Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha | 龙口南山大佛

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Yantai City

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Yantai City, also known as the “Most Charming City”, is located in the northeast of Shandong Province, China. Unlike the metropolitan cities like Beijing or Shanghai, Yantai offers charming, picturesque sceneries that made it one of the most habitable places in the world.

Yantai in Chinese means “smoke tower”. The city derives its name from watchtowers that were built on Mount Qi to send smoke signals as warnings against Japanese pirate invasions during the Ming Dynasty (14th-17th century). About 100 km away from Yantai City is the city of Longkou. Administered under Yantai City, Longkou City’s most famous attraction is the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area.

 

Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area

] Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha in Longkou Scenic Area, Shandong Province, China

Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha in Longkou Scenic Area, Shandong Province, China

Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area of Shandong Province, China

Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area of Shandong Province, China

Tourist map in Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area (click to enlarge)

Nanshan Scenic Area started its development in the 90s by the Nanshan Group to protect the greenery, and to preserve the culture and heritage in this area, as well as to promote tourism activities.

There are three sections at the Nanshan Scenic Area namely: the Chinese History, Cultural and Religious Park; Donghai Tourist Resort; and the Theme Park. People can visit Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area for relaxation and at the same time engage in spiritual activities for their peace of mind. 

The Chinese History, Cultural and Religious Park is built with the intention to preserve and promote the religious and Chinese culture. Specifically for the preservation of the Buddhism, this park holds the Nanshan Giant Buddha, Nanshan Temple, Jade Medicine Buddha, Nanshan Huayan Park and Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery. 

Apart from the Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha, which is the main attraction in Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area, the other two attractions are the indoor Jade Medicine Buddha and the Nanshan Huayan Park.

 

Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha

Located at the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area is the world’s largest, seated bronze Buddha statue. The Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha statue is 38.55 metre-tall (126 feet) and weighs 380 tonnes. It was completed and consecrated in 2004. The Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha is also sometimes referred to as the Buddha of the East due to its location in China.

Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha statue, 38.55 metres (126 feet) tall, weighs 380 tonnes


Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha statue, 38.55 metres (126 feet) tall, weighs 380 tonnes

360 steps that lead to the base of Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha

The 360 steps that lead to the base of Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha

The body of the Buddha is made up of 232 pieces of bronze, its hair by 302 pieces of bronze, and its lotus petals by 108 pieces of bronze. To reach the Longkou Giant Buddha, visitors have to walk 360 steps from the ground-level, climbing a total height of 58.66 metres (192 feet).

Magnificent Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha

The magnificent Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha

The Longkou Giant Buddha is seated, with right hand holding an Abhaya mudra (gesture of fearlessness) and left hand holding a Varada mudra (gesture of granting boons). Abhaya mudra signifies fearlessness, peace and comfort while Varada mudra signifies compassion and wish fulfilment. When the two mudras are combined, they represent the Buddha’s compassionate aspiration to liberate all sentient beings from sufferings, fulfil all sentient beings’ wishes and bring peace, calm, comfort to all sentient beings. The eyes of the Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha gaze compassionately at all sentient beings. With a slight smile on his face, whether you are standing far or close to the Buddha, you can always feel Buddha’s caring energy like a mother to a child.

Under the lotus base of the Buddha statue is the Appreciation Hall, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Hall and the Buddhism History Museum.

The building of Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha was started by a few farmers about 30 years ago. Soon, another 20 villagers joined the farmers. Later, the construction of the Giant Buddha was taken over by the Nanshan Group as part of the Nanshan Scenic Area project.

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Many kind donors have contributed towards the construction of the Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha. With a donation of RMB200 (USD30) and above, the name of the sponsors are displayed in the hall and regular blessing prayers are performed by the Sangha members of Nanshan Temple.

 

Ten Thousand Buddhas Hall

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The leftover bronze from making the Nanshan Giant Buddha was used to make 9,999 pieces of small Buddha statues. Together with the Nanshan Giant Buddha, they make up a total of 10,000 Buddhas. People can invite the 9,999 Buddha statues home or they can make a sponsorship as an offering.

