Kek Lok Tong Cave & Lost World in Ipoh

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The Cave of Ultimate Bliss. How could you not want to visit a place with a name as beautiful as this?

Caves have an innately mysterious aura. Most are only found some distance away from civilisation, and their yawning mouths seem to call out to visitors… or warn them to stay away. You can tell from the name Kek Lok Tong (Cave of Ultimate Bliss) that this cave is one of the former.

 

Kek Lok Tong (sometimes spelt as Kek Look Tong)

The Cave of Ultimate Bliss is located in Ipoh, the capital of the north-western Malaysian state of Perak. At the turn of the 19th Century, a flourishing tin mining industry triggered Ipoh’s transformation from a sleepy village into a boomtown. In the decades that followed, a wealth of opportunities presented themselves, attracting waves of migrant workers from China and other countries.

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A beautiful Kuan Yin statue outside of the temple. She wasn’t there the last time I visited. There is a koi pond surrounding her, which is very well-maintained. There was some moss growing inside but it looked natural and the water was clean and clear. The fishes are very large and look healthy. Click on image to enlarge.

The earliest records of Kek Lok Tong as a religious site date back to the 1920s. This period coincides with the second tin rush that brought thousands of workers to Malaya, as the peninsula was then known.

Some of the most important Buddhist holy places in China are located within the country’s vast rural highlands. The Kledang Mountain range that runs from the north to the west of Ipoh must have evoked a sense of the familiar within the Chinese miners who toiled here. They brought with them the religions and beliefs of their forefathers, taking solace in piety amid the uncertainty of this promising but intimidating new world.

Kek Lok Tong is just one of many cave temples within the limestone outcrops that run around the outskirts of Ipoh. A river tributary runs about 1.6 km (0.99 mi) into these hills. As is nature’s tendency before man interferes, the region embodies an inherent balance. Hills of hard rock tower above the earth, silent and unrelenting while water flows alongside, gentle and fluid.

The grounds of Kek Lok Tong cover over 12 acres in their entirety. This includes several lakes of different sizes on either side of the cave complex. These artificial lakes are remnants of the mining activity that carried on here until the 1970s. The temple is located in one of the 5 caves in this part of the stony outcrop.

The mouth of the cave is massive, almost 15 metres high and slightly larger in width. A laughing Buddha statue welcomes you at the entrance. Beyond, the central altar is a testament to the open-minded nature of traditional Chinese thought – it combines both Buddhist figures and deities from the Taoist pantheon.

I love Manjushri... I often come to these caves to visit Manjushri. Click on image to enlarge.

I love Manjushri… I often come to these caves to visit Manjushri.
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Among the Buddhist Bodhisattvas depicted are Manjushri, Maitreya, Samantabhadra, Wei Tuo, Ksitigarbha and Vairocana. These gold-coloured statues were cast in Taiwan and sit atop massive marble pedestals.

Not all the statues are so noticeable, though. If you look closely amongst the rocks and plants that line the cave’s interior, you will find miniature figurines together with walkways and pagodas built to scale for them.

A great deal of effort and expense has been invested in making Kek Lok Tong a pleasant escape from the bustle of daily life. The floor of the cave has been smoothened and levelled to the point that it is wheelchair-friendly. Even the lower portion of the walls are lined with marble tiles.

However, the upper walls and the roof have been left in their natural state. The roof is a sight of wonder. The Kinta limestone of Kek Lok Tong ranges from light grey to white in colour but embedded within it are fascinating patterns of tin ore. The beautiful stalactites that emerge from it are intriguing enough but the surface itself is an undulating canvas of textures, light and shadow. Mother Nature is indeed a most talented artist.

While the Kek Lok Tong cave temple is the main draw, the garden complex around it has come to be seen as a wonder in its own right. A flight of stairs leads down from the rear exit of the cave to the open grounds. It is a serene sight and immensely beautiful, too. All around are foliage-covered hills, creating a cocoon of peace and tranquillity.

It is perhaps strange that a location named for a cave features a sight so open and free, too.

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Virtually every inch that is not a water body or a track is a tree or covered in grass instead. Yet, despite the huge expanse of the verdant grounds, the garden is very well-maintained. The lawns are manicured and even the ponds are free of debris and detritus. A reflexology path, apparently one of the longest in Ipoh, winds its way around the lakes.

