龙舟节(端午节):古老与现代文化的结合

Feb 20, 2017 | Views: 3,362
Dragon figureheads on the bows of boats used during the festival

用来赛龙舟的船只上龙头装饰

我在马来西亚住了二十多年了。在这二十多年里,我对马来西亚的文化习俗产生了极大的兴趣并为之着迷。因此每每有机会,我都很愿意跟别人分享马来西亚文化的点点滴滴。

今天我想跟大家介绍一下马来西亚的龙舟节。龙舟节起源于中国,但在漫长的文化交融中,已经完全融入了马来西亚的本土文化。它的的本土化反映出马来西亚人口的多民族特点,而这种对不同民族文化的巨大包容,恰恰成就了马来西亚如此丰富多彩的文化。

在接下来的文章里,我将为您介绍龙舟节及其起源,它如何融入马来西亚文化中,以及当地人庆祝该节日的方式。除此之外,文章还会谈到龙舟节特有的食物,比如粽子和糯米饭团。

詹杜固仁波切

 


 

龙舟节的起源

The Dragon Boat Race

赛龙舟

龙舟节也称端阳节、端午节或者忠孝节,据说是为了庆祝忠于国家和孝顺长辈的美好品德。由于龙舟节落在中国传统农历的五月初五,所以每年节日的公历日期会略有变化。

龙舟节也被马来西亚华裔、新加坡人和台湾人叫做“五月节”或“粽子节”。在印尼语中,这个节日还有一个特别的名称——“Peh Cun”(“扒船”),据说是由中国福建一带的方言翻译而来。

关于龙舟节的由来有三个不同版本的民间传说,但是他们不约而同都以悲剧收尾,都给人以道德上的深刻反思。

 

版本一: 屈原(西元前340-278年)的传说——仁慈的贵族

An artists portrayal of Qu Yuan

屈原画像

纪念屈原说是流传最广、最为人熟知的版本。根据司马迁史记记载,屈原是中国古代楚国的一名贵族,早年间深受楚怀王(西元前328-299年在位)器重在朝廷中任大臣。因为遭到奸臣诽谤,屈原被楚怀王流放到汉北流域。后来慢慢官复原职,并受命代表楚国去和邻国齐国建立外交关系。

楚怀王逝世后顷襄王继位。屈原远见卓识,早已料到秦国有朝一日会攻打楚国,便极力主张联齐抗秦。但是这个主张受到了令尹(相当于宰相)子兰的反对。子兰联合其他人向顷襄王进言,使得顷襄王日渐疏远屈原。最终屈原再次遭受流放,被驱逐到了长江以南的沅湘流域。

在流放期间,屈原大部分时间都在搜集整理民间故事传说,同时也进行了大量的诗歌创作。他的作品字里行间流露出他对国家深沉的爱。时至今日,屈原的诗歌被公认为中国文学史上最美诗篇,屈原本人也成为了一位名垂青史的伟大爱国诗人。

屈原在当地村民的心中是一个有智慧且仁慈的人,然而屈原时刻忧心祖国最终积郁成疾。

General Bai Qi from the state of Qin

秦国大将——白起

西元前278年,屈原一直以来的担忧终究成为了现实。秦国大将白起率领秦军一举攻下当时楚国的首都郢城。闻此噩耗屈原当即写下“哀郢”一诗,随即抱石投汨罗江(现中国湖南省境内)自尽。当地村民闻讯,纷纷赶来汨罗江想要救起屈原。他们奋力划船打着鼓极力搜救,一直行至洞庭湖也不见屈原身影。这场声势浩大的搜救便慢慢演变成了今天的龙舟竞赛。

在搜寻屈原的时候,百姓们从家里取来米团投入江中,以免河里的鱼或恶灵吃掉屈原的尸体。某天晚上,屈原的友人梦见屈原,屈子在梦里向他述说了自己投江的前因后果,并请这位友人用丝绸把米团包裹成三角形投入汨罗江中用以安抚水中的一条巨龙。屈原的朋友们四处散播这个消息,人们听闻后纷纷效仿,在农历五月初五这一天将米团裹成三角形投入江中祭祀巨龙。到了今天,这种用叶子裹起来的三角形米团就是人们俗称的“粽子”了。

