Must visit Chengdu (exotic and exciting)

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province which is located in the southwestern part of China. This beautiful city has a rich culture and history that dates back to as far as the 4th century BCE when it used to serve as the capital for the Shu Kingdom (one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China during the Three Kingdoms period). Artefacts from that dynasty were unearthed and are now being displayed at the Jinsha Site Museum.

Chengdu is now one of the most powerful economic, cultural and transportation centres in western China. Its airport is one of the 30 busiest airports in the world and Chengdu Railway Station is one of the six biggest in China.

Map of Chengdu, click on image to enlarge.

Map of Chengdu, click on image to enlarge.

 


 

1. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

The research centre has re-created the best wildlife habitat available, providing a comfortable and natural environment to accommodate the giant pandas, allowing them to live as though they are in the wild. As the years have gone by, the number of giant pandas in the wild have gone down, they are now only found in Sichuan, Shanxi and Gansu provinces. People from all over the world have been flying to Cheng Du to witness this beautiful breeding ground of the giant pandas and view the beauty of these cute bamboo-eating creatures.

Other than giant pandas, the centre also takes care of other endangered animals such as black-necked cranes, white storks, red pandas and many other rare species of wildlife animals.

Admission fee: 58 yen

Opening hours: 07:30 to 18:00 (tickets sales closes at 17:00);
The active breakfast for the pandas is between 09:00-10:00 in the morning.

Address: No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081, China

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 9, 18, 25, 32, 64, 70, 85, 87, 99, 146, 150, 156A, 156B, 166, 193, 245, 527, 650, 1030 or 1035 and get off at Dong Wu Yuan (Chengdu Zoo) Bus Station. Then change to bus 198 or 198A to the base.

By subway:
Take subway line 3 and get off at Dong Wu Yuan Station. Get out from Exit B and then take bus 198 or 198A direct to the base.

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The red panda

The red panda

Map indicating the location of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Click on image to enlarge.

 

2. Wen Shu Yuan Monastery

The large Wen Shu Monastery was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), and was once known as the Xinxiang Temple by the locals. During the reign of Emperor Kangxi, there was a Buddhist monk, Cidu, who came to the temple and built a small hut, where he lived an ascetic’s life. It is said that later, when Cidu was cremated, an image of Manjushri appeared in the fire. Therefore, people regarded Cidu as an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Thereafter, Xinxiang temple was renamed to Wen Shu Monastery, after Manjushri’s name in Mandarin – Wen Shu Pusa.

Since the Tang and Song dynasties, there have been hundreds of paintings, artwork and calligraphy pieces exhibited at Wen Shu Monastery which makes this unique landmark alluring to historical art lovers. Amongst all the precious relics, they also exhibit a piece of broken skull belonging to Xuan Zhang, a famous Buddhist monk of the Tang Dynasty which is the rarest of the rare. The monastery houses hundreds of intricate and sacred Buddha statues that have made it through history, one of them the exquisite jade Buddha statue that was brought to China from Burma in 1922 by Xing Lin.

Admission fee: Free

Opening hours: 08:00 to 18:00

Address: 66 Wenshuyuan St, CaoShiJie, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610081

Transportation:

By bus:
Bus 16, 55 or 98 at Wen Shu Yuan Station

By subway:
Take subway line 1 and get off at Wen Shu Yuan Station

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This plaque that reads "kong lin" was bestowed upon the monastery by Emperor Kangxi.

This plaque reads “kong lin” was bestowed upon the monastery by Emperor Kangxi.

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A vegetarian restaurant within the monastery compund

A vegetarian restaurant within the monastery compund

Kong Lin library. Calligraphies of the great Emperor Kangxi and other famous poets can be found here.

Kong Lin library. Calligraphies of the great Emperor Kangxi and other famous poets can be found here.

The famed Myanmar Buddha statue that was brought back by the monastery's monk in 1922

The famed Myanmar Buddha statue that was brought back by the monastery’s monk in 1922

Next to the monastery, there's a business district called "Wen Shu Fang". Within this cultural street, there are some good restaurants and shops that sell local arts and crafts.

Next to the monastery, there’s a business district called “Wen Shu Fang”. Within this cultural street, there are some good restaurants and shops that sell local arts and crafts.

Map indicating the location of Wen Shu Yuan Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Wen Shu Yuan Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

 

3. Du Fu Thatched Cottage

Du Fu is one of the most famous poets of China who lived during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE). The thatched cottage was home to Du Fu a thousand years ago. After escaping from the An-Shi Rebellion, he fled to Cheng Du and with the help of friends and the locals, the thatched cottage was built in 760 CE for him. During his stay there, he has composed over 200 poems which now are recognised as national treasures.