Families and couples unwind here and you may also see some motivated individuals practising their meditation.

 

Visiting Kek Lok Tong

Kek Lok Tong is about 2 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur. It is a popular weekend getaway for people from the Malaysian capital as well as local residents.

Kek Lok Tong is one of the few cave temples in Ipoh (and perhaps the country) where considerable attention has been given to making it wheelchair accessible. There is an access ramp for those with mobility issues as well as specially designed restroom facilities.

 

When to Visit

The temple and gardens are open to the public daily, including weekends and public holidays. Opening hours are from 07:00 am to 5:30 pm. A typical visit to the temple takes less than an hour. You may find yourself enjoying the pleasant gardens for a much longer time.

Kek Lok Tong sees larger crowds on weekends and during the school holidays. It is still possible to enjoy the sights on these days but finding a place to sit may not be as easy. It is also a good idea to avoid visiting during the wet season – the floor of the cave can become quite slippery.

 

Admission

There is no entry fee but a donation box has been placed at the entrance. If you would like to help keep Kek Lok Tong as clean and well-maintained as it is, please consider making a contribution.

 

Getting There

The main entrance is accessible through the Gunung Rapat housing estate, 5 km south of Ipoh city.

Address: Kek Lok Tong, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

 

The Quiet Solace of a Cave

Do you ever imagine what the world was like in ages past? In the time before the rapid urbanisation of the Industrial Revolution? Civilisation was largely confined to small settlements outside of the few great cities of the world. Vast tracts of unexplored land lay between them, ventured into only by the adventurous. Or the pious.

Even in that age of sparse populations, monks and holy men abandoned their simple towns and villages in search of even greater solitude. Adherents of every faith, all over the planet and across the ages often settled on one location: a cave. It offered immediate sanctuary from the elements and hostile parties and cost no time or effort to build.

The earliest holy places of virtually all the world’s ancient religions, both Eastern and Western, were inside caves.

Who knows how many holy caverns and grottoes remain unexplored in remote corners of the world. Some have undoubtedly been covered by rockfalls and landslides in the intervening ages, and now wait for you to rediscover them.

Those that we know of often exude an aura of power. It is as if the thoughts and the very personas of the holy people who meditated there have imprinted themselves in the walls. Meditating at these sites is akin to opening yourself up directly to that ancient wisdom.

So, when you visit a holy cave, pause to think of what it is telling you in its silence.

Tsem Rinpoche

This is the back of the cave

This is the back of the cave

At the entrance of the cave is a Kuan Yin pond. Very nice.

At the entrance of the cave is a Kuan Yin pond. Very nice.

This is the cave as you enter from the main entrance

This is the cave as you enter from the main entrance

Beautiful images of Manjushri, etc within the cave. I loved sitting in front of Manjushri to do my prayers here.

Beautiful images of Manjushri, etc within the cave. I loved sitting in front of Manjushri to do my prayers here.

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This is the back entrance of the cave

This is the back entrance of the cave

The lake behind the cave that you would walk around

The lake behind the cave that you would want to walk around and enjoy the view

The garden

The garden

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Update: 17th November 2010

I took a group of my students to visit Kek Look Tong Cave temple. Legend has it the cave temples were built by monks visiting from China, and they settled here and set up these temples.

The mountains here look very ancient, I guess it must have reminded them of home… I have always loved caves and mountains. Even as a small child, I wanted to run away to the forests and woods to meditate. When I came to Malaysia, I did not have that in many places. One of the places was Ipoh. I used to visit the cave temples and do my meditations and sadhana there, and also sometimes have a picnic.

We walked around the caves and also the park behind and I pointed out to them some ideas that would be very nice for Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC). We are going to build a retreat centre in Malaysia that will be an alternative learning centre for healing, learning of arts and Buddhist philosophy. There will also be a Tara walk, a large Dzambala statue and a Lama Tsongkhapa statue to bless Malaysians and the kind Malaysian government.

In the park behind the caves, there are many large ponds and lakes where they release catfish, koi and terrapins. There is also a path around the park where a lot of people were jogging or walking with their families. There were some gazebos, and I gave my students a short Dharma talk there about how other beings suffer when we choose ourselves over others. We also did some short prayers there. It reminded me of the times I would go there to do my sadhana. The caves have not changed much actually. It is quite well-built because they don’t seem to need to do a lot of renovations or maintenance. The only problem is that it is wet inside and a little slippery.