 

An artist's portrayal of Wu Zixu, Duke of Shen

伍子胥画像

版本二:伍子胥(不详-西元前484年)——被主上嫌弃的贵族

伍子胥,据司马迁《史记》记载曾受封于申地,故此也称申胥,是吴王阖庐的信臣。伍子胥无视一个叫伯嚭的人道德败坏,大力举荐他给吴王,伯嚭得以在吴国任太宰。阖庐死后夫差继位成为新一任吴王,但是伍子胥不为其所喜。夫差即位后大败越国,越王投降。伍子胥预见到越王勾践的野心,坚信勾践有朝一日必会死灰复燃攻打吴国,便向夫差进言主张一举消灭越国以绝后患。然而夫差为伯嚭所谗,不但不信伍子胥,还听信伯嚭之言决定与越国和平共处,但他们却不知道伯嚭早已被勾践收买成为了叛徒。

King Fuchai of Wu

吴王夫差

伍子胥恳求吴王夫差听从自己的建议,但这反而激怒了吴王,还赐他一剑命他自尽。伍子胥临死前留下遗言,要人在自己死后把眼睛挖出来悬挂于吴京东门之上,他要亲眼看到越国灭吴的那一天。夫差闻言怒极,命人将伍子胥的尸体于五月初五丢入大江之中。伍子胥死后约十年,他的预言应验了:越王勾践趁着吴齐两国交战之际带兵偷袭吴国,吴国大败。吴王夫差在绝望中自刎而死,死前命人将其双眼蒙住,因为自觉九泉下无颜面对伍子胥。极具讽刺意味的是,深受夫差生前宠信的伯嚭不仅收受了勾践的贿赂,还和其他诸国勾结导致吴国亡国。时至今日,人们将龙舟节这一天作为祭奠忠臣伍子胥的节日,这个故事在吴越故地(今中国东部沿海省份)广为流传。

 

版本三:曹娥(西元130-143年)——丧父孝女

An artist's portrayal of Cao E

曹娥画像

曹娥为巫祝曹盱之女。曹盱在五月初五祭祀伍子胥的活动中溺于舜江。曹娥悲痛欲绝,沿江寻找数日不见父亲尸体便投江自尽。五日后,曹娥和父亲曹盱的尸身一起被人们从江里捞了上来。

八年之后,当地居民感念曹娥的孝顺,在上虞修建了曹娥庙纪念这名孝女。舜江也更名为曹娥江。因此龙舟节也说是为了纪念曹娥,这种说法在中国浙江东北一带颇为盛行。

另外,也有观点认为这些传说不过是古代儒家学者为了提升自己在当时中国的影响力而塑造的,并不可信。根据上世纪中国著名学者闻一多教授考究,龙舟节实际上起源于对龙的图腾崇拜。赛龙舟是由祭祀仪式中参拜神龙的行为演变而来,同时也象征着强壮的男性力量,而粽子就是供奉龙王的祭品。由于中国古代劳动人民高度依赖农业生产,天气在农业中有着至关重要的作用。龙在中国传说中具有操控天气的能力,因此直接影响了农业生产力的高低。人们通过祭祀活动使龙王满意愉悦,龙王反过来让人间风调雨顺,百姓获得丰收。龙图腾在长江中下游的吴越之地尤为盛行。闻一多教授认为,端午节最有可能是吴越两地独特的风俗,后来才慢慢在全中国流行开来。

无论传说的缘起是什么,龙舟节最终还是在中国发展壮大延续至今。

 

龙舟节是如何融入马来西亚的

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country that embraces its diverse cultural identity

马来西亚是一个包容多元文化的多元民族国家

中国人无论走到哪里(无论是经商还是其他原因)都会把他们的文化传统带到各个地方。据马来西亚统计局数据,2014至2016年期间华裔人口达到了马来西亚总人口数的23.4%,占据了马来西亚总人口的近四分之一。由此可见,龙舟节在马来西亚各华人社区流行也就不足为奇了。