Hundreds of years later during the Song Dynasty, a temple was built on the original location to commemorate such a talented and unique individual. Ever since then, the site has been renovated and expanded from time to time. There were two major reconstructions in 1500 and 1811 respective. The shape and structure of the present cottage is the result of these reconstructions. The cottage today is a museum of Chinese literature and a commemorative museum that takes on the theme of a traditional Chinese garden.

Admission fee: 60 yen

Opening hours: May to October: 8:00-18:30 ; November to April: 8:00 -18:00 ; Ticketing stops 20 minutes before the closing time

Address: 28 Caotang Rd, QingYang GongShangQuan, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610072

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus 19, 35, 58, 82, 151, 165, 170, 309, 319, 1024 or 1031, and get off at Du Fu Cao Tang station

A depiction of Du Fu

A depiction of Du Fu

A statue of Du Fu made to commemorate the works of such an influential poet

A statue of Du Fu made to commemorate the works of such an influential poet

The layout of Du Fu Thatched Cottage

The layout of Du Fu Thatched Cottage

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The living area of the cottage

The living area of the cottage

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Map indicating the location of Du Fu Thatched Cottage. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Du Fu Thatched Cottage. Click on image to enlarge.

 

4. Mount. Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is one of the popular Taoist mountains in China, it is beautifully decorated with luscious trees which makes it an incredibly beautiful site. The mountain itself is surrounded by various peaks and it is shaped like a city. People call it “the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven”.

The mountain is divided into two sections, the anterior and posterior parts. The anterior section itself covers about 3,706 acres of land, it contains historical sites like Jianfu Palace, the Tianshi Cave and the Shangqing Palace. These 3 places are a must-visit, and people are often intrigued by its natural beauty and rich historical background.

Admission fee: Front Mountain: CNY 90 ;
Rear Mountain: CNY 20 ;
Ten-Thousand Buddha Cave: CNY 5 ;
Crystal Cave: CNY 10

Opening hours: March 2 to November 30: 08:00 to 18:00 ;
December 1 to next March 1: 08:30 to 17:00

Address: Qingcheng Mountain Town, Chengdu 611844, China

Transportation:

From Chengdu:

  1. Take bullet trains from Chengdu Railway Station to Qingchengshan Railway Station. Then take bus no. 101 to Mt. Qingcheng (Front Mountain).
  2. Take a regular bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station or Chadianzi Bus Station to Qingchengshan.

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Map indicating the location of Mount. Qingcheng. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Mount. Qingcheng. Click on image to enlarge.

 

5. Luodai Ancient Town

Luodai Ancient Town is known as the world’s largest Hakka town, it is 18km away from downtown Chengdu. Hakka refers to a group belonging to the ethnic Han Chinese, who up to this day still are part of China’s largest cities. Within this famed ancient town, there is the Four Guild Walls, the Hakka park and Hakka museum which are a must-visit.

During the Three Kingdoms Period, it is said that the place was once named Wanfu Street. Based on history, the King of Shu, Liu Edou dropped his jade band in an old well in this town while trying to catch a carp. The meaning of Luodai in Chinese literally means dropping a band. Ever since then, this town was called Luodai.

Admission fee: Free

Opening hours: All day

Address: China, Sichuan, Chengdu, Longquanyi, Bajiaojing St

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus 2, 4, 10, 23, 38, 58, 66, 71, 81, 91, 92, 94, 122, 200, 223, 517, 855A, 856, 857, or 858 to Wuguiqiao Bus Stop, and then take bus 219. Get off at the Luodai Passenger Transport Center.

By subway:
Take subway line 2 and get off at Longquanyi Station. Walk to the Music Square Bus Stop to take bus 850 to Luodai Passenger Transport Center.

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Map indicating the location of Luodai Ancient Town. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Luodai Ancient Town. Click on image to enlarge.

 

6. Yongling Museum

Yongling Museum was established due to the Yongling Mausoleum which is the only overground imperial tomb in China. This tomb belongs to an extremely famous historical figure of ancient China named Wang Jian (847 – 918 CE) who was the founder of the Former Shu Regime during the chaotic period after the Tang Dynasty.

The Yongling Mausoleum has a circular base that measures 262 feet in diameter and it stands 49 feet tall. Unlike any other imperial tombs, this particular one was built in a way that it rises over the ground. The Yongling museum is located within the Yongling Park which is surrounded by the perfect view of natural landscape.