I will be sending more of my students there to take a look. I like places like this where it is spiritual but also very fun and interesting. It is a good place for adults to go and get some peace, and also for kids to get out of the city.

The water park is called Lost World of Tambun and it was made to look very old, rustic, ancient and authentic. The whole water park was surrounded by mountains and there were lakes everywhere. It was really nice as there were even animals in the petting zoo! There was also a very nice aviary where the birds are allowed to roam around freely. The birds were so happy and looked well-fed and FREE!!!!

My students told me Lost World of Tambun is not as big as Sunway Lagoon which is here in KL, and it is also not as crowded. I would like to go and check out Sunway Lagoon soon too, because it is somewhere closer to home and more convenient. I had a lot of fun in Lost World… I already know who I would like to send there very soon. They can just rent a van, or take two or three cars and drive there on a day trip… Very fun, even if you are an adult (or think you are an adult!) hehe…

By the way, we got to the caves using GPS. When my personal assistant Loh Seng Piow first got the GPS, I didn’t think it was a good idea but it was very useful in Ipoh and worked well!

I do recommend a visit to Ipoh and don’t forget to visit the Buddhist caves which are 30 mins by car from the Lost World. Nice day out.

Tsem Rinpoche

The entrance of the cave... Quite spectacular

The entrance of the cave… Quite spectacular.

My students and close friends at compassionate Kuan Yin’s feet

My students and close friends at compassionate Kuan Yin’s feet

With my personal attendant Monlam and Jamie

With my personal attendant Monlam and Jamie

I love seeing animals free. My students regularly release hundreds of kilos of fish into a park in KL. We buy the fish from a wet market and release them. Then we go back and check also to see if the fish are okay, and also to feed them...

I love seeing animals free. My students regularly release hundreds of kilos of fishes into a park in KL. We buy the fishes from a wet market and release them. Then we go back and check also to see if the fishes are fine and also to feed them.

We were choosing our favourite fish. There were many beautiful koi in the pond there, very healthy and large and active.

We were choosing our favourite fish. There were many beautiful koi in the pond there, very healthy and large and active.

We throw coins at Kuan Yin’s feet. If the coins stay there, our wish will come true. Only two of my students managed to get coins to stay there hehe...

We throw coins at Kuan Yin’s feet. If the coins stay there, our wish will come true. Only two of my students managed to get coins to stay there hehe…

Beautiful Kuan Yin statue at the entrance of the cave temples. I love Kuan Yin so much. When I was a child, I would draw pictures of her in Tibetan form.

Beautiful Kuan Yin statue at the entrance of the cave temples. I love Kuan Yin so much. When I was a child, I would draw pictures of her in Tibetan form.

David at Manjushri’s feet. David really loves Manjushri!.

David at Manjushri’s feet. David really loves Manjushri!

Making prayers to the future Buddha, Buddha Maitreya.

Making prayers to the future Buddha, Buddha Maitreya.

This is the back of the Kek Look Tong cave. There is a large park in the back with more lakes and ponds, and a lot of fish and terrapins. There are also some gazebos where people can relax in the gardens. When I came here years ago with my monks, we would sit on the grass and do our sadhana. It is very peaceful and serene here.

This is the back of the Kek Look Tong cave. There is a large park in the back with more lakes and ponds, and a lot of fishes and terrapins. There are also some gazebos located in the garden where people can relax. When I came here years ago with my monks, we would sit on the grass and do our sadhana. It is very peaceful and serene here.

I like trees like this…few roots on the ground, and very large spread of leaves. It provides good shade. It would be nice to have trees like these in KWPC. Then we can hold a lot of outdoor activities like classes in qi gong, tai chi, Dharma classes, childrens classes.

I like trees like this very much… few roots on the ground, and have very large spread of leaves. It provides good shade. It would be nice to have trees like these in KWPC. Then we can hold a lot of outdoor activities like qi gong, tai chi, Dharma classes and children classes.

There are a lot of enclaves like this. Would be a good place to have stone statues, and altars that blend into the rock and look natural.

There are a lot of enclaves like this… Would be a good place to have stone statues, and altars that blend into the rock and look natural.

Mountains and trees, and even a reflexology walk for good health.

Mountains and trees, and even a reflexology walk for good health.

