The Holy Mountain, Jiu Hua Shan

Dec 3, 2011 | Views: 1,371

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Overview of Jiu Hua Shan

Mount Jiuhua rising above the clouds

Mount Jiuhua rising above the clouds

In an area of some 120 square kilometres, not far from the picturesque Mount Huangshan, and located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, is a haven that is nestled between the Yangtze River and the Yellow Mountain. Here, in a verdant landscape of pine trees and walls of tall swaying bamboo, lined with streams, waterfalls, hidden caves and rocky configurations, 99 peaks rise up from the soil and protrude through the clouds. The tallest peak is called Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings) that sits at an elevation of 1,342 metres above sea level. This summit is well known, as are eight of the nearby peaks – Tiantai Peak, Tianwang Peak, Lianhua Peak, Duxiu Peak, Luohan Peak, Wulao Peak, Fuhu Peak and Furong Peak.

Together, the peaks are known as Jiu Hua Shan (Mount Jiu Hua) or the Nine Glorious/Heavenly Mountains and are considered to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, known as Dizangwang Pusa in Chinese. Ksitigarbha is well known especially amongst Buddhists of the Mahayana tradition because of the great compassionate vow he made,

“If I do not go to hell to help the beings suffering there, who else will go?… If the hells are not empty I will not become a Buddha. Only when all living beings have been saved, will I attain full enlightenment.”

Jiu Hua Shan is one of the four holiest sites of Chinese Buddhism. The other three are Mount Wutai in Shanxi province, Mount Emei in Sichuan and Mount Putuo in Zhejiang. In the Nanhai Putuoshan Zhi (Mount Putuo of the Southern Seas Gazetteer) the Buddhist thinker Qiu Lian (1644-1729) was recorded to have said:

“Manjushri, Samantabhadra, Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara), and Ksitigarbha are all Bodhisattvas who have attained the realisations of Dharmakaya. But due to their eagerness to save sentient beings, they are present everywhere. Additionally, they want sentient beings to have a proper place in which to render respect. Therefore Manjushri manifests his response bodies (nirmanakaya) at Mount Wutai, Samantabhadra at Mount Emei, Guanyin and Ksitigarbha at Mount Putuo and Jiuhua respectively”

The four great holy mountains of China are also said to denote the four elements out of which everything is made – Earth, Water, Fire and Wind (Air). Mount Wutai represents the Aind/Air element; Emei represents Fire, Putuo stands for Water while Jiuhua embodies the Earth element.

In addition to being a holy site where Buddhists from all over the world congregate, Mount Jiu Hua is also one of the best summer destinations in China.

For those interested in anthropology, Mount Jiu Hua is a wellspring of Buddhist treasures that include a large collection of 2,000 cultural and historical relics; over 6,000 volumes of Sutras from the Ming Dynasty; 6,300 beautiful statues of various Buddhas and deities of Buddhism; scrolls of scriptures written in Sanskrit on palm leaves; statues of Buddhist deities sculpted from precious metals and jade; a collection of paintings and calligraphies; official seals; and a collection of porcelain ware from the last millennium.

Emperor Kangxi’s calligraphy reads “Jiu Hua Sacred Abode”

Emperor Kangxi’s calligraphy reads “Jiu Hua Sacred Abode”

 

The Awakening of Mount Jiu Hua

The earliest association of Jiu Hua Shan with Buddhism dates back to the year 401 when an Indian monk by the name of Huaidu (also spelt Beidu or Pei-tu) built a small place of worship that would later become known as “Huacheng Si” (Huacheng Temple). The name Huacheng Si was given to it by the imperial decree of Emperor Dezong of the Tang Dynasty in 780 CE during the Emperor’s first year of reign. However, it was the Korean monk, Jin Qiaojue’s (whose name means “Exalted Awakening”) 75-year-long solitary practice of Buddhism and his spiritual achievements that firmly imbued the mountain with its perpetual aura of mystique and holiness.

