ITHAA – Underwater Restaurant

Oct 14, 2012 | Views: 3,726

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. Jacinta Goh on Dec 1, 2019 at 12:13 am

    As I’m typing this, the restaurant is still operating and Maldives has become a place where dream comes true for many . Yes, I’m intrigue by its design too, Rinpoche.

    However, I’ve such a sly thought right now. What if, you’re eating their species (eg. Shark) and this has caught their attention. Will they be calm or……? ? ? ?

    What an adventure then!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 😀

  15. 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.

  16. 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!!!

  17. 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/

  18. 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

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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…

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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..

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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。:)

  37. 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.

  38. 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..

  39. 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.

  40. 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??

  41. 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.

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

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

  43. 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!

  44. 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。

  45. 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.

  46. 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…!

  47. 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!

  48. 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 ????

  49. 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。

  50. 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?

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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!

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

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

  55. 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 ^_^???

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

    Wonderful and creative project!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing post!

  57. 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.”

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

    Whatta construction – great post !

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

    amazing.

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    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 01:08 AM
    We should consider changing our diet and lifestyle to one that gives the minimum negative impact on our environment, we are responsible to give our future generation a better place to live.
    This article show the designers have seriously consider to make this easily available to more everywhere with affordable price; and make cities around the world greener, more self sustainable and the city people healthier.
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

    http://bitly.ws/9f5H
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 3. 2020 12:49 PM
    There are immense benefits of making offerings to the Sangha, and a great opportunity for oneself to practice giving and generosity..Thank you very much for sharing this article that explains the benefits of making offerings to the sangha community.


    https://bit.ly/30lYluV
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 31. 2020 02:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Niral for sharing this article. I do come across people would like to highlight or even fight which God or religion is greater or more powerful. What do they want to achieve or have in mind? Of course people would like to believe their God or religion is the best which is totally fine. However, it is not right when they impose their belief on others and start giving negative comments to change our perception when they know nothing about our belief. Ultimately whatever religion or God we believe in , we should be promoting peace, harmony and love. Arguing will not bring positive impact. Respect everyone’s choice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/whose-version-of-god-is-right
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:28 PM
    The Mahabodhi Temple is a religious site in India which marks the spot where the Buddha first attained enlightenment. It’s one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism built around 260 BCE . Bodhgaya in Bihar is the heart and birthplace of Buddhism . The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peace of the Bodhgaya Temple welcomes all races and it has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly as well as architecture enthusiast. The main Mahabodhi Temple complex is home to the legendary Bodhi Tree and as well as the temple itself. Walking around following Buddha ‘s footsteps to discover several places of spiritual significance around the temple. Worth going and a must place for pilgrims.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:23 PM
    Prayer wheels are used by many Tibetans everyday, sometimes for hours on end. Worshippers turn prayer wheels to accumulate merit, to help all beings in the world and to purify their karma . They are part of a meditation practice. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is … By spinning the wheel clockwise and focusing on the mantra, prayer wheels are used to purify negative energy and accumulate good karma and wisdom. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts aloud.
    Kechara have come up with a special and unique prayer wheels which are filled with the mantra of Buddha Vajrayogini. They are made according to traditional methods. With Buddha Vajrayogini holy mantra also creates an extremely strong connection with this divine lady. Wow…our Lama personally blessed and consecrated the prayer wheels with sacred and powerful rituals,
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating these prayer wheels.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kecharas-vajrayogini-prayer-wheels.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 11:28 PM
    You’ve known this is important, but it takes time for all of us to understand the nature essential of dharma. If one is following their dharma, they are pursuing their truest calling, serving all other beings in the universe by playing their true role.

    I’m very much grateful to meet a precious Guru like u…Though i haven’t seen you in person, I believe you have been a great guidance to many out there. Thank you for article sharing.

    https://bit.ly/3fbYIN4
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:30 PM
    A very good idea as more and more people realized the harmful effect of household waste. Its seems that the reusing trend continues to gain steam in more countries all over the globe.

    Great idea to sell things for Eco-friendly environment.ReTuna is taking up the responsibility as the citizen of planet earth to do what they can to protect our environment.Thank you very much for this good sharing.


    https://bit.ly/3f8HeRy

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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
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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
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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
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    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.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    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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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
3 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
3 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
5 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
5 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
5 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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