Monlam exploring one of the enclaves

Monlam exploring one of the enclaves

I used to come here and do my sadhana and maybe sometimes have a picnic with the monks

I used to come here and do my sadhana and maybe sometimes have a picnic with the monks

Placing my head at the feet of Manjushri

Placing my head at the feet of Manjushri

The temple also has nice statues of Taoist deities

The temple also has nice statues of Taoist deities

If you sit here in the caves, there is a very nice cooling breeze!

If you sit here in the caves, there is a very nice cooling breeze!

There were mountains everywhere. I have always loved mountains… So peaceful.

There were mountains everywhere. I have always loved mountains, so peaceful…

The Lost World aviary. I would love something like this for my aviary birds. It is so natural and the birds are free and have a lot of space to fly and run around.

The Lost World aviary. I would love something like this for my aviary birds. It is so natural and the birds are free and have a lot of space to fly and run around.

A lot of nice trees to shade the birds and keep the aviary cool.

A lot of nice trees to shade the birds and keep the aviary cool

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Majestic peacock

Majestic peacock

Something like this would be nice for the Tara Walk in KWPC. But the path needs to be smooth in KWPC so the elderly and infirm can also walk to Tara and receive blessings.

Something like this would be nice for the Tara Walk in KWPC. But the path needs to be smooth in KWPC so the elderly and infirm can also walk to Tara and receive blessings.

I have never seen this type of monkey before! Must be a new Tibetan species hehe...

I have never seen this type of monkey before! Must be a new Tibetan species hehe…

Wherever I go, if I can I like to feed animals like dogs and fish. We recite Medicine Buddha’s mantra and blow it onto the food to bless the animals. By learning to feed fish and not eat them, we develop compassion because they cannot thank us for stopping their suffering. If you are my student, go vegetarian today. Stop eating flesh from dead animals.

Wherever I go, if I’m able to, I like to feed animals like dogs and fishes. We recite Medicine Buddha’s mantra and blow it onto the food to bless the animals. By learning to feed fishes and not eat them, we develop compassion because they cannot thank us for stopping their suffering. If you are my student, go vegetarian today. Stop eating flesh from dead animals.

Cute mumu!

Cute mumu!

Fat Monk feeds fish before we go on the paddle boats

Fat Monk feeding fishes before we go on the paddle boats

I like to send Kecharians to places to relax and have fun. They work very hard, and need a break sometimes. I now have a department that works very hard to take care of my students and the Kechara staff, and also the newcomers to Kechara. They are called Kechara Care.

I like to send Kecharians to places like this to relax and have fun. They work very hard and need a break sometimes. I now have a department that works very hard to take care of my students and the Kechara staff, and also the newcomers to Kechara. They are called Kechara Care.

More mountains. I loved this view, I could just imagine myself in a small cave at the top meditating and doing practice. I am on a paddle boat while we take this beautiful picture….On the right, behind trees, there’s another cave. I dream this cave is my home and outside is green and had lakes filled with fishes for me to feed. I like this so much… All in the LOST WORLD in Ipoh.

More mountains… I love this view, I could just imagine myself in a small cave at the top meditating and doing practice. I am on a paddle boat while we take this beautiful picture. On the right and behind the trees, there’s another cave. I wish this cave was my home and outside it has greens and lakes filled with fishes for me to feed. I like this so much. All in the LOST WORLD in Ipoh.

The paddle boats were fun…Here I am paddling..hehehe...

The paddle boats were fun. Here I am paddling… hehehe…

Still looking at the mountains and ‘my’ cave

Still looking at the mountains and ‘my’ cave

Some fun slides…safe for kids and also fun for adults

Some fun slides… Safe for kids and also fun for adults.

With one of my oldest students Fat Monk, who has been very loyal to me over the years. Fat Monk is a member of my ladrang team, and he helps to take care of the outside of the ladrang and do maintenance work. He also takes good care of my aviary and my tortoises which I rescued from the pet shops.

With one of my oldest students Fat Monk, who has been very loyal to me over the years. Fat Monk is a member of my ladrang team, he helps to take care of the outside of the ladrang and does maintenance work. He also takes good care of my aviary and my tortoises which I rescued from the pet shops.

This is the entrance of the petting zoo at Lost World. It cost them RM6 million to construct this place and it has all sorts of animals like rabbits, macaque monkeys, parrots and macaws, and racoons.