Like Lord Buddha himself, Jin Qiaojue was a prince. He belonged to the Silla Kingdom, in what is now known as Korea. He was known as Prince Jin Xianying before he renounced the material world to become a monk. He arrived at Mount Jiu Hua around 719 CE and entered deep meditations and spiritual training there. It is said that he faced a very difficult life on the mountain, as conditions were harsh and resources were scarce; often he would have to eat a kind of white clay to stay alive. Still, he persisted and over time, he became more well known and sponsors arrived. One, in particular, was a wealthy landowner by the name of Zhuge Jie. He and other patrons provided the means for Jin Qiajue to build upon the basic structure that Huaidu had previously constructed.

For 75 years Jin Qiaojue remained on the mountain and engaged in his practice. In 794 CE, at the age of 99, he achieved the state of Nirvana.

Inside Huacheng temple

Inside Huacheng temple

Legends abound in regards to Jin Qiaojue and Mount Jiu Hua. In one version, when Jin Qiaojue passed into clear light at the age of 99, his body remained whole and intact for three years. And the joints of his body when shaken, emitted sounds like rattling gold locks. In Buddhist scriptures, it is said that this is an indication that the practitioner has attained Buddhahood. Realising the holiness of this monk, the public built a pagoda on Shenguan Ridge Mount to house his remains and for the purpose of veneration. Jin Qiaojue was recognised as an emanation of the Earth Buddha, Ksitigarbha and Mount Jiu Hua became his abode.

According to numerous eyewitness accounts, the ridge where the mummified body of Jin Qiaojue is enshrined often produces an exhibition of coloured lights.

 

Mount Jin Hua and the Arts

Mount Jiu Hua with its tranquil peaks and the sacred mystique that it exudes have always drawn learned men, scholars, poets, artists and creative minds to it. This includes Libai (701-762 CE), a renowned poet of the Tang Dynasty. Standing at the summit Libai gazed at the scenery and became intoxicated with its beauty and this verse came to him:

From the azure skies above descends a jade-like flow, and nine fascinating lotuses rise out of the hills below.

In fact, this is how Mount Jiu Hua got its name. Libai saw the peaks as lotuses that reach into the skies, “holding up heaven”. Before that, the mountain was known as Lingyang Mountain.

Tiantai Peak at Mount Jiuhua

Tiantai Peak at Mount Jiuhua

Other luminaries such as Tang poet, Liu Yuxi (772-842 CE), and Du Mu (803-852 CE), Song Dynasty litterateur Wang Anshi (1021-1086 CE), Mei Yaochen (1002-1086 CE), Zhou Bida (1126-1204 CE), Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283 CE), Tang Xianzu (1550-1616 CE), and Zhang Daqian (1899-1983 CE) were among the parade of scholars, politicians and monks who made the pilgrimage to Jiu Hua Shan.

 

The Holy Structures, Temples and Halls of Jiu Hua Shan

The 99-metre tall Ksitigharba statue at Mount Jiuhua

The 99-metre tall Ksitigharba statue at Mount Jiu hua

There are currently 90 temples on Jiu Hua Shan, most of which were restored during the Ming (1368-1644 CE) and Qing (1644-1912 CE) dynasties. It was during these two eras that Buddhism was at its peak at Mount Jiu Hua. At one point, there were 150 temples housing some 3,000 monks and nuns in total. Among the most well-known buildings and structures on Mount Jiu Hua is the Incarnation Hall, the Longevity Hall, Huacheng Temple, Zhiyuan Temple, Zhantanlin Temple, Ganlu Temple and Tiantai Temple.

On Mount Jiu Hua, housed within Huacheng Temple is an ancient temple bell cast between 1875 and 1908 during the Guangxu period. It stands at 2-metres (6ft 7in) tall and weighs 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb). It is regarded as a national treasure and at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the bell is rung 108 times to usher in peace, goodwill and prosperity; and to ward off evil and bad luck.

In 2013, a 99-metre (324.8 foot) bronze statue of Ksitigarbha was enthroned and consecrated at the Dayuan Cultural Park on Mount Jiu Hua. The statue consists of over 3,000 bronze plates that took over 1,100 tonnes of bronze to craft. Three lifts inside the monumental Ksitigarbha take visitors to the top where they can take in the breathtaking scenery.

 

Huacheng Temple

Huacheng Temple is located in a small town on Mount Jiu Hua, at approximately 600 metres above sea level. Enclosed by mountains and peaks, the setting is breathtaking – to the South is Furong Peak, to the West lies Shenguang Ridge, to the North is White Clouds Mountain and to the East, picturesque cliffs. Fronting the temple entrance is a circular plaza with a crescent-shaped lotus pond its the centre. It is said that Jin Qiaojue used to release fishes he rescued from captivity into this pond.

