.

  40. Diana Pereyda on Jan 6, 2011 at 1:46 am

    This temple is just dripping gorgeous,love even the water reflection and the huge buddha maybe
    seen by plane good angle, just breath taking. You could live close where one could walk parts
    of this beautiful temple for the rest of your life, and still not be able to take it all in. Feel lucky
    just to see pictures.

  41. Tenzin Losang on Jan 6, 2011 at 1:12 am

    This is a very large and beautiful temple. I am impressed by the richness in detail and the sheer size of it all. What caught my attention most are the statues of the celestial musicians. They look very life-like.

  42. Koh Hee Peng on Jan 6, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I like the whole design and architecture of the temple. It is amazing and fantastic. I’ve never come across such a beautiful temple. The Buddha statue is so huge. Amazing!!

  43. Yee Ling on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    It is clear that the intention of building this structure is to declare to the whole world that whatever has been built before this project the Chinese can do better. Somehow despite the grandeur of the buildings it felt a little too perfect and lacked a sense of spirituality and felt cold. It had more of a feel of a 5-star hotel pretending to be a temple. The hallway with the domed ceiling was beautiful but it reminded me of the Vatican. I suppose it is hard to balance beautiful perfection with creating an atmosphere for spiritual contemplation.
    I did like the fact that they had glass in the ceiling to allow natural light to filter in to highlight the ceiling sculptures. It provided a link to nature which is lacking in the whole building. The atrium with bamboo in the middle was a nice touch.
    My favourite section of the whole project was the Buddha statue and the view of the temple from a distance with the golden stupas.
    Overall an impressive building but lacks something major, spirituality!

  44. Han Siew Fong on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

    The multi functional theatre catches my eyes most, just imagine, Buddhist conferences, forums & performances are held at this GRAND VENUE, meaning dharma, buddhist teachings or important decisions will be made from here…

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post with us.

    Regards, Han

  45. Elena on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Rinpoche,

    The temple is beautiful, and quite unlike any traditional temple! The elements of the temple which caught me eye were:

    1) The sheer scale – I know everything in China is done to be really big and really grand, but not many temples are built in this day and age to be this size

    2) The organisation’s complete lack of shame in making everything the biggest, the most beautiful, the best, the brightest, the shiniest, etc. It may not be to everyone’s tastes, but they did what they believed in, and they did it in a BIG way

    3) How they have managed to create a temple that is not traditional but also not TOO modern, to the point it becomes gimmicky or like a theme park

    4) How they incorporated traditional art (e.g. the carvings of the dakinis) into modern architecture

    5) The beautiful ceilings and pillars – they really paid attention to all the details

    6) It’s to a very international standard – you can visit it as a temple, or as a tourist attraction. For devotees, they will be inspired by the huge Lingshan Buddha. For tourists, the place doesn’t look SO religious that it turns them away from visiting

    Thank you for sharing this post with us Rinpoche!

    – Jean Ai

  46. BK on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Reminds me of a grand Catholic cathedral in Italy or similar. The Wuxi temple is really quite impressive, and I can see they have put a lot of time and investment into building it. Outwardly it appears to be just like a tourist attraction, but there’s nothing wrong with that, especially if it is able to attract the masses to the temple.
    Personally, I like the amphitheatre and the possibilities it provides 🙂

  47. ck liew on Jan 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I am in total awe when i see this. Massive chills down the spine. Got to go visit in the near near future !

    Its too amazing.

    Didnt even know this exist !

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  48. tsemtulku on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Look how tiny the people standing at the foot of this huge Buddha look in the above picture. What a fantastic Buddha.
    I am just so amazed at the whole thing. But I love this outdoor Buddha.