 

Buddhism History Museum

The Buddhism History Museum 1,800 sq. metre (19,375 sq. feet) provides an overview of how Buddhism found its way to China and the development of Buddhism in different time periods. Many precious relics and Buddhist items are displayed here for people to view and appreciate.

 

Nanshan Jade Medicine Buddha

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The Nanshan Medicine Buddha is made of jade with a height of 13.66 metres (45 feet) and weighs 660 tonnes. It is the largest indoor jade Medicine Buddha in China, consecrated in 2005. The Nanshan Jade Medicine Buddha is housed in the 3-storey Nanshan Jade Medicine Buddha Hall.

 Stupas containing the relics of Buddha’s tooth and highly attained Buddhist masters

Stupas containing the relics of Buddha’s tooth and highly attained Buddhist masters

Relic Hall

Relic Hall

On the first floor is the Relic Hall. There are over a thousand Buddhist relics and artefacts displayed here from different Buddhist traditions. The most precious relic in here is the Buddha’s Tooth relic inside a golden stupa and the relics of highly attained Buddhist masters inside a jade stupa.

Escalators leading to the first floor of Jade Medicine Buddha Hall. At the side of the escalators are the 500 Arhats


Escalators leading to the first floor of Jade Medicine Buddha Hall. At the side of the escalators are the 500 Arhats

500 Arhats statues at the side of the escalators

500 Arhats statues at the side of the escalators

Entrance to Jade Medicine Buddha

The entrance to Jade Medicine Buddha

Beautiful Jade Medicine Buddha

The beautiful Jade Medicine Buddha

Located on the second floor is the mandala of Medicine Buddha, and on the third floor the Jade Medicine Buddha. Surrounding the Jade Medicine Buddha are other 6 forms of Medicine Buddhas. This is an ideal place for people who wants to pray for healing, health and longevity.

 

Nanshan Temple

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The entrance to Nanshan Temple

Nanshan Temple was originally called Shiquan Temple and was built in the period of Zhenguan in Tang Dynasty (7th to 10th century). It is the oldest and the most famous temple in Longkou. The temple was reconstructed in 1999, while maintaining its old facade. It covers an area of 40,000 sq. metre (131 feet) and a built-up area of 9,800 sq. metres (32,000 sq. feet).

Within the Nanshan Temple, there are several halls; the Maitreya Hall, Daxiong Pavilion, Yuantong Hall and Tibetan Scripture Hall.

The Bell Tower, Dizang Hall, Kalan Hall and Oriental Three Sacred Halls. Bodhi Hall, Manjushri Hall are located on the East Road.

While the Drum Tower, Grand Master Hall, Western Three Saints Hall, Puxian Hall, Daxiong Palace are on the West Road.

 

Nanshan Huayan Park

Nanshan Huayan Park is named after the paradise of Vairocana Buddha. The total area is 115,000 sq. metres (377,000 sq. feet) with a built-up area of 5,500 sq. metres (18,000 square feet).

The main attractions at the Nanshan Huayan Park are the Five Dhyani Buddhas Halls, the Medicine Buddha Musical Fountain and the Prayer Wheels Corridor.

 

Five Dhyani Buddhas Halls

The Five Dhyani Buddhas Halls

The Five Dhyani Buddhas Halls

In the middle hall are the Vairocana, Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Samanthabadra and Maitreya Buddha statues, while the other four halls houses the statues of Akshobhya (East), Ratnasambhava (South), Amitabha (West), and Amoghasiddhi (North).

Vairocana Buddha

Vairocana Buddha

 Amitabha Buddha

Amitabha Buddha

Akshobhya Buddha

Akshobhya Buddha

 

The Medicine Buddha Musical Fountain

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In the middle of the fountain is the statue of Medicine Buddha with a height of 19.6 metres (64 feet). When the musical fountain is not in operations, the Medicine Buddha is hidden in the closed lotus petals. When musical fountain starts, the lotus petals will open, and the Medicine Buddha will rise slowly upwards in rotation. At the base of the Medicine Buddha fountain is the 12 protectors and surrounding the Medicine Buddha fountain are the eight Bodhisattvas as described in the Medicine Buddha Sutra.

