ITHAA – Underwater Restaurant

Oct 14, 2012 | Views: 3,669

Dear friends,

One of my students just shared with me this beautiful underwater restaurant in the Maldives. The restaurant is called ‘Ithaa’, and it is built 5 meters (16 feet) below sea level making it completely submerged in the sea. The acrylic view allows the restaurant diners to have a 180-degree panoramic view of the sea.

This is the world’s first underwater restaurant. It is highly popular but is only able to host 14 people at one time, so diners are advised to make a booking 14 days in advance. Too bad it cannot fit many others at the same time.

I really like the concept and thought I’d share it with everyone here. The structure was conceptualized in New Zealand, and built in Singapore. After construction, it was shipped over to Maldives where the restaurant currently is. It really is amazing how engineers and architects can create such magnificent structures. There really are no limitations to creating something from our imagination… Do have a look at the beautiful pictures of the underwater restaurant.

Would you like to dine in this restaurant if given the chance? I wouldn’t mind visiting at all especially if they can cook vegetarian food. I only eat vegetarian.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Beautiful underwater view… diners can see the fishes and corals from here

Entrance to the restaurant

At 5 meters width, the restaurant is quite spacious to walk around in. What an unusual idea and very unique

How creative…

Underwater hotel rooms which will be available for visitors in the future at Conrad Maldives


 

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  1. Anne Ong on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    This underwater restaurant is really very creative and very beautiful. how great if we have this in Malaysia. Gives me a great sense of peace eating with the underwater world environment. Would really love this kinda place if i have the chance. Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful place.

  2. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:05 am

    This is pretty neat! I wonder what is it like to fall asleep under that ambiance, it must feel really special and weird… I must say that it’s very creatively done, but what will make it better is if they serve vegetarian foods.

    It must have undergone a lot of work to get this done, it’s a super huge project when they had to ship a ready built structure to it’s destination, I am amazed but I don’t really support this kind of concept, too me it’s an disruption to the see world.

  3. Lucas Roth on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    this is so creative and amazing, some people are so creative and produce things like this. i would love to stay in one of these rooms and eat at the restaurants, but only if they have vegetarian!!!!! :p

  4. VInnie Tan on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    This is just so cool. I had never knew that even buildings can be transported from a country to another country.

    I just love the look and feel of both the restaurant and hotel room. It is just so pretty and beautiful. I would definitely love to visit this place one day.

  5. beatrix ooi on Aug 31, 2013 at 7:55 am

    OMB! This underwater restaurant is so nice, I love the atmosphere very much! I think the plan of having underwater hotel rooms is brilliant! Every night before going to bed, people can count fishes to help themselves fall asleep( just kidding, but seriously it would be a very nice view!

  6. Jean Mei on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    What an innovative construction! Dining and resting under the ocean. This is very much for Little Mermaid or Spongebob fans! lol

    I find it a little nauseating that people dine there to watch the fishes as they admire them, but at the same time they eat the very fishes that they admire.

    If we look at it a little deeper, it’s quite morbid! A bit like eating the family members of those on the other side of the glass.

    GAH!

  7. Jutika on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    First things first, Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

    Wow!!! Never thought that somebody in this whole world would have designed and built such an amazing piece of architectural art.

    What makes it so special?

    1. You get a all round view of all marine life underwater.

    2. Through this i hope that people who would to this restaurant will
    start to understand the freedom and peace for all the marine life away from all the nets and hooks waiting for them to fall for the trap.

    3.In my point of view This Underwater Restaurant might show as an example for people to become vegetarian and cherish all life.

    Love
    Jutika

  8. Venix on Dec 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing such an amazing post. I am very amaze and proud with the builders creativity. It will be a memorable dining if we have the chance to try it out.

    Regards,
    Venix

  9. Felix Kong on Nov 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Amazing, i Love this place. That is great if can built in Malaysia.

  10. wei theng on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Simply beautiful & amazing! It’s awesome to dine and at the same time be with the fishes and sea creatures.
    It is the results of making dreams a reality. There really are no limitations to creating something from our imagination… all we need to do is to be in action to work on it, try and try and try again and again to improve it and make it a reality.

  11. sweekeong on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    This is very beautiful place for visiting. It is a nice change of perspective. Instead of looking down, we look up from. How does the fish view from below water?

    To build such a structure it takes ingenuity because there is so much water to be displaced to put the structure in place.