This is the entrance of the petting zoo at Lost World. It costed them RM6 million to construct this place and it has all sorts of animals like rabbits, macaque monkeys, parrots, macaws, and racoons.

On the tram that goes around Lost World. They take you to all the major attractions so you don’t miss anything. Quite fun, and you can stay out of the hot sun for a little bit.

On the tram that goes around Lost World. They take you to all the major attractions so you don’t miss anything. Quite fun, and you can stay out of the hot sun for a little bit.

Behind us there are also fun fair games

Behind us there are also fun fair games

We took some paddle boats out on the lake. We should have taken the swans, they were much faster!

We took some paddle boats out on the lake. We should have taken the swans, they were much faster!

We’re having a race to the other side of the lake hehe… I lost…

We are having a race to the other side of the lake hehe… I lost…

This water feature goes all the way around the park. You hire some rafts and sit in the water, and get pushed along. There are jets built into the walls that push water out and make waves. Quite fun and safe for the kids!

This water feature goes all the way around the park. You hire some rafts and sit in the water, and get pushed along. There are jets built into the walls that push water out and make waves. Quite fun and safe for the kids!

They even had an artificial beach! We have nice beaches here in Malaysia, and this one looked and smelt like the real thing!

They even had an artificial beach! We have nice beaches here in Malaysia, and this one looked and smelled like the real thing!

We were walking back to the exit of Lost World

We were walking back to the exit of Lost World

Jamie Khoo…I call her Paris because when I first met her, she wanted to be like Paris Hilton hehe very cute.

Jamie Khoo… I call her Paris because when I first met her, she wanted to be like Paris Hilton. Hehe very cute.

David with a uhhh stork…strange!

David with a uhhh stork… Strange!

A group photo outside Lost World

A group photo outside Lost World

At the end of the trip, I took my students to buy plenty of gifts for others back in KL. I like to give gifts for my students. Many of them work very hard day in day out for the organisation, and it is nice to show them some appreciation...

At the end of the trip, I took my students to buy plenty of gifts for others back in KL. I like to give gifts to my students. Many of them work very hard day in day out for the organisation, and it is nice to show them some appreciation…

Click on image to see the full map of “Lost World of Tambun”

Click on image to see the full map of “Lost World of Tambun”

 

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche Visits Kek Look Tong Ipoh
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H.E. Tsem Rinpoche at Lost World of Tambun!

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  1. Lin Mun on Mar 31, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful place in Ipoh. I have not visited Kek Look Tong and never knew it has a beautiful garden and cave. Would love to visit one of this day when I’m in Ipoh.

  2. Stella Cheang on Feb 14, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Kek Look Tong is a well kept place for pilgrimages and visitors through out the year. The natural setting of the cave, trees and ponds are truly inviting to anyone who prefer it or who are looking for a nice place for self reflection. The Lost World, on the other hand, is an actions driven theme park packed filled with facilities and activities for visitors to spend all their energy on. It is very kind of Rinpoche to bring a group of students to visit these two interesting sites in Ipoh. Rejoice.

  3. samfoonheei on Jul 11, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post of Kek Lok Tong Cave and Lost World in Ipoh.I haven’t visited there yet and reading this post and by looking at those beautiful images i can see its an interesting place to visit.The big statues of Kuan Yin, Manjushri and Maitreya Buddha looks beautiful and the lakes as well as the surrounding area too.
    Thanks again .

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Feb 6, 2016 at 3:44 am

    The only time I visited Ipoh was during last year when I joined the YAK on a Orang Asli village visit, I have never been to Ipoh prior to that. The first impression Ipoh gave me was the environment is very clean and I could rarely see rubbish being thrown everywhere unlike KL, this shows that Ipoh folks are very discipline and they really care enough to abide the laws, it’s definitely something we can’t see in KL. I would love to visit Ipoh once again and visit this beautiful cave.

  5. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I have never been to Kek Lok Tong but the images here are so beautiful. I really wish I could have the opportunity to visit this lovely cave temple. I went to the Lost World of Tambun but I left one of the rides as I was terrified by the loud sounds Hehe. I wish I could go again.