 

Prayer Wheel Corridor

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There are 108 Tibetan prayer wheels installed on the corridor for people to collect merits when they turn the wheels.

 

Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery

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The original nunnery was built in 1600. It is said that during that time a girl from a Han family was very inclined towards Buddhism, and she only wanted to practice Dharma. Since there were not many temples in the area that time, her parents constructed the nunnery for her so she could do her practice and at the same time her parents could visit her anytime they wanted to.

When Nanshan Group rebuilt the nunnery on the same site in 1999, a very nice and pleasant scent dispersed when the old structure of the nunnery was pulled down. Hence, the nunnery is named Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery.

 

How to get there

By air

From Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Wuhan to Yantai International Airport.

By Bus

Once in Yantai, you can take a coach from the coach station near Yantai Train Station to Longkou City. The journey will take less than two hours.

When you arrive in Longkou City, you can take bus number 5 or bus number 105 from Longkou Train Station or coach station to Longkou Scenic Area.

By Taxi

You can also take a taxi from Longkou City to Longkou Scenic Area easily.

Opening hours: 7.30am – 6.00pm

Admission Fees
Adult: RMB120 (approximately USD18)
Children below 1.3 metre: Free admission

 

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烟台市

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烟台市位于中国山东省东北部,它被誉为全国文明城市,虽然它不像北京或上海那样是大都市,但它美丽宜人的景色却让它成为全球最适合居住的地方之一。

明洪武三十一年(公元1398年),当地军民为了防止倭寇入侵,因此于临海北山上设狼烟墩台,亦称为“烽火台”。在军民发现敌情后,于白天升烟,夜晚则举火,作为警报信号,简称”烟台”。烟台山也因此得名。

龙口市是烟台市代管县级市,距离烟台市大约100公里。南山旅游风景区位于龙口市,其风景区有着世界最大的锡青铜坐佛。

 

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龙口南山大佛位于中国山东省龙口南山旅游风景区

龙口南山大佛位于中国山东省龙口南山旅游风景区

中国山东省龙口南山旅游风景区

中国山东省龙口南山旅游风景区

龙口南山旅游风景区导览图 (点击放大)

龙口南山风景区在90年代由南山集团开发并发展。其建立风景区的主要目的除了促进旅游业之外,还有保护该山区的文化遗产。南山旅游风景区分三个主要部分:(一)中华历史、文化与宗教园;(二)东海旅游度假区;(三)主题公园。龙口南山旅游风景区不仅是个放松心情的好去处,也是一个进行灵修活动和寻找心灵上宁静历史母亲对孩子般的慈爱的好地方。

中华历史、文化和宗教园内的建设有南山大佛、南山寺、药师玉佛、南山华严世界和香水庵等。除了南山大佛为主要景点以外,另外还有两个著名的景物:室内药师玉佛和华严世界。

 

龙口南山大佛

龙口南山大佛,高38.55米(126尺),重380吨

龙口南山大佛,高38.55米(126尺),重380吨

龙口南山大佛选材锡青铜铸造高38.55米 (126尺),重380吨。它在2004年竣工,在同一年进行开光仪式。由于龙口南山大佛位于中国的东边,它也因此被称为东方佛。

这座锡青铜大佛由642块锡青铜铸件组合而成。访客必须行走360个阶梯,共58.66米(192尺)高,才能抵达龙口南山大佛跟前。

访客需逐级拾阶而上,历经6层共360级台阶到近处观摩南山大佛

访客需逐级拾阶而上,历经6层共360级台阶到近处观摩南山大佛

龙口南山大佛结“施无畏印”与“满愿印”

龙口南山大佛结“施无畏印”与“满愿印”

龙口南山大佛的右手结“施无畏印”,代表无畏、平安和抚慰;左手结“满愿印”,表示布施、赠予、恩惠、接受。“满愿印”具有慈悲的意思,所以往往与“施无畏印”配合,象征佛为救济众生的大慈心愿,能使众生心安,无所畏怖,无忧无虑,且满足和实现众生所有的愿望。