Admission fee: 20 yen for the Yongling Mausoleum. Free for other areas, but visitors should get a ticket for the exhibition hall at the entrance if they want to enter it. All sections are free for children under 4.3 feet (1.3m); half price for students between 6 and 18 years old.

Opening hours: 08:30 to 17:30 for the mausoleum and the exhibition hall. 7:00 – 22:00 for Yongling Park.

Address: 10 Yongling Rd, Jinniu Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610031

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 30, 48, 54, or 341 to Yongling Road East. Or you can take bus no. 42, 126, or 127 and get off at Yongling Luokou Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 4 to Kuanzhai Xiangzi (Wide and Narrow Alley) and get out from the exit D; then walk northward for 0.6 miles (1km).

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The stone image of Wang Jian

The stone image of Wang Jian

The Yongling Museum

The Yongling Museum

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Map indicating the location of Yongling Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Yongling Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

 

7. Wuhou Temple

Wuhou Temple or the Memorial Temple of Marquis Wu was built in dedication of Zhuge Liang or Kongming (181-234 CE), the Marquis Wu (Wuhou), of the Kingdom of Shu during the reign of the Three Kingdoms. Zhuge Liang was an intelligent and strategic individual who with his capability and intelligence, greatly benefited and helped his nation to win battles against the opponents.

The temple itself is 398,277 square feet, located at the south residential area of Chengdu. It was built next to the temple of Liu Bei who was then the Emperor of Shu. Initially the Wuhou temple was connected to the Liu Bei temple but then in 1672, it was rebuilt to what we see now. The main skeleton of the temple is divided into five sections: the gate, the second gate, the corridor, the hall of Liu Bei and the hall of Zhuge Liang. Inside, there are some attractive figures of these great historical figures of the past which is what makes this place a huge tourist attraction.

Admission fee: 60 yen

Opening hours: 08:00 to 18:00

Address: China, Sichuan, Chengdu, Wuhou, Wuhouci St, no. 23.

Transportation:

By bus:
Take no. 1, 57, 82, 334 and 335 to get off Wuhouci Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 3 and get off at Gaoshengqiao. Then walk eastwards along Wuhouci Avenue for 3-5 minutes to find the temple.

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People gathered around during special celebrations

People gathered around during special celebrations

Map indicating the location of Wuhou Temple. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Wuhou Temple. Click on image to enlarge.

 

8. Sanxingdui Museum (Three-Star Pile Museum)

An archeological museum that features various modern facilities and technologies, it is located in the Northeast Three-Star Piles archeological site, west of the famous cultural city of Guanghan, on the bank of Jian River (commonly called Yazi River). The museum occupies an area of nearly 1 acre. It was opened in October 1997, and the historical relics being conserved in this great museum were mostly discovered from the Three-Star Piles Site which is a cultural relic of the ancient Shu (Sichuan). It was this great discovery that transformed people’s perception towards this rich and ancient culture and its background. This is definitely a must-visit if you are a fan of ancient history.

Admission fee: CNY 80 (ordinary entrance ticket);
CNY 82 (postcard style entrance ticket)

Opening hours: Ticket Hours: 8:30-17:00;
Exibition Hours: 8:30-18:00;
Bronze Exhibition Hall: 8:30-18:30;

Address: West of Guanghan, Guanghan 618305, China

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 1, 49, 53, 71, 83, 85, 87, 90, 156 or 530 to Zhao Jue Si (Zhaojue Temple) Station. Then take a regular bus from Zhao Jue Si Bus Station to Guanghan City. It takes around 30 to 40 minutes. Then take city bus 6 to get there.

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Map indicating the location of Sanxingdui Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Sanxingdui Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

 

9. Jinsha Site Museum

The museum was built in 2006 after six long years of construction. The museum occupies about 9 acres. The main body of the museum mainly consists of the Relics Hall, the Exhibition Hall, the Ecological Garden, and the Cultural Heritage Protection Center. It is an unusual site compared to many other museums because this particular one combines the essence of both modern and ancient civilisations which makes it unique for current crowds.

It was built to protect and study the archaeological findings from the Jinsha Site which was unearthed by archaeologists in February 2001. The Jinsha site could probably date back to around 3,000 years ago, from the time during the late Shang Dynasty (17th-11th century BC) to 770 BC-476 BC. It is the second most ancient city of Shu found after the Three-Star Piles Museum. Precious ancient architecture and relics can be seen in this museum.