Huacheng temple consists of 4 main halls – the Lobby, the Grand Hall, the Back Hall and the Scripture Tower with each hall being built on a higher ground than the one before it in sequence.

It is the oldest temple on the mountain and considered the holiest. The original structure built by Huaidu in 401 CE was basic, but over the centuries it evolved as various abbots and patrons progressively renovated and expanded the buildings and halls within the grounds of Huacheng. The temple was severely damaged during the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864 CE) but due to its significance, it was later restored and rebuilt.

The main entrance to Hua Cheng temple

The main entrance to Huacheng temple

Huacheng temple may appear simple and solemn from afar but, upon closer inspection, its structure and decorations reveal themselves to be exquisite artistic creations. Intricate engravings on lintels, brackets and roofs reinforce the brightness and liveliness of the building. The massive wall carving entitled ‘Nine Dragons Playing with Pearls’ located on a panel in the Main Shrine Hall is a consummate piece of ancient Chinese art.

The great Emperor Kangxi was recorded as having dispatched palace officials to offer incense at Mount Jiu Hua and specifically Huacheng Temple numerous times and granted it the name tablet “Jiuhua Shenjing” (Superior Place of Jiuhua) affirming the sacredness of the grounds. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, Huacheng was bestowed another name tablet by the Emperor, “Fragrant Grand Temple”. Emperor Qianlong declared it to be “The First Mountain in southeast China”. Zhu Yijun, the Emperor Chongzen also bestowed upon Huacheng Temple a name tablet calling it “Beneficence Most Enjoyable” and the 14th Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty bestowed Huacheng Temple with the Buddhist Canon on two occasions.

A brief account of Huacheng Temple’s expansion:

Huacheng Temple

Huacheng Temple

Ming Dynasty:

  • In the Ming Dynasty, Huacheng’s Abbots Zongling and Fajian expanded the temple and turned it into a Zen temple,
  • In 1435, the famous monk Fuqing moved to Huacheng Temple and rebuilt the Grand Hall of the Great Sage. He also reconstructed the Cangjing, Zushi, Jingang, Tianwang, and Jialan Halls in addition to expanding the Eastern Halls.
  • During the Emperor Zhengtong’s reign, Huacheng Abbots Daotai followed by Dugang, Fayan and Faguang progressively expanded the Western Halls,
  • In 1569, a wealthy patron named Huang Longding sponsored the complete renovation of Huacheng Temple.

Qing Dynasty:

  • In 1681, the governor of Chizhou by the name of Yu Chenlong restored Huacheng and built the Juhua Pavilion. By then, Huacheng Temple consisted of at least 72 halls and became the leading temple on Mount Jiu Hua.
  • In 1857, Huacheng fell to the ravages of the Taiping Rebellion and only the Sutra Library was left standing,
  • Then in 1890, Huacheng’s Abbot Lunfa rebuilt four of the temple halls together with the pilgrim Liu Hanfang and others.

People’s Republic of China:

  • The administrative government of Qinyang County refurbished the temple in 1955 but by 1968, a significant amount of Buddhist statues within Huacheng were destroyed as the result of the Cultural Revolution,
  • In 1981, Huacheng was rebuilt yet again and the Mount Jiu Hua Historical and Cultural Museum was established and in September that year Huacheng Temple was declared to be a conservator of historical relics.
  • In 1983, Huacheng Temple was declared as the National Main Buddhist Temple in the Han Area by the State Council.

 

Historical Relic Museum

Precious Sutras and other cultural relics are displayed in the Historical Relic Museum. The most valuable are the Buddhist canonical literature left from the Tang Dynasty, the Tripitaka from the Ming Dynasty and handwritten passages created by Qing Dynasty Emperors Kangxi and Qian Long.