  12. Tom Mellors on Oct 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    A brilliant concept! I would love to experience it one day – waking up and seeing marine life all around you.

  13. Sean Wang on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I have always wished I could eat underwater since I was 5 years old. It would be so cool to dine in this restaurant. However, I am worried that they most probably serve seafood, which kinda destroys the cool atmosphere of eating under the ocean when you are eating it’s inhabitants. I hope they have lots of vegetarian options 😀

  14. Milly on Oct 27, 2012 at 2:03 am

    This underwater restaurant is so unique. But I would feel squirmy if having a fish dish with these fishes swimming above me. Hope they serve vegetarian dishes in their menu. Would love to try out this new dining experience if I have the chance.

  15. Pastor Yek Yee on Oct 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

    The first thing attract me is the decoration of this underwater restaurant. The design is simple, very high tech. I like the design very simple and practical. Second, read through the post I knew this is the first underwater restaurant in the world. Haha…my evil thought is human really know how to use the earth…even submerge space in the sea also not escape by us.

    However I too agreed what Rinpoche said the imagination of human is unlimited. Then I also believed human can explore their hidden talent is incredible. If we want to do something, your mindset fix on it then you can go to apply it. Everything is play by our mind! Nothing is impossible; on the hands everything is possible if you really want to do it.

    This underwater restaurant is a real example for us to contemplate it.

    Actually I am very curious how much for one dish in the menu? Is it possible one dish equal with my one month salary?

    And, honestly I don’t mind go to have a diner although need to booking may be more than one or two months. But I have phobia of underwater, because of my phobia may be I will not enjoy all the foods in the restaurant.

    However if I got the chance go to this underwater restaurant, I will go even though I got phobia!!!

  16. Cynthia Lee on Oct 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Thanks for sharing this Rinpoche. It’s very creative and amazing what the human mind can achieve.

    Recently, eDivision has done up a website for an upcoming hotel which is estimated to complete by 2014. They will have the first underwater restaurant in Malaysia. Malaysians can visit here in future since it’s only an hour away by flight and I hope it will turn out as nice as ITHAA’s.

    Here’s the direct link to an architect’s drawing of the picture —> http://www.alorielepalepa.com/dining/

  17. edward ooi on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    The restaurant is so beautiful. You can see everything so clearly. I wish that one day Kechara can be successful like this.XD

  18. tfreon on Oct 25, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this article. Is an “eye opener” for me how much science has progress.

    This 1st underworld hotel name Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi (Maldivian language), was opened on April 15, 2005, is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

    Food served in the restaurant has evolved over the years and is now best described as contemporary European with Asian influences.
    (menu: malossol oscletra caviar, sour cream, potato blinis, raw yellow fin tuna, lime & sesame oil, cripsy wanton, rock lobster…) well definitely is not vegetarian.A lunch for two will set you back around US$120.
    I think this is cruel to have dine in this restaurant while letting the “fish” look at their kind been killed and serve on plate.

    Ithaa’s entrance is a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty. The tsunami which followed the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake topped at 0.31 metres (1 ft 0 in) below the staircase entrance, and caused no damage to the restaurant.

    This innovative restaurant is the first of its kind in the world, and is part of a US $5 million re-build of Rangalifinolhu Island, one of the twin islands that make up Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. This re-build includes the construction of 79 of the most luxurious beach villas in the country as well as the Spa Village, a self-contained, over-water “resort-within-a-resort” consisting of a spa, restaurant and 21 villas. In May 2004, its construction began in Singapore. In October 2004, the construction work was completed including the installation of 5-metre (16 ft) wide acrylic arches, air conditioning and electrical ducts. On November 1, 2004, Ithaa was lifted onto an ocean-going barge to be transported to the Maldives, which took 16 days to arrive. At this point, Ithaa weighed 175 tonnes.
    On November 19, 2004 Ithaa was “sunk” with the help of 85 tonnes of sand ballast loaded into its belly. It was precisely maneuvered onto four steel piles which had been vibro-hammered 4 to 5 metres (13 to 16 ft) into the seabed. It was then secured to the steel piles with concrete.