  6. patsy on Dec 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Having read Rinpoche’s posting of Kek Lok Tong, I couldn’t resist not going to check it out. So together with my family and equipped with a GPS we reached our destination without any problem. Kek Lok Tong is a very nice and well maintained cave. Even though there were many busloads of tourists as it was a public holiday, the place still has a serene, peaceful feeling. The surrounding gardens were very well kept and the fishes in the pond were big and very well fed. This cave is not so commercialized like the Sam Poh Tong.There were no stalls selling joss sticks or candles for people to make offerings so that is why the cave stayed clean and free from smoke.

    To quote Rinpoche, this place is a great place to recharge our spiritual batteries. May KWPC manifest soon so that we can recharge our batteries there too!

  7. Anila on Dec 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Rinpoche visited with some of his students in Kek Lok Tong caves as well as Lost World Water Theme Park in Ipoh. Rinpoche loves to visit caves. Even when he was in Malaysia he has visited the cave on the Thailand Border in Padang Besar. Near this cave there is also a Monastery where Rinpoche stays for short time and goes to the cave daily to to do his meditation and prayers. Whereas in Kek Lok Tong cave in Ipoh you can only spend the day visiting the cave. There are big statues of Kuan Yin, Manjushri and Maitreya Buddha in the Chinese form brought over from China. During my eary days in Buddhism I had a Chinese Manjusri Statue with the Deity riding on a snow lion. I had it on my altar for many years thinking it is Kuan Yin until later someone told me it is Manjushri.

  8. Poh See on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Angel SH Ooi on Nov 24, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing and showing us Kek Lok Cave and Lost World Water Theme Park in Ipoh. I like the surroundings with mountains, lakes, trees and lots of greens and it gives the feeling of serenity.

    Thank you Rinpoche, for taking Your time out to visit both of these places, and provided with so much information, it’ll help some of us a lot when we want to visit the place later.

    On behalf of Beatrix and Edward, I would like to thank Rinpoche for giving them gifts from Lost World. They like it so much…thanks

    Love, angel

  10. Tenzin Samdrub on Nov 21, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Loved the caves. This is peaceful….I must visit. We will make that happen. Me and my family in malaysia…..to see Rinpoche.

  11. Janice Kwok on Nov 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I have often visited passed the limesonte hills and temple entrances on the way to Ipoh in the past, but never stopped. Thank you Rinpoche for this posting, will make a point the next time i go Ipoh to visit this temple. It looks so serene.

  12. David Lai on Nov 14, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I have never been to this cave temple! It is so beautiful and find the Buddha images within very unusual. I will try to remember it and visit it when I am in ipoh. It is really incredibly beautiful and surreal.
    David

  13. doug rogers on Nov 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Has there ever been a monastery in the area of the Universita Technologika?

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Dec 3. 2020 11:32 PM
    Thanks you for the interesting article sharing. Actually I don’t really enjoy historical topic but I got impressed with this article of Lost City of Kota Gelanggi. I never knew there are hidden secret place in our country earth.

    The lost city of Kota Gelanggi is extremely important ancient archaeological site located in the deep, dense tropical jungle of Johor. It is speculated to be the first capital of the ancient Empire of Srivijaya and is one of the oldest Kingdoms in South East Asia.

    What puzzled me was, this Kota Gelanggi structure are similar to Angkor Wat, but the lost city is much older. Hopefully the search for this lost city continues and the truth should be reveal for the generation to come. Thank you for good history and a mystery discovery.

    https://bit.ly/2VAZ0W8
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Dec 1. 2020 10:43 PM
    As long as people have been around looking at the sky trying to understand what they are seeing and understand something strange, something unknown to anyone, and it’s such a powerful thing to discover.

    UFOs has been the topic of some serious mainstream media coverage after the disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370. This was the biggest and most expensive search ever done in the history of aircraft with no good explanation and no evidence of any wreckage! As the mystery deepens it has become the number one news story that media around the world has been reporting, there may be a UFO abduction connection.

    https://bit.ly/2VjRW0e
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 30. 2020 10:33 PM
    Very Inspire article of an artist, Art have been more than a hobby to the Princess of Polka Dots, Yayoi Kusama. It was her burning passion that lighted the fire in her soul. With so much of struggle since young, and her positive attitude empowered and engaged her to learn the skill professionally. Her creativity contribution was well received and benefited many all over the world.