Admission fee: 80 yen for adults;
Free for children under 4.3 feet (1.3m) or no more than 6 years old;
Free for seniors over 70 years old (valid passport or ID card required);
3D movies needs extra admission fee;
Free on May 18 (International Museum Day)

Opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00 (ticket sales closes at 17:30) The Relics Hall, Exhibition Hall, and Tourist Center close regularly on Mondays from March to June & September to December, except on public holidays. The Ecological Garden remains open on these days for those who enjoy free entry policy. They are allowed to enter via the northeast gate at No. 1, Jinbo Road.

Address: 2 Jinsha Yizhi Rd, JinSha ShangQuan, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610091

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus 5, 79, 82, 83, 84, 100, 111, 123, 147, 163, 805, 848 or 1043, and get off at East Gate of Jinsha Site Museum (Jinshayizhidongmen) Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 2, get off at Yipintianxia Station and get out from Exit B. Then go north around 1094 yards (1 kilometer) to the east gate.

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Artifacts that were unearthed on the site

Artifacts that were unearthed on the site

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The gold phoenix disc that was unearthed on site, it is now the logo of the museum

The gold phoenix disc that was unearthed on site, it is now the logo of the museum

Gold mask

Gold mask

Map indicating the location of Jinsha Site Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of Jinsha Site Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

 

10. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi (Wide Narrow Alley)

This site consisting of Wide Alley, Narrow Alley and Well Alley, are three parallel ancient city alleys, and comprise one of the most historical sites of Chengdu, alongside Wenshu Monastery and Daci Monastery. The history of this unique alley dates back to the Qing Dynasty. During that era, the area was a city within Chengdu city called Mancheng City. The city has since decayed quite a lot as time passed by. What is left now is the Wide and Narrow Alley.

Today this particular street has been turned into a commercial district. It is now a popular recreation area and a prominent tourism site with various restaurants, bars, coffee houses and souvenir shops.

Address: East of Tongren Road, west of Changshun Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015, China.

Transportation:

By bus:
Take bus no. 62, 70, 93, 126, 127, 163 or 340, and get off at Kuanzhai Xiangzi Station.

By subway:
Take subway line 2, get off at People’s Park Station, get out from Exit D1 and then walk along Changshun Upper Road to get there.

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Wide alley

Wide alley

Narrow alley

Narrow alley

Local delights can be found along the alleys

Local delights can be found along the alleys

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Map indicating the location of the Wide-Narrow Alley. Click on image to enlarge.

Map indicating the location of the Wide-Narrow Alley. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Sources:

  • https://www.tripadvisor.com.my
  • https://en.wikipedia.org
  • https://www.travelchinaguide.com

 

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  1. Yee Yin on Dec 18, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    China is big and it is ancient. It is full of history with very rich in culture. Apart from the cute pandas, there are many temples in Chengdu that we can visit. Overall, China has a very good public transport system, tourists can move around easily.

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Visiting Chengdu is truly exotic and exciting, I was there a few months back I saw it myself. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center. Its a good place if one would like to see the Pandas even though it a bit far away from town area. But it is really worth seeing it. The Chengdu Wuhou Shrine, Manjushri Monastery, Du Fu Thatched Cottage are some of the attraction at Chengdu. Chengdu is famous for its spicy hot pot and many other mouth tingling dishes as well.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  3. S.Prathap on Jul 24, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful and exotic city of Chengdu.It is one of the most powerful economic cultural and transportation centres in western China.
    There is so many interesting things Chengdu can offer as it is a cultural centers,unique a architecture and historical sites

  4. Lin Mun on Jun 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    All the pictures are so interesting and beautiful. I like seeing all the old architecture. So nice and authentic. Would love to visit Chengdu one day. Before this I only know relate panda to Chengdu. Now I know this place more. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the info about Chengdu.

  5. Alice Tay on Jun 24, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Chengdu is one of the three most popular cities in Western China, where the other two cities are Chongqing and Xi’an. I only came to know about Chengdu when there was an earthquake occurred in Sichuan province in 2008. It is totally affected and gave much challenges to China in protecting this fragile population at that moment.

    From this post, we have 10 attractive places to visit and it is not limited to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Thank you Rinpoche and the team to provide this useful information about Chengdu.