    Which part of the temple do you like the best???? Let me know here. I want to see what captures your attention please.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:11 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism . Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. Hence having a 12 ft Lama Tsongkhapa Statue at new Kechara Gompa (Prayer Hall) is indeed a blessing. Its truly beautiful. Merely by looking at it is a blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche and team effort making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/10-ft-tsongkapa-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:09 PM
    The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, near Pelling in the northeastern Sikkim. The monastery is about 375 year old and is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Its also the most famous monastery in Sikkim and one of the most important monastery belonging to the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Pemayangtse monastery was founded around 1647-48 recording to history. Well the Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit built with scenic backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Where many locals and tourists will travel to Sikkim yearly . Over the centuries, the monastery has withstood earthquakes and has gone through series of refurbishments and preservation efforts. Interesting story behind this monastery, would love to travel to Sikkim again .
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, collector in Tibet, and author, travelling throughout India,Sikkim and areas on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. He wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist religious practices from what he observed while there. In Sikkim he made a stunning discovery, that Dorje Shugden existence in the Nyingma monastery as written in his book. Hence it has proven that Dorje Shugden been worshipped not only in Gelug lineage but as well in the Nyingma centuries ago too. Its not a minority practice afterall .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:07 PM
    Revisit this interesting post of a great Master
    Buton Rinchen Drup, was a 14th-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators, and writers. He has been the role model for many of Tibet’s greatest masters over the centuries, including the present Dalai Lama. His legacy also included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He truly was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Throughout his life, Buton Rinchen Drup has continued to serve humanity and the Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:05 PM
    Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan a unique city in the Flaming Mountains.From all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, destroyed medieval towns and ruins of ancient settlements. Toyuq, an Islamic pilgrimage center, nestles at the base of the Flaming Mountains. Here there are many mosques, both medieval and modern ones been built over the years. The first Uighur ruler had converted to Islam, and shrines was then built in the locality honouring the ruler. There was a story behind the legendary Seven Sleepers of Ephesus where there was a group of youths hiding inside a cave, at the Flaming mountains outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD. Buildings can be seen practically everywhere with pierced walls that is used for drying grapes to make raisins. Raisins and melons are most known products of the region. Turpan is one of the most densely populated cities in Xinjiang the popukation consists of mainly the Muslim Uyghurs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post with many interesting history dated to 6,000 years ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
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    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:32 PM
    Jan Salter a renowned artist, and inspiring lady who founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, a charity organisation. She was an inspiring lady whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals. She used her own saving to building and starting the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre the first organisation in Nepal. In recognition of the work for the welfare of the stray animals she was awarded by the International Human Society and the British government. She had benefitted many with her generous nature that she used to benefit others in ways that went far beyond the meaning of normal charity work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:30 PM
    Amazing discovery a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document as it tell us how Buddhism took root in India. It’s the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. Found in the north-western outskirts of the Indian subcontinent an ancient Buddhist kindgom. The document, written on a birch bark scroll offers rare insight into the early history of Buddhism. Surviving manuscripts are rare only a few hundred are known to still exist. Understanding the history of the region helps us realize the significance of this scroll.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/indian-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:27 PM
    Yu Pengnian a real estate tycoon ‘s journey from poor street hawker to be one of a richest person in mainland China. His passion for charity is a result of his own humble beginnings. He has donated all his assets of billions to charity, making him China’s top philanthropist. Whatever profits he made from his business he donated to the Yu Pengnian Foundation which he founded. He became the first Chinese national to give more than billions to charities, scholarships, helping poor students. Self- made Chinese billionaire he gives away entire fortune to charity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-philanthropist-donates-it-all.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:25 PM
    Even though its an old post its definitely very inspirational article. About Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, teacher, and philanthropist. Master Cheng Yen was an inspiring spiritual leader who was the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. Due to her incredible work she was featured on FORBES a leading news and information source. As the founder of the international charity and humanitarian organization Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen has become a global icon. As a revered Buddhist nun and Dharma teacher, she has been a key figure in the development of modern Taiwanese Buddhism. With the great aspiration of compassion and joy, she embarked on a great mission of helping and saving those sufferings and hardships. She initiated and dedicated herself to whole life long mission of helping people and spreading kindness. The Tzu Chi Foundation has million supporters and volunteers throughout the world. They are known for the astonishing speed and efficiency which it brings aid to victims of natural disasters. Countless numbers of victims had benefitted from their compassionate work. Interesting read of an inspiring Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nun-on-forbes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:23 PM
    With a supportive parents Tsechen Wongmu ( Ma Ying ) a college-student-turned nun at a young age. She moved to Xinlong Dongzhi temple in southwest China’s Sichuan province amid the snow-covered mountains 4,200 meters high. She had made brave move. As a little girl she learned about Buddhism from her grandparents. This holy mountain is reputed as “King of Mountains in Sichuan” with fascinating snow and alpine. She has made a choice to be there. She has won public attentions after posting her poem and diary on internet with millions of followers. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/post-80s-girl-practices-buddhism-as-a-nun-in-snow-capped-plateau.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:27 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:25 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:23 PM
    Visited this stunning standing Manjushri which is located at the Manjushree Park at Chobhar, in Kathmandu, Nepal recently. Feeling so blessed able to see it , with my friends. Manjushree Park, one of most natural, historic attactive park within Kathmandu valley. Fantastic well managed picnic spot one should visit and not to be missed when one is at Kathmandu Nepal. Visible 33 ft. high black stone carved Manjushree statue .Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism. The powerful image representing ever-present wisdom plus the sword of awareness to cut off all delusion. An interesting story behind this Kathmandu Valley where mythology and geology intertwine.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-standing-manjushri-in-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:15 PM
    According to Buddhist teaching, prostration manifests the spiritual growth, faith of a person. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration is an important element of practice. Traditionally, prostrations are more than a show of respect for Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Making prostration is a basic part of our lives in Buddhism. They are a method to purify our mind, or the antidote for ego-clinging. One of the general benefits of prostration is that in the future we will achieve a good rebirth . Prostration is a very powerful activity that can clear away obscuration of our body, speech, and mind as well as clearing our past and present negative karma. A huge merits for anyone doing prostration with proper visualization as well as the proper motivation.
    Having seen practitioners doing prostration along the road at Lhasa and reading teachings on prostration on blogs had motivated me to do retreat on it. Its was during the MCO back in 2020, I did a prostration retreat then. Even though it took me a longer time somehow I have completed 100,150k prostrations . Now I am still continue to do but not as many prostration as before.
    Well even though this is an old post I would to congratulate those involved in the prostration retreat at that time. It’s a good that Kechara is have a teachings on prostration and retreat .
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/prostration-retreat-completed.html

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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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Part 2-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 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
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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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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
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Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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