马来西亚政府将龙舟节视为促进民族和谐的一项重要活动。马来西亚旅游文化局旗下的马来西亚旅游促进局也已经将赛龙舟列入了“马来西亚节日活动名录”。马来西亚旅游促进局将赛龙舟描述为:

“……(赛龙舟)是一项团队运动,它有效地促进了团队的纪律、队员之间的协同以及队员个人体能和心理的坚韧……(也是)一项促进民族和谐的运动。”

 

节日活动

Traditional Chinese families gather together every year to make zongzi

传统的华人家庭每年会齐聚一堂,一起包粽子

煮、吃糯米饭团

每年的端午节,传统的华人家庭会聚在一起包粽子。除了举行、参加和观看划龙舟比赛之外,马来西亚华裔还会通过包粽子和吃粽子来庆祝节日。这个传统是纪念中国古代人民把饭团投入江里安抚巨龙和其他动物以免他们伤害屈原尸体的善举。

随着粽子的普及,它已经从一个简单的竹叶包饭团发展成了有多种馅料的美食。在过去,人们只有在端午节才能吃到粽子;如今,只要有华人聚居的地方整年都可以见到粽子的踪影。粽子在不同的地区也有不同的形状,但是最常见的还是三角形。在典型的传统华人家庭中,包粽子是全家齐动员的活动,每个家庭成员都要参与其中。竹叶是最常用的粽子皮,但其他的叶子比如玉米叶,芭蕉叶和香兰叶都可以用来包粽子。每一种叶子都能赋予粽子不同的风味。

Zongzi wrapped in banana leaves

香蕉叶包的粽子

One of the secrets to a good zongzi is wrapping it well enough so that the contents stay intact after the boiling process

好粽子的秘诀之一就是把粽子包扎实,让它在蒸煮过程中不至于散开,保证馅料的完整。

粽子馅因个人偏好不同而各有差异,但大多数粽子都是用糯米包成的。包粽子本身就是一门艺术:只有在蒸煮过程中保持完好的粽子才是厨师们引以为傲的成功作品。粽子的配料和包粽子的手艺大多是各家各户一代代传承下来的,是每个家庭名副其实的传家宝。

端午节前夕,传统华人家庭在享用粽子前,会先以粽子拜祭祖先,以示尊重。

Bak Chang

肉粽

在马来西亚粽子常被叫作“Chang”。以下为马拉西亚常见的几种粽子:

  • 肉粽(Bak Chang):肉粽通常用猪肉、咸蛋黄、栗子、干虾和香菇依个人喜好制成。米通常呈棕褐色。
  • 咸甜粽(娘惹粽):这种粽子被视为马来西亚华人的特色粽子,通常用碎猪肉、冬瓜和五香粉拌着胡椒制成。
  • 碱水粽:由纯糯米和碱水制成。一般当作甜点蘸着白糖或糖浆吃。
Kiam Tee Chang

咸甜粽(娘惹粽)

Kee Chang

碱水粽

如果你家里没有每年包粽子的习惯,你一样可在市场上买到美味的粽子。下面是口碑最好的几家粽子店:

何玉记

这个家族经营的摊位位于吉隆坡的茨厂街,从上世纪60年代开始就经营至今。

地址:
No. 327 Jalan Hang Lekir
50000 Kuala Lumpur

营业时间:7:00 – 22:00

玉桃苑

这家家庭式餐厅位于白沙罗上城(Damansara Uptown),以粤菜见长。大小规格的广东粽子均有出售。最大的粽子单个甚至重达1公斤。

地址:
13 Jalan SS 21/37
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor

营业时间:10:30 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00

燕美巴刹

燕美市场里有一个摊位,靠三姐妹经营多年。她们这里售卖广东粽子、碱水粽和娘惹粽。

地址:
12, 6, Jalan Kampung
Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur

营业时间:6:30 – 12:00

大阳城酒家

这里销售优质材料制成的高档粽子,原料包含香菇、灵芝等珍贵食材。

地址:
1st Floor The Plaza at Jaya 33
1 Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 14
Petaling Jaya
46100 Selangor