龙口南山大佛慈悲的双眼凝望着众生,微微扬起的嘴角让你无论是站在远处或近处,都能感受到他如母亲对孩子般的慈爱。

龙口南山大佛其实在30年前就由几位当地的农民发起建造,随后另外20名村民也加入造佛的工作。后来这个计划由南山集团接手,成为龙口南山旅游风景区其中一个发展计划。

 

功德殿

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许多善心人士慷慨捐款资助龙口南山大佛的建设。凡是捐献200元人民币或以上者,都可在殿内留名。南山寺的僧伽都会定时为功德主祈福回向。

 

万佛殿

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万佛殿内供奉了9,999尊南山大佛的小佛像,由浇铸南山大佛所余之铜材铸造。这9,999尊小佛像和南山大佛共成10,000尊佛。信徒们可以迎请这些小佛像或寄名供养于万佛殿。

 

佛教历史博物馆

佛教历史博物馆占地1,800平方米(19,375尺)。博物馆利用文字介绍,文物、图片、多媒体等各种陈展形式展示了佛教如何从印度传入中国以及佛教在不同时期的发展。许多珍贵的舍利和佛教圣物也都在这里展出。

 

南山药师玉佛

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南山药师玉佛采用缅甸玉铸造,高13.66米(45尺),重660吨;于2005年进行开光仪式,为中国境内最高的室内玉制药师佛。南山药师玉佛安放在一座三层楼的南山药师玉佛殿,佛像位于第三层。

舍利塔内的佛牙舍利和高僧舍利

舍利塔内的佛牙舍利和高僧舍利

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舍利殿

南山玉佛殿的一楼为舍利殿,其中展示超过1,000件来自不同传承的佛教圣物。最珍贵的是供奉在金舍利塔内的佛牙舍利和玉舍利塔里的高僧舍利。

访客可透过扶梯到南山药师玉佛殿的二楼,其两侧安放500尊罗汉像

扶梯两侧的500罗汉像

扶梯两侧的500罗汉像

南山药师玉佛殿的入口处

南山药师玉佛殿的入口处

庄严的南山药师玉佛

庄严的南山药师玉佛

南山药师玉佛殿的二楼是药师佛坛城,三楼就是南山药师玉佛所在之处。南山药师玉的佛周围安有六尊不同颜色的药师佛像。这里是人们祈求疗愈、健康和长寿的理想地方。

 

南山禅寺

南山禅寺入口处

南山禅寺入口处

南山禅寺的前身是石泉寺,建于唐朝(公元7到10世纪)贞观年间。它是龙口市最古老,也是最著名的禅寺。南山禅寺在1999年按照其原貌重建,至今仍然保持该寺原来的面貌。南山禅寺占地40,000平方米(131,000平方尺),建筑面积9,800平方米(32,000平方尺)。

在南山禅寺内有弥勒殿、大雄塔、圆通殿、藏经阁。禅寺外沿着东路有钟楼、地藏殿、伽蓝殿和东方三圣殿,西路有菩提殿、文殊殿、鼓楼、大师殿、西方三圣殿殿、普贤殿、大雄宝殿。

 

南山华严世界

南山华严世界一名取自法身佛毗卢遮那佛国净土,占地115,000平方米(377,000平方尺),建筑面积5,500平方米(18,000平方尺)。

南山华严世界主要景点为五方五佛殿、药师颂动感音乐喷泉和转经回廊。

 

五方五佛殿

 五方五佛殿

五方五佛殿

毗卢遮那佛

毗卢遮那佛

 阿閦佛(不动如来)

阿閦佛(不动如来)

 

药师颂动感音乐喷泉

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药师动感音乐喷泉的中央有高19.6米(64尺)的药师佛像。当药师动感音乐喷泉处在静止状态时,药师佛就隐藏在莲花瓣内。当药师动感音乐喷泉启动时,药师佛就会缓缓上升,继而旋转。喷泉的下方有12尊神将,围绕着药师佛四周的是《药王经》中的八大菩萨:文殊师利菩萨,观世音菩萨,得大势菩萨,无尽意菩萨,宝檀华菩萨,药王菩萨,药上菩萨,弥勒菩萨。