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Corporeal Body Hall (also known as Longevity Palace)

The Corporeal Body Hall has housed the remains of the famous monk, Wu Xia for more than 350 years. The monk Wu Xia came to Jiu Hua Shan in the 16th Century after making pilgrimages to Mount Wutai and Mount Emei. Here he cultivated himself and was famous for writing the Avatamsaka Sutra in ink that was made from a combination of gold powder and his own blood. Wu Xia lived until the age of 126. His corporeal body was only found three years after his passing, surprisingly well preserved and without any sign of decay. It is from this legend that the temple became known as Longevity Palace. The Emperor Chongzhen of the Ming Dynasty bestowed on Wu Xia the title Yingshen Bodhisattva or Reincarnated Boddhisattva.

Hall of 500 Arhats

Nearby the Corporeal Body Hall is this hall set out like the interior of a palace. Within are 500 grand statues of Arhats, each with its own unique expression, gesture and stance.

Incarnation Hall (Embalmed Body Hall)

This is regarded as the most sacred hall and the highlight of any visit to Jiu Hua Shan. It is here that the mummified body of Jin Qiaojue is buried. Accordingly, it is sometimes referred to as the Ksitigarbha Pagoda. The Incarnation Hall is built on a high ridge and inside amidst stone pillars, red walls and white marble is a 7-storey wooden pagoda with a marble base. The holy remains of Jin Qiaojue are entombed within and 100 Kisitigarbha statues adorn the walls of the pagoda.

 

Tiantai Temple

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Standing 1,306 metres above sea level is the wood and stone building which is the highest on Jiu Hua Shan, Tiantai Temple. The 5-storey temple sits astride two hills upon 8-metre tall stones, protected on three sides by sheer cliffs.

Entry to the structure is via a steep stone staircase and then a tunnel 3.4 metres in diameter and 4.2 metres long. Beyond it lies the Shanmen (Gate of Three Liberations), Four Heavenly Kings Hall, Mahavira Hall, Hall of Guanyin, Dharma Hall, Meditation Hall, and Reception Hall, which cover 1,540 square metres.

 

Huiju Temple

Named in 1983 by the Chinese government as a National Key Buddhist Temple in the Han Chinese Area, Huiju Temple was first constructed during the Qing Dynasty as the Huiqin Nunnery. Now a monastery, it is located on the west side of the Tiantai Mountain and to the east of Mingyuan Park.

The temple occupies 541 square metres of land and contains 18 life-sized statues of Arhats and Buddhas. Major reconstruction of the structure in 1982 was followed by a complete renovation of the interior where the statues and other figures were painted and gilded.

 

Shangchan Hall

Shangchan Hall is located below the Incarnation Hall. It was originally called Jingde Hall but during Emperor Kangxi’s reign, Prime Minister Yulin’s disciple, Zongyan expanded the structure and renamed it Shangchan Hall.

Despite its small gate, Shangchan Temple sees more pilgrims and worshippers than any other temple on Jiu Hua Shan, partly because of the wonderfully wide vistas it offers from its beautiful halls.

Inside Tiantai temple

Inside Tiantai temple

 

Ganlu Temple (Sweet Dew Temple)

Ganlu Temple, originally a nunnery, is located at the north of the mountain approximately 7 kilometres from Jiu Huajie Town. In 1667, Qing Prime Minister Yulin paid homage to Mount Jiu Hua. He is said to have exclaimed, “What a beautiful place it is with mountains and rivers! Generations of dignitaries will be born here if a temple is built up.”

Monk Dong An, who lived in Fuhu (“Taming the Tiger”) Cave heard this and decided to build the temple. On the eve of the project, pine needles all over the mountain were found to be covered in nectar and this gave the structure its name. After the temple was built, Dong An gave teachings at the temple twice before returning to his solitary practice in Fuhu Cave. During the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty, Abbot Youtan opened the temple doors again and teachings resumed.

Across its 3,500 square metres, the temple houses the Precious Hall of The Great Hero, the Side Hall, the Small House, the Bell and Drum and the Steel Inscription.

In 1990, Jiu Hua Buddhist College was established on its grounds. The college offers courses in Buddhist theology, Sutras, the history of Buddhism, medicine, philosophy, calligraphy, foreign languages and computers.

 

Sandal Woods

This is a key national temple in China and was first constructed during the Kangxi Period of the Qing Dynasty. When it was under construction, the monks who were cutting down trees behind the site noticed that the wood had a pleasant smell – this gave the temple its name.