营业时间:11:00-15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00

Yook Tho Yin and Ho Yoke Kee

玉桃苑和何玉记

Noble Mansion Restaurant in Petaling Jaya

位于八打灵的大阳城酒家

 

参与赛龙舟

Preparations for Penang Dragon Boat Festival

为槟城龙舟节做准备

根据2016马来西亚节日活动名录,2016年龙舟比赛在以下地方举行:

  • 马六甲——马六甲河国际嘉年华(2016年5月25日-6月4日);马六甲国际龙舟赛(2016年6月11日)
  • 槟城——槟城国际龙舟节(2016年5月28-29日)
  • 沙巴——沙巴FCAS国际龙舟赛(2016年6月21-22日)
  • 布城——马来西亚国际龙舟赛节目之一(2016年9月25-26日)
  • 砂拉越——砂拉越国际龙舟赛(2016年11月11-13日)

赛龙舟从发展至今已逐渐演变成一项专业的体育运动,不再局限于每年的农历五月初五举行。有些马来西亚的龙舟比赛组织机构,比如2016砂拉越国际龙舟赛,也声明他们举办的比赛都严格遵守国际龙舟联合会(IDBF)以及亚洲龙舟联合会(ADBF)的相关规则条例。马来西亚龙舟协会也早在1991年通过了国际龙舟联合会的审核成为其中一员。

 

布城龙舟赛——2016年22人组300米决赛

或在在伺服器观看影片: https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DragonBoatRace.mp4

 

为龙舟赛做准备

个人准备

Endurance training is important to prepare the athletes' body for the race

耐力训练对运动员尤为重要

龙舟比赛对肌肉力量和肺活量有很高的要求。参加比赛的运动员都被建议进行大量的力量和耐力训练以便他们的身体能更好地适应比赛,防止受伤。

团队准备

世界龙舟赛程网建议:在比赛之前,队员们应该着重团队训练而非个人训练,因为尽管每个队伍均有各自的比赛策略,但是基本的技能如团队划桨的协调才是取胜的先决条件。

“认真的龙舟赛运动员一年四季都要接受严格的训练,哪怕是在寒冷的冬季。”

http://www.dragonboatcalendar.com/training.htm

参赛费用、注册以及奖项设置

以下参赛费用是2016年的数据,随时都可能进行调整:报名费为每人150-300令吉。奖品可为奖杯、奖牌或现金奖励。

参赛者的住宿

龙舟赛赛程通常持续四至五天,期间包括登记注册、团队会议和培训,比赛本身通常只有两天,另一天则用于组织参赛人员在当地旅行观光。大多数情况下,活动组织者会为参赛者安排住宿。

比赛服装

在训练和参赛期间,运动员最好是穿防水的衣服,比如速干和Coolmax面料。衣服最好是紧身的,因为宽松的衣服很容易在比赛中吸水拖拽。

 

到马来西亚旅行

 

马来西亚入境所需证件

Dragon016

计划到马来西亚旅行的访客需在入境前确认护照至少还有六个月有效期。东盟国家(即汶莱、柬埔寨、印尼、老挝、缅甸、菲律宾、新加坡、泰国和越南)的公民可以免签在马来西亚境内逗留30天。

其他国家的访客可以在入境时支付330令吉申请落地签证(VOA),也可以在本国提前向马来西亚领事馆申请签证。旅游签证有效期为90天。出行前建议您和就近的马来西亚大使馆或上网确认签证要求。中国、印度、孟加拉和尼泊尔的公民现在可以申请电子签证。

 

在马拉西亚的着装

马来西亚是一个热带国家,所以当地人普遍穿着轻薄透气的衣服。建议您带几件轻便的上衣长裤,太阳镜,遮阳帽,汗衫和至少一条围巾或披肩,以及及膝短裤和短裙。您也可以带上平底鞋和其他休闲鞋。