    The estimated life span of the restaurant is 20 years.
    (source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaa)

  19. Erickksiow on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Would like to give pay a visit to this restaurant one day.. ( If have chance ), love the environment, Peace and Calm. 🙂 Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this to us. :)0

  20. patsy on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Wow it’s not an easy task to build a underwater restaurant and I wonder how the guests get into the restaurant without getting wet:)It is nice to have dinner there with all the underwater creatures swimming. It is a nice dinning experience but I hope they don’t serve fish.

  21. Girlie Ooi on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    How architecture and engineering have improved thus far to bring us this concept of underwater dining. How wonderful it will be to sit there to admire the fantastic view and watch the sea-life go swimming by.

  22. Lim (KH JB) on Oct 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Wow, this restaurant is so amazing. Our taste bugs will very extreme active when din din in here. Lets visualize our coming new KO in this style, the funny will be super duper yummy with the awesome scene…

    • Lim (KH JB) on Oct 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      **typo error**

      * Lets visualize our coming new KO in this style, the foods will be super duper yummy with the awesome scene…

  23. Lim Han Nee on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    A great architectural feat, a creative dream come true! It must have taken someone with a great love of the sea and the ocean to have created this underwater restaurant.

    Like what Nadia said, we need to wow the world in similar fashion with KWPC.

    I’m also wondering, like Sock Wan, how people can sit in this lovely underwater restaurant and gaze in amazing wonder at the fish swimming freely and joyfully around them outside, while inside they’re digging ‘unmindfully’ into the flesh of a fish! The best way to enjoy the scenes and sights of marine life is to view them unreservedly while enjoying a tasty vegetarian meal.

  24. DR on Oct 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

    WOW is an understatement. So amazing. I wonder if the fishes can see in too? Would be nice to have a Buddha statue in the restaurant so that the underwater beings can have an imprint.

  25. Albert Ratchaga on Oct 21, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Nothing is impossible, as long as you have the wish, you’ll get the will and you’ll find the way. many years ago, when you talk about staying and eating under the water, people will say you crazy, but look, it is reality now, as the Buddha say, things are impermanence, nothing stay the same forever, as time goes by, the impossible will become Im-possible…

    How creative is this to have restaurant under the sea… you can enjoy the sea wild life while enjoying your food, like when people ask where you stay? In the SEA… hehe

  26. adrian chow on Oct 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Such an amazing piece of art with a combination of architectural and nature. Anything is achievable if one mind is persistence. Would love to go there and have spend a night, imagine sleeping under the water with all the fishes swim by. Scary but exciting!

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  27. Pastor Chia on Oct 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Having meal at such environment is like in the dream. Of course i will definably love to eat at such beautiful restaurant. Is good concept maybe we can building something like this at KFR land under the lake.

  28. nicholas on Oct 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    What a great experience to dine in and have our sea creature friends company. What a great under water view!. What could make it better if they serve vegetarian food….It will be much meaningful with of fellow friends.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  29. William Chua on Oct 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Wow…. dining underwater and see the fishes swimming around. Must be so beautiful to be in there. Maldives is a country which consists of many islands but because of global warming, the islands are submerging into the ocean very slowly. MAybe this is an intro to what it would be like one day when the whole country is in water. Hopefully, it does not occur. But, this is the technology that is created to have the ability to be underwater and being dry. Maybe one day we will see a whole underwater city!

  30. Uncle Eddie on Oct 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Marvellous, you can even spot sharks, sting-rays, groupers, turtles and all types of tropical fishes in this very first undersea restuarant in the world. After sometime, it is not hard to feel like a marine creature yourself. The view of fishes is surreal – so much so that that diners don’t pay much attention to what’s on the plate. Everyone’s too captivated by the acrylic view of the crystal clear blue water and exotic marine life of the sea. As Rinpoche remarked,”Its really amazing how engineers and architects can create such magnificent structures. There really are no limitations to creating something from our imagination….” It is really a masterpiece of creativity, though it is estimated that the lifespan of the restuarant is 20years only. Thanks for the sharing, Rinpoche.

  31. Mei Fong on Oct 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Oh My…its simply mind blowing to have a view like that for a restaurant. Indeed a 5-star restaurant. 14 seats are too few indeed. Kecharians will need to wait for a very long time in queue before being able to dine in there by looking at the number of Kecharians that we have.

  32. Sock Wan on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The view is fabulous! But it is kind of ironic when the diners are eating fish and there are fishes swimming around them. When we are looking at the fish, enjoying the view; I think the fishes would be curious to see human beings sitting and eating. I wonder what would they think! hehe..