The building originally consisted of 4 halls and 1 palace but Abbot Huisheng vowed to establish three more palaces. Dabei Palace was finished in 1994 and it contains a four-faced 1000-armed Guanyin. In 1999, Dayuan Palace was finished with the enshrinement of a golden figure of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. Daxiong Palace is currently under construction and will have the figures of Three Huayan Sages enshrined within its grounds.

 

Other Attractions

A Temple Fair (also called Hid Puja) has been held on Mount Jiu Hua every year since 1983 but its heritage goes back over 1,000 years. The 30th Temple Fair from September 1 to September 30 in 2012 attracted a large number of tourists and pilgrims, both local and international. It coincided with the grand opening of the then-newly built Dayuan Cultural Garden.

Zhiyuan temple

Zhiyuan temple

 

Longchi Waterfall

The natural work of art is located northeast of Longchi Nunnery and southeast of Ganlu Temple. The water’s source is the Longgi Ravine that winds its way downhill and ends in a 10-metre drop forming the waterfall. Not far is Jiu Huajie Town which is about 7 kilometres away.

 

Visiting Mount Jiu Hua

Admission Fee:
CNY 140 (Dec.1- Feb.28/29); CNY 190 (Mar.1 – Nov.30)

Cable Car:
Bai Sui Gong Cable Way: CNY 55 per person one-way; CNY 100 per person for round trip

Tiantai Cable Way:
CNY 75 per person one-way, CNY 140 per person for round trip

Opening Hours:
08:00 – 17:30

Recommended visit duration:
One or two nights

How to Get There:
By Bus:

  • Nanjing Zhongyangmen Bus Station has four buses a day to Jiu Hua Shan. They run at 7:40, 14:00, 14:50, and 16:20. The trip takes about 4-4.5 hours.
  • Hefei Tourism Bus Station (east of Hefei Railway Station) has hourly buses to the mountain from 10:00-15:00. The journey takes about 3 hours. Hefei New South Bus Station also has hourly buses from 6:30 to 16:30.
  • Huangshan Scenic Area (Tangkou) has only two buses – at 6:30 and 13:30. Tunxi Bus Station also runs several buses. The journey takes about 2-3 hours.

By Train:

  • Take a train to Chizhou Railway Station, which is adjacent to Chizhou Bus Station. There are buses to Mount Jiuhua every few minutes and take about an hour to reach their destination.

By Air:

  • Visitors can fly to Hefei, Nanjing, Wuhu or Huangshan and then take a bus to Mount Jiuhua.

What to see:

Mount Jiu Hua is composed of five main scenic areas, including

  • Front Gate Scenic Area is the ticket booking area and you can explore Ganlu Temple, Dragon Pool Temple, and more.
  • Jiu Hua Street Scenic Area (the core area of Mount Jiu Hua, keeps the Qing Dynasty style) where travellers can explore Zhiyuan Temple, Huacheng Temple, the Incarnation Grand Hall, Shangchan Hall, Longevity Palace, Dongya Buddhist Temple and others.
  • Heavenly Terrace Scenic Area (alpine mountain scenic area) where travellers can explore the essence of Mount Jiu Hua including Shiwang Peak, Tiantai Peak, Tiantai Temple, and Thin Strip of Sky.
  • Flower Terrace Scenic Area (alpine mountain scenic area) is composed of Big Flower Terrace and Small Flower Terrace. It includes Tianzhu Peak, Luohan Peak, Ksitigarbha Well, Ksitigarbha Boots, and Manjushri Cave.
  • Minyuan Scenic Area is located at the west of Heavenly Terrace Scenic Area, including Minyuan Bamboo Forest, Phoenix Old Pines, Dragon Stream and others.