 

马来西亚的交通

Rail transport in Malaysia

马来西亚的铁路交通

您可以包租一辆按小时计费的长途出租车;在大城市的话,您还可以选择更实惠的公共交通。若您身在吉隆坡,还可以选择轻快铁(LRT)或者单轨火车。

想前往马六甲或槟城乔治市的游客,还可以体验一下传统的三轮车出行。

 

在马来西亚的住宿

在马来西亚找到一个住处是相对容易的。这里有很多酒店、民宿、旅馆可供选择。您可以上网先看评论再预订。

 

槟城的酒店推荐:

乔治市湾景酒店

地址:
Lebuh Farquhar
George Town
10200 George Town
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

电话: +60 4-263 3161

东方大酒店

地址:
Lebuh Farquhar
George Town
10200 George Town
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

电话: +60 4-222 2000

槟城G酒店

地址:
168A, Persiaran Gurney
Pulau Tikus
10250 George Town
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

电话: +60 4-238 0000

 

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  1. Alice Tay on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    感谢仁波切分享这篇相信在马来西亚让人期待的端午节。在这特别的日子里,就像博文里所提到的有几个地方会举行龙舟比赛。而最令人鼓舞的是马来西亚旅游文化局旗下的马来西亚旅游促进局已经将赛龙舟列入了“马来西亚节日活动名录”,以便吸引更多游客尤其是那些对马来西亚的多元文化深感兴趣。

    除了龙舟比赛,这个特别日子里也是一个很好的机会让传统的华人家庭会促进关系,并聚在一起包粽子。但是,因为环保的关系,不能再像以前那样将饭团投进江里。

    现在吃素的人与日俱增,如果想吃素粽子已不像以前那么困难了。在此与大家分享制作素棕子的做法:
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:33 PM
    Well good and very informative article reflexology. After reading it , I learn some knowledge from there. Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a peaceful mind. Researchers have been doing a research on it , found that there’s many benefits to support it. When an application of pressure to our feet, hands, or ears , it sends a calming message to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level. That’s fantastic.
    Interesting read of how the spread of reflexology was introduced to Europe can be traced to the 14th Century. And then to USA , by William H. Fitzgerald, an American doctor known as the father of reflexology. And how he developed the Zone Theory.
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette Kass for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-healing-power-of-reflexology.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s practice was first established within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. They regarded Dorje Shugen as an enlightened being, as such together with Setrab and Tsiu Marpo formed the triune of Sakya Protectors known as Gyalpo Sum. It was practiced first by the Sakyas and was later transmitted to the Gelug school where it was practiced by the majority of the Gelugpas. Many high Lamas has since been relying on Dorje Shugden as their dharma protector as they its a beneficial practice and has continued to thrive due to the courage and commitment of high lamas.
    The 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen being as a reincarnation of his own grandfather, the 35th Sakya Trizin Tashi Rinchen. Interesting stories told as how he was born and the special link with the Sakya Trizins. Dragshul Trinley Rinchen was more of a hermit lama, and incredibly having visions of both Tara and Vajrayogini.
    Recording to the Sakya throne holders the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden indeed definitively is Avalokiteshvara. Six of them are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. And even composed prayers, pujas , propagated and promoted Dorje Shugden within the sacred Sakya lineage. Chapels been built too as such they cannot be wrong in their practice and a very research evidence had also confirmed it too. Interesting read …biography of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/39th-sakya-trizin-dragshul-trinley-rinchen.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 05:13 PM
    Thank you for you thoughtful sharing of providing natural relief of those who are suffering from migraine. To my experience migraine is a chronic illness because I have suffered from them. Most people assume that the migraine was triggered by one single item but
    to me it’s due to a combination of factors.

    I think this article will be so much helpful for many who is looking for solution to prevent and cure this chronic illness.