  33. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Lovely place surrounded by all the sea life. Conrad is a very nice hotel I went to a Conrad in Bangkok years back good service.

  34. Darren Kechara Paradise on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

    It’s really amazing to construct the restaurant under water. I really would like to experience dining underwater. I like fishes but i don’t eat fish.

  35. Cynthia Ng on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    实在是让人叹为观止的海底餐厅,有这样概念的人想必一定是保育动物者之一或是喜欢大自然的人。在那里的酒店里住上一晚肯定是毕生难忘!

    马来西亚暂时没有海底餐厅但是克切拉将会有禅修林,那也是接近大自然的一个好地方。:)

  36. choisheem on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    This is so interesting. It reminds me of being in an underwater park. All the people who came up with the idea and made it into a reality are certainly very extra ordinary. I am not so keen to dine at the restaurant though, as it seem very closed up and confined. I prefer to be in a wide open space.

  37. Karen Chong on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Amazing! We often see futuristic conceptual cars or house on the magazines and now this innovative idea is actually realized by some expertise. Would really love to visit.

    I’ve just come across this pretty cool Treehotel in Sweden on the magazine. The designer of this Treehotel is inspired by film “The Tree Lover”, a tale of three urbanites who hope to get back to their roots by building a tree house together, which is also a philosophic story about the significance of trees for human beings. This idea of building a house on the tree makes me wonder how nice if we could have one in KFR where we can truly experience the beautiful mother nature? hehehe..

  38. Janice Kwok on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    The name means mother of pearl. Amazing what the human mind can do once it puts focus and energy to it. I wonder whether the sea creatures esp fishes would feel when they see their friends being served to the guests.

  39. HelenaC on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    For a die hard underwater lover I am, I would definately dying to go for din din and stay at least a night one day hehehe…It is amazing! Imagine you sleep with the fishes, and you can breath normally without a regulator hahaha…wow wow wow!!!! Awesome!!

    • PhillisChin on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Very nice indeed…. But will this whole thing spoil the underwater environment??

  40. deborah on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Awesome! but I think some people may feel claustrophobic/ aquaphobic, due to the small space / being underwater.
    It does however prove the fact that there truly is no limit to the imagination.

  41. AdelineTan on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Fantastic place, hope we can have one in our country in the future.

  42. Paul Yap on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:56 am

    for sure, I would like to dine here, and stay in the hotel as well!

  43. Fiona ng on Oct 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    这间餐厅是个很好的题材,如果在餐厅用餐的朋友们可以领悟到佛法上觉悟那有多好。

  44. Henry Ooi on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    What a memorable experience to be able to dine amidst the fantastic view. Great engineering to hold water pressure and preventing leakage.

  45. verontung on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Great idea, great constructions!
    People are just like fish when underwater.
    Other than Maldives, Dubai also has quite few of these underwater hotels.
    eg: http://travel.feedbox.info/atlantis-dubais-underwater-hotel
    But of course, this place are very cosy!
    Imagine when you are sleeping, all the fish are watching you! Lol!
    Also, i’ve googled and found out that Kenya to build Africa’s first underwater museum
    Construction on the museum, which will be dedicated to the study of marine life and shipwrecks, is set to begin soon!
    That is so amazing! Imagine people can experience and studying by undergoing the real experiences by surrounded by dark blue water around, maybe a shark swimming besides you!
    I just wanna go to these place one day…!

  46. Louise Lee on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    多么用心的餐厅与酒店!让我大开眼界!

    看来, 说到, 做到!就是这一班人了!

  47. Yvonne Yap on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Will feel so free when see the fish swin,feel good . when can i go this place ????

  48. yenpin on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    哇!海底世界,把梦想变成现实,没有什么是不可能的,把美丽的概念变成现实。

  49. mayy on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a reality to eat underwater. Would love to go there one day…erhhh any vegetarian dishes?

  50. Jeffrey on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Very interesting. Definitely visit when I have the money. It is amazing that is is built mostly acrylic structure and estimated life span of 20 years. It is really an amazing feat.

  51. Carmen K. on Oct 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful concept made into reality. Anything we dream of is possible. Someone had the idea to dine underwater and to enjoy the amazing views that scuba divers get to enjoy.. Why not enjoy it whilst eating too? It must have taken a while to build and construct this, but it’s an experience many would want to enjoy, I’m sure.