    As for Yayoi Kusama art was a great escape, a way to be free of the troubles, worries, and horrors in life. Thank you for this valuable teaching and for the fantastic compilation of info and photos. Well., I am fascinated on polka dots art especially on clothing.

    https://bit.ly/3mqNcla

  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 02:00 PM
    Celebrities like Pink , Chrissie Hynde , Sir Paul McCartney, Benji Madden naming a few who had use their fame for good cause. These celebrities truly are using their impactful voices to influence millions to do good, voicing opinions on matters such as fighting against illegal fishing, created viral memes to educate people about climate change, speaking out for women’s rights , eating healthy foods and to be a vegetarian for good to save animals been slaughter and so on. These celebrities have tremendous influence, acting as role models to many young people so as adults, even with their busy schedule. They has been influential in supporting its mission of saving animals been slaughter for human consumption across the globe. Great and truly inspiring.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/cause-celebre-celebrities-with-a-cause.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:57 PM
    Looking at the pictures tells us more….sad and heart-felt seeing those innocent kittens is shot dead by someone who is so cruel. How can whoever who did it so senseless . What goes around will comes around. The mother cat kept licking the kittens, from the picture ,heart broken seeing all her love ones dead. Could not imagine that situation, sad that one of the kitten had the chest cut open and heart exposed with the neck tied with a rope. The other three kittens were already been shot yet their heads were stepped on. Horrible death those poor kittens, may these kitten have a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-why-the-tragic-cries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:55 PM
    Reading this blog and feeling sad . Soolam a Golden Retriever, who was a service dog specifically trained to perform work and assist the writer since as a small furry. Soolam was one loyal companion and dear friend indeed to the writer. To euthanize a furry friend is hard felt for the writer as the Golden Retriever could not stand or walk, and even eat. Whatever he eats will throw out. Looking at the pictures the heartfelt writer hold on spending a precious moments with his doggie before he was euthanized. Soolam was a celebrity featuring in scores of times in newspapers, TV and radio. He even appeared as the main star of a special video about service dogs. The writer brought him everywhere he goes for meetings , travelling long distance and so forth over the decades. Well…. he finally laid to rest with his friend. The writer later found Zhar a new friend during a very strange coincidence.
    A beautiful story indeed , with a happy ending.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/have-you-had-a-friend-like-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:09 PM
    From lush rainforest to deserts, frogs are found in every environment on earth. There are many different species as well and colourful too. Unfortunately, an equally-horrific new fad has recently popped up in China, where millions of frogs are being coloured with industrial dyes. Those dyes contains a very high doses of chemical which is harmful to the frogs. They seem to be a popular trend in China and are in high demand at aquariums and ponds , some been keeping it as pets. Everywhere at wet market in China, the dyed frogs are being sold. The effect of injections of chemicals into the frog would be horribly injured or killed the frog. Recording to research the dyes being used on the frogs are dangerous and harmful to human as well.
    May all sales of these coloured frogs must be banned. Its more or less abusing animals in such a way frogs were treated as objects and not living creatures in need of care. In no time all these frogs will go extinction .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/coloured-frogs.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these meaningful and heartfelt pictures of those horses. Yes looking at those pictures indeed paint a thousand words. It is truly sad seeing that poor horse Jerry had to suffer. Making horses pull oversized loads like carriages is indeed cruel. They are forced to toil in all weather extremes, heavy traffic all day long. Well they might suffer in silence debilitating leg problems in long term as they have to walk on hard surfaces. Horses would definitely love to be free living on green fields where it’s a better environment for them. They could run freely as they wish. In many cities, horse-drawn carriages are seen as tourist attractions. Even though horse-drawn carriages have been in use for thousands of years , I do hope more countries will ban horse drawn carriages. Recent years many cities around the world are banning horse-drawn carriages. Great news as horse are not mend for hard surfaces, in heavy traffic and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/9-special-photos.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:49 PM
    There’s nothing in this world like the unconditional happiness our 4-legged buddies give us humans. And, just like our 5 fingers, each of them are gifted with their own personality and unique qualities.

    We should have a first hand knowledge before adopting one. Dog behaviour can be puzzling to both new and experienced dog owners.Thank you very much for the informative article.


    https://bit.ly/33l4Qzo
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:10 AM
    Thank you for the beautiful and historical sharing of Baba Nyonya community in Malaysia. As we know this group is small and their journey begins first at Malacca, then continued to Penang, Singapore, and Indonesia.

    The intermarriage between Chinese and Malay except formed a unique lifestyle and also created out a new culture, customs, festivals, tradition foods clothing, design and entertainment.

    May this rich culture and colourful tradition be preserved and practiced by the younger generation, and do hope this special heritage will live everlasting with us.

    https://bit.ly/3lbHmCK
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:28 PM
    Every where there is spirits or unseen beings . Even old tress do have spirits too. Heard of it those days but for one to see it daily is scary. I am sure Rinpoche’s mother had goose bumps seeing the old man spirit. Luckily not a harmful spirit. Tree spirit is a nature deity related to a tree and are present in many cultures. As many of us do believed that if we cut down a tree with a spirit dwelling in it, is not so good. We are disturbing them. To avoid any misfortune we have prayers to appease the tree spirits, asking their permission to do so…..clearing obstacles or any ugly incident happenings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-tree.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:26 PM
    nspiring video of a Portuguese boy with strong imprints. His dinner plate was served with rice, potatoes and octopus tentacles. After some questioning he told his mother that animals are not supposed to be eaten, but to be taken care of. This surprised his mother as her young son understands about the killings of animals. He don’t want to hurt animals , he knew the pain and sufferings of animals been killed . That’s wonderful , it’s a good beginning for a young boy to have compassion for animals at such a young age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/portuguese-4-yo-boy-doesnt-want-to-eat-meat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:22 PM
    Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical belief that the soul after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s karma. Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson has investigated many reports of young children who claimed to remember a past life. Interesting findings. The belief in reincarnation is held by adherents of almost all major religions. Hence life after death and the possibility of reincarnation do happen. What happens to us when we die? Well this is an old question for which religions have provided answers with faith. One of the mysteries puzzling human mind since the origin of mankind is the concept of “reincarnation”. I do believe in reincarnation and have come across friends who remembered their past lives. Recently I met an Indian Sikh lady who’s past life was a Buddhist. Beautiful stories from her too.
    Interesting read of this blog tells us more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-mysteries-reincarnation.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 03:58 PM
    Thank you for the article and video sharing. It’s sad to see the reality of live of some people in the world has to go through so much suffering at younger age to survive.

    The early involvement of child labour is caused by their parents due the families economic hardship, parents need their help to perform their work or replacements when they are sick or old. Unfortunately the brick kiln management taking opportunity to misuse the labour by performing multiple task and treating them as slave.

    I do greatly appreciate the rightful action will be taken to prevent and to provide the new guidelines against the brick kiln owners who have tried to exploit workers.

    https://bit.ly/2UZha3N
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:54 PM
    Interesting read about Goddess Gemu, being worshipped by the ancient tribal community Mosuo people in both Shamanistic Animism Tibetan Buddhism. The Mosuo are considered the last-remaining matriarchal society in China, where they are a culturally-rich people. The traditional Mosuo religion worships nature, with Lugu Lake regarded as the Mother Goddess. Their practice is incorporated to the Tibetan Buddhism practice in the region for decades. The Mosuo has their own syncretic faith called Daba and the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. The Goddess Gemu is the most widely worshipped by the Mosuo people. Glad to note that the traditional shamanism based Daba faith is concertedly with the Tibetan Buddhism faith. The Zha Mei monastery which is a gelupa monastery had a strong affiliation with Dorje Shugden and at the same accepted the worshiping of this Goddess. The 5 th Panglung Kuten did took Dorje Shugden trance at this monastery . Strangely the CTA cannot accept the practice of Dorje Shugden on the hand could accept an unenlightened protector deity Godess Gemu. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial so as the practice of Daba faith to the Mosus people.
    Well, may the Dorje Shugden ban soon going down into history for the benefits of all sentient beings.
    Thank you Valentina for a detail write up on the Gemu Goddess and those rare pictures of oracles by Dr.Joseph Rock who had explored the Tibetan borderlands .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html

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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
3 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
3 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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
5 months 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
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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
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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
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
9 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
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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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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.
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Turkey 120,273
United Arab Emirates 112,233
Russia 99,358
Sri Lanka 95,673
Romania 91,690
Hong Kong 91,252
South Africa 89,021
Mexico 82,922
Myanmar (Burma) 77,565
New Zealand 75,844
Switzerland 72,378
Japan 72,192
China 71,137
South Korea 63,587
Cambodia 61,914
Pakistan 59,058
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