    Hope this natural remedies will benefits many to explore a new treatment and prevent them from taking magic pills for fast relief.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 04:19 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this well research article on Sakya lineage connection with Dorje Shugden . The Sakya Lineage and Dorje Shugden has a long related history over hundred years ago. Wow……six out of the 42 supreme Sakya throne holders, six of the throne holders had indeed practiced Dorje Shugden. And even the 31st and 37th Sakya Trizin, two of the throne were recognised to be the incarnations of Dorje Shugden. They even built chapels and composed prayer texts to Dorje Shugden. It has proven that not only Gelug lineage did propitiate Dorje Shugden but also Sakya lineage. Sakya Lamas had practiced Dorje Shugden even long before the Gelug lamas. Dorje Shugden had been practiced by so many masters and lamas from various schools of Buddhism . Dorje Shugden was enthroned first as a Dharma protector in Tibet over 400 years ago by the highest Sakya throneholders and masters. Hence these practice is not a minor practice after all. It has again proven that Dorje Shugden is a beneficial practice and not the evil practice as claimed by CTA.
    Interesting read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    Very interesting and inspiring article. It is very true our human perception toward a point of view like what is right or wrong there is always a mistake or I should said in most time is wrong or is not bringing any benefits to us.
    All our problems arise from the mind. So to solve them, we need to work on the mind. Hence, no martial arts can be greater than spirituality. Thank you very much for sharing this profound story with us.

    https://bit.ly/2V1RuEU
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:22 PM
    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:17 PM
    Interesting ….. astronauts and military personnel has discovered the existence of UFO and aliens beyond the earth. They have proof that UFO do exist and we are alone in the universe. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a space pioneer and Robert Dean a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army tells us all . With Leroy Gordon witnessed first-hand encounter of an actual UFO and the “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on earth viewed by Robert Dean has already proven it. But it was kept secret.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-astronauts-and-military-men-speak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining the present-day technology that has affected our general well-being situation spiritually . Giving an example of why rain dance doesn’t work anymore. Spiritual practice give us aspects of the powers of the divine. Technology is a magic and its objects remains a puzzle that is hard to unlock in regards to human experiences. The effect of technology could enhance the human material civilization, but its impact was so strong to our spiritual practice, it caused human addiction. In the modern era, technology has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of everyone’s life such as computers and hand phones. The natural element are gone, environment been disturbed so things will not happen . Interesting read.
    Professor Stephen Hawking, did mention before that advances in science and technology could lead to destructions .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-sole-dependence-on-modern-technology-could-affect-our-spirituality
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:13 PM
    Living our life in the public eye , we have a heavy responsibility on our shoulder that most people thought. But with determination and courageous Rinpoche did it without any burden. Rinpoche did it all these years, born and bred to be in the public eye, Rinpoche seemed to know what to do without thinking about it. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives that’s what Rinpoche thought of. Rinpoche’s thought was to help them and to bless their spiritual practice in a way. Rinpoche cares more for the people than himself, of course Rinpoche loves to be alone. Rinpoche loves to alone living up the greenery mountains and clear lakes as mentioned before. Rinpoche could not avoid being in the public eye and getting recognized. Rinpoche never retaliated in whatever situation, such as the Dorje Shugden controversy ,Rinpoche kept all his vows in accordance with the Vinaya nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your wonderful recalling memories with our Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-life-in-the-public-eye
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 02:37 PM
    Very informative and inspiring story of the Great Buddha of Kamakura.Great to know of the history of this Great Buddha.From what i saw and understand it is a beautiful place to pay visit.

    It is one of the most iconic Buddha statues in the world.All it took were 2 people, Lady Inada and Priest Joko of Totomi to build this magnificent Buddha that withstood the test of time.Thank you very much for sharing this nice article.

    https://bit.ly/2u8sWiy

  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 01:53 PM
    A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs.

    I glad to come across this lovely article. Thank you so much Rinpoche for the delicious healthy meatless recipes. It’s a super simple, has anybody can learn to cook with simple ingredients, easy, quick ,fast and most importantly it very nutritious. I’m going to try all this recipes soon.

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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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!!!
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
9 months 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
9 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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