    I just hope that this restaurant doesn’t have any seafood on their menu. It’ll be weird watching them swim around you, and there’s one on your plate. I’d love to go, but definitely Vegetarian would be my choice on the menu for sure.

  52. Sharon Saw on Oct 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    wow.. this hotel is stunning… i’d feel slightly worried about leaks though 😛 but since i’m not a diver, i would love to experience seeing the fishes in the sea in this way. Thanks for sharing this really innovative hotel.. will share it!

  53. Irene Lim on Oct 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    This incredibly amazing. I would like to visit one day.

  54. hecelus tan on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    If we also have a underwater Gompa, that would be nice! All the fishes will get the blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa, Vajra Yogini and Setrap and sure will get good rebirth in future.

    • June Tang (KHJB) on Oct 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Yesss,i agree to Hecelus Tan^_^ very good idea !! Peoples can enjoy the fantastic view and nice vegetarian foods,fishes get the blessing from the Buddhas—-“2 in 1”
      who can do this project ^_^???

  55. Han on Oct 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Wonderful and creative project!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing post!

  56. May Ong on Oct 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    To create such a beautiful hotel and dining restaurant underwater is so creative for we can observe nature in its own original state. For me, it is not only to sit there to enjoy the fantastic view but also to observe and admire how sea beings live. The architects and builders were not only creative but made the dream come into reality. I love these pictures. Makes me think “anything is possible.”

  57. Edvin Stokic on Oct 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Whatta construction – great post !

  58. keng tan on Oct 14, 2012 at 2:47 am

    amazing.

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-importance-of-having-a-clean-room
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:30 AM
    Just because I don’t agree with the Dalai Lama does not make me a bad person

    An easy logical explanation and with so much respect for His Holiness by Rinpoche. I do question why I have to agree with the Dalai Lama when it is my Guru who had given me the Dharma and cared for my spiritual path? I can disagree and still have respect for His Holiness just as I have respect for the Christians, the Muslims, the Hindus and so forth. Read more and do share with us your thoughts on this matter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/just-because-i-dont-agree-with-the-dalai-lama-does-not-make-me-a-bad-person.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:23 AM
    Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen

    Definitely a must read as he is an incarnation of Rinpoche and we should be inspired by his greatness and his enlightened activities that are still practiced today.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-pandita-kunga-gyeltsen.html
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 10:19 AM
    Daily thoughts to ponder deeper – Lots of memes with Rinpoche quotes of wisdom for us to ponder on and share with others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/daily-thoughts-to-ponder-deeper-2.html
  • Chris
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 08:08 AM
    This oracle is an amazing oracle that can take trance of 3 different deities, Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. There are not a lot of oracles that can take trance of all these deities.

    Dorje Shugden has been labelled as negative spirits that harm its practitioner. It is impossible for an oracle that takes trance of higher beings such as Nechung and Tsiu Marpo to take trance of an evil spirit such as Dorje Shugden. Nechung or Tsiu Marpo will not let the evil spirit to enter their oracle and do harm. It is just not possible.

    This is another evidence of Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but an enlightened protector. He is the same with Tsiu Marpo who is an enlightened protector and that is why they can take trance in the same oracle.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:25 AM
    Recently the Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ known as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was called to session and Tenpa Yarphel, a notable Member of the Tibetan Parliament (MP) spoke up about the need for Tibetans to be united. Tenpa Yarphel bravely addressed the Dorje Shugden unethical ban that, by now, everyone knows has been very damaging to the fragile Tibetan unity.

    Tenpa Yarphel then invited the Tibetan parliament to examine for themselves whether or not the ban had yielded any gain, and asked them to think about how it has not helped Tibetan unity:

    https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:14 AM
    Out of great compassion and in order to help us purify our deluded minds, the Buddhas manifest in various forms, each with unique accompanying practices, to help us progress on our path to enlightenment. These include special purification practices that are highly effective to purify negative karma of the body, speech and mind. The practice of the Dakini Ucchusma is one such purification practice and her lineage is alive in the present day, preserved by masters from various Buddhist lineages.