转经回廊旁是由108个藏式转经筒所组成,旨在让人们修积大量的功德

 

转经回廊

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香水庵于1600时期建成。据说当时有一户韩姓家庭的女儿一心只想修行,由于僧尼庵并不多,于是家人动用资财建起了一座庙宇让女儿修佛的同时也方便家人探访。

当南山集团在1999年进行重修僧尼庵工程时,在将旧有的结构拆卸后,一股香气扑鼻,僧尼庵因此被命名为香水庵。

 

怎么到达龙口南山风景区

巴士

从烟台市,可以到靠近烟台火车站的巴士站乘坐巴士到龙口市,路程不到两个小时。
在抵达龙口市后,可以在龙口火车站或客车站乘坐5号或10号公车到龙口南山风景区。

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从龙口市也可以乘坐的士到龙口南山风景区

开放时间
7.30am – 5pm

入门票
成人:人民币120元(约18美元)
身高1.3米以下儿童:免费

 

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  1. sarassitham on Nov 10, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the amazing exposure of religious culture sight in Nanshan Scenic Spot. I’m bless to see the historical remarks of the Most Charming City of Shandong Province, China with its most attractive and beautiful scenery of the world largest bronze sitting Buddha.

    I discovered this Longkou Nanshan Buddhist Park, is a sign that Buddhism is a religion that transcends time, space and culture. Its embraces the humanistic values and cater to the needs and moving times. As the earth is now a global village, modernization is key to address Buddhists from all corners of the world.

    https://bit.ly/3n7FH2E

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

    The Grand Buddha of Nanshan in the scenic area is a great Buddha of Sakyamuni, been the world’s first tin bronze Buddha statue. It is one of the famous Buddhist temples in China. Nanshan Buddha built in a magnificent area which offers charming, picturesque sceneries and it’s worth visiting. Considered as a national tourist area which consists of Chinese history and religious culture park . Going up to where the Buddha statue is amazing with three hundred and sixty steps visitors need to walk to the top.
    Have not been to this beautiful place , would love to one of this days.
    Thank you for this sharing.

  3. Ummamageswari on Jun 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha which is located at the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area which is the world’s largest, with a seated bronze Buddha statue. The body of the Buddha is made up of bronze.

    With a slight smile on Buddha’s face, whether you are standing far or close to the Buddha, you can always feel Buddha’s caring energy like a mother to a child. The Buddhism History Museum provides an overview of how Buddhism found its way to China and the development of Buddhism in different time periods. Thank you.

  4. Pastor Lanse on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:48 am

    喜见中国有越来越多的大佛像。虽然有些人会批评说,一尊比一尊更大的佛像,会导致很多人慕大佛像之名而来,将原本殊胜的佛教圣地变成充满旅游色彩,扭曲了佛门圣地本该清净的原意,但其实若想深一层,我们不但不该不高兴,反而该十分随喜。无论来者本着什么心态,大佛本身具有的加持力并不会受到访客的心念影响,所以即使访客的心念再不纯正都好,作为客体的佛像依然能够带给访客加持,依然能够在访客心中种下殊胜的佛法种子,这本身就十分难得。自称为佛门子弟的我们,岂不该大大地为他们随喜吗?

  5. Pastor Albert on Jun 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Indeed Nan Shan temple is very beautiful, like what was mentioned in the article, by just looking at the pictures, I already can feel the love and care by the Buddha to the sentient beings., The place was kept amazingly clean and it’s really a beautiful place to visit.

    It is important to keep the temple clean, because when the temple is attractive to the tourist, then it can attract many visitors to visit the place, when they visit the temple, they make prayers, they take photos, and they can get blessings. From the pictures, you can see that how well Nan Shan was kept with the maintenance.