 

Photos of Mount Jihua

Tiantai Temple

Huiju Temple

Shangchan Hall

Ganlu Temple

Sandal Woods

A temple atop Mount Jiuhua

Beautiful temples built hundreds of years ago atop Jiuhua Mountain

Jiuhua Shan Historical and Cultural Relic Temple

Source: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/anhui/huangshan/jiuhua.htm, http://www.jiuhuashan.com.cn/english/

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  1. Tsa Tsa Anne on Jul 26, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Stunning and beautiful Mount Jiuhua Anhui Province which is not far from and other famous mountain. Mt. Huangshan. The Name Jiuhua Shan name literally means “nine glorious mountains”. It is a sacred Buddhist mountain, it is also home to famous temples that had been revered since ancient times. In 2013, a 99-metre (324.8 foot) bronze statue of Ksitigarbha was enthroned and consecrated at the Dayuan Cultural Park on Mount Jiu Hua. The statue consists of over 3,000 bronze plates that took over 1,100 tonnes of bronze to craft. Three lifts inside the monumental Ksitigarbha take visitors to the top where they can take in the breathtaking scenery. Precious Sutras and other cultural relics are displayed in the Historical Relic Museum. The most valuable are the Buddhist canonical literature left from the Tang Dynasty, the Tripitaka from the Ming Dynasty and handwritten passages created by Qing Dynasty Emperors Kangxi and Qian Long. It would be great if i have the merits to visit this beautiful place for pilgrimage. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing these beautiful pictures and article. 🙏😘👏🌈

  2. sarassitham on Jan 28, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Thank you for the amazing sharing of holy site of Mount Jiu Hua. The tremendous effort to build so many beautiful structures show devotion of the people towards Buddhism during the time. This is an important Buddhist culture heritage site with fascinating scenery. Mount Jiu Hua Shan is extremely a beautiful place to visit and explore.

  3. Yee Yin on Dec 27, 2019 at 9:56 am

    There are many holy mountains in China. Each mountain is an abode of a specific Buddha, for example, Wu Tai Shan is the abode of Manjushri. If we have the opportunity, we should go and visit these places. Many great masters have been in retreats in these mountains. When we visit these places, we can get blessings and it can also open up our Dharma seeds.

  4. hani on Jul 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    ina has many temples and it is amazing some of the temples are built high up on the

  5. Samfoonheei on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Wow…stunning and beautiful Mount Jiuhua Anhui Province which is not far from and other famous mountain… Mt. Huangshan. The Name Jiuhua Shan name literally means “nine glorious mountains”. It is a sacred Buddhist mountain, it is also home to famous temples that had been revered since ancient times.Amazing, Mount Jiuhua consists of 99 peaks and 18 scenic spots just in its area and there are 90 temples on Jiuhua Shan, With its incredible landscape,architectural structures and pleasant climate has attracted many tourist.
    The Huacheng Temple is the main temple and is an ancient,oldest,holiest temple with a longest history.With a history of over 1,000 years, it was a national cultural heritage.It would be great to go on pilgrimage.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  6. Patsy on May 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    China has many temples and it is amazing some of the temples are built high up on the mountains. There were no hi-tech equipments many hundreds of years ago, yet the temples with fine architecture were so well built by the people those days.

    It will be great to be able to go for a pilgrimage in these holy sites.

  7. Girlie OOI on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I have not visited China but from all the pictures that are available, they boast of beautiful temples and countryside scenery, especially old buildings.

  8. tenzin llhamo on May 10, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Wow! Spectacular! I never really had the chance to go visit any temples when I was in China. They have so many old and ancient yet fascinating temples to visit. Each of them have their own unique designs. When Kechara Forest Retreat is done, I know for sure we will also have our own uniqueness and wow factor!

  9. Sharon Saw on Mar 26, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It is intriguing to see that China has all these pilgrimage spots which most of the world does not know about. Wu Tai Shan http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wu-tai-shan-2.html is the seat of Manjushri, Pu Tuo Shan http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pu-tuo-shan.html is associated with Chenrezig, or Avalokiteshvara / Kuan Yin and here Jiu Huan Shan is related to Ksitigarbha Buddha. It would be great to go on pilgrimage to all these places one day!

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    Thursday, Aug 5. 2021 02:49 PM
    Very short but very profound teachings . Buddhism brings our attention to the many different types of suffering we encounter in our life. Suffering is a constituent of life. Once we know the truth of suffering, we will seek the way to overcome suffering. Once we accept suffering exists we are on the path to liberate ourselves. By learning the Buddha’s teachings, listening the Dharma teachings and immersing ourselves in the Dharma, we are reminded ourselves of the wrong doings and become more aware of ourselves. And applying what we learn by helping people in suffering. Make no excuses and practice all the way ,avoid suffering, letting go our attachment, hatred and delusion which are a by-product of ignorance. I am indeed fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , learning , practicing Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for this profound teachings.