    Ucchusma is unique as she is the female form of Bhurkumkuta. The phenomenon of having male and female manifestations of the same Buddha is relatively rare. Her practice can be found in the Rinjung Gyatsa collection of sadhanas and she is particularly powerful and effective to purify defilements of the mind, deluded minds, negative thinking, broken promises and the resultant karma, illness, faulty memory, memory issues, body pollution and negative energy.

    https://bit.ly/2U5Arm9
  • Nicholas
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 06:05 AM
    These are the things His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said recently:

    1. Holiness has said that Dorje Shugden does not harm him
    2. Since it does not harm him, it does not harm the Tibetan cause because the Dalai Lama is the upholder of the Tibetan cause
    3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said we can practise Dorje Shugden
    4. His Holiness the Dalai Lama even said where we can go if we want to rely on Dorje Shugden, when he tells the audience that there are monasteries adjacent to Gaden and Sera that practise Dorje Shugden (Shar Gaden Monastery and Serpom Monastery)

    The bottom line is His Holiness now says clearly that Dorje Shugden does not harm him and people can practise this path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-we-can-practise-dorje-shugden-finally.html
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:24 AM
    How to explain when a kid is able to paint like a pro without having to study in an art school for years? This can only be explained as the imprints from his previous life. If talent is gifted by God, why is God so selfish by giving the talent to only some selected people? When we accept all sentient beings take rebirth again and again and habit and attitude are the only things we can bring to our next life, this can explain the phenomena very well. Therefore, what we want to be in the future, we can decide now.

    http://bit.ly/MiniMonet
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:16 AM
    When we practice Dharma and we do things to please the Buddha or collect merits, we are in fact developing good qualities that we can apply in our lives. Whatever we are doing, if we do it consistently enough, it becomes a habit. When it becomes a habit we will do the same regardless of the circumstances.

    http://bit.ly/InvitingBuddhas
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 18. 2019 01:01 AM
    Do you know where is the second tallest standing Buddha statue in the world? It is in Myanmar at Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung monastery with the name of Lay Kyun Sakkya. Apart from the standing Buddha statue, there are also a giant reclining Buddha statue, a magnificent stupa, and thousands of Bodhi trees that were planted by its founder, the late Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung Sayadaw Venerable Narada.

    http://bit.ly/MyanmarTemple
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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
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    5 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
6 days ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
6 days ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right?
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
1 week ago
Throw back, Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Chen Chen run thru me when he saw I'm carry a table and Voluntary help me carry the table.. He really warm my heart and remind me must be kindness to others anytime everyway. Just happened that day's topic is "KINDNESS" Thank You Chen Chen, Lovely Boy right? By Asyley Chia KSDS
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
We have our Kechara Food Bank team leaders interview potential urban poor families on every Saturday. New volunteers are most welcomed to join and assist along the session. Kindly contact us at 010-3333260 for registration. #Kechara #foodbank - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Yvonne is dedicated and able to spend her time in taking care for the youngest group of KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Jayce shared Rinpoche’s teachings about kindness to the students. Alice Tay, KSDS
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Juin Xiang is the youngest students in KSDS and he is doing better and well behaved in the class now. Alice Tay, KSDS
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
We are very grateful to have weekly contribution of lunch by Tina Yow, Mr K H Ong and Lillian Chen. We thanked them for their kindness. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Kien showed the students on how to make mala. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Kien showed the students on how to make mala. Alice Tay, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS warmed up and get ready for the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
1 week ago
The youngest group of KSDS warmed up and get ready for the games. Alice Tay, KSDS
Kechara Soup Kitchen and Kechara Earth Project will be having our monthly recycling activity this Saturday. All are welcome to drop the recycleable items or to volunteer with us. Thank you very much in advance. #recycle #reduce #reuse #savetheplanet - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Kechara Soup Kitchen and Kechara Earth Project will be having our monthly recycling activity this Saturday. All are welcome to drop the recycleable items or to volunteer with us. Thank you very much in advance. #recycle #reduce #reuse #savetheplanet - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to hongleongbank for sponsoring the food packs and mineral water for our clients. We appreciate your participation to add more love into the world. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thanks to hongleongbank for sponsoring the food packs and mineral water for our clients. We appreciate your participation to add more love into the world. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Ms. Janice So offered lights and incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and the Three Jewels in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Janice So offered lights and incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and the Three Jewels in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Glian Sim prepared for all the Serkym offering sets prior the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Glian Sim prepared for all the Serkym offering sets prior the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leong Kit Ping performed water offering to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leong Kit Ping performed water offering to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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