    When I see this name, I keep reminding the phrase people used to say when greeting others during their birthday – goof fortune is as much as the East Sea, the longevity of life is as high as South Mountain (Nan Shan)

    It is such a pleasure to see all the beautiful pictures, it will be great if we can visit this temple 1 day soon 🙂

  6. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Love this beautiful Buddhist temple and Buddha statue located at the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area is the world’s largest, seated bronze Buddha statue. The Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha statue is 38.55 metre-tall (126 feet) and weighs 380 tonnes. Nice outdoor hand mudra of the Buddha.? Wish to visit this interesting and lovely temple one day. ????

  7. Cc on May 21, 2019 at 3:27 am

    ?????? Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    Will plan a next trip there.
    Is amazing and it shows how by constructing a holy place can benefit millions and millions of people decades after decades.

    Hope Kechara can manifest ASAP.

  8. Samfoonheei on May 9, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Nashan Mountain is located in Longkou City’s Lushan Mountain in the Shandong Province. The area is home to beautiful natural landscapes as well as grand, elegant manmade designs. A national tourist area which consists of a Chinese history and culture park as well as religious culture park. The Nashan Great Buddha is the largest bronze tin sitting Buddha today in the world. Wow….. The statue is 380 ton heavy and 38.66 meters high. The Jade Buddha in the park is also the largest ever indoor Buddha at 660 ton weight and 13.66 meters height. Amazing findings………these two statues of Buddha are the two biggest highlights of the area. Beautiful Chinese architecture and historical culture with different styles from different periods of dynasties. The gardens and temples surrounding the giant Buddha are lovely. Really great place to visit and get some interesting photographs. Have not been there , wish I could visit and see it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

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  • 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
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:52 PM
    Walpola Rahula Thero was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, world renowned scholar and writer. Dr. Rahula is the first Buddhist monk to become a professor in a Western world. He has written extensively about Buddhism in English, French and Sinhalese. He was noted not only for his erudition but also for his strong socialist views. During his lifetime he was awarded several awards for his incredible work towards harmony.
    (Whatever we are Theravada or Mahayana, as Buddhists we all accept the Buddha as our Master who gave us the Teaching.)…..well said.
    Ven. Rahula was later instrumental in encouraging the formation of the first Theravada temple in the United States. He spent most of his life in teaching and lecturing before going back to Sri Lanka where he passed away. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ven-dr-walpola-rahula-thero-the-theravadan-academic.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:03 PM
    This unique group of Malaysians have seamlessly assimilated the cultures of the Chinese and the local Malays particularly into their elaborately embroidered attire and very meticulously .

    The Baba Nyonyas have a very unique style of architecture that brings together Western and Eastern components,The community it self is also unique and rich in customs and traditions.Thank you for sharing a beautiful article.

    https://bit.ly/3q20qqG
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Nov 24. 2020 11:19 PM
    Thank you for an interesting and worthwhile article sharing. Most people experience eye problems from time to time, and vision problems tend to increase with age. Lately I’m too having vision problem due to working on laptop. Hoping to try out this eyes exercise practice to improve my vision naturally and Throw Away my Glasses!.

    I’m going to share this post to all my friends so that many more will benefit from it in near future.

    https://bit.ly/3frz094
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Nov 24. 2020 01:27 PM
    Interesting fact Achi Chokyi Drolma rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching.. It is very powerful how enlightened beings can transform mundane activities like marriage, feasting and having a family into something that benefits others.
    Thank you for the good and informative sharing.


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  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 04:45 PM
    The road to Kechara Forest Retreat actually is dark but having the trust ,faith of our Guru and the Powerful Dorje Shugden’s protection we have nothing to fear.