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    Thursday, Aug 5. 2021 02:48 PM
    Merely looking at this very holy and sacred beautiful Tsa-tsa of Lord Maitreya Buddha is truly a blessing. Glad to found this old post. Tsem Rinpoche was presented with this beautiful Tsa-tsa of Lord Maitreya Buddha. So blessed as this tsa-tsa is mixed with the holy relics of the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this . We are so fortunate to have a look and to be blessed .

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 3. 2021 03:29 PM
    Kache Marpo is an enlightened dharma protector and is said to be an emanation of Hayagriva. Kache Marpo serves Dorje Shugden, as a minister following instructions and assists Dorje Shugden in protecting the teachings of the Gelug tradition. The Nyingma practiced as Tsiu Marpo, Sakyas and Gelugpa tradition, all relied on Kache Marpo as dharma protector. Kache Marpo takes trance of the qualified oracles he may give prophecies, advice, blessings and healing of diseases. When Kache Marpo takes trance, he may appear wrathful or peaceful forms depending on the situation. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-kache-marpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 3. 2021 03:28 PM
    A dust storm is created when a large mass of cold, unstable air moves swiftly across dry ground covered with loose silt and fine sand. Dust storms can be some of the most dramatic weather events. To capture in video or pictures is something one could do at the right moment is amazing. CNN News helicopter managed to capture footage of it and discovered 2 mysterious objects flying through in and out. That’s incredible , later found out those objects to be UFOs emerging from the sandstorm. Sandstorms frequently occur in the deserts of Arizona, and are common in desert regions throughout the world are meteorological hazards in arid and semi-arid regions. Looking at the pictures and video ….sandstorm looks scary indeed. They can even lifted at least 100 metres, high destroying and swallowing a city .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/aliens-spotted-in-a-sandstorm.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 2. 2021 03:36 PM
    Yes is a great honour to have an abbot emeritus, who was the first abbot of Shar Gaden Monastery visiting Kechara to meet Tsem Tsem Rinpoche in Malaysia. His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, accompanied by his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal came visiting Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery as a Dorje Shugden stronghold where the practice and lineage could be protected and preserved. Kensur Rinpoche have not met Tsem Rinpoche since 20 years ago in Gaden Shartse Monastery. That’s was before the Dorje Shugden ban was enforced. Meeting up again here Malaysia are beautifully arranged and the precious pictures in this post paints a thousand words. Each of them having each uniqueness, and their life experience are very special. Compassion conquers all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/most-venerable-kensur-rinpoche-lobsang-phende-visits-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 2. 2021 03:32 PM
    Located in the corner of Bhakor streets is the temple Trode Khangsar the exact same place where Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s body had been cremated.Not easy to find this 300 years old temple without asking for direction. The entrance to Trode Khangsar is now a little obscured. Built by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama somewhere end of the 17th Century He had realised Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had arisen as an enlightened Dharma protector. He built this Trode Khangsar dedicated Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and composed a praise to Dorje Shugden and created a statue with his own hands Dorje Shugden is the Dharma protector within Tibetan Buddhism, to protect the Buddhist teachings in general. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose as Dorje Shugden in order to benefit countless sentient beings. This 400 years old chapel are of important historical significance to many . Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 31. 2021 04:09 PM
    Looking at those pictures in the post tells us more, it is a final resting place of all Emperors, Empress, and so forth of the Qing dynasty. Amazing each tomb was constructed facing different direction. The imperial tomb of Emperor Kangxi, located in the Eastern Qing Tombs. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the mausoleum offers a more expansive view and now a place of pilgrimage for locals and tourist visiting these place full of historic views. The Eastern Qing Tombs are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tombs are known to be the biggest and best preserved of all existing mausoleum complexes in China.
    Emperor Kangxi one of China’s greatest emperors was the third Emperor of the Qing dynasty. Having ruled China for 61 years that makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history . During his reign, he brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos. Emperor Kangxi was a great consolidator of the Qing dynasty. Many Buddhist temples and monasteries were established, preserved or restored during his reign.
    Interesting read and looking at the pictures , one could see the beauty of this place.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this write-up of a GREAT Emperor.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-imperial-tomb-of-emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 31. 2021 04:08 PM
    The HH Tenth Panchen Lama, Panchen Lobsang Trinley Lhundrup Choekyi Gyaltsen, of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism was widely regarded as human emanations of Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light. The 10th Panchen Lama is an extraordinarily fearless Tibetan who showed unwavering courage to work for the general cause of Tibet and its people he travelled extensively throughout Tibet working to preserve the Tibetan culture. He had propitiated Dorje Shugden and did composed a prayers texts which are still used today. Even have a special temple and chapel dedicated to the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He had a strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/panchen-lama-sungbum.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:53 PM