  6. Anne Ong on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this interesting and beautiful article of Chengdu. I have always heard of Chengdu from friends who goes there for company trips,but have not seen such amazingly beautiful pictures of Chengdu before. I love the temples,museum artifacts and scenery. Am always happy to see beautiful places which I’m unable to visit ._/\_

  7. Lim Han Nee on Jun 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I would visit exotic and exciting Chengdu , with its beautiful scenic mountain, lakes and lovely trees,wildlife – lovely pandas, storks and cranes, a poet’s thatched cottage, historical places and cultural treasures – memorials, temples,museums,above-ground mausoleum, archaeological sites and ancient architectural structures and monuments!

    At Du Fu Thatch Cottage, I would drink in the memory of this poet of historical renown composing his 200 over poems here, which have now become national treasures!

    At Wen Shu Yuan Monastery, I would recall the holy being and monk, Cidu, who came here from Emperor Kiangxi’s area, to practice in austerity as an ascetic, and ,upon whose cremation,an image of Manjushri appeared. Thus was he seen as an emanation of Manjushri and thus was this temple renamed after Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom!

    Standing in the grounds of Wuhou Memorial Temple, I would imagine that it was here that historically famed military strategist Zhuge Liang planned his brilliant strategies!At this point, I would recall how , as a general, with only 100 troops, he was able to successfully defend a town against 150,000!His brilliant strategy was to hide his men, fling open the gates and just sit on the walls, and play his lute! Just as he anticipated,the opposing general thought it was a trap.. So he ordered his huge army to retreat!

    Above all, I would spend time enjoying the pandas and the beauty of the storks and cranes in this rare place, where all this lovely wildlife is being preserved!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post on the exotic exciting city of Chengdu.

  8. Samfoonheei on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Wow…..looking through those beautiful pictures and reading the article of Chengdu,its worth going there. I always love seeing beautiful architecture of ancient buildings.Chengdu is a beautiful city with rich culture and history back dated to centuries ago. There’s so much Chengdu can offer for tourist and local as its a cultural centre ,with ancient artifacts , unique architecture and many historical sites.
    I have not been to there yet,would love to visit some day as there also beautiful monasteries and the beautiful breeding ground of the giant pandas at the research center .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these exotic and exciting city of Chengdu.

  9. William Chua on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:49 am

    One of the cities I want to visit. This article make we want to go there now. LOL.

    This guide is good for people who wants to start researching to go to Chengdu. The places to visit is a must and must be included in your itinerary. China is progressing so fast and they have not neglected their culture and preservation in the name of progress. The Pandas recently are no longer classified as endangered species all due the their efforts. All historical sites are also well preserved and taken cared of as we can see from the pictures.

  10. Vivian Ong on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about Chengdu. I’m amazed with their culture, architectures and sceneries. China is so big that they have so much space to built temples and monasteries and also to built sanctuaries for the animals so that they will feel more comfortable to their natural habitat. Chengdu is a really must visit place if given the chance. It is so interesting to visit and learn about other people’s culture. It is also bless to visit some of the pilgrimage sites for example the Wen Shu Yuan Monastery.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  11. wan wai meng on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I am intrigued to read about the Chengdu, it is a beautiful state in China. Its defintely a sanctuary for the Red Panda and Giant Pandas.

    Giant Pandas incidentally are no longer endangered, the Red Panda is in danger of extinction due to a variety of human related activities. I hope the Chinese will preserve this very unique animal and I know they can do it.

    I also liked that there is temple to Zhuge Liang, a military genius, he has almost never been bested in the field of battle or strategy. He was the stuff of legends, in terms of his insight into military strategy.

    The last one is a museum of the Shu artifacts, some of the bronze artifacts look quite distinctly non human, why would artisans create stuff based on something on something that does not exist? I think thats very intriguing.

  12. Jacinta Goh on Jun 3, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Looks like Chengdu itself has many attractions. Although pilgrimages to places like Buddha’ s birthplace, Tibet and Wutai Shan in China are on my top list, but if I happened to be in Chengdu, may I recall this article so that I can visit these places. Thank you Rinpoche and others.

  13. Fong on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Chengdu looks like a very happening place with loads of interesting sights for all. A lot of history and nature. loved the pandas and koi fishes. Wonder if it is possible to travel comfortably without knowledge of the local language.

    Thank you for an interesting tour online.

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 04:52 PM
    While this is a scary thoughts to discover the common hazards in our homes comes from our convenient purchase of household products. Many of us know that, household products, including cleaning supplies often contain agents that can be very harmful to us and stored them safe to help protect our kids without realizing our health actually.