    Daily recitation of Dorje Shugden prayers and mantra is very powerful for protection against ferocious spirits or demons. Thank you for this sharing.
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 02:10 PM
    Thank you so much for sharing these variety healthy and delicious burger recipes for all of us try. As being vegetarian I was unable to find any rich ingredients vegetarian burger, but I found it was total pleasure reading these articles as I got to know so much information regarding it. I would surely recommend others as well to try these recipes.

    https://bit.ly/2UObZDE
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:43 PM
    Tibet, on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. Also known as “Roof of the World” a country of immense natural beauty for its towering peaks and many beautiful scared lakes. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of a power with natural beauty and very holy. Looking at those pictures in the blog tells us all. It is a beautiful turquoise-blue water lake mountain pass surrounded by snow capped mountains, island, pasture, temple, hot springs, wildlife and other natural landscapes. Yamdrok Lake is picturesque scenery, and it is in an organic whole of unique natural scenic. According to local folklore, Yamdrok Lake are considered sacrosanct by the Tibetan people is the transformation of a goddess and invested with special spiritual powers which is closely associated with Guru Rinpoche. Interesting read of the legend of that Dorje Geg Kyi Tso.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with historic stories behind it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sacred-yamdrok-yumtso-lake-the-abode-of-goddess-dorje-geg-kyi-tso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:39 PM
    So powerful, octopus could actually attacked and eat an aggressive shark. One that might surprise us is such an soft spineless octopus could be killed shark. The incredible footage as shown in the video that a octopus successfully attacking and killing an unsuspecting spiny dogfish shark. The octopus use their strength to overpower the shark…amazingly where we do not expected it. Never judge anything by the look or size till the end result. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/octopus-eats-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:37 PM
    Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious belief that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death. The major religions in Asia hold a belief in reincarnation, especially Hinduism, Buddhism ,Jainism, and Sikhism accept that the reincarnation of a being depends on the past karma and merit accumulated. Reading this interesting blog, we get to understand better, we could look around in our friends or family members for signs that show us evidence of reincarnation. Interesting to know about these unusual signs of reincarnation as mentioned in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:45 PM
    That’s great with the discovery of a massive 2,600 year old Buddhist Monastery in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan. Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues. This archaeological site is located at the world’s second-largest unexploited copper mine. Sadly because of the Afghanistan an Islamic government in no way interested in Buddhism, had given Afghani archeologists three years to excavate and soon it will be destroyed. Some believe future discoveries at the site could have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and even the history of Buddhism itself. This site is an outstanding and complex archaeological landscape, with astounding quality of preservation. Well even the archaeological evidence points to civilizations in the area flourishing as early as the 3rd century BCE. This is an old post, all these ancient Buddhist site were destroyed by now….Sad. Interesting read. Looking at those beautiful rare pictures of the discoveries tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/massive-2600-year-old-buddhist-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:44 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful story…..The “Story of Buddha with Sick Man”. A good example for us to follow nor matter what happened or whom , we are to help each other and have compassion for all even its our enemies. Helping, supporting and taking care of each other is important in our Dharma practice. Having a perfect human body in this life, we have to live wisely and be grateful , learn and practice Dharma as life is short. We only live once, living harmoniously and peaceful will change the environment for us all to work and benefit more people in our spiritual practice. Harmony is the practice of the Sangha. If we have harmony, we have happiness. We don’t need to be perfect…..quoted.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-story-of-buddha-with-sick-man.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:43 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, is the second oldest religion in Indonesia after Hinduism, which arrived from India around the second century. Reading this post reveal Indonesia has a rich and intricate history intertwined with colonialism and nationalism. The history of Buddhism in Indonesia is closely related to the history of Hinduism. Buddhists make up a small fraction of the population in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. As a number of empires influenced by Indian culture were established around the early 1st century. Many Buddhist temples were built and Buddhist texts were inscribed on the stones tablets. A number of Buddhist historical heritages such as the 8th century Borobudur mandala monument, ancient temples and numerous of statues or inscriptions were found in Indonesia tells us more about the earlier history of Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 09:44 PM
    As cars have become one of the most significant aspects in the modern life, that’s a great idea, for all of us to invite Buddha statue in our car for protection and blessing.

    As we believe that laying eyes on a Buddha statues suppose to bring peace, harmony, happiness, blessing and protection. Besides, having Buddha statue in car does not just bring positivity to the owner but it may also benefit others who travel together.

    Thank you for your skillful sharing of dharma.

    https://bit.ly/2ULgMWw


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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
2 yearss ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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
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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
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
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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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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
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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
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
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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
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
8 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
8 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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 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
8 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
8 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
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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.
8 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
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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