    Interesting reading all the misconception of tales, stories and mysteries . Many tends to believe the misconceptions without finding the details to understand it. They choose to believe the many misconceptions following cultural beliefs, rather looking at all corners from information. Most of us do not know about the truth behind it. At one time I do believed King Tut’s tomb had a curse declaring death on anyone who entered it . It is incorrect because based on my faulty thinking and reading it. Its only later with advance technology of laptops and after researched through it I realised the truth. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/misconceptions-we-want-to-believe.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:51 PM
    A placid, and tranquil place called Tsem Ladrang at Naranthan Nepal is simply the best location. Surrounded by nature’s beauty will be a perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats. Having beautiful hills and mountain behind the Ladrang, from the Ladrang one could watch sunset in the evenings. That’s wonderful indeed. I do hope I have the opportunity to visit this breath-taking panoramic Ladrang in future. Looking at those pictures tells us all the beautiful, outdoorsy Ladrang with great scenery.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and teachings on butterlamp offerings and the lighting of 1100 butterlamps as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:48 PM
    Interesting read of Tsem Rinpoche’s Torghut Ancestry’s history. Beautiful to know all about family biologically descended having related to Gelugpa lineage and as well as family line of Genghis Khan.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-torghut-ancestry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:52 PM
    Everyone’s dream home is different. Buying a house is everyone’s dream simply because that is how we have been mentally and socially conditioned. All happiness moments start with family under the roof. Having simple and spacious house surrounding by greenery environment would be wonderful for me.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thoughts of a dream house.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:50 PM
    Reading this inspiring story tells us more. … how our Guru Tsem Rinpoche through all the odds and struggles to be where he was. Without family and relative ‘s support he had gone through hardship. Rinpoche leaving a comfort zone to a place of hunger and poverty, just for Dharma. Travelling across half the globe from US to India to a new environment all alone just for the love of Dharma . Rinpoche was so determined to continue Dharma no matter what happened.
    To those who knew nothing of Kechara it will say it’s a cult but not me . Coming to Kechara, and meeting Rinpoche it has changed my life . Learning and practicing Dharma from Rinpoche ‘s blog had thought me to be a better person, and spending my life meaningfully. Still learning to improve myself .
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-joined-a-cult.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:48 PM
    Esquire is an American men’s magazine based in New York City , it has been published by the Hearst Corporation since 1986. Found this old post and realised such an international magazine had interviewed our Guru Tsem Rinpoche long ago. Esquire described our Rinpoche as one of the country’s most avant-garde spiritual leaders. That’s true Tsem Rinpoche down to earth very special Lama and founded the Buddhist organization Kechara. We are fortunate to have Rinpoche in Malaysia, showing us the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/esquire-magazine-calls.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:10 PM
    Wonderful to have the story in Mongolian of Tsem Rinpoche home at Gaden ,India. More Mongolian will understand better of the life of Tsem Rinpoche . What Rinpoche had experienced and struggles to pursue Dharma goals no matter what happens and condition Rinpoche faced living in cowshed then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-cowshed-that-was-my-home-in-gaden-mongolian.html

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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. 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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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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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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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    2 yearss ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • 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
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss 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
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    2 yearss ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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.
    2 yearss ago
    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.
  • 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.
    2 yearss ago
    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
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
    3 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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  • Cute!
    3 yearss ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    3 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
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    3 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    3 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    3 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    4 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    4 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    4 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    4 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    4 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    4 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
    4 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.
    4 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    4 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    4 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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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
3 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
3 months ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
6 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
6 months ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
9 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
11 months ago
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
11 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
11 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
11 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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.
1 years 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
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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