    Thanks you for the article sharing, it’s great to understand health and wellness is not simply about diet and exercise, but be aware of the exposure to toxic that applies in our daily life. I’m aware of all the items shared and will take action to limit and remove them. If possible will try to explore further to replace with natural alternatives.

    https://bit.ly/2TrZTQ4

  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:28 PM
    The practice is simple yet has numerous benefits for us.The explanation given of this wonderful and powerful purification practice of Ucchusma is really easy to understand.A lot will be benefited from this practice.

    With our mind free from negative pollution, we will be able to progress in our spiritual path with fewer distractions and attachments. Thank you very much for sharing this good article.

    https://bit.ly/2FYeJuk
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:04 PM
    Mr Rajkumar and his wife Sangeeta travelled all the way from Nepal to visit Kechara. They came visiting as special guests of Tsem Ladrang, that’s wonderful. They were showed around the place of interest in Kuala Lumpur and so forth with great memories to bring back . They even joined in KSK department giving foods to the poor. They were very helpful and hard working couple. Hope more friends from Nepal coming to visit Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/friends-from-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:03 PM
    Urgelling Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent. Wow….this place is the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama. It was established in the 15th century with amazing story behind the monastery such as the walking sticks of the Sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery is indeed of great historic importance, for the people of Buddhist faith. A beautiful and scared place to go for pilgrimage . Looking at the beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/urgelling-monastery-oasis-of-peace-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:00 PM
    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. The first step in practicing Buddhism is taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge means relying on these Three Jewels so that they become the main focus of our lives. Once we have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, we should not take refuge in any other religion nor blend Buddhism and other religions. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom and to give up our attachment to basic security. Go all the way nor matter what happened along the way to achieve our ultimate goal in our spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taking-refuge-in-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    Meditation has been shown to have mental benefits, such as improved concentration, happiness, memory, self-control, academic performance and more to go. Even researchers found that meditation may have other health benefits as well, including improved metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure .Consistent practice over the long-term can boost our empathy, resilience and compassion too. Having just ten minutes is good enough for us all and powerful.
    Its good to do death meditation when we still have the time now. Visualizing our bodies actually decaying and on death will be good. It is a good practice to do so before the time is up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:40 PM
    Tibetan sacred dance, Tibetans referred to as a journey into the religious and folk traditions. Tibetan culture of oracular trance has a great significance as them, where the Tibetans will seek divine help and blessing. Tibet was one of the few places where traditions continued virtually untouched and unspoilt. They do believe the spirits descend from the mountains and enter the bodies of mediums who have inherited the role, celebrated in all the villages. On that day the villagers will dressed up colourfully to welcome the Mountain Gods and join in the dances as well.
    Reading this interesting article tells us more the Tibetans do practice spirit worship centuries ago, so as the Tibetan oracles been practice . The Tibetan Leadership believes that Dorje Shugden is a spirit , hence why not they ban all these mountain gods spirit worship too. Dorje Shugden is definitely not a spirit but a Dharma Protector bound by oath. Dorje Shugden is being used as a scapegoat by the Tibetan Leaderships for their own agenda.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetans-welcome-mountain-spirits-in-faith-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:08 PM
    Inspiring post where Rinpoche had showed us the way to be compassionate, kind and observant while going round driving, walking or in restaurant. Any place or so nor matter where showing the light to those who needed help, foods and so forth. Rinpoche is truly a Bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche been so kind, helpful and compassion helping everyone regardless of race and religion . A good example for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/driving-in-west-hollywood-today.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:06 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful White Manjushri sadhana practice. This practice is beneficial to help us to clear delusions and ignorance. Manjushri practice especially helps us develop our wisdom. It is a great blessing for Moh Mei to have received the White Manjushri practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/white-manjushri-sadhana.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:05 PM
    A beautiful story of how Pastor Antoinette Kass came all the way to be in Malaysia. She is from Luxembourg meeting H E Tsem Rinpoche in 2011, learning Dharma online from Youtube, blog, Facebook in search of spirituality. Later in 2015 finally she left her comfort zone to be ordained as a Buddhist pastor . Pastor Antoinette’s spiritual journey is an inspiration to many of us. With her determination and courage she found her way here . Wish her the best .
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-long-way-from-home.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

    https://bit.ly/34jcxqK

  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 12:27 PM
    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

    https://bit.ly/3kpdPpB
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:55 AM
    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:53 AM
    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html

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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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
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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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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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
2 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
2 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
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
4 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 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
5 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 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
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
6 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
7 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
8 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
8 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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