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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
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    Sunday, Aug 27. 2023 08:09 PM
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
2 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
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